Wilderness Youth Camps in Idaho and Alaska

Kids working together to make rope

Kids Farm, Ranch, and Nature Day Camp Coming Soon

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Coming SoonThe farm, ranch, and nature day camps started our programs back in 2002, however with our move to our new site we are not yet set up for offering the kids camps. We are working to offer these camps soon, please check back. For updates please add your name to our mailing list

Preteens In the Blacksmith Shop Fabricating a Rope Making Machine

Preteen Total Bushcraft Camps

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These wilderness camps in the pristine Panhandle National Forest will start the adventure for your child

Teens Deeply Focused With Our Founder

Teen Camps

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Camps in Idaho’s Panhandle, and Alaska from traditional two week teen camps through our epic 7 week total immersion packages. Your teen will walk taller and will make memories that will last a life time.

“Please Note: We offer multi-session and family discounts. The second camp or camper from the same family are eligible for 10% discount from the second camp enrolled of any 2018 camp of equal or lesser value (Discounts DO NOT apply to Alaska Camp) and the Third or more camp or camper from the same family is eligible for a 20% off of third or more camps enrolled of any 2019 summer camp of equal or lesser value (Discounts DO NOT apply to Alaska Camp)”

A Few Words from our Director

“Thank you for stopping by to visit,

For those that are new to our programs

This all started in 2001 and in 2005 we created a strategic planning committee made up of kids and their parents. I called these kids the “Hard Core Core.” These kids were from little kids through teens, they were those that came for many weeks each summer and for many years, these kids were our customers and our best, these were the kids we wanted to please in the long team.

Some, though adults now, still check in with us. The kids and parents met separately, volunteers that the kids and parents did not know, facilitated the day so all would speak freely. The kids were sprawled on the back porch, parents in the house, all brainstorming, organizing, and formulating their plans, as Brian and his son were cooking a whole goat outside for a feast. At the end of the day and well fed, the butcher paper was hung around the living room and Brian was invited in for them to explain their needs and wants. That weekend they designed and set goals to form their ideal camp that they wanted. Their utopia.

Each year since, we return to that butcher paper and set our long-range goals, which set our med range goals, which set our short term goals. Each year we took more training, got many more certifications, and invested more money, and added more activities and programs. Each year we checked off one more want and got a bit closer to their ideal institute.

We were checking in with the kids. At the end of each camp, the preteens and teens evaluated and discussed how we could make it better. It has been 15 years since that first strategic planning committee, the youngest is now in college, yet Brian remembers who wanted what components, and most of the kids and the families that were a part of that first meeting still stays in touch with us.

We are happy to say that every one of their goals has been met in a big way. In fact, in each key area, we now certified instructors in those areas, and in some, we are instructors of instructors within those governing bodies. We have also been on accreditation teams for the American Camp Association.

It has been a long journey but we are not done raising our bar. We will continue to raise our bar; to make our best better.

This will be an epic summer. Have your teen or preteen join the adventure >Please peruse the camp and school offerings now in the Idaho Panhandle. “

"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 15
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
—Albert Einstein
"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