Back to "Specialty Camps"
Grade: 6-8Location: Camp SealthDate(s): Session 3Cost: $925 & up

Campers smiling on camping tripOutback is designed for kids to get comfortable being in the outdoors and to learn basic survival skills. About half of the session is spent in the woods, doing outdoor skills workshops like fire-building, orienteering, and shelter-building; the other half is spent in main camp doing traditional camp activities.

What to Expect

Each day, kids will make their own cookout dinner and breakfast and sleep out at a different site in the woods or under the stars. In between, there’s time to head to main camp for lunch, showers, and other camp activities.

In addition to traditional camp activities, Outback campers will get to practice many (if not all) of the following outdoor skills:

  • Fire-building
  • Knots/lashing
  • Compass/orienteering
  • Shelter-building
  • 10 Essentials
  • Tracking/camouflage
  • Night hikes
  • Astronomy
  • Plant/tree identification
  • Edible plants
  • Leave No Trace

Campers learning to build a fire at Camp SealthWhat to Bring

In addition to the regular Camp Sealth packing list, Outback campers should bring:

  • Warm sleeping bag and outdoor clothes
  • Hiking shoes/boots
  • Backpacking pack*
  • Ground pad*

*These items can be borrowed from camp if you don’t have your own.


Camp staff are trained in outdoor safety, including fire-building, propane stoves, and knives, and campers are supervised while doing these activities. Overnight campsites are about 20 minutes from main camp, and all staff are certified in first aid and CPR. Staff carry walkie-talkies or cell phones to communicate with main camp.