Adventure Team

The Wanocksett Adventure team offers a number of Pioneer activities for older Scouts (ages 14 and up) attending Camp Wanocksett. Mountain bikes, mountain boards, Project COPE, and a number of other high adventure activities are available during the formal Adventure Team time in the morning, or occasionally in the afternoon during open program.

Morning Program – The Wanocksett Adventure Team runs each morning from 9:00AM until 12:00PM — taking place during the first two merit badge classes as well as Patrol Time. This program is a unique one in that participants are able to work together to plan their own program for the week. After a day of initiative games, and a safety/equipment training session, participants spend at least two days of the week on the low and high C.O.P.E. courses. The low course includes elements at most 12 feet above the ground, while the high course elements are 15 to 40 feet high. Group and individual activities are designed to develop and strengthen communication skills, planning, trust, teamwork, leadership, decision-making, problem-solving skills, and self-esteem. Solutions to challenges often require a combination of athleticism and out-of-the-box thinking. Group activities emphasize the patrol method and develop leadership skills. Individual challenges build confidence and self-reliance. The activities are not designed to be competitive, or a race against time, but rather a means to learn the values of leadership, trust, teamwork, self-esteem, problem solving, communication, and decision-making. The week includes Project C.O.P.E. for at least 3 days, and two days which participants choose programs including mountain biking, kayaking, mountain boarding, advanced rock climbing and rappelling, and more.

Afternoon Program – The Adventure Team offers a number of activities for Scouts of all ages in the afternoon. These programs include mountain boarding, mountain biking, bike rides, C.O.P.E. games, the zip line, and a special day at the climbing tower to experience some extra special climbing activities!