MT RUSHMORE AREA and Beyond
May 22nd - May 26th

The southeastern face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest is the site of four gigantic carved sculptures depicting the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Led by the sculptor Gutzon Borglum, work on the project began in 1927 and was finally completed in 1941. This will be just one of the amazing places will we visit during our stay in the Rapid City area. Other places may include Jewel Cave National Monument, Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Hills gold Factory tour and the Museum of Geology to name just a few of the many opportunities.

During our visit will be staying at Storm Mountain Center www.dakcamps.org/camps/storm-mountain in the Utah, Montana and Tupper inns. The first morning at the center we will do some community building, the Challenge “rope” Course, hike some of their trails and get ready for the rest of our stay of the area.

The requirement for this ventures is arriving with an open mind, excited to learn, be ready for long active days and be willing to participate in all the offerings. There is a 50 dollar fee or 5 hours of non-profit community service to be completed and you must be current in your work.


We will be staying at the Storm Mountain Center
Storm Mountain Center
23740 Storm MOuntain Drive, Rapid City SD
605-343-4391
There is a limited number of slots for this ventures and you will be notified if you are on the trip on Monday May 16th.

The Current/tentative Schedule is:

May 22nd:
Leave early in the morning for our trip to Rapid City Area.
The home will be the Utah, Montana and Tupper Inn for the next 5 nights. Upon arrival, we will check in, and have dinner. After dinner, we will meet in the Allison Hall meeting room, where we will spend the evening setting expectations, discussing “Expedition Behavior, some community building and the bead ceremony.
May 23rd:
Community Building day and Mt Rushmore. The morning will be spent being involved with team building, creating community on site and we will leave for Mt. Rushmore after lunch. The afternoon will be exploring, discovering and experiencing one of America's Great National Memorial. After dinner, we will meet for some reflections, Spoken word, lessons ending as we will every night with the bead ceremony.
May 24th:
Wildlife and Native American Discovery Day; We will leave Storm Mountain after breakfast to places such as Custer State Park wildlife loop, Bear country USA and the Crazy Horse Memorial. After dinner, we will meet for some reflections, Spoken word, lessons ending as we will every night with the bead ceremony.
May 25th:
We will be leaving after Breakfast for a day of exploring the caves and mines of the area. Tentatively are day will be spent at Rushmore Cave or Wind or Jewel Cave National Monument as well as Big Thunder Gold Mine.
May 26th:
Once again, we will leave Storm Mountain after breakfast to take in some attractions of the area which will include Independence Hall, visiting the Halls of Presidents in Rapid City to name just a few of the possibilities. This evening after dinner we will return to Mt Rushmore to experience the evening presentation, ending the time with the special bead ceremony either at the memorial or back at Storm Mountain.
May 27th:
Leave after breakfast for our drive home.

Information will become available shortly

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