Group Outdoor Camps

Watch the Sun Set Over the Canyon

Dig a little deeper and stay at the Canyon for a night, a few days, or even a full week! Group Overnight Camps allow students to unearth and explore the Canyon. Every day is different and you never know what amazing encounters are just around the bend.

Designed for school groups, but open to all, the Canyon Field School Overnight Camps are curriculum based and developed using Arizona State Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

All group camps are priced based on a max of 18 youth campers and 5 chaperones. Larger groups should contact CFS to discuss their options. Additional chaperones may be permitted to participate, space dependent, for an additional fee. There will never be more than 9 chaperones (including teachers/group leaders) per 18 youth permitted to attend a program.

What's Included

  • Participant and chaperone entry into the National Park
  • Camp site reservations and accommodations
  • Meals and snacks for the duration of the program
  • Program planning and materials
  • Program staffing and facilitation
  • Reusable water bottle for each student/camper
  • Special access to NPS private and behind-the-scenes areas
  • At least 1 longer guided hike (subject to weather conditions, group dynamics, and CFS staff discretion)
  • Program journals


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Overnight Group Camps

Mini Camps

Length: 3 days

Cost: $3000 (per 18 students).
$250.00 non-refundable deposit due at booking. Balance due 30 days out.

Duration: Mon-Tue-Wed or Wed-Thur-Fri

Start Time: 1:00pm (day 1)

End time: 12:00pm (day 3)

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Or call (928) 638-2485
Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Arizona MST

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Camp Topics

 Nature Detectives

Appropriate for grades: 5th-9th


Campers will use inquiry and investigation to discover Grand Canyon’s wild spaces. From a predator “whodunnit” to a Canyon reverse-engineering activity, this program allows campers to put on their thinking caps and uncover the mysteries of the Canyon. 

Subjects covered: scientific investigation, inquiry, animal adaptations, field science, ecology, geology


Conservation Heroes

Appropriate for grades: 7th-10th


This camp probes into conservation issues related to the Canyon, what causes them, and ways campers can help protect and conserve both Grand Canyon and their own backyard. Through in-depth explorations of endangered species at the Canyon to water conservation concerns, campers will learn that their actions can make a difference!

 Subjects covered: Conservation issues, natural resources, endangered species, environmental choices, conservation science


 Junior Ranger Camp

 Appropriate for grades: 4th-7th


 Hike the trails, uncover fossils, and become a badge-carrying member of the protectors of National Parks in this comprehensive camp. Campers will earn up to 6 different Junior Ranger Badges, experience the cultural and natural history of the park, and fulfill all of the requirements to become a Scout Ranger. Each camp includes a volunteer service project. The camp will culminate in a solemn Ranger swearing in ceremony conducted by real park rangers. 

Subjects covered: ecology, geology, anthropology, night skies


Scientific Investigations

 Appropriate for grades: 9th and up


This camp takes an in-depth look at how research and discovery happens here at Grand Canyon. Students explore their own hypotheses and learn the various steps of scientific inquiry while becoming immersed in the Canyon and all it has to offer.


Subjects covered: scientific inquiry, science in the field, famous field scientists, ecology, geology, anthropology


Careers in the Canyon

Appropriate for grades: 10th and up


The secrets of the Grand Canyon are told by the people who live and work here. In this program students will discover the many types of careers the National Park has to offer. From botanists to archivists to emergency personnel, there are lots of people working hard to protect and preserve Grand Canyon.


Subjects covered: Ecology, Geology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Interpretation, Education, Search & Rescue, Park History


Small Print

Availability - Canyon Field School programs are subject to availability, weather, and camp conditions.
Fees - $250.00 non-refundable deposit due at time of booking. Balance due no later than 30 days before program start date.
Paperwork - All student and chaperone paperwork must be sent more than 30 days prior to the program start date.
Cancellation - If you cancel more than 30 days before a program start date a full refund--minus your $250 non-refundable deposit-- will be issued. Less than 30 days, no refund will be issued. If Canyon Field School must cancel for any reason, a full refund will be issued, including your $250 non-refundable deposit.

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Get started

Book this Camp online

Or call (928) 638-2485
Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Arizona MST