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Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp

Summer camp registration opens Feb 1 at 12pm on our website. Our camps fill quickly. Spaces are available first come, first serve. Read our Summer FAQ to be sure you are ready to register.

Interested in Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp?

Need Financial Aid? Click here.

Our financial aid philosophy is take what you need and give what you can. We recognize that there are economic hardships, and we want to be accessible to all, so we ask that you pay whatever it is that you can.

The more you can pay, the more children we are able to extend aid to. Before you request financial aid we ask families to consider if there are family members or friends who might help provide a scholarship to your family for this program.

How To Request Financial Aid

  1. Register online to reserve your space.
  2. Check the financial aid box on your registration form and let us know how much of the total program fee you can afford.
  3. If you are unable to pay a $150 deposit with your registration use the coupon code: NOCREDITCARD and contact our office to arrange deposit payment.
  4. After your registration is submitted, our office will contact you to continue the financial aid process. If we are unable to fulfill your aid request we will refund your deposit(s) in full.

Payment Plan Details:

Deposit of $150 due with registration. Remaining balance can be split into 5 monthly payments of $150.


Youth and Teens Ages 13+

One 2-Week Session:

  • Session 1: June 28 – July 9, 2021
  • Session 2: July 12 – July 23, 2021


Staggered drop-off 9:00-9:30am, pickup 3:00-3:30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri


$720 for the two-week session.
$150 non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit per child per session is required with registration. Sibling discounts apply. Limited financial aid available depending on enrollment and need (see registration form for details).


175 Rock Haven Road, Kerhonkson

Additional Questions?

Drop us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to answer your questions.
(845) 256-9830

Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp

The Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp is for youth 13+ who are interested in deepening their awareness and honing their wilderness skills. Teens will walk away from this experience with many tools in their bags (literally and metaphorically).

The Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp will offer teens opportunities to:

  • Face personal challenges tailored to build self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Participate in group adventures designed to build group unity, leadership and discovery
  • Create amazing tools and crafts with the help of mentors and peers
  • Gain competency around friction fire-making and fire-tending
  • Practice a variety of wilderness skills and native technology
  • Practice awareness and scout-like quiet-mind
  • Deepen comfort and competency in the outdoors
  • Explore curiosity, service, story-telling and gratitude

Wild Earth’s Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp makes its camp amidst 135 acres of Wild Earth’s new home! The land is high on the Shawanghunk Ridge, not far from Minnewaska State Park and features beautiful woodland, rock outcroppings and cliffs, with the Stony Kill river tumbling over waterfalls and rockslides.

Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp Testimonials

“I am furthering skills that I’ll be able to use in the future.”

“The experience was empowering and helped build independence.”

“This program got our daughter out of her room! And she learned specific new skills. Being a teenager is rough these days and this is one of the few things that sparks her.”

“I recommend this program for anyone who is serious about learning about the land and the woods surrounding us, and also about yourself and the people in your community.”

“I recommend this program because getting in touch with nature is good for everyone–especially kids who are so involved with technology in this day and age.”

Register now and reserve your space in Ropes: Wilderness Teen Camp today. Space is limited.

— More About Wild Earth Summer Camp —

At Wild Earth our goal is to build skills for connection, awareness, and self-confidence. We work hard to ensure that our camps are welcoming, exciting, and nurturing. Since 2004, our all-outdoor camps have provided nature immersion and adventures for children of all ages.

Using multigenerational mentoring, our experienced and inspiring adult and teen instructors guide the children in engaging earth-based activities, awareness games, experiential knowledge of plants and animals, natural craft, and story and song.

Gratitude and reverence for the earth, as well as fostering a vision of community based on mutual respect and acknowledgment are modeled and encouraged.

Campers are grouped (by age) in "packs" of 8-12 children. Each pack is guided by at least three of our skilled instructors who facilitate exploration and discovery on beautiful and magical forested land. Learn more on our Summer Camp FAQ page.

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