Elevation, Crawdad Canyon, Utah, September 2010

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010

Elevation, Crawdad Canyon, Utah, September 2010

Over 60 students from Williamsburg Academy descended on Crawdad Canyon for six days of fun. Activities included

Students choose to challenge themselves

  • Rock climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Rope ascending
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Solo experience
  • Volleyball
  • Cooking and sharing hot meals together
  • Setting personal academic goals
  • Plenty of free time
This is our signature event for high school students. Over 90 percent of those who attend say they would recommend it to a friend. Students traveled from Japan, New Hampshire, Alaska, Florida, and several other states.
One of the highlights is an event called the Williamsburger, which is a tradition at Elevation courses. It’s a triathlon-style adventure race. Each pod of 12 students picks one male and one female representative to compete in four timed events: a 1-mile run, a rated rock climb, a swim, and a 50-foot rope ascension. Parents often come to watch the Williamsburg and closing ceremonies that follow immediately after it.
We also hold “olympics” for all participants. These are mostly hilarious obstacle-course type challenges that students compete in as teams.

Students learn how to ascend a rope