Ages 6 to 12
St Edward State Park, Cougar Mountain Park, Seward Park, Tolt MacDonald Park
“My daughter does not particularly like camps but by the end of her first day she was dragging me into the forest to eat an edible plant and couldn’t stop chatting about her daily activities. The quality of teaching is superb and we will definitely be coming back next summer!”– Mother of 10-year-old camper
“My kiddo had a fantastic time. If she could have stayed in camp for two or three or ten weeks she would have.”– Jenny T. (Mother of 7-year-old camper)
“My child discovered courage and resilience while spending time with skilled mentors and new friends in the outdoors this summer. Picking him up each day, he was joyful and at peace. After the great experience we had, we are continuing his adventure in the year-long program.”– Jessica (Mother of 7-year-old camper)
“Every day when I picked him up, my son was muddy, overflowing with anecdotes from the day, and bone-tired from hiking around all day long. I love his newfound sense of excitement about the wonders of nature!”– Karen (Mother of a 7-year-old camper)
Please Note: Our Nature Explorer camps for 2021 are full. We recommend joining the waitlist for full camps, as we do get occasional openings.
Your child will have an incredible week in nature! Nature Adventure Day Camp is our flagship summer camp program.
Campers will explore the world through hands-on activities, nature games, storytelling and songs. They’ll discover mud, bugs and plants with new and returning friends, or bring a friend to create new memories together.
Recognized by Parent Map as winner for the best nature camp!
Your child will enjoy:
- Hands-on exploration of their environment
- Fun nature games, storytelling, and songs
- Animal tracking
- Discovering mud, bugs, water, plants, and animals
- Learning about wild edible plants
- Creative and imaginative play
- Incredible adventures!
Our instructional team features
- 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
Please Note: We strongly recommend that 6-year-olds start with Nature Explorers half-day camps unless they have participated in Wilderness Awareness summer camps during one or more prior years.
|St Edward State Park||6/28-7/2 (full)|
|Cougar Mountain Park||6/28-7/2 (full)|
|Seward Park||7/5-7/9 (full)|
|Tolt MacDonald Park||6/28-7/2 (full)|
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.