Wilderness Explorer Camp
Visitors entering the Challenge Trail receive an activity map that contains a self-directed series of six tasks to complete throughout the area. As explorers complete each task, they scratch off the corresponding circle on their map to reveal a "badge." The tasks are self-directed and do not require validation from a cast member, so some choose to actually complete all six tasks, and others just scratch off all of the circles as soon as they get the map. Once they've completed all six, explorers can become a "Senior Wilderness Explorer" if they attend the Ahwahnee Camp Circle show. During the show, Wilderness Explorer Sage recruits the audience to help Russell (who is lost in the woods) find his way back to the group. Once Russell arrives, he leads the group through the Senior Wilderness Explorer pledge, and awards the Senior Wilderness Explorer badge (a sticker which goes on the back of the map).