Youth Program: Orienteering & Survival Skills

  • 4382 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid
  • $940 Overnight Program $445 Day Only

Youth Orienteering & Survival Skills 

Ages 8 - 11

Spend a week exploring the woods and learning basic survival and navigation skills through a range of fun, hands-on activities. Learn how to read a map and compass, then use your new skills to follow scavenger hunt clues around our campus property. Each search will end with a fun surprise! Along the way, you’ll learn how to safely start a fire and build a fort from natural materials; what to do if you ever get lost in the woods; and how to identify some safe, edible plants.

Orienteering activities will be interspersed with a range of other activities around our mountain campus. Hike up to a mountain view, take canoes onto the lake, help cook meals, and lend a hand on the farm.

For five nights of the program, students will share rooms in our lakeside Eileen Rockefeller House (RockE House) and enjoy fresh meals prepared using ingredients from our farm. The remaining night will be spent camping in our forest, where you can put your newfound skills to test!



8:30 am Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 pm Morning session: orienteering scavenger hunt

12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 pm Organized games 

1:30 - 4:00 pm Afternoon session: fort building 

4:00 pm Snack 

4:15 - 6:00 pm Canoeing on Round Lake 

6:30 pm Dinner 

7:00 - 8:30 pm Evening activity 

8:30 - 9:00 pm Prepare for bed 



June 16th - 22nd, 2019



Full Package Rate: $940/week for overnight program 


  • Accommodations: shared room & shared bath in 19th century farmhouse
  • Fresh farm-to-table meals
  • Your own compass 

Instruction Only Rate: $445/week for day only program 


  • Fresh farm-to-table lunches
  • One overnight option on Thursday night - camping in the woods 
  • Your own compass