Cub Creek Science Camp is full of adventure!
Life at an animal camp is always an adventure! For those who want to step it up a bit, Cub Creek offers several specific adventure programs like Archery, Caving and Survival Skills!
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.
Archery Course is comprised of 5 days including lessons in:
- Archery Basics and Safety
- Target Practice
- Ancient Archery, the Atlatl
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.
At Cub Creek Science Camp, campers have the choice to practice their archery skills each day of the week in the course. But if a camper wanted to try out archery for the day, they are welcome to take a class any day of the week.
Riflery is an old camping tradition that we would like to keep going here at our camp. Campers shoot 22 caliber rifles from the comfort and safety of our covered riflery range. Because this course takes extra time, care and safety, Riflery is only offered to senior campers.
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.
We take extra and special precautions to make sure that all activities performed at Cub Creek are safe in all aspects and Rifely is no exception.
Exploring Spencer Cave is lots of fun for our campers who don't mind getting a little muddy. Spencer Cave is camp's privately owned cave and is about a one-mile hike from base camp. Once inside, campers will see cave formations hanging from the ceiling and cave inhabitants like bats and salamanders.
Because of its distance from camp and the amount of time needed to really explore this fascinating cave, this activity requires two hours. Caving is offered for every age group at camp as a class. Campers are asked to wear long pants, long sleeves, bring a water bottle, and have a flashlight while on the caving expedition.
Survival Skills is a hugely popular course here at camp. In this week long course, campers learn the basics of survival out in the wild including how to find water and building a fire and shelter.
Survival Skills is made up of the following classes:
- Fire Starting
- Shelter Building / Knot Tying
- Searching for Food and Water
- Orienteering and Signaling
- Outdoor Cooking
To put all their skills to the test, Survival Skills course-takers enjoy Survival Campout. On this night, they will build their own shelter, forage for items to build a proper shelter, start and maintain a fire, and cook their own meal. They are supervised and assisted by two camp counselors who lead the Survival Skills course. Although they learned how to find water in the wild, all they have to do on survival camp out is find the water cooler!
Even if a camper chooses not to take Survival Skills as a course, they are welcome to take the above classes associated with Survival Skills when they are offered each day.
The Ropes Course is incredibly popular here at camp. It's a wonderful place for campers to challenge themselves, build self-confidence and experience an adventure. Our ropes course is definitely a place of high adventure and thrills. The following are the elements in camp's Ropes Course:
- Rappelling Wall
- Big Swing
- Leap of faith
- Crate Stacking
- Climbing Wall
On the Ropes Course, campers choose any of the above elements as a "class". This means they can be in Zip-line on Monday, nothing on the ropes course Tuesday, and Climbing Wall on Wednesday.
Each of these elements are an option for all campers except Leap of Faith, which is only offered to Senior campers. Because there are special requirements for this element, campers must be able to fit into a properly sized harness.