Total Immersion Teen Wilderness, Ranch, and Farm Camps in Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest


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Just a Few Words from One of Our Founders:

“Thank you for visiting our camps page, you will see we have made some big changes. Since 2002 each and every year, we have raised the bar to meet the vision of our co-founder and director of education Brian King and more importantly our students.

In 2004 he created a strategic planning committee made up of kids and their parents. The kids and parents met separately, volunteers that the kids and parents did not know, facilitated the day so all would speak freely. The kids were sprawled on the back porch, parents in the house, all brainstorming, organizing, and formulating their plans, as Brian and his son were cooking a whole goat outside for a feast. At the end of the day and well fed, the butcher paper was hung around the living room and Brian was invited in for them to explain their needs and wants. That weekend they designed and set goals to form their ideal camp. Each year since we return to that butcher paper and set our mid-range goals, took more training, got more certifications, and invested more money, and added more programs. At the end of each camp, the preteens and teens evaluated and discussed how we could make it better.

It has taken has taken 13 years since that first strategic planning committee, the youngest is now in college, yet Brian remembers who wanted what components, and most of the kids and the families that were a part of that first meeting he still stays in touch with. We are happy to say that every one of their goals have been met.

Please peruse the camp and school offerings now in the Sawtooth Forest, Boundary County Idaho.

Thank you” – Toni King Co-Founder Northwestern Outdoor Leadership Institute

 

 

*Sessions, dates, prices, programs, location subject to change.


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Winter Teen Camp – Three Sessions

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Ages: 13 - 18

Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: More than a taste of the great outdoors during the winter…read more


Spring Teen One-Week Camp – Two-Sessions

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Ages: 13 - 18

Location: Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: A great way to spend time in the great outdoors during spring break. Go deep in to bushcraft skills.


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Summer Camp: Teen Coed 1 Week Camp Farm and Nature

Date: June 10 - June 16, 2018

Ages: 13 – 18

Description: A taste of the great outdoors and our teen camps. More Details


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Summer Camp: Coed Teen 2 Week Total Immersion Buchcraft

Our teen camps are intensive total immersion wilderness experiences intended to make them confident and self-reliant in nature. They’re applying leadership skills, survival skills and the practical skills of our ancestors.\

Date: June 17 - June 30, 2018

Ages: 13 - 18

Location: Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: During these two weeks the teens will focus developing their backcountry skills including bushcraft, navigation, tracking, photography, art, and so much more.


Archery

Summer Camp: Coed Teen 2 Week Total Immersion Buchcraft Camp

Our teen camps are intensive total immersion wilderness experiences intended to make them confident and self-reliant in nature. They’re applying leadership skills, survival skills and the practical skills of our ancestors.

Date: Aug. 5 - Aug. 18, 2018

Ages: 13 - 15

Location: Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: During these two weeks the teens will focus developing their backcountry skills including bushcraft, navigation, tracking, photography, art, and so much more. click for a Full Discription of Our Total Immersion Wilderness Program


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Summer Camp: Teens 3 Week Total Immersion Camp Wilderness Adventure Camps

Our teen camps are intensive total immersion wilderness experiences intended to make them confident and self-reliant in nature. They’re applying leadership skills, survival skills and the practical skills of our ancestors.

Date: July 29 - Aug. 18, 2018

Ages: 16 - 18

Location: Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

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Description: During these three weeks the teens will focus developing their backcountry skills including bushcraft, navigation, tracking, photography, art, and so much more.

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Summer Camp: Teens 3 Week Total Immersion Camp Wilderness Adventure Camps

Date: July 8 - July 28, 2018

Ages: 16 - 18

Location: Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: During these three weeks the teens will focus developing their backcountry skills including bushcraft, navigation, tracking, and touch on photography, art, and so much more. Students may concurrtently enroll in specialty camps listed below.

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Pack Train

Summer Camp: Teen 4 Week Wilderness Package Includes 1 Week of Horse Pack Trip

Date: July 8 - Aug. 4, 2018

Ages: 16 – 18

Location: Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: This camp you will remember for a lifetime. The first three weeks the teens in this camp will be part of the 3 week teen intensive total immersion teen wilderness camp listed above. During this 4 week camp the teens will focus developing their backcountry skills including bushcraft, navigation, tracking, and may concurrtently enroll in specialty camps listed below.

Throughout the first 3 weeks the teens will focus on skills specific to riding, horsemanship, and packing with equine in the back country. At the end of the 3rd week professional packer, mule trainer, and packing instructor Casey Hufstader will take over instruction, bring in his train of pack mules and the students will learn the essentials of being a packer and working with a string of pack stock. The 8 participants will then head in with Casey and other NOLI instructors into the Mountains for a week of back country horsemanship. This is a camp that your serious outdoor enthusiast teen will not want to miss!

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Teen Farm Camp 4 Week

Summer Camp: Teens Ages 16 - 18 3 Week Total Immersion Farm and Shop Camps

Date: July 8 - July 28, 2018

Ages: 16 - 18

Location: Location: On the Farm in Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: During these three weeks the teens will focus life and work on the farm. Students will work with the livestock, in the shops and more. Teen Farm Camp 3 Week

and touch on photography, art, and so much more. Students may concurrtently enroll in specialty camps listed below.


Summer Camp: 3 and 4 Week Total Immersion Farm and Shop Camps

Date:
3-week session July 8 – July 28, 2018 4-week session July 8 – August 4, 2018

Ages: 16 - 18

Location: Location: On the Farm in Boundary County Idaho, Sawtooth Forest

Description: During these three and four-week camp the teens will focus on life and work on the farm, and may participate in a specialty focus. The participants may explore and assist those that are focusing on livestock or shop capstone projects as well as the recreation that is such a big part of living on a farm such as a hiking, horseback riding, shooting sports, fishing and more. The last week of the four-week session the participants will create a capstone project. Read more about the Teen Farm Camps


Please Note: In All 2, 3, and 4-Week Teen Camps…

“Please Note: We offer multi-session and family discounts. The second camp or camper from the same family are eligible for 20% discount from the second camp enrolled of any 2017 – 2018 camp of equal or lesser value and the Third or more camp or camper from the same family is eligible for a 30% off of third or more camps enrolled of any 2018 summer camp of equal or lesser value”

“During the 2, 3, and 4 week intensive camps the students may pick one or more specialties areas to go deep. Click For More Information on These Focuses ### Total Immersion Wilderness Program in the 3 and 4 Week Teen Camps

It can be argued that everything we do is connecting the teens to nature and in fact we do a number of core routines each and every day in both our schools and all our camps to deeply connect them to nature. During the 2, 3, and 4 week teen camps the student have a total immersion into deep nature connection click for a Full Discription of Our Total Immersion Wilderness Program

Teen Specialty Wilderness Camps Offered In the Teen 3 and 4 week camps at No additional Cost

During the 3 and 4 week intensive camps the students can pick one of the following specialties and go deep in hunting skills, archery skills, ham radio, equine, fishing, nature photography, or drawing. Click For More Information on These Focuses

Go To Preteen Total Bushcraft Camps

Go To Kids Day Camp Returning Summer 2018!

"My brother and I have been coming to their camps since we were little. They have all been great, we never know what to expect, each one is always better than the one before."
—Kobe age 15
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
—Albert Einstein