The rock climbing and rappelling lead instructors hold certifications from Backcountry Institute in Bevard NC and have completed 40 hours of specialized training. Campers begin rappelling from the 32 foot cliff near the campfire area and can progress to the 90 foot rappel in their Senior year of school. This activity while very safe is a tremendous self esteem builder.
The campers swim in the newly renovated pool in camp. Campers are classified by ability during the opening day swim test but there is equal fun for the strong and not so strong swimmers alike. Campers can participate in games such as basketball or simply choose to float lazily using some of the pool noodles.
The Domain has 800 acres joining the Daniel Boone National Forest so the hiking potential is limitless. The campers can choose to go deep underground in the cave or visit one of the mountain peaks that offer breathtaking views of the national forest.
Spiritual Education &
For Over 100 years The Cathedral Domain has offered quality spiritual formation. Each session has a clergy or church leader help the youth explore the gospel in the world around them and in their lives. The youth are encouraged to become active participates in the worship services and devotion times.
Archery is a low impact high reward activity that can be tried by virtually anyone regardless of athletic ability. The range at the Domain is set so that youth can begin with shorter shots and advance to the more difficult targets. The archery program is run by a trained USA Archery instructor.
Arts & Crafts
Each camper has the opportunity to explore their creative side through music or the arts program. Campers are encouraged to try many different activities in this area. Younger campers go home with several handmade treasures for their guardians to adore for many years to come.
The average American teenager spends less than 4 minutes per day playing outdoors. At camp we allow the youth to be active through supervised games. We use some standard big group games but the youth usually prefer games that the staff has developed such as donut frenzy, cone heads, or ground quiddich.