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You are here: Home Wilderness Programs Ages 8 - 12 Explorer's Journey

Explorers Journey (join our waitlist...)

This fun-filled introduction to wilderness and community is the perfect first-time-away-from-home adventure!

When Jun 24, 2019 09:00 AM to
Jun 28, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Olympic National Park, WA
Cost: $750; deposit $250. Financial aid available
Ages: 8-10 (all genders)
Contact Name Cameron Withey
Contact Email
Contact Phone (425) 485.7396
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This is a 5-day trip: Monday morning through Friday afternoon

A fun-filled introduction to wilderness and community, for kids ages 8-10!


Set in the beautiful Olympic Mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Explorers Journey is a wondrous backcountry introduction to our wilderness rite of passage programs for young people.

Have you ever just sat under a tree and listened to the sounds of nature? Have you ever yelled "YAHO-O-O-O!" as you plunged into a cold mountain stream? 

Somewhere in the Olympic Mountains, the winter snows are melting to feed spring flowers and giant cedars. At this very moment, deer are coming to newly opened meadows to graze and birds are building their nests. And that's where we'll be, too, exploring the woods and playing while learning camp skills, communication skills, and the art of introspection under the care and guidance of experienced mentors.

This journey of discovery invites the young person to learn more about nature, community, and their Self, all the while having fun and making new friends. Along with the challenges of wilderness living and travel come nighttime campfires, story telling, stargazing, and the stunning beauty of the Olympic Rainforest. 

Skills Introduced

  • Working cooperatively
  • Creative self-expression
  • How to care for wilderness
  • Wilderness living & hiking skills
  • Communication and problem-solving within a community
  • Self-reflection
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Natural history of the northwest mountains & rivers

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Financial Aid may be available. Please visit our Scholarship Page for more information.

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