Adventure Camps
Mercersburg Adventure Camp

Great Outdoor Activities

MAC campers get to choose two different Great Outdoor activities and each activity meets for three half days each session. Qualified instructors guide campers through these outdoor sessions, where no prior experience is necessary. While the emphasis is on fun and safety, campers also learn a solid base of skills in each activity. Click the activities below to read more about them.

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  • Canoeing

    Don’t be afraid to get wet! Explore local waterways with our ACA certified paddling specialist who will have you paddling more confidently and effectively than ever before!
  • Geocaching

    Geocaching is a real world outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find the Geocache hidden at that location.
  • Horsing Around

    Play some mini golf, go on a unique scavenger hunt or discover a new activity. Nearby horse farms allow this group to enjoy traditional horseback riding but don’t limit yourself to just horses in this horseplay outdoor activity!
  • Kayaking

    Splash around in your own kayak on Antietam creek and other local rivers while learning the most efficient way to paddle with our ACA certified paddling specialist.
  • Mountain Biking

    Peddle around our expansive 330 acre campus with a variety of terrain and test your skills at the brand new Mountain Biking trails at Raystown Lake amongst other Great Outdoor sites.
  • Rock Climbing

    Do you like climbing indoors, or on real rock?  Well we’ve got both in this dynamic outdoor offering!  Test your skills on our own indoor 34-foot climbing wall and climb some real rock at nearby state parks. Our climbing specialist comes AMGA SIP certified so the only thing we worry about is having fun!
  • Sports Medley

    Basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse, hockey, football, ultimate frisbee and more!! If you like sports and the thrill of fun competition than this is the Outdoor activity for you.  Mercersburg’s well equipped facilities and fields are the perfect place to learn about and play some of your favorite sports games!
  • Wide World of Animals

    Enjoy an all day trip to Catoctin Wildlife Preserve or pet a llama at a nearby farm.  If you love animals of all shapes and sizes this is the Great Outdoor of your dreams.
  • Wilderness Skills

    Ever wondered what you would do if you were lost in the woods?  After exploring nature in Wilderness Skills, you won’t have to wonder anymore!  Learn how to cook your own food in the wild, start your own campfire and other crucial elements of orienteering.
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