|August 13 - 17th, 2018 (FULL)|
NOTE: Even though the program is full, we encourage you to sign up for our waitlist as we do occasionally get drops.
Learn how to catch, prepare, and cook wild freshwater fish caught from our local waters. Explore the water’s edge of Seward Park where it meets the surrounding Lake Washington and have fun playing aquatic-life oriented games and challenges. Recognized by Parent Map as the best nature camp seven years in a row...
Your child will explore the water’s edge, while:
- Learning how to cast your line and fish
- Practice/discuss catch-and-release vs. catch-and-eat fishing ethics
- Cleaning and preparing fish for cooking on coals
- "Seeing through the eyes" of fish
- Searching for wild bait and elusive turtles
- Crafting fish hooks, line and traditional fishing tools
- Learning the safe use of fish hooks and knives
- Making new friends!
Our instructional team features:
- A 1:9 staff-student ratio
- On-site director and volunteers who offer additional instructor support
- Staff trained as Coyote Mentors, a widely-respected educational philosophy developed at the Wilderness Awareness School
- Compassionate educators who encourage each child's respect for self, others and nature
- Experienced Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified professionals
Campers need to bring their own fishing pole. Children will be taught our respectful process for giving death to an animal. Campers typically do not fish until Tuesday due to group orientation and safety training needs.