Activity Selection

Several additional activities are available for AHSP 2017 participants.

Canoeing

Canoeing will take place on Spruce Knob Lake. The trip is staffed with 2 instructors and includes transportation for participants to the lake and back.

Cost is $30 per person, and the canoeing trip will run from 9:00-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 and gathering and leaving from the main yurt deck.

Beaver Dam and Ecology Hike

More than any animal other than humans, beavers shape their environment to create their own habitat. Join Experience Learning Staff on a moderately strenuous walk to examine the years of active and inactive dams, pools and lodges that have helped to shape the Big Run River Valley. The hike will run from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22. Please note that this is a hike at high altitude that requires a reasonable level of fitness.

This hike is available for $25/person starting at 1pm Saturday, 22 July 2017 and leaving from the main yurt deck.

Cass Mountain Scenic Railroad

Take a trip on the Cass Mountain Scenic Railroad. This is a tour on a steam locomotive-powered mountain railroad that originally served the needs of the lumber and paper industries. The tour we’ve arranged is a 2-hour round trip from Cass to Whittaker Station. The tour will be held on Sunday, July 23. While we can’t absolutely guarantee this, we expect to be able to provide a private coach on the train for AHSP participants.

The ticket costs $38 per adult, $30 per child and departure from Spruce Knob Mountain Center no later than 9:15am with the train leaving the station at 11am on Sunday, July 23 2017.

Summit Hike

You’ll get a walk to the summit with one of Experience Learning’s instructors and a van ride back down to Spruce Knob Mountain Center. The hike will run from 9:00-12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 2017. Please note that this is a strenuous uphill hike at high altitude that requires a reasonable level of fitness.

A guided hike to the Spruce Knob summit is available for $25/person starting at 9am Sunday, July 23 2017 and leaving from the main yurt deck.

Caving

The popular caving tour of the nearby Sinks of Gandy is back!! The trip is staffed with 2 instructors and includes transportation.

Cost is $30 per person. The trip will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 2017 and leaving from the main yurt deck.

Details of the all the events above are subject to change. If we have to make changes to an event for some reason, we will promptly notify all registrants and will work individually with anyone who has a problem. Also, some of the programs listed above have minimum enrollments. In the event that we don’t make the minimums for a particular event and are forced to cancel it, we’ll arrange a refund.

AHSP Activities Selection

    Canoeing Trip (Sat 7/22)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$30 per person
Beaver Dam Hike (Sat 7/22)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 per person
Cass Mountain Railroad (Sun 7/23)
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
$38/30 per person
Summit Hike (Sun 7/23)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$25 per person
Caving tour (Sun 7/23)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 per person

 

 

Activity Selection