Base Camp Learning and Lodging

Event Details

Where
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructor
Institute staff
Quadruple Accommodations
$92.50
Quadruple (Shoulder Season)
$81.25
Triple Accommodations
$107.00
Triple (Shoulder Season)
$95.00
Double Accommodations
$133.00
Double (Shoulder Season)
$118.00
Single Accommodations
$200.00
Single (Shoulder Season)
$170.00
Tuition Includes
Lodging, three organic meals and self-guided outdoor activities in North Cascades National Park

What is Base Camp?

Base Camp is your opportunity to stay and play in the heart of North Cascades National Park for overnight learning adventures with meals and accommodations at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. Come explore the American Alps while enjoying the comforts of our award-winning campus. Each night of your stay includes:

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COMFORTABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
Guests enjoy private rooms in our comfortable lodges

THREE DELICIOUS  MEALS
Our lakeside dining hall serves up delicious spreads for breakfast, lunch and dinner using locally-sourced, organic ingredients 

OUTDOOR LEARNING ADVENTURES
Our educational staff will set you up for seasonal self-guided explorations of the natural and cultural history of North Cascades National Park. Sample activities include:

  • Learn about the ecology of the Diablo Lake area on easy hikes
  • Newhalem Scavenger Hunt
  • Stargazing with a star wheel and starry storytelling
  • The Fungus Among Us
  • Nature Bingo
  • Conifer Explorations to the Waterfall
  • Cultural Histories of the Upper Skagit Valley

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Base Campers enjoy their pick from dozens of nearby trails that offer adventures for every skill level. 

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Institute naturalists offer a daily slate of engaging self-guided activities.

Pricing & Accommodations

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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). 

Although the Hostel room remains an option on the registration page, it is not available in 2022 due to COVID-19.
   
SHOULDER SEASON:
March - May / November

  • Private (single accommodations) - $170 
  • Couple (double accommodations) - $118 per person
  • 3 People (triple accommodations) - $95 per person
  • 4 People (quadruple accommodations) - $81.25 per person

REGULAR SEASON: June - October

  • Private (single accommodations) - $200
  • Couple (double accommodations) - $133 per person
  • 3 People (triple accommodations) - $107 per person
  • 4 People (quadruple accommodations) - $92.50 per person

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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Our award-winning campus is nestled on the wooded shores of Diablo Lake.

Coronavirus Safety during your stay

North Cascades Institute is committed to the safety of our staff, guests and community.  Please review our Coronavirus Safety Precautions for the latest information.

 

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