Arthur's Wilderness Rescue is about Arthur and Mr. Ratburn's class taking a field trip to Mount Rockslide to explore the wilderness. It should have been all fine and dandy, but Mr. Ratburn ends up twisting his ankle on arrival at the campsite. It's now up to Arthur and his friend Buster to get some help, as you choose from three different ways of getting rescue to arrive.
By using the mouse, you navigate around the campgrounds to find items that you need, certain items will need to be collected like getting a bag of food by finding another item that can be used to retrieve it. Most of the time will be pointing and clicking for items and using some of them by taking them out of the backpack. There's even an extra challenge of photographing wildlife during the game session (this can vary, mammals one time and flowers the next.)
The objective is simple, you need to find the five parts that will be needed to fix or create the way to get help. That would mean different ways to get the items such as going through a maze or riding a canoe in a search for parts. The only other optional thing is photographing the wildlife, where you can get a printable certificate at the end.