Total Immersion Teen Wilderness, Field Biology and Natural History of Oregon & Alaska


Just a Few Words from One of Our Founders:

“We believe that the best way to learn biology and geology is to observe it in nature. Above all our camps are fun but also give the teens experience in the sciences that most would only get in graduate school. Our students sample, test, and document how the biomes change within the season, between the seasons, and over the years. Over the years, our students have had the opportunity to observe vastly different biomes from the Death Valley Desert, Redwood Forests of the Coastal Mountains, Mining Camps of the Western Sierras, Temperate Forests of the Western Cascades, even the mountains and farm lands of Western China. This year our students will have the opportunity go deep into the wetlands of the Western Cascades in Oregon by packtrain then in to Alaskan Interior by bush plane and have the opportunity to do this over the changing seasons with mentors that have lived what they teach for a lifetime.

I believe that this year’s camps are the best we have ever offered that the teens will remember for a lifetime.

These two camps have ample free time for the teens to pursue fly fishing, nature photography and drawing, and more. The Alaskan Bush camp is limited to 5 teens and Oregon packtrain camp is limited in size to eight campers; offline registration open. Online registration coming soon!

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

 

 

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


Teens Ages 16-19 Wilderness Total Immersion Adventure and Academic

Yukon Flats Alaska

Field Biology and Natural History of Yukon Flats Alaska 3 Week Academic and Adventure Backpacking Camp

We believe you would have wanted to go to this camp when you were a teen. What teen would not want to spend three weeks exploring, and going deep into their interests in the Alaskan Bush. Your teens will see and do things that most will only see on TV.

Date: July 29 - August 18, 2018

Ages: 16 - 19

Openings: 5

Gender: Boys (Please Note: In 2019 we will offer this as co-ed)

Location: The Alaskan Wetlands 150 Miles North East of Fairbanks – Pick up Fairbanks Airport

Description: We pick up your teen boys at the Fairbanks Airport, spend the night in a bed and breakfast, fly into the trailhead in a bushplane, backpack to basecamp then explore and learn about the plants and animals of the Alaskan Wetlands in this field bio and natural history field lab. More Details


Pack Train

Field Biology and Natural History of the Rogue River National Forest of Southern Oregon, an Academic and Adventure Camp 3 Week Camp Backpacking and Horse Pack Trip

Date: July 1 - July 21, 2018

Ages: 16 – 19

Openings: 7

Location: Southern Oregon, Western Castcades, Rogue River National Forest

Description: Like the Alaska academic camp above, this camp is a total immersion into the field biology and natural history of the Rogue River with an emphasis in the plants, animals, and geology of the rivers and streams. The teens will learn and apply wilderness skills, field research skills, plant and animal identification as well as riparian habitat health analysis as well as going deep into nature photography or art backpacking into the Oregon wilderness. During the second week the students will learn the skills to access the backcountry via saddle horse and packtrain preparing for the third week of going deep into the Oregon Wilderness seeing this pristine beauty from the top of a horse doing real research and analysis. During free time the students will have plenty of time for fly fishing, swimming, animal tracking and more. This is a camp that your serious outdoor enthusiast teen will not want to miss!

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Yukon Flats Alaska Teen girl tying box hitch

Field Biology and Natural History of Yukon Flats Alaska and Oregon’s Rogue River Forest 7 Week Camp Package

This package combines both the Oregon and Alaska trips for a seven week wilderness academic wilderness adventure comparing the two wilderness areas

Date: July 1 - August 18, 2018

Ages: 16 - 19

Gender: Boys (Please Note: In 2019 we will offer this as co-ed)

Openings: 5

Location: The Alaskan Wetlands 150 Miles North East of Fairbanks – Pick up Fairbanks Airport

Description: The teen boys will return from their packtrain trip and continue on to Alaska with our Director Brian King. This provides a 7 week total immersion wilderness experience.


Shooting

Summer Camp: Teens 2 Week Total Immersion Camp Wilderness Adventure Camps

Date: June 17 - June 30, 2018

Ages: 13 - 19

Openings: 14

Location: Southern Oregon, Western Castcades, Rogue River National Forest

Cost: $2,500 some discounts apply see below for details

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

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Tracking

Summer Camp: Teens 1 Week Total Immersion Camp Wilderness Adventure Camps

Date: July 15 - July 21, 2018

Ages: 13 - 19

Gender: Co-ed

Openings: 7

Location: Southern Oregon, Western Castcades, Rogue River National Forest

Cost: $1,250 some discounts apply see below for details

Description: During this one week teen adventure in the wilderness the teens will focus developing their backcountry skills including bushcraft, navigation, tracking, and touch on photography, art, archery, hunting and so much more. Online registration now available, click on the link at the top of the page. Multi session and sibling discounts apply MUST be booked directed through Toni@NOLI5.com


Teen Shooting a 45-70

2 Week Coed Total Immersion Wilderness Survival Skills & Hunting Skills Camp

Our aim of this total immersion camp is to grow our teens into competent, safe, and ethical hunter companions, as well as those that have the skills and mindset to lead hunts. This camp goes deep in the skills of wilderness survival, firearms, and archery, and skills specific to hunting. The teens will experience everything from navigation to butchering big game and packing it on a mule. This is a hands on exploration under master mentors.

Date: June 17 - June 30, 2018

Ages: 13 - 19

Location: Southern Oregon, Western Castcades, Rogue River National Forest

Cost: $2,500 some discounts apply see below for details

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Teen Taking Photo

2 Week Total Immersion Wilderness Survival Skills & Art & Photography Camp

Description: This intensive total immersion teen wilderness art and photography camp is intended to have the participants have the opportunity to raise their personal bar in nature drawing and photography as well as to make coed teens well rounded, skilled, and confident when in the backcountry, be it for work or recreation. There is ample time for the teens to explore and just be teens.

Date: June 17 - June 30, 2018

Ages: 13 – 19

Gender: Co-ed

Location: Southern Oregon, Western Castcades, Rogue River National Forest

Cost: $2,500 some discounts apply see below for details

Registration or Information: Online registration available click on button at top of page. Discounts MUST be booked directly with Email Toni@NOLI5.com or call or text Toni King (925)785-2946

Click for a Full Description of our 2 Week Total Immersion Art and Photography, Wilderness Skills Camp.



Winter and Spring Teen Camps

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Winter Coed Academic and Adventure Camps

Date:

Openings: 14

Openings: 14

Openings: 14

Ages: 13 - 18

Location: Southern Oregon, Western Castcades, Rogue River National Forest

Description: Students will ski, climb, and camp in the snow to access the wilderness in winter conditions safely and comfortably. Students will learn winter survival skills and avalanche predictions and safety skills. This is an academic camp where the students will observe how the flora and fauna survives the winter climate of the Western Cascades: Hibernation, Adaptation, or Migration! read more


Yukon Flats Basecamp Winter

Winter Field Biology of Yukon Flats Alaska 2 Week Academic and Adventure Camp

Students will follow long time fur trapper Archie Miller as he works his trap line as he has done since 1968.

Date: TBA

Ages: 16 – 19

Openings: to 2 students only

Gender: Boys (Please Note: In 2020 we may offer this as co-ed)

Location: The Alaskan Wetlands 150 Miles North East of Fairbanks – Pick up Fairbanks Airport

Description: We pick up your teen boys at the Fairbanks Airport, spend the night in a bed and breakfast, fly into the trailhead in a ski plane, snowshoe to basecamp then explore and learn about the fur animals of the Alaskan wetlands in this field bio and natural history field lab. More Details to come.


Spring Teen One-Week Camp – Two-Sessions

Date:

Ages: 13 – 18

Open to: 7 Boys and Girls

Location: Southern Oregon, Western Castcades, Rogue River National Forest

Description: A great way to spend time in the great outdoors during spring break. Go deep in to bushcraft skills and observe the rebirth of the forests and meadows of the Southern Oregon’s Western Cascades. This is an academic camp with a focus of the students observing the changes of the forest, meadows, and creeks biomes. The students will apply field biology sampling, testing, and analysis skills. Like all our other camps the students may go deep in to nature photography and drawing skills.

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 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. This Offer is NOT avalable for the Alaska Trip.”

“During most the 2, 3, and 4 week intensive camps the student may pick one or more specialty areas to go deep in to. 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 students 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 from 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 2019!

"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