Nature Vision Summer Camps
Camps at Farrel-McWhirter Park - Redmond, WA
Immerse your child in the natural world this summer with Nature Vision! Join us for exciting, unique camps in the amazing setting of Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond. Each week throughout the summer focuses on a different theme that is child centered and filled with diversity of the Pacific Northwest. All our time will be spent outdoors, with a wonderful mix of fun and challenging learning experiences, games, reflection, art, and much more.
All day camps are facilitated by our experienced and knowledgeable team of staff Naturalists that are skilled in working with all ages and backgrounds of youth. Building community and an appreciation for all life is a central focus in all camp sessions. Safety is our number one priority as we facilitate a deeper understanding of the environment all around us.
Week long day camps run Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm, serving ages 5 to 12. Campers will be placed in groups based on age to accommodate both learning and physical abilities. Throughout the day there will be times where campers are all playing and learning together.
We look forward to sharing a summer full of lasting memories with your children at Nature Vision’s Summer Camps!
2018 Registration Details Coming Soon!
Typically March 14: Registration opens for Redmond Residents
Typically March 21: Registration opens for general public
City of Redmond Registration:
Camps at Farrel-McWhirter Park
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m
PAST CAMPS SUMMER 2017
Want to know how people survived the great outdoors long ago? Join us for a fun filled week of practicing skills that have been used by generations of nature explorers. Build shelters, work on knot tying, and learn how to start fire primitively. Practice basic navigation skills, learn about plants that can help keep you alive and well, and discover animal tracks and the stories they tell.
July 5–July 7
Ever wonder why birds are called the scouts of the forest? This three day camp will help campers gain skills in bird identification and discover what all those bird sounds are about. Play games and create bird friendly projects to see why birds captivate so many people. Field guides and bird artifacts will be available for campers during the week.
*Week 2 is 3 days: $132 for Redmond Residents or $158 Non-Residents
Did you know billions of insects fly throughout Washington each summer? In this camp we will become immersed in the diverse world of insects by exploring the myriad of insect habitats at Farrel-McWhirter Park. Learn how beneficial these amazing creatures are and how our world would be very different without them! Field guides and tools for observing insects will be available for campers during the week.
Nature Art Camp
How does nature inspire so many artists? Join us in our exploration of Farrel-McWhirter Park to find out. Create wonderful works of art using mostly natural materials to show your unique perspective. Camp will also include stories and games so campers have freedom to choose when they are ready to move on from art projects. Art supplies will be provided for each camper during the week.
Want to learn how outdoor adventures can be better than video games? Play, explore, and spend a full week with our experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Complete team challenges like fire building and orienteering to learn how to have an exciting, yet safe time in the great outdoors. Supplies will be provided for campers to practice their skills throughout the week.
July 31- August 4
Want a good dose of Vitamin N? Come play, explore, and discover why nature is something we can’t live without. Become familiar with the layers of the forest, the plants that make it up, the animals that live there and so much more. Field guides and tools for exploration will be provided throughout the week.
Eyes in front, I like to hunt! Come learn about all the amazing predators living in Washington. Start by investigating our extensive collection of animal artifacts and discover how predators survive. Then use that investigative eye to explore Farrel-McWhirter Park and safely discover the predators that live there.
Amphibians and Reptiles Camp
Do you know the difference between amphibians and reptiles? Come discover how important both these amazing animals are and how they can help us determine the health of an ecosystem. Campers will also get to meet our California King Snake and Tiger Salamanders to compare and contrast the two animal kingdoms.
Morning drop off
9:00-9:30 am at Hutcheson Shelter
Afternoon Pick up
4:00pm at Hutcheson Shelter
What to Bring to Camp:
- Two snacks
- Large sack lunch
- Water bottle
- Clothing appropriate for the weather
- Rain jacket
- Shoes comfortable for hiking
- Sun protection
- Day pack to carry items
*Please leave any valuables at home. Valuables may include, hand-held games, money, pocket knives, cell phones, and portable music devices
Additional Summer Programs
Nature Vision is also available to visit your summer program to provide enriching experiences for your students and campers. To learn more please view our Summer Camp Programs for Groups.