Roaring Brook expeditions are unique and varied. All 4/6 week campers go on trips. Canoe and backpacking trips are planned to permit boys to return for years without repeating the routes they take, making for the most extensive trip program for boys ages 9-16 in New England.
Backpacking in the High Country
The Roaring Brook Backpacking Trip Program includes mountains in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Boys participate in the selection of routes and campsites while assisting in group goal setting. Boys are responsible for sharing the load, but not for carrying more than one third of their body weight. Campers are grouped for these trips by age and hiking ability.
Challenge on the Rocks and Ropes
The Mountaineering Program encompasses instruction in, rock climbing, rappelling and tyrolean traverse safety procedures, equipment use and movement techniques. The program emphasizes safety procedures, proper care and use of equipment, climbing and rappelling techniques, and Tyrolean traverse techniques. The program operates at the camp's own 35 foot cliff, utilizing top roped permanent fixed anchors for safety.
The Roaring Brook Ropes Course Program encompasses instruction for successful participation on a 16 element interconnected low and high ropes course. Elements include: inclined log, postman's walk, Burma bridge, firecracker ladder, ranger ladder, kitten crawl, swinging log, stump walk, jump for life, dingle dangle, bosun's chairs, stump jump, hour glass, tension traverse, fidget ladder and hand over hand. A double cable anchor system with mechanical belays ensures camper's safety on the course.