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AdventureTreks

Adventure Treks

Frequently Asked Questions

Big adventures can bring up some pretty big questions. Here are answers to the most common questions we receive.

Where do these trips start and finish?

Adventure Treks are part of resident camp at Camp Molly Lauman. They start and finish at the same time as all other resident camp programs. See the Summer Camp Success Guide (coming soon!) for more information.

What’s included in the cost?

The cost includes all meals, lodging, equipment rental fees, trained guides, and transportation necessary for the trip. You’ll only need money for snacks and souvenirs along the way. 

What special gear will I need to bring?

We provide all the group camping gear, cooking equipment, and specialized activity gear, such as backpacking packs, bicycles, and rock climbing equipment for each planned activity. All you need to bring is your personal gear – clothes, sleeping bag, pillow, water bottles, and mess kits. The basic packing list is the same as what’s included in the Summer Camp Success Guide (coming soon!) for resident camp programs. We’ll send you a specialized packing list for your trip, but here are a few items to start thinking about now:

Sleeping Bags: The smaller the better. We pack the gear of 12 people in each van. Smaller sleeping bags can help save space for things like coolers of food.

Footwear: Sneakers are fine for biking, caving, and rock climbing. For backpacking and Boundary Waters canoeing, you’ll need sturdy, well-broken-in boots. For other watersports, you’ll need a secure closed-toe amphibious shoe. 

Clothes: Quick-dry clothes are best for all activities. Cotton should be avoided because it stays wet and uncomfortable for a long time. 

How long will I be away from camp?

Most Adventure Trekkers spend one or two nights at Camp Molly Lauman before leaving on their adventure. You’ll return on Thursday of the following week—right on time for closing campfire with the rest of camp.

I have a grown-up that wants to come. Can they?

If a grown-up is interested in volunteering as a leader on one of the Adventure Treks, please have them contact us at  camp@gsoh.org to state their interest. Please note, preference will be given to the most experienced adults, and those who are non-relatives of girls on the trek. 

What happens if I get sick or injured on the trip?

If you get sick or injured, getting you better is our top priority. We’ll do everything we can to get you better with as little disruption to the rest of the group as possible. If you are unable to continue for any reason we will contact your parent or caregiver to arrange a pickup. 

What kind of physical shape do I need to be in to go on a trip?

You should be in good physical shape, but you don’t need to be a top-notch athlete. If you can run a mile without stopping (no time limit), then you’re in good shape for an Adventure Trek.

How do I register for an Adventure Trek?

There are limited spaces available on Adventure Treks, so don't delay! You can register online via CORA, or request a paper registration form from customercare@gsoh.org.