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!
Nature Explorers Camps for 4-6 year olds!
Our camps offer creative play, exploration and adventure, with children working together in small groups to gain nature awareness and experiential knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds and survival skills. Our highly trained instructors guide young campers into experiences that nurture their connection to the earth and allow them to feel at home in nature.
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.
However, fun and adventure are only part of the story. Our 1:8 staff-student ratio allows our instructors at our Nature Explorers camps to facilitate the development of tangible and intangible skills like teamwork and communication; thankfulness; awareness; patience; common sense; self confidence; problem-solving; and respect for self, each other and nature.
These skills are woven invisibly into each of our Nature Explorers camps through storytelling, active questioning and engaging nature activities. For example, campers might learn patience through the need to get close to wildlife, or teamwork and communication through the need to quickly build a group shelter. Our focus is on helping children to build skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
We look forward to sharing nature adventures with your kids at a park near you this summer!
*** NEW! We have added a camp at Tolt-McDonald Park in Carnation this year!***
This 1/2 day camp will be offered July 7-11. Click the registration link in the calendar listing below for more information and to register.
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Our camps were voted best and as a top finalist and for the third year in a row we were awarded a Golden Teddy!
2014 Schedule for Nature Explorers Camps
Cougar Mountain Park
Jul 21 - Jul 25
Aug 4 - Aug 8
St. Edward State Park
Jun 30 - Jul 3
Jul 28 - Aug 1
Jun 30 - Jul 3
Jul 14 - Jul 18
Aug 25 - Aug 29
- Ages 4-6
- 9am-1pm weekdays
- Free shirt included!
- Free field guide
& pocket notebook!
Register Now Or Register by Phone: 425-788-1301