Little Naturalist | 3-Day Summer Camp

Confidence, memories, and new friends are found naturally

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Distance

1.5 Miles

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Elevation Gain

100 Feet

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Difficulty

Easy

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Cost Per Person

$250

Hike Overview

Ages 7-9: For many of our young, budding naturalists, this is the first sleep-away camp they will experience. We have plenty of exciting games and activities planned to ease your child into this 2-night sleep-away experience. Whether this is their first time away, or they are a seasoned sleep-away veteran, this camp will leave them bursting with confidence, memories, and newfound friends!

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Little Naturalist | 3-Day Summer Camp

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Educational Guided Tour

For many of our young, budding naturalists, this is the first sleep-away camp they will experience. We have plenty of exciting games and activities planned to ease your child into this 2-night sleep-away experience. Whether this is their first time away, or they are a seasoned sleep-away veteran, this camp will leave them bursting with confidence, memories, and newfound friends!

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 Little Naturalist | 3-Day Summer 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 p.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.

Youth Scholarships are available Apply Now

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