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

 

HAPPY 25th ANNIVERSARY, #ETCNation! 

Join us this Spring for a weekend celebration!

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 6-11
June 18 - June 24
August 6 - August 12: FILLING QUICKLY



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Intro to Adventure

Entering Grades 4-8
June 18 - June 24
July 2 - July 8
July 16 - July 22: FILLING QUICKLY
August 6 - July 12: FULL Please call our office to be placed on a waitlist.


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Outdoor Survival

Entering Grades 4-8
June 25 - July 1
July 9 - July 15
July 23 - July 29



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Pioneers NEW!

Entering Grades 4-10
August 13-19: FULL Please call our office to be placed on a waitlist.

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ONE WEEK TRIPS:


Camping & Carabiners

Entering Grades 6-11
June 18 - June 24
July 16 - July 22
August 13 - August 19: FULL Please call our office to be placed on a waitlist.


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 Climbing Adventures

Entering Grades 6-11
June 25 - July 1: FULL Please call our office to be placed on a waitlist.



Itinerary


Delaware Safari

Entering Grades 8-11
June 25 - July 1




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Hikes and Bikes

Entering Grades 8-11
July 16 - July 22 FULL Please call our office to be placed on a waitlist.


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TWO WEEK TRIPS:

Adventure Sampler

Entering Grades 6-11
July 2 - 15: FILLING QUICKLY!
July 23 - August 5


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ETC Service Corps

Entering Grades 8 - 11
July 2 - 15



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Appalachian Trail (AT) Challenge NEW!

Entering Grades 8-11
July 30 - August 12



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Rocks, Rivers & Reels

Entering Grades 8-11
July 2 - July 15
August 6 - August 19: FULL Please call our office to be placed on a waitlist.


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Voyagers

Entering Grades 8-11
July 23 - August 5: FULL Please call our office to be placed on a waitlist.



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THREE WEEK TRIP:




ETC Extreme Challenge

Entering Grades 8-11
July 16 - August 5


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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 wither on the Appalachian Trail or Delaware River.
Level 4: Our longest sessions and spend the most time away from camp.