Are you a teen looking for wilderness adventure? Then Copper Cannon Camp’s is the place for you! There are two different programs available for age 13-15: Mountain Biking Adventure and Ranger High Adventure Backpacking.
What better way to enjoy camp and see the White Mountain National Forest than from the seat of a mountain bike? You’ll learn useful skills during the program, including bike maintenance and trail navigation.
After you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll try out your skills on some of Copper Cannon’s great biking trails. Then, you and your fellow campers will have the opportunity to ride on bike trails around the White Mountain National Forest.
RHA Backpacking is for our campers that can’t get enough of hiking. This is your chance to hit the hiking trails and see what it’s like to live out in the wilderness. You will carry everything you need on your back, so be prepared for some physical fitness.
Campers will start the week out learning outdoor skills such as fire building and navigating with a compass. The first couple of days, you will have the opportunities to check out some of the coolest day hikes in the White Mountain area. You’ll get to see some mountains, waterfalls, lakes and more. Then, you will hit the trails for a multi-day backpacking trip through the national forest.
No previous mountain biking experience is required for the Mountain Biking Adventure. However, we recommend that participants at least have an interest and a desire to learn and get better at mountain biking. Plenty of time will be spent learning about the bikes and riding on the trails, and a good attitude is essential. You also do not need a bike; Copper Cannon Camp will supply the mountain bikes for the program.
The one-week RHA programs involves camping out in the woods each night (mostly at camp) and several days of extensive hiking. No previous backpacking experience for this session is required, but a good attitude and a willingness for exploration and roughing it are absolutely essential.
Participants don’t have to be world-class athletes, but participants should be in good shape. Above all, a good attitude and a willingness for adventure is absolutely essential for these programs. There might be bugs, mud, hiking in the rain, storms, uncomfortable nights in rough wilderness, etc. But, the experience and friendships that are formed are absolutely unforgettable.
Attention Parents! Please do not “surprise” your kids by signing them up for the RHA or MBA programs without letting them know about it first. If you have any questions about the RHA programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.