$190, with a $50 deposit due at registration
June 5 - 8 (Boys, ages 9-10)
June 19 - 22 (Girls, ages 9-10)
It’s time to head to the wilderness! Join us as we make new friends, play outdoor games, cook great food, create a craft, build a fort, take a hike, learn new skills, catch a fish, canoe down Cowee Creek, pitch a tent, and much more. Wilderness Camp is the best place to get away from it all and truly enjoy nature. You won’t want to go home!
$210, with a $50 deposit due at registration
June 26 - 30 (Girls, ages 11-12)
July 24 - 28 (Boys, ages 11-12)
This is what you’ve been waiting for: a week to hang out with friends and experience new adventures every day! We’ll find a Hidden Lake, learn basic sea kayaking, experience both cabin and tent camping, build a bonfire, cook up some excellent camp fire food and so much more. Rain or shine, we’ll be on the move and you’ll come back stronger than ever!
$270, with a $50 deposit due at registration
June 12 - 16 (Girls & Guys, ages 12-14)
The wild is waiting. Join us on the water and on the trails for a sea kayaking and hiking journey from the waters of Berners Bay to the ridges above. Together, we will plan, prepare and head into the wilderness with everything we need for our expedition. Our wilderness counselors can’t wait to take your experience to the next level. Weather is everything in SE Alaska and we’ll adventure through anything sent our way. We will paddle, hike and camp at different destinations– fishing, climbing, swimming and exploring along the way. What are you waiting for?
Chilkoot Trail Expedition
$675, with a $50 deposit due at submission of application
July 10-18 (Guys & Girls, ages 12-14)
NEW THIS SUMMER…
Join us this summer on the historic Chilkoot Trail! Together we will ride the ferry to Skagway and set out to hike the 33 Mile trail. This journey will lead us all the way into Canada and back. We will carry everything we need for this incredible multi day trip. If you’re ready to push yourself, have an excellent attitude, and are in good physical condition, join us on this once in a lifetime adventure, an experience you won’t want to miss!
Additional Chilkoot Trail information links:
What to Bring...
Wilderness Camp Gear Checklist
____Hiking pack (we can provide one for you)
____2 sets extra clothes (no more than 3 sets total)
____Long underwear (polypro)
____Walking shoes or hiking boots
____Long pants (preferably not cotton)
____Headlamp or small flashlight
Leave At Home:
Electronics, knives, guns, candy/soda
Please mark all clothing with your child's name!
What Not To Bring
Echo Ranch Dress Code
Please bring outdoor worthy clothing that is modest.
Camp staff reserve the right to maintain appropriate attire of all campers.
Before You Visit...
Please be aware that there are kids and animals all around! Use common sense and be thinking about the safety of others.
Help improve your stay with us by being aware of those around you at all times. As always, please contact us if you have any questions.
Echo Ranch is located 40 miles north of Juneau. The highway stops at Echo Cove and our camp sits 2 miles around the shoreline along side Point Bridget State Park and Berners Bay. The Wilderness Camp base is situated an additional mile up the river from the Main Camp location.
Because of our location we must generate our own power. The generator runs 24 hours a day and provides energy to the main buildings at base camp. CABINS DO NOT HAVE ELECTRICITY. All of the cabins contain a wood stove to help provide heat. Please remember to bring a flashlight.
Echo Ranch would like to express gratitude to the U.S. Forest service for its cooperation in making these trips and other camper experiences possible.