Wilderness Explorer Camp

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View the added safety measures we are taking to ensure your camper’s safety!

Terrapin Adventures is following all of the guidelines and requirements given by Maryland Department of Health,
who sets legal standards, inspects, and oversees all certified camps in Maryland.

Taking summer camp to EXTREME heights. Unique to Wilderness Explorer Camp: Campers experience backpacking on the Appalachian Trail and a special Caving trip!

While conquering every obstacle on our adventure course, they’ll improve their outdoors and leadership skills. Kayaking and biking are just a few more activities to expect during this adventure-filled week! Terrapin Adventures provides the gear, you provide the enthusiasm and excitement!

Adventure Park
Zip Line, High Ropes Challenge Course, Giant Swing, Climbing Tower, Terrapin Flyer

Beyond the Park
Kayaking, Bike Ride, Nature Hike, Slip N’ Slide, Archery, Slingshotting

Overnight Adventure | Backpacking & Caving
2-Day, 1-Night Backpacking excursion along the historic Appalachian Trail! On day two, campers explore the wonders of caves in West Virginia. If we are not able to run overnight camping due to COVID-19, we will adjust accordingly and turn these days into day-camp adventures!

Registration Information

Registration Cost: $549
– 16 Campers Per Session

Age Requirement: 12-15 years old

Height & Weight Requirement: 4-feet tall, 60-275 pounds

Learn more about pricing and discounts on our Summer Camp Home Page

Camp Dates and Times

Session 5: July 20-24 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Session 7: August 3-7 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

After Care is not available for Wilderness Explorer Camp,


A Day in the Life…

Is it possible to have too much adventure in a single week? The only way to find out is to try Terrapin Adventures’ Extreme Adventure Camp!

Aerial Adventure Park – Counselors will lead campers through our 3-tiered High Ropes Challenge Course where they must traverse, climb, swing, jump and zip through 18 different obstacles! Next, campers will try and conquer all 12 routes up to the top of our 43-ft Climbing Tower. Campers will learn how to belay each other which, in return has campers working together and trusting one another.

They will fly 330-ft down our Zip Line at up to 20mph with their hair blowing in the wind. If that is not enough of a thrill, then the Giant Swing awaits. Campers will be pulled 40ft into the air, and just like that, they will swing and experience 2 G’s of adrenaline while screaming with fear and delight!

Mountain Biking – Another day entails a 12-mile mountain biking trip on some of the trails that run along the Little Patuxent River and Lake Elkhorn. Campers will eat lunch on the trail while also exploring and cooling off in the Little Patuxent River.

Kayaking – Adventure Expedition campers will learn how to paddle, turn, and stop their Kayaks while playing fun games on the reservoir! When we aren’t paddling, the fun continues with tie dye, slip’n sliding, and a tasty picnic.

Archery – Campers will also test their accuracy with a bow and arrow under the supervision of our archery instructor! Campers will receive one-on-one attention while learning the basics of archery with a compound bow!

Backpacking Trip on the AT & Caving in West Virginia – We cap it all off in epic fashion. We take campers on a 2-Day, 1-Night Backpacking Trip on the Appalachian Trail, followed by a Caving Trip in West Virginia. We provide almost everything needed including transportation. What campers bring: clothes, sleeping bag and a healthy curiosity about the great outdoors!

We're Open for Adventure!

Here's how we're keeping the fun safe...

  • Guests and staff will be required to wear a face covering.
  • We will enforce social distance guidelines—with the exception of helping you gear up and keeping you safe on the course.
  • We have a free 48-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations made within 48 hours of your tour may be rebooked at no charge.
  • Book your adventure and complete waiver online for a touch free process!