compares to this place."
The original idea for BaseCamp was to create a destination that could "put Humboldt on the map." We worked (and worked and worked!) to envision and ultimately create a fun and beautiful outdoor destination that might make people consider visiting Humboldt for the very first time. We chose for our home a beautiful spot right at the trailhead to the brand-new Southwind Rails-to-Trails bike trail.
BaseCamp debuted in the Summer of 2021 with three custom-built cabins, a bike skills course, the quarry pond, and a revitalized original barn that serves as our bike garage and a common space. Everything was built right here in Humboldt by local craftspeople. We think it turned out pretty great!
Through Summer and Fall of 2021, we will be debuting our brand-new A-Frame Micro Cabins, as well as our campsites. We have a few more tricks up our sleeves for this year too (there might even be a vintage trailer named Francine involved), so we hope you stay tuned (and come visit!).
Humboldt, Kansas, was an example of a Midwestern town that had overcome the Great Recession and a loss of population by improving the quality of life in town with community pitch-in projects.
In eastern Kansas, a dedicated family has launched an effort to update a tiny town in big-thinking ways.
There is something remarkable happening in tiny Humboldt, Kansas. Just a little over 100 miles southwest of Kansas City, Humboldt is like a lot of other rural Kansas towns, except that Humboldt is now undergoing a major transformation...
BaseCamp was organized as a non-profit, so the money you spend at BaseCamp stays and sustains us (Thank you!).
BaseCamp is managed by Beth Barlow Works, with a lot of great work contributed by A Bolder Humboldt and other Humboldt friends. Steph is our property manager, and if you stay at BaseCamp she'll be your contact. She moved to Humboldt in the Summer of 2020 to join the ABH mission of creating a special small town.