Field Camp Futures: Hike, Paddle, Grow

Kids just wanna have fun!

What else makes Professor Valley Field Camp so special? It’s a whole lot of fun! Plus, each hands-on educational activity is an opportunity to practice cooperation.
Participants hike to petrolyphs, raft on the Colorado River, and work together as a team with enthusiastic naturalist guides. Team-building activities come in all sizes. One student’s favorite lesson was “the river rafting because we all learned how to paddle and coordinate as a team.” Another student shared, “My favorite lesson was learning to make a fire because everyone was working together.”


The guides balance structured activities with free time for play and creative expression. One student stated, “I
absolutely loved the silent time when we are allowed to just write or draw about nature and what surrounds us.”
Every night they fall sleep in Lakota-style tipis or outside. Students like Gabi Reitz exclaimed, “I loved sleeping under the stars!”


“The hiking was really fun! I am excited to be able to share with family and friends and do more hikes.”

– Emery Bahno, 2016 field camp participant


Every item at PVFC — from the food that fuels their fun, to the pencils they write and draw with — is supported by donors like you.

It’s the little moments that add up to a big change in knowledge and perspective. A little bit of funding also adds up. Join our monthly giving club to support Field Camp Futures!

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