Youth Classes

Fox Walkers

Teen Rites of Passage

In this full school year program students meet one weekend per month to go camping with a team of highly skilled outdoor instructors. During the year students learn skills like knife safety, friction fire, shelter building, tracking, archery, plant identification and more! The program has an intense focus on teamwork and leadership skills that build confidence, and help students prepare for adulthood with empathy and inclusivity.


Grades 9-12

Not your typical summer camp... out truly unique summer experiences for teenagers challenge them to build confidence and independence as the approach adulthood. They learn teamwork, self reliance, and compassion through outdoor adventure and traditional skills classes. We offer two different camp paths. Village Camp and Expedition Camp, each with it's own way of inspiring and encouraging our students to become successful. 

BOWS is a queer owned and operated business. We welcome students of all race, nationality, sex, gender, religion, sexual preference, relationship style, age, and ability. Nature is for everyone.

Created, licensed, and copyrighted by

Dane Nelson

Black Oak Wilderness School Incorporated

Established November 2017

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