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Camper Shares Adventure Camp Experience

Fifteen-year-old Dylan* participated in Rawhide’s Adventure Camp program — a week of canoeing, swimming, camping, cooking, climbing, fishing, hiking, journaling, and much more. Adventure Camp is a team-building outing designed to help struggling young men develop respect, responsibility, and self-control while experiencing the great outdoors and new friendships.

With a group of seven other boys his age, Dylan slept in tents and canoed along the Flambeau River at Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, WI. Without typical creature comforts such as electricity or air conditioning, some of the boys felt out of their element at first, but not Dylan.

Rock Bouncing Down the Rapids

“It was really fun! My favorite thing was probably rock bouncing down the rapids,” Dylan said, “It’s where you just lay back and let the current take you (with nothing but a swimsuit and life jacket) as you keep your feet up in the water.”

Along with making fires and sharing stories, Dylan also learned survival techniques in risky water situations. “It was fun learning how to spot where the best place to get out of the water is and the best techniques and not hurt yourself in those kinds of situations,” he said.

Most Memorable Camp Moments

One of Dylan’s more significant memories was stopping at Cedar Rapids towards the end of his trip. He and his tour guide found a boulder that was creating a miniature waterfall in the rapids. They sat on the rock and laid back as if it were a natural Jacuzzi. “That was one of my most memorable moments,” Dylan said, “just being able to sit there, look at God’s creation, and dwell upon it.”

Looking back at his experience, Dylan said Adventure Camp will surely be something that will stick out in his memory and he has high hopes that someday he will go camping and rock bouncing with a family of his own someday.

About Adventure Camp

The Adventure Camp at Rawhide offers scholarships for parents who need assistance in helping with the cost of the program. Dylan would like to thank the groups and individuals who donate to Rawhide for their willingness to support kids like himself and encourages them to keep following God.

Adventure Camp is available to the public. Cost for the 7-day retreat includes meals, camping, recreation, and the adventure experience. High school credit is available to students who participate. Scholarships are also available to students on a needed basis.

To apply for a scholarship or camp registration, call (888) 745-7445. Camp sessions are offered during the summer months of June, July, and August.

Register Now

Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles — you still have time to register your son, grandson, or nephew for this year’s summer adventure camp.

Register today — space is limited.