Kids (ages 13-17) explore the highest mountain in Virginia with a series of excursions departing from the primitive basecamp at 4,600′. Fly fish for Native Brook Trout, survey salamanders, search for rare ice age relics such as the Northern Saw-whet Owl!
Led by our hearty guides, this field camp is an opportunity to combine scientific methodology, recreation and the discovery mentality in one of the most scenic locations in the East.
We will explore the vistas, coves, bogs, forests and meadows of the greatest wilderness on the East Coast. You will be provided an essential Naturalist’s pack with discovery and documentation tools including a journal, hand loupe, plant press, field guide, tenkara fly rod, flies and other tools of the trade.
During our excursions you will explore the diversity along the trail including birds, trees, plants, habitats, insects, mushrooms, salamanders, amphibians andanything of interest we come across. Learn Tenkara Fly Fishing for native brook trout; participate in a macroinvertebrate study; learn to document findings using a journal and practice Leave No Trace principles, learn fire building and map reading and most importantly… have fun! The group will also take part in a service project to help maintain the primitive campground at Scales.