Coed Pre-Teen Overnight Bushcraft Wilderness Camps

Just a Few Words from our Director:

Thank you for visiting our website, you will have noticed we have made some big changes. Since 2002 each and every year we have raised the bar with our camps working to meet the vision of our co-founder and director of education Brian King as well as our students.

Thank you

Brian King Education Director Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute

*Sessions, dates, prices, programs, location subject to change.

Preteens Friction Fire

Preteen 1 Week 2020

This is an introduction to our total immersion teen summer camp programs


Ages: 9 - 12

Max Enrollment: 14 (7 per mentor)

Location: Bonner County, Idaho

Type of Camp: Overnight Primative Camping


Activities: Traditional camp activities, horsemanship, farm chores, blacksmithing, rappelling, archery, crafts, hiking, backpacking, nature photography, fly tying, firearms safety and training, bushcraft, camping out under the stars.

Preteens Rappelling

Prerequisite: None

Skill Level: None

Description: A taste of the great outdoors. During this one week session of primative camping the preteens will explore backcountry skills including bushcraft, navigation, tracking, art, and so much more.

Going Deep:

Pre-teens that are participating in multiple sessions may pick a specialty focus like the teens can. Click For More Information on These Focuses

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Email or call (208) 263-4470

Pre-Teen Camps Wilderness Adventure Camps

Our preteen camps are intensive total immersion wilderness experiences intended to make them confident and self-reliant in nature. They’re applying leadership skills, survival skills and the practical skills of our ancestors. These camps start and end in Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Cowboy Breakfast

Kids Farm, Ranch, and Nature Day Camp

Teen Total Immersion Wilderness, Farm, and Ranch Camps

"My brother and I have been coming to their camps since we were little. They have all been great, we never know what to expect, each one is always better than the one before."
—Kobe age 12
"I don't know what you did or how you did it but my son is walking taller"
—Father of Grif
"Nature is a profoundly deep part of us. Our species has spent 99.9% of the past 200,000 years thriving in nature, building shelter, making clothing, making fire, finding drinking water, tracking and harvesting food. For our species survival we had to be deeply connected to nature."
—Brian King