Mountain High Adventure

Outdoor Adventure Programs for Boys and Girls

Now in our 18th Year

2017

   

This is an outdoor adventure program designed for 7 to 16 year old boys and girls which includes camping, bicycling, mountain climbing (hiking), rock climbing, canoeing, and much more, under the direction of a fully trained, experienced and qualified program director and his staff. It is based out of 45 Britton Rd., Rochester, New York.

  Leadership: The Program Director is Harry M. Sauerhafer. Harry is an Adirondack Voyageur Guide with over 30 years experience leading groups on many different kinds of trips such as backpacking, canoeing, cave exploring and mountain climbing.  He is certified in American Heart Association CPR  and Wilderness First Aid  and certified as a BSA Lifeguard. He also has over 30 years experience working with kids through the YMCA School Age Child Care  programs and as a BSA Scoutmaster.

For a little history about the camp program and references... Click Here

Camp Evaluations... A compiled listing of comments from Parents and Kids... Click Here

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February Break Programs - 2017

       

***** Please note that the days for February Break camp are different from last year *****

Three Day Adirondack Winter Adventure - (Sunday, Feb 19th to Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 2017)( No previous experience required - Just a love of the outdoors, decent physical condition and warm clothing and boots. This is a great 1st time winter mountain hike.) We will meet at 8:30 AM on Sunday, plan our menu and shop for food, then head for the Adirondack Mountains near Saranac Lake. We will stay at a heated cottage. Maybe a visit to the beautiful village of Lake Placid before bed. On Saturday, we will rise, eat breakfast, then go on an all day hike (with snowshoes) to the top of  Ampersand Mountain (Beautiful views of the High Peaks) and then back to the cottage for the night. We will return around 4:30 PM on Tuesday. All meals, lodging, and transportation will be included in the camp fee. Snowshoes will be provided. This trip is open to all boys and girls, 11 yrs to 16 yrs old and even parents (maybe make it a parent - child adventure.) Come along for a great winter adventure. adventure.                                                                                                       The cost of the 3-day trip is $150.00 per person.

Thursday, February 23rd , 2017 - A full day of outdoor fun including sledding, a snowshoe hike, races, campfire cooking, building snow sculptures and snow houses, a treasure hunt and more. A hot lunch and plenty of hot chocolate will be included. ( There will be other fun activities planned in case the weather doesn't give us snow.) 

Camp will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  and be located at Webster Park            Cost for the day is $35.00

Click here for...Photos from February Break Camp

Friday, February 24th, 2017 - Another full day of outdoor fun including sledding, a snowshoe race, snow games,  a treasure hunt and a trip to Mendon Ponds to feed the chickadees (right from our hands). A hot lunch and plenty of hot chocolate will be included. ( There will be other fun activities planned in case the weather doesn't give us snow.) 

Camp will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM  and be located at Webster Park            Cost for the day is $35.00

Click here for...More Photos from February Break Camp

 

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Snow House Overnight 2014 - Here are pictures from our 2014 snow house overnight. I keep hoping for snow so that I may build another one in the yard. I will send out an e-mail to everyone on the camp mailing list to let you know if and when it is ready. If anyone wants to help build it, let me know and I will call you when it is ready to be built.

Snow House Photos from March 2015... - Here are some photos of building last years snow house and sleeping in it. With all the snow we received last year we had more to work with so the snow house was pretty big with sleeping areas and a gathering area for entertaining.. Everyone had fun digging it and also sleeping out.

                 

If we ever get some decent snowfall, we will build another snow house this year.

 

Summer  Programs - 2017 

 We hope to have a new obstacle course finished for camp this summer for the Intro to Adventure weeks.

   

Session #1     Introduction to Adventure for 7 to 12 year olds.                    Fee…$195.00 (Updated for 2017)

This is a 5-day (day camp with overnight) session running from Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th, 2017  

This week we will spend Monday canoeing, kayaking, and swimming, including a picnic lunch and games.   On Tuesday, we will do a 10 to 12 mile bicycle treasure hunt along trails and roadways with a little adventure , some more games and perhaps a craft and some swimming.  On Wednesday, we will start with a little treasure hunting with the GPS, then a fun low ropes obstacle course, some active games and then swimming. We will do our overnight from Thursday to Friday at Fair Haven Beach State Park with a visit to Fort Ontario in Oswego. 

For more information about this session... Click Here

For more Introduction to Adventure photos... Click Here

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 Session #2     Introduction to Adventure for 7 to 12 year olds.                     Fee…$195.00 (Updated for 2017)

            This is a 5-day (day camp with overnight) session running from Monday, July 3rd, – Friday, July 7th, 2017.

            On Monday we will canoe Salmon Creek with swimming, a picnic lunch and some games,  On Tuesday, we will be bicycling along the bike path in Greece, looking for hidden clues to a treasure hunt, a game of Disc Golf, and swimming. Wednesday we will go to Powdermill Park to see the fish hatchery and maybe do some geocaching. Thursday to Friday we will do an overnight to Allegany State Park  with stops at Thunder Rocks and Little Rock City.

                  For more information about this session... Click Here

                   For more Introduction to Adventure photos... Click Here

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 Session #3     6 Day Adirondack Adventure for 12 to 16 year olds               Fee… $345.00  (Updated for 2017)

This is a 6-day session running from Sunday, July 9th to Friday, July 14th, 2017

On Sunday we will go over final details for our trip, plan menus, buy food, pack up and leave for the Adirondack Mountains. Maybe we will do a short hike and some swimming before dinner and a trip into Lake Placid after dinner.  We will camp at Wilmington Notch State Park. On Monday we will do some rock climbing in Wilmington Notch or near Chapel Pond near the village of Keene Valley. On Tuesday we will do a day hike up the "Brothers" and possibly Big Slide Mountain (depends on the group) for lunch and some great views of the High Peaks. On Wednesday we will pack up and head for the Cranberry Lake  area where we will do a 2-night canoe trip. On Friday we will pack up, paddle to the cars and be home around 5PM. 

For more info about this session... Click Here

For more Adirondack Adventure photos... Click Here

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 Session #4  Introduction to Adventure week for 7 to 12 year olds.       Fee... $195.00 (Updated for 2017)

This is a 5-day session running from Monday, July  17th  - Friday, July 21st, 2017

This week we will spend Monday canoeing, kayaking on Braddock Bay, swimming, including a picnic lunch and games and a craft. On Tuesday, we will do a  10 to 12 mile bicycle treasure hunt, with a little adventure , some more games and perhaps a craft and some swimming.  On Wednesday, we will start with a little treasure hunting with the GPS, then a fun obstacle course, some active games and then swimming.  We will do our overnight from Thursday to Friday at Stony Brook State Park.

For more info about this session... Click Here

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 Session #5     Introduction to Adventure for 7 to 12 year olds.                     Fee…$195.00 (will be updated soon)

Dates will be either 7/24-28 or 7/31-8/4 (waiting for confirmation when my scouts are going to Massawepie Scout Camp)

This is a 5-day (day camp with overnight) session running from Monday, July 25th to Friday, July 29th, 2016.

This week we will spend Monday canoeing / kayaking at Braddock Bay. On Tuesday, we will do a  10 to 12 mile bicycle treasure hunt with a little adventure, some games and some swimming. On Wednesday we will start with a little treasure hunting with the GPS, then a fun low ropes obstacle course, some active games and then swimming. We will do our overnight from Thursday to Friday at Letchworth State Park.

For more info about this session... Click Here

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 Session #6      6-day Adirondack Adventure for 12 to 16 year olds.                Fee... $345.00  (Updated for 2017)

This is a 6 day session running from Sunday, August 6th - Friday, August 11th, 2017

On Sunday we will go over final details for our trip, plan menus, buy food, pack up and leave for the Adirondack Mountains. Maybe we will do a short hike and some swimming before dinner. We will camp at Wilmington Notch State Park. On Monday we will do some rock climbing on Pitchoff Mountain or near Chapel Pond near the village of Keene Valley. On Tuesday we will hike up into the mountains. Our Goal will be the top of Tabletop Mountain (4427 ft.)  On Wednesday we will pack up and head for (possibly Lower Saranac Lake) or Follensby Clear Pond where we will do a 2-night canoe trip, maybe camping on an island. On Friday we will pack up, paddle to the cars and be home around 5PM. 

For more info about this session... Click Here

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Here are the photos from our 2006 camp season...                                Week #1                                      Session #3

Here are the photos from our 2007 camp season...                                Week #1    Week #2    Week #3

Here are the photos from our 2008 camp season...                                Week #1    Week #2                     Week #4   Week #5

Here are the photos from our 2009 camp season...                                Week #1                     Week #3                    Week #5

Here are the photos from our 2010 camp season...                                Week #1    Week #2                                     Week #5

Here are the photos from our 2011 camp season...    February Break    Week #1    Week #2    Week #3   Week #4    Week #5    Week #6

Here are the photos from our 2012 camp season...    February Break    Week #1    Week #2    Week #3   Week #4    Week #5

Here are the photos from our 2013 camp season...    February Break    Week #1    Week #2                    Week #4    Week #5   

Here are the photos from our 2014 camp season...    February Break                     Week #2                     Week #4                     Week #6

Here are the photos from our 2015 camp season...    February Break    Week #1                     Week #3    Week #4    Week #5    Week #6

Here are the photos from our 2016 camp season...    February Break     Week #1                    Week #3    Week #4    Week #5    Week #6    Week #7

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Important:   Group size is limited to 9 participants per week. A registration fee of $50.00 per session is due to hold a place in the program. All camp fees must be paid in full by June 1st, 2017. A $25.00 late fee may be charged for payments after June 1st, 2017.

Note: This is an active program and is not for couch potatoes. Anyone in decent condition will have no problem doing all the activities and have a lot of fun. We will be on the go all day and you will probably be tired and maybe a little sore at the end of the first couple days but that will get better as the week progresses.

Behavior: Because of the nature of the program we can’t allow any disruptive or dangerous behavior. During the week we will be evaluating each participant for their willingness to listen to the counselors, to be part of the group and their ability to get along with other people. If we have recurring problems with a camper, he or she may not be allowed to go on the overnight trips.

 

            If you have any questions about the program or would like a registration form, please contact me…

 

 Harry M. Sauerhafer                                     E-mail ...hmsauer@frontiernet.net

 Phone (585) 621-8896                                    E-mail …mhadvent@frontiernet.net

45 Britton Rd. Rochester, NY 14612  

 

All programs meet at 45 Britton Rd and return to 45 Britton Rd. (Unless otherwise stated)

(not including February Break programs)

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