Join WildWise for an epic journey with skilled mentors in the wilds of the Olympic Mountains as teens learn Wilderness Skills and enjoy experiences that prepare them for a lifetime of Nature Connection, Emotional Intelligence, and Outdoor Adventure.
This trip begins and ends at a basecamp that everyone builds together. This out-of-door living camp gives the opportunity to learn the art of cooperation, problem solving, and many outdoor skills. Mid-week we embark on a two day, one night backpacking trip. This Adventure is designed to introduce teens to backpacking including the ethics of the Leave no Trace principle, ten essentials, orienteering, and much more.
At Camp, teens learn Wilderness Awareness and Survival Skills, Natural History, and Bushcraft skills including but not limited to:
While learning all of these important skills, WildWise teen programs include attention to the heart, soul, and mind of the adolescent. We hold our responsibility as Mentors sacred, and provide space for teens to explore their own internal wisdom, learn to communicate with intention, expand their world view, and help them remember the wonder in the world around them. WildWise holds council fire and our trauma informed mentors dive into the difficult topics and questions facing teens today.
- All WildWise Mentors are trained, certified, and experienced Wilderness First Responders, and our Apprentices and Assistants are trained in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Rescue Breathing.
When: August 2 – 8, 2020 – this is an overnight, 7 -day wilderness trip, not a day camp
Where: Begins at WildWise Campus – Kingston | Adventure in the Olympic National Park
Tuition: $595 includes $150 deposit