Character building opportunities abound for campers through our Outdoor Adventure Program.
The rural mountainous location of Apple Ridge Farm provides the ideal setting for our Outdoor Adventure Program. Supported by professional leaders and certified instructors, our campers develop team building skills as they are challenged in activities that require cooperation and communication to achieve specific goals.
Team Challenge Course
Featuring 18 stations with names like “Wild Woozy” and “The Mohawk Walk” the course demonstrates with hands-on activities the necessity of teamwork in all areas of life, how to develop those skills and how to apply them in real life situations.
High Ropes Challenge Course
This course, located high off the ground in mature stands of native trees, challenges the individual and thus the team to rely on each other to overcome obstacles and complete a task. Campers gain confidence in their own skills which enables them to develop appropriate risk taking skills. More Info>
Carilion Climbing Tower and Observation Deck
Thanks to Carilion Community Health Partnership and many other supporters we built the premier climbing tower in our region of Southwest Virginia, drawing the attention of many groups and climbing enthusiasts seeking this type of challenging activity. More Info>
Bandy Athletic Field
The Bandy Athletic Field, built by a generous in-kind donation from Joe Bandy and Sons Contracting serves as a focal point for team sporting events like soft ball, soccer & football.
Created with over 5,000 hours of local businesses and individuals labor, our Wilderness Trail System offers approximately 5 miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty and includes a handicapped access trail constructed to meet the National Forest Service Universal Access to Outdoor Recreation Design Guidelines.