Base Camp

Your Child.
Your Summer.
Your Hill.
Your Camp.

Base Camp.

Where every great adventure starts…

For 46 years, Wilderness Adventures has offered programming that taps into the very nature of adventure for students ages 11-20. With expertise in outdoor experiential education, we are excited to share our adventure programming with a younger audience!

We welcome all children to experience the thrill, excitement, and adventure of Wilderness Adventures’ Base Camp at Snow King Mountain. Utilizing one of Jackson Hole’s greatest assets and best playgrounds, Snow King Mountain, we look forward to making the summer a magical one for campers and parents alike.

With our team of proven experts in the camping industry, the program will be unlike anything your campers have ever done. Hike at Snow King, learn archery, sing songs, do arts and crafts, participate in Jackson Hole’s only Color War and much more! For K – 8th graders, our program will delight the imagination and offer memories that will last a lifetime.

For parents, if you did not experience day camp, you might believe it to be a fun way to provide day care for your child in the summer. However, great day camps are so much more. They are places where our campers will grow and test their boundaries. They will express their creativity and make new friends. While our program will be FUN, we strive for the curriculum in our program to be based on the 3 core values that guide all other Wilderness Adventures programs: community, leadership, and the natural world.

Campers will be invited to participate in week-long sessions that build off each other until the climax of our summer season: Color War week! You can participate in one week or all nine!

Base Camp is also technology free! Campers will be too busy making new friends and having fun to be distracted by cell phones, tablets, or other electronic devices. Separating themselves from these devices allows students to grow in the skills needed for the 21st century: critical thinking and problem-solving, creativity and innovation, and communication and collaboration.

Click here to review the complete Terms and Conditions for Base Camp.

Snow King + WA = A Perfect Match

Snow King is the perfect partner, offering unique services supported by excellent risk management to the community of Jackson Hole. Centrally located, and loaded with adventure, our parents will find ease in drop off and pick up, and each camper will love participating in all of the adventure activities the mountain has to offer as a part of our program. Activities like the Flying Squirrel, the Alpine Slide, Mini Golf, and Cowboy Coaster are all at our fingertips, waiting to be enjoyed by our Base Campers!

Standard Activities occur twice daily and campers will be scheduled into these activities on a weekly basis. These activities include: arts and crafts, archery, field games, mountain life, hikes, nature science, song/dance/performance, mini golf, high ropes course, team building, and adrenaline (mountain coaster and alpine slide).

Weekly Choice occurs in the afternoon. Campers will select which activity that they will do during this period for the entire week. These will include: nature discovery, mountain life, arts and crafts, archery, and performance.

Every day our campers will  participate in one of the many activities that make Snow King the perfect location for a summer adventure.

There sure is. We are proud to offer need-based financial aid. Please call our office (307-733-2122) for more information.

Our application for Base Camp counselors for summer 2020 is not yet live. Stay tuned for more details!

To learn more about working at Base Camp, click here.

At the end of each weeklong Base Camp session, there will be a camper celebration for parents and families to enjoy. The camper celebration is scheduled from 3:30 – 4:45 and parents and families are invited to join us from 4:15 – 4:45!