Kids Wilderness Overnight Camps

 WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT FOR THE SUMMER OF 2017 DUE TO A LACK OF COMMUNITY FUNDING WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE CAMPS AS PREVIOUS YEARS.

 Our goal was to create free opportunities for children and families to participate in adventures they normally would not be able to.  In order to provide these camps basically free of charge for those who really needed it, we were relying on community funding and sponsorship as well as donations from families.  Those donations just have not come in so we are revamping our entire program.

All Wilderness Overnight Camps require a  small registration fee. This is refunded upon camp attendance.  

All of our camps are sponsorship and donation based, PAY WHAT YOU CAN, IF YOU CAN!

ALL CAMPS ARE SPONSORSHIP AND DONATION BASED and all Donations are tax deductible.  This means that your child can attend regardless of income.  Though we have a camp expense per child, we do not require families to pay a mandatory fee.  We offer it as donation based.  Any amount helps whether it be $5 or more!

Thanks to our sponsors/donors and MAERA’s other programs our average expense for our overnight Wilderness and skills adventure is only$750-$1100/child.  To sponsor a child or help your or another child attend please see the donation bar to your right, or donate right on your registration form.  (donations can be made now, in payments, or in the future)  Donations are optional and confidential, and again, ANY amount helps though not required!


  • Survival Essentials (Overnight) |

Join us for this incredible adventure and learn the essentials of surviving in the wilderness.  From Shelter, Fire, Water and Food, you will have an amazing experience connecting with the wilderness in a new way.  This class will teach environment based shelter building, primitive fire making, survival fires, water location/safety, basic survival traps for food and more.  This class not only teaches you how to deal when you are lost in the woods, it incorporates ancient primitive skills, and a survival competition the last full day of class!!!  Through team building, health enhancement, and leadership this class is a fun amazing way to explore the Montana Back country and learn new incredible skills.  ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS CLASS IS A INCREDIBLE HIGH ROPES COURSE!!!


 

  • Bow Making and Archery (Overnight)

Designed even if you have taken Bow making before.  Do you love hunting, stalking and being able to get close to animals?  Come join us on this amazing back country camp where you will learn how to make a perfectly tillered long bow. During this camp each student will build their own primitive bow to keep and take home.  Through this amazing adventure camp, we will also be teaching the art of primitive instinctual archery—with 3D targets and scout games! Through learning the archer’s way of the land you will practice stalking techniques, stealthy movement and you will begin to enter the world of the scout. Participants in this camp will likely never see nature the same way again!  Students will learn the process of taking a piece of wood (bow stave) with the bark on, stripping it down, measuring and making a beautifully tillered bow.   If you have been at this camp before you will learn arrow making, and bow making with a new wood.         $150 bow fee (non-refundable required)              NO REGISTRATION FEE

 


 

  • Survival Intensive and Essentials |

This survival intensive takes survival to a whole new level.  Honing in on the essentials and elements of survival this class will dive into the deeper skills of shelter, fire, water and food.  From building shelters and sleeping in them,  to finding food, this class is full of skill and adventure!

 


 

  •  SCOUT |

Stalking, scouting, evading, and more!!  Join us for an incredible adventure where you will have an overnight stealthy adventure of a lifetime.   Based around capture the flag, but an overnight constant adventure game where you will work with a team to beautiful Paradise Valley.  From stalking to movement, to the art of stealth, this class is sure to keep you on your toes.


 

Overnight Horse Camps: $100 refundable registration fee  

  • Back Country Horse (Overnight) |

Come join us on this trip of a lifetime.  This horse adventure camp starts down the mountain where the students will learn to communicate and connect with the horses.  From how to speak to a horse, to building the relationship, each student will learn new skills such as packing or increase existing skills.  From there, the class will ride out on an amazing adventure up the mountain to a primitive back country camp.  The students will set up camp, learn to cook over a fire, and how to take care of horses in the back country.

 

PRIVATE CAMPS, CUSTOM CLASSES FOR ADULTS AND FAMILIES AS WELL AS RIDING LESSONS AND MORE

 AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND!


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MAERA, a 501(c)3, is offering all our camps as donation/sponsor based.  Though camp cost/fees are optional, please consider sponsoring/donating.  Any amount helps towards camp expenses and is completely tax deductible and confidential.   You can select more than one option below:

Donate Now via PayPal:
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Donate at Camp Registration: $

All campers' parents/guardians will also need to fill out and sign the Release and Medical Information form. You can print it out and bring it to registration completed, or fill it out at camp registration.