Why Choose Our Camps?
What do you remember about nature from your childhood?
Likely it's about a special place that you would go and share with friends - making forts, climbing trees and more - all while getting muddy and wet, in all kinds of weather.
We bring these kinds of adventures to kids today, along with instructors who know a lot about nature and use great skill in reconnecting kids with the wonder of the world around them. We do this through stories, hands-on skills like fire-making, responsible introduction of wild edible plants and their poisonous look-alikes, as well as things most adults don't even know like the arts of wildlife tracking and bird language interpretation.
All of these skills are doorways into exploration of nature, and ultimately ourselves. The same confidence that kids acquire in learning about the hazards of nature and how to work with them translates into the rest of their lives and how they approach healthy risk-taking and learning in general. We look forward to the day when these kind of nature adventures are happening again spontaneously for kids in neighborhoods everywhere!
Our Great Locations
Read more about Summer Camp Locations near you and use the map below to find driving directions.
Overnight Summer Camps
Since 1995, our Teenager Summer Camps and Overnight Camps have given students exciting camping experiences while learning in-depth skills of survival and nature awareness.
Our camps are filled with outdoor adventures and surrounded by the beauty and comfort of a private base camp in the forested foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
Our Teenager Summer Camps and Overnight Camps are for all experience levels, and are guaranteed to be the highlight of a summer!
Nutritious meals are provided, and we strive to use organic and local ingredients as much as possible. For more information about our curriculum, please see the links to specific overnight camps below.
Upcoming Overnight Summer Camps
For the fourth year in a row, our camps were voted best or finalists in two categories and we were awarded a 2014 Golden Teddy!