Wanting your child to get more outdoor time when they are not in school? Children will play in the forest and splash in the ocean all while strengthening their critical thinking, curiosity and imaginations. These place based programs invite the children to create a relationship with a specific place. We maximize nature connection time with exploratory wanders, new skills and unifying games. Our staff gives children the opportunity to climb, crawl, sneak, run, and get dirty while their smiles and confidence grow.

Please consider making a donation to help send another child to camp this summer.

Contact us if you are interested in tuition assistance for camps or cannot make your payment at the time of registration. You can find our enrollment policy here. 

Please take a look at our SUMMER FAMILY HANDBOOK before registering for programs.

Olympic Nature Experience has tuition assistance available for low-income families. Tuition Assistance applications are due by May 6th, 2024. You will find the tuition assistance application as a part of the registration process. The Tuition Assistance Committee will make TA awards by mid-May.
 

SUMMER PROGRAMS 2024

June 24 – August 16  (No Classes July 4 and 5)

Summer Programs are 2-week sessions unless otherwise noted

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ProgramAgeMeetingDay CombinationsDescriptions
Adventure Club
6 months+10:00am – 12:00pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Monday

Join our all-outdoor family nature studies and play group. Families must sign up for each month-long session ahead of time.
$48/4 weeks
Session 1 (6/24-7/15)
Session 2 (7/22-8/12)
Adventure Club
6 months+10:00am – 12:00pm
Dungeness River Nature Center
ThursdayJoin our all-outdoor family nature studies and play group. Families must sign up for each month-long session ahead of time.
Session 1
$36/3 weeks (6/27-7/18)
Session 2
$48/4 weeks (7/25-8/15)
Creek Early Learning
3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ThursdayThrough stories, games, crafts, and adventures, preschool kindergarten age children become more knowledgeable about themselves, their peers and the natural world.
$180/2-week session
Beach Early Learning
3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Green Point
Monday/Wednesday/FridayThrough stories, games, crafts, and adventures, preschool and kindergarten age children become more knowledgeable about themselves, their peers and the natural world.
$270/2-week session
Beach Nature Skills7-109:30am – 1:30pm
Green Point
Monday/Wednesday/FridayEnrich your older child’s knowledge and connection with the natural world through hands-on learning, teamwork, leadership, and resilience.
$270/2-week session

SUMMER CAMPS 2024

June 24 – August 21 

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CampAgeMeetingDateDescriptions
Bug Safari
3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Tuesday, July 2
Our safari guides will lead a fun, educational journey through the natural habitat of bugs inspiring adventure, awe, and wonder! Ordinary spiders will be revealed as skilled builders, bees as extraordinary dancers, and ants as super smellers. Campers will creep, crawl, test out their wings, and use their spidey senses on this Bug Safari!
$50
Young Warriors7-109:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Tuesday, July 9An introduction to the way of the peaceful warrior. Get your camper outside this summer to help them activate their mind and body as they journey through the forest to practice finding calm in the face of anger. Campers will play games, practice tools, and craft items to strengthen the peace within.
$50
Forest Tea Party3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Tuesday, July 16Join us for a Forest Tea Party! Make wild and wonderful wearable nature art. Create pretend treats and sandwiches in our fabulously messy mud kitchen. Have lots of laughs playing tea party games. Enjoy a real cup of tea with new and old friends on a blanket beneath the forest canopy.
$50
Fort Building7-129:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Tuesday, July 23Share an outdoor adventure building epic forts camouflaged in nature! Campers will learn about animal homes, camouflage, and shelter building techniques while practicing engineering skills.
$50
Three Little Pigs Construction Challenge3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Tuesday, July 30Recreate the classic fairy tale of The Three Little Pigs out in the wild with friends this summer. Pretend to be the three little pigs building houses out of straw, sticks and bricks and then huff and puff and blow them back down. Join us as we use teamwork and imagination to create and play in the forest this summer.
$50
Forest Ninjas7-109:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Tuesday, August 6Moving silently through the forest, invisible to all those around them, the Forest Ninja glides across the landscape. Share an outdoor adventure with friends as you transform into a Forest Ninja! Using personal strengths campers will explore the ideas of taking care of the natural world around them using stealth, awareness and camouflage. Campers will learn to read tracks, listen to bird language, and move like a wild animal.
$50
Forest Fairy Picnic3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Lazy J Tree Farm
Tuesday, August 13We’ll let imaginations run wild for a whimsical fairy picnic day. Fairies use their magic wands to create pretend treats and sandwiches in our fabulously messy mud kitchen. We’ll fly around the forest with our fairy wings to explore the ideas of wonder, magic and taking care of the natural world around us.
$50
Beach Buddies3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Green Point
Monday, August 19Let’s set sail on a beach adventure! Treasure hunts, sand castle building, rock art and mystical ocean discoveries await. This adventure will dive deep into loving the place we live through adventure and exploration.
$50
Low Tide Explorers7-129:30am – 1:30pm
Green Point
Monday, August 19Wade the rocky shallows left on Green Point at low tide, searching for salty surprises. We will hike along the creek out to the beach, look for river otters swimming and eagles resting nearby while we explore the beach, enjoy tide pooling, practice animal tracking and have many more exciting nature adventures!
$50
Pirate Adventure3-69:30am – 1:30pm
Green Point
Wednesday, August 21Ahoy! Set sail for an exciting new beach adventure. Can you follow a map to find hidden treasure? Come learn how pirates sailed the Salish Sea. Action, adventure and discovery await us at every turn as we dive deep into loving the place we live.
$50


SUMMER FAMILY HANDBOOK