Galena Youth Adventure Camp 2018 • ages 8 – 12
Galena Youth Adventure Camp is a weekly Summer Outdoor Discovery and Adventure Program at Galena Lodge for youth ages 8-12. Our program develops lifelong skills through action-based adventures and emphasizes fun, safety, and respect for the outdoors and each other.
- Make new friends
- Mountain bike on the Galena Trail System
- Whitewater raft with White Otter Adventures
- Rock climb on Galena’s adventure wall
- Horseback ride on the trails around Galena
- Paddleboard on Petit Lake
- Hike to Titus Lake
- Explore Senate and Gladiator Meadows and Streams
- Develop map-reading skills
- Learn about low-impact use of the backcountry
- Play capture the flag, Create Campfire Skits, Eat S’mores
Lunches and snacks, as well as the dinner and breakfast on the overnight, are included and cooked in our kitchen at Galena Lodge.
Parents should pack additional food if their child has special dietary requirements.
We will pick the participants up at the main YMCA Park and Ride Lot (south lot) in Ketchum at 9am sharp and drop the kids off at 4pm.
Pickup on Tuesday is at 8am!
Directions to YMCA. From town head North on 75 (main street) and take the left fork onto Warm Springs road. The YMCA will be on your right and the parking lot is just before the Y on the right before you turn onto Saddle Road.
Full refund up to 3 weeks in advance of camp.
$325.00 refund with advanced 2-week notice.
$125.00 refund with advanced 1-week notice.
No refund within one week of camp or no shows.
Camp code of ethics
We encourage kids to have fun, to respect others, and to communicate. We do NOT tolerate swearing, rude, disruptive, or aggressive behavior. Campers who
take away from other children’s experiences will be asked to leave immediately.
What to Wear
Please wear comfortable clothes for adventuring; T-shirt, shorts, and lightweight trail shoes with good tread. Look at the weather and send your child prepared.
Please mark your child’s items with a name & phone number! We are not responsible for lost or misplaced items but will do our best to ensure that lost items get back to you.
What to Bring (in a backpack)
Lightweight rain jacket
Fleece pullover or sweatshirt
Extra pair socks
What NOT to Bring
I-Pod, music, video games
Cell Phone (they don’t work up here anyways)
Cap Guns or fireworks
** NO ELECTRONICS! Please help us encourage kids to experience the outdoors! Toys and electronics may be taken and held until the end of the day.
Climbing & Horseback Riding
Introduction to Rock Climbing as well as a half-day horseback ride on the Galena Trails with Galena Stage Stop Corrals. Bring long pants for horseback riding.
White Water Rafting Day with White Otter.
PICKUP IS AT 8:00 AM!!!!! Bring a change of clothes for after the trip.
Mountain Biking & Scavenger Hunt
We prefer that your child bring their own bike and helmet if they have them. We will have a trailer at the YMCA on Wednesday morning for transporting the
bikes to Galena. If they don’t have a bike they may also use the bikes and helmets we have at Galena.
Petit Lake, Thursday night sleep over and Capture the Flag
Warm clothing (for evening)
Change of clothes
Breakfast at the Lodge, Hike to Titus Lake, Lunch & Awards
On Tuesdays we go rafting from Sunbeam Village down the Salmon River for a half-day with White Otter Outdoor Adventures. White Otter generously makes it affordable to include a day of rafting in our camps. Unfortunately, parents are not invited to join our day of rafting. Parents may however arrange to go rafting with White Otter on their own. For more information call White Otter Adventures at 208-788-5005.
At Galena, we try to work with our campers to resolve issues as they occur. For instance, if a child uses bad language our counselors will talk to the child, have the child apologize and warn the child if this continues she/he will be asked to leave. Parents are not called at the first sign of trouble because we are not usually in the vicinity of a phone, and because we believe that teaching children to act responsibly in the absence of their guardians is a crucial part of growing up. If the child repeats the behavior- parents will be called as soon as possible and asked to pick up their child.
Eight Weekly Camp Sessions • Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm (overnight on Thursday night)
All photos taken during Camp will be the property of Galena Lodge.