WILDERNESS KIDS CLUB
DAY CAMP FOR AGES 6-8 AND 9-12 9am-3pm

All three sessions of Wilderness Kids Club are now full with extensive waiting lists for summer 2022. You can waitlist if you’d like, which will enter you into our programs database where we send out important announcements ahead of each program season. You can also subscribe to our master e-mail list for announcements about all events, fundraising campaigns, and Ravenwood news.

Session I

Mondays & Tuesdays

Jun 20 – July 12, 2022

8 Days of Camp

Session II

 

Wednesdays & Thursdays

 

June 22 – August 18, 2022

 

*NO CAMP JULY 20-21!*

 

16 Days of Camp

Session III

Mondays & Tuesdays

August 1 – August 16, 2022

6 Days of Camp

*NEW SITE*

We are using a lottery system this year! Details below.

We are using a lottery system for registration this year! We are so grateful to our community for making WKC so fun and successful! With enrollment becoming more and more of a stressful race to sign up in recent years, and with waitlists getting longer and longer, we’ve decided that a lottery system is necessary to take the time pressure off of registering your campers. 

This lottery is on a family-by-family basis, so if one sibling gets in, the other(s) will, too. This is a weighted lottery, with additional weight given to balancing group dynamics and prioritizing existing camp relationships. Follow all the same steps at registration to enter the lottery. No one will pay a deposit or any other tuition until after the lottery results are announced and your initial lottery registration will appear as “waitlisted.”

Lottery applications open: January 24th no later than 5pm Mountain Time

Lottery application close: February 28th, 9pm Mountain Time

Lottery results announced: March 4th

Imagine sneaking on your belly through the brush to catch a glimpse of a young fawn or walking barefoot through the forest listening for bird calls and the rush of the creek to find your way back to the fire…Ravenwood kids experience high impact moments like these every day during Wilderness Kids Club, and they usually come home tired, dirty, and happy because of it!

“I love camp! I get to make forts, learn songs and lots of other fun things. Best of all I get to make new friends.” Emma Treweiler, camper

Learning through our senses is powerful stuff. Nature provides unlimited possibilities for curiosity and wonder and a plethora of healthy stimuli for the mind, body, and spirit to explore and develop. Our expert mentors are here to support your child’s journey of discovery and awareness through the development of life skills (fire making/tending, basketry, wood working, animal and bird tracking, plant medicines and food, and group and individual communication skills).

“Our children absolutely loved Wilderness Camp and teaching us their skills, songs, games, and fun! It’s such a high quality, fun program with rich, rich learning for the entire family. We’re so thankful for this incredible program.” Nikki and Doug Reed, parents

We are committed to “knowing our students” as individuals and mentoring them accordingly. Our staff takes extra time every day to prepare activities and debrief our experiences with the goal of matching our efforts with the observed needs of each child in the group. You simply won’t find a summer camp anywhere else that invests the kind of time we do to create the richest possible learning environment for your child, and we do it because we love it!

“Thank you for offering such a great experience!  My Simma is raised by two non-wilderness parents. When we signed Simma up, we weren’t sure how it would go, but each day she came home with a new song and new dirt under her nails.   She was thrilled! When we visited camp the last day, I was amazed at the confidence she had being outside at camp. She had become a little nature child in that 1 short session of Mondays and Tuesdays.” -Chelsea Lefcourt, parent

NOTE: Campers are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the first day of camp. Even if your camper has been coming to Ravenwood for many years, the first week is an essential time for understanding safety and establishing a healthy and happy social group. Set your camper up for success!

Full details on Camp Sessions:

Session I is a short session, meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-3pm at our Trumbull Creek Camp on land owned by our partner, F. H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. This session runs from June 20th to July 12th for a total of 8 camp days. The true cost of this session is $652  and you can follow this link to see your income-based scholarship level if you need to reduce costs.

Session II is a long session, meeting on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-3pm at our Trumbull Canyon Camp on Stoltze land. This session starts June 22 and runs to July 14, then takes a break and there will be no camp on July 20 and 21. Camp starts up again on July 27 and concludes on August 18 for a total of 16 camp days. The true cost of this session is $1,363 , and you can follow this link to see your income-based scholarship level if you need to reduce costs.

Session III is a short session, meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-3pm, NEW LOCATION AT KALISPELL MONTESSORI SCHOOL IN KALISPELL. This session runs from August 1 to August 16 for a total of 6 camp days. The true cost of this session is $506, and you can follow this link to see your income-based scholarship level if you need to reduce costs.

 

Session I

Mondays & Tuesdays

Jun 20 – July 12, 2022

8 Days of Camp

Session II

Wednesdays & Thursdays

June 22 – August 18, 2022

*NO CAMP JUL 20-21!*

16 Days of Camp

Session III

Mondays & Tuesdays

August 1 – August 16, 2022

6 Days of Camp

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