(Proposed Calendar - Subject to Revision)

"The Journey Is The Destination."
This calendar was created after checking the school calendars of several AO Staff Members and checking the dates for the SAT Exams


Whitewater Rafting Weekend Ocoee River     August 25-26 2001

Sea Kayaking   Beaufort Area - Outer Banks     Sept. 14,15,16 2001

Backpacking Weekend East Ridge Linville Gorge     October 5,6,7 2001
       (Will include some climbing and rappelling)

Climbing and Rappelling  Pilot Mountain State Park     October 27 2001

Caving Weekend Lost Sea Cave Sweetwater Tenn.     December 1st- 2nd 2001

Leonids Meteor Shower Star Gaze   Nov. 17-18 2001
Both nights should be terriffic!!  Great Info on the Meteor Shower HERE

Primitive Ways - Early American Ways -                                2002 TBA
Flint Knapping, Bow making, Trapping, Brain -Tanning of Hides, Rendezvous       
FLORIDA ODYSSEY TRIP The Week of December 26th through Dec. 31st
          A seven-day camping experience in the Sunshine State. 
Highlights include: Beach Day @ Cocoa Beach, Spaceport USA, Disney world, Marine Life Center, Sea Turtles, Lighthouses, Everglades, Air Boat rides, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, The Shell Factory, Swimming with Manatees, Ocala National Forest and more See the complete itinerary on the website.

AMERICAN ODYSSEY REUNION         To be rescheduled        2002
This is for for all past AO American West and Alaskan Odyssey Summer Expedition Members from 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001  And for those who think they would like to see what these experiences are like.

Caving Weekend Lost Sea Cave Sweetwater Tenn.  Feb. 9-10 2002

End of 3rd Quarter - Spring Break   March 8-16 2002
Winter Camping, Climbing and Hiking              
Awesome Trip!!!!  Total Trip - $450 All inclusive inc. Roundtrip Airfare

Edisto River Canoe Trail    Canoe Camping         April 2002   TBA
Charleston Area - South Carolina     

Waterskiing Lake Norman Area                   May 10,11,12 2002
  This will also serve as our "end of school-year weekend" as we begin final preparations for the ALASKAN ODYSSEY summer expedition for 2002.

ALASKAN ODYSSEY         JUNE 8th through JULY 13th 2002  - 36 Days
"The Journey Is The Destination."

Several of the Trips have yet to be confirmed and arranged.  Some might not be able to happen on the exact dates listed.  We do have several different trips listed below that might be substituted on dates as listed above.

Climbing and Rappelling-Might be done on Stone Mountain, Hanging Rock, Crowder's Mountain or the Chimneys or Sitting Bear in Linville Gorge.

Backpacking  Might be done on the Appalachian Trail near Roan Mountain Tennessee, The Uwharrie Mountains in Stanly County, Mount Rogers in Virginia near the Virginia NC State line or other location(s). 

Ropes Course and Carnivore Preservation Center  Siler City, NC

Canoe Trip  Might be the Yadkin River Canoe Trail, or other location, or substitute a kayak clinic instead. 

Ski Weekend might be to a NC Ski Resort instead.

Mountain Biking Trip  Might be substituted if needed.

Discovery Place  IMAX Theater