Baylor Camp Walkabout 2017

Experience Caving, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Paddle Boarding, Backpacking and more at Chattanooga's Premier Outdoor Camp

for kids 8 to 16-years-old

Discoverers, For campers ages 8 –10 (rising 3rd – 5th grade)

For campers ages 8 –10 (rising 3rd – 5th grade). This six day/ five night camp is a great introduction to the outdoors – no experience necessary! You’ll spend four nights in a comfy dorm and one night camping on Williams Island – a 400-acre wilderness within easy rowing distance from Baylor’s campus. Camp activities include:

  • Canoeing
  • Top Rope Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Paddling on the Hiwassee River
  • Caving

Session 1: June 12 - 17, 2017
Session 2: June 19 - 24, 2017
Session 3: July 10 - 15, 2017
Session 4: July 17 - 22, 2017

Cost: $1,145 (Early bird discount is 10% off before March 1, 2017.) Reserve your spot in the great outdoors: Click Here to Register

Adventurers, For campers ages 11 –13 (rising 6th – 8th grade)

For campers ages 11 –13 (rising 6th – 8th grade). This 13 day/12 night camp mixes nights in Baylor’s dormitories and under the stars. Campers will begin to develop and hone outdoor skills from rolling a kayak to setting up a tent. Camp activities include:

  • Overnight Backpack
  • Kayak/Ducky on the Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers
  • Overnight Canoe Trip
  • Top Rope Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Caving
  • Rapelling

Session 1: June 12 - 24, 2017
Session 2: July 10 - 22, 2017

Cost: $2,295 (Early bird discount is 10% off before March 1, 2017.) Reserve your spot in the great outdoors: Click Here to Register

Expeditioners, For campers ages 14 –16 (rising 9th – 11th grade)

For campers ages 14 –16 (rising 9th – 11th grade). This 14 day /13 night camp is where campers really get to stretch their wings. Camp Walkabout Expeditioners will take advantage of more rarely seen corners of the Southeast by going out on multi-day/night adventures. Camp activities include:

  • 2 – 3 Night Backpack on the Appalachian or Bartram Trail
  • Overnight Canoe Self-Support
  • Kayak/Ducky/Raft on the Pigeon or Chattooga Rivers
  • Caving
  • Rolling a Kayak
  • Learn to Belay

Session 1: June 11 - 24, 2017
Session 2: July 9 - 22, 2017

Cost: $2,295 (Early bird discount is 10% off before March 1, 2017.) Reserve your spot in the great outdoors: Click Here to Register

Don't wait! a $300 deposit will reserve your space. Click on the button below to get started.

Get Your Discount

Early bird discount is 10% off before March 1, 2017

Receive an extra $100 for sibling or friend referrals!

Walkabout Campers come home with new confidence and so many stories - about swimming under waterfalls, their awesome counselors, camping under the stars, and more!

Unleashing Discovery  

This summer, why not become a rock climber, caver, kayaker, paddle boarder, and explorer in one of the Southeast’s premier adventure destinations? No previous outdoor experience is necessary, just an adventurous spirit, an enthusiastic attitude, and a willingness to try new things and make new friends. Our staff includes experienced Baylor Walkabout veterans and alumni, Wilderness First Responders, and Whitewater Rescue Technicians, who will all be there to help you pack in a whole new set of experiences for one unforgettable summer! 

Tennessee’s Outdoor Mecca

Chattanooga’s incredible array of outdoor opportunities makes it the Southeast’s premiere adventure destination. Walkabout campers will kayak, canoe and paddleboard through the Tennessee River Gorge, hike to remote waterfalls and swimming holes, rock climb on the world-renown sandstone known as the Tennessee Wall, head underground to explore the vast network of local caves, sleep under the southern stars and experience exhilaration they can’t find anywhere else.

Register Now and Reserve Your Spot in the Great Outdoors 

You can register online now (a $300 deposit will reserve your space) or use the form below to request a call from Baylor Camp Walkabout Director Bett Adams. If you would prefer to send us a paper registration form, click on the link below:
Camp Walkabout Registration Form

For More Information
Contact Bett Adams '02, Director of Baylor Camp Walkabout
(423) 267-8506, ext. 827 |

Click here to view 2017 Baylor Camp Walkabout Brochure 

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Baylor Walkabout

For more than 40 years, our after-school Walkabout program has connected students to the outdoors every day after classes and on longer trips throughout the year. While not mandatory (except for the Freshman Trip and Senior Trip), Walkabout can be one of the most demanding activities on campus. To see travel blogs, photos, videos, and more from the afternoon program click here.

Did you know?
The term “Walkabout” is used by Australian aboriginal tribes to describe a young person’s transition into adulthood through self-discovery in the wilderness.

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Meet the Baylor Camp Walkabout Director  

Bett Adams '02 began his outdoor career on Baylor’s Freshman trip in 1999 when he first sat in a kayak, and has been involved with Baylor Walkabout ever since. In his lengthy career as an outdoor professional, Bett has worked with Middle School aged students in all aspects of outdoor education, but in the end he’s just a kid at heart who loves the fun and adventure that can only be experienced through summer camp.

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If you have any questions about Camp Walkabout at all, he would love to hear from you!

Email: Email Bett
423.267.8506, ext. 827