2021 Schedule & Camp Themes:
Camper grade is based on camper's 2021-2022 school year grade!
1st - 3rd Grade Camps will run from 9:00am to 2:30pm
4th - 7th Grade Camps will run from 9:30am to 3:00pm
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 1- June 14 to June 18
Week 7- July 26 to July 30
Week 10- August 16 to August 20
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.
Week 2- June 21 to June 25
Week 6- July 19 to July 23
Week 8- August 2 to August 6
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- June 28 to July 2
Week 5- July 12 to July 16
Week 9- August 9 to August 13
*NEW* 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!
Week 4- July 5 to July 9