Summer Camp

Dear MAI Summer Camp Families,


Over the past three years, we have had a significant number of challenges that have impacted our camp programming.  We are keenly aware these challenges affected our community of campers and deeply regret any impacts this may have had on your family.


We have made the decision to take this next year to review our summer camp program and have decided not to run camps in summer 2024. Over the course of the next year, we’ll determine the best path forward and will only offer summer camps in 2025 if all of the right pieces are in place to ensure a successful camp season.


We love building connections to the natural world and our camp programs are an amazing element of that mission.  We look forward to reconnecting in the future.


Mt. Adams Institute

kids looking at bees

Summer Camp Is Many Things

We offer a variety of day and overnight summer camps for ages 7-10. All of our camps incorporate outdoor exploration, fun, environmental stewardship and hands-on learning! Topics include, but are not limited to: food systems and ecological agriculture, watershed science, mindfulness and personal health, wilderness survival skills, natural arts and crafts, and tinkering.

Summer camps utilize the Mt. Adams Institute 5-acre forest campus located behind the Mt. Adams Ranger District Office in Trout Lake, Washington in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest as home-base. The beautiful rustic forest campus includes three bunkhouses with bathrooms and showers, an intern office, a mess hall, open fields, woods, and nature classroom spaces spread throughout. Lying at the unique intersection of a fertile farming valley community, the dramatic glaciated peaks of the Cascade Mountain Range and the Columbia River Gorge; our programs use this landscape to explore, contemplate, play and understand our connection to the natural world.