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 that happened in 2018.  Check back for updated information on 2019 trips!

Schweitzer Ski Adventure Weekend February 23-26
Gray Wolf Family Adventure Fall 2018-TBD
Lake Pend Oreille Weekend Getaway June 15-17
Glacier Park Rafting  and Horseback Adventure July 22-25
Glacier National Park Getaway Sept 28-Oct 1

Space is limited on the trips. To learn more, contact Julie Williams at [email protected]

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.

Gray Wolf Family Adventure
Take a journey with Gray Wolf, a historian who has spent the last 20 years sharing his knowledge and experience of Native American culture with groups of all ages.  You and your family will stay in an authentic tipi, learn archery and tomahawk throwing and spend the days around the campfire sharing stories with Gray Wolf and discussing topics such as humility and accountability.


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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.

Glacier Park Rafting & Horseback Riding
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.)

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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.