Nature Vision Summer Camp
at Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond, WA

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Immerse your child in the natural world every summer with Nature Vision!  Join us for exciting, unique camps in the amazing setting of Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond. 

Each week during the summer focuses on a different theme that is child-centered and filled with the 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 be 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.

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 nature and the life we find in it is a central focus of our camps. Safety is our number one priority as we facilitate a deeper understanding of the environment around us.  

Week-long day camps run Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, for ages 5 to 12. 

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

2020 Summer Camp Registration Details


Details for Nature Vision’s Summer Camps 2020 will be available in January 2020. City of Redmond takes registration for Nature Vision's Summer Camps and will begin in April 2020:

Registration Questions: City of Redmond 425-556-2300

Summer Camp 2019 is over, but please browse to better understand our programming.

SUMMER CAMPS 2019
at Farrel-McWhirter Park

Times: 9:00am – 4:00pm; Monday – Friday
Ages: 5-12
Group Size: 10 campers per naturalist; maximum of 40 campers
Fee: $278 residents/$334 non-resident; *Three-Day Camp $167 residents/$200 non-resident
See below for our camps in Bothell, Mercer Island and Shoreline


June 24-28: 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 1–3: Summer Survival Camp*
As temperatures rise, adventures await! But what happens when summer wanderings don’t go according to plan? Join us in exploring how the plants, animals, and people of the Northwest learned to survive throughout the year and build your own survival skills through games, exploration and plenty of hands-on activities!

July 8-12: Northwest Trackers Camp
Animals are all around us, if we know where and how to look. Learn animal tracking through games and investigation. We’ll get up close and personal with our collection of pelts, skulls and animal artifacts, then test our tracking skills in the park!

July 15-19: 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 focus on diverse forms of art: temporary art, poetry, dance, and song! Campers will have the freedom to choose from a variety of projects that best suit their style.   

July 22-26: Nature Heroes Camp  
Do you want to be a hero for nature? Come use your powers for good - 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! When we do our part to help the earth, we can be heroes every day!

July 29-August 2: Fantastical Forests Camp
Folklore, science and imagination blend and run wild in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. From fairy tales to forest trails, join us on this journey of discovery as we learn legends of the land and how often times our own backyards can be even stranger and more magical than fantasy.  

August 5-9: 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.

August 12-16: Summer Survival Camp
As temperatures rise, adventures await! But what happens when summer wanderings don’t go according to plan? Join us in exploring how the plants, animals, and people of the Northwest learned to survive throughout the year and build your own survival skills through games, exploration and plenty of hands-on activities!

Morning drop off
8:45-9:00 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 and all electronics at home.

Cancellation Policy

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

Mercer Island Camps 2019

Northwest Trackers Camp
Animals are all around us, if we know where and how to look. Learn animal tracking through games and investigation. We’ll get up close and personal with our collection of pelts, skulls and animal artifacts, then test our tracking skills in the park!
Location: Luther Burbank Park
Ages: 6-12
Day/Date: July 29-August 2
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Fee: $283 Resident

Fantastical Forests Camp
Folklore, science and imagination blend and run wild in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. From fairy tales to forest trails, join us on this journey of discovery as we learn legends of the land and how often times our own backyards can be even stranger and more magical than fantasy.
Location: Luther Burbank Park
Ages: 6-12
Day/Date: August 5-9
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Fee: $283 Resident

Registration begins: February 2
Register online -
www.miRecConnect.com

Shoreline Camps 2019

Northwest Trackers Camp
Animals are all around us, if we know where and how to look. Learn animal tracking through games and investigation. We’ll get up close and personal with our collection of pelts, skulls and animal artifacts, then test our tracking skills in the park!
Location: Hamlin Park
Ages: 6-12
Day/Date: July 15-19
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Fee: $283 Resident

Fantastical Forests Camp
Folklore, science and imagination blend and run wild in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. From fairy tales to forest trails, join us on this journey of discovery as we learn legends of the land and how often times our own backyards can be even stranger and more magical than fantasy.
Location: Hamlin Park
Ages: 6-12
Day/Date: July 22-26
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Fee: $283 Resident

Registration dates:
March 18 - Shoreline residents
March 21 - Lake Forest Park residents
March 22 - Open to all
Ways to register:
Register online -
City of Shoreline website
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.