Entering grade 12
Odyssey campers will complete their Four Trails journey with a three-week long hiking experience that will inspire powerful moments of awe and discovery – from a day of hiking in the rain to enjoying the serenity from the top of a mountain peak.
Odyssey groups spend Opening Day preparing for their adventure and gaining confidence in their gear before leaving for the trail. Groups venture through boulder fields, old growth forests, and alpine terrain. Campers carry all the individual and group gear they will need on a day-to-day basis, with a food and equipment resupply at the halfway point of the journey.
Upon their return to Merrowvista, they will share their insight with the camp community and receive their well-earned rugbies.
2022 Four Trails Details
The AYF is committed to offering challenging adventure-based programs that enable experiential learning. During the ongoing pandemic, our traditional Four Trails experience will be affected by supply chain limitations, transportation and travel restrictions, and the continued care of our campers’ health and safety. This season’s adventure trips will involve hiking or canoeing, as well as service learning. As we continue to evaluate the global landscape, we will finalize specific destinations and itineraries and share this information in early 2022.
Summer 2022 registration will return to a first come, first served enrollment model (pending medical review), and waitlists will be created when programs fill. Registration will take place in two parts:
Sunday, Nov. 7: Priority registration for existing camp families will open at 6 p.m. ET.
Monday, Nov. 15: Registration for new camp families will open at 8 a.m. ET.
2022 Dates & Tuition
Session B (Three Weeks)
Dates: July 24 to Aug. 12
SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID
The AYF is committed to making summer camp accessible to all youth. As a nonprofit foundation fueled by generous donations from our alumni and families, the AYF offsets the price of every program for every participant. AYF also offers generous full scholarships and need-based financial aid.
“Every summer my son returns having made a palpable leap in maturity. Sometimes the progress he's made comes out in a conversation where he expresses a belief system that has no doubt been influenced by the wonderful values reinforced at camp. We use 'best self' as shorthand for asking if behavior is in line with values, and when I ask, 'Are you being your best self right now?' That usually sparks some reflection.”
– Merrowvista Camper Parent