DROP-OFF: Monday, 10:30am - 11:30 | PICK-UP: Saturday, 9:30AM - 10:30
Tatonka (5th - 8th)
Explore the backcountry of Camp Hamilton by backpacking the 570 acres of property and spending multiple nights under the stars. Learn and practice outdoor living skills like fire cooking, food gathering, and natural shelter building while having the comforts of camp not too far away.
Tatonka 2 (9th - 12th)
High adventure is the name of the game as Tatonka 2 gears up for a week of backwoods fun! On the 570 acre Camp Hamilton property, campers will get to challenge themselves in learning the ropes of backcountry camping. Learn fire building, plant and wildlife identification, boating and high ropes all while building community under the trees and stars.
San Juan Kayaking (9TH-12TH)
One of Washington’s crowning creations is the San Juan Islands. On this trip we’ll be riding the turning tides in the North Puget Sound while learning backcountry camping and water skills. Each day time will be spent paddling along the picturesque islands observing the epic diversity of the Salish Sea before setting up camp for the night. At each destination, campers will get to join together in Catholic community around the campfire and reflect on the wonders of God’s Creation. Intermediate swimming ability is required for all water trips (swim 100 yards, tread water for one minute).
mt. rainier expedition (9TH-12TH)
At the pinnacle of Washington’s wild places stands Mt. Rainier. This trip, while physically demanding, will allow campers to explore one of the nation’s most iconic National Parks. Each day will feature a hike to explore various lookouts, waterfalls, and alpine forests, increasing in challenge level to build camper’s confidence in themselves and foster group camaraderie. On a break day campers will canoe on one of the nearby rivers to relax and enjoy the scenic splendor of the Mt. Rainier region. Ability to hike three miles to six miles recommended. Intermediate swimming ability is required for all water trips (swim 100 yards, tread water for one minute).
Wenatchee Canoe and Float (9TH-12TH)
Load up your canoe and step into adventure down the White River and across Lake Wenatchee. Paddle the rapids, swim with the fish, and explore the crystal waters and wilderness of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Campers will canoe in the shadow of spectacular mountain ridges and sleep beneath swaths of stars. When the hard work is over, spend an afternoon relaxing in the sunshine and floating the Wenatchee River. Intermediate swimming ability is required for all water trips (swim 100 yards, tread water for one minute).
olympic peninsula expedition (9TH-12TH)
Washington’s Olympic Peninsula offers visitors a diverse set of natural gems; from snow capped mountains, to crystal lakes and rivers, to ancient forests, and rugged beaches. On this trip, campers will get a taste of all of it. There will be day hikes into Olympic National Park, canoeing on its rivers, and visits to marine wildlife preserves to give campers the opportunity to witness the richness of God’s creation in full flower. Amongst this diversity campers will build their community and discover that adventure breeds the best of friendships. Ability to hike three miles to six miles recommended. Intermediate swimming ability is required for all water trips (swim 100 yards, tread water for one minute).
Horse Pack Trip
Just a short drive from Camp Hamilton, our pack trip will leave from the stunning Wahoo Ranch. From horseback, you’ll encounter vistas of the rugged central Cascades, flowered meadows, and pine forests. Along the way we’ll camp in tents gathered around the campfire to sing songs, swap stories, and grow in faith. Just like the cowboys of old, you’ll bond with the horses and fellow campers while enjoying a classic Western setting. Ability to ride on horseback for three to six hours with breaks recommended.