Ages 10 to 13
7/12 – 7/16
“My 11-year-old daughter had a great time in fishing camp, and she is not a naturally outdoorsy kid. The guides were calm and friendly and made it really fun for the kids with games and other activities. My daughter learned a lot of interesting information about the best places to find fish, natural signs to look for, knot tying, etc. Even though it was only a week long, she is pretty confident with her fishing rod now.”– Naomi H., mom of 11-year-old camper.
Please Note: Our Fishing Skills camp for 2021 is full. We recommend joining the waitlist for full camps, as we do get occasional openings.
In this camp, kids learn how to catch, prepare, and cook wild freshwater fish caught from our local waters. They’ll 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 ParentMap as the best nature camp!
Camper’s will enjoy:
- Learning how to cast and fish
- Exploring 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
- Making new friends!
Our instructional team features:
- A 1:8 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
- There is an option to purchase a fishing pole during registration if you don’t already have one for your child.
- 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.
Please note that all classes at Wilderness Awareness School will require staff and participants to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and have a health check at the start of each day. With all of this, we’re still confident that these workshops will remain potent experiences that deliver new skills, enrich perspectives, and deepen a connection to the natural world around us.