Base Camp Learning and Lodging

Base Camp Learning and Lodging

Base Camp Learning and Lodging

Event Details

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Institute staff
Quadruple Accommodations
Triple Accommodations
Double Accommodations
Single Accommodations
Tuition Includes
Self-guided outdoor activities in North Cascades National Park, socially-distanced lodging and three take-out meals

Base Camp offers you overnight learning adventures, meals and accommodations in the heart of North Cascades National Park. Come explore  “the American Alps” while enjoying the comforts of our award-winning campus. 

Base Camp will return in Spring 2021!

Modifications to Base Camp for 2021 include:

  • take-out meal service (hot meals and sack lunches)
  • self-guided learning adventures
  • modified lodging arrangements
  • "single-use" bathrooms
  • no hostel option
  • limited access to campus facilities
  • each night of Base Camp is limited to 12 people

Review all our Coronavirus Safety Precautions here.

The call to restore oneself in the North Cascades is mighty! We hope to see you up here in 2020 to experience one of our favorite seasons in the mountains!

Each night of Base Camp includes:

  • North Cascades Environmental Learning Center Accommodations
    Self-guided outdoor learning adventures created by our educational staff that empower you to explore the natural and cultural history of North Cascades National Park
  • Well-spaced accommodations in our comfortable lodges
  • Three delicious take-out meals made with locally-sourced, organic ingredients (Dining Hall is closed)

Sample Activities:

  • Learn about the ecology of the Diablo Lake area on local hikes
  • Directions and tips for ways to view the golden Larches
  • Explore the history of Newhalem on a treasure hunt
  • and more exciting self-guided activities designed by our staff!
  • please note that we will not be offering canoe trips or evening activities this year


The evening dam walk is a participant favorite Base Camp activity.

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)

Private (single accommodations) - $165
Couple (double accommodations) - $128 each
3 People (triple accommodations) - $103 each
4 People (quadruple accommodations) - $90 each

* Lodging will be single rooms only unless you are part of a household that is already living together 
* Please note that the Hostel room option is not available (although it remains an option on the registration form)

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.