Big Creek Boys | 3-Day Summer Camp

Boys learn what it takes to have at it and survive in the wild

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Distance

3 Miles

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Elevation Gain

500 Feet

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Difficulty

Easy/Moderate

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Cost Per Person

$250

Hike Overview

Ages: 9-11: Under the wide open sky and amongst the fresh air we’ll find out just what it takes to survive in the wild by building shelters, learning how to navigate the land, and hopefully getting some sparks flying in our fire building lessons. Whether your camper comes alone or with a buddy there will be no shortage of camaraderie in our Big Creek Boys Camp with all the exciting team building games and activities we have planned. We’ve dedicated three whole days to just the boys!

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Big Creek Boys | 3-Day Summer Camp

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Educational Guided Tour
Ages: 9-11

We’ve dedicated three whole days to just the boys! Under the wide-open sky and amongst the fresh air we’ll find out just what it takes to survive in the wild by building shelters, learning how to navigate the land, and hopefully getting some sparks flying in our fire building lessons. Whether your camper comes alone or with a buddy there will be no shortage of camaraderie in our Big Creek Boys camp with all the exciting team building games and activities we have planned. See you soon! *Don’t worry, we could never forget about the girls! They get their own special three-day camp as well. Check out our website for details on our all girls-camp ‘Big Creek Girls.

Meeting Place: Glacier Institute Big Creek Outdoor Education Center

Check-In: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.

What’s Included in your Trip Fee: All meals, lodging, and transportation during camp.

**Please let us know as soon as possible if your child has any special requirements (dietary, medical, physical, etc.) so we may meet their needs. You may send snacks with your child, but all food must be stored in special bins in the Mess Hall to avoid any curious critters visiting our bunkhouses.

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What to Expect On Your Big Creek Boys | 3-Day Summer Camp

Campers will spend time exploring a variety of trails in the Flathead National Forest. We will stop often to learn about the amazing natural history of the area. All campers will be taught trail etiquette, how to stay hydrated, and Leave No Trace principles.

Hike Details

  • This Glacier Institute program meets at Big Creek Outdoor Education Center.
  • The program will begin 4 p.m. on day 1 and ends 10 a.m. on the final day. Please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • There is a maximum number of 24 campers per camp.
  • This program has a minimum guest count of 3 people. In the unlikely case we don’t reach that number, you will be notified prior to the event.

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What to Bring

Please remember that weather in NW Montana during all seasons can change quickly from warm and sunny to freezing at any time of the year. We recommend checking the weather prior to your trip. Please also check your course information sheet for specific gear requirements in addition to those listed below.

  • Lightweight hiking boots or a sturdy pair of hiking shoes
  • 2 liter sized water bottle or Camelback
  • Day Pack with plastic bag liner or cover
  • Waterproof rain jacket and pants
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant & lip balm
  • Camera (optional)
  • Trekking poles, if you like to use them for hiking (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Field Notebook notes and sketches

Download complete checklist here