Youth Education: Register now for EcoCamp 2017

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By Alisa McGowan

This summer, the ERC will once again offer two week-long overnight EcoCamps at Idaho Basecamp in the heart of the Pioneer Mountains. Week one, July 17-21, 2017, is the Environmental Outdoor Adventure EcoCamp: Exploring Wild Places for rising 5th-6th graders. This camp is full of adventure and creative explorations and includes an overnight camping trip. Week two, July 24-28, 2017, is the Environmental Outdoor Leadership EcoCamp: Alpine Discovery for rising 7th-9th graders. This camp focuses on developing environmental and outdoor leadership skills and includes an overnight backpacking trip and service learning component. Both camps are designed to bring – and keep – our children outdoors, learning, exploring, and reveling in the natural world.

The ERC’s EcoCamps are a unique opportunity for youth to spend a week immersed in the wilderness, developing an appreciation, and understanding of nature. Campers will participate in games, explorations, crafts, hikes and more! While at EcoCamp, campers gain the confidence, skills, and tools to become stewards of the environment while developing a passion and appreciation for science.

New this year to EcoCamp is the Leader in Training position. This position is an opportunity for a past participant of EcoCamp to utilize the skills and tools they learned at EcoCamp by assisting EcoCamp staff in facilitating camp games and activities and making camp a fun place to be. The Leader in Training will also have the opportunity to participate in camp planning and decision making when appropriate. For a full description of the Leader in Training position click here.

The ERC is also hiring EcoCamp Counselors. View the complete job description on our staff page.

Camps are $500/ERC member* and $600/non-member, scholarships are available. Registration is open now!

For more information or to register visit the EcoCamp webpage or contact Alisa McGowan, ERC Program Director, at 208.726.4333 or

* must be a family membership or greater

Youth Education: Register now for EcoCamp 2017