Sunday July 12 – Saturday, July 18th 2020
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! Camp is open to all teens regardless of experience level and the entire camp will be a backcountry adventure! Guided by skilled mentors and wild land, participants will acquire survival, awareness, and leadership skills.
This year we are headed to Fish Trap Lake in the Lolo National Forest. We’ll set up a base camp by the lake, play games, get to know the group, sing songs and tell stories by the fire, and get ready for a survival adventure. Each camper will select a bushcraft or survival skill that they want to make theirs. We’ll take a few days to practice and prepare, harvesting wild foods and honing our skills, and then we’ll take our bushcraft skills into a backcountry camp. We’ll hike away from base camp with the bare minimum of supplies, set up our survival camp, and get to work making our bushcraft community. After immersing ourselves in nature for two nights, we’ll return to base camp, feast, rest, and finally share stories with our families.
It’s up to each participant how deeply they want to immerse in the survival skills experience, and everyone will be supported to push the edges of their skill, comfort, and readiness in their own way. At Ravenwood, we believe that the foundational survival skill of humanity is connection and community, so participants will form bonds and experience connectedness that is unparalleled in our modern life. Come celebrate wild nature, and bring your friends!
The true cost of this session is $1,150, and you can follow this link to see your income-based scholarship level if you need to reduce costs.
This graph shows past years’ Teen Camp funding from all sources, broken down by fees on the right and fundraising on the left. Fundraising comes largely from private donations. Click here to donate and help get more kids into nature!