Parent-Child Trips

We are pleased to offer a selection of exciting and unforgettable weekend getaways and week-long 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 2018:

Schweitzer Ski Adventure Weekend February 23-26
Lake Pend Oreille Weekend Getaway June 30-July 4
Salmon River Whitewater Rafting Adventure July 28-Aug. 5
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!”


2018 Adventures & Expeditions

Schweitzer Ski Adventure Weekend
Join us for a weekend of fun at Sandpoint Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain Resort. Our home base at Schweitzer features incredible views of three mountain ranges, Lake Pend Oreille, Canada and three states. There is a variety of terrain to enjoy from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and great tree skiing. Schweitzer boasts the only six-person, high-speed lift in the state. You don’t have to ski to join in on this weekend. There are many activities to enjoy including tubing, sitting by a crackling fire sipping hot chocolate, cross country skiing, building a snowman, and spending quality time with your child. If you’d like to learn to ski or snowboard, we will arrange lessons for you. This weekend getaway conveniently

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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.

Idaho’s Salmon River Whitewater Rafting
Experience an unforgettable trip on Idaho’s premier wild and scenic river. The Salmon flows through the largest wilderness area in the Lower 48. We’ll travel through marvelous steep-walled gorges on our way to a vast and truly western landscape. Wildlife and evidence of early pioneers are abundant along the riverbanks. The Salmon features white sand beaches perfect for relaxing or tossing a Frisbee. Tents, sleeping bags, and wonderful meals are all provided. Float the river, gaze at the stars; enjoy time with your family. Share your stories and be a part of your child’s Northwest Academy experience.

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.