Outdoor Adventure Camp

Updated: July 18, 2019 10:39 PM

Summer time means that kids are out of school and looking for somthing to do. The Outdoor Adventure Camp hosted by Marshall schools provides a great opportunity for kids to get outdoors and learn new skills.


Some of the camp participants come with some big goals."I always wanted to ride up a ramp with my bike," Gibson said. Gibson is a young rider less than 5-years-old excited to be at the Outdoor Adventure Camp.

Other choose to spend thier time at camp sharing thier skills on to the next generation of mountain bikers. "Eventually I might be one of the instructors and I will be leading my own group of mountain biking kids into the woods sometime," 13-year old Ezra Moore said. Moore is a trainer in leading at the Adventure Camp this summer. 

No matter what the reason is the kids of all ages have decided to come to adventure camp, they all know one thing. "My day is definetely going to be very hot, then very cold because mountain biking you get all sweaty, then you can go cool off at the lake," Lucy said the mountain biking is only half the fun and she looks forward to the paddle boarding in Lake Superior at the end of the day.

That's right, this outdoor summer camp is about much more than mountain biking. "That is our challenge with this awesome weather is that it gets hot very quickly," Bobbie Larson, Marshall Summer Program Director said. "So we are learning about staying hydrated, we are learning about safety, we are learing about leave no trace, we are learning about wildlife in the area."

Larson says that Marshall Schools summer programs will entertain, educate, and get about 100 kids outdoors this summer and off thier electronic devices. "The objective here is to get them in the environment," Larson said. "Even if we weren't teaching a skill, just being outside is huge for some of these kids."

And the kids don't seem to mind spending thier summer in the great outdoors either. 8-year-old Silvie Lane said, "I like going fast on the trails and going on new trails."

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