Top Hands

The Top Hand adventure group consists of 2nd and 3rd year campers, who are between 13-15 years old. Top Hands specialize in one of three primary programs- riding, fishing, or hiking. With a year or two of camp experience under their belts, this program provides the perfect opportunity for campers to focus on their interests and deepen their knowledge and skill sets.

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Riding Specialists have the opportunity to work hand in hand with the barn staff to increase their riding and horsemanship skills. As a Fishing Specialist, Top Hands are taught more advanced fishing techniques and fly-tying patterns, which are tested on day trips, backpacks, and pack trips. Hiking Specialists work with trip leaders to further their backcountry, navigation, and mountaineering skills.

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While campers pursue their individual interests,throughout the summer, the group, as a whole, works together. The Top Hand adventure group learns and practices what it means to be an individual who is also a part of a team. Campers participate in group projects, like the traditional “Top Hand Service Project,” and will be faced with challenges that encourage them to share knowledge from their specialties with one another.