Nature Discovery – Wildlife – 4-Day Summer Youth Camp

An exciting adventure in the secluded North Fork Valley

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Distance

1.5 Miles

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Elevation Gain

300 Feet

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Difficulty

Easy/Moderate

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Cost Per Person

$450

Hike Overview

Ages 11-14

This is one your camper won’t want to miss! This 4-day camp will offer an adventure-packed trip into the vast, secluded, and enchanting wilderness of the North Fork region of Glacier Park and the Flathead National Forest. The experience will include learning about the meat eaters, birds of prey, rodents, and grazing animals of the Northern Rockies. Campers will learn about careers that work with wildlife and even get the chance to design their one-of-a-kind mountain-dwelling creature!

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Nature Discovery – Wildlife – 4-Day Summer Youth Camp

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Educational Guided Tour

Ages: 11-14

This is one your camper won’t want to miss! This 4-day camp will offer an adventure-packed trip into the vast, secluded, and enchanting wilderness of the North Fork region of Glacier Park and the Flathead National Forest. The experience will include learning about the meat eaters, birds of prey, rodents, and grazing animals of the Northern Rockies. Campers will learn about careers that work with wildlife and even get the chance to design their one-of-a-kind mountain-dwelling creature!

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 Nature Discovery - Wildlife | 4-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 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

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