Outward Adventures for Rookies, Masters & Legends (2nd - 8th)
We're talking heart-pumping camp survival skills education! Outward Adventures campers take it to the extreme with a curriculum designed and developed by former Marine Captains, scout experts and veteran camp counselors! This program is perfect for boy scouts, girls scouts or children who simply love the outdoors and adventure!
Setting up base camp in extreme weather conditions as campers are blasted with water, air blasters and shaving cream to simulate hurricane conditions
Learning GPS navigation
Map and compass orienteering
Wilderness survival skills
How to set a snare trap
How to keep supplies from unwanted intruders
Camouflage Day: Campers study the art of camouflage
Traditional camp activities including canoeing, fishing and archery.
Are you into cross country? Do you like a good obstacle course? How about getting muddy while working as a team to cross the finish line?... Then join the Outward Adventures Teen Trek’ers this summer for a one-week workout that will take you 3 weeks to recover! Endurance, speed, agility, obstacles, ducking, dodging, running and survival are the name of the game at OA Teen Trek’ers!
4 - 5 periods of working out, running and training. Program includes access to the indoor pool on select days, training in the fitness training center and outdoor trail runs. These campers are part of the LX opening and closing ceremonies.
ABOUT OUR LOCATIONS:
LINX Outward Adventures Camp launches out of our amazing Dana Hall Campus each day (campers are dropped off and picked up from Dana Hall each day)! Campers explore all the campus has to offer (over 50-acres of state-of-the-art amenities, an archery range, a 34' indoor rock climbing wall and a high school regulation sized swimming pool). In addition, throughout the week, the campers, accompanied by their counselors, take the LINX Shuttle to our Elm Bank Campus (only 2 miles away) where they explore 180-acres of forest trails, woodlands for fort building, fishing and canoeing on the Charles River and much more!
Campers in the Outward Adventures Camp can elect to participate in the Dana Hall lunch plan.
Swimming is available to Outward Adventure Campers. Please click here to learn more (OA is a "Specialty Camp").
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I was already blown away last year about the many little details you thought about in the camp set-up and execution. But you topped it this year in every aspect: camp communication (from the notes I get from the nurse to the new lost & found page) to the things you do in camp (Sonic Boom, the golden slice of pizza) to the logistics (I have never seen a more efficient pick-up process). [W]hat you have buil[t] over the last 7 years is astounding. And being a business owner myself, knowing how much hard work, perseverance, patience, risk taking and passion go into an endeavor like this, I tip my hat.
- M.C., Wellesley Parent
[My son] had a fantastic week! He did learn a lot and came home every day full of stories about all the stuff he learned. Last night he spent the whole evening making himself a handmade bow and arrow! Thanks also to Kelly who kindly performed a swimming test so that [he] can sail later this summer. That was above and beyond!
- J.H., Newton Parent
Hello, This is my son's 3rd summer at Linx. He just finished up 2 weeks of OA with Chris D. and will begin 2 weeks of theatre camp with Mr. Todd on Monday. He's had a fabulous 2 weeks at OA and I want to tell you why. In 2 words: Chris Dumais. Chris has created a culture at OA that espouses all the right things in my opinion; hard work, teamwork, acknowledgement of good listening and good leadership, fairness and fun. Chris is energetic and infectiously enthusiastic, knowledgeable about the outdoors and really really fun. But that there's something ever more important than that. He made my son feel important and special and most importantly, acknowledged and praised my kid's teamwork attitude, respectful behavior and his willingness to just always be a good kid. Too often in too many dynamics, from classrooms to camp groups to after school classes, there are those few kids who seek attention (intentionally or unintentionally) in a negative way or don't listen to the teachers/counselors who end up usurping a disproportionate amount of attention from the counselor/teacher. And I have to say, that was not at all the impression I got with OA under Chris's leadership. And exceedingly more importantly, that was not at all the impression or experience my son had. Each day after OA, my son had a dozen stories to share with us and new skills to teach his little sister. He spoke excitedly of Chris and Sean everyday. He was happy each day. My son says he's ready for OA for next summer and today when I picked him up he said, "I'm really really hot and so glad to be in a/c but I am kinda sad because OA is over and I'll miss it". Boom. What else could any mom ask for from their kid's camp? Stay cool:)