Our outdoor activities make up the core of how we spend our time at MRO. Every morning at breakfast, our campers can choose 3 activities for that day.
For each skilled based activity, our campers can earn one of the following ratings, each of which comes with special camp privileges.
MRO Activity Awards
Proficiency in the activity. These awards are not simple to earn and usually takes about 5-10 activity periods.
To earn this, campers must show true skill in their activity and show a readiness to apply those skills outside of camp. It typically takes 10-15 activity periods. Those who have earned “Advanced” in kayaking, mountain biking, or rock climbing, can earn the opportunity to go on special trips only available to those with established skills.
A Masters award at Moose River Outpost is a big deal. It represents multiple summers of applied effort. We typically award 5 Masters awards each summer, in all of our categories combined. When a camper earns their “Masters” there is cause for celebration and standing ovations.
Activities at MRO
|Kayaking||Beginning with flat water, then learning to roll, and proceeding to some basic whitewater at the Masters level.|
|Rock Climbing||Not just scrambling up the wall, but knots, belaying, safety settings, and of course technical route climbing.|
|Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)||SUP boards offer a fun way to get out on the water and get a workout! Once you stand up on your board, you have a great view of the horizon!|
|Canoeing||Maine’s lakes and rivers are one of our greatest resources. These awards can be earned even while on trips!|
|Archery||One of our most popular areas. Go beyond shooting and arrow repair, learn how to instruct others.|
|Riflery & Skeet Shooting||Handling a shotgun and “pointing” accurately is not as easy as it looks, but bursting those bullseyes and target clays is an exhilarating feeling.|
|Mountain Biking||With 7,000 acres, MRO’s trail system improves every year. Come lay down some miles!|
|Wakeboarding & Waterskiing||It speaks for itself. Fun to learn. Hard to master.|
|Rustic Crafts||Build baskets, leather wallets, belts, or something else you can keep to remember your time at camp forever.|
|Sailing||Learn the basics of rigging your boat, working with the wind, and tacking back to the docks.|
|Survival||Live off the land and learn how to make the forest your home.|
|Paintball||Teambuilding. Strategy. Victory.|
|Video||Capture your camp story in video form and take it home with you to share.|
|Fishing||Learn what it means to be a “Mainer” out on Heald Pond. You can sign up for day trip with your new skills. You may even get a special fish dinner this way!|