Outrider Camps

Authentic Adventure Education

Summer Camps Eugene Oregon Kids Youth Nature Adventure Outdoors Skills Theme Archery Fishing Tracking Stealth Wilderness Survival Blacksmithing Mobile Day Camps Outriders

Our Staff: 

Outrider Camps instructors are ultimately hired on the condition of being responsible people.  They combine a critical review of social & environmental systems with a ye old campfire attitude & knowledge. Arriving as adventurers from their backstories in world travel, the great outdoors, colleges nearby you & the SCA, they lead our authentic outdoor adventures. 

Kyle is the Founder, Chief Executive Outrider, Bus-Driver & Lead Field Coordinator. Here is a bit of my backstory. 


Mr. Kyle Purdy is the Director and Founder of Outrider Camps. I can be contacted by email or phone for any Outrider Camps program information. 

Founder's Bio: I was once a child  in Yamhill County making forts, weaving grass traps, wooden swords, fishing, paintballing, and general outdoors shenanigans. I started archery, fishing & fire safety at a young age.

I studied International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound wherein I held various leadership positions in student government, Rugby team & a Men's Fraternity -kai- By age 19 I had taken 3 trips to European cities visiting Paris & the Loire, Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Maastricht, Liege, Brussels & Nantes.

In 2011-2012, I lived in Portland, OrR where I studied & worked with many amazing humans at Trackers Earth. My focus was in studying Early Childhood Development, Tracking, and Awareness.

I moved to Eugene in 2013 to study a the University of Oregon. By June 2014, I had passed 2nd year Arabic languag & Culture & obtained my Bachelors Degree in Globalization & Environmental Policy in 2014.

In 2015, I started Outrider Camps to serve the community in the Eugene area with seasonal summer programming for youth ages +6.  

I am continuing my pursuits in Outdoor Leadership, International Travel, Foreign Language. My personal goals are to advance my skills in Traditional Living methods, and cultivate my use of the Spanish, French & Arabic languages. 

The Outriders program continues to grow & evolve under my direction & with the help of my associates, colleagues, friends, family.

Current Outriders staff include Henry, Quin, & Heather. 


See you in the Wilds!

Every passing hour brings the Solar System forty three thousand miles closer to Globular Cluster M13 in Hercules — and still there are some misfits who insist that there is no such thing as progress.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Sirens of Titan