Steve Holt (Executive Director)
Tracy Fox (Program Director)
Eureka Institute 513 Oak St.
Sandpoint ID, 83864
By A Web Design
Outdoor Adventure Sports Camp
August 12th-16th 2013
Registration Opens 1/1/2013
Adventure into Sandpoint's natural playground!
Mountain biking • Hiking • Kayaking • Climbing • Swimming
Mountain Biking at the Eureka Center: Learn and practice shifting, breaking, climbing, cornering for switchbacks, downhill positioning, popping over obstacles and balance skills. Learn a bit of technical steering in our rock garden and try out the skinnies and bridges, then circumnavigate Gamlin Lake. Week Two: Practice skills and techniques and circumnavigate Round Lake.
Hiking in the Selkirks: Enjoy the beautiful hike in and around the three high alpine lakes and adventure to the peak for a breathtaking view of the Pack River Valley, Kootnai River Valley, Cabinet Mountains, Lake Pend Oreille and distant Canadian glaciers. Hikers will learn about the Sundance Burn, local wildlife, and hopefully get to feast upon wild huckleberries along the way. Week Two: Another great adventure!
Kayaking in Green Bay: Kayaking begins with an informational session at Camp Eureka to learn water safety, the parts of the boat, handling and transporting the vessel, proper paddling techniques and kayaking terminology. Then we are off to Green Bay to put it all into action! This is a unique opportunity to get the feel of open water kayaking with the safety of shallow water and a protected bay. There will be plenty of time to practice your skills and experiment with the various paddling techniques. Green Bay is a paddlers paradise with incredible rock formations and small shoreline anomalies to explore. Week Two: Beginning Techniques revisited with Intermediate Additions and paddle in Garfield Bay.
Rock Climbing: Our adventure begins at the Sandpoint Rock Gym to learn basic rock climbing techniques. You will learn about the gear, basic hand holds and how to move across the rock with little effort while conserving your strength. This is a bouldering experience (low indoor walls) and most young people find that they are natural climbers. The positive atmosphere and varied walls will allow any climber to find a route that is both challenging and "do-able." From here we will go to the popular LaClede Rocks for a lesson in top roping. With professional climbing guides, we will learn about the harness, ropes and proper verbiage to use while climbing. Each adventurer will have the opportunity to put their skills into action, while safely harnessed, to climb the various routes to the degree that they feel comfortable. Week Two: Rock Gym Intro and Practice with rope climbing in Post Falls at Q'emiln Park. This area has many first-time beginner climbing routes.
Group Fun and Swim Day: The day is spent enjoying group games and activities with an afternoon of freedom, exploring and swimming at Sam Owen Park. Bring a healthy snack to feed the deer. You will have the opportunity to learn the art and skill of the slackline, hoolahooping and/or pogo sticking as well as creating a take-home craft to remind us of our week-long adventure. Week Two: More fun and games with swimming at Springy Point.
If this camp sounds like the summer fun you're looking for, give us a call. Space is limited and it will fill up fast!
The Eureka Institute...Explore, Expand, Enjoy!