Summer Camp 2023

All camps are Monday – Friday,  9 am – 3 pm at the        Grand Traverse Commons. 


nature adventure

Ages 6-9

Hands on Experience with plants, trees, mammals, tracking, birds and wilderness skills all while playing, exploring and following our own passions! Instructors work with the kids and the natural world to foster healthy and empowering relationships between nature, community and self.

3 Weeks to Choose From:

  • June 27th -July 1st
  • July 18th-22nd
  • August 1st-5th

Wilderness SURVIVAL 

Ages 9-12

Wild foods, Natural Shelter, Knife and Fire Safety, Group Survival. Campers have lots of immersive fun with our place-based and hands-on learning style. We delve into each topic throughout the week and create our own village by the end, learning to meet all needs of survival while working together. 

  • June 20th-24th 

Advanced Wilderness Survival Ages 9-12

Fun, Immersive , Experiential, Place-Based Learning. Tracking, Trailing, Trapping, Bows and Arrows, Atlatls, Digging Sticks, Gathering Baskets.  We’ll be looking at what it takes to survive and even sur-thrive in nature long term:) 

  • July 11th-15th

wandering and caretaking

Ages 9-12

Learn aidless navigation, make your own first aid kits from nature and tune into not only how to care for ourselves but also how we can care for nature.   

  • July 25th-29th 

forest ninja

Ages 9-12

Learn natural camouflage and how to move through the forest, as a part of it, unseen and silent!  Sharpen your senses, awareness and physical ability though games and challenges and our epic forest obstacle course!

  • August 8th – 12th 

All camps

36 max students per camp,  split into 3 adventure groups of 12 kids & 2 staff per group.


9:00 am – 9:30 am:  sign in, games, nature museum

9:30 am -10:00 am- Morning Circle,  Story, Snack

10:00 am-2:00 pm: Theme based Adventure of the day with your group! (Lunch in the forest)

2:00pm-3:00pm: Hike back, games, closing circle, sign out at 3:00pm