Adventure Camp

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Adventure seekers gain lifelong skills while challenging their individual limits, Each week offers new adventures. Send your camper with healthy snacks and water everyday.

  • Ages: 9-14 years
  • Day/Time: Monday - Friday, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Weekly Camp Fees: $105 /
    Add $10 non-resident fee
  • Week 3 weekly Camp Fees: $84 /
    Add $10 non-resident fee.
  • Location: Arcata Challenge Course,
     500 E. 14th Street, Redwood Park

Adventure Camp Dates / Themes Summer 2018

  • Week 1   June 18-22    Adventure Basics: Planning, Gear Prep, Leave No Trace
  • Week 2   June 25-29    Navigation & Orienteering: Maps, Compasses, Questing
  • Week 3   * July 2-6        Weather Wise: Forecasting Weather, Solar Time, Star Maps
  • Week 4   July 9-13        Code Crackers: Morse Code, Encryption, Heliographs, Radios
  • Week 5   July 16-20     Fire Safety & Cooking: Fire Building, Forest Fires, Back Country Recipes
  • Week 6   July 23-27       Wilderness Survival: Shelters, Knots, Tree Beds
  • Week 7  July 30-Aug 3   Complex Connections: Food Web, Tree Networks, Cycles of Life
  • Week 8   Aug 6-10         Blazing Trails: Mountain Biking*, Hiking, Trail Etiquette, Trail Design
                                                                   *Bikes are provided!
  • Week 9   Aug 13-17       Tracking: Track Identification, Predator & Prey, Camouflage
  • Week 10 Aug 20-24       Search & Rescue: Wilderness First Aid, Rescue Skills, Evacuation

Day Camp Combo

Combine Adventure Camp with a morning camp for a full day of fun. Sorry, transportation is not provided to or from the Arcata Skate Park or Marsh.
  • Weekly Fees: $145 residents / $165 non-residents
  • Week 3 Weekly Fees: $116 residents / $136 non-residents

Interested in our Payment Plan Option?

Please refer to the Summer Camps page for our Payment Plan details.


We have brought together a great group of leaders and vendors to make your summer a blast! The City of Arcata has some of the best staff around and all have outstanding safety records. Our team of fun loving first aid and CPR-certificated leaders are experts in their activities.