Why Choose Our Camps?
Our Great Locations
Read more about Summer Camp Locations near you and use the map below to find driving directions.
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!
Teenagers Summer Camps & Overnight 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.
For the third year in a row, our camps were voted best or finalists in two categories and we were awarded a 2013 Golden Teddy!
Upcoming Overnight Summer Camps
2014 Summer Overnight Camp Schedule
This camp is a perfect opportunity for budding naturalists to follow their curiosity and go further with the skills and discoveries that they loved at our day camps!
This five night camp is focused on learning wilderness survival skills basics while practicing them daily. Students will have opportunities to practice fire making, knife safety and carving, shelter construction, primitive cooking, and may choose to create their own fire kit and spoon or bowl to take home.
This five-night advanced camp takes the skills taught in our other overnight campsto a new level. The first days are spent in base camp preparing tools and practicing skills of survival. In the second portion of the camp, we move away from base camp learning to provide for the needs of shelter and food from natures bounty.
Through adventures with camouflage, “bird language” (to discover the movement of predators), wildlife and human tracking (to read the stories on the ground invisible to most), stealthy movement, and uses of wild edible plants, we begin to enter the world of the scout. Participants in this camp will likely never see nature the same way again!
Advanced Camp – Ages 14-17
Join our teen expeditions to the wild backcountry of Idaho as we search for tracks and sign of the elusive wolf, and learn what the animals of the wilderness have to teach us. Explore the rivers, forests, and mountains guided by our most experienced instructors. Participants are picked up at the Boise, ID airport, and driven by van to our basecamp.
Ages 13-18 Primary & Advanced