2 Levels, 16 Elements: New Adventure Course Opens at Camp Catron


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Ready to put your bravery, determination, and teamwork skills to the test? A new adventure course at Camp Catron lets Girl Scouts (and the public) find out what they’re capable of – while enjoying big thrills suitable for youth and adults alike.

Eugene’s Adventure Course features 16 high-in-the-sky elements spanning two levels among Catron’s treetops. The course is named for the late Girl Scout benefactor and outdoor enthusiast Eugene Catron.

“Girl Scouts has always been about outdoor experiences and new adventures," said Fran Marshall, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. “With the addition of Eugene’s Adventure Course at Camp Catron, we are pleased to offer a new, exciting challenge for our girls – and also invite anyone else who loves celebrating the outdoors to schedule a visit to our camp. I want to thank the Catron family for the support they have provided to this project.”

The course is nestled among the trees of Camp Catron, and its top level takes visitors to heights of about 35 feet. Challenge-seekers will enjoy the forest view as they face their fears, sharpen their focus, grow their confidence and strengthen their relationships with friends and teammates.

Elements include rope bridges, swinging logs, angled pipes, ‘island hops,’ a cat walk, ‘painter's planks’ and others. The course was installed and will be maintained by Adventure Experiences. Safety is ensured through state-of-the-art harnessing, cabling and braking systems.

The new adventure course is made possible thanks to the support of donors including Robert E. Catron and family, Dillon Foundation, Wirth Foundation, Inc., Donlan Foundation, Karl H. and Wealtha H. Nelson Family Foundation, Fride Philpot, Scheels All Sports, United Way of Nebraska City, Arbor Bank, and Laurel Marsh and Dan Clark.

Ready for your treetop adventure? Reserve a spot on Eugene’s Adventure Course today and get ready to hop, skip, shuffle, and even wobble your way to fun and a major sense of accomplishment!

About Eugene Catron
Eugene Davis Catron grew up on a farm in Lexington, Missouri, with his brother Robert. Both Eugene and Robert loved the outdoors. They found joy in wildlife, rivers, trees, and cornfields, and they observed that their happiest memories were those spent in nature. Although they had travelled the world, both cherished the natural rhythms and simplicity of life in the outdoors and on the farm. The brothers donated land for Camp Catron to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska with the goal of providing those same kinds of experiences, and the life lessons those experiences teach, to as many young people as possible.