July 26-29 - REGISTRATION CLOSES July 13
August 9-12 - REGISTRATION CLOSES July 27

Please use the camp Registration Form to register for our youth camps. If you are interested in a full or partial scholarship, please fill out the scholarship application and not the camp registration.


Jack Creek Archery Camp  

The Jack Creek Archery Camp is held in July and is a co-ed camp for youth ages 12-18. Over 4 days and 3 nights, campers will seek to develop their bow hunting skills and earn their Bow Hunter’s Certification. The camp will teach skills such as shot placement, equipment care, tree stand set up, and safety. Just as important campers learn about the importance of ethics, wildlife and natural resources management and the hunter's role in conservation. Evening presentations may include topics such as mapping, astronomy, and bear awareness.  In addition to archery, campers will participate in fly fishing, orienteering, photography, and a variety of other activities designed to enhance their learning and enjoyment of the outdoors. 

Jack Creek Wilderness Camp

The Jack Creek Youth Wilderness Camp is held in August and is co-ed camp for youth ages 12-18 with an interest in the outdoors and who would like to learn a variety of skills for recreation and exploration. Over 4 days and 3 nights, campers will participate in a variety of activities including archery, fly fishing, orienteering and wildlife tracking, photography, outdoor cooking and survival skills, and other activities designed to enhance their learning and enjoyment of the outdoors. As in July, evening programs will enhance their learning and exploration.

Details and Cost

The cost of each camp is $250 per camper which includes all meals, instruction and activities, campsite, and facilities. Full and partial scholarships are available through our scholarship application. See below for more information about our summer youth camps and how to register or apply for a scholarship.

Cancellations made up to 30 days in advance of the camp start date will be refunded, minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued for no shows. If the Preserve cancels our camp for an unavoidable reason, refunds will be issued.

Jack Creek is not just a camp, but a family built by hard work, unforgettable friendships and experiences. 



Youth Camp Volunteers & Sponsors

Our youth camps are facilitated by team of dedicated staff and supported by a number of amazing volunteers. Preserve staff are certified in CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR). Most of our volunteers have first aid and CPR certification. All instructors have extensive teaching experience teaching in classrooms and in the outdoors. We have on-site medical care during camps.

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2017 Camp Sponsors

Financial Support
Teri and Jake Harwood
Moira & Lawrie Lieberman

Campfire Club of America
Imry's Talc
Pope and Young Club
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

In Kind Support
Bob Wards & Sons
Diamond J Ranch, Inc.
Milligan Canyon Meats
Postal Annex
Sitka Gear
Wheat Montana

2017 Youth Camp Counselors

Chace Deyo
Riley Harwood
Ben Newsome
Carsen Watts

2017 Camp Volunteers

Merrill Arbuckle
Julie Bartos
Payton Blatter
Sandi Bourgeois
Ralph Denoski
Tom Deyo
Dottie Fossel
Kay and Tim Gogerty
Teri Harwood
Patrick Holland
Sharon Kilmer
John Knapton
Moira and Lawrie Lieberman
Jen Mohler
Karen and Murray Morgan
Brandon Moynahan
Chris Plaut
Lynn Powers
Jennifer and Allen Rohrback
Jeff Sunstrom
Josh Thompson
Tom Tosic
Patrick Watson
John Way
Tom White
Deb Williams