Northwestern Outdoor
Leadership Institute

Youth Camps

A Brighter  Future Through Education

Wilderness Youth Camp in the Idaho Panhandle

Our two-week kids summer camps are open to teens ages 13 – 18 and take place in the North Idaho Panhandle in Bonner County. Campers enjoy plenty of time in nature, applying various backcountry, bushcraft, math, biology, and physics skills. No experience, tools or special aptitudes are necessary. The activities in our camps are custom designed to meet the interests and skill level of each participant. 


Teen Wilderness Immersion Camp

Summer 2022

Our professional instructors apply their experience and expertise to work directly with the students during this two-week overnight adventure camp. With a 7-to-1 student-teacher ratio, this camp offers three different areas of focus to best fit the interests of every student, including survival skills and bushcraft, survival and hunting skills, as well as art and nature photography. Teens will learn a variety of practical outdoor skills specifically designed for living off-grid through the following exercises: 

  • Shelter/Protection from the elements

  • Fire-making

  • Obtaining water

  • Self protection and hunting

  • Communication and signal

  • Camp-life and bushcraft

  • Mindset and preparations