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Idaho BaseCamp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that believes in the power of the outdoors to transform lives.

We provide year-round outdoor adventure education programs for kids of all ages and abilities, from summer camps to after-school programs.

Our programs are designed to teach kids the skills they need to be successful in life, both inside and outside of the classroom.

We focus on core values such as courage, personal responsibility, and respect for all. We also teach kids important life skills such as team building and communication.

We believe that every kid deserves the opportunity to experience the power of the outdoors.

We are committed to making our programs accessible to all kids, regardless of their financial situation. We offer scholarships and financial assistance to help kids participate in our programs.

Programs we offer:

  • MAT Camp: Our signature summer camp for kids ages 5-13.

  • Far and Wise Explorers.: This program provides outdoor adventure education opportunities for underprivileged children.

  • 5th Grade Outdoor Education: This program provides a 3-day and 2-night outdoor adventure education for all 5th graders in Blaine, Custer, and Lemhi counties.

  • Sprouts: This is a Waldorf inspired kinder-school.

  • Outdoor Hispanic Leaders: This program provides outdoor adventure education and leadership training for Hispanic youth.

We are passionate about providing kids with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in life. We believe that the outdoors is a powerful place where kids can learn and grow in ways that they can’t in the classroom.

We invite you to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved. Together, we can help kids experience the power of the outdoors and transform their lives.

We believe that outdoor recreation is a valuable way to improve physical and mental health and that it should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their income.

Idaho Basecamp Staff

Our staff are all outdoor enthusiasts who believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of nature.


Kelsey Parfitt

Marketing and Development Coordinator 


Jessie Armstrong

Staff Director, MAT Camp

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Assistant Director, MAT Camp

Board Of Directors


President & Treasurer 


Jeff Rose

Board Member


Brooks Preston

Board Member

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Jack Gilligan

Board Member

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