Spots still available at Govs Outdoors teen adventure camp
(Published May 16, 2019)
Austin Peay is offering an outdoor adventure camp for teens this summer through Govs Outdoors.
Govs Outdoors Teen Camp is open to ages 12-15 and focuses on getting teens outdoors and into activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing and caving, all offered in the Clarksville area.
The Monday-Friday camps run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 3-28.
“This camp offers what most camps in the area don’t, an opportunity for teens to find their passion for the outdoors,” Clayton Sheehan, assistant director of programs for University Recreation, said. “This camp is a perfect way for teens to find new hobbies and learn how to do them safely.”
Each day the teens will travel around the Clarksville area for the days’ activities. Trips include hiking at Land Between the Lakes, climbing at King’s Bluff, canoeing on the Red River and caving at Dunbar and Indian Gravepoint caves.
Campers start and end each day at the Foy Fitness and Recreation Center at Austin Peay. The camps are $220 each week for members of the Foy Center and $235 for nonmembers. Camp space is limited to 12 campers each week.
“When people think of outdoor recreation, they immediately think of Chattanooga or Knoxville,” Sheehan said. “But in Clarksville, we have climbing, mountain biking, paddling and hiking. We should be encouraging our teens to learn about and take advantage of the opportunities that are in their backyard.”
For more information on Govs Outdoors Teen Camp, you can visit www.apsu.edu/recreation/camp or call 931-221-7564.
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