Legacy Skills | 3-Day Summer Camp

The art of fire-building, shelter-making, and food gathering

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Distance

3 Miles

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Elevation Gain

300 Feet

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Difficulty

Easy/Moderate

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Cost Per Person

$350

Hike Overview

Ages 9-13: Come learn the skills of our ancestors! The arts of fire-building, shelter-making, and food gathering are becoming lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. Our educators will teach your campers the unique wildcrafting skills that are crucial to life in the outdoors. We might even learn to bake a healthy dessert over the open fire! 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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Legacy Skills | 3-Day Summer Camp

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Educational Guided Tour
Ages: 9-13

Come learn the skills of our ancestors! The skills of fire-building, shelter-making, and food gathering are becoming lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. Our educators will teach your campers the unique wildcrafting skills that are crucial to life in the outdoors. We might even learn to bake a healthy dessert over the open fire!

Meeting Place: Glacier Institute Big Creek Outdoor Education Center

Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 4:00 p.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 Legacy Skills | 3-Day Youth 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 a.m. on day 1 and ends 4 p.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

We spend as much time as possible outside in the sun, rain, snow, wind, and mud, and there are a few important gear items you are going to need. Labeling your belongings with your name is a fantastic way to make sure they all make it home with you. We do not have the ability to do laundry at our facility, so please pack accordingly.

  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes
  • 1-2 liter Water Bottle
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Field Notebook with pencils

Download complete checklist here