NOTICE: All programs will meet guidelines in place at the time of the program, or they will be rescheduled/cancelled. Visit SpokaneRec.org to see available opportunities including virtual options. Read more.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

Spokane Parks and Recreation has offered outdoor recreation since 1989. The programs serve Adults, Families, Singles, Youth, Teenagers and Private Groups. The Spokane area has numerous lakes, streams and rivers for exceptional canoeing, kayaking and rafting. The nearby mountains are home to wonderful ski resorts that host downhill and cross-country skiing along with many snowshoe trails. The Spokane hiking, biking and climbing areas are spectacular and the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Program offer activities in all of these categories.

Youth Adventure Camps (Ages 8-11)

All Adventure Camp

5 days | This camp is all about the excitement and variety of outdoor adventure! We will be hiking, kayaking, rafting, disc golf, rock climbing, learning survival in the woods and participating in teambuilding activities. Rafting days will depend on water levels and all activities may change due to weather conditions. This camp will be one to remember! $249

Dates:

  • M-F 6/21-6/25 8:30am-4pm
  • M-F 6/28-7/2 8:30am-4pm
  • M-F 8/2-8/6 8:30am-4pm

Wild and Wacky Water Camp!

It's getting hot out, so let’s get into some water action adventures. We will be kayaking, rafting, paddleboarding and swimming at the aquatic centers. Don't forget your swimming gear! Rafting days will depend on water levels and all activities may change due to weather conditions. $249

Dates:

  • M-F 7/19-7/23 8:30am-4pm

Climbing Adventure Camp!

Climb on! One week of climbing for your adventurous kiddo. Climbing, team building games, outdoor fun and more! We will be learning the basics at Blockyards Bouldering Gym and then we'll take it to the next step with Peak 7 Adventures rock climbing instructors on the rocks at Q'emiln Park in Post Falls. All activities may change due to weather conditions. $299

Dates:

  • M-F 8/9-8/13 8:30am-4pm

Teen Adventure Camps (Ages 12 - 15)

All Adventure Camp

This camp is all about the excitement and variety of outdoor adventure! We will be hiking, kayaking, rafting, disc golf, rock climbing, stand up paddleboarding, learning survival in the woods and participating in teambuilding activities. Rafting days will depend on water levels and all activities may change due to weather conditions. This camp will be one to remember!

Dates:

  • T-F 7/6-7/9 8:30am-4pm $239
  • M-F 8/16-8/20 8:30am-4pm $299

Climbing Adventure Camp!

Climb on! One week of climbing for your adventurous kiddo. Climbing, team building games, outdoor fun and more! We will be learning the basics at Blockyards Bouldering Gym and then we'll take it to the next step with Peak 7 Adventures rock climbing instructors on the rocks at Q'emiln Park in Post Falls. All activities may change due to weather conditions. $349

Dates:

  • M-F 7/12-7/16 8:30am-4pm

Outdoor Skills Camp!

In this fun adventurous week, campers will learn how to tie knots, kayak, navigate using map and compass, build shelters, go rafting and lead activities in Leave No Trace Ethics. At the end of each day your teen is given the opportunity to reflect on the day and share their experiences with the group in a supportive atmosphere. All activities may change due to weather conditions.$249

Dates:

  • M-F 7/26-7/30 8:30am-4pm

Youth Wilderness Survival Camp

Intro to Wilderness Survival

Ages 6-9 Learn the basics of thriving in the wild. Campers learn confidence, initiative, communication and common sense through fun survival scenarios in teams and on their own. Skills taught include shelters, fire building, cordage, navigation, knots, traps, primitive skills and more. We won't get to everything, there's too much, but the week is packed! We play survival themed games and the week ends with an exciting final scenario and a certificate of achievement. No prerequisites. Bring appropriate clothing, snacks and lunch. Call Coyle Outside for details about curriculum 541-760-0774. Pre-camp information emailed after registration. Meet at Camp Sekani Park 6707 E Upriver Drive. $299

Dates:

  • M-F 6/28-7/2 9am-4pm

Advanced Survival

This camp goes in depth into critical survival skills using fun, challenging scenarios. Participants work on their own and in teams to problem solve various skills challenges such as shelter, fire, tool use, knife safety, traps, rope and knots, plant uses, animal tracking, primitive skills, navigation and more (we can't cover all of it in one week!) Instructors help participants build initiative, self control, confidence and communication skills while making new friends. We play survival themed games and the week ends with an exciting final scenario and a certificate of achievement. Bring appropriate clothing, snacks and lunch. Call Coyle Outside for details about curriculum 541-760-0774. Pre-Camp information emailed after registration. Meet at Camp Sekani Park 6707 E Upriver Drive. $299

Dates:

  • M-F 7/12-7/16 9am-4pm

Horseback Riding Camps

1 week | Ages 8-13 Begins daily at 8:45 am till 12:00pm. Open to beginners and kids of all levels of experience. Limited to 20 participants working in groups of 5 for both riding and educational group activities.. Each group has a qualified adult supervisor at all times. While on horseback, each rider has a helper as needed in addition to the instructor. Programs for 2nd year and experienced riders. 15 minutes from downtown; less than 20 minutes from most South Hill locations. Required equipment bicycle helmet, long pants, boots. Meet at Relational Riding Academy, 3714 W Anderson Rd, Cheney WA. $250

Dates:

  • M-F 6/21-6/25 8:45am-12pm
  • M-F 7/12-7/16 8:45am-12pm
  • M-F 7/26-7/30 8:45am-12pm
  • M-F 8/16-/820 8:45am-12pm

Disc Golf Super Summer Camp

5 days | Ages 10-18 Learn and discover new skills and talents or bring your game up with personal skill development. Enjoy being outside in nature, building new friendships and playing disc golf! A final tournament will conclude the week with prizes, and all students receive a new beginner or advanced disc. Camp operated by US Youth Disc Golf Association. Parent information emailed prior to the start of camp. Meets at Camp Sekani Park 6722 E Upriver Drive. $129

Dates:

  • Ages 10-13: M-F 7/12-7/16 9:30am-1:30pm
  • Ages 14-18: M-F 8/23-8/27 9:30am-1:30pm

Spring and Summer Activites

  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Youth Camps
  • Youth Camps

Winter Activites

  • Cross Country Ski
  • Snowshoeing

To sign up for our promotions, email our Program Supervisor Ryan Griffith.

Group/Private Programs

The Outdoor Program offers private group adventures for your organization. Many schools, youth groups, scout troops and businesses take advantage of the great group pricing offered through the program. Guides, equipment and even transportation is provided. Trips are typically 4 hours in length and can be extended for additional fees. All trips can be customized to your group's desire. Activities include: cross country skiing and snowshoe tours, canoeing, kayaking, hiking & biking trips in and around Spokane. For pricing and scheduling of your group call 509.363.5418 or email rgriffith@spokanecity.org.

Support the Outdoor Program

The Outdoor Program is looking for additional support to continue to provide affordable adventures. You or your organization can sponsor one of our activities by donating to the Recreation Program. Your donation and sponsorship will be featured in our activity guide that is mailed out to the Spokane Community along with website recognition.

Please contact Ryan Griffith 509.363.5418 or rgriffith@spokanecity.org for donation information.

Cooperative Work

Join us for an adventure in one of Spokane's greatest playgrounds!

In cooperation with Riverside State Park and Mt Spokane State Park we are able to provide a variety of outdoor recreation activities within the state parks. Activities include Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing, Hiking, Biking and Youth Camps as well as Canoe and Kayak tours down the Little Spokane River!

The Spokane County Parks and Recreation Department provides the access to the following areas: Liberty Lake County Park, The Dishman Hills Natural Area, Bear Lake, Fish Lake and more. This access allows for great local trips close to home including Canoeing and Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing!

Under permit with the Colville National Forest Service programs and events are organized to highlight our wonderful resources.

Spokane Nordic Ski Association teaches all ages how to Nordic (cross-country) ski, helps develop and maintain the Mt. Spokane Cross-Country Ski Park (in cooperation with Mt. Spokane State Park and other agencies), provides ski lessons for all ages, hosts ski competitions, and informs the community about cross-country ski developments.

Inclusion

Spokane Parks and Recreation Outdoor Program strives to provide activities that support inclusivity. Whether you are a beginner or in need of an adaptation to equipment in order to accommodate a physical disability, we welcome you! To assure the best experience for all participants, we need your accommodation request along with your registration a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program date. For more information on inclusion and accommodation, please contact Meghann Steinolfson at 509.625.6903 or msteinolfson@spokanecity.org.