Why Choose Our Camps?
Our Great Locations
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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!
Summer Camps – Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Carnation and more!
From 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.
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 second year in a row, our camps were voted best in two categories and we were awarded a 2012 Golden Teddy!
Upcoming 2013 Summer Programs
|Ages 4-6 Nature Explorers Camps
Ages 6-12 Nature Adventure Day Camps
Ages 10-12 Survival Skills Day Camps
Ages 10-12 Scout Awareness Skills Day Camps
Ages 8-12 The Art of Nature Day Camps
Ages 4-12 Wild Sprouts: Farm and Forest Camp
|Ages 11-14 Naturalist Overnight Camp
Ages 11-14 Survival Skills Overnight Camp
Ages 11-14 Scout Awareness Overnight Camp
Ages 14-17 Advanced Survival Overnight Camp
Ages 14-17 Advanced Scout Awareness Overnight Camp
|Ages 13-18 Teen Wolf Tracking (Basic & Advanced)|
2013 Summer Schedule
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, 9am-3pm weekdays in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Carnation
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, 9am-3pm weekdays in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Duvall
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 $185 per week 9am-1pm or $325 per week 9am-3pm weekdays in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland
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, 10am-2pm or $325 per week 9am-3pm (see schedule for full and half-day options for this age group) weekdays at Oxbow Farm, Snoqualmie Valley
This brand new, 3-night 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 $455, June 30-July 3, 2013, 1pm Sunday-3pm Wednesday in Duvall
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, 5 sessions in 2013, 1pm Sunday-12pm Friday in Duvall
This five-night advanced camp takes the skills taught in our other overnight campsto 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, July 21-26, 2013 1pm Sunday-12pm Friday in Duvall
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 4-9, 2013 1pm Sunday-12pm Friday in Duvall
Advanced Camp – Ages 14-17 $695, August 11-16, 2013 1pm Sunday-12pm Friday in Duvall
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 27-August 3, 2013 in the Idaho backcountry