Backcountry Trail Blazer


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5 DAY CAMP – Ages 11-16 – Spend a few days backpacking in the backcountry of the Whitefish mountain range safely with our Outdoor Education Specialists.

Backcountry Trail Blazer

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Backcountry Trail Blazers: Backpacking Camp
August 7-11, 2021
Ages 11-16

The sprawling forests, crystalline lakes, and secluded hollows of the North Fork Valley offer thousands of acres of secluded wilderness to inspire endless awe and exploration. It is on these trails (and sometimes lack-thereof) that our trailblazers will experience four days of pure backcountry adventure. Under the guidance and supervision of our staff, trailblazers will climb to the highest peak in the Whitefish mountain range to take in 360° views of Rocky Mountain peaks, navigate their way through enchanting moss hewn valleys, and try their hand at fly fishing for trout in glittering alpine lakes. This backpacking adventure is suited for first time backpackers and experienced hikers alike. We love introducing new hikers to this confidence-boosting, friendship-forming, mode of human-powered adventure.

*Routes are subject to change due to safety/accessibility limitations. Routes will be discussed with parents at the time of check-in August 7th.

What’s Included in your Trip Fee:

  • All meals, lodging, and transportation during camp.

Saturday August 7th: 10:00AM check-in at our Big Creek Outdoor Education Center

Wednesday August 11th: 2:00PM check-out from our Big Creek Outdoor Education Center

**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.

We hope to see you soon!


Additional information

Refund Policy

The Glacier Institute has a 24 hour cancellation policy for a full refund with all of our courses.

Did you know Glacier Institute members receive a 10% discount?