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2nd Year Program
The 2nd Year Program was developed back in 1977 to further the Camp Wildwood experience. Twenty campers from the previous year are invited back to attend a program based in the Upstate of South Carolina at the Walhalla Trout Hatchery. The professional staff and counselors that select these 2nd year campers believe that they possess leadership, maturity and dedication, which if nurtured, leads to the wise use of natural resources.
During this week, the 2nd Year campers will experience challenging but fun adventures. The goal is for them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationship with other people, and the natural world.
Mini - Agenda
What to bring to 2nd Year
Due to limited van space, plan on bringing only what you need to stay clean and happy for the week. In addition to the things listed in the camp brochure, bring a sleeping bag and ground pad (if you think you need one), and a backpack that will hold the rest of what you’re bringing to Walhalla. Plan on using the same backpack for our daily trips. Items not needed for the day trips can be secured at the hatchery. If you do not have a backpack, we can provide you with a loaner pack if you let us know in advance.
If you have not sent us the needed paperwork before camp begins, bring it to King's Mountain with you. The organizations that host our 'adventures' are very strict about having their waivers signed, so you’ve got to have that in our hands before we leave camp on Monday.
Packing Suggestions For Walhalla:
Water bottles - Please bring one or two water bottles so you can have two quarts with you. This will be especially important on the mountain Thursday when you’ll be working hard in the heat..
Rain gear - We'll be forging ahead all week rain or shine, and it will help you keep a sunny disposition if you have a good, lightweight rain jacket. If you don’t get cold easily, this should be the only jacket you need for the week.
Shoes - We will do some tromping in the woods. You must have closed-toe shoes on Tuesday for TeamVentures and Thursday for climbing. Keen sandals or Chacos are not acceptable. A sturdy pair of sneakers or trail running shoes will be OK, preferably ones that you can snug up for climbing. These would be OK too if we do a night walk.
Rafting shoes – You must have shoes or sandals that strap to your feet, or those made for rafting. It would be best to have a pair of shoes just for water activities so you don’t have to wear wet shoes for other activities. Don't forget them!
Swimsuits - We will get wet on the river, so bring something appropriate and comfortable. And keep in mind that the whitewater rafts can get hot on a sunny day, so ladies should plan on wearing shorts while paddling. We may have time to go swimming at the lake, so you may want to bring a swimsuit for that.
Flashlight/Headlamp – Bring a headlamp if you have one. It is easier to keep up with, and works better for some of our activities. But a small flashlight will be fine too.
Fleece/Pants – It's hard to imagine needing fleece in June in South Carolina. But the temperature has dropped into the 50s in previous years, so plan for that possibility if you get cold easily. And sometimes the mosquitoes are plentiful, so a lightweight pair of pants (like Columbia fishing pants) are a good idea. Or better yet, a pair of zip-off pants that you can use as shorts too.
Cash – We will provide your meals just like last year, but you will also have more opportunities to buy snacks and souvenirs from the places we go. And we usually stop for fast food once or twice if we’re running short on time. So bring as much cash as you think you might need for these things. $40 should be more than plenty. And don’t worry if you run low. We won’t buy Chattooga t-shirts for you, but nobody will go hungry!
Keep In Mind!
We will be pretty far from any corner store most of the week. So please make sure you have everything you think you will need. We will sit down with you before we leave King's Mountain and help you decide what to bring to Walhalla.