Nature Explorer Half Day Camp

Ages 4 to 6

St Edward State Park, Cougar Mountain Park, Seward Park, Tolt MacDonald Park


My child adored the instructors at the Wilderness School. The camp gave him the
opportunity to get dirty and learn about nature freely with friends. I appreciated the attentiveness
and love that the instructors showed my camper. I am looking forward to sending him back next

Mother of 5 year old camper

This program should be integrated into public school K-12. What wilderness awareness
school is teaching is essential to humanity and our ability to build and sustain respectful
community into adulthood.

Mother of 5 year old camper

Wilderness Awareness Camp was one of the most important and educational experiences
of my daughter’s life. After one week she gained self-confidence and a deeper sense of wonder
for the world around her.

Ethan Bryson (Father of 6 year old camper)

Our son did much more than hike the park – he began to notice nature more deeply,
marveling at the whirls in tree bark and the patterns in a spider web.

Mary L. (Mother of 4.5 year old camper)

Spend a week or more having fun in nature! Explore the world through hand-on activities, nature games, storytelling and songs. Discover mud, bugs and plants with new and returning friends, or bring a friend and create your adventures together.

Recognized by ParentMap as a winner for the best nature camp!

Your child will have fun in nature through

  • Hands-on exploration
  • Nature games, storytelling and songs
  • Discovering mud, bugs, water, plants and animals
  • Creative free play
  • Adventure!

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

NOTE:  All children must be fully potty-trained to participate. This program is recommended over the full-day program for 6 year olds unless they have already done one or more years of Nature Explorer Camp.

Location Date
St Edward State Park 2021 Dates TBD
Cougar Mountain Park 2021 Dates TBD
Seward Park 2021 Dates TBD
Tolt MacDonald Park 2021 Dates TBD