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North Carolina Courses

NC Classic Adventure (Ages 11 – 18)

Course Duration: 11 Days

This 11-day adventure offers a wide variety of activities designed to promote social skills, organization, and self-confidence. Activities include a 3-night backpacking expedition, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and an elective day.

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NC Canoeing (Ages 11 – 18)

NC-Canoeing

Course Duration: 11 Days

This highlight of this exciting course is a 3-night canoe expedition on Fontana Lake, in Great Smoky Mountains NP. Campers will learn teamwork, develop friendships, and increase their self-confidence as they participate in thrilling adventures including our high ropes course, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and more!

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NC Horseback Riding (Ages 11 – 18)


Course Duration: 11 Days

This 11-day adventure provides campers the chance to horseback ride through the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains! Campers will learn communication skills & develop social skills as they learn to care for and bond with their horse as well as their teammates. Other activities include rock climbing, high ropes course, whitewater rafting, and more!

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NC Twice Exceptional (Ages 12 – 15)

Course Duration: 15 Days

This 15-day course was designed to meet the special needs of our campers who are both intellectually gifted and LD/ADHD. This unique course incorporates environmental learning opportunities into each adventure activity we do. Activities include caving, mountain biking, rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, high & low ropes courses, and backpacking.

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NC Expedition (Ages 13 – 18)

Course Duration: 15 Days

At 15-days, this course is designed to be slightly more challenging (therefore more rewarding), and offers a broader range of activities than some of our other course options. Campers will experience caving, mountain biking, rappelling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, high & low ropes courses, and an extended backpacking trip.

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NC Academic Discovery (Ages 11 – 18)


Course Duration: 17 Days

At 17 days, this program combines the excitement of adventure activities along with classroom instruction. The classroom experience is designed to help campers develop the skills which allow for greater success in the academic classroom. The weekend field expeditions provide a chance for campers to test their strengths and participate in exciting adventures such as backpacking, caving, rock climbing, high ropes, rafting, and more.

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California Courses

CA Coastal Adventure (Ages 11 – 18)

CA-ExpeditionCourse Duration: 10 Days

Campers on this 10- day adventure will travel along the California coast as they develop confidence and social skills while exploring this amazing world around them. Activities include rock climbing, surfing, deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking, and an exciting venture to Channel Islands National Park.

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CA Expedition (Ages 11 – 18)

Course Duration: 15 Days

This 15-day journey takes campers through some of the most incredible places California has to offer, including Monterey Bay and Yosemite National Park. Campers will develop teamwork, social skills, self-confidence, organization, and more as they explore the region on foot and by boat. Activities include sea kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and more.

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Wyoming Courses

WY Canoe Adventure (Ages 11 – 18)

Course Duration: 18 Days

At 18 days, this course is packed with exciting adventures in the Wild West. Campers will develop teamwork and social skills, improve self-confidence, and push past their perceived limits as they explore this incredible area. Activities include visits to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, a 3-night canoe expedition, horseback riding, a Rodeo, rock climbing, rafting, and much more!

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WY Twice Exceptional (Ages 12 – 15)

Course Duration: 18 Days

This one-of-a-kind adventure is for campers who love to learn about the environment, as it incorporates visits to museums, a dinosaur dig, and environmental lessons in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park as well as nearby nature centers. Campers will learn about themselves and the world around them as they explore the Wild West. Activities include hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, archery, riflery, canoeing, and much more!

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WY Horsepacking Adventure (Ages 11 – 18)

WY-HorsebackCourse Duration: 18 Days

This is the ultimate Western Adventure! At 18 days, this course is full of exciting adventures designed to promote leadership, social skills, and self-esteem. Campers will participate in a 3-night horsepacking expedition, experience a rodeo, and visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. Other activities include rock climbing, whitewater rafting, riflery, archery, and much more!

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WY Academic Adventure (Ages 11 – 18)

Course Duration: 18 Days

This 18-day course provides campers the opportunity to participate in both academics and incredible adventure activities! Academic sessions are designed to help students identify learning styles, develop study skills, and practice academics. The field expeditions provide a chance for campers to test their strengths and participate in exciting adventures such as horseback riding, rock climbing, rafting, canoeing, and exciting visits to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.

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Florida Course

FL Keys Adventure (Ages 11 – 18)


Course Duration: 10 Days

This magical 10-day adventure takes campers through a wide range of activities in the sunny FL keys, and is designed to build self-confidence, social skills, and promote life skills. Activities include snorkeling in Looe Key Marine Sanctuary, deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking among the surrounding mangroves, and an exciting trip to Fort Jefferson National Park- an island fort just 90 miles from Cuba!

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Christmas in the Florida Keys (Ages 8 – 18)

Course Duration: 6 Days

Come escape the cold winter and join us in the sunny Florida Keys! This six-day program is a great opportunity for campers to develop social skills and participate in fun and exciting adventures that promote self-confidence and organizational skills. Open to new campers and SOAR Alumni alike, this course was originally designed to help campers revisit some of the strategies and success experienced on summer courses. Although short in length, this adventure is a powerful opportunity to remind campers of their gifts and strengths, which can be forgotten in the midst of a demanding school year.

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Multiple Course Options

Choose More SOAR! (Ages 11 – 18)

 

Course Duration: Varies

With so many adventures, it’s hard to choose just one! Create a custom experience that lasts all summer long by enrolling in multiple courses! Students participating in more than one course are invited to stay at Balsam Base or Eagle View Ranch between courses. Activities are fun and relaxed as students recharge for their next course.

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