Every summer we offer teen summer week-long backpacking trips into the Eagle Cap and Hells Canyon Wilderness. Teens participate in field ecology research for the US Forest Service. Our courses teach:
Registration for the 2015 season will open in March. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis and selected based on application quality. If you have questions about registration or would like to learn more, please contact us.
A weeklong course designed for teens (13-16) who want to become familiar with the ecology of the Eagle Cap and Hells Canyon Wilderness while learning how to backpack.Teens learn:
Our summer backpacking trips guide teens in discovering their place in the wilderness and in social and biological systems. Teens work together, whether it's cooking for the group or helping a friend get up a steep climb. Teens reflect each day through journaling. Around the campfire, we discuss leadership and their role in a wild setting. Parents have commented that their teens return from our trips more confident in themselves.
Our summer backpacking trips
Each trip is limited to 9 students. Tuition $250 includes instruction, food, transportation, and backpacking gear if needed.
Scholarships available to Wallowa County students.
Check out the events calendar for trip dates. For more information, please contact us.
Check back in March 2015 for trip dates and registration forms.