Waking Up Outdoors
Who: Waking Up Weekend Graduates and their families and close friends (family members and friends do not have to be graduates)
When: To Be Confirmed
Where: Columbus Youth Camp, Columbus, Indiana http://www.foundationforyouth.com/programs/cyc
Why: To share, challenge ourselves, grow, enjoy nature, and have fun with friends and family!
Tuition including all meals and lodging:
Children 10 and under: $100
Accommodations are provided in cabins with bunk beds. Families with children will all be housed together. (*Parents with children 2 and under will need to bring food for each child – if not the camp will charge for each child.) You may choose to bring your own tent.
Delicious meals will be prepared beginning with dinner Friday evening and ending with Sunday lunch. Some Vegetarian items will be available at all meals, and vegetarians and vegans may want to bring additional food. A refrigerator will be available for group use. Please bring your own snacks for in-between meals.
Swimming, hiking, boating, team building, a nature craft, and isa activities are available during activity periods at no additional cost. Challenge activities (See below) are provided for an additional fee.
There will be a Talent Show on Saturday night. If you would like to share your musical or other talent with us, please let us know as soon as possible so we can put you in the schedule!
You may choose challenge activities at additional cost. Challenge activity spaces are limited and will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis. Costs are reasonable, and will be determined by the number of participants in each activity. The following are some options that may be available:
- High Ropes Course:
This course consists of six cable elements set 40 ft in the air nestled within a canopy of trees, harnesses, helmets and a climbing rope. Participants must work as a group to help each person set a goal ranging from stepping up to the ladder to completing the entire course.
- Group Challenge Course:
This course consists of various low elements nestled in the woods. A facilitator guides your group through a sequence of initiatives and elements presenting specific challenges to develop the group’s communication, ability to strategize, cooperation, trust, and ability to work as a team.
- Pamper Pole:
This activity involves a telephone pole with climbing holds, harnesses, helmets and a climbing rope. There are three poles of different heights. Participants work as a team to get each person to reach for their goals. Personal goals range from putting on a harness and stepping onto the pole to reaching the top of the pole and leaping from its perch while those on the ground control the descent.