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About Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center in Shutesbury, MA
At Morse Hill, you can take the opportunity to enhance your self-confidence and connection with others. Our hemlock-shaded hills host an expansive high and low ropes course with more than 30 different challenges, and our custom-designed team-building programs cater to a wide variety of groups. Our Rattlesnake Summer Camps are the perfect way for students in grades 3 to 12 to get out and experience adventure activities like canoeing, mountain biking, caving, raft building, and rock climbing. With the guidance of our dedicated staff, campers can break through their perceived limitations and gain the confidence to take on new challenges.
At Morse Hill, we strive to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can overcome their fears and push their boundaries. Our team-building programs, adventure activities, and summer camp are designed with this in mind, helping people of all ages and backgrounds to discover their own strength and resilience. With all that we have to offer, it’s not hard to see why Morse Hill is such a popular destination for those looking to grow and thrive.
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Programs at Morse Hill Outdoor Education Center in Shutesbury, MA
Adventure Day Camp
Grade 3-8 Each day is a new adventure! On the first day, we use the low ropes to help the campers create a community within their group. During the middle of the week, we canoe rock climb, mountain bike, cave, and swim at exciting local destinations. On Thursday night the oldest group of campers can join us at our enchanting Morse Hill campsite with a view of the Wendell hills. Friday finishes the week off with our high ropes challenges where campers grow and take pride in their accomplishments. The different locations and activities featured each week along with the price breaks will make multiple weeks a joy for both campers and parents.
Mountain Bike Camp
Grade 7-10 Five days of riding mountain bikes. Just us on our mountain bikes crossing streams that riders love splashing through on hot days, exploring waterfalls, hidden valleys, and challenging hill climb. We begin with a bike safety check and then discuss riding safety, etiquette, and technique. We will ride near Morse Hill for several days. We make our way to our campsite on Wednesday, camp out, and ride back on Thursday. Using a trailer, we will transport our bikes on the other days to some of our favorite rides in the valley, including a day of decent.
This camp is for both beginning and experienced paddlers, just bringing an excitement for being on the water and a desire to learn. Campers will learn canoe strokes and skills, route planning and the details of canoe camping. After honing skills and strokes on the first two days, we'll undertake a three-day expedition on the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers. We'll be camping overnight on our trip, carrying everything we will need in our canoes. Our experienced staff will ensure a fun and safe trip, come paddle with us!
Hike & Canoe Trip Camp
This seven-day expedition takes us through some of the most beautiful land north of Morse Hill. Our adventure takes us to a remote lake where we canoe, camp, swim, and explore islands. We do our backpacking through beautiful mountains and alongside rivers and ponds. We boulder up and through a hidden brook in its secret swimming holes and waterfalls, finishing with a rappel by a waterfall.
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