Ideal for middle school age students, this expedition is designed to offer just the right amount of challenge, fun and friendship. Improve your leadership skills, challenge yourself and discover there is more in you than you know on this life-changing wilderness course. Travel with all the food and equipment you need to conduct your expedition: stoves, tents, food and much more. Encounter a wide variety of river sections and conditions; hone essential paddling techniques; and practice communicating and cooperating with your partner at every step of the journey. Your crew might occasionally sleep at the same campsite twice, but generally you’ll be moving to a new campsite every night as you paddle along the scenic expedition route.
This course is closed for the season. 2017 courses coming soon.
No two Outward Bound expeditions are ever quite the same. Every crew is unique; every route is distinct; and every adventure is dynamic. But one thing remains the same. On each course, students rise to meet exhilarating natural challenges in some of the country’s wildest places – and find strength and determination along the way.
On the Delaware Water Gap, each section of the river is different and has its own personality. With secluded, wide water and lots of wildlife, the stretch that flows through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area from Matamoras to Kittatinny Point offers it all. Students learn basic outdoor skills like Leave-No-Trace ethics, outdoor living and backcountry travel in order to successfully live, work, eat, and discover together. This process hones communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills and takes students on a journey unlike anything they’ve ever imagined. In addition to learning valuable paddling techniques in a tandem canoe, students learn to use technical equipment, tie knots, paddle and camp, all while instructors provide expert supervision.
The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area encompasses 67,000 acres of mountain ridge, forest and floodplain on both sides of the Delaware River in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. From the southern end of the park, students can view the S-shaped chasm of the Delaware Water Gap, where the river cuts a twisting path through 1,400-foot Kittatinny Ridge. Within the river watershed, students discover steep wooded-and-rock slopes, bountiful rhododendron, dark hallows, tinsel-like ravines and tumbling waterfalls.
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