Base Camp

Base Camp
Program Series Base Camp
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructors Institute staff
Tuition Includes Lodging, meals and nature activities in North Cascades National Park
Single Accommodations $155.00
Double Accommodations $105.00
Triple Accommodations $85.00
Quadruple Accommodations $73.75
Hostel Accommodations $65.00

Overnight learning adventures and accommodations in the heart of north cascades national park

Flexible, affordable, enriching and fun, Base Camp offers you the opportunity to explore “the American Alps” while enjoying the comforts of our award-winning campus in the heart of North Cascades National Park.

During the glorious summer and fall months at North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, we invite you to stay with us to experience the embrace of the mountains, forests and lakes. Base Camp offers rooms that sleep up to four people on a space-available basis. It's a unique opportunity for you to visit the Diablo Lake neighborhood for the first time, extend your Institute program stay, stop over as you travel across the Cascades or conclude your national park camping, hiking, biking or climbing adventure with a night of comfortable accommodations, hot shower, delicious meals, engaging naturalist-led activity and camaraderie with other guests.

Each night of Base Camp includes:

  • Accommodations in our comfortable lodges
  • Three delicious meals made predominately with locally-sourced, organic ingredients
  • One nature activity exploring the beauty and wonder of North Cascades National Park.

2016 dates Base Camp dates inlcude:

May 27-28, June 3-4, June 10-15, June 19-30, July 3-11, July 15th-17, July 21, July 24-August 4, August 7-8, August 11, August 14-18, August 21-Sept 1, Sept 4-8, Sept 30-October 1, October 7-8.


Base Camp Pricing

Base Camp pricing is determined by how your family or friends group fill a lodge room. All lodge rooms contain 2 bunk sets (4 twin beds)

PrivateCouple3 People4 PeopleHostel ~ NEW!
$155 $105 each $85 each $73.75 each $65 each*

* New in 2016, hostel pricing is the cost of sharing a room with up to three other participants. The number of occupants per room will be determined on the total number of hostel guests each night. We do not guarantee a room with your requested roommate under this option, and you may be lodged in a mixed gender room. Please do not select this if you have participants under 18 in your group

We encourage people to bring their own bedding and towels but have linens for an additional rental fee of $10 per person for the duration of your stay. Children under 3 are free.

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