ALSO KNOWN AS CAMP JACK HAZARD
Boys and girls attend camp sessions at the same time, but much of the original program remains the same. Camp Jack Hazard activities center around a 3-day backpacking trip, where campers hike into government-preserved wilderness territory and make do with only the supplies that they can carry in their backpacks. While this is the central activity, the YMCA made the lynchpin of the program a focus on character development throughout the stay. Mornings are opened with inspirational stories and evenings are closed with reflection upon the day’s activities. Each program is tied to an aspect of personal development; crafts for creativity, a challenge course for team building, rock climbing for courage, a backpacking program for self-reliance, and throughout all, an appreciation for the wonders of nature. A spirit program encourages campers to choose a self-improvement challenge and provides them with a reminder of their goal to take home and work on through the year.