JIC Challengers - Ages 11-14 NEW!
The Challengers program was designed to be a shorter program that offers older campers a slightly different experience than our traditional Youth Camps and Adventure Camps. Challengers have the unique opportunity to spend full days developing their skills in sailing and windsurfing, and rock climbing. Campers live with cabin mates of similar age and gender, and daytime actvitiy groups are divided by age and level of experience.
During their days on the waterfront, experienced staff members teach theory and practical instruction in the beautiful waters of the North Channel, overlooking Manitoulin Island. Campers have the opportunity to sail in groups on our Hobie Cat Get-A-Ways (8ft). While windsufing, campers have access to a cariety of sails and different styles of boards. Campers are taught basic knowledge of sailing terminology, how to rig and de-rig a boat as well as the basic techniques in maneuvering the Hobie Cats and windsurfers.
Other days will be spent at the John Island Camp high ropes courses. Skilled instructors provide a safe and fun experience where Challengers are able to try our all of JIC's air adventure elements. From the Dangle Duo to the Vertical Playpen to John Islands famous Zip Line, campers learn to properly care for and use climbing equipment, belay techniques, and how to ascent both as an individual and a team!
A culminating experience for JIC Challengers is the excersion day. After learning basic climbing techniques and safety practices on the 35 ft. climbing wall at camp, Challenger have the opportunity to climb real rock! Set in the stunning shores of Lake Huron's North Channel, the Walkhouse Climbing Route allows campers to experience the difference between outdoor climbing and manmade rock walls. It is also a day of adventure!
Evenings will be spent joining up with everyone at camp for all-camp programming, including campfires and other all camp games.