American Wanderer More than Just a Summer Camp


"Education does not accomplish anything 
if it does not stretch your mind, 
if it does not force you to think about things in new ways,
if it does not challenge you to examine some of your assumptions." 
Provost Jamshed Bharucha of Tufts University


Expand your mind, outlook and have an incredible amount of FUN on an American Wanderer Adventure.

Have you ever been to Mars?  We will take you to places that if it isn't Mars its the closest thing to being out of this world you can get. Places where volcanoes rule, dinosaurs left their tracks, part of the Sahara Desert found a home, halfway up to the top of the world, a place where getting lost is a success, humans lived alongside Mastodons, the sea floor can be found 9,000 feet above sea level with a river a mile below you, and shooting stars are common place.  Join us because if it's not Mars, Mars is just around the corner from here.


A Typical Day at Camp


The answer is there isn't one.  We get up between 5 and 10am (one day we woke up for lunch).  Some places have amazing sunrises and others have moonlit walks we don't get back from before 3am.  Moonbows in Yellowstone or the moonlit hike to Delicate Arch.  Sometimes we eat breakfast before we go and sometimes we take it with us.  Breakfast can be pancakes and bacon or sausage egg and cheese on a roll or cereal or omelets and home fries.

Lunch depending on the daily events is usually packed and taken with us.  Sandwiches and wraps, fruit, chips, cookies and drinks if we are out,  hotdogs and burgers if we are still in camp.  We try not to interrupt our fun with eating, so as different as the days are so is our dining schedule.

Dinner by far is the best or so our campers say, of any summer camp!  We usually eat somewhere between 5 and 10pm.  Most times 7pm seems to fit best, leaving enough time for swimming or a movie afterwards.  Sometimes we even stop at a restaurant if we get caught having too much fun.  Dinner can be almost anything.  We've been known to serve: Chinese stirfry, barbecued chicken, pork roast, pasta, burgers and hotdogs, chicken patties, burritos, tacos,  steak, salads, mashed potatoes, pizza,  all kinds of vegetables and deserts. Whenever possible we try to end the day with a fire and smores.  No one has ever left camp hungry!

The adventures drive the camp the camp doesn't drive the adventures. A typical day looks like all the pictures on this website, which were all taken by us or campers while at camp, no we don't bring along professional photographers or models for brochure pictures, the sites are that amazing! 

Rolling Cabins


When you arrive at camp you will get a bunk and cabinet for your stuff.  There is only two rules for your bunk and stuff in the cabin, nothing can be left on the floor and no food in your bunks.  Let me state that again, so long as your stuff is on your bed or in you cabinet you're good to go.  Check out the Cabin page for pictures.  You unpack and pack only once. We have too much to do to bother with making sure all you stuff is in order,  and no we don't make our beds every day!

52 Unique and Atypical Days at Camp.


Just insert yourself, mix in some food and sleep and you have the summer of a lifetime!


American Wanderer More than Just a Summer Camp
"Education does not accomplish anything 
if it does not stretch your mind, 
if it does not force you to think about things in new ways,
if it does not challenge you to examine some of your assumptions." 
Provost Jamshed Bharucha of Tufts University
Expand your mind, outlook and have an incredible amount of FUN on an American Wanderer Adventure.
Have you ever been to Mars?  We will take you to places that if it isn't Mars its the closest thing to being out of this world you can get. Places where volcanoes rule, dinosaurs left their tracks, part of the Sahara Desert found a home, halfway up to the top of the world, a place where getting lost is a success, humans lived alongside Mastodons, the sea floor can be found 9,000 feet above sea level with a river a mile below you, and shooting stars are common place.  Join us because if it's not Mars, Mars is just around the corner from here.

A Typical Day at Camp

​The answer is there isn't one.  We get up between 5 and 10am (one day we woke up for lunch).  Some places have amazing sunrises and others have moonlit walks we don't get back from before 3am.  Moonbows in Yellowstone or the moonlit hike to Delicate Arch.  Sometimes we eat breakfast before we go and sometimes we take it with us.  Breakfast can be pancakes and bacon or sausage egg and cheese on a roll or cereal or omelets and home fries.
Lunch depending on the daily events is usually packed and taken with us.  Sandwiches and wraps, fruit, chips, cookies and drinks if we are out,  hotdogs and burgers if we are still in camp.  We try not to interrupt our fun with eating, so as different as the days are so is our dining schedule.
Dinner by far is the best or so our campers say, of any summer camp!  We usually eat somewhere between 5 and 10pm.  Most times 7pm seems to fit best, leaving enough time for swimming or a movie afterwards.  Sometimes we even stop at a restaurant if we get caught having too much fun.  Dinner can be almost anything.  We've been known to serve: Chinese stirfry, barbecued chicken, pork roast, pasta, burgers and hotdogs, chicken patties, burritos, tacos,  steak, salads, mashed potatoes, pizza,  all kinds of vegetables and deserts. Whenever possible we try to end the day with a fire and smores.  No one has ever left camp hungry!
The adventures drive the camp the camp doesn't drive the adventures. A typical day looks like all the pictures on this website, which were all taken by us or campers while at camp, no we don't bring along professional photographers or models for brochure pictures, the sites are that amazing! 
Rolling Cabins
When you arrive at camp you will get a bunk and cabinet for your stuff.  There is only two rules for your bunk and stuff in the cabin, nothing can be left on the floor and no food in your bunks.  Let me state that again, so long as your stuff is on your bed or in you cabinet you're good to go.  Check out the Cabin page for pictures.  You unpack and pack only once. We have too much to do to bother with making sure all you stuff is in order,  and no we don't make our beds every day!
52 Unique and Atypical Days at Camp.
Just insert yourself, mix in some food and sleep and you have the summer of a lifetime!