Summer Adventures

Boys Camps

Boys Wilderness ExplorationS

Gender-Inclusive Camps and trips

Girls CAMPS

Girls Wilderness Explorations

Our summer programs are big adventure days immersed in exploring the Northwest's mossy forests, wild rivers, mountain meadows, tumbling waterfalls, and pebbled beaches. 

We go deep and wide with meaningful connections and joyful discovery!

While exploring, we aim to help kids:

  • Discover their capabilities through appropriate challenges
  • Better understand themselves and others
  • Develop their collaborative leadership capacity

Summer programming typically runs June – August with registration opening in March.

Day Camps

  • Two to five all-day adventures – sometimes with an overnight
  • Mentor-facilitated learning and discovery outdoors
  • Open to all kids, regardless of membership in Explorers Club, in grades 1-12

Wilderness ExplorationS

  • Three to seven day backpacking trips
  • Mentor-facilitated, multi-night learning and discovery outdoors
  • Open to all kids, regardless of membership in Explorers Club, in grades 5-12

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our immunization policy for backpacking trips requires a tetanus booster within the last five years and a current copy of your child's Immunization Record showing a full primary tetanus vaccine series in order to participate. There is no exception to our immunization policy for any trip lasting 36 + consecutive hours. Immunization records are due as soon after registration as possible or by no later than 30 days prior to your trip departure date.

Wild Whatcom is proud to work with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Olympic National Park, and North Cascades National Park as an authorized outfitter guide.

Cost

Please see specific camp and trip costs below.

Payment Schedule (if not paying in full at registration):

  • Minimum 10% of program cost due at time of registration (non-refundable).
  • Final program payments due May 1, 2018.

Payment reminders are emailed monthly. Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy as needed. For questions or to make other arrangements, please contact Registrar, Lisa Meucci.

Scholarships

We want any child to be able to participate, regardless of financial circumstances. If financial assistance is necessary for participation, please fill out our request form during registration. For summer programs, we also encourage kids in grades 6-11 to check out the enrichment scholarships available through the local Assistance League. Blue Skies for Children also offers scholarships through their Little Wishes program for kids ages 6-18.

If you are applying for financial assistance, please make the minimum 10% of program cost payment during registration. We will contact you about your award and then you can make any final payment.

2018 Schedule

Registration for summer programs opens Thursday, March 1, 2018 (Central Time).

Itineraries for all camps and Wilderness Explorations (backpack trips) subject to change.

Boys Camps

Note: All summer programs are based on your grade in Fall 2018.

Summer 2018 Camps

Click on camp photo or title to view daily itineraries.


Boys Wilderness Explorations

Note: All summer programs are based on your grade in Fall 2018.If you'll be joining us on a backpack trip this year, we encourage you to get ready with these Trip Training Tips

Summer 2018 Wilderness Explorations

Click on trip photo or title to view daily itineraries.


Gender-Inclusive Camps and Trips

Note: All summer programs are based on your grade in Fall 2018.

Summer 2018 Camps and Trips

Click on photo or title to view daily itineraries.


Girls Camps

Note: All summer programs are based on your grade in Fall 2018.

Summer 2018 Camps

Click on camp photo or title to view daily itineraries.


Girls Wilderness Explorations

Note: All summer programs are based on your grade in Fall 2018.If you'll be joining us on a backpack trip this year, we encourage you to get ready with these Trip Training Tips

Summer 2018 Wilderness Explorations

Click on trip photo or title to view daily itineraries.

Cancellations, refunds, and other policies.

Reminder: Summer program registration opens March 1, 2018 (Central Time).