This year we celebrate our 5th year of offering a summer camp program in Roslyn. We will be trying a few new things and extending our summer camp offerings to 7 sessions this summer! In Roslyn, the Roslyn Urban Forest where we have spent many happy times during past camps will be closed for logging/ fire-wising activities in June and July and the garden space we have used since 2013 has been sold. With those two considerations in mind, we will be basing a few of our camps (noted below) out of the Suncadia Kitchen Garden located at the Old Nelson Dairy and coordinating with Regan Johnson, the garden Director, to help plant, maintain and harvest the garden while we also take time to explore unique themes and a whole new forest location with easier access to the Cle Elum river. Camps not based the garden will be based in a yet to be decided location in Roslyn. All offerings are combined age camps for children ages 2 1/2 to 10 yrs and will operate from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Monday through Thursday. Families who wish to pick up younger children at 12:00p.m. are welcome to do so. Tuition for all except the *Family Camp is $190 if registered with a $50 deposit by May 1st, $240 thereafter. Tuition includes snacks and a camp t-shirt. Tuition support is available, please indicate below if you would like more information.
Session 1: June 25-28 – Garden Delights: Planting the Suncadia Kitchen Garden (Note: mornings will be spent in the garden, afternoons we will explore the forest and/ or visit the river).
Session 2: July 9-12 - Garden Delights Continued: Planting the garden and plant care (same Note as above).
Session 3: July 16-19 - Hidden Villages: Linking the past to the present may include off site field trips.
Session 4: July 23-26 - Forest Survival: Build a 10 essentials kit, learn to identify edible and medicinal plants.
Session 5: July 30 - August 2nd- Water World: Exploring rivers and the watershed, may include off site field trips.
*Session 6: August 6th - August 9th - Family Camp in the San Juan Islands: Basecamp on Lopez, daily trips to other islands.
Session 7: August 20th - August 23rd- Harvesting the Garden / Cooking with Fresh Ingredients: Guest chefs.
August 24th - End of Camp Celebration/ Harvest Dinner: all invited, donations to the school accepted at the event.
San Juan Island Family Camp is scheduled for August 6th through 9th. Children must attend with at least one adult family member or care giver. We have a group site reserved on Lopez island. The cost per family is $300 and includes camping, transportation during excursions on islands, special presentations by local experts and a visit to the Whale Museum. Individual families are responsible for their food and the reservation and cost of the ferry https://secureapps.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/Reservations/Vehicle/default.aspx. Meals are often potluck style. For more information please contact Sibyl, 206-898-2041.
This is our 3rd year offering summer camps in Ellensburg. We are very excited to be trying something new. Washington Outdoor School is partnering with Gallery One to offer two sessions of nature immersion meets art creation camp, one for Preschool age children 2 1/2 to 5 yrs (6/25-6/29) and one for Elementary ages 6 to 10 yrs ( 7/9-7/12). Enrollment for these camps will be through Gallery One (www.gallery-one.org> and will be open at the end of March. Please click on their link to access the registration for these camps and to get more information including tuition and outdoor learning locations. These camps will operate Monday through Friday from 9a.m. to 12p.m. (Preschool) and 9a.m. to 3p.m. (Elementary). Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) will be offering camps at Helen McCabe State Park, for more information and to register go to: www.ycic.org.