The Next Big Adventure?

Horizons Outdoor Adventure camps might be the perfect fit for campers, ages 13-16, who want something a little different from “traditional” camp. Facilitated by highly trained and qualified senior staff and guides, Horizons Adventures takes campers to new heights of adventure, experience, and fun. Adventure campers travel throughout western Virginia and parts of West Virginia as they explore some of the best outdoor adventures the east coast has to offer! Choose from one-week or two-week sessions, and let the adventure begin! Our Challenge-by-Choice philosophy asks each individual camper to set their own individual goals and to appreciate the success of the week regardless of experience or skill level.

*If there is not sufficient enrollment in a particular session, the trips will be consolidated at our discretion and could potentially include campers ages 13-16.

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John Fitzpatric attended Lawrence University and graduated with a degree in History before beginning to work with children in the Pacific Northwest. He has been working at Camp Horizons since 2016.

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Potomac Highlands 1-Week Adventure

Get ready for an amazing experience! You will have a chance to explore some of the best outdoor activities West Virginia has to offer. From backpacking to caving and rafting with professional guide, you will have a new and exciting challenge everyday on the trip. This one-week program is all about exploring the outdoors, making new friends, and learning valuable outdoor skills as you road trip your way across “Wild and Wonderful West Virginia”.

Day 1- Arrive at Camp Horizons! Meet your Trip Leaders and fellow campers as you get an introduction to backpacking

Day 2- Go backpacking in the Monongahela National Forest and cooking dinner on backpacking stoves with your tent mates

Day 3- Finish hiking out from your overnight backpacking trip. Then relax at the Seneca Creek swimming Hole before setting up camp at a site with beautiful views of Seneca Rocks

Day 4- Visit a local “wild” cave and explore the natural formations before departing on an epic road trip to the New River Gorge.

Day 5- Meet your professional rafting guide for an orientation to paddling before heading down the New River with all your friends

Day 6- Wake up early and hit the water on a stand-up paddle boarding trip that will take you paddling under a local waterfall. Then load up and head back to camp for one last campfire together and slide show recap of your trip.

Day 7- After breakfast, pack up and say your goodbyes to your trip leaders and the rest of your trip team before heading back home.

Potomac Highlands 2-Week Adventure

Fun and adventure are the name of the game as you explore the wilds of West Virginia with us for two whole weeks. During this two week trip, campers will get a deeper look into what West Virginia has to offer as you cover more trails and take on some vertical challenges. From rock climbing and overnight canoeing on the beautiful upper Potomac River, to caving, backpacking and rafting…. You will gain new outdoor skills and experience as you make some awesome memories with your trip team. After two weeks traveling, the only thing you will want to do is take a nap, look at all the awesome photos from your trip, and make plans to come back next year!

Day 1- Arrive at Camp Horizons! Meet your Trip Leaders and fellow campers as you get an introduction to backpacking

Day 2-4– Go backpacking in the Monongahela National Forest. You will spend two nights here heading deep into the woods to a swimming hole with a 30ft waterfall, some of the most amazing star filled skies, and some tasty tail meals that you will help prepare.

Day 5-6– Trade your backpacks for paddles as you swim and paddle your way down the Potomac River on your overnight canoe trip. You will be on the Upper Potomac in an area known for having a ton of Bald Eagles.

Day 7-8– Recharge and relax at Camp Horizons where you will rejoin camp for some weekend activities. Swim in the lake, dive in the pool, and enjoy some front country amenities before heading back out on the road.

Day 9-10– Learn some technical climbing skills as you rock climb, zip line and rappel with the NROCKS Outdoor Center’s Professional climbing guides. We also have a slack-lining lesson/completion at night!

Day 10– After a few days of elevation, explore the world beneath your feet as you adventure underground in one of the local natural caves.

Day 11-12– Grab a paddle and hit the water as you spend two days paddle-boarding and whitewater rafting at on the New River in one in Fayetteville, WV. Voted one of America’s “Best Outdoor Towns”, we will explore the local downtown and history between trips.

Day 13– After breakfast, pack up and say your goodbyes to your trip leaders and the rest of your trip team before heading back home.