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Night Eagle Wilderness Adventures
A unique summer camp for 40 boys ages 10-14: tipi living, wilderness skills, nature crafts, hiking, canoeing, atlatls & 'hawks, archery, backpacking, and much more! Enhanced by simplicity, cooperative work and play, and a love and respect for nature. ACA accredited.
Located on 135 forested acres and completely surrounded by 365,000 acres of Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest, Night Eagle exists to introduce boys of today to the wonders of nature and to offer them that rare moment in which they can slow down, escape the modern world of television and video games, and discover new aspects in the meaning of life.
We are a primitive camp whose way of life is designed to build a boy's self-confidence and foster a better understanding of native peoples and their relationship with the earth.
Activities at Night Eagle tend to spring from the environment and teach boys to rely on their own ingenuity. Spontaneity is the order of the day. Activities range from gathering fresh berries and cranking homemade ice cream to picking up a new skill at the waterfront or hammering out a decision affecting the whole community.
Without the distractions of the outside world, campers are soon busy tanning hides, creating birch bark baskets, making moccasins and rattles, carving possession sticks and bull roarers, and learning various beading techniques.
At Night Eagle, campers can learn to survive in the wilderness, make their own bow and arrows, master the art of tracking and camouflage, identify wild edibles, and start fires with flint and steel or a bow drill. They can also learn to throw tomahawks and atlatls and to shoot bows and arrows safely.
Music, games and skits also play an important part in a boy's summer at Night Eagle. With no radios in camp, many campers and staff will spend their free time learning to play a guitar, banjo, or other musical instrument.
In all there are over a hundred different activities that campers can choose from during the course of the summer. The possibilities are limited only by what the imagination can devise.
Our two private lakes surrounded by young forest, and our own wetlands provide an ideal setting for all types of waterfront activities and are well-suited for developing a boy's self-confidence and physical coordination.
With the Appalachian Trail and Vermont's Long Trail running along our western border we are able to off a wide variety of wilderness trips where campers can enjoy firsthand the deep forest, clear streams, and beautiful mountains of New England.
Hulbert Outdoor Center / Voyageurs
Hulbert Voyageurs is a wilderness travel summer camp offer multi-activity outdoor adventures. It is a program of the Hulbert Outdoor Center, a non-profit educational institution, established in 1978, that currently serves 7,000 participants annually.
Voyageurs is a unique summer opportunity that combines outdoor living, skill development, teamwork and personal growth. These elements are brought together in a simple, natural environment, designed to cultivate a sense of personal, as well as group achievement.
We encourage individuals to learn and participate in all aspects of the Voyageurs program. Participants take home fond memories of skills mastered, of challenges overcome, of new friendships created, of beautiful wilderness areas visited, and of having accomplished and learned far more then they might have ever thought possible.
Voyageurs trips are single or multi-activity outdoor adventures that provide fun, exciting, unforgettable journeys into some of the most beautiful natural areas in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New York. Every Voyageurs trip is filled with experiences that balance wilderness skill development, experiential education and teamwork, with a focus on personal growth.
On any Voyageurs trip, participants have an opportunity to learn to use a map and compass; to bake and cook on an outdoor stove or open fire; to have minimum impact on the environment through the use of “Leave No Trace” tripping practices; to know necessary safety precautions; and to explore positive support, goal-setting, self-reliance and determination.
At Hulbert, we believe that individuals learn best that which they experience directly for themselves. In addition, thoughtful reflection with the guidance of caring adults can produce lasting, positive change in young people.
We create healthy, wholesome, simple meals and take pride in presenting an exciting menu of enjoyable trip food. Each camper is involved in meal preparation through established roles and routines. Responsibilities include preparing food, meal clean-up, and safe food storage. Mealtime is often a favorite part of each trip, not only because of the great food prepared, but also because of the community atmosphere in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Hulbert Outdoor Center has over 25-years of experience leading wilderness trips. Our staff are mature, caring and dedicated individuals who have extensive outdoor skills, as well as group leadership and teaching experience.
Safety is our number one priority during every Hulbert Voyageur’s program and all of our staff are trained in first aid and emergency evacuation procedures. Most of our staff are Wilderness First Responders, with over 80-hours of training, while others are Wilderness Emergency Medical Technicians. In addition, certified lifeguards supervise swimming on every Voyageurs trip.
If you are looking for an exciting summer adventure, good friendships and fun while living in a small community where you can both be yourself and experiment with being the person you would like to become, then Hulbert Voyageurs is for you.
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