Can you see yourself spending your nights under the stars with your closest friends and mentors, in a shelter you made yourself? Can you imagine making fire by friction or feeding yourself and your friends just from what wild land can give you?
Welcome to Teen Camp! We have completely redesigned this camp to offer both a more accessible social experience and a more immersive nature experience. Camp is now open to all teens regardless of experience level, and we’re not staying at base camp anymore! We are embarking on a journey together, backpacking to a wild lake, and we will return with magical stories of personal growth and group connection.
Our group starts at base camp on the huckleberry-lined banks of Trumbull Creek for some prep time. At base camp we’ll coach participants in hiking safety and gear management, and in group dynamics, with games and group challenges. Then we’ll hike out for a day with our gear to a remote wild lake, and set up our backcountry camp. From there we’ll go into full wilderness mode, with survival challenges, amazing games, day hikes, storytelling by the fire, and more. When we return to base camp we’ll have a chance to share our most meaningful stories with friends and family in a celebratory closing ceremony.
Guided by skilled mentors and wild land, participants will acquire survival, awareness, and leadership skills. And participants will form bonds and experience connectedness that is unparalleled in our modern life. Come celebrate wild nature, and bring your friends!