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"High quality staff, well developed curriculum, field trips, and great location." - Camp parent

 "I liked the hikes...because we got to see a lot of things and we got to learn about everything we saw."  – Karla, Nature Camper

We offer a variety of sessions for every age:

Fledglings Sessions - (for students entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in fall 2018): Explore nature through use of the senses, learn observation skills, and develop teamwork skills through hands-on nature exploration, games, and art. (AM and All Day sessions available, see below for pricing)

Albatross Sessions - (for students entering grades 1-3 in fall 2018): Learn about nature through hands-on activities, exploration, games, crafts, and bi-weekly field trips to local natural areas. ($260 members/$280 non-members)

Blackbird Sessions - (for students entering grades 4-6 in fall 2018): Investigate the birds, wildlife, and ecology of the Pacific Northwest through fun, hands-on scientific experiments, cooperative games, team-building activities, art projects, and  bi-weekly field trips. ($260 members/$280 non-members)

Crossbill Sessions - (for students entering grades 7-9 in fall 2018): Focuses on the basics of bird watching including proper use of optics, bird identification skills, bird habitats and more through field trips, guest speakers and other activities. Campers have the opportunity to continue friendships and interests created in Young Birders Day Camp by joining the year-round Young Birders community with Seattle Audubon! ($275 members/$295 non-members)

Junior Naturalist Program (for teens entering grades 10-12 in fall 2018): A perfect opportunity for nature-loving teens to earn service learning hours while building leadership and teaching skills. Select paid internships also available.

 

SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE (Magnuson Park): click here for West Seattle camp schedule

Fledglings Sessions - (for children entering Pre-K and Kindergarten in the fall)

Water, Water Everywhere 1F - 6/25-6/29

$120 Members/$140 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$230 Members/$250 Non-members (ALL Day, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

You can play with it, you can drink it, and you can learn from it! Join us as we explore all the fun things you can do with water and learn about how important water is in nature. We will look for things that live in water, learn about the water cycle, play games with water, and more!

Bug Bonanza 4F - 7/16-7/20

$120 Members/$140 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$230 Members/$250 Non-members (ALL Day, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Whether they have six legs, eight legs, or no legs at all, bugs and other small squirmy organisms are all around us and can do the coolest things. Come learn about how bugs and other macroinvertebrates make the world go ‘round.

Sprouts out 'Sploring 6F - 7/30-8/3

$120 Members/$140 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$230 Members/$250 Non-members (ALL Day, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

There is so much to learn from being outside. We’ll explore everything from the tiniest seed, to the biggest trees in this camp all about plants. We’ll germinate our own seeds, learn the different parts of a plant, and learn how different animals use plants every day!

 

Albatross Sessions (for children entering grades 1-3  in the fall)

Tide Pool Treasures 1A – 6/25-6/29, 3A – 7/9-7/13 (Session full!), or 9A – 8/20-8/24 (Session full!)

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

What will you find beneath the waves of the Puget Sound? Discover treasures in tide pools, observe marine wildlife, and become an undersea expert! (4-day week due to 4th of July holiday)*Note: Nature Camp's Ocean week is scheduled to fall during the dates with the lowest tides during the summer.

Little Wings *2A – 7/2-7/6 (no 7/4), or 8A – 8/13-8/17

$260 Members/$280 Non-members (*$210 Members/$230 Non-members)

Join Seattle Audubon for what we do best: BIRDS! Learn about the many species of birds that call Seattle home and the cool adaptations they have that make them special. Campers will go birding in local bird hotspots, examine real bird specimens, and learn about the mechanics of bird flight. (2A is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday.)

Invertebrate Investigators 4A – 7/16-7/20, or 7A – 8/6-8/10 

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Whether they have six legs, eight legs, or no legs at all, bugs and other small squirmy organisms are all around us and can do the coolest things. Come learn about how bugs and other macroinvertebrates make the world go ‘round.

Dragonflies, Ducks, Dip Nets, Oh My! 5A – 7/23-7/27

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Ponds, marshes, bogs, lakes, streams, rivers... wetlands are all around us! Explore the watersheds that are home to birds, fish, frogs, bugs, and other cool critters, and learn why we love wetlands!

Fascinating Forests 6A – 7/30-8/3, or 10A – 8/27-8/31

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Come explore the fascinating forests of the Pacific Northwest! Explore the biodiversity of plants and animals, and wonder at the inter-relationships that they share. Perhaps you'll get certified as a Forest Habitat Detective!

 

 

 

 

 

Blackbird Sessions  (for children entering grades 4-6 in the fall)

 

Seaside Science 1B – 6/25-6/29, 3B – 7/9-7/13, or 9B – 8/30-8/24

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Discover the science under the sea. Trek through tidal zones, discover what lives in the deep, and spend the week as an oceanographer!*Note: Nature Camp's Ocean week is scheduled to fall during the dates with the lowest tides during the summer.

Free as a Bird 2B* – 7/2-7/6 (no 7/4) (Session full!), or 8B – 8/13-8/17 (Session Full!)

$260 Members/$280 Non-members (*$210 Members/$230 Non-members)

Discover the science surrounding flight and how birds adapt to their habitats while observing them in their local habitats. Join us and catch the birding bug! Campers will go birding in local bird hotspots, examine real bird specimens, and learn about the mechanics of bird flight. (2B is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday.)

The Natural Artist 4B – 7/16-7/20, or 7B – 8/6-8/10

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Nature can be so inspiring - so many colors, shapes, textures, and sounds! Come get creative with us, using nature as your muse. Note: Additional $30 art material fee applies to this session.

Welcome to the Wetland 5B – 7/23-7/27

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Discover the complex world of Puget Sound wetland habitats! Watch the water flow, and investigate estuaries, ponds, lakes, and streams by taking water samples, collecting macroinvertebrates, and making scientific observations.

Habitat Restoration Rangers 6B – 7/30-8/3, or 10B – 8/27-8/31

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Native habitat restoration to benefit all living things. Discover how plants and animals thrive when surrounded by native plantings. Get your plant-pulling skills ready to do real habitat restoration with EarthCorps!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossbill Sessions - (for teens entering grades 7-9 in the fall)

Young Birders *2C – 7/2-7/6 (no 7/4), or 8C – 8/13-8/17

$275 Members/$295 Non-members (*$225 Members/$245 Non-members)

This program focuses on the basics of bird watching including proper use of optics, bird identification skills, bird habitats and more through field trips, guest speakers and other activities. Campers have the opportunity to continue friendships and interests created in Young Birders Day Camp by joining the year-round Young Birders community with Seattle Audubon! (2C is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday.)

 

SUMMER 2018 SCHEDULE (West Seattle):

Albatross Sessions (for children entering grades 1-3  in the fall)

Little Wings 1A – 7/23-7/27

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Join Seattle Audubon for what we do best: BIRDS! Learn about the many species of birds that call Seattle home and the cool adaptations they have that make them special. Campers will go birding in local bird hotspots, examine real bird specimens, and learn about the mechanics of bird flight.

 

Invertebrate Investigators 2A – 7/30-8/3

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Come explore the fascinating forests of the Pacific Northwest! Explore the biodiversity of plants and animals, and wonder at the inter-relationships that they share. Perhaps you'll get certified as a Forest Habitat Detective!

 

Tide Pool Treasures 3A – 8/6-8/10

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

What will you find beneath the waves of the Puget Sound? Discover treasures in tide pools, observe marine wildlife, and become an undersea expert! (4-day week due to 4th of July holiday)*Note: Nature Camp's Ocean week is scheduled to fall during the dates with the lowest tides during the summer.
 

Blackbird Sessions  (for children entering grades 4-6 in the fall)

Free as a Bird 1B - 7/23-7/27

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Discover the science surrounding flight and how birds adapt to their habitats while observing them in their local habitats. Join us and catch the birding bug! Campers will go birding in local bird hotspots, examine real bird specimens, and learn about the mechanics of bird flight.

 

The Natural Artist 2B – 7/30-8/3

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Nature can be so inspiring - so many colors, shapes, textures, and sounds! Come get creative with us, using nature as your muse. *Note: Additional $30 art material fee applies to this session.

 

Seaside Science 3B – 8/6-8/10

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Discover the science under the sea. Trek through tidal zones, discover what lives in the deep, and spend the week as an oceanographer!*Note: Nature Camp's Ocean week is scheduled to fall during the dates with the lowest tides during the summer.

 

Crossbill Sessions - (for teens entering grades 7-9 in the fall)

Young Birders 1C - 7/23-7/27

$260 Members/$280 Non-members 

This program focuses on the basics of bird watching including proper use of optics, bird identification skills, bird habitats and more through                field trips, guest speakers and other activities. Campers have the opportunity to continue friendships and interests created in Young                          Birders Camp by joining the year-round Young Birders community with Seattle Audubon! 

 

The Natural Artist 2C – 7/30-8/3

$260 Members/$280 Non-members

Nature can be so inspiring - so many colors, shapes, textures, and sounds! Come get creative with us, using nature as your muse. *Note: Additional $30 art material fee applies to this session.

 
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