Base Camp

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

Base Camp.

Where every great adventure starts…

For over 45 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 proud to announce that in the summer of 2017 we will expand our adventure programming to a younger audience!

Introducing Jackson’s newest summer day camp – Base Camp

This summer, we welcome all children to experience the thrill, excitement, and adventure of Base Camp, Wilderness Adventures’ newest program 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 in Grand Teton National Park, climb through the trees 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 that all the curriculum in our programs 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 six!

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.

Informational Open House at Snow King Mountain!

When: Wednesday, April 12, 5:00-6:30pm
Where: The Lodge Room at Snow King Mountain
What: Come learn more about the exciting new Base Camp summer day camp
Who: All are welcome! Bring your friends and family along for the fun!


June 26 – 30
July 10 – 14
July 17 – 21
July 24 – 28
July 31 – August 4
August 7 – 11
August 14 – 18


Week 1 – $410
2 Weeks – $820
3 Weeks – $1215
4 Weeks – $1600
5 Weeks – $1975
6 Weeks – $2340
7 Weeks – $2660

*Note that a 20% non-refundable deposit is due upon registration along with a $35 activity fee.

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, 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 six free choice activities to choose from, each lasting one week. This way you can experience each one by attending all six weeks! These activities are focused arts, target sports, such as archery and slingshots, project 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 not only our usual daily schedule, but also a day in Grand Teton National Park filled with hiking and swimming. Every Friday afternoon the whole family gathers at Snow King as we celebrate our week together with a slideshow filled with pictures from the week, camper awards, food and drinks.

Snow King + WA = A Perfect Match

In our quest to launch a day camp program, we sought the perfect place in Jackson to inspire the creativity of our campers. Snow King proved to be that 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 8:00am – 9:00am ($25/week) and 3:30pm – 5:00pm ($75/week), 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, Colorado, New York, 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!


8:00 – 9:00 – Before Care Offered
9:00 – 9:15 – Drop Off
9:15 – 9:45 – Morning Welcome (songs and games)
9:45 – 11:00 – Morning Activity 1
11:00 – 11:30 – Snack
11:30 – 12:30 – Weekly Choice – Activity 2
12:30 – 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 – Post Lunch Activity
1:45 – 3:00 – Afternoon Activity 3
3:00 – 3:30 – Taps and Closing (songs and games)
3:30 – Pick Up
3:30 – 5:30 – After Care Offered

*1 day during each weeklong session will be dedicated to a discovery day hike in Grand Teton National Park*

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

Weekly Choice is our late morning activity. Campers will select 1 activity that they will do during this period for the entire week. These will include: nature discovery, mountain life, arts and crafts, and performance.

Every week our campers will participate in a weekly hike in Grand Teton National Park or another amazing location off site.

Every day our students 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 and evening show for parents and families to enjoy. The camper celebration is scheduled from 3:30 – 5:00 and parents and families are invited to join us from 5:00 – 5:30 for an evening show!

Yes! We offer a 10% discount to siblings who enroll in Base Camp.

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.