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by Jake Frankel - Mountain XPress

Asheville, NC - Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts has a few spaces left in the summer outdoor adventure activities for teens. For more information or to register for an activity, contact Christen McNamara at 828-251-4029, or email Fees are listed for Asheville city residents (R) and for non-residents (NR). Camps meet at the East Asheville Recreation Center, 906 Tunnel Rd.

Teen Canoe Camping Trip- 12-15 year olds--June 18-21
Four-day overnight canoeing camp designed for ages 12-15. Campers will canoe 25 miles over 4 days on the New River in northern NC. Participants must be able to swim 50 meters and be comfortable in the water. Campers will help set-up and break-down primitive camps, cook meals, and follow all safety rules. Fee is $250 R; $255 NR - includes all equipment, meals, instruction and transportation. Campers must bring lunch and water for first day of camp, and provide their own sleeping bag and pad. Maximum of 10 campers.

Teen Adventure Camp - 12-14 year olds - June 26-28
Three-day camp for ages 12-14 includes tubing, hiking, canoeing, and whitewater rafting or inflatable kayaking. Fee: $120 R, $125 NR; includes all equipment, instruction, and transportation. Campers must bring lunch and water daily. Maximum of 20 campers.

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