Youth Wilderness Program


Session 1: Fri, June 15, 2018 - Fri, June 29, 2018
Session 2: Sat, July 14, 2018 - Mon, July 23, 2018
Session 3: Sat, August 04, 2018 - Tue, August 14, 2018
Session 4: Mon, June 18, 2018 - Sun, July 08, 2018


26 A Shawnee Way
Bozeman Montana 59715

Contact Info

Phone: 4065221525



The mission of the Montana Wilderness School is to provide empowering expeditionary wilderness courses to youth that foster personal growth and cultivate a conservation ethic through connecting with remote landscapes and wild places. We strive to serve diverse and motivated youth in communities throughout Montana. Through challenging and empowering experiences on our courses, youth will develop a deeper connection to the natural world, and will return to their communities as more skilled, confident, and compassionate leaders. By experiencing challenging situations on a multi-week wilderness course, students will have opportunities to deal with a diverse group and different leadership styles, and the ability to communicate and collaborate with others to solve problems and accomplish objectives. We believe that positive personal growth and greater self-actualization will be achieved as students work towards realizing their full potential through the challenge of problem solving on their own terms while rising to meet the demands of their expedition. We are running 7 expeditions this summer that not only focus on technical skills (such as navigation, fly fishing, backpacking, canoeing, swift water rescue, alpine mountaineering, wilderness camping, and on some courses wilderness first aide) but also teamwork, communication skills, safety and wilderness based decision making, conservation ethics, and leadership development for Montana youth.