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Give your children a summer of outdoor exploration . . .
All three Seattle Parks and Recreation Environmental Learning Centers offer day camps centered on outdoor exploration and environmental education. And each of them does it in its own unique way.

Registration for Nature Day Camp starts on February 2, 2016 at 12 noon. We will update this page with new information in early 2016.

About Our Camps

Discovery Park is a 550–acre urban green space located five miles northwest of downtown Seattle. It features eight miles of trails through four distinct habitats – pond, meadows, forest and saltwater beaches. It is the largest park in the city of Seattle and occupies most of the former site of Fort Lawton.

Camp Long is a 68–acre forested park located in West Seattle and is one of Seattle’s best–kept secrets. Five miles of trails within the park boundaries are enhanced by a southern connection to the Longfellow Creek trail. Visitors can enjoy nature, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb or experience a low and high ropes course.

Carkeek Park is a 216–acre natural area park in the Broadview neighborhood of Seattle. It is the fourth largest park in Seattle with six miles of trails, 15 acres of tidelands and 1/5 of the park being wetlands. Visitors can explore lush forests, expansive meadows, creeks and beaches formed by the magical processes of water and time or touch time at the historic Piper’s Orchard.

 

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Registration for Nature Day Camp starts on February 2, 2016 at 12 noon. We will update this page with new information in early 2016.

At time of registration, a $15 non–refundable deposit per week will be collected that is applied to the balance. The balance of the fee, for all weeks, is due TWO weeks prior to the registered week. Participation is contingent upon submittal of REQUIRED forms that need to be submitted prior to the week that your child is attending camp.


Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

Download the 2016 summer camp schedule

Camp #

Dates

Camp Name

Age

Time

Cost

Barcode

1

June 13-17

Nature Play, Camp A

4-6

9:30-1pm

$210

145011

2

June 20-24

Nature Play, Camp B

4-6

9:30-1pm

$210

145012

3

Jun. 27-Jul. 1

Nature Play, Camp A

4-6

9:30-1pm

$210

145013

4

July 11-15

Nature Play, Camp A
Nature Adventure
TNT

4-6
6-8
9-12

9:30-1pm
9am-3pm
9am-3pm

$210
$235
$280

145014
144981
145021

5

July 18-22

Nature Play, Camp B
Nature Adventure
TNT

4-6
6-8
9-12

9:30-1pm
9am-3pm
9am-3pm

$210
$235
$280

145015
144982
145022

6

July 25-29

Nature Play, Camp A
Nature Adventure
TNT

4-6
6-8
9-12

9:30-1pm
9am-3pm
9am-3pm

$210
$235
$280

145016
144983
145023

7

Aug 1-5

Nature Play, Camp B
Nature Adventure
TNT

4-6
6-8
9-12

9:30-1pm
9am-3pm
9am-3pm

$210
$235
$280

145017
144984
145024

8

Aug 8-12

Nature Play, Camp A
Nature Adventure
TNT

4-6
6-8
9-12

9:30-1pm
9am-3pm
9am-3pm

$210
$235
$280

145018
144985
145025

9

Aug 15-19

Nature Play, Camp B
Nature Adventure
TNT

4-6
6-8
9-12

9:30-1pm
9am-3pm
9am-3pm

$210
$235
$280

145019
144986
145026

10

Aug 22-26

Nature Play, Camp A

4-6

9:30-1pm

$210

145020

The place Mother Nature could send her children

Give a child a week of Discovery Park Nature Daycamp and they will receive:

  • A journey into the worlds of Pacific Northwest plants and animals.
  • A romp through the meadow and a spin on a sand dune.
  • A dive into the unusual world of pond life.
  • Time to play and form bonds with nature and new friends.
  • A hands–on introduction to Seattle’s largest park with the widest diversity of life.
  • The opportunity to experience animals in their natural habitats.
  • Five days of sharing with and caring for all living things.
  • The seeds for growing a lifelong relationship with the earth.

Nature Daycamp General Information

  • One week sessions run Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for 4–6 year olds and 9 a.m. –3 p.m. for 6–12 year olds.
  • Camper to Environmental Educator ratios are 10:1 for ages 6–12, and 8:1 for ages 4–5.
  • Children are guided by trained professional Environmental Educators.
  • Scholarships are available.
  • Before and After Camp Programming for ages 6–12 is available.
  • Download the 2016 summer camp schedule

Comments from Nature Daycamp Families:

“(My Child) seemed to be bubbling over with enthusiasm every day about what he did/learned at camp.”
“There’s been a lot of habitat talk around our house.”
“Thanks for another great year! You all are exceptional, dedicated, and inspiring!”
“(My child) was a constant source of information about things she learned at camp–metamorphosis, digestion, fir cones, energy from food. It just poured out her and it continues to spurt out all year!”

Required Forms

Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
Seattle, WA. 98199

The following are REQUIRED FORMs that need to be submitted PRIOR to the week that your child is attending camp:

Participant Information and Authorization Form *

Certificate of Immunization Status Form

Buddy Request (optional only if needed)

At the Shore


Camp Long NATURE QUEST DAY CAMP

Detailed Information About Each Camp Week

DATES

CAMP NAME

LOCATION

AGE

TIME

COST

BARCODE

7/5-7/8

Intertidal Journeys

Me-Kwa- Mooks Beach

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m

176.00

145027

7/11-7/15

Camp Long Birthday Celebration!

Camp Long

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m

215.00

145028

7/18- 7/22

Intertidal Journeys

Me-Kwa- Mooks Beach

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m

215.00

145029

7/25-7/29

Winged Wonders

Lincoln Park

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m.

215.00

145030

8/1-8/5

Intertidal Journeys

Me-Kwa- Mooks Beach

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m.

215.00

145031

8/8-8/12

Schmitz Park Wildlife Jungle

Schmitz Park

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m.

215.00

145032

8/15-8/19

Creekside Salmon Voyage

Longfellow Creek

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m.

215.00

145033

8/22-8/26

Survivor Week

Camp Long

7-12

9a.m.-4p.m.

215.00

145034

Detailed Information About Each Camp Week

Mailing address:
Camp Long Nature Quest
5200 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA. 98126
Camp Long web page
Fax: (206) 684–7435 (please include a cover sheet with Attn: Nature Quest)
Forms may also be dropped off at the Camp Long Env. Learning Center front desk

Camp Long’s Nature Quest Day Camps are a week–long adventure through different areas of West Seattle. Learn about history, outdoor survival, intertidal life, and Pacific Northwest forest ecology through games, hands–on activities, art projects, treasure hunts, and more! See below for descriptions of each week of camp. Please pay attention to where the camp is located each week. Some are at Camp Long and others are at different places throughout West Seattle.

All camps are for 7 to 12 year olds. Each week camp runs 9am – 4pm. Limited scholarships are available.

Required Forms

The following are REQUIRED FORMs that need to be submitted PRIOR to the week that your child is attending camp:

Participant Information and Authorization Form *

At the Shore


Carkeek EARTHKEEPERS DAY CAMP

Week

Date Cost Sibling
Discount
Theme Age Time Barcode
1

June 27-July 1

$220 $10 Eyes to the Sky 6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145037
2 July 5-8 $176 $8 Wild Creativity 6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145038
3 July 11-15 $220 $10 Nature Detective 6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145039
4 July 18-22 $220 $10 Wet and Squiggly Tidepool
Wonders
6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145040
5 July 25-29 $220 $10 Outdoor Explorers 6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145041
6

August 1-5 $220

 

$10 Tidepools - Windows to
Puget Sound
6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145042
7

August 8-12 $220 $10 Micro Worlds 6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145043
8

August 15-19 $220 $10 PNW Timetravel 6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145044
9

August 22-26 $220 $10 Carkeek Survivor 6-12 9a.m-4p.m. 145045

Mailing address:
Earthkeepers Camp
3801 Discovery Park Blvd.
Seattle, WA. 98199
Fax: (206) 684–0195 (please include a cover sheet with Attn: Earthkeepers)

Carkeek Park’s EarthKeepers is a special summer day camp for exploring, learning and playing outdoors. We offer activities to foster friendship, learning, creativity and leadership. On any given day a camp participant may explore the beach, hike through the forest, play in a field, learn about nature or create art. Each week has different themes. These are described below.

All camps are for 6 to 12 year olds. Each week camp runs 9am – 4pm. Limited scholarships are available.

Required Forms

The following are REQUIRED FORMs that need to be submitted PRIOR to the week that your child is attending camp:

Participant Information and Authorization Form *

Enrollment Agreement (Camper Handbook Coming Soon)

At the Shore


Camp Long Adventure Camps

Detailed Information About Each Camp Week

Dates

Camp Name

Location

Age

Times

Cost

Barcode

July 11-15

Terra Aqua

Camp Long

11-13

M-F
9AM - 5 PM

$375.00

145036

Aug 15-18

Tennis Adventures A*

Camp Long -
M & T
Amy Yee -
W & Th

11-14

M- Th
9 AM - 2 PM

$300.00

145035

Aug 15-18

Tennis Adventures B*

Amy Yee -
M & T
Camp Long -
W & Th

11-14

M- Th
9 AM - 2 PM

$300.00

TBD

Aug 29- Sept 2

Rock Climbing

Camp Long

11-13

M-F
9AM - 5 PM

$375.00

148697

Learn new skills and get outside your comfort zone. Learn about the environment, meet people from different schools, eat great food and have some FUN!

Detailed Information About Each Camp Week

Required Forms

The following are REQUIRED FORMs that need to be submitted PRIOR to the week that your child is attending camp:

Participant Information and Authorization Form *

Rock Climbing


*Medical Treatment Authorization/Instruction Forms (If we need to administer medication to your child or if your child: needs special accommodations, has a behavioral concern, allergies or intolerances, asthma, diabetes, seizures or any other health concerns. Please call 206-386-4236 to ask which forms are needed and we will be happy to get them to you.

Please note, if you check that your child has any medical concerns, including food related issues; additional paperwork will need to be filled out and submitted.

Updated February 5, 2016

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