Calleva: Outdoor Adventures

Two one-week sessions
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Boys and girls
$525

August 3–7 CANCELED
Group A: rising 3rd through rising 5th graders
Group B: rising 6th through rising 9th graders


August 10–14 CANCELED
Group A: rising 3rd through rising 5th graders
Group B: rising 6th through rising 9th graders

What to bring: Closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, hat, water bottle, bathing suit, quick-dry shirt or
rash guard, towel, change of clothes, bug spray, and lunch with drink. A detailed list will be provided prior to the start of this camp.
Arrival/dismissal zone: Yellow

Each day, campers will meet at Landon, travel together on a Landon bus to Calleva locations, and then return to campus. The bus will leave campus each day at 8:30 a.m. so your prompt arrival is very important.

A waiver is required for all participants.

Group A (grades 3–5): One activity per day

CHALLENGE COURSE

Whether our challenge course has you one foot off the ground or 40 feet up in the trees, it makes for a mega-fun day of team building! Participants work through a variety of “low and high” elements that push them out of their comfort zone and help them develop strong teamwork and communication skills. Participants should wear clothes that allow them to move freely. Closed-toe shoes are required.

ROCK CLIMBING

Participants in our rock climbing program push themselves physically and mentally as they scale rocks and ledges. Our experienced staff provides instruction on equipment and technique, as well as how to read the rock and determine routes. Participants should wear clothes that allow them to move freely, and closed-toe shoes are required.

ADVENTURE ISLAND
The Adventure Island program centers on the adventure and challenge of getting to an island located on the Potomac River. We head across the river in a massive 20-person “war canoe”. Then the day is all about exploring what the island has to offer! Activities on the island may include rapid swimming, rock hopping, hiking or boating down the river channels and learning survival skills.

RAFTING

Work as a team to paddle an inflatable raft through a beautiful whitewater section of the Potomac River. Participants will receive instruction on paddle techniques, raft commands, and how to read the water from our experienced staff. We will have raft groups charging through awesome waves and white water rapids. Participants should be able to paddle and balance themselves on a raft for extended periods of time. Participants may be required to walk up and down steep and rocky banks. Bring clothing designed for the water. Bathing suits, shorts and water shoes are a must.

DUCKIES

This program is the perfect combination of rafting, canoeing and kayaking! Our inflatable two-person kayaks (duckies) are a blast to paddle around in. Participants receive instruction on paddle techniques and how to read the water. After that, it’s all fun as you explore flat, peaceful waters and tackle gnarly rapids. Participants should be able to paddle for extended periods of time and should wear clothing designed for the water. Bathing suits, shorts and water shoes are a must.


Group B (grades 6–9): One activity per day

CHALLENGE COURSE

Whether our challenge course has you one foot off the ground or 40 feet up in the trees, it makes for a mega-fun day of team building! Participants work through a variety of “low and high” elements that push them out of their comfort zone and help them develop strong teamwork and communication skills. Participants should wear clothes that allow them to move freely. Closed-toe shoes are required.

ROCK CLIMBING

Participants in our rock climbing program push themselves physically and mentally as they scale rocks and ledges. Our experienced staff provides instruction on equipment and technique, as well as how to read the rock and determine routes. Participants should wear clothes that allow them to move freely, and closed-toe shoes are required.

RAFTING

Work as a team to paddle an inflatable raft through a beautiful whitewater section of the Potomac River. Participants will receive instruction on paddle techniques, raft commands, and how to read the water from our experienced staff. We will have raft groups charging through awesome waves and white water rapids. Participants should be able to paddle and balance themselves on a raft for extended periods of time. Participants may be required to walk up and down steep and rocky banks. Bring clothing designed for the water. Bathing suits, shorts and water shoes are a must. 

DUCKIES

This program is the perfect combination of rafting, canoeing and kayaking! Our inflatable two-person kayaks (duckies) are a blast to paddle around in. Participants receive instruction on paddle techniques and how to read the water. After that, it’s all fun as you explore flat, peaceful waters and tackle gnarly rapids. Participants should be able to paddle for extended periods of time and should wear clothing designed for the water. Bathing suits, shorts and water shoes are a must.

KAYAKING

When you’re in a kayak, the river is your playground! Get outfitted in your own kayak that is highly maneuverable, then receive instruction about how to control the boat and paddle properly. Our experienced staff will guide you through all of the skills and techniques it takes to call yourself a kayaker, and play games that help develop these skills! Campers will have plenty of time to practice basic skills in calm flat water, and if the conditions are right, challenge themselves over rapids. Campers should wear clothing designed for the water. Bathing suits, shorts, and water shoes are a must.

Rain Policy: We will run all activities rain or shine, and often rainy days are the most fun! Please come prepared with a raincoat or poncho and clothing that is insulating when wet (rash guard or fleece top). Storms do frequently pass through the area, and in the case of lighting or thunder, we stop the activity by getting off the creek or river and will seek shelter until the storm passes. Shelter can include a bus, a pavilion, or a similar covered space. We sing songs or play games until the storm passes, then carry on with the activity.

Also check out our Fish and Explore camps!

Company bio: Calleva’s mission is to get people of all ages outdoors, promoting personal growth, group cooperation and environmental stewardship through educational and challenging experiences on the river, trail and farm. For nearly 20 years, Calleva has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in outdoor education and outdoor adventure programming. Calleva's unique blend of fun, learning and challenge help people take risks, develop confidence, learn new skills and excel in a team environment. In short, Calleva is helping our community raise up a new generation of leaders who will protect the best of our history and be catalysts for excellence in the future. Calleva is a certified MAEOE Certified Environmental Center, LNT Partner, and ACA certified. Visit calleva.org for more information. 

Have an adventure!


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Landon Summer at Landon School inspires boys and girls to build their confidence and explore their passions in a vibrant, nurturing camp environment that emphasizes community, discovery, independence, and fun.
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Bethesda, MD 20817
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Established in 1935, Landon Summer at Landon School offers traditional day camps and specialized programs for boys and girls, ages 3 1/2 - 17.

 

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