Join the Adventurers for a new, exciting challenge: Via Ferrata! Via Ferrata at Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center is a system of steel rungs and cables permanently installed to the rock face that allows you to climb up and over the two towering rock fins of Nelson Rocks in Circleville, WV. During this 4-6 hour climb, you will gain 1085 feet in elevation, cross a suspension bridge that is 150 feet high and 200 feet long, and reach exposed heights of 280 feet. This challenge is not for the faint of heart, but well worth the effort.
Participants should not be extremely scared of heights, but a healthy respect for heights is expected. Participants also need to be relatively physically fit – fit enough to complete a steep, rugged trail hike and flexible enough to step up on rungs and rocks that are irregularly spaced apart. To see what adventure and excitement await you on this trip, go to: www.nelsonrocksoutdoorcenter.com
On day two, we will hike to beautiful Seneca Rocks and geocache along the way. Geocaching is like a treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to find caches that people have placed for others to seek and find. There are millions of caches all over the world, but you will be looking for 3 or 4 on the trail to the top of Seneca Rocks.
The group will sleep in cabins and cook all meals during the events except for Thursday lunch which participants will bring with them. Carpooling is available along I-81 from Roanoke to Harrisonburg, so don’t let transportation issues keep you from participating in this amazing opportunity. GSVSC scholarships are available, so don’t let the cost keep you from attending this event.
Participants may attend as individuals or troops.
Who: C, S, A (Girls ages 13+)
Date: Thursday, June 12 – Friday, June 13, 2014
Time: 11 AM Thursday – 1 PM Friday
Place: Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center, Circleville, WV (more info: www.nelsonrocksoutdoorcenter.com)
Fee: $165/girl or adult
Min./Max.: 6 girls & adults/12 girls & adults
Patch Included: no
Registration Opens: November 8
Registration Closes: May 15, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2014
To Register: Send Health History Form (#2072), Program Registration Form #2680, Parent Permission (#2134), Via Ferrata Waiver, and fee (checks only; payable to Adventurers Troop #1912) to:
6146 Renoir Ln.
Roanoke, VA 24018
Questions: Laura Burchett, 540-776-6562 or Burchett@cox.net
Note: Carpooling is available along I-81 from Roanoke to Harrisonburg. Space is not confirmed until payment is received. Refunds may be given up through the deadline date.