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Details & What-to-Bring

All the answers to all your questions about this summer's programs
Have more questions?  Call 231-668-8220 or email right.tree19@gmail.com
Our events are phone-free. 
Phones will be stored by staff and are accessible to participants if they need to call parents
 Contact numbers are listed at the bottom of this page in case you need to get ahold of us. 
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This trip incorporates parts of the Sheltowe Trace trail along with Red River Gorge trails, all inside the Daniel Boone National Forest in the Slade, Kentucky area.  The trails are in a very remote area and often quite steep.  With good hiking shoes, even beginners can complete the trip.  The rock formations, waterfalls, and views are absolutely amazing!

Day 1 is for travel

Days 2-5 are hiking (approx 24 miles)

Day 6 is for return travel

There is no cell phone access in the area.  We do carry a satellite  emergency beacon if the need should arise.

Backpacking Red River Gorge

Slade,  Kentucky

8am, June 26-6pm, July 1

   depart from and return to the MAD Club building

   400 E. Third St., Elk Rapids

   (across the parking lot from Elk Rapids Bible Church)

PLUS

2-5pm, June 24

  mandatory orientation/packing meeting

   at the MAD Club building

   Participants MUST attend this meeting.  Parents are

   welcome too.  This is the time girls are fitted for their

   packs, learn to use equipment, and pack their meals and

   snacks.

Suggested donation: $75

Bring:

nylon, polyester, fleece are preferable over

cotton

   2-3 shirts (combination of short & long

        sleeve)

   1-2 pair of shorts

   1-2 pair of sliding shorts or spandex shorts

        to prevent chafing

   1 pair of long pants

   1 swimsuit

   1 jacket/sweatshirt

   1 lightweight, breathable raincoat

   1 small or quick-dry backpacking towel

   toothbrush/toothpaste

   unscented deodorant

   feminine hygiene products if needed

   1 pair hiking shoes/boots

     (break them in well before the trip)

   hat

   eyeglasses, contacts, + solutions

   prescription medications - in the

       prescription bottle with instruction to

       the staff on the registration form

   flip flops or lightweight sandals can be very

      comfortable at the end of a day of hiking

   backpacking pillow if desired

   souvenier $$ if desired

   on-the-road water bottle if desired

   in-the-van pillow/blankets if desired

Don't bring
-ipads or other laptop devices
-ipods or other musical devices
-headphones
-knives or weapons of any kind
-snacks
-alcohol or any kind
-drugs of any kind
We will provide:
   snacks and meals while traveling
   food and snacks on the trail
   backpacks
   tents
   sleeping mats
   sleeping bags
   cookstoves, utensils & cooking gear
   lanterns
   water bottles
   flashlights
   sunscreen
   bug spray
   first aid supplies
   unscented soap/shampoo etc.
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BE...DAZZLED Art Camp

July 18-21

9am-5pm

arrive and depart from the Art & Connection Building

   965 Green St., Elk Rapids (next to K&K Heating & Cooling

Suggested donation $40

Bring:
    enthusiasm
    a willingness to try new stuff
   clothes that can get dirty
   we will be inside and outside, so have weather-appropriate clothes
   water bottle
We provide;
   snacks and lunch
   art materials and supplies

Dam Beach Summer-Kick-Off-Hot-Dog-Roast-Games-on-the-Beach Bonfire Night! 

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You brought a

bunch of girls?!

8am, July 31-5pm, Aug 2

depart and return to the MAD Club building

   400 E. Third St., Elk Rapids (across the parking lot from

   Elk Rapids Bible Church)

Suggested donation $45

Bring:
   -sleeping bag (we have ones for loan if needed)
   -pillow if desired
   -weather appropriate clothes for the weather that is expected 
       including appropriate clothes for being outside
       after dark

   -water bottle
   -toiletries - toothpaste, toothbrush, hair
       products, feminine hygiene products, etc.
   -swimsuit and towel
   -eyeglasses, contacts, + solutions
   -prescription medications - in the
       prescription bottle with instruction to
       the staff on the registration form

    -shoes with straps or ties
    -stuffed animals are permitted  :-)
We provide
   snacks and food
   tents

   sleeping mats
   all camping gear
   sleeping bags (if needed)
   sunscreen
Don't bring
-ipads or other laptop devices
-ipods or other musical devices
-headphones
-presciption medications not listed
  on the 
registration form
-knives or weapons of any kind
-snacks

MAROONED!

9am, Aug 17-4pm, Aug 19

depart and return to the MAD Club building

   400 E. Third St, Elk Rapids

   (across the parking lot from Elk Rapids Bible Church)

Suggested donation $35

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Marooned is 3 days of highly active, very messy games, competitions and challenges.  Girls need to be prepared to be outside regardless of the weather.   We encourage them to bring clothing that will not be missed if it gets extremely dirty, ripped, or painted.  At last one of their swimsuits should be an older one if available, as those also sometimes end up stained.  They can bring comfy things for around the campfire, sleeping and free time.  The girl generally sleep in an old boy scout lodge on the island, so are dry in case of rain.  Cooking is outdoors.  There are outhouses and a water pump on the island and we will have a pontoon boat with us.

Bring:

  weather appropriate clothes for being outdoors in the daytime and evenings

   clothes that can get dirty, messy, and probably painted

   1 or two swimsuits

  towel

  sleeping bag (we have ones for loan if needed)

  sleeping pillow if desired

  toiletries - toothpaste, toothbrush, hair  products, feminine hygiene

     products, etc.   

  eyeglasses, contacts, + solutions 

   prescription medications - in theprescription bottle with instructions

     to the staff on the registration form

   shoes that will work for running in the woods 

   stuffed animals are permitted  :-)

   water bottle

  

Don't bring
-ipads or other laptop devices
-ipods or other musical devices
-headphones
-presciption medications not listed
  on the 
registration form
-knives or weapons of any kind
-snacks
We will provide:
   snack and meals
    sleeping pads
    sunscreen
    

Contact Numbers

Craig Mosher   231-645-6262
Charissa Hayden 612-450-3303

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