Group Outdoor Camps

Due to restrictions in park operations and recommendations regarding limiting public events and gatherings surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, GCC will be suspending Canyon Field School courses until further notice.


Watch the Sun Set Over the Canyon

Experience Grand Canyon. Viewed by millions, explored by many and understood by few.  

We invite teachers to bring their students to the majestic Grand Canyon for a multi-day, outdoor educational experience with a blended team educators from the National Park Service and the Grand Canyon Conservancy.  

While attending this residential youth camp, students will have the opportunity to hike along the rim of this massive geologic wonder, learn about the cultures past and present that call it home, sleep under the cover of a world-renowned night sky (awash with bright stars) and become immersed in the natural wonder of the iconic Grand Canyon.  

In the evenings, students will participate in their camp experience to include evening campfire activities, sharing meals, hiking and sleeping in bunks on platformed canvas tents. 

Aligned with national learning standards, this educational camp engages students in a variety of field activities in Grand Canyon National Park. Activities designed around nature appreciation, exploration of ancient fossils, histories of Native people and the fundamental resources that led to the preservation this world wonder will educate students while challenging themselves physically and growing personal values around public lands.  

Our experienced program leaders incorporate inquiry-based teaching methods to encourage independent discovery and personal connections to share in their own communities.  

This 3 day/2 night overnight exploration is available for grades 4-12. Register online or by telephone. Individual and group scholarships are available.  

All Canyon Field School camps and day programs have been suspended until the end of 2020.

Please contact for more information.

What's Included:

  • Participant and chaperone entry into the National Park
  • Camp site reservations and accommodations in our canvas tent camp
  • 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


  • 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)

Photo description: Canvas Tent at Camp
Photo description: Good Grub
Photo description: Geology lesson
Photo description: Kids and crafts


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

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