Nature Vision Summer Camps

Camps at Farrel-McWhirter Park - Redmond, WA

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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. Groups will 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.

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 of our camps. 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. 

We look forward to sharing a summer full of lasting memories with your children at Nature Vision’s Summer Camps!

2018 Registration Details (2019 details will be available in January)

March 6: Registration opens for Redmond Residents
March 13: Registration opens for general public

City of Redmond takes registration for Nature Vision's Summer Camps:

Registration Questions: City of Redmond 425-556-2300

SUMMER CAMPS 2018 at Farrel-McWhirter Park Included:

Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm; Monday – Friday
Ages: 5-12
Group Size: 10 campers per Instructor; Maximum of 40 campers
Fee: $253 Residents/$304 Non; *Two Day Camp $101 Residents/$121 Non

June 25-29
Adventure Camp
Play, explore, and spend a full week with our experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Complete team challenges in orienteering, shelter building and other outdoor skills to learn how to have exciting yet safe time in the great outdoors.

July 2–3*
Entomologist Camp

What has six legs, two antennae, three body parts and an exoskeleton? Insects! Come learn about these amazing animals and the habitats they call home. Explore fallen trees, streams and meadows to observe all the different insects that help maintain the balance in our local ecosystems.  

July 5-6*
Herpetologist Camp

Is that a lizard or a salamander? Come explore the park for snakes, salamanders, frogs, and newts, and learn the key differences between these two groups of animals. Play games and make crafts that help highlight all the amazing features these animals use to survive.

July 9-13
Feathered Friends Camp

Ever wonder why birds are called the scouts of the forest? This camp will help campers gain skills in bird identification and discover what all those bird calls are about. Play games and create bird friendly projects to see why birds captivate so many people.    

July 16-20
Nature Art Camp  

How does nature inspire so many artists?  Join us in our exploration of the 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.

July 23-27
Northwest Trackers Camp

Let’s be scientific and call it scat! Get hands on with our large collection of pelts, skulls and other animal artifacts. Explore the park for tracks, scat and all the other signs left behind by animals, and play games that will test your new skills as a tracker.  

July 30- August 3
Nature Heroes Camp

Do you love nature? Come play, explore, and discover why nature is something we can’t live without. Work together with other campers to help keep the forest healthy. Remove invasive plants and learn what we all can do to make our planet a better place.

August 6-10
Herbologist Camp

Join us for Herbology 101 and discover the many uses of both plants and mushrooms. Explore the park for just the right ingredients to make your own salve, and make your own dyes with the plants you harvest right at the park. Mix up your own batch of herbal tea and experiment with many different things you can find in the forest.
 
August 13-17
Adventure Camp

In case you missed week one or just want to experience it again! Play, explore, and spend a full week with our experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Complete team challenges in orienteering, shelter building and other outdoor skills to learn how to have exciting yet safe time in the great outdoors.

Morning drop off
9:15-9:30 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. No electronics please.

Cancellation Policy

Nature Vision Contact
Michelle Song
Education Programs Manager
Phone: 425-836-2697
E-mail: msong@naturevision.org

NEW SUMMER CAMPS 2018!

City of Bothell Summer Camp
Outdoor Adventure Camp

Play, explore, and spend a full week with our experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Complete team challenges in orienteering, shelter building and other outdoor skills to learn how to have exciting yet safe time in the great outdoors.
Location: Park at Bothell Landing
Ages: 6-12
Day/Date: Monday – Friday; 7/9 – 7/13
Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Fee: $270
Registration: www.bothellparks.net

City of Mercer Island Summer Camp
Outdoor Adventure Camp

Play, explore, and spend a full week with our experienced outdoor educators.  Complete team challenges in orienteering and other outdoor skills to learn how to have an exciting yet safe time in the great outdoors.
Location: Luther Burbank Park
Ages: 6-12
Day/Date: Monday – Friday; 7/16 – 7/20
Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Fee: $270
Registration: www.miRecConnect.com

City of Shoreline Summer Camp
Nature Vision Outdoor Survival Camp

Immerse your child in the natural world this summer with Nature Vision! Join us for this exciting, unique camp in the amazing setting of Hamlin Park. Campers get hands on with skills that have been used by generations of adventure seekers. Practice shelter building, knot tying, and basic navigation. Learn about plants that can help keep you alive when you find yourself in the wilderness for extended periods of time. Explore animal tracks and discover the stories they tell. Complete team challenges that test these new skills, and know how to have exciting yet safe time in the great outdoors.
Location: Hamlin Park
Ages: 6-12
Day/Date: Monday – Friday; 7/23 – 7/27
Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Fee: $270
Registration Dates:
March 19 - Shoreline residents
March 21 - Lake Forest Park residents
March 22 - Open to all
Ways to Register:
Register online - http://shorelinewa.maxgalaxy.net/Home.aspx
Register by Phone - (206) 801-2600

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.