Wild Child

Join us this spring for Wild Child, an outdoor adventure and skills program offered on Fridays at Camp Bighorn exclusively for local students in grades 3-8!

With a highly experienced staff team, open space, hidden trails, mountains, and river access, Camp Bighorn is the perfect place to let your child run wild. Students will be organized into teams and taught how to build campfires, make shelters, cook in dutch ovens, read a compass, and more!

Beyond learning outdoor skills, our staff will also encourage children to be kind to each other, grow confident in themselves, work as a team, and explore safely. Imagine all the stories your child will be excited to share after four glorious Fridays filled with adventure.


Grades 3-8





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Wild Child Schedule

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Wild Child

March 27, April 3, 17 and 24




Sample Schedule

8:30 - Pickup at Plains School
9:00 - Breakfast
9:30-12:00 - Outdoor experiential learning and adventure
12:00 - Lunch
12:45-3:15 - Outdoor experiential learning and adventure
3:45 - Drop off at Plains School

Build Great Memories

As a mother of two and avid adventurer herself, Wild Child founder Bethany Meaden wanted to share her love for the outdoors and create something fun for the children in our community. We live in a day and age where many kids spend the majority of their time inside or on a screen, but we believe children were made to explore the world around them. We don’t have to tell you, running wild comes naturally to our kiddos and we wanted to design a program that provides our children with the skills to harness this sense of adventure.

Did you know? Time spent in nature is proven to reduce anxiety and depression among people of all ages--including children!

Our hope is that your student will make their own great memories and look back on this season with pride the same way that Bethany looks back on her childhood in Western Washington. For one glorious year, she spent her Wednesdays horseback riding and taking pioneer living classes. She still carries fond memories from this season, taking pride in saddling her first horse, drying her own venison jerky, baking cherry turnovers on a campfire and returning home each afternoon with the smell of campfire in her hair.


March 27
April 3
April 17
April 24


Availability is limited to 20 students this spring. The program cost of $80 includes breakfast, lunch and transportation to and from the Plains School all four days. A $40 deposit will reserve your child's spot, with the remaining $40 due by March 18, 2020. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us.