Discovery Park Camps

Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

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.

Download our summer day camp schedule

Call either the Discovery Park ELC front desk at (206) 386-4236 or the Business Service Center (206) 684-5177 to register today!

Download our Nature Play Handbook (ages 4-6) for half-day campers

The following forms are required- "Participant Information and Authorization Form," "Certificate of Immunization Status" and "Buddy Request (optional- only if you would like to request to be placed in the same group with another participant)"

Discovery Nature Camps

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.

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!"