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Fall Programming – Pioneer Weekend & Outdoor Skills Weekends

We’re not sure where summer went, but we’re really excited for our fall programming! Join us in September or October for our Family Pioneer Weekend and Intro to Outdoor Skills Weekends!

Family Pioneer Weekend

September 6 – 8

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, September 6

7 pm – campfire with brown bears – don’t worry, they’re not real brown bears! They’re biscuits cooked over the fire, dipped in butter and covered in brown sugar

Saturday, September 7

(10 am – 4 pm)
Sack races every hour, on the hour
Stations throughout the day:

  • dress up and take photos in pioneer clothing
  • learn about doing laundry by hand, the way the pioneers did
  • make your own pioneer doll or toy
  • rope the bulls
  • learn about Homestead life for pioneers in the Rowley House
  • make your own hiking stick to take on a breathtaking hike through the beautiful fall foliage

11 am & 1 pm – stick horse rodeo
12 pm – learn how to make butter
7 pm – old time music and dancing

Sunday, September 8

(9 am – 12 pm)

  • dress up and take photos in pioneer clothing
  • make your own hiking stick
  • take a tour of the Rowley Homestead

Intro to Outdoor Skills Weekends

September 27 – 29
October 4 – 6
October 11 – 13

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday

6 pm – Responsible Campfire – Learn the different ways to responsibly build and start a campfire in the great outdoors!

Saturday

8:30 am – Family Yoga

9:00 am – Leave  No Trace Activity – TBA

10:00 am – Belay Basics – Learn how to belay from setting up your rope and device correctly to proper belay form. You can take a new skill back to your local climbing gym!

1:00 pm – How to Pack your Pack and Guided Hike – From a simple day hike to a four-day backpacking excursion, let us help teach you how to properly pack your backpacks! Then, join us with your day pack for a guided waterfall hike!

2:00 pm – Orienteering

3:30 pm – Bolder Bouldering – Come join us for a quick bouldering session at Spruce Saddle Adventure Zone. There’s no right or wrong way, just come with a good attitude and be ready to send it! Check out other Spruce Saddle features during this time as well.

6:00 pm – Keynote speaker, TBA

7:30 pm – Responsible Campfire – Learn the different ways to responsible build and start a campfire in the great outdoors!

8:00 pm – Movie/Documentary – will change weekly, see Activity Guide for movie selection

Sunday

9:30 am – Mountain Biking 101 – Bring the whole family to this introduction to mountain biking! You’ll learn the basics and get to test them out on our pump track. Bring your own, or rent one of our bikes!

11:00 am – Leave No Trace Activity – TBA

 

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