Summer Camps – Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Carnation and more!

Summer Teen AdventuresFrom a parent’s perspective, the organization of their course is exceptional…and they passed on to the kids a desire to learn more and connect more with their world. -S.P.

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.

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For the fourth year in a row, our camps were awarded a Golden Teddy!

  • Best Nature Camp
  • Best Overnight Camp-Finalist

Upcoming 2014 Summer Programs

Teen Adventure

Ages 13-18 Teen Wolf Tracking (Basic & Advanced)

Extended Care

Ages 6-12 After Camp Child Care
Are you a working parent? Check out our After Care schedule!

2014 Summer Camps

Day Camps

Nature Adventure Day Camps

Our Summer Day Camps offer Nature Adventures for kids in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Carnation. We have expanded our schedule this year to accommodate the overwhelming demand for these camps!

Ages 6-12 $325 per week, 9:00 am-3:00 pm weekdays in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Carnation

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Skills Day Camps

Outdoor Survival Skills, Scout Awareness Skills and The Art of Nature. These camps are perfect for students who are ready to focus on specific outdoor skill sets!

Ages 8-12 $325 per week, 9:00 am-3:00 pm weekdays in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Duvall

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Nature Explorers Half Day Camps

Our Nature Explorers Camps for 4 to 6 year olds bring young nature-lovers of all experience-levels into safe adventures and leave them with stories they will remember for a long time.


Ages 4-6 $215 per week 9:00 am-1:00 pm weekdays in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland

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Wild Sprouts: Farm & Forest Camp

During this week of daily adventures your child will explore the edge where Farm and Forest meet. In addition to Wilderness Awareness School’s unique day camp experience learning about plants, mammals, tracking, birds and survival skills…we’re down on the farm!

Ages 4-6 $185 per week, 10:00 am-2:00 pm or $325 per week 9:00 am-3:00 pm (see schedule for full and half-day options for this age group) weekdays at Oxbow Farm, Snoqualmie Valley

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Teen Overnight

NEW! Naturalist Overnight Camp

This camp is a perfect opportunity for budding naturalists to follow their curiosity and go further with the skills and discoveries that they loved at our day camps!

Ages 11-14 $695, July 7-12, 1:00 pm Monday-12:00 pm Saturday in Duvall

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This five night camp is focused on learning wilderness survival skills basics while practicing them daily. Students will have opportunities to practice fire making, knife safety and carving, shelter construction, primitive cooking, and may choose to create their own fire kit and spoon or bowl to take home.

Ages 11-14 $695, 6 sessions in 2014

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Advanced Survival Overnight

This five-night advanced camp takes the skills taught in our other overnight camps to a new level. The first days are spent in base camp preparing tools and practicing skills of survival. In the second portion of the camp, we move away from base camp learning to provide for the needs of shelter and food from natures bounty.

Ages 14-17 $695, August 17-22, 2014 1:00 pm Sunday-12:00 pm Friday in Duvall

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Scout Awareness Overnight Camp

Through adventures with camouflage, “bird language” (to discover the movement of predators), wildlife and human tracking (to read the stories on the ground invisible to most), stealthy movement, and uses of wild edible plants, we begin to enter the world of the scout. Participants in this camp will likely never see nature the same way again!

Ages 11-14 $695, August 10-15, 2014 1:00 pm Sunday-12:00 pm Friday in Duvall
Advanced Camp – Ages 14-17 $695, August 10-15, 2014 1:00 pm Sunday-12:00 pm Friday in Duvall

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Teen Adventure

Teen Wolf Tracking Expedition

Join our teen expeditions to the wild backcountry of Idaho as we search for tracks and sign of the elusive wolf, and learn what the animals of the wilderness have to teach us. Explore the rivers, forests, and mountains guided by our most experienced instructors. Participants can be picked up either in Duvall, WA or Boise, ID, and driven by van to our basecamp.

Ages 13-18 $895, Primary & Advanced – July 26-August 2, 2014 in the Idaho backcountry

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