Adventure Camp

Go hiking in the beautiful landscape of Flathead National Forest / Bob Marshall Wilderness.

This year’s Adventure Camp is an awe-inspiring backpacking trip to the Bob Marshall Wilderness in the Flathead National Forest. In the Rocky Mountains of Northwest Montana, just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4-million acre Flathead National Forest. With lakes galore, rugged wilderness, wild rivers, over 2,000 miles of trail, campgrounds, ski areas, and year-round beauty, this forest is a premiere natural landscape of the American West.

Together, the Great Bear, Bob Marshall, and Scapegoat Wildernesses form the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, an area of more than 1.5 million acres. The Flathead National Forest manages the largest portion of this Wilderness Complex. It is the third largest wilderness complex in the lower 48 states.

The Bob Marshall Wilderness is one of the most completely preserved mountain ecosystems in the world, the kind of wilderness most people can only imagine: rugged peaks, alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, grassy meadows embellished with shimmering streams, a towering coniferous forest, and big river valleys.

This year’s Adventure Camp will be a challenging, but rewarding adventure that you won’t want to miss and will remember for many years!


Bob Marshall Wilderness – Montana


Arrival Date : Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (not later than 5:00 pm).

Departure Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (not later than noon/departing Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) not later than 3pm).


Orientation meetings will be held Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 3rd-4th - loding at a local hotel
Wednesday, August 4th – Day hike at Flathead Lake
Thursday, August 5th – Sunday, August 9th – Hiking in the backcountry of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. We will spend the Sabbath in the wilderness. We will be hiking 30-40 miles during the backcountry hike, camping in the wilderness each night.
Monday, August 10th – Cleaning equipment in the morning and then shopping in Kalispell, MT in the afternoon
Tuesday, August 11th – Departure for home


What airport do staff & campers fly into and out of?
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
4170 Highway 2 East, Kalispell, Montana 59901

Note: For those driving to this camp – details will be announced of when and where to arrive/depart from upon acceptance.

Applicant Information

Staff: To be considered for staff positions applicants must be 21 years of age or older. Staff members selected must have the ability and endurance to hike 8-10 miles per day, carrying 35-40 lbs in a backpack. They must also have a positive, encouraging attitude and have a love for working with teens and young adults.

Camper: Campers ages 13-20 may apply. Applicants selected must have a love for adventure as well as the willingness to do hard things! We will be hiking several miles a day carrying supplies in our backpacks. Preferential acceptance will be given to those age 15 and up. If there is room available, we will consider younger applicants.


Application Fee Tuition Fee
Campers (Ages 13-20) $5.00 $350.00
Staff (Ages 21+) $5.00 $250.00

Note: Application fees are non-refundable and are due with the application. Tuition is due in full no later than June 30, 2021.

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Applications will open May 9, and will remain open as long as space remains in the camp. Apply early as space is limited!

How to Pay

We now accept online credit or debit card payments. Visit to register for camp and pay your fees online with your debit or credit card. You may also call Jenny Penman at (980) 254-0132 or fax your card details to (704) 844-1978.

If you prefer to pay by check or money order, mail it made payable to Living Youth Programs to: Living Youth Programs, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227.

How to Apply

Visit to register for camp. If you require assistance registering online or need a blank paper application, contact Jenny Penman by email ( or phone (980) 254-0132.

Send Applications To

Living Youth Programs, 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Charlotte, NC 28227 Or fax to: (704) 844-1978. Please do not send applications or payments to the camp director as this will delay processing.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All refunds for cancellations are given at the sole discretion of the camp director on a case-by-case basis. In general, once you have been accepted to camp, and the registration period has closed (whichever comes last) no refunds will be given.


Questions regarding camp should be directed to Bill Long (Camp Director):
(248) 787-3990

Questions regarding the application process or payments should be directed to Jenny Penman at:
(980) 254-0132