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REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED (due to waitlists being at capacity)
We are still accepting scholarship applications! (Some spots are still available for financial aid recipients.)
Though the pandemic may change our plans, our current plan is to host in-person Nature Camp at our Magnuson Park location for summer 2021. Registrations opened on March 15, and all sessions are now full and waitlists are closed. Read our Nature Camp 2021 FAQ’s below with our plans and the information we do know. This page will be updated periodically as new decisions are made. Thank you for your patience! To stay up to date on all Nature Camp announcements, follow our Facebook Page
Nature Camp 2021 FAQs (Updated May 4)
Explore and discover nature and science through fun hands-on activities, art, and field trips at Seattle Audubon Nature Camp!
Seattle Audubon started Nature Camp in 1982, and for more than 35 years we’ve built a reputation for quality environmental learning, emphasizing experiential outdoor activities that instill an appreciation for nature.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the summer season.
Our camp in West Seattle is held at Explorer West Middle School. (10015 28th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146) Close to parks with wonderful natural spaces to explore! (No West Seattle Nature Camp sessions are planned for summer 2021.)
Convenient Camp Hours
Extended Care is also available before and after regular camp hours for all campers. Morning care runs from 8-9a.m. and afternoon care runs from 3:30-5:30p.m. Space is limited. (NO EXTENDED CARE FOR SUMMER 2021.) Learn more about Extended Care…
Trained, Professional, Enthusiastic Staff
Interested in joining the Nature Camp team as a Naturalist? Check out our Careers Page for current job openings.
Each Naturalist is assisted by one or two teen Junior Naturalists. Teens are selected to work at Nature Camp based on their experiences working with children and their character. For more information about the Junior Naturalist opportunity, check out the Junior Naturalist Info and Job Description.
Preschool and Kindergarten sessions have field groups of 8-10.
Scholarships and Discounts
Seattle Audubon provides scholarships based on financial need. The online scholarship application can be filled out at ANY TIME and includes a spot for the child to write why they want to come to camp.
Scholarships typically cover between 25% and 85% of the total camp fee depending on financial need, and we ask that all families contribute to some portion of the camp fee. Payment plans are available at no charge; however, all payments must be complete two weeks prior to your child’s camp session. To learn more, contact the camp registrar.
West Seattle campers take Metro city buses to their field trip locations, where a convenient route is available.
The preschool and kindergarten sessions will not be going on field trips and will spend their week enjoying all that Magnuson Park has to offer.