application review


Camp coordinators will review applications as they are received and notify campers of acceptance by June 1 via phone or email.  Campers will be selected on the basis of their interest and enthusiasm for outdoor education and experiences, balance between tribal and non-tribal members, age and gender parity, and staffing considerations.

Application form

(Must be completed by June 1, 2018)

You can be one of 30 middle school students from the Bitterroot & Missoula Valleys or the Flathead Reservation for a week of fun activities and friend making, all while learning about the crossroads of culture at Travelers' Rest State Park throughout history!  You will learn leadership skills, respect for elders and the land.  You will be an active part of the camp community and complete a service project.


Sample of daily schedule:

7:30 a.m. Breakfast (campers help to prepare and cleanup)

8:30 a.m. Thought for the Day

8:45 a.m. Load Bus for Howard Creek Hike

11:45 a.m. Return to Travelers' Rest

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Rotate through Traditional Skills Stations (handcrafts, Salish language, cooking, traditional games, etc.

5:30 p.m. Dinner (campers help to prepare and cleanup)

7:00 p.m. Evening Program

10:30 p.m. Lights Out​

Camp Cost


Travelers' Rest Preservation & Heritage Association is committed to keeping the cost of this camp affordable for all families.  Thanks to the generosity of donors, all fees are waived for campers who live on the Flathead Reservation.  Campers from other areas pay just $100 for a week of supervised camping including all meals.  Campers supply their own sleeping bags and pads.  Please bring a tent to share; some tents available to borrow.

Be a part of the Bitterroot Culture Camp

at Travelers’ Rest State Park 

July 9 - 13, 2018