A WEEK AT SUMMER CAMP is full of twists and turns. Especially when you’re whooshing down the resort-quality waterslide at Camp Sequoyah, a 1,447-acre water wonderland nestled in the Talladega National Forest, roughly halfway between Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta.
The fun starts at Lake Cross, the skinny, 80-acre lake that’s home to boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, lakeside climbing, and the camp’s newest toy: the Sequoyah Sidewinder, a high-speed waterslide that takes Scouts on a wild ride.
Think that’s all? Hardly. There’s a reason they call this place the Land of a Thousand Dreams.
Here’s what else awaits summer campers:
A muddy obstacle course where campers bring “clothes they never want to wear again.”
Conservation projects, shooting sports, boating, merit badges, and a day hike to Alabama’s highest point, Mount Cheaha.
A golf tournament just for adults where leaders compete with clubs and balls constructed from natural materials found at camp.
Ready to visit? Find details at the camp’s website,