Why Choose Our Camps?
What do you remember about nature from your childhood?
Likely it's about a special place that you would go and share with friends - making forts, climbing trees and more - all while getting muddy and wet, in all kinds of weather.
We bring these kinds of adventures to kids today, along with instructors who know a lot about nature and use great skill in reconnecting kids with the wonder of the world around them. We do this through stories, hands-on skills like fire-making, responsible introduction of wild edible plants and their poisonous look-alikes, as well as things most adults don't even know like the arts of wildlife tracking and bird language interpretation.
All of these skills are doorways into exploration of nature, and ultimately ourselves. The same confidence that kids acquire in learning about the hazards of nature and how to work with them translates into the rest of their lives and how they approach healthy risk-taking and learning in general. We look forward to the day when these kind of nature adventures are happening again spontaneously for kids in neighborhoods everywhere!
Our Great Locations
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Summer Camps – Seattle, Issaquah, Kenmore, Carnation, Duvall and more!
Since 1995, Wilderness Awareness School’s Summer Camps for ages 4 – 18 have cultivated young people’s understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self.
Through exploration, adventure, and creative play, students work together in small groups gaining knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds and survival skills.
Our highly trained instructors guide students into experiences that nurture their connection to the earth and build skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
Upcoming 2015 Summer Camps
|Ages 4-6 Nature Explorers Half Day Camps|
Ages 6-12 Nature Adventure Day Camps
Ages 10-12 Survival Skills Day Camps
Ages 10-12 Scout Skills Day Camps
Ages 10-12 Knife & Knot Skills Day Camps
Ages 11-14 Wilderness Survival Overnight Camp
Ages 11-14 Scout Awareness Overnight Camp
Ages 14-17 Wilderness Survival II Overnight Camp
Ages 14-17 Scout Awareness II Overnight Camp
|Ages 13-18 Teen Wolf Tracking (Basic & Advanced)|
ParentMap, the award-winning monthly magazine and website, has surveyed its readers on the best businesses and resources for kids and families in the Puget Sound region.
For the fourth year in a row, our camps were awarded a Golden Teddy!
- Best Nature Camp
- Best Overnight Camp-Finalist