Thursday
Oct292015

New Volunteer Leader Orientation

Wondering what SnowSchool is all about? Wondering how you can join this unique and exciting program?

Join us for a slideshow presentation to learn what it takes to become a volunteer leader with SnowSchool. Leading SnowSchool field trips at Bogus Basin is a great way to share your passion for snowshoeing and the outdoors with the next generation of winter enthusiasts. This presentation will cover volunteer responsibilities, training schedule, and what to expect from a school field trip. FREE

There's sNOw better time to volunteer!

REI 8300 W. Emerald, Boise, ID 83704

November 4th, 7pm and December 9th, 7pm

Friday
May082015

Summer Camp Education Speciailst position available

Do you enjoy working with kids and teens? Would you rather spend the day running through the forest and hiking than be indoors? Do you have a passion for nature and enjoy sharing that with others? If you exclaimed, "yes!", to these questions Mountain Discovery Camp may be just the summer job you're looking for.

                                                                                                         Photo by Katelyn Taylor

The Bogus Basin Mountain Discovery Camp program is now in its eighth year and aims to get kids outside, active, and learning about the wonders of nature in the Boise National Forest. Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is seeking exceptionally passionate individuals to help engage hundreds of local youth in this critically important environmental education program. The Education Specialist will work alongside Mountain Discovery Camp directors to facilitate exceptional outdoor experiences for youth campers and university interns, as well as assist the directors with various program logistics and camp preparation. Individuals will develop outdoor leadership skills, teaching skills, and knowledge of local ecology and natural history. With your help local kids will spend their days studying mysterious animal tracks, exploring mountain ecology, learning important survival skills, hiking to the top of Mores Mountain, and making new friends. Come join us!

To apply for the Mountain Discovery Camp Education Specialist postion please fill out the online application by following this link:

http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=BOGUSBASIN&cws=1&rid=307

and send your resume to Ilyse at snowschool@bogusbasin.org

Summer intership placements also avilable. Email snowschool@bogusbasin.org for more information.                            

Monday
Apr132015

Check out Mountain Discovery Camp in action!

Last spring, Bogus Basin's Outdoor Learning programs- SnowSchool and Mountain Discovery Camp, were the proud recipients of Idaho Power's Powering Tomorrow Grants. It is thanks to such generous and invested community support from organizations, such as Idaho Power, that we can offer affordable, exciting outdoor experiences for the youth of the Treasure Valley. 

Mountain Discovery Camp is featured in a short video that highlights two other recipients of the Powering Tomorrow Grant. Check it out to see our summer program in action (Mountain Discovery Camp is the last organization featured in this video; be sure to stick around to view it)

For those that are interested in signing up a child (9-12 years old) for Mountain Discvoery Camp or a teen (12-16 years old) for Mountain Discovery Teen Camp, you can do so through Boise Parks and Recreation's Summer Activity Guide. You can sign your child up online by following the link below. Keyword Seach: mountain discovery camp Keyword Search Options: Match All Words. Registration opens April 20th.

https://bprwebtrac.cityofboise.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbsi=84f11710-3801-7d86-e411-b0e3056aa0ca

Don't miss out! Come join us at Bogus Basin for a summer you're sure to never forget!

Wednesday
Mar182015

Bogus Basin SnowSchool wraps up another successful season!

The snowshoes are on back on the rack till next winter!  Check out our new video featuring SnowSchool educators reflecting on their experiences at Bogus Basin: 

Wednesday
Feb182015

Snowpack Prediction Contest

Check out our cool contest for SnowSchool students and teachers happening now:

http://snowschool.squarespace.com/snowschool-follow-up-project/