Below is a quick summary of our weekend adventure trips for the Spring Quarter (March 1 – May 31).
We always send out an email a week before your trip, with all the details and how to prepare/pack.
COVID Protocol – Please be familiar with our Covid-19 Protocol as it applies to these trips.
We will not be running any overnight trips due to Covid. Instead we’ll be offering day trip experiences. (Except for the Older teen group)
Spring Quarter Adventure Trips
April 30: Adventure Day trip: Girls will be a classic day hike trip through some of the best spots in our area. Girls will use their compasses and maps to navigate successfully back to the vehicle!
May 7: Adventure day trip: This will be a beautiful day hike through our special mountains. Staff will location closer to the time. These trips are a great way for the girls to practice navigation, taking care of themselves, and travelling and working as a group.
April 30: Wildflower hike: The girls will base out of Ann’s house, which is situated right off the parkway and near the folk art center. This trip will be botany based and have a witches brew theme! Lot’s of learning from the forest and finding these amazing wildflowers and getting to know them.
May 15: Adventure day – this is a navigation based experience, kind of like a geocache in theme, with treasures to find in the forest. Lots of fun exploring around the woods learning these core navigation skills.
April 2 – Indoor climbing at the Morganton TAASC climbing gym. This is one of the boys’ most favourite trips. They love coming here to crank it out and have an exciting and engaging day. Everyone will get some solid belaying instruction as well as a chance to climb as much as they want.
May 1 – Adventure day trip. We’ll plan this mountain adventure together with the group. The boys will use all their navigation skills to make it through successfully, as well as some other fun challenges we may add in like going off trail.
Older Teen Group
April 23 + 24: Backpacking expedition to prepare for the Sierra Trip. Everyone coming on the Sierra trip needs to attend this to dial in their systems and for us as a group to develop our team. We’ll spend time on specific camp craft skills as well as tips and tricks for keeping our packs light. This trip is of course perfect experience for all those who are not doing the Sierra this summer.
May 14 + 15: Second backpacking trip out. We’ll choose a fun area to travel through. Final chance to fine-tune systems for the Sierra and for others to keep growing and developing experience. These trips develop great comradery in the group that’s just not possible to achieve at our weekly meetings.
TAASC End-of-year Celebration Events: This is our annual tradition to recognize the efforts and growth of each TAASC student and their accomplishments. It’s also a great opportunity for our larger Asheville TAASC community to get together and for parents and families to get to know each other. It’s a picnic dinner with a short presentation and awards. Full details will be sent before the event. Please come with your whole family to celebrate! (Due to the large group size, we divide into 2 separate events on different days)
May 19th – Boys group and Older teen group
May 26 – Girls TAASC (Saplings, Oaks and Redwoods)