LEAPS & Bounds Adventure Camp

Entering Grades 7-8 & 9-10
LEAPS & Bounds continues challenging campers with outdoor adventures in the surrounding areas of the capital region. This co-ed adventure camp encourages advanced thinking, problem-solving and a life-long love of learning and adventure seeking in the great outdoors. Join us for a week and get ready for more adventure than you thought was possible! The first week of Adventure Camp for grades 7-8 will challenge campers at Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course in Bolton Landing. We will also drift down the lazy river tubing with Beaver Brook Outfitters. The second week of Adventure Camp for grades 9-10 will test camper’s courage on Class III+ white water rapids. Our rafting adventure down the Hudson River will be complete with picnic lunch and dinner through Beaver Brook Outfitters. Both weeks will test camper’s endurance with day-long hiking. Our trips will be complete with the reward of stunning panoramic views of the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. These trips will include moderate difficulty level hiking which will require appropriate mountain hiking footwear, hydration, backpack and attire. No matter rain or shine, each day’s adventure will bring a new challenge to employ outdoor skills in a fresh, fun and imaginative way!

*Please Note: It is imperative that students are able to understand and follow all safety instructions. This camp requires students to have swimming skills and the ability to participate in physically demanding outdoor activities. There will be a mandatory swim test administered to all campers at the start of each week.

Director: Caroline DuVernoy-Tobler
Caroline Tobler is currently the Lower School Science teacher at The Albany Academies where she has taught since 2011. Mrs. Tobler has a love of nature and all that the outdoors has to offer! Her love for hiking stems from her family vacation spot in the Adirondacks. Every summer she hikes around the Schroon Lake area. She has now extended this tradition and enjoys hiking new mountains in her spare time. Mrs. Tobler has hiked many mountains throughout the Adirondack and Catskill region. She looks forward to sharing her appreciation for the outdoors with our Leaps & Bounds campers for the third year!

Weekly Sessions:
Grades 7-8: July 22 - July 26
Grades 9-10: July 29 - August 2
This program is open to the first 12 students who register 
  • Cost for one week session: $475 
  • Early drop off: 7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m. (no fee) | AA campus-front circle 
  • Camp hours: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (hours vary significantly between 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. depending on trip) 
  • Extended Day hours: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (no fee) | AA campus-Pool Lobby (Hackett Blvd.)

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