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Posted by Rick Civelli | 05.15.2012 | Teen Camps

Peaks, Paddles, and Pop-Ups: Mountains to Surf Camp

Are you starting to wonder what you’re going to do this summer? Are you deciding upon whether you should take a trip to the mountains or go to the beach?

Our Mountains to Surf Teen Adventure Camp offers the best of both worlds. This trip is designed for those seeking the majesty of mountains, rivers, and lush forest canopy, as well as the beauty of the ocean, waves, and sandy beach. Get a taste of the mountain life for a week as you explore the Great Smoky Mountains before indulging in a week at the beach exploring the southeastern coast of North Carolina. Learn to balance life by using the tranquil mountain mentality to ease into “the stoke” of riding waves while discovering the surfer within.

During the first hitch of this two-week camp, experience thrilling class III whitewater on the Nantahala River, home to the International Canoe Freestyle World Cup. Set up camp in riverside cabins at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Gear up to shred a mountain bike along the single-track trails of Tsali Recreation Area, where the freedom to pedal your heart out and cruise the winding trails and streams with sweeping views of Lake Fontana will leave you breathless. Considered to be one of the Top 10 places to ride in the USA, Tsali Recreation Area contains nearly forty miles of well-used hard-packed single-track mountain bike trails.

You will spend a leisurely day hiking alongside Deep Creek as you view amazing waterfalls and some of the more than 240 species of birds found throughout the park. At the Nantahala Outdoor Center we’ll also challenge our limits and the elements on the zip line at the Adventure Park. Face your fears as you conquer the heights and balance yourself while climbing wobbling sky bridges and scaling tight ropes. How about finishing a day with a communal bonfire playing drums, telling stories, and of course, making smores! You can also expect to be kept busy engaging in all kinds of fun, from playing games of corn-hole, exploring the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, refreshing dips in spring-fed lakes, and discovering the culture and heritage of the Cherokees. What more could one ask for? How about another week of adventure with WB Surf Camp?

After breaking camp we’ll head back to the coast where the sun and waves will be calling our names. Spend the second half of the adventure receiving top-notch daily surf instruction on the beautiful waters of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Our certified team is experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, and will guide you through our safe, effective progression. We’ll set-up in air-conditioned cabins at the KOA campground and take day trips to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital on Topsail Island, swing by the SOD Surfboard Factory to learn how boards are made, and visit a local surf shop to get a lesson on surfboard surfing history. We will also be immersed in the world of marine biology with a visit to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Each day you will take part in beach clean ups, learn all that you can about ocean conservation, and experience the WB Surf Camp stoke as we catch waves all week, go out for dinner every night, and return to our nightly campfires. Call today to secure your spot for this amazing adventure.