Tribe West

A unique opportunity offered at Camp IHC is our Tribe West Program, for campers entering the 10th grade. 

The Tribe West experience is the culminating trip for our outdoor adventure program. After two years on Hill Camp experiencing a wide array of trips and outdoor adventures in the Adirondack Mountains, our Tribe West campers take their skills out west for a four-week journey.


Tribe Wester’s spend the first two weeks of camp sharpening their hiking, mountain biking, and climbing skills with their Tribe West staff members and CITs. They then depart for an incredible outdoor adventure that will take them through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California.


Tribe West campers get to experience hiking in the Grand Canyon, white water rafting on the Colorado River, camping out in Yosemite National Park, and sightseeing in Las Vegas, San Diego, and San Francisco.


Tribe West campers return to Camp IHC for the final ten days of camp, just in time for Olympics and closing ceremonies. The Tribe West program combines the best of both worlds, creating memories for your child that will last a lifetime.

San Francisco

Boat ride and tour of Alcatraz, The Exploratorium, Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, and Alamo Square.

San Diego

San Diego Zoo, surf lessons at the beach, San Diego Padres at Petco park, and a Mexican Fiesta.


Lake Powell

Campers spend a whole day on the lake tubing, swimming, and riding around on ski boats. Then they have a BBQ feast on the water on the side of a pontoon boat!


Yosemite National Park

Best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, campers will find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more


Grand Canyon

Campers will experience the unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms that decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep!


Rafting the Colorado River

A day and a half rafting down the river amongst majestic 300 foot cliffs. Campers paddle through class three rapids and go camping over night along the river underneath the stars.


Las Vegas

Campers take a limo tour down the strip out to the big Las Vegas welcome sign. Then they walk the strip and check out all the Vegas sights and sounds, and end their trip at a huge buffet dinner at the famed Bellagio hotel.


Zion National Park

Utah's oldest national park, campers will explore Zion's incredible canyons and spectacular views.

Sequoia National Park

You'd expect giant trees and huge canyons—and the campers won't be disappointed. Within these parks, Tribe Westers will experience a spectacular range in elevation from warm foothills to cold alpine peaks, and the largest and finest groves of giant sequoias ever!


Tribe West had many of my favorite parts of camp incorporated in it, and the feeling of camp didn’t go away, no matter if we were hiking in Colorado or swimming in Arizona. It opened my eyes to the opportunities that were available to me, not just on the trip, but after the trip. I enjoyed every minute of every day. I don’t think I will ever forget it, and I don’t want to.

Alex J.

Don't be scared, everyone is so nice and you will have so much fun!

Dylan E.

I love camp because I'm so comfortable there that it's like my home away from home. My favorite part of camp is College Days! I would tell a friend that sleep away camp is an unforgettable experience!

Ryan L.

I would tell a new friend that it will be the best seven weeks of your life, and every year I don't think it can get better but every summer it gets better by 100 times!

Jared E.


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