2019 Summer Programs Schedule*
*Subject to change without notice
(Free unless otherwise noted)
Visit the Village
Stop by to observe and participate in the activities at our ancestral village.
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!
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.
from Jun. 6 to Aug. 30
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 SHOOT–Bring 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 21st—10am-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 28th—10am-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 2nd—10am 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-17th—1805 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 23rd—10am-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.
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