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MHSSC's philosophy is to have fun in the afternoons doing things you may not have the opportunity to do at home. We aren't a hard core dryland camp, but instead offer some fun alternatives in the afternoons. Our choices include: white water rafting, rockclimbing, trampoline, soccer, cliff jumping, hiking, mountain biking, Where else can you ski and whitewater raft in the same day?! Check out the afternoon activities video below.


  • White Water Rafting
  • Rockclimbing
  • Trampoline
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Lake Sports
  • Skateboarding
  • Hiking
  • Field Sports

Our whitewater rafting trips are on the White Salmon River in Washington State. To go rafting, you should wear your bathing suit and a pair of old tennis shoes, or something to protect your feet. You will need sunscreen, a towel, and dry clothing for when you are done. The cost of rafting is $80. The rapids are class 2 and class 3. If you fall out of the raft, go down the river feet first so you can bounce off the rocks, and remember to hold onto your paddle. You will have a guide and YOU MUST BE WEARING A LIFE JACKET AT ALL TIMES ON THE RIVER (no exceptions!) Expect to get WET! Water fights are part of the adventure. We use PDX Rafting Company to guide our rafting trips.



Rockclimbing is one of our most popular activities. We have a couple of secret climbing spots in the area that offers climbs suited for every ability level. No previous rock climbing experience is necessary. Most kids that come climbing, it’s their first time ever. What to bring: sweatshirt/sweatpants (we climb in a cool shaded area) and a water bottle. If you have your own climbing shoes/harness, bring it, but we have shoes and harnesses for those that don’t. Improve your balance, overcome your fear of heights, challenge yourself to get to the top! 


Trampoline training is a great way to learn new tricks before trying them on the snow. Improve your balance and overall body awareness with this activity. 


We take the kids to a secret spot for cliff jumping. We can't even name it here, so other people can't go looking for it! Otherwise, it wouldn't be a secret spot anymore!

cliff jumping

You can hang out on the beach, or try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, kite flying, paddle boarding and swimming. All our windsurf boards are big and floaty with a choice of sails for beginners or experts. We take our lake sports group to Clear Lake, which is famous for afternoon wind, sunny skies, and scenic beauty. Bring your sunscreen and water bottle.


Come and work on your skate skills on our mini ramp. We also offer trips to local skate parks for the hardcore skaters. Helmets are required!

skateboard girl


We usually offer a Sunday afternoon hike to either Mirror Lake or Tamanawas Falls. Both are very scenic hikes.

tamanawas falls hike

Soccer, kickball, softball, ultimate frisbee, football, volleyball, basketball (knockout)






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