You’re beginning to gain an understanding of the world around you. That means you can go Rock Climbing, raft two additional river sections (Glade Creek Canyon and the class-III River Dash) and go smallmouth bass Fishing from a whitewater raft.
The whitewater options get extreme for 9 year olds with the addition of the Family Lower New. This is the same class-IV Lower New as the adults run, but at typically lower Summer levels with senior guides in rafts equipped with oars (which give them much more control).
Are you ready fly? Once you have a decade of life behind you, there’s a range of aerial and zip-line options, which heretofore were unavailable. First, try the blue course on TimberTrek Adventure Park. Though it’s not the most difficult, it is the longest and tallest of the five courses. Then, assuming you weigh at least 90 pounds, don a harness for TreeTops Zipline Canopy Tour, which has 10 lines and 5 sky-bridges.
Adventures for 10 year olds that do not involve heights include Laser Tag and Paintball, both of which add a cat-and-mouse element of excitement to the list. There’s also Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Mountain Biking, and Kayaking.