BUILDING CONFIDENCE WHILE EXPLORING GOD'S CREATION
Camp Cedarbrook backpack and canoe trips offer campers the opportunity to explore the beautiful nearby Adirondack mountains and lakes as they develop lifelong memories, create new friendships, learn confidence, perseverance, and outdoor skills as they cultivate a vibrant relationship with Jesus.
Adventure trips provide challenges within the reach of the average, healthy camper. Girls finished grade 5 and older will experience 2–5 days off the camp property off the camp property exploring the beautiful Adirondacks. Trips are planned by age group to match the needs and skills of the participants and are led by enthusiastic, trained wilderness guides. Camp provides all equipment except for a few personal items such as hiking boots.
CILT Canoe/Backpacking Trip (Week 1)
Stage 1: Northern Forest Canoe Trail, Segment 2 (3 days)
The first stage of the CILT trip will take the group on the famous Northern Forest Canoe Trail, where they will cover 40 miles of the 740 mile trail.The trip will start in Long Lake and take out in the town of Saranac Lake.
Stage 2: Backpacking, ADK Loj to Phelps. (2 days)
The second stage of the trip will take the CILTs further into the High Peaks where the CILTs will hike into the wilderness and summit Phelps Mountain.
Trailblazer Backpacking Trip (Week 2)
Big Slide Mountain
This year the Trailblazers will head up to the high peaks for a mountain adventure! In this three day trip, our youngest trippers will hike over ten miles, sleep outside, and summit Big Slide Mountain. No experience or special gear needed.
Limit: 6 Campers
Challenger/Explorer Canoe Trip (Week 3)
This year, the CHEX will be paddling through the Saranac Lakes in our four day, three night trip. They will begin their journey at Floodwood Pond, and paddle through the three Saranac Lakes: Upper, Middle, and Lower Lake. The adventure continues through First and Second Pond, Oseetah Lake, and ends at Lake Flower. Some canoeing experience preferred.
Limit: 8 Campers
**NEW** High Peaks Challenger/Explorer Backpacking Extended Trip (Weeks 4-5)
Great Range Trail
Our newest trip this year will be a big adventure! This 5-6 day backingpacking trip will take the girls on challenging journey that will stretch and teach them in ways only the mountains can accomplish. On this trip campers will summit 10+ mountains, cover over 35 miles, and ascend 10,000 ft in elevation. This will challenge your daughter, but also teach her valuable lessons in perseverance, the body of Christ, and the beauty of God’s creation. Previous hiking/trip experience preferred.
Limit: 6 Campers
Canoe Trips travel on the Adirondack canoe routes along lakes and rivers. These trips include paddling, portaging canoes and equipment, and tent or leanto camping for 3–5 days. The routes feature spectacular scenery and campers always return home with many stories to tell. Canoe trips are for Challengers and Explorers (finished grade 7) and must have completed Canoe 1 and Swim 2 or have equivalent skills.
Backpack Trips travel through the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains or the mountains east of Lake George. These trips include hiking mountain trails with loaded backpacks and tent or leanto camping for 2–4 days. Campers will learn to use a map, build and cook over a fire, pitch a tent, and Leave No Trace® principals. Backpack Trips are offered to Trailblazers, Challengers, and Explorers. (finished grade 5).
Two-Week Experience Overnights
The Two Week Experience offers specially planned wilderness overnights that are only available to girls in this session. Beyond a typical sleep out (that can occur during a normal one week session), campers experience outdoor living for almost 24 hours as they hike (or boat) to their destination within our 500 acres of camp property. In addition to sleeping outside, campers enjoy dinner and breakfast over a campfire and truly bond with their cabin mates and counselors.