Discover everything you never knew you could do. From hiking and paddling to caving and climbing, The Walkabout Experience brings a new adventure every day, all in Baylor’s backyard. This summer, outside is in.

An Overnight Summer Camp for Kids and Teens 8 to 16 Years Old

"Thanks to all of for giving my child a chance for exploring limits, leadership, a sense of adventure, new friendships and especially for having “the best summer ever! "

"We've tried other adventure camps before, but Walkabout is the best outdoor summer camp for kids and teens that we have found - my kids can't wait for summer!"

Camp Options

Discoverers, For campers ages 8 –11 (rising 3rd – 6th grade)

For campers ages 8 –11 (rising 3rd – 6th grade). This seven day/ six night sleep away kids adventure camp is a great introduction to the outdoors – no experience necessary! You’ll spend five nights in a comfy dorm and one night camping on Williams Island – a 400-acre wilderness within easy rowing distance from Baylor’s campus. Camp activities include:

  • Canoeing
  • Top Rope Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Paddling on the Hiwassee River
  • Caving

Session 1: June 10 - 16, 2018
Session 2: June 17 - 23, 2018
Session 3: June 24 - 30, 2018
Session 4: July 1 - 7, 2018

COST: $1,384
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

- RECEIVE 10% OFF IF YOU BRING A FRIEND

- RETURNING CAMPERS RECEIVE $50 OFF

- EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IS $50 OFF BEFORE MARCH 1, 2018

RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Adventurers, For campers ages 12 –13 (rising 7th – 8th Grade)

For campers ages 12 –13 (rising 7th – 8th grade). This 14 day/13 night SLEEP AWAY SUMMER ADVENTURE camp mixes nights in Baylor’s dormitories and under the stars. Campers will begin to develop and hone outdoor skills from rolling a kayak to setting up a tent. Camp activities include:

  • Overnight Backpack
  • Paddling on the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers
  • Overnight Canoe Trip
  • Top Rope Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Rapelling

Session 1: June 10 - 23, 2018
Session 2: JuNE 24 - July 7, 2018

Cost: $2,384
DISCOUNTs Available

- Receive 10% off if you bring a friend

- Returning campers receive $50 off

- Early bird discount is $50 off Before march 1, 2018


Reserve your spot in the great outdoors: Click Here to Register

Expeditioners, For campers ages 14 –16 (rising 9th – 11th grade)

For teens ages 14 –16 (rising 9th – 11th grade). This 14 day /13 night sleep adventure camp for teens is where campers really get to stretch their wings. Camp Walkabout Expeditioners will take advantage of more rarely seen corners of the Southeast by going out on multi-day/night adventures. Camp activities include:

  • 2 – 3 Night Backpack on the Appalachian or Bartram Trail
  • Overnight Canoe Self-Support
  • Paddling on the Pigeon or Chattooga Rivers
  • Caving
  • Rolling a Kayak
  • Learn to Belay

Session 1: June 10 - 23, 2018
Session 2: June 24 - July 7, 2018

COST: $2,484
DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE

- RECEIVE 10% OFF IF YOU BRING A FRIEND

- RETURNING CAMPERS RECEIVE $50 OFF

- EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IS $50 OFF BEFORE MARCH 1, 2018

RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

DON'T WAIT! A $300 DEPOSIT WILL RESERVE YOUR SPACE IN THE BEST SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP FOR KIDS. CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW TO GET STARTED.

Get Your Discount

- RECEIVE 10% OFF IF YOU BRING A FRIEND

- RETURNING CAMPERS RECEIVE $50 OFF

- EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT IS $50 OFF BEFORE MARCH 1, 2018

RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Walkabout Campers come home with new confidence, leadership skills, and so many stories - about swimming under waterfalls, their awesome counselors, camping under the stars, and more!

Unleashing Discovery

This summer, why not become a rock climber, caver, kayaker, paddle boarder, and explorer in one of the Southeast’s premier summer adventure camp destinations? No previous outdoor experience is necessary, just an adventurous spirit, an enthusiastic attitude, and a willingness to try new things and make new friends. Our staff includes experienced Baylor Walkabout veterans and alumni, Wilderness First Responders, and Whitewater Rescue Technicians, who will all be there to help you pack in a whole new set of experiences for one unforgettable summer camp!

Tennessee’s Outdoor Summer Camp Mecca

Chattanooga’s incredible array of outdoor opportunities makes it the Southeast’s premiere adventure destination. Walkabout summer campers will kayak, canoe and paddleboard through the Tennessee River Gorge, hike to remote waterfalls and swimming holes, rock climb on the world-renown sandstone known as the Tennessee Wall, head underground to explore the vast network of local caves, sleep under the southern stars and experience exhilaration they can’t find anywhere else.

Register Now and Reserve Your Spot in the Great Outdoors

You can register online now (a $300 deposit will reserve your space) or use the form below to request a call from Baylor Walkabout Experience Director Bett Adams.

For More Information
Contact Bett Adams '02, Director of the Baylor Walkabout Experience
(423) 757-2515 |


BAYLOR WALKABOUT

For more than 40 years, our after-school Walkabout program has connected students to the outdoors every day after classes and on longer trips throughout the year. While not mandatory (except for the Freshman Trip and Senior Trip), Walkabout can be one of the most demanding activities on campus. To see travel blogs, photos, videos, and more from the afternoon program click here.

Did you know?

The term “Walkabout” is used by Australian aboriginal tribes to describe a young person’s transition into adulthood through self-discovery in the wilderness.

MEET THE BAYLOR CAMP WALKABOUT DIRECTOR

Bett Adams '02 began his outdoor career on Baylor’s Freshman trip in 1999 when he first sat in a kayak, and has been involved with Baylor Walkabout ever since. In his lengthy career as an outdoor professional, Bett has worked with Middle School aged students in all aspects of outdoor adventure and education, but in the end he’s just a kid at heart who loves the fun and adventure that can only be experienced through summer camp.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Walkabout Experience, Bett would love to hear from you!

Email:
(423) 757-2515