Glacier National Park Summer Camps

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Kids are out of school in the summer — that’s why we offer summer camps

The Glacier Institute educates future generations to care about the world around them. They will thank you later for their 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 day experience. Our camps provide opportunities to hike, camp, learn basic wilderness skills, and more.

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Backcountry Trail Blazers Teen Hiking Camp

Backcountry Trail Blazers – 5-Day Summer Camp

Ages 11-16: The sprawling forests, crystalline lakes, and secluded hollows of the Flathead Valley offer millions of acres of secluded wilderness to inspire endless awe and exploration. It is on these trails that our trailblazers will experience... [READ MORE]

Big Creek Boys Camp – 3-Day Summer Camp

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.... [READ MORE]

Big Creek Girls Camp – 3-Day Summer Camp

Ages 9-11: We're dedicating three whole days to those lovely ladies who may be damsels, but sure aren't in any distress! We're going to spend our days breathing in the fresh air as we learn how to start a fire, build a shelter, and work together... [READ MORE]

Columbia Falls Summer Day Camp

Ages 7-11: All of our activities for the day will revolve around our central theme. We will begin by getting to know each other before introducing topics such as wildlife safety and leave no trace principles. The day will consist of a field trip,... [READ MORE]

Fly Fishing Camp – 2-Day Summer Day Camp

Ages 9-11: Let’s learn about fly fishing! This camp is a great intro into the world of fly fishing, a perfect beginner’s experience. Your camper will learn how to cast, tie knots, and proper fish identification. Hopefully by the end of camp... [READ MORE]

Happy Camper 2-Day Summer Camp

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 sleep-away experience. Whether this is their first... [READ MORE]

Intro to Backpacking – 4-Day Summer Kids Camp

Ages 9-11: Backpacking is one of the most rewarding and confidence boosting activities, but can be a daunting undertaking for many hikers, regardless of your experience level. This introductory camp will teach campers all the skills, tips, and... [READ MORE]

Little Naturalist 3-Day Summer Youth Camp

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... [READ MORE]

Nature Discovery – Energy – 4-Day Summer Kids Camp

Ages 9-11: Why do bears hibernate? How do plants get food? This energy camp will answer these questions. Your kids will learn about all different forms of energy in the wild. They will also be introduced to energy-related career opportunities.... [READ MORE]

Nature Discovery – Wildlife – 4-Day Summer Youth Camp

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... [READ MORE]
Glacier Park Youth Photography Camp

Photography Camp – 3-Day Summer Youth Camp

Ages 10-13: If a picture is worth a thousand words, this camp will be worth a million! Photography is an incredible tool we can use to connect ourselves, and others, with nature while tapping into our own individual creativity and imagination.... [READ MORE]

Survival Skills – 3-Day Summer Youth Camp

Ages 11-14: Come learn the skills of our ancestors! The skills of fire-building, shelter-making, navigation and food gathering will be highlighted in this exciting camp. Our educators will teach your campers the unique wildcrafting skills that... [READ MORE]