Spring in the mountains of northern West Virginia typically begins in mid-March. For this reason, Camp Ara's spring schedule will include programming March through May. In addition to the draw of seasonal white water rafting, spring is ideal for consumers to escape their busy lives and experience the mountains in full bloom. It is an opportune time to provide community events, retreats, weddings, rentals and to dedicate time to the foster and military support programs. Check out this Spring's upcoming programs below!
Coming This Spring
Registration Now Open!
Camp Ara runs weekend programs year-round. Our goal is to provide weekends away for everyone. Family Retreats, Art Retreats, and Marriage Retreats, just to name a few. We strive to make these unique weekend experiences that you walk away from feeling refreshed and reconnected with the ones you come with. Our spring weekend programs are no exception! We ensure the cold isn't going to keep you from having an amazing weekend. In order to make your weekend the best it can be, here is what you need to know and to bring.
Camp Ara's sleeping accommodations are twin bunks. You will need to bring all bedding.
Your accommodations will include shower access, you only need to bring your toiletries and a towel.
We will host activities both in and outdoors. Please ensure you bring clothing appropriate to the expected weather so you are completely comfortable outdoors.
Feel free to bring anything you'd like, but we do provide all meals while you're staying with us. We also have our camp store open throughout the weekend with snacks, gourmet coffees, lattes, frappes, etc.
*Any additional items needed for specific programs will be included in the description of those programs below.
Spring Survival Retreat
May 14th - 16th
This retreat is designed to help prepare you for an emergency situation where you find yourself in the wilderness lost or unprepared for what nature could throw at you. Through classroom and hands on learning, these three days will be jam packed with first aid, shelter, fire building, and other survival skills taught by Camp Ara's very own Eagle Scout and 20 year Navy Veteran, Andrew Curtis.
Fuel Your Inner Challenge
Memorial Day Retreat May 28-31
Ready to make your Memorial Day plans early? Camp Ara's team challenge course, target sports, water challenges, and a lot of terrain to navigate during a physically and mentally intensive four days. Bring a friend or family as you identify unknown limits and discover amazing new breakthroughs!