Watia Adventures (Grades 7-10)

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Get excited for our new teen trip program for summer 2021!

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In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have capped our enrollment as a precaution. We are currently 75% full for 2021 and have a waitlist available for interested families. We hope to reopen enrollment in the spring. This decision gives us the flexibility to make any necessary changes to our summer programming in the future. If you have any questions, please call the camp office at 828-209-9600.

Watia Adventures offers campers a great opportunity to experience wilderness treks, expand their comfort zones, and grow in vital leadership skills.

Our 2021 trips include:

  • Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River
  • Paddleboarding on Lake Ocoee
  • Zipline canopy tour
  • Hiking and exploring in Joyce Kilmer National Forest
  • Tent camping in two beautiful locations

Campers will live and work as a strong team to set up and manage camp, handle daily cooking and cleaning duties, and take on other camping responsibilities.

Our exceptional trip leaders are Camp Watia staff who have earned the proper American Camping Association safety standard certifications for leading trips off-site, including Wilderness First Responder. Campsites have been selected for their safety, location, and access to bathrooms/showers.

Sample trip schedule:

  • Sunday: Arrive at Camp Watia, prepare for trip, get training
  • Monday: Depart camp, set up campsite, go whitewater rafting
  • Tuesday: Take zip line canopy tour and go paddleboarding
  • Wednesday: Depart for Joyce Kilmer, set up campsite, go exploring
  • Thursday: Hike and explore in Joyce Kilmer National Forest
  • Friday: Pack up camp and depart for Camp Watia

Contact Shannon Raab if you have any questions regarding our Watia Adventures programming. 

  • Watia Adventures A: June 27-July 2
  • Watia Adventures B: August 1-August 6

Cost per session: $875

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Have questions about Watia Adventures? Schedule a call with one of our directors to learn more and get your questions answered.