Adventure Activities

Canoeing

Canoeing

Canoeing Canoeing is only included in events that specifically indicate it in their event description. Most of our canoeing is done on a section of the Youghiogheny River from Connellsville to Dawson. We rent our canoes from a professional local outfitter. Use of PFD’s are required in our program regardless of swimming ability.

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Creek Hike

Creek Hike

When it is creek hike day, it’s time to get wet. We ride our bus or van from Jumonville and head to Ohiopyle State Park. We head to Cucumber Falls and take the hiking trail down to the bottom of the falls. We head behind the falls into the giant shower and then head straight…

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Adventure Center general

Adventure Center

Our original Ben Cromer Adventure Center was established in 1993 in one of our former outdoor classrooms. It was destroyed by an early morning fire in April of 2002. A new and much larger Adventure Center was built near our bouldering wall in 2003. The elements and program are geared toward planned success to build…

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Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

Some of the older adventure campers have a whitewater rafting trip at Ohiopyle State Park as part of their week of activities. We hire outfitters that use professional guides for running our whitewater rafting trips on the Lower and Middle sections of the Youghiogheny River. (Levels I – IV) Those trips on the Middle Yough…

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King Swing

King Swing

Jumonville added a King Swing or Commitment Swing to their Challenge/Ropes Course program in the spring of 2006 in the Topside field area where the Multi-level High Course is also located.  

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Multi Level High Course

Multi Level High Course

In 2004, Jumonville added a new multi-level high course located in the old Topside field area. In recent years, we expanded the course even further. Special arrangements need to be made with the Jumonville office staff if you want to include this activity as part of your group’s experience. The goal of utilizing the multi-level…

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Caving

Caving

Caving has been a part of Jumonville’s adventure program since the very beginning (about 40 years ago). We currently use Laurel Caverns Exploratory Section and they provide the caving helmets for the campers. The campers provide their own flashlights and extra clothes that they use for caving. Yes, you will definitely get dirty as you can…

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Rapelling

Rappelling

Rock climbing & rappelling has been a vital part of Jumonville’s summer camp adventure programs for over 40 years. Most of the rock climbing is done at a nearby area called Greenbriar which is just several miles from Jumonville. Older adventure campers have used Seneca Rocks as well as the New River Gorge. In past years we…

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Biking

Biking

Many of our adventure camps spend some time riding bikes along the beautiful Yough Bike Trail. As you get older, you may have the opportunity to experience some off-trail biking. The area that we use the most is the Youghiogheny River Bike Trail in Ohiopyle.  

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Bouldering Wall

Bouldering Wall

Built within months after the old Adventure Center burned to the ground (Spring of 2002), this outdoor bouldering area is located in the field next to the new Ben Cromer Adventure Center. The wall is 8 feet tall and has over 100 vertical feet of climbing. Bring your energy, cause you’ll use lots of it…

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Bum Slides

Bum Slides

Ohiopyle State Park is located less than a 30 minute drive from Jumonville. A number of our summer camp groups, including most of the adventure camps, go to spend a day or more at Ohiopyle State Park. One of the favorite activities is a natural water slide area that we call the bum slides. Many…

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing Rock climbing has been a vital part of Jumonville’s summer camp adventure programs for over 40 years. Most of the rock climbing is done at a nearby area called Greenbriar which is just several miles from Jumonville. Older adventure campers have used Seneca Rocks as well as the New River Gorge. In past years we…

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