Participants will develop a personal relationship with the desert by exploring the wilds of the park and experience the wonders of nature as they are guided by experienced and enthusiastic staff. We will wander through the hidden washes while searching for animals and their signs, learn how to pitch a tent or string up a tarp for shelter, use lightweight stoves to cook up hot chocolate and soup, and understand how to explore the outdoors safely. The signature events are watching twilight fall across the landscape, exploring the desert after dark, and listening to the sounds of the night while sitting around the campfire, Check out our excitingly fabulous, three-day Wilderness Camp at Saguaro National Park West.
Camp hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday 10:30a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (night hike), and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (campfire and celebration). While waiting for your child to hike out from our basecamp, please join us at the parent campfire where hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows will be served beginning 30 minutes before pickup time.
Click here for sign up sheets and contact information. Fees and forms must be received by February 20th. Requests received after this date will be put on a waiting list.