Are your kids already saying “mom, there is NOTHING to do, I’m soooo bored?!” and summer has just begun? The U.S. National Whitewater Center has the solution, Smarties!! With five super cool and unique summer camps for your 8-18 year-olds in addition to All-Sport Day Passes, you won’t ever hear them complain again!
We’re proud to call this Queen City gem our own since it opened in 2006! Outdoor enthusiasts have made this one of the top attractions in the Carolinas and the world’s premier outdoor recreation and environmental education center. Alongside mountain biking and running trails, a climbing center, and challenge course, the park’s most unique feature is a multiple-channel, customized whitewater river for rafting and canoe/kayak enthusiasts of all abilities. The USNWC is only 15 minutes from Uptown Charlotte and provides nearly 400 acres of woodlands along the scenic Catawba River. Families, workout enthusiasts, casual observers and Olympic-caliber athletes share this world-class sports and training center. The USNWC is proud to be a U.S. Olympic Training Site, thank you very much!
Got Camp? The USNWC sure does! For ages 8 all the way up to 18, there is something for everyone. Most camps start on June 21, check website for details. Here’s a sneak preview:
–Wet’n Wild Adventure Camp: This themed, full-day camp combines the fun and values of a traditional summer camp with the excitement of an outdoor adventure experience. With a wide range of enjoyable activities from whitewater rafting, rock climbing, flatwater kayaking and team-building – this is a camp your child will not forget! For 8-12 year-olds.
–Wilderness Voyageurs Camp: This unique, full day camp will allow children to explore the outdoors through wilderness photography, birds of prey exhibits, ecology hikes and wilderness survival techniques. During this camp, your child will also enjoy the excitement of whitewater rafting, flatwater kayaking, rock climbing, and many other activities. For 8-12 year-olds.
– Survival Camp: This week long, full day camp is focused around survival techniques such as shelter-building, attitude, wilderness first aid, fire building, lost proofing, map/compass skills and much more. The camp has a survival focus and uses games and initiatives for team-building. each session operates like a day camp with one overnight stay at the USNWC. For 10-12 year-olds.
–Rock, Ride & Paddle Camp: Rock, Ride and Paddle Camp will teach your teen the basics of mountain biking, rock climbing and whitewater kayaking. Each day is split into two unique clinics – providing an opportunity to learn skills for a variety of outdoor sports. No prior experience needed, except basic bike riding skills. Rock, Ride and Paddle Camp is a full day camp. For 12-15 year-olds.
–Whitewater Kayak Camp: The Whitewater Kayak Camp will introduce your child to whitewater kayaking in a comfortable and safe environment with the guidance of our instructors. Starting off with basic boat control and comfort, campers will progress through the week learning more advanced skills, such as rolling. This is the perfect introduction into the adventure of whitewater kayaking. For 12-18 year-olds.
For those of you looking for full-family fun, check out the All-Sport Daily Pass. This is the most popular way to spend the day at the USNWC! Get all day unlimited access to family and adventure rafting, climbing (guided climbs only), climb 2 zip, biking, flatwater kayaking, eco trekking, adventure course, and mega zip and mega jump.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center:
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28214
WHOSE DAD ROCKS?!
LAST CHANCE to enter your awesome dad this Father’s Day on CSP! Please send us a photo of your children & their dad with a quote from one of your kids stating, “My dad rocks because …”
Please also include the father’s name. (You can send us his full name, or just his first name and last initial.) We will run all submissions on Father’s Day, June 20th. Please be sure we have yours by Friday, June 18th in order to be included. Send your photo and quote to firstname.lastname@example.org.