Overnight Camps

Taking it to the next level. Our overnight summer camp experiences feature beautiful camp facilities, gourmet organic food, and a healthy dose of personal challenge for preteens and teens.

  • Inspiring wilderness setting
  • Comfortable cabin and yurt accommodations
  • Gourmet local and organic food
  • Adventurous and challenging skills
  • Epic night games

Preparing For Camp

Join us once a week for outdoor exploration and adventure in our Coyote Kids! after-school nature camp. Students are guided by our highly trained instructors through games, skills trainings & experiences which nurture their connection with the earth. Every semester we focus on one of our four nature learning pathways, and every semester is unique, year after year. 

Scholarships

Join us once a week for outdoor exploration and adventure in our Coyote Kids! after-school nature camp. Students are guided by our highly trained instructors through games, skills trainings & experiences which nurture their connection with the earth. Every semester we focus on one of our four nature learning pathways, and every semester is unique, year after year. 

CoMFORTABLE & Awe-inspiring Location

Big Bear Camp

Big Bear Camp is one of our favorite places in Oregon. This 40 acre property sits in the heart of the Coast Range. Miller Creek passes through the property and during the winter serves as spawning ground for native Coho Salmon. The surrounding area is entirely forested and provides an enormous buffer of natural area on all sides of the property. Big Bear camp features a beautiful, custom built, lodge with an indoor and outdoor kitchen. There are also several yurts on the property that are used to house kids during camp. You can learn more about Big Bear Camp by visiting their website.

Don’t rely on Apple Maps or Google Maps totally as they have steered people incorrectly to Big Bear in the past. Please read these directions below and you won’t get lost.

Head West on W 11th Ave/Hwy 126 toward Walton, OR. Approximately 24 miles past Bailey Hill Rd turn right on Nelson Mountain Rd in the town of Walton. After 4.4 miles take a left onto Rd 17-7-19, there will be a sign there for Big Bear Camp (and usually another sign saying Whole Earth Nature School). Follow the road about a mile to the camp at the end of the road.

Overnight Camp - Program guide

Junior Counselors (JCs) are an integral part of the success of our overnight camp programs. The JC program is designed to give our more experienced students hands on leadership experience in mentoring younger campers. Junior Counselors will get a behind the scenes perspective on what it takes to run a summer camp, will support the activities being taught, and will have the opportunity to advance their own awareness and bushcraft skills.