Summer Adventure Camp
Kids love adventures and Cub Creek Summer Adventure Camp is full of them. Experience spelunking (cave exploration), ropes courses, riflery, archery, and learn survival skills. It's all here just waiting for you.
Use the Tabs below to see all the exciting programs we offer at Cub Creek Summer Adventure Camp.
Or visit our sister camp Animal Camp Jamaica to see Adventure Programs in Jamiaca.
Life at an animal camp is always an adventure. But for those who want to step it up a bit, Cub Creek offers several specific adventure programs from which campers may choose. Our adventure programs include:
Riflery(Sr Campers only)
Leap of Faith
In addition to our week long programs, campers may also choose to participate in an adventure activity for just one or two hours. The different elements of the ropes course are open during most activity periods. Cave exploration is offered every week for each gender and age group. We also offer a survival skills campout for those campers who would like to practice their skills at building their own shelter, fire, and meal in a solo campout experience.
Campers choose two week long courses for each week at camp. These courses can include courses from our Adventure Programs or any other area of interest. Campers may choose one, two or no adventure programs. The choice is totally up to them.
Do you dream of shooting arrows like a modern day Robin Hood? Learn the proper techniques to send arrows flying straight for that bullseye.
Learn to properly shoot the arrow.
Archery is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.
These classes are part of the ARCHERY course:
- Archery Basics
- Target Practice
- Bow String Making
- Flint Knapping
Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. Historically, archery has been used for hunting or combat, making itself well known through historical artifacts and mythologies. In modern times, archery's main use is as a recreational activity. Being a successful archer requires an understanding of history as well as science, especially physics.
Taking riflery at Cub Creek Science Camps gives campers a basic introduction to firearm safety and the chance to build their skills. Campers will shoot 22 caliber rifles from the comfort and safety of our covered riflery range. Riflery is offered as both a week long summer camp course or a two-hour camp class.
Riflery is just one of over 30 courses offered at Cub Creek Science Camp. Every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.
These classes are part of the RIFLERY course:
- Rifle Safety
- Rifle Cleaning
- Scoring Your Shooting
- Riflery Competition
A rifle is a firearm designed to be fired from the shoulder, with a barrel that has a helical groove or pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the barrel walls. Mastering the ability to accurately shoot a rifle is no easy task, but through careful instruction and practice, riflery can be a safe and rewarding activity.
Exploring Spencer Cave is lots of fun for our campers who don't mind getting a little muddy. Spencer Cave is about a one-mile hike from base camp. Once inside, campers will see stalactites hanging from the ceiling as well as bats and even an occasional Cave Salamander.
Because of its distance from camp and the amount of time needed to really explore this fascinating cave, this activity requires two hours. Each week we set up a special time for each age and gender group. Jr. Boys, who sign up for this activity visit the cave in the morning and Sr. Boys go in the afternoon of the same day. Jr. Girls and Sr. Girls visit the Cave the next day.
A plane crash leaves you lost in the woods. How will you survive? In the Cub Creek Science Camp Survival Skills Course, you will learn to prioritize your needs including food, water, and shelter. You will learn how to make a fire, build a shelter, find, and cook your wild cuisine, cross rough terrain and become self-reliant in the wild.
Survival Skills is just one of 34 courses offered at Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp.
For every week you are at camp, you will choose two camp courses. Each summer camp course is made up of five classes.
Classes that make up this week long SURVIVAL SKILLS summer camp course:
- Fire Starting
- Shelter Building / Knot Tying
- Searching for Food and Water
- Orienteering and Signaling
- Outdoor Cooking
Survival Skills are as old as man. From the beginning of time man has learned to survive in harsh situations and adapt to the environment around him. We take for granted many of the modern inventions that make life easy for us today, but all it takes is a catastrophic disaster and we are reduced to living as our forefathers did. Those with trained survival skills will best be able to adapt and survive in this type of environment.
The Ropes Course is a great place to challenge yourself, build self-confidence and experience an adventure. Our ropes course is definitely a place of high adventure and thrills.
Our course includes:
4 Climbing Walls
2 Zip Lines
1 Giant Swing
1 Leap of Faith
1 Rappelling Wall
Our longest zip line takes campers over lemur country and the animal pastures.