2019 Summer Programs Schedule*

*Subject to change without notice


(Free unless otherwise noted)

Visit the Village

Thursdays 9am-3pm

Saturdays 10am-4pm

Stop by to observe and participate in the activities at our ancestral village.


August 9th-17th

1805 Lewis & Clark Living Experience

Watch as participants live like it is 1805 in the Lemhi Valley. You can stop by anytime to see what is going on at camp!


August 17th

Agaidika Gathering

Join the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes as they celebrate their homeland with a spiritual walk/run along Agency Creek and singing and dancing, and a salmon and buffalo feast onsite.


Most Tu., Th. & Fr.

11 am

from Jun. 6 to Aug. 30

Interpretive Talks

Join us in the red barn (aka the Meriwether Theater) to listen to a story that brings the journey of Lewis and Clark to life!


($6 each unless otherwise noted)

June 7th—10am-4pm Drop-in Class: FIRE MAKING-Learn two different fire making techniques: bow drill and flint and steel! Ages 10 and up.

June 15th—1pm–4pm Drop-in Event: MOUNTAIN MAN FATHER’S DAY SHOOTBring your Dad to Outdoor School and have a blast trying your hand at shooting a bow and arrows, throwing the Atl Atl, working on your hatchet target practice and more! Stop by anytime between 1pm and 4pm. Stay as long as you want! Try some Mountain Main trail food, watch cannon firing demos, historic gun display and “man stuff” from the 1800s. Admissions: $3 per person

June 21st10am-4pm Drop-in Class: ARROW MAKING-Make a two-fletch arrow with an easy method used by various cultures around the world. Ages 10 and up.

June 28th10am-4pm Drop-in Class: FLINT KNAPPING-Before the electric drill, and before metal tools, mankind lived in the Stone Age. Learn the forgotten skill in this class. Make an arrow head or stone knife of your own design. Ages 10 and up.

July 5th—10am-4pm Drop-in Class: LEATHER WORKING-Working with leather is not as hard as some people think, join us to learn leather tooling methods to decorate your belt with a unique design. Ages 10 and up.

July 12th—10am-4pm Drop-in Class: DREAM CATCHERS-Make a dream catcher using a simple netting technique that is easy to learn! Bring any special beads, feathers, or other personal decoration you may want to use. We will also provide decoration. Ages 10 and up.

July 19th—10am-4pm Drop-in Class: FINGER WEAVING-Learn a technique used by tribes across the country to make beautiful patterned straps and belts. Ages 10 and up.

August 2nd10am start: PRIMITIVE POTTERY-With local clay you will learn the coiling and pinch pot method used to make simple vessels. The class includes how to look for materials, clay preparation and tempering, a discussion of methods for outdoor firing and fire pit construction. Ages 10 and up.

August 9th-17th1805 LEWIS & CLARK LIVING EXPERIENCE-This overnight program is a journey into living history. Participants strive to emulate and recreate life as it might have been for Lewis & Clark when they passed through the Lemhi Valley in August 1805. Join us in hide tanning, basketry & fire making, shelter building, primitive cooking methods, processing wild foods and more! Visitors are welcome to stop by and observe throughout the program! For details visit this page.

August 23rd10am-4pm Drop-in Class: SOFT FIBER BASKETRY-Use soft fibers such as yarn, jute, or other pliable materials to make a basket. Ages 10 and up.

NOTE: The Outdoor School provides hands-on ancestral living education and experience for all ages. Drop-in classes can be joined at any time. Programs with a start time require more involved instruction and typically last at least 2 hours. Most programs are designed for ages 10 to adult. Younger children may attend with adult supervision. Please pre-register! If space is available you are welcome to take your chances and register onsite the morning of the program, but some classes fill up quickly. If you are interested in attending a program give us a call to check if the class is full: 208.756.1188. Print out a registration form/waiver (found below), fill it out, and bring it with you to the program.

Junior Explorer Program


Kids age 6-12

Stop by the Interpretive Center to pickup a Junior Explorer workbook and learn what you need to do to become a Junior Explorer.

6-8 years old…………complete three of the activities listed below and two journal activities

9-12 years old………complete four of the activities listed below and three journal activities

13+ years old……….complete 6 of the activities listed below and all journal activities

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