Base Camp

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

Base Camp.

Where every great adventure starts…

For over 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!

This summer, 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 1st – 5th 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 be based on the 4 tenets that guide all other Wilderness Adventures programs: we are educational, we are forward-thinking, we are a launch pad and we are FUN!

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 ten!

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.


Week 1: June 17 – 21
Week 2: June 24 – 28
(We will be closed the week of fourth of July)
Week 3: July 8 – 12
Week 4: July 15 – 19
Week 5: July 22 – 26
Week 6: July 29 – August 2
Week 7: August 5 – 9
Week 8: August 12 – 16
Week 9: August 19 – 23
$420 per week

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit and $40 activity fee is due upon application.
Additionally, please note that there is a $15 fee for switching weeks.



Our campers will be split into five age groups we call our Houses:

House of Skyrocket: Finishing 1st grade
House of Paintbrush: Finishing 2nd grade
House of Lupine: Finishing 3rd grade
House of Larkspur: Finishing 4th grade
House of Sage: Finishing 5th grade

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Our Schedule

A Typical Day at Base Camp

A typical day at Base Camp is filled with adventure, fun activities, songs, and games. While each day differs slightly depending on which House you are in, we begin every morning after drop off at the base of Snow King where we gather as a group to welcome everyone to Base Camp. After some songs and games we break into our Houses for the remainder of the day, moving from activity to activity, including our “Campers Choice” activity. The activities each camper will participate in are hiking, arts and crafts, field games, and adrenaline-filled activities like the bouldering wall, the Flying Squirrel, and more!

We believe in empowering our students to choose the activities they want to participate in. There are five choice activities to choose from, each lasting one week. These activities are focused arts, target sports, such as archery and slingshots, nature science, songs/theater (with a performance at the end of each week!), and mountain life, including bouldering, fishing/casting, cooking, and camping skills.

A Typical Week at Base Camp

A typical week at Base Camp includes our daily activities, as well as themed activities every day based on that week’s specific theme. Every Friday afternoon the whole family gathers at Snow King as we celebrate our week together with camper awards and performances.

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!

The Details

Base Camp runs from 9:00am – 3:30pm. Before and Aftercare is available if your schedule does not quite fit with our regular hours. From 8:30am – 9:00am and 3:30pm – 5:00pm, your child will be under the same superior care and guidance from our Base Camp counselors and staff.

We are also excited to offer you a special discount with your Base Camp enrollment:

The Ultimate Summer: If your child is entering the 6th grade, you have the unique opportunity to take advantage of our Ultimate Summer! By participating in only (but not limited to) one week of Base Camp, you will receive 10% off one our Wilderness Adventures Discovery Adventures for that same year! These Discovery adventures take place in California, the Adirondack, and right here in Wyoming. These trips provide the perfect launch pad to confident outdoor adventuring for years to come!

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

We look forward to partnering with you this summer!

Base Camp Newsletter – ANSWER KEY


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.

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!

We are looking for great folks to staff Base Camp this summer! To learn more about working at Base Camp, click here.

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