The Preserve hosts two summer camps in July and August for youth 12 -18 years old. These camps focus on teaching outdoor skills and conservation. The July camp is focused on archery and campers have the opportunity to earn the Bow Hunter Education Certificate. The August camp is our traditional archery and outdoor skills camp. See below for details about each camp.
2018 SUMMER YOUTH CAMP DATES:
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.
ABOUT OUR CAMPS
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. ”
PAYTON BLATTER. | FORMER CAMPER AND 2016 VOLUNTEER
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.
2017 Camp Sponsors
Teri and Jake Harwood
Moira & Lawrie Lieberman
Campfire Club of America
Pope and Young Club
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
In Kind Support
Bob Wards & Sons
Diamond J Ranch, Inc.
Milligan Canyon Meats
2017 Youth Camp Counselors
2017 Camp Volunteers
Kay and Tim Gogerty
Moira and Lawrie Lieberman
Karen and Murray Morgan
Jennifer and Allen Rohrback