Specialty Camps

The specialty camps offer an opportunity for our older campers to gain more experience with earth skills, backpacking, martial arts, and yoga. (Ages 12 – 15)

These programs allow campers to increase their awareness and learn how to be comfortable in the sanctuary of nature. By focusing on the skills of our ancestors who were caretakers of the earth, campers are immersed in primitive living with knowledgeable instructors.

Apisi (Earth Skills)

  • Survival & Wilderness Skills (Ages 12 – 13)

Apisi teaches campers techniques required to not only survive in the wilderness, but to thrive and enjoy the outdoors. Learn bushcraft such as shelter building, bow drill fire, tracking, camouflage, cordage, and more.

Onawa (Advanced Earth Skills)

  • Higher-Level Survival Skills (Age 14 – 15)

This week is for campers who want to dive deep into some more advanced survival skills and the philosophy behind them. Graduates of the Apisi program are recommended to try this, but anyone ready for a challenge is welcome.

Summit (Backpacking)

  • Introduction to Backpacking (Ages 12 – 13)

Summit provides an awesome experience for campers looking to participate in longer hiking trips. With two separate 2-night excursions, they will get a taste of more difficult out-trips and view some beautiful sights.

Journey (Backpacking Expedition)

  • Extended Backcountry Travel (Ages 14 – 15)

Journey is an opportunity for hikers who are eager to experience the breathtaking beauty of the mountains. Campers will be guided along trails for five days with heavy packs through various terrain and elevation levels.

Protector (Martial Arts)

  • Warrior Training (Ages 12 – 14)

Protector campers should expect days filled with physical movement and exciting adventures. Martial arts is used as a method to teach self-discipline, a foundation for personal protection, and a way to build confidence.

Namaste (Yoga)

  • Yoga & Mindfulness (Ages 12 – 15)

Awareness with a focus on the present is taught through breathing exercises, movement, guided visualizations, and nature-based activities. Campers will learn yoga poses and experience the power of peaceful moments.