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SurvivorQuest Summer Youth Camp at Camp Long

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council are excited for the second year of SurvivorQuest Summer Youth Camp at Camp Long Environmental Learning Center. This camp introduces youth ages 12-15 to wilderness survival, backpacking skills, first aid, environmental science, and more.

In an effort to individualize education, campers are given the opportunity to build some of the SurvivorQuest curriculum. On the first day of each five-day session, campers and counselors will plan the week’s activities together to incorporate campers’ goals into the planned survival and environmental learning objectives. Not only will they learn survival skills and environmental science, but they will get to choose outdoor skills to focus on for the week.

Another component of this camp is that sessions will include use of Camp Long’s 4-H Challenge Course and the famous Schurman Rock for facilitated rock climbing. If you’re not familiar with the history of Schurman Rock, this video is a great place to start. Camp Long’s Challenge Course facilitators follow the principles of Experiential Education, with heavy focus on team-building, communication, decision-making, and accountability.

SurvivorQuest starts the week of July 1st and runs for six weeks (No camp during the weeks of July 15-19 or July 22-26). Each session lasts five days, Monday through Friday. The camp is held at Camp Long for all five days. Sessions cost $385, with scholarships available.

Your teen can pioneer this one-of-a-kind camp experience and outfit themselves with skills they can use for camping, climbing, environmental stewardship, and even the inhospitable wilds of high school hallways. For more information or to register your teen, call Camp Long at 206-684-7434.