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“This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge.” Jack London
General Information Family One-Week Winter Camps – Three Sessions
- 1st Session Dec. 30, 2017 - Jan. 6, 2018
- 2nd Session Jan. 14 – 20
- 3rd Session Feb. 18 – 24
Any age. See Pricing Below
Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest
Type of Camp:
Family Winter Camp with Lodging and Meals with Opportunities for Primitive Camping and Deep Wilderness Skills
- $2,500 per family of 3
- $500 for each additional age 6 to 17
- Under age 5 are free
- Some restrictions apply
Traditional camp activities, winter survival skills, winter bush-craft skills, nature photography, snow shoeing, cross country and telemark skiing, ice camping,
Basic to advanced
More than a taste of the great outdoors during the winter. There is plenty to do for all skill levels, abilities, and ages all under the mentorship of those skilled and experienced.
You and the Kids
You and the kids might want to simply connect to your family, have fun playing with the kids in the snow, get in some cross-country skiing, sitting around a campfire and roasting marshmallows listing to stories of the past, or want to just stay warm looking out a winter wonderland from the warmth of the lodge enjoying home-cooked meals, enjoying the conversation from like-minded people, you will not be disappointed.
You and the Pre-Teens
You and the pre-teens might want to participate in the chores of the feeding the animals, gathering wood, making fly-fishing-flies. throwing tomahawks, shooting sports, learning bush crafts, or making soap. You might want to go on nature walks do a sit-spot, do some nature journaling, note-sketching, or nature photography then come back and display your work.
You and the Teens
You and the teens might want to come get out of your comfort zone and learn basic to advanced winter and ice camping skills such as cooking on a campfire, or the challenges of cooking on various backpacking stoves when on snow. Learn winter access skills including snowshoeing, cross country, or telemark skiing. Practice winter tracking skills, Learn the winter survival techniques of making and staying comfortable in an ice cave, hypothermia prevention, signs, and first aid, avalanche avoidance, develop skills using avalanche transponders, probes, and shovels. You might want to not only shoot rifle and shotguns but make your ammo.
There is plenty for the entire family to enjoy and learn. Regardless of age or interest, you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
Additional Resources for Home-Scholars:
Here are some resources relating to winter camping; though not up in Alaska and it is unlikely the temperature will be below zero but this might be of interest for those that have a passion for history and the hard life of those that went before.
- To Build a Fire by Jack London, audio book with text
- To Build a Fire By Jack London Youtube audio book
Avalanche Awareness, Avoidance, Safety, and Tools
- An Avalanche Survival Story by James Mort
- Avalanches, Part 1: The Basics
- Avalanches, Part 2: Snow Tests
- Avalanches, Part 3: Reducing Risk from REI
- Avalanche Transceivers: How to Choose