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Northwest students participate in an activity on the ropes challenge course at Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area. The University is offering a summer camp at the challenge course for youth ages 12 to 15. (Photos by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Northwest students participate in an activity on the ropes challenge course at Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area. The University is offering a summer camp at the challenge course for youth ages 12 to 15. (Photos by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

May 12, 2021

Northwest invites youth to summer camp at MOERA challenge course

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Registration is open for youth between the ages of 12 and 15 interested in participating in a summer camp experience at Northwest Missouri State University’s ropes challenge courage course and climbing towers.

The challenge course, located at Northwest’s Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area (MOERA) offers opportunities for physical activity and climbing while linking nature and adventure. The MOERA Summer Camp is for youth interested in learning and developing skills in leadership and teamwork as they work through and overcome challenges.

Camp dates are June 14-18, June 21-25, July 19-23 or July 26-30. Each iteration is 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Each day’s schedule will include briefings and safety training in addition to team development and climbing activities.

The cost for each participant per week is $150 and includes a T-shirt. Registration must be completed online by clicking this link.

“MOERA summer camps will provide participants with the same high-level team-building that we offer to Northwest students, athletic teams, corporate groups and non-profits in the region,” Chase Hall, associate director of outdoor services at MOERA, said. “Participants will learn to work together to complete obstacle courses, climb towers and traverse high cable challenges. Each day will be a different adventure, instilling confidence, leadership, communication and courage. We provide a safe environment for participants to push themselves and help each other through each challenge.”

MOERA is a 320-acre parcel of land at Mozingo Lake Recreation Area, located east of Maryville on Highway 46. MOERA is operated by Northwest’s School of Health Science and Wellness and provides a variety of outdoor education and recreation opportunities for individuals and groups, including its challenge course, trap shooting and archery, canoes and kayaks, and outdoor research areas.

For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/recreation/summercamps.htm or call 660.562.1725.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704