Lava tubes, canyons, suspension bridges and more! Spend your week traipsing around Mt. St. Helens. Visit the Ape Caves, spend a day hiking the trails near your campsite, check out the fascinating natural history of the area, and visit the 125-foot suspension bridge. Wrap up the week with an afternoon of climbing at a local gym.
What to Expect
On this trip, participants will spend 3 nights camping near Mt. St. Helens with day trips to visit the Ape Caves and other sites around the area. Basic physical fitness is required for hiking, climbing, and the Ape Caves.
Youth must meet the age/grade requirement for this program. Physical fitness requirements for this program are minimal: youth should be physically able to climb and to hike easy to moderate trails.
What to Bring
In addition to the regular Camp Sealth packing list, youth should bring:
- Warm sleeping bag
- Warm outdoor clothes (fleece and wool work best)
- *Backpacking pack
- *Sleeping pad
- Sturdy, lightweight hiking boots + extra socks
- Warm hat
- Thermal underwear (optional)
- Strong flashlight or headlamp for the Ape Caves
- *Two large water bottles
*These items can be borrowed from camp if you don’t have your own
Signed waivers are required for climbing and must be turned in by the start of the session. Waivers will be sent to you within a few weeks of the start of camp.
Adventure trip leaders are experienced in leading trips and outdoor activities, are at least 21 years of age, and have WFA or WFR certification. Some activities will take place more than 30 minutes from EMS access; staff will carry a satellite phone throughout the trip.