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REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER 2020 are currently on hold.

     

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Updated May 8, 2020, 4:30 p.m.: 

Sadly, all in-person Nature Camp sessions for summer 2020 have been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be offering seven weeks of At-Home Nature Camp for those who are currently registered for Nature Camp. We understand that summer camps, and Nature Camp in particular, are valued because kids are able to get away from screens, go outside, and do what kids are supposed to do: explore, ask questions, get dirty, and socialize. We will work very hard to make this at-home experience emulate as much of this sentiment as possible, with occasional Zoom meetings for socialization, lots of fun hands-on exploration ideas and prompts for outside time, as well as other resources and activities to keep young Naturalists busy and engaged. Click the links below for more information. 

At-Home Nature Camp Schedule

At-Home Nature Camp FAQs

At-Home Nature Camp Sample Schedules

 

"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 aged 4-5 or entering PreK and K in fall 2020): 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 2020): Learn about nature through hands-on activities, exploration, games, crafts, and bi-weekly field trips to local natural areas. ($275 members/$300 non-members)

Blackbird Sessions - (for students entering grades 4-6 in fall 2020): 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. ($275 members/$300 non-members)

Crossbill Sessions - (for students entering grades 7-9 in fall 2020): 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! ($290 members/$315 non-members)

Junior Naturalist Program (for teens entering grades 10-12 in fall 2020): A perfect opportunity for nature-loving teens to earn service learning hours while building leadership and teaching skills. Select paid internships also available.

Our program strives to meet the needs of all participants. Please contact Hanae Bettencourt, Associate Education Manager, at 206-523-8243 x108 to discuss accommodations or supports. 

 

CAMP SCHEDULES For Summer 2020

Note: All In-Person Nature Camp sessions listed below have been cancelled for the 2020 season. Click here to see our At-Home Nature Camp offerings.

SUMMER 2020 SCHEDULE Magnuson Park: click here for West Seattle camp schedule

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

Bug Bonanza 4F: 7/13-7/17 (This session is full, please register for the waitlist.)

$140 Members/$160 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$240 Members/$265 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.

Little Bird, Little Bird 6F: 7/27-7/31 (This session is full, please register for the waitlist.)

$140 Members/$160 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$240 Members/$265 Non-members (ALL Day, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Come explore Seattle Audubon's specialty: Birds! We will learn about the local birds that call Seattle home, examine real bird specimens, and learn about how birds are different from other animals. Of course, we'll spend plenty of time outside hanging out with birds as well!

Sprouts out 'Sploring 7F: 8/3-8/7 (This session is full, please register for the waitlist.)

$140 Members/$160 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$240 Members/$265 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!

The Wonderful World of Water 9F: 8/17-8/21 (This session is full, please register for the waitlist.)

$140 Members/$160 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$240 Members/$265 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! (2F is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday.)

Garden Adventures 10F: 8/24-8/28 (This session is full, please register for the waitlist.)

$140 Members/$160 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. - Noon)

$240 Members/$265 Non-members (ALL Day, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Come test out your green thumb in the garden! We'll practice some important gardening skills, understand what a garden needs to thrive, and plant some of our own plants. We'll also learn about how gardens help other animals and even do some cooking!

 

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

(Magnuson Park options. Please scroll down for West Seattle Albatross sessions.)

Intertidal Investigators 1A: 6/22-6/26, 5A: 7/20-7/24 or 9A: 8/17-8/21 (These sessions are full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 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! Note: Nature Camp's Ocean week is scheduled to fall during the dates with the lowest tides during the summer.

Woodland Wanderers *2A: 6/29-7/2 (no 7/3), or 7A: 8/3-8/7 (These sessions are full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 Non-members (*$225 Members/$250 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! *2A is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday

Wetland Wonderland 3A: 7/6-7/10 (This session is full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 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.

Buggin' Out 4A: 7/13-7/17 (FULL), or 8A: 8/10-8/14 

$275 Members/$300 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.

 

Webbed, Winged, Wild 6A: 7/27-7/31, or 10A: 8/24-8/28 (These sessions are full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 Non-members

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

(Magnuson Park options. Please scroll down for West Seattle Blackbird sessions.)

Science on the Sound 1B: 6/22-6/26, 5B: 7/20-7/24, or 9B: 8/17-8/21 (Both sessions full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 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.

Guardians of the Forest *2B: 6/29-7/2 (no 7/3), or 7B: 8/3-8/7 (7B full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 Non-members (* $225 Members/$250 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 in local parks with the City of Shoreline! (*2B is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday)

Slough Sleuths 3B: 7/6-7/10 (Full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 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.

Art Alfresco 4B: 7/13-7/17, or 8B: 8/10-8/14 (4B Full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 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 $25 art material fee applies to this session.

Bird is a Verb 6B: 7/27-7/31, or 10B: 8/24-8/28 (Both sessions are full, please register for the waitlist.)

$275 Members/$300 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

(This session is offered at our Magnuson Park location only.)

Young Birders 3C: 7/6-7/10, or 6C: 7/27-7/31 (6C is full, please register for the waitlist.)

$290 Members/$315 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! 

 

SUMMER 2020 SCHEDULE: West Seattle click here for Magnuson Park camps

Albatross Sessionsfor children entering grades 1-3  in the fall

Buggin' Out 1A: 6/29-7/2 (no camp on 7/3)

$225 Members/$250 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. (4-day week due to 4th of July holiday)

Intertidal Investigators 2A: 7/6-7/10

$275 Members/$300 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! *Note: Nature Camp's Ocean week is scheduled to fall during the dates with the lowest tides during the summer.

Webbed, Winged, Wild 3A: 7/13-7/17

$275 Members/$300 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.

Woodland Wanderers 4A: 7/20-7/24

$275 Members/$300 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

Art Alfresco 1B: 6/29-7/2 (no camp on 7/3)

$225 Members/$250 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. (4-day week due to 4th of July holiday)

Science on the Sound 2B: 7/6-7/10

$275 Members/$300 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.

Bird is a Verb 3B: 7/13-7/17

$275 Members/$300 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.

Guardians of the Forest 4B: 7/20-7/24

$275 Members/$300 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

There are no C-session camps at our West Seattle location for summer 2020. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

 
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