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Glen Arden’s Mountaineering program encompasses hiking, backpacking, orienteering, and nature studies. We have access to several trails within camp as well as off property – including the Appalachian Trail, Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, and Linville Gorge. At camp and out on the trail, campers learn to set up sites using tarps and tents, tie basic knots, pack a backpack, read a topographical map, and cook in the great outdoors. They also learn to identify animals, leaves and trees common to our area. Leave No Trace principles guide our mountaineers’ approach to conservation while teaching them to be good stewards of our environment.

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