Parent-Child Trips

We are pleased to offer a selection of exciting and unforgettable weekend getaways and weeklong adventures that you and your child may share. These trips provide opportunities for you to recreate a special bond with your child, create new memories, and to have a safe place to work on strengthening family dynamics. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and connect with other parents and students. Our staff members participate in these trips and are available for support and guidance.

Here are the exciting trips scheduled for 2017:

Lake Pend Oreille Weekend Getaway June 16-18
Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Expedition July 30-Aug. 2
Glacier National Park Getaway Sept 29-Oct 2

Space is limited on the trips. To register or learn more contact Adventure Education Coordinator Dave Frost at [email protected] or 208-267-6672.

Read what parents thought of their adventure experience.

Parent/Child Adventures Testimonials

“I was surprised by how much fun it was. I didn’t feel like we were roughing it. Everything was manageable.”

“The trip allowed me to spend time with my son, with staff as backup if needed, creating fun with a safety net.”

“This trip was outstanding in all respects!”

“I loved every second of it. Given the opportunity I would definitely do it again.”

“I’m so grateful that I was given this wonderful opportunity to connect with my son, meet the staff, other parents, and experience the beautiful scenery.”

“This experience introduced me to a new dimension of myself. All BCA parents need to do this trip while at BCA!”


2017 Adventures & Expeditions

Glacier National Park GetawayGlacier
Glacier National Park in Montana will be our home for the weekend. The national treasure encompasses more than one million acres and the natural beauty is breathtaking with glacier-carved terrain that encompasses wild meadows, glistening clear rivers, stunning 400-foot waterfalls, striking rock faces and dramatic mountain peaks, it’s truly unlike any place on earth. We’ll be staying in cabins in a remote camp in the park. The professionals from Glacier Institute will be providing us with educationally-based day and evening programming. We will enjoy learning about the natural history of the park, participate in day hikes, partake in wonderful meals, plus laughter, camaraderie and fun are on tap. Cost is $835/person.

Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Expedition

Glacier National Park is a land of shining mountains, sweeping alpine views and aquamarine glacial waters stretching across thousands of miles of snow-capped Rocky Mountain peaks in Northwest Montana. On this adventure, we spend a couple of hours horseback riding through the national park and enjoy a steak dinner at the end of our journey. We overnight in beautiful cabins and when the next day dawns, we begin a whitewater rafting trip on the Flathead River. The river runs along the edge of Glacier National Park and we’ll experience the best white water rafting Montana has to offer in addition to fly fishing, great conversations around the campfire and more. (Please note that for those who do not want to participate in the horseback ride a hike will be offered as an alternative. Cost is $1,380/person.

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We’ve rented a beautiful home on the banks of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho, which will be our home-base for the weekend. Lake Pend Oreille is Idaho’s largest lake and one of the deepest inland lakes in North America. Formed by glaciers and encircled by mountain peaks and deep green forests, the lake creates a wonderful playground. Our days will be full with kayaking or canoeing, biking, and sharing meals. Cost is $495/person.