Summer 2017

Palmetto Trails

This course is our new course for 2017! It will be a week of backpacking on the trails of South Carolina, spending 7 days in the wilderness of our Palmetto State.  There will be a layover day at a lake on the trail to take a break from hiking, so pack a swim suit and a small fishing rod if you have one! Fishing licenses will be provided.

Woods to Water

This will be similar to the BOLD & GOLD course ran in 2016; participants will backpack in Kings Mountain State and National Park the first portion of the week, and then conclude their adventure with whitewater paddling and sleeping along the New River in West Virginia.

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Expeditions

Date Bold/Gold Grades Course Cost
June 4 – 10 GOLD 6-8 Woods to Water $780.00
June 11 – 17 BOLD 6-8 Palmetto Trails $720.00
June 18 – 24 GOLD 9-12 Palmetto Trails $720.00
June 25 – July 1 BOLD 9-12 Woods to Water $780.00
July 9 – 15 GOLD 6-8 Palmetto Trails $720.00
July 16 – 22 BOLD 9-12 Palmetto Trails $720.00
July 23 – 29 GOLD 9-12 Woods to Water $780.00
July 30 – Aug 5 BOLD 6-8 Woods to Water $780.00


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School Year 2016-17

Expedition Dates Rate
Labor Day Weekend Expedition (Backpacking Trip, 6th-8th grade)

This will be a great opportunity for those who have never backpacked before. Start small, build your skills and confidence and then come back for a full expedition in summer 2017!

Sept 2 – 5 $300
Rock Climbing Trip (6th-12th grade)

Join us for a fun day of challenges, new friends and collaboration!

Oct 1
(1:00 – 4:00 pm)
Day Hike (6th-12th grade)

Bring a friend, and let’s enjoy the fall leaves on a day hike! Complete with a picnic lunch.

Nov 5
(9:00am – 4:00pm)
Survival Training (6th-12th grade)

Survival Training! Learn about how to survive in a wilderness setting; create your own emergency kit to keep in your backpack when you hike or camp in the future!

Dec 3
(12:30 – 4pm)
Canopy Tour (6th-12th grade)

Lace up your shoes, and prepare for an amazing afternoon of zip lining through the treetops on YMCA Camp Cherokee’s canopy tour!

Jan 17
(12:30 – 4:00pm)
Trampoline Park (6th-12th grade)

Get ready to BOUNCE! Join us for an action packed day going to a trampoline park! We will begin and end at Camp Cherokee, and lunch will be included.

Feb 4
(10am – 3pm)
Bouldering (6th-12th grade)

Challenge your strength and climbing skills in a fun day of bouldering in KMNM Park. Lunch included.

Mar 4
(10am – 3pm)
Day Hike (6th-12th grade)

Come out to enjoy a spring day hike! We will enjoy a picnic lunch, and explore some local hiking trails!

Apr 1
(10am – 3pm)
Canoeing (6th-12th grade)

Enjoy a day of paddling on our 66 acre Lake York at YMCA Camp Cherokee.

May 6
(12:30pm – 3:30pm)

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