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CampS & Expeditions

North Fork Outdoors offers high-end farm and adventure camps like none other in the region. Our camps include travel, age appropriate adventure-based challenges, farm and garden activities, as well as lessons in personal responsibility and important life skills. We offer programming not available from other camps, such as multi-day backcountry expeditions and leadership training facilitated by experienced outdoor educators. Our camps rely on activities based in nature and real-life situations and take place on the region’s rivers, streams, trails, cliffs...and farms!

Risk Management and Safety: Our camps are facilitated by outdoor professionals with experience in a variety of outdoor fields, including search and rescue, higher education, guiding, outdoor education, youth-at-risk programs, resource management, and a variety of other disciplines. All expeditions include one instructor with a minimum of a Wilderness First Responder backcountry medical certification, camp staff are certified in first aid and CPR, and our instructors have a variety of other certifications.

Our camp system is designed as a progression from ages 3-18, with varied activities and locations each year. Interested campers could enter our camp program at any age and experience a new, age appropriate camp each year until they graduate from high school.
 

Farm and Forest School

Offered throughout the summer, our Farm and Forest School is based on the Scandinavian outdoor education model of the "forest school". Children are dropped off at the farm at 9 a.m. and engage in exploration of the farm and nearby forests under the watchful eye our our staff members until they are picked up at noon. Learning in this program is unstructured, play-based, and guided by the children's curiosity. The program operates Monday though Friday from June 15th-August 31st and is available to potty trained children beginning at age 3.

 

  • Preschool-Kindergarten

  • $30 per child per day

  • Meals: Healthy snacks provided

  • Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:4

Lancaster County Adventure Camp

(with ONE overnight)

 

 

Our Lancaster Adventure Camp for 4th-6th graders begins to introduce campers to all of the adventure activities that Lancaster County has to offer, including rock climbing, canoeing, caving, hiking and fishing. On the final night of the camp, campers have the option to camp out in a primitive campsite, and cook their own healthy dinner, primarily from food that they’ve picked from the garden...and maybe even fish that they’ve caught themselves and prepared over the fire.

  • Grades 4-6 (One Overnight)

  • $550

  • Meals: Lunch provided Monday-Friday. Thursday dinner and Friday breakfast also provided.

  • Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:5

Multi-Day

Canoe expedition

 

Ninth and tenth graders venture into the backcountry with our Multi-day Canoe Expedition. The group will spend day one getting to know each other, checking and organizing equipment, and then learning the basics of canoeing and campcraft locally. After a night of primitive camping on the farm, the group will travel to either the Pine Creek Gorge or the Delaware Water Gap for four days and three nights of canoeing, fishing, and backcountry camping. As with all of our camps, a strong focus will be placed on personal responsibility related to all activities, including cooking, cleaning and other life skills.
 

  • Grades 9 & 10 (4 overnights)

  • $750

  • Meals: All meals provided from Monday’s lunch until Friday’s lunch.

  • Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:5
     

Farm and Adventure Day Camp

 

Our Farm and Adventure Day Camp introduces younger campers to outdoor activities, life on the farm, healthy eating, and basic self-reliance skills like cooking and cleaning up after meals. In addition to age appropriate outdoor adventure activities, campers will interact with real Lancaster County Farmers on real farms. The main goals for campers are to have fun, connect with and learn about nature, and begin learning about basic self-reliance. 

 

  • ​Grades 1-3 (Day Camp)

  • $350

  • Meals: Lunch provided

  • Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:5

Climbing and Caving Road Trip

 


 

Seventh and eighth graders go on the road with our Climbing and Caving Road Trip. After getting to know each other on day one and learning about campcraft skills while camping locally on the farm, we hit the road on day two for adventure in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. In additional to climbing, hiking, and caving, campers will spend time learning valuable campcraft and life skills, focusing not only on fun but on responsibility, as well.

 

  • Grades 7 & 8 (4 overnights)

  • $750

  • Meals: All meals provided from Monday’s lunch until Friday’s lunch.

  • Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:5

Leadership Expedition

 


 

The Leadership Expedition for 11th and 12th graders alternates each year between the Dolly Sods Wilderness of West Virginia and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Students will spend day one at the farm, getting to know each other, organizing equipment, and learning the basics of backpacking. After camping at the farm, the group will pack up and travel to their destination for four days and three nights in the backcountry, traveling on foot and carrying everything needed on their backs. The group will learn about working as a team, map and compass skills, backcountry cooking, and a variety of other backcountry skills. In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn about protecting our wild areas while earning a Leave No Trace Trainer certification.
 

  • Grades 11 & 12 (4 overnights)

  • $750

  • Meals: All meals provided from Monday’s lunch until Friday’s lunch.

  • Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:5

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North Fork Adventures LLC is an equal opportunity provider and employer located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.