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MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE TOURS
2024 Schedule

Please scroll down for the week-by-week schedule of camps offered for summer 2024. General registration is now open! Please click here to sign your child(ren) up for camp.

M.A.T. 2024 Cancellation Policy (PDF)

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Week 1

Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 13th

Mini MAT

Ages 4-6 | $475.00

This program is designed with our youngest adventurers in mind.  Each Mini camp is customized by our staff and many will have exciting and unique themes throughout the week.. In any week you could visit roaring waterfalls, tromp through muddy creeks, or even visit the fire station. All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats. 

Now That's What I Call Fun! Camp

Ages 9-11 | $595.00

*Includes single overnight. Get ready for a week of classic MAT fun! Throughout the summer we will visit our favorite spots, both old and new. Reservoirs, caves, hot springs, cliffs, hikes… and of course, the hidden gems that only we know about. When we’re not out exploring, swimming, hiking, and getting nice and muddy we are likely touring local businesses throughout the Wood River and Sawtooth Valleys. 

Mighty MAT

Ages 6-8 | $515.00

This program is designed with our younger adventurers in mind.  Each Mighty camp is customized by our staff and many will have exciting and unique themes throughout the week.. In any week you could visit roaring waterfalls, tromp through muddy creeks, or even visit the fire station. All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

This Camp Rocks! w/ Climbing**

Ages 11-14 | $850.00

*Includes a double overnight at City of Rocks National Reserve. Your camper will experience all things “rocks”! Whether it’s exploring underground caverns, learning about volcanic activity at Craters of the Moon, jumping off boulders into refreshing rivers and lakes, adventuring in the mountains with guided climbing trips, or vibing out in the van to some classic Aerosmith or Led Zeppelin, one thing is for sure: They’ll have a rocking week!

Week 2

Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th

Mini Animal Planet

Ages 4-6 | $575.00

Does your little adventurer love bugs, birds, dogs, horses, fish, or moose? This is the themed camp for them! This week may include trips to the local shelter, special deliveries of carrots to the Sun Valley horses, visiting the local hatcheries, and much more. Each day we’ll be paying special attention to the wildlife and creatures around us, big and small, as we explore the hills and rivers of the Wood River Valley and beyond! All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats. 

Camping Cuisine: Food & Fun!* NEW!

Ages 8-10 | $725.00

*Includes a single overnight.

Spending time in the great outdoors is even more fun when you’ve got great food to go along with all the exploration and playing. We will cover all the basics of camp cooking, including baking tasty treats in a dutch oven and other methods of cooking in the woods! When we’re not filling our bellies and sitting around the campfire, we’ll be working up our appetites by having a whole lot of classic MAT fun! 

Mighty Creative Campers NEW!

Ages 6-8 | $615.00

What’s the limit of your camper’s imagination? You’ll find out as they come home with all sorts of creative masterpieces!  Arts & crafts are just the tip of the iceberg as we’ll dive into all sorts of creative endeavors this week: Building forts in the woods and floating on handmade rafts, making nature bracelets and flower crowns, putting on puppet and talent shows…and much more! All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

Cravin' Caves, Lakes, & Waterfalls*

Ages 11-14 | $775.00

*Includes a single overnight. Our curiosity knows no limits! This camp will take adventurers deep down into caverns where we will learn all about their formations and their history. When we’re tired of spending time underground, we’ll go chasing waterfalls — sorry, TLC – and see who’s brave enough to dunk under the raging cascades! Along the way, we’ll splash, float, and play in all the lakes and hotsprings we can find. 

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Week 3

Monday, June 24th through Thursday, June 27th

Mini MAT

Ages 4-6 | $575.00

This program is designed with our youngest adventurers in mind.  Each Mini camp is customized by our staff and many will have exciting and unique themes throughout the week.. In any week you could visit roaring waterfalls, tromp through muddy creeks, or even visit the fire station. All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats. 

Splash Bash w/ Rafting*

Ages 8-10 | $750.00

*Includes a single overnight.

We’ll be splashing… and we’ll be bashing! This is one of our most popular camps for a reason — it’s a freakin’ blast. Who doesn't like to go explore the rivers and lakes of Idaho on a hot summer day? This camp includes a day trip down the gorgeous Payette River before road tripping around to BaseCamp for an overnight. Your adventurer will be raving about this for the rest of the summer!

CIT Camp**

Ages 13-15 | $775.00

*Includes a double overnight.

Ready to take it to the next level? This week-long session will help campers transition into being a CIT, an essential part of our staff! CITs are role models for the younger generations of campers and help bring the fun and energy that M.A.T. is known for. When not having fun in the sun, participants in the CIT camp will follow a schedule that mimics the staff training period prior to summer camp. They will also plan and host an overnight with younger campers at BaseCamp.

Mighty Forest Fairies & Gnome Homes
NEW!

Ages 6-8 | $615.00

There’s magic all around us! This camp will encourage children to explore their natural surroundings and expand their imagination as we build houses for little woodland creatures! Arts and crafts are at the forefront of this themed camp as we use sticks, pebbles, leaves, and other natural resources as the basis for our creations, as well as getting colorful and creative with clay, paint, and more. All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

River Rat**

Ages 11-13 | $825.00

*Includes a double overnight. A legendary experience that will bestow the title of “River Rat” on your camper! M.A.T. is proud to have partnered with the White Otter and Payette River rafting companies for almost 20 years. Our itinerary will take us cruising down the Helende stretch of the Payette — hot springs! — followed by an overnight campout in Lowman. Then we will head over to Stanley where guides will teach campers how to feel more comfortable in the river. Whether it’s calling out the shots on the boat, learning how to navigate tough rapids, or practicing the best ways to help others in challenging situations, your camper will not only have a blast, but learn a ton.  After all the river fun, we’ll wrap up the day by camping in Challis — more hot springs! — before road-tripping on back home!

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Week 4 – M-Games!

Monday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 3rd

Mini American Superhero

Ages 4-6 | $450.00

It's a bird...it's a plane... it's superhero camp! This is the opportunity for your camper to invent their own secret identity, choose their magical power, and design their own costume! Along the way they’ll be visiting local heroes from the Police and Fire departments and making up their own Marvel-ous adventures with their group out in nature. All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats. 

Junior M-Games

Ages 8-10 | $525.00

Mountain Adventure Tours meets the Olympic Games! Team spirit and friendly competition is the theme of this week’s camp-wide tournament that joins together kids of all ages in classic activities like water balloon waddle, potato sack race, and many more!.Of course, before all the fun starts, we’ll design our own team flags, sing the national anthem, and enjoy the opening ceremony! When we’re not busy being world-class athletes, we’ll

break off back into our camps to cool off with some fun in the river and lakes of our valley!

Mighty M-Games 

Ages 6-8 | $475.00

Mountain Adventure Tours meets the Olympic Games! Team spirit and friendly competition is the theme of this week’s camp-wide tournament that joins together kids of all ages in classic activities like water balloon waddle, potato sack race, and many more!.Of course, before all the fun starts, we’ll design our own team flags, sing the national anthem, and enjoy the opening ceremony! When we’re not busy being world-class athletes, we’ll cool off with some fun in the river and lakes of our valley!

Senior M-Games

Ages 11-14 | $525.00

Mountain Adventure Tours meets the Olympic Games! Team spirit and friendly competition is the theme of this week’s camp-wide tournament that joins together kids of all ages in classic activities like water balloon waddle, potato sack race, and many more!.Of course, before all the fun starts, we’ll design our own team flags, sing the national anthem, and enjoy the opening ceremony! When we’re not busy being world-class athletes, we’ll break off back into our camps to cool off with some fun in the river and lakes of our valley!

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Week 5

Monday, July 8th through Thursday, July 11th

Mini MAT

Ages 4-6 | $575.00

This program is designed with our youngest adventurers in mind.  Each Mini camp is customized by our staff and many will have exciting and unique themes throughout the week.. In any week you could visit roaring waterfalls, tromp through muddy creeks, or even visit the fire station. All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats. 

Biking 101* NEW!

Ages 8-10 | $725.00

*Includes single overnight. Get ready to feel a lot more comfortable  on two wheels! Your camper will learn to cruise around in style and safety on their bicycle as we explore all over the valley in search of the best river spots to float, splash, and swim in! We will also cover the basics of maintenance such as putting on a chain and replacing a tire for when the realities of adventure strike, so your camper will be prepared for anything! 

Begins Sunday, July 7th
The Great Southwest
Idaho Road Trip*
NEW!

Ages 11-13 | $995.00

*Includes four overnights. Hit the road with us and go on an old-fashioned adventure to the deserts of southwestern Idaho and northeastern Nevada! Leaving the pavement behind, we’ll head down dirt roads in search of canyons, hot springs, and charming towns in the middle of nowhere. Rockhounding, fishing, or just sitting around the campfire enjoying the great outdoors… Bring your friends and see where the road takes you in this camp that promises to leave you with lasting memories. 

Mighty Crazy Caves & Water Wonders 
NEW!

Ages 6-8 | $615.00

Can’t decide if exploring caves or playing in the river is more fun? Good news — your adventurer can do both! We made it easy by combining both these classic Mountain Adventure Tours activities into one special camp. Take a break from the bluebird skies and hot sun to go underground in caves down south— what lurks inside? How were they made? After all that exploring, swimming and splashing is just the ticket to finish off the day in style. All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

Camping 101*

Ages 8-11 | $725.00

*Includes single overnight. The ultimate introduction to camping and having a great time while enjoying all the great outdoors has to offer!  This camp will teach young campers the essentials of what to pack for an overnight trip in the mountains, how to plan and shop for cooking outdoors, and how to take care of all the gear — including rolling up a sleeping pad, packing up a sleeping bag, and setting up a tent. Then, we’ll put our newfound skills to the test with some dispersed camping in the woods!

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Week 6

Monday, July 15th through Thursday, July 18th

Mini Forest Fairies & Gnome Homes NEW!

Ages 4-6 | $575.00

There’s magic all around us! This camp will encourage children to explore their natural surroundings and expand their imagination as we build houses for little woodland creatures! Arts and crafts are at the forefront of this themed camp as we use sticks, pebbles, leaves, and other natural resources as the basis for our creations, as well as getting colorful and creative with clay, paint, and more. All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats.  

Mighty Splash Bash w/ Rafting 

Ages 6-8 | $675.00

One of our favorite camps! Here at Mountain Adventure Tours we know how much you all love to get wet, and so do we! Your camper will be the ultimate splasher n’ basher as we take them a step beyond exploring the rivers and lakes of Idaho and go rafting down the Payette River with a special half-day trip! They’re guaranteed to come home raving from all the fun, and probably ready for a nap! All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

Splash Bash w/ Rafting (Payette)*

Ages 8-11 | $775.00

*Includes a single overnight. We’ll be splashing… and we’ll be bashing! This is one of our most popular camps for a reason — it’s a freakin’ blast. Who doesn't like to go explore the rivers and lakes of Idaho on a hot summer day? This camp includes a day trip down the gorgeous Payette River— with a special stop for some hot springs —  and an overnight campout right by the water. Your adventurer will be raving about this for the rest of the summer!

The Eras Tour (MAT’s Version)* NEW!

Ages 8-11 | $695.00

*Includes single overnight. Do you know every word to Taylor Swift’s discography? Have you always wanted to make and trade friendship bracelets with other Swifties while listening to all of Taylor’s music? Then this unique camp is for you! We will channel our inner Swifties while horseback riding and having fun in the great outdoors! Karaoke and a screening of the official Eras Tour movie  at BaseCamp is also on the agenda. Each day we’ll celebrate Taylor’s different eras (dressing in theme is highly encouraged) while exploring all that the valley has to offer. Only one question… are you Ready For It?

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Week 7

Monday, July 22nd through Thursday, July 25th

Mini Treasure Hunters

Ages 4-6 | $575.00

Arrrrrrr cap’n! Good old-fashioned adventure is the name of the game of this themed camp as we will spend our days searching and seeking for treasure all over the Wood River Valley. Each day will bring new clues, surprises, and twists, so bring your mates and get ready for fun! Just keep an eye on your lunches as they tend to go missing when pirates are afoot… All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats.  

Mighty Animal Planet

Ages 6-8 | $615.00

Does your little adventurer love bugs, birds, dogs, horses, fish, or moose? This is the themed camp for them! This week may include trips to the local shelter, special deliveries of carrots to the Sun Valley horses, visiting the local hatcheries, and much more. Each day we’ll be paying special attention to the wildlife and creatures around us, big and small, as we explore the hills and rivers of the Wood River Valley and beyond! All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

Riders and Gliders*

Ages 8-11 | $750.00

*Includes a single overnight. We’ll be riding and gliding in style every day! Whether it’s exploring on horseback, cruising to scenic river spots on bicycles, staying cool in the Sun Valley ice rink, or learning all about the paragliders who launch themselves from the top of Baldy, this week promises some unique activities on top of the classic Mountain Adventure Tours fun that has become a mainstay of our program.

Sunday, July 20th to 26th
The Great Montana Road Trip*****

Ages 11-13 | $1,250.00

*****Includes five overnights. Get ready for some ranch hopping in the beautiful state of Montana! Your camper will learn why it’s called Big Sky Country as they fly-fish, hike, float on the rivers, and explore various ghost towns on an epic road trip filled with stays at beautiful ranches. Detailed itinerary coming soon.

This Camp Rocks! w/ Climbing*

Ages 11-13 | $850.00

*Includes a single overnight. Your camper will experience all things “rocks”! Whether it’s exploring underground caverns, learning about volcanic activity at Craters of the Moon, jumping off boulders into refreshing rivers and lakes, adventuring in the mountains with guided climbing trips, or vibing out in the van to some classic Aerosmith,, one thing is for sure: They’ll have a rocking week!

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Week 8 – Sleep-Away!

Monday, July 29th through Thursday, August 1st

2-Night Sleep-Away Camp**

Ages 8-10 | $895.00

**Includes a double overnight. Parents, this is a chance for your children to go to a Sleep-Away camp only 45 minutes from Ketchum!  At our BaseCamp location, we have created a camp week of wild adventure and cliff-jumping fun right along the Big Lost River. Your kids will hike, swim, and explore the other side of Trail Creek while building confidence out in nature and making lifelong friends.  

3-Night Sleep-Away Camp***

Ages 11-13 | $975.00

***Includes a triple overnight. Parents, this is a chance for your children to go to a Sleep-Away camp only 45 minutes from Ketchum!  At our BaseCamp location, we have created a camp week of wild adventure and cliff-jumping fun right along the Big Lost River. Your kids will hike, swim, and explore the other side of Trail Creek while building confidence out in nature and making lifelong friends.  

Begins Saturday, July 27th
5-Night Sleep-Away Camp***** 

Ages 13-15 | $1,495.00

*****Includes five overnights. This program, often the culmination of campers' childhood M.A.T. journeys, begins with a two-day campout at BaseCamp before hitting the road for four days and three nights of adventure. Activities at BaseCamp include fishing and hiking to an alpine lake, and on the road we'll be going to some of our favorite hot springs from Lowman to Stanley. Your child will push their limits and gain self-confidence, as well as lifelong memories and friends, during this epic week. 

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Week 9

Monday, August 5th through Thursday, August 8th

Mini Creative Campers NEW!

Ages 4-6 | $575.00

What’s the limit of your camper’s imagination? You’ll find out as they come home with all sorts of creative masterpieces!  Arts & crafts are just the tip of the iceberg as we’ll dive into all sorts of creative endeavors this week: Building forts in the woods and floating on handmade rafts, making nature bracelets and flower crowns, putting on puppet and talent shows…and much more! All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats.  

Mighty Mud Rompers

Ages 6-8 | $615.00

A true Mountain Adventure Tours favorite! We will get dirty and have fun finding all the best mud we can find. As we spend each day exploring nature, we will make a point to get down and dirty, whether through building cities and castles in the riverbed or painting our bodies with mud! At the end of the day, we’ll do our best to splash off all the mess in the rivers, lakes, and hot springs we visit. All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

Cravin' Caves, Lakes, & Waterfalls* 

Ages 8-10 | $695.00

*Includes a single overnight. Our curiosity knows no limits! This camp will take adventurers deep down into caverns where we will learn all about their formations and their history. When we’re tired of spending time underground, we’ll go chasing waterfalls — sorry, TLC – and see who’s brave enough to dunk under the raging cascades! Along the way, we’ll splash, float, and play in all the lakes and hotsprings we can find. 

RC Camp* 

Ages 11-13 | $850.00

*Includes a single overnight. Here at Mountain Adventure Tours, we love to get out of town, drive on a dirt road, and find our adventures!  RC Camp will let your kids do just that with the gift of their very own RC car! This unique week will give kids the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to the fullest. Whether it’s learning how to keep their cars in working order or practicing problem-solving while navigating through self-made obstacles and tracks, being responsible and having fun is the name of the game here! And of course, we’ll include some classic adventures throughout the day...

Week 10

Monday, August 12th through Thursday, August 15th

Mini MAT Farmers

Ages 4-6 | $575.00

Get the straw hats and overalls ready, because we are going to have ourselves a week of fun at the farm! Your camper will make new friends with all sorts of barnyard critters — horses,  chickens, goats, cows, and more! — and learn firsthand where food comes from with some engaging garden time. Of course, after a (not so) hard morning’s work, there’s nothing like dipping your toes in the water and relaxing by the creek! All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats.  

Bike, Raft, SUP* 

Ages 8-11 | $750.00

*Includes a single overnight. Get ready for a big adventure, MAT-style! First, we will cruise around the valley on two wheels and hit up the local bike parks to get some jumps in! Then we’ll head north over the pass to raft the Payette with experienced guides. In between we will learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding on a lake or reservoir. With all sorts of fun variety mixed in, this week will be one your camper won't soon forget. 

Mighty Crazy Caves & Water Wonders 

Ages 6-8 | $615.00

Can’t decide if exploring caves or playing in the river is more fun? Good news — your adventurer can do both! We made it easy by combining both these classic Mountain Adventure Tours activities into one special camp. Take a break from the bluebird skies and hot sun to go underground in caves down south— what lurks inside? How were they made? After all that exploring, swimming and splashing is just the ticket to finish off the day in style. All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

Push Your Limits Camp** NEW!

Ages 11-13 | $850.00

**Includes a double overnight.  Embrace the unknown and step outside comfort zones in this camp that will push participants to be their best selves in safe and fun ways! Tough but rewarding hikes, cold water plunges, cowboy camping under the stars… we’re all about trying new things and experiencing the true meaning of adventure with a lot of Type 1 Fun — and a little bit of Type 2 mixed in!

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Week 11 – Last Week!

Monday, August 19th through Thursday, August 22nd

Mini MAT

Ages 4-6 | $475.00

This program is designed with our youngest adventurers in mind.  Each Mini camp is customized by our staff and many will have exciting and unique themes throughout the week.. In any week you could visit roaring waterfalls, tromp through muddy creeks, or even visit the fire station. All Mini camps run from 10am to 4pm; children are transported in 15-passenger vans with provided car seats. 

Mighty MAT

Ages 6-8 | $515.00

This program is designed with our younger adventurers in mind.  Each Mighty camp is customized by our staff and many will have exciting and unique themes throughout the week.. In any week you could visit roaring waterfalls, tromp through muddy creeks, or even visit the fire station. All Mighty camps run from 10am to 4 pm (unless there is a specified earlier drop-off).  

Now That's What I Call Fun! Camp

Ages 9-11 | $595.00

*Includes single overnight. Get ready for a week of classic MAT fun! Throughout the summer we will visit our favorite spots, both old and new. Reservoirs, caves, hot springs, cliffs, hikes… and of course, the hidden gems that only we know about. When we’re not out exploring, swimming, hiking, and getting nice and muddy we are likely touring local businesses throughout the Wood River and Sawtooth Valleys. 

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