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Idaho Basecamp

Gets Kids Outside

IBC is a nonprofit that helps kids of all income levels experience the outdoors through outdoor adventure education programs.

No Matter the Adventure
This is Our Plan:

UNPLUG

Our main Base Camp is
located on 13 acres along the
Big Lost River, in Idaho’s
wilderness. We are truly unplugged out there, digital-free. Adventure is all there is!

GET ADVENTUROUS

We have serious fun, adventures
include: mountain biking, hiking,
white water rafting, river exploring,
ice skating, tent camping, and cooking over a campfire....to name a few!

Grow Personally 

Our well-developed programs
pivot around teaching the core
values of IBC:

  • Personal Responsibility

  • Courage

  • Respect for All

Benefits of Getting Outside!

Spending time outside helps kids thrive.

  • Boosts Long-Term Health

  • Inspires Physical Activity

  • Increases Academic Achievement

  • Encourages a Conservation Mindset

  • AND... It is just freakin fun!!

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Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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HELPING KIDS LEARN, GROW, AND BECOME BETTER

Most kids are spending an average of seven hours a day on a screen vs. seven minutes of unstructured time outside creating an imbalance in health and wellbeing.

- National Parks and Recreation Association + CDC

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M.A.T. Camp offers a range of exciting and enjoyable outdoor and wilderness activities tailored for children of various ages. The program not only teaches personal responsibility and life skills but also nurtures a deep respect for both the environment and the communities we inhabit.

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Serves 450 5th Grade students in five Idaho counties. Students spend 3 days and 2 nights at our Big Lost campus.  Students participate in STEAM based curriculum, outdoor adventure, team building, primitive skills, trust walks, mindfulness, movement, campfires and healthy meals.

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This after-school enrichment outdoor adventure program begins in 1st grade and aims to cultivate children's understanding of animals, plants and the significance of environmental stewardship and conservation. Designed to evolve alongside the students, the program continues until 12th grade. Participants will acquire not only developmental skills and cooperation but also a profound sense of respect for themselves, others, and the surrounding environment.

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The OHL program is for Wood River Middle School students. It fosters the personal growth of these youth and their communities by providing weekly adventures and an engaging curriculum, where Spanish-speaking teachers and mentors impart outdoor and leadership skills.

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At our Roots Campus, we provide early childhood education through Sprouts Kinderschool, an immersive and creative learning program inspired by the Waldorf approach. Geared towards children aged 4.5 to 6 years old, our program fosters active and hands-on learning both inside the classroom and in outdoor settings. By engaging in diverse methods of exploration, children integrate various ways of understanding the world. Our curriculum offers a vibrant and up-to-date blend of academics, art, music, drama, handwork, and movement, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.

WE HAVE TWO LOCATIONS!

Join us at our Big Lost Campus

or 

 Roots Enrichment Center

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Big Lost Campus
Trail Creek Road
Mackay, ID 83251

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The Roots Enrichment Center

Kirtley St.
Bellevue, ID 83313

“The magic of IBC is that children learn about the wilderness through play. I have seen through the experience of so many children, including my own, that it builds confidence, and most importantly, a powerful affinity with Nature.”

Alynn Stewart
Mother of Camper

 "IBC has always taught our kids great values but I really could see this summer how the new responsibilities of taking care of little kids really helped them build confidence and mature. They also just love being part of the IBC community.
 

Thanks to both of you for all you do."

 

Jon and Lisa

Parents of Campers

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In Getting Kids Outside

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