What You'll Get
America has always been the most extreme country, from the Boston Tea Punchings to having the first man swear on the moon. We hold this shredding guitar solo to be self-evident with today's Groupon: for $105, you get a two-night camping and adventure package at Camp Dakota in Scotts Mills (a $212 value).
Camp Dakota's adventure package equips pairs of nature- and adrenaline-lovers with a fully outfitted excursion on the picturesque grounds nestled into the Cascades’ awe-inspiring foothills. Each site, which houses up to eight content campers, provides two nights of cozy refuge from traveling poltergeists betwixt tent walls, a fire pit, space for parking, and a picnic table (a $42 value). Those who wish to arrive in an RV or experience the Mongolian joys of yurt-sponsored shelter can upgrade for an extra fee.
Two passes to Camp Dakota's ropes course and zip lines (a $90 value) test the coordination, grip, and grit of tree-swinging cable climbers in the scenic foothills of the Cascade Mountains. In the high-flying ropes course, customers utilize expert instruction, safety gear, and encouragement to overcome any personal limitations or fear of sailor knots. After climbing the canopies, high flyers stay strapped in to embark on a zip-line voyage. As line zippers feel the swift rush of wind, they'll absorb scenic views of the earth's leaf poles and reminders of humans' former ability to fly.
A duo of paintball passes (a $60 value) and supplies for the disk-golf course provide two distinct methods of projectile fun. Don included gear (or bring your own) and take to the foxhole-laden outdoor paintball field with 500 paintballs and enough CO2 to shoot a replica of the Sistine Chapel onto an opponent’s flak jacket. Campers can also thread two souvenir Camp Dakota–emblazoned Innova disks (a $20 value) through the trees with telekinesis or pure physical skill at the 18-hole disc-golf course, free to every camper.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1/person, may buy 1 addl as a gift. Limit 1/visit. Not valid until 6/15/11. Reserv reqd; subj to avail. 7 day cncl notice or $5 fee may apply. Not valid for Fri. or Sat. nights. For ropes course, must be 10 or older, 60-300 lbs, and have a reach of at least 6'6". Must not be pregnant for ropes or zip-line course; must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Camp Dakota
Tucked away in the foothills of the Western Cascade Mountains, Camp Dakota flouts the constraints of gravity with high-flying adventures that test participants' skills, stamina, and propensity to scream at high altitudes. Suspended steel ziplines whiz above the forest canopy as squirrels wave from nearby branches and passing meadowlarks pause for fist bumps. Teamwork trumps individual heroics on the high-ropes course, whose elevated, threaded obstacles sway precariously above the distant ground.
The aerial odyssey doesn't stop there. Instructors supply safety harnesses and words of encouragement before leading the way to a vertical rock-climbing wall. Replete with slim footholds and perturbed mountain goats, the wall poses a challenge to climbers of all abilities, who take solace in the added safety of fully automated belays.