The Preserve hosts two summer camps for youth ages 12 - 18 to learn a variety of outdoor skills in a wilderness setting. The camps include archery, fly fishing, hiking, wildlife tracking, mapping and orienteering, outdoor cooking, photography, shelter building, and other activities to enhance their enjoyment of the outdoors.
REGISTRATION FOR 2019 CAMPS WILL OPEN SOON!
2019 CAMP DATES
JULY 25-28, 2019
AUGUST 8-11, 2019
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 only and not the camp registration.
MANDATORY FORMS must be filled out and submitted before arriving to Youth Camp.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (these will be available before the 2019 camps)
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.
Youth Camp Sponsors & Volunteers
This year we had several generous individual donors, in kind donations, and sponsors. Without you our Youth Camps would not be possible. Camps are also supported by a number of amazing volunteers.
2018 Camp Sponsors
Madison Valley Woman’s Club Campfire Club of America
Pope and Young Club
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
In Kind Support
Milligan Canyon Meats
Wheat Montana Iron Horse Cafe
2018 Youth Camp Junior Counselors
2018 Camp Volunteers
PAYTON BLATTER | FORMER CAMPER AND 2016 VOLUNTEER