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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

Nature Camp 2021 Schedule*

 *Subject to change. Magnuson Park only. No West Seattle Camp for 2021.

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. 

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

Intertidal Investigators 1A: June 21-25, *3A: July 6-9 (no 7/5), or 5A: July 19-23

$300 Members/$325 Non-members (*$245 Members/$270 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. *3A is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday

Woodland Wanderers 2A: June 28-July 2 or 7A: August 2-6

$300 Members/$325 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!

Buggin’ Out 4A: July 12-16, or 8A: August 9-13

$300 Members/$325 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: July 26-30, or 10A: August 23-27

$300 Members/$325 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.

Wetland Wonderland 9A: August 16-20

$300 Members/$325 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.

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

Science on the Sound 1B: June 21-25, *3B: July 6-9 (no 7/5), or 5B: July 19-23

$300 Members/$325 Non-members (* $245 Members/$270 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. *3B is a 4-day week due to the 4th of July holiday.

Guardians of the Forest 2B: June 28-July 2, or 7B: August 2-6

$300 Members/$325 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!

 

Art Alfresco 4B: July 12-16, or 8B: August 9-13

$285 Members/$310 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:July 26-30, or 10B: August 23-27

$300 Members/$325 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.

Slough Sleuths 9B: August 16-20

$300 Members/$325 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.

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

Sprouts out ‘Sploring 7F: August 2-6

$160 Members/$180 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. – Noon)

$260 Members/$285 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!

Bug Bonanza 8F: August 9-13

$160 Members/$180 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. – Noon)

$260 Members/$285 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.

The Wonderful World of Water 9F: August 16-20

$160 Members/$180 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. – Noon)

$260 Members/$285 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!

Little Bird, Little Bird 10F: August 23-27

$160 Members/$180 Non-members (AM only, 9 a.m. – Noon)

$260 Members/$285 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!

Crossbill Sessions: for children entering grades 7-9 in the fall

Young Birders Day Camp 6C: July 26-30

$315 Members/$340 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!

Junior Naturalist Program: for teens entering 10-12 grade in the fall

A perfect opportunity for nature-loving teens to earn service learning hours while building leadership and teaching skills. Select paid internships also available. Junior Naturalists are required to attend a half-day training with the adult Naturalists, where teens learn how to interact with children, lead games and activities, risk management techniques, and appropriate behavior in a professional setting.

To apply to be a Junior Naturalist, download an application here.