Environmental Trips for Challenge (E.T.C.)

 

Environmental Trips for Challenge, or E.T.C., gives campers an exciting and challenging experience in the outdoors through high adventure opportunities, a fun and diverse community, and a unique camp experience. Based in our Delaware Unit, E.T.C. will help campers will gain confidence, build new friendships. All our E.T.C. programs are coed, with boys and girls housed in separate cabins while they are in camp, and separate tents while they are on trips. Each trip is led by an experienced, responsible staff member, who is at least 21 years old, who is assisted by at least one additional staff member. Campers will experience outdoor camping, cooking and sleeping in tents, as well as many activities based at Fairview Lake, such as archery, swimming and team building. Our programming includes One Week Camps, One Week Trips, Two Week Trips and a Three Week "Extreme Challenge" Trip. Wondering which Adventure Camp or Trip is most suitable? Check out our Adventure Rating System for guidance.


Camp Vs. Trips

Camps: An adventurous experience that is located at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps for the entirety of the camp program.
Trips: An experience mainly off-site where campers will camp in tents. Fairview Lake YMCA Camps will be used as a home base.


One Week Camps

Angler's Catch

Entering Grades 4-10
July 22 - 28



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Intro to Adventure

Entering Grades 4-8
July 1 - 7
July 15 - 21
July 29 - August 4


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Outdoor Survival

Entering Grades 4-8
June 24 - 30
July 8 - 14
August 5 - 11


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Pioneers

Entering Grades 4-10
August 12 - 18



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ONE WEEK TRIPS:


Camping & Carabiners

Entering Grades 6-11
June 24 - 30
August 12 - 18


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 Climbing Adventures

Entering Grades 6-11
July 1 - 7



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Delaware Safari

August 12 - 18





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Hikes and Bikes

Entering Grades 8-11
July 22 - 28


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TWO WEEK TRIPS:

Adventure Sampler

Entering Grades 6-11
July 8 - 21


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ETC Service Corps

Entering Grades 8 - 11
July 8 - 21


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Rocks, Rivers & Reels

Entering Grades 8-11
July 8 - 21


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Voyagers

Entering Grades 8-11
July 29 - August 11


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THREE WEEK TRIP:



ETC Extreme Challenge

Entering Grades 8-11
July 22 - August 11


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Adventure Rating System

Wondering which Adventure Camp or Trip is most suitable?

Level 1: Minimal outdoor skills and ability required. Entire program takes place on site.
Level 2: Basic outdoor skills and ability required. One day or one night off-site campout expected.
Level 3: Can be two weeks in length and include multi-day trips away from camp whether on the Appalachian Trail or Delaware River.
Level 4: Our longest sessions and spend the most time away from camp.