Black Oak Wilderness School
Classes for teens, adults, and families wanting to explore new ways to engage in nature and outdoor adventures.
Black Oak Wilderness School has expert instructors teaching survival skills, leadership, natural sciences, blacksmithing, bow making, archery, animal tracking, bird language, backpacking, bike shop and more!
heck out our Fox Walkers Teen Rites of Passage program for students grades 9-12. Fox Walkers meet once per month to go camping and learn what it means to become independent and confident adults who care for the environment.
Join us this summer in the beautiful Trinity Alps Wilderness in Northern California!
Enjoy, learn about, and care for the outdoors. FIELDGUIDES is a small, non-profit, outdoor education organization focused on providing personalized camping and backpacking programs for schools and individuals.
Fieldguides Outdoor Education Summer Programs include:
Summer Backpacking (Ages 12-17)
15-day backpacking trips in the beautiful Trinity Alps, Russian, and Marble Wildernesses! Participants will spend 15-days hiking to gorgeous alpine lakes & exploring rich conifer forests. Sleeping out under the stars, cooking over fires, and making memories that will last a lifetime.
Wilderness Leadership Training (Ages 16-17)
Backcountry navigation, trail cooking, shelter building, wilderness first aid & emergency safety procedures. These are just some of topics explored during our Wilderness Leadership Training program! Participants will also discuss group dynamics, practice communication techniques and begin to understand the obligations of leadership.
Family Days (All ages!)
Bring your family for an incredible camping experience at a remote wilderness lake in the Camp Unalayee Basin! Fieldguides staff will take care of all your food and cooking needs as well as offer activities from hiking and swimming to boating and crafts!
Can’t make it this summer? We also offer a variety of trips during the school year! Check out our “Individual Programs” page to learn more about our trips for families & individuals or our “School Programs” page to learn about our unique approach to environmental education for schools & youth groups.