Summer High Adventure

High Adventure is only available for summer program boarding cadets. It takes the place of both athletic camps. There is additional fee of $575 for High Adventure. 

Week 1 - Canoeing and Kayaking

In the Hargrave Pool and our on-campus pond, Summer Cadets will learn paddle techniques for both kayaks and canoes, how to save a capsized canoe with a T-save, how to read a river and have a friendly watercourse canoe/kayak race.

Our first off campus trip is to the Dan River for a short 1 mile paddle. We will take a water hike down a stream in Anglers Park discovering nature while finding, frogs, turtles, crawfish, lizards, and more.

Weekend Trip: A 9 mile beautiful paddle on the Horse Shoe Bend section of the James River.

Week 2 - Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Learn how to rock climb, rappel, and belay on our own 35 foot climbing tower. As well as rope set up, maintenance and how to tie the main rock climbing knots.

Weekend Trip: Triangle Rock Club, a massive indoor rock climbing gym with over 27,000 sq. ft. of climbing walls and over 6,000 additional sq. ft. of bouldering walls.  The Walls at this gym top out at an incredible 55 ft.

Week 3 - Shooting and Rafting

Summer Cadets will practice archery, basic target shooting, and play archery challenge games.

Gun safety training will be followed by skeet shooting on our on-campus skeet range and rifle shooting in our on-campus rifle range.

Weekend Trip: An overnight White Water Camping & Rafting trip on the New River located in Oak Hill West Virginia.  We wake up early and eat breakfast at an amazing breakfast buffet then off to the river for an all-day excursion tackling the Class 3 and 4 rapids.  Halfway down the river we stop for a grilled lunch on the water's edge. After our whitewater rafting we spend the rest of the day at the lake water park which includes, zip lines, inflatable rock walls, trampolines, water slides, blob launch and more.

This trip will include an overnight camp out in tents. We make a campfire and cook smores and stay up late telling stories around the open fire.

Week 4  - SCUBA and Obstacles

The Summer Cadets will take part in a Discover Scuba day which gives them basic scuba instruction then allows them to scuba dive in our massive 100-meter pool.

We will also go through our military grade obstacle course as well as our leadership reaction course which teaches teamwork and problem-solving skills.  Summer cadets will all have a chance to fish for bass, catfish & bluegill in our on-campus pond.

Weekday Activities: Trip to Danville for a fun day of Ziplining on a 400-foot zip line that flies through the forest and features both single and tandem rides.