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Teen Leadership Programs

Adirondack Explorer Ages 13-16

Session 3A: July 29 – August 4, 2018
Session 3B: August 5 – 11, 2018

Join us for an amazing adventure of outdoor wonder! This action packed week-long trip includes:
• White water rafting experience
• Caving trip
• Fishing adventure
• Canoe/kayak excursion
• Mountain top hike to wonder at the glory!

Led by our certified, experienced staff and professional guides, campers will cook over a fire and sleep in tents under the stars while learning independence and responsibility.
(No trip experience or special equipment needed) Contact the camp office to add a week of traditional camp to this experience.

Village Color: Brown

Teen Adirondack Guides (T.A.G.) – Ages 14 – 15

Session 1: July 1 – 14, 2018
Session 2: July 15 – 28, 2018

Our Teen Adirondack Guide programs aims at developing campers into leaders both within camp and in their home community while providing them with tangible camping skills. The goal of the program is to provide a powerful and meaningful experience for participants. Our TAG campers are housed in our leadership village right in the center of camp.
Program highlights include:
• Two night camping trip where participants plan and navigate through the experience.
• Raft building experience.
• Extensive team building and leadership training.
• Prominent role in all-camp activities

Village Color: Black

Extreme T.A.G. – Ages 15 – 16

July 29 – August 11, 2018

Extreme TAG takes campers to the next level (prior Teen Adirondack Guide program participation preferred). Extreme TAG campers are housed in the Leadership village while at camp.

Program highlights include:
• Three night offsite camping/canoe trip experience
• Community service project
• Offsite high ropes experience
• Exciting wilderness adventures
• Further development of leadership skills

Village Color: Tie-Dye (campers will be given a white shirt to Tie-Dye while at camp)

Counselor In Training Program (C.I.T.) – Ages 16 – 17

July 1 – July 28, 2018

Camp Gorham’s CIT program allows teens to develop leadership skills, make lifelong friends and experience camp through the eyes of a counselor. Not only will participants be well suited as future counselors but they will gain valuable life skills. College recruiters love seeing our leadership program on an applicant’s resume. Our program begins with one week of training and team building. For the next two weeks CIT’s assist with cabin groups of younger campers from sun up to sun down. For the final week CIT’s debrief, evaluate, receive further training and go on a white water rafting trip! A spectacular and productive way to spend summer days!

Village Color: Baby Blue

Enrollment space in ALL Leadership Programs is LIMITED!

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Camp Corral

June 24, 2018

  Camp Corral at YMCA Camp Gorham:  June 24 – June 29, 2018 – children of military families experience the week of a lifetime!

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Aug 19 2018

August Family Camp!

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Sep 28 2018

Women’s Adventure Weekend I

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