Students tide pooling in the San Juan Islands. Seastars:  Pisaster Ocracheus, the Purple Seastar. 2 Students:  Students collaborating at the tide pools . Forest Path:  Old Growth Forest. Boy with Seastar:  Student holding a Seastar. Rosario Beach
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At first I didn’t want to go to outdoor ed, but after, I wanted to go again. I wish school was as fun as outdoor ed.

Joey, student, Forest Park
Adventist School

  Kids Connections

                                Summer 2013

We offer a variety of single day and week long day camp options throughout the year for Kids! An excellent way to enrich their sense of the natural world and learn vital skills to living in and stewarding this earth that we call home.  Browse our offerings often as they periodically change and are updated with new programs. We hope to see you soon!

Teen Sail and Science - Day Camp -
Digital photo camp & Digital Photo for Teens
Kids Kayak Academy 
Jr. Explorer             
Insects Alive!   New!

More Kids Programs! Click here

Sound like fun! We have adult classes too!Adult Programs


Teen Sail and Science Day Camp - Summer 2013

Join us aboard the SV Cutty Sark, a classic Ketch as we explore the marine world and learn to navigate and sail.   We'll spend the entire week immersed in the discovery of the marine world from this floating classroom.  We may encounter a variety of marine mammals and birds including orca (if they're nearby!)  We'll focus on a variety of marine biology topics and research through the week as students sail the vessel from place to place.  Class will meet initially at Cornet Bay. Information available upon registration.

$289/student     July 15 - 19    9 am - 3 pm

***Note: 12 Student minimum to offer class***

To Register Call: 360-708-3286

For Registration Forms (click here)

Max: 16 students

Students age 13 - 17 yrs of age



Digital Photo Camps

A week of Digital Photography in Deception Pass State Park!  Learn the finer points of taking amazing pictures using the Incredible Scenery and wildlife found in the gem of the Pacific Northwest - Deception Pass State Park.  Students will learn composition, how to use lines, contrast, the rule of 3rds and more in creating memorable natural photographs of historic structures, plants, and animals. Each day students work will be critiqued to make the next day even better!  The culmination will hopefully be a youth photo exhibition in a local gallery!  Students must supply their own camera and way of downloading photos.  

   $269/student  August 5 - 9   9am-3pm (Teen 13 - 17)



To Register Call: 360-708-3286

    For Registration Forms (click here)

    Max: 15 students


Kids Kayak Academy

$250/student  9 am - 3 pm  Monday - Friday

    Offered 3 times through the summer!


    July 8 - 12          (Ages 11 - 13)

    July 22 - 26     (Ages 11 - 13) Full

    August 5 - 9    (Ages 11 - 13)     Full


   Safety on the water is vital.   And who doesn't love the idea of jumping in a kayak and exploring the coves and bays of Puget Sound and the San Juans?  Especially a kid!  Kids Kayak Academy teaches kids 11 - 17 the importance of safety and the fun of kayaking here in our region.  Each week is jam packed with activites and fun that result in a student who leaves our class capable of a self-rescue, assisting others, and able to make competent choices in addition to learning basic paddling skills & navigation.  Students will make friends with like minded students who love the water and outdoors.  Our instructors have years of instructional training and guiding experience in the San Juan Islands and are just plain fun to be around!   An added bonus is that our instructors are also Marine Biologists and have a passion for the marine life that abounds in our waters.  Who knows - you may even get to see Orca during the week!

    Our class sizes are small by design (6 students) to ensure the safety and enhance the experience of each student - classes fill quickly with the small cap on enrollment - resgistering early provides the greatest chance for the week of your choice.


To Register Call: 360-708-3286(click)

For more information

Max: 6 students per week


Jr. Explorer Day Camp

    A NEW Afternoon Section for 2013! A special camp designed for 6 - 8 year olds itching to get outdoors and explore!  Each camp is a 1/2 day experience (9am - Noon or 12:30 PM - 3:30) PM and provides students with an exciting week exploring things forest and marine.  Weeks alternate themes through the summer - you can attend more than once if you like! Camps occur at Deception Pass State Park

$75/student/session   AM session:  9 am - NoonMonday - Friday

                                  PM session:   12:30 pm - 3:30 pm   Monday - Friday

Dates                  Theme                   AM  session                           PM session

June 17 - 21        Forest

June 24 - 28        Marine  

July 1 - 5         Forest 

July 8 - 12       Marine

July 15 - 19     Forest

July 22 - 26     Marine

July 29 - Aug 2Forest

Aug 5 - 9         Marine

Aug 12-16       Forest

Aug 19 - 23         Marine

Forest:Forest themed weeks will delve into the animal and plant life and communities that abound in Deception Pass State Park.  Learn about slimey slugs, the call of the Pileated Wood Pecker, Stinging Needle, Huckleberries and more!

Marine: Carefully exploring the waters edge and intertidal areas.  Searching for sea life and learning how they live.  Why is seaweed slippery?  Where do limpits hide? What do barnacles eat and more!  A good way to whet the appetite for future summers of exploring!

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Max: 10 students



New!  Insects Alive!

    Insects are some of the most abundant organisms to inhabit our world!  During this week we will be discovering some the the diverse body plans, colors, and habits of insects that can be found in Deception Pass State Park.  This is a catch and release class - Each day we will explore a new habitat and the insect specific members of these areas.


   July 29 - Aug 2              9 am - 3 pm                  Monday - Friday

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Max: 15 students







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Max: 15 students






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