Entering Grades 9 – 10
During this extraordinary program, “TASCers” embark on adventures that include whitewater rafting, a multi-day backpacking trip, a day at the Hot Springs, and a Ranch Camp Service Project. A 10-day outdoor trek – full of fun, laughter and personal challenges – teaches TASC campers about leadership and independence.
TASC Trip Highlights and Photo Album
- Multi-day backpacking trip
- Outdoor cooking
- Service project
- White water rafting
- Shabbat at Ranch Camp and in the wild
- Ranch Camp activities including ropes course, swimming, mountain biking, etc.
- Team building experiences
- 10 Day Road Trip!!
Enjoy this photo album of the 2013 TASC experience. Photos courtesy of our TASC staff members and campers. Thanks guys!
The Soul of the Trip Camp
The Best Part: True Stories from Campers
Mikko’s Story – “Where to start? Camp did not appeal to me at all. I was always complaining and talking to Devon (my staff member from last year) and my parents, convincing myself literally to the point that I wasn’t coming. I ended up coming because my parents FORCED me to come and that was a decision that they made that I’ll be thankful for, for the rest of my life….Cont. Reading
Joe’s Story - “Looking back at the past 8 years here at camp, I now realize how much I have grown. When I was a Mini all the way until 7th grade, I was skeptical about TASC. I was afraid to have to climb a mountain and what I thought would be 12 hours alone in the wilderness….Cont. Reading
Nicole’s Story - “Looking back on TASC, I can really appreciate how much the trip changed me. At the beginning I was reluctant to do anything because I was scared something would go wrong. But after a couple of days out in the wilderness, I learned that no matter how hard you try, once in a while, something will go wrong. It’s how you adapt to the problem that makes the difference….Cont. Reading
Do I need any prior experience to join?
Should I pack any extra gear?
What is the food like?
How can I be in touch with my camper/family?
What if I have food or environmental allergies? Or take medication?
No. all levels of campers are welcome to participate on our trip camps. We recommend taking a few weeks prior to the start of trip camps to get out and exercise, break in our backpack and hiking boots and, if you are on RocknRide, cruise around to get warmed up for an amazing experience!
Should I pack any extra gear?
As a Trip Camper you will need to bring additional gear to camp. A detailed trips packing list of what gear you will need for the trip will be included in the Parent’s Manual Packing List.
Trip camping participants will cook their own meals as a group using camp stoves under the supervision of staff. Examples of common meals are: pasta w/sauce, burritos, pita and hummus, tuna sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly, quinoa, and quesadillas. All food is Kosher.
Most places our trip camps visit are fairly remote so cell service is not reliable (campers are not allowed cell phones) so staff check in daily with camp via satellite phones. Parents will receive notes via email from Ranch Camp updating on progress and any changes to the itinerary. Parents can send letters, which will be collected at camp for campers to receive upon arrival back to camp. Campers can send letters before and after the trip from Ranch Camp.
Our trip staff can accommodate most allergies. If an epipen is needed, a staff member will carry this at all times. Our staff are certified to give medications and we can accommodate most types of medications. If you have any questions, please ask!