Black Oak Wilderness Camps
Relationship with nature grows stronger when it’s fostered and encouraged from a younger age. Young explorers will spend their days with instructors who will encourage free exploration as well as guide students through developing that relationship. Kids will hike, garden, learn about plants, make crafts, play nature games, get dirty, have fun, and learn a lot. They will learn especially about reciprocity with nature, planting the initial seeds that will grow into a more ecologically aware generation.
They will share our 90 acre property with groups of different ages and activities to get them excited to learn more. They can watch archery, blacksmithing, survival skills, and advanced crafting. Sign In/Drop Off occurs each day.
Day Camps K – 11
Overnight Camps 6 – 12
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.