Tuesday Favorites....adult summer camp

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  1. CDGator

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    If you could go to summer camp for 2 weeks as an adult, where would you go?
    Rules: it must have designated activities and is not just sitting on the beach or pool for two weeks. You learn how to do a sport, activity or a boot camp.

    EX:
    Dude Ranch with cattle drives
    Hiking the Appalachian trail
    Learn to dive in an exotic location
     
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    AK, NZ, or S.Pacif
     
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    OK, clearly we need clarification... you mean like a "sign up for a two week program in something somewhere," correct? Not "go wherever you want for two weeks," correct?
     
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      Rules: it must have designated activities and is not just sitting on the beach or pool for two weeks. You learn how to do a sport, activity or a boot camp.

      EX:
      Dude Ranch with cattle drives
      Hiking the Appalachian trail
      Learn to dive in an exotic location
       
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      That's what I thought, just wanted to clarify for others. ;)

      I'd go to 1-3 shooting courses out west somewhere.
       
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        That would be a rough 2 weeks
         
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        Or I'd go on some kind of 2 week canoeing gig... somewhere with cool weather, but no f'ng deer flies (or other flying things that bite), but I think that place only exists in fantasy land.
         
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          Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership - Part 1

          Alpine Mountaineering and Technical Leadership, Part 1
          Curriculum & Structure
          AMTL Part 1 - Comprehensive Skills & Intro to Leadership

          In this first 12-day program, we help you develop a very complete set of alpine climbing skills for rock, snow, and ice, from the basics on up, and as we progress through each set of skills, we will provide you with a lot of enjoyable practice climbing so you can master each technique. You will learn route finding and hazard assessment skills as well as self-rescue. Through the course you will make a series of classic alpine ascents on rock routes and on major glaciers, and you and your fellow team members will lead the final climb as you apply all the climbing and leadership skills learned during the program.

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          Climbing steep snow on the N. Ridge of Mt. Baker. Jason Martin

          We place as much emphasis on good mountain judgment as we do on the development of technical skills, and throughout this course we'll be helping you observe and analyze climbing routes, terrain features, and hazards so that by the end of the program you will have developed the ability to lead a small team safely through a rugged and complex environment and rope teams on basic and intermediate alpine routes. The climbs we make typically include four or five of the following: Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, Glacier Peak, Cutthroat Peak, South Early Winter Spire, Liberty Bell, and Silver Star. Join this course for excellent skills development, diverse and beautiful alpine climbing experience, and preparation for leading your own alpine climbing teams.



          Curriculum Highlights
          Alpine Travel & Climbing Skills

          • Selection & use of personal equipment as well as ropes, knots, & harnesses
          • Design concepts, selection, & use of technical equipment for rock, snow, & ice climbing
          • The uses of map, compass, altimeter, and GPS
          • Principles of glacier travel & route finding
          • Belaying techniques on rock, snow, & ice
          • The concept and application of the self-belay
          • Self-arrest from all positions
          • Free climbing technique on rock, snow, & ice
          • French, German, and American cramponing techniques
          • Interrelationship, choice between, & application of all principal ice axe positions
          • Rappelling & prusiking
          • Glissading for speed & ease of descent


          Objective Hazards Evaluation & Self-Rescue Skills

          • Evaluation & prediction of mountain weather patterns
          • Introduction to the assessment of natural hazards
          • Individual & team crevasse rescue techniques


          Leadership Skills

          • Technical & personal functions of individuals in the rope team; role and responsibility
          • Problem solving: gathering appropriate data & assessment techniques
          • Evolving leadership roles: individual leadership vs. collective decision making


          Environmental Protection Skills

          • An introduction to alpine ecology
          • Leave No Trace travel, camping, & climbing skills
           
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            Prolly something like this

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              Is there an adult summer camp that includes hookers and blow? Cuz I'd sign up for that.
               
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                Sailing, Scuba and for my wife Ball Room Dancing...I can't dance
                 
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                  Front Site Handgun Training.
                   
                  • CDGator

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                    Two weeks time in the slammer might be close.
                     
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                    We were supposed to do a 2 week canoe trip floating down the Yukon last summer but then covid. Fly into Circle and float 158 miles to Eagle with no stops on the way. camping on the river banks at night. It would have been a once in a lifetime trip because I probably wouldn't have ever done it again. :lol:

                    I think I would enjoy a British Columbia dude ranch on a river to learn how to fly fish. It also would need a spa where I can learn how to relax.
                     
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                    We talked about doing Massad Ayoob's class in Live Oak as a couple but never did. If you complete the course successfully I believe he would help defend you in a self defense case. Not sure on all the details.
                     
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                      Just give me the rest of my life out in the bush somewhere on or near the coast of Kodiak island Alaska where I can hunt and fish for my sustenance... I'll be fine...
                       
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                      As long as you only take 2 weeks.
                       
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                      I don't like your rules. :loser:
                       
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                        If there’s a golf camp in Scotland / Ireland, I’d love to try it...as long as I didn’t have to wear knickers.
                         

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