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PROGRAMS

ENVIRONMENTAL EDucation

Talk about the best classroom ever. At Bogus, our environmental education programs are designed to educate all Idahoans about the science all around us. From Bogus Basin Discovery Camp to Bogus Basin’s SnowSchool science curriculum, our environmental education programs help everyone find their passion for the great outdoors.

2021 – 22 Fiscal Year Environmental Education Numbers at a glance

Total Environmental Education Participants
2,878
Total Environmental Education on Mountain Interactions
3,719
Total Hours ofEnvironmental Education
13,998
TotalVolunteers
121
Total Volunteer Hours
573

WINTER PROGRAMS

SNOWSCHOOL

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Did you know that Bogus Basin is the flagship site of the nationally run SnowSchool winter education program? Now in its 18th year, Bogus Basin’s SnowSchool fieldtrip program aims to get kids outside on snowshoes to learn about snow science and winter ecology in the Boise National Forest. Open to grades 3rd through 12th, Bogus Basin’s SnowSchool program serves up to 3,000 Treasure Valley students each winter season.

  • Location – Frontier Point Nordic Lodge

Schedule

  • Monday – Friday
  • 10 am – 2 pm

Pricing

Per student$6
  • *For every 10 students, 1 chaperone receives free admission.
  • *Student to chaperone ratios beyond 10:1 require a $6 fee.
  • *Scholarships are available upon request for Title I schools.
  • *Daily group sizes are limited to 60 participants

GUIDED SNOWSHOE TOURS

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Hit the trail with one of Bogus Basin environmental education staff for a guided snowshoe tour and learn a little about the wonders of winter. These 1 ½ hour tours are a great intro into the world of winter recreation. Private and group tours are available.

  • Location – Frontier Point Nordic Lodge

Schedule

  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • TBD

Pricing

Guided Snowshoe TourTBD

SUMMER PROGRAMS

MOUNTAIN DISCOVERY CAMP

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Sign your child up for a week of Mountain Discovery Camp and give them a summer they’ll never forget. This five day camp (M – F/9 am – 4 pm) takes youth on an adventure around the mountain exploring and learning about the alpine ecosystem through games and activities. Open for youth ages 9 to 12.

SCENIC TOURS

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Take a scenic chair ride to the top of Deer Point for a short walk where you’ll learn about Bogus Basin, the surrounding landscapes and the plant & animals that call this place home. Perfect for families with young children or those new to the area wanting a broad overview of what the mountain has to offer.

  • Meets on the patio in the ICCU Plaza in front of the mountain ticket office

Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays

  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Pricing

Ages 5 & Up$20/person

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

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Join Bogus Basin’s weekend nature guides for a hike on one of the mountain’s many multi-use trails. Come learn about the flora, fauna, ecology, geology and everything in between. All hikes will start with a ride up a chairlift with a foot decent back to the base area. Participants should expect to hike between 2 to 3.5 miles. Please come prepared for the outing with proper footwear, clothing, water, snacks and sunscreen.

  • Meets on the patio in the ICCU Plaza in front of the mountain ticket office

Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays

  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Pricing

Ages 8 & Up$25/person

YOUTH DROP-OFF NATURE PROGRAM FREE!

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Bring your yoga mat and your child for our free weekend morning events. Drop off your child with Bogus Basin’s Nature Guides for an hour long youth program (nature bingo, nature art & more) while you hit the lawn for a peaceful morning of yoga with the folks from Yoga for Life.

  • Meets on the lawn at or near yoga check-in

Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays

  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • 10 am – 11 am

Pricing

Ages 5 – 10FREE

SPRING & FALL PROGRAMS COMING SOON

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SnowSchool Volunteer

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Are you passionate about nature and outdoor experiences? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? If so, the Bogus Basin SnowSchool program needs your help!

SnowSchool is only possible through the dedication of university students, interns, and community volunteers who engage students in this critically important environmental education program. Bogus Basin’s Environmental Education staff provide training to new volunteers prior to the field trip season. No prior teaching experience is required.


Schedule

  • Monday – Friday
  • 10 am – 2 pm

Benefits

  • Transportation to and from the mountain provided
  • Opportunity for hands-on application of knowledge
  • Receive professional environmental education training
  • Real world experience teaching students science in an outdoor setting
  • Learn marketable leadership skills
  • Network with local community organizations
  • Gain valuable references for your resume
  • Complimentary Bogus Basin Day Pass for each day of volunteering
  • Volunteer for 6 or more days and receive a complimentary Season Pass
  • Internship credit available to qualified students with 90+ hours commitment