Summer Adventure Programs

Pinecrest Chalet’s Adventure Programs complement Lair programming by offering children and adults enriching experiences in nature. Instructors are certified in their respective fields. Each course links outdoor challenges to everyday life through experiential learning. Choose between wilderness survival, archery, rock-climbing, arts and crafts, and mountain biking.

Lair campers can sign up at your camp store. Or call the Chalet for more information at 209.965.3276. 


Daily Passes for the Lair

You can stay at the Chalet, and still join in all the Lair fun, meals, and activities (including age group activities) at our adjacent camps for as many days as you want. Simply sign up for a Daily Guest Pass at the Blue Office or at any of the camp stores.

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Activities

All of the following programs are $40 per session.

Program Times Days

Archery

10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.

Everyday

Rock Climbing

10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday
Thursday– Monday

Wilderness Survival

10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday
Thursday – Saturday


Archery

The Chalet adventure program offers a beginner to intermediate archery course emphasizing safety, shooting fundamentals, and marksmanship, as well as an understanding of archery equipment. Participants can refine their shooting techniques and marksmanship at increasing distances through fun, didactic games. All equipment is provided. Meet at the Chalet Adventure Shack and walk to the range. Participants will explore different concentration techniques and respectful weapon handling.

Rock Climbing

Our instructors will gauge your skill level and teach accordingly. We focus on safety and building solid fundamental skills, such as top-rope climbing and belaying, crack and face climbing techniques, terminology, and communication signals. We’ll challenge more advanced climbers. All equipment is provided. Meet at the Chalet Adventure Shack and walk to the rock. Participants will develop inter & intrapersonal trust and performance while in elevated mental focus.

Wilderness Survival

This unique course will impart fundamental survival knowledge and techniques while teaching leave-no-trace best practices. Meet at the Chalet Adventure Shack and we’ll “get lost” on National Forest land adjacent to the Pinecrest Chalet. Fire-starting and compass equipment is provided. Participants will live what it means to trust one’s instincts, depend on creativity to problem solve, and why we must all be stewards of the environment.

Self-Guided Hikes

There are many beautiful routes right in our backyard! Check out some of our favorite half- and full-day hikes below, and plan your trip to the Lair and Pinecrest Chalet today. Pinecrest Chalet’s lobby also has a very detailed hiking guide that includes topographical maps, if you’d like more information.
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Give us a call at 209.965.3276 for more information on our Summer Adventure Programs or to book your room today. The Summer Adventure Program runs June 22 through August 20, 2015.