2022 Schedule & Camp Themes:
Camper grade is based on camper's 2022-2023 school year grade!
Eight (8) Weeks to Choose From
All Camps Will Run from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Warmup to Summer (1st-3rd and 4th-7th)
Get those muscles moving during this nature-game and teamwork focused camp to start the summer! Kids will be active throughout the week flying around like busy bees, collecting nuts as squirrels, looking for meals as mosquitoes, being a bear in the river, and more. Different team games will get campers working together on building projects, trivia, and high energy events to complete the week's challenges. This is a new camp for this year, and this camp theme is only offered once for 2022!
Week 1- June 20 to June 24
Explorers (1st-3rd) and Survivors (4th-7th)
Kids learn the basics of what it takes to explore the wilderness and some basic survival techniques. Both groups will learn the basics of what to bring on a trip in the wilderness and what to do if you're lost. Explorers will focus on what to look for while walking (plants, wildlife, safety, etc.) through games, creature features, and projects. Survivors will create a survival shelter, learn about ways to get clean water, learn what’s needed to build a fire, and how identify native plants and animals. Survivor is our most popular camp!
Week 2- June 27 to July 1
Week 5- July 25 to July 29
Leap, Slither, and Crawl (1st-3rd) and Call, Growl, and Howl (4th-7th)
Explore the creatures of the Yakima Area Arboretum. Younger campers spend their days looking for smaller creatures that might be leaping, slithering, or crawling through the grounds and trees. Older campers learn about larger and stealthier animals, focusing on their sounds and identifying their tracks.
Week 3- July 11 to July 15
Week 6- August 1 to August 5
Funky Forests (1st-3rd and 4th-7th)
Campers learn about what goes on in our forests. Both groups will learn the basics of what makes up our forests and what the trees there can tell us! They’ll learn about how forest fires move through terrain, what you can find in the forest above and below ground, and the effects of removing too many trees from the landscape. This camp theme is only offered once for 2022!
Week 4- July 18 to July 22
Art and Nature (1st-3rd) and Creature Creations (4th-7th)
Campers will be inspired to create natural art and recreate engineering feats found in the natural world. Art and Nature campers will use natural materials to use for art projects which may include making their own creatures, wind chimes, and other fun projects with natural materials that they will get to take home. Creature Creations campers will learn from lessons that can include making "owl pellets" to dissect at home, "bird nest" weaving, and more. This camp theme is only offered once for 2022!
Week 7- August 8 to August 12
Best of Camp (1st-3rd and 4th-7th)
Kids will end the summer with a week filled with a little bit of everything! High energy games, group projects, crafting survival gear, going on off-grounds expeditions, making creature creations and more. This is a fun week-long "field day" experience for the campers at the end of summer before school starts up the following week. This is a new camp for this year, and this camp theme is only offered once for 2022!
Week 8- August 15 to August 19
Cancellation/Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your child’s Nature Day Camp session for any reason, please contact us immediately. If the session is cancelled with at least 21 days’ notice for Nature Day Camp you will receive a full refund minus a $30 processing fee for Nature Day Camp. If the session is cancelled by you with less than 21 days, no refund will be given.