Basecamp Odyssey is designed to be less remote and less physically demanding than the Backcountry Odyssey programs, but it still provides plenty of fun and challenging adventures while learning new skills and making new friends. Typical activities often include day hikes of about four miles or less with a light pack, wading in rivers, visiting waterfalls and scenic overlooks, group field games, rafting trips with local outfitters, star gazing sunset hikes, standup paddle boarding, introductory rock climbing and more! Your group returns each evening to a developed campground with access to bathrooms and showers.
This trip consists of three days of climbing, weather permitting, led by upper class students trained in rock climbing instruction. You will work with your crew to set up a remote camp, cook meals, and support one another as you learn new technical rock climbing skills. Your crew may also visit a waterfall, go star gazing or make s'mores to compliment a full day at the crag.
Paddle a multiday section of the French Broad river to create long lasting bonds with your crew through facing class I to II+ rapids together in tandem canoes. Leaders are trained in whitewater instruction. Learn to set up camp, cook your own dinner, and generally have fun by the river. Often you will have access to a pit toilet, but otherwise, you'll be camping remotely. Enjoy sharing stories by a campfire, stargazing and wading in the river when not taking on the next rapid.
Spend three days and two nights enjoying the solitude of the North Carolina mountains as you get to know your fellow crew members. Learn new skills such as how to read a topographic map and use a compass during the day and how to cook dinner on a backpacking stove or set up your crews' tent at night. You have the opportunity to work with your crew to overcome challenges deepening your new Davidson relationships.