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Wild Society Backpacking Camp

2022 Sessions and Dates

3 Day Sessions 

*great for first time backpackers looking to learn the ropes!

  • Session 3A: July 6 – July 8
  • Session 3B: July 12 – July 14
  • Session 3C: August 3 – August 5
  • Session 3D: August 9 – Aug 11

6 Day Sessions 

*great for first time backpackers or returning campers looking to further their knowledge and challenge themselves! 

  • Session 6A:  June 19 – June 24
  • Session 6B: June 27 – July 2
  • Session 6C: July 18 – July 23
  • Session 6D: July 26 – July 31 

8 Day Session 

*great for campers with camping or backpacking experience looking for a mental and physical challenge!

  • Session 8A: August 17 – August 23

Registration open! Immersive backcountry experience with trained guides. Build confidence and community while carrying everything you need on your back into the amazing Olympic Mountains.

Logistics

  • Ages: 12 – 18
  • Dates: June – August (varies by session- see below)
  • Locations: Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park
  • Pick up and Drop off: Kingston Ferry Landing
  • Duration: 2 or 5 or 7 nights (varies by session)
  • Cost: 3 days $405, 6 days $685, 8 days $855

Campers will carry everything they need on their backs into the magnificent Olympic Mountains! We want our campers to leave with the necessary understanding and skills to be able to enter the wilderness with safety, respect, and a sense of wonder and belonging. This program is uniquely designed to create an opportunity to feel at home with backcountry living, natural observation, and inquiry. 

Trip cost includes all meals, transportation, and equipment loans. No prior experience necessary. Campers should be able to carry a 20 pound backpack and hike up to 5 miles. Wild Society welcomes youth of all backgrounds, regardless of experience, access to equipment, or ability to pay tuition. Financial aid is available.

Guides are trained educators and naturalists with current first aid and CPR certifications. There is one or more certified Wilderness First Responders on all backcountry trips.  Staff to camper ratio is at least 1:5, maximum group size is 10 campers and 2 guides. Groups are all gender. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination required to attend. View our Health and Safety Policy.



2021 Sessions and Dates

  • Ages: 12 – 18
  • Dates: June – August (varies by session- see below)
  • Locations: Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park
  • Pick up and Drop off: Kingston Ferry Landing
  • Duration: 2 or 5 or 7 nights (varies by session)
  • Cost: 3 days $395, 6 days $675, 8 days $835

No prior experience necessary. Staff to camper ratio is at least 1:5. Guides are trained in first aid and CPR, including one or more certified Wilderness First Responders on backcountry trips. Trip cost includes meals, transportation, and equipment loans. Wild Society welcomes youth of all backgrounds, regardless of experience, access to equipment, or ability to pay tuition. Financial aid is available.

View our Health and Safety Policy.


As of 5/22/21:

Session 1: June 21 – June 26 (6 days, 5 nights) $675

**FULL**Session 2: July 7 – July 9 (3 days, 2 nights) $395

Session 3: July 12 – July 17 (6 days, 5 nights) $675

Session 4: July 23 – July 25, (3 days, 2 nights) $395

**FULL** Session 5: July 28 – July 30 (3 days, 2 nights) $395

**FULL** Session 6: August 3 – August 10 (8 days, 7 nights) $835

Join our waitlist for full sessions!

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