Summer Camp 2024
Become a citizen scientist this summer! Learn about native plants and fungi, creatures, birds, bugs, water systems and more in a play-centered and child-led environment! Over our 6 week program, kids will develop a basic foundation of PNW knowledge through lessons on native plants and critters and learning about the relationships and cycles of water and life. Most importantly though, they’ll build a deep connection with nature, becoming advocates for the health of our world. Weekly activities will include nature activity books, crafts, and hands-on lessons related to our weekly theme.
Plant Magic Week
July 1st - 5th
Children will gain knowledge of the many wonderful native plants of the PNW! During this week, kids will develop a basic understanding of the life cycle and properties of plants, what's edible and what's not, and the many uses they have to offer us!
Flying Friends Week
July 8th - 12th
It doesn't take much to become a bird enthusiast! We will spend this week learning how to observe and identify birds. Through sit spots, learning how to use binoculars, and gaining the skills necessary to understanding bird language, your child will become a mini ornithologist!
Slugs and Bugs Week
July 22nd - 26th
This week our focus is on these tiny magnificent creatures we call bugs! Ok, technically worms, snails, and spiders are not considered bugs, but when it comes down to it these creepy crawlers are truly amazing and we need to learn more! We will learn about pollinators and how beneficial they are to our world, how to ID bugs we come across, how to handle them, and what we can do to help them thrive.
July 15th - 19th
Not only will we spend this week learning about the local critters who live in our area, we will also explore the idea of mystical creatures (fairies, gnomes, etc). Together we'll dive deep into the lifestyle and ways of squirrels, coyotes, and more, learning how to care for our shared spaces, develop tracking skills, and how to react when encountering these critters. We'll also stretch our imaginations with stories, building fairy houses, and talking about the magic of the forest.
Fungus is Among us Week
July 29th - August 2nd
We will spend our time together learning all about the process of decomposition. From the magical world of fungi to the slimy world of earth worms, we will learn how everything on this planet breaks down to build back a healthier and happier world! We will spend our time exploring nurse logs, learning the structure of mushrooms, and developing a basic understanding of the natural breakdown process.
August 5th - 9th
Finishing our summer off with a splash, kids will gain the knowledge needed to understand the basic systems of water on our planet. Learning about our local watershed, how to care for our local waterways and how to advocate for clean water so humans, animals and plants can thrive.
Where we meet: Several green spaces throughout south Seattle
When: We meet on Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 12:30
Cost: $320 per week ~ Full Summer Enrollment Discount: $300 per week
Other Discounts: 10% discounts available! Contact for more information
Deposit: 25% non-refundable is required to hold spot, due at acceptance
Payment: Full payment is due one month prior and is non-refundable
Applications: We're excited to announce we have more spaces available this year. Applications open on January 1st!