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