Our wilderness program offers new and exciting experiences for beginners and seasoned campers alike. If you’ve never camped out before, don’t worry; we start with the basics. Before departing on an overnight trip, campers learn the skills they need to be safe and comfortable while they’re away, things like how to set up a tent, cook a meal, and roast a marshmallow over a campfire. For campers who are interested in experiencing more adventure, we offer the opportunity to backpack, bike, canoe, fish, rock climb, or sail on trips ranging in length from three to nine days.
Our campers love that Thunderbird includes adventure programming. You can’t beat the excitement of experiencing new challenges in majestic locations across North America with close friends from T-bird! Seasoned campers, ages 14 to 16, have the opportunity to travel on multi-week adventure programs throughout the United States and Canada. Older campers have the opportunity to work toward these trips or continue with our traditional in-camp program. Extended Trip programs include: