Let's get outside for outdoor learning this summer! This is a summer camp focused on adventures in West Seattle's Schmitz Park and Alki Playfield.
This is a weekly outdoor focused early childhood education program for the summer. All of our programs are small group learning so we can personalize activities and learning around each child within the group.
Preference will be given to students who want to enroll for the entire summer.
The "home base" is a schoolhouse cottage two buildings away from Alki Elementary but the learning happens outside this summer. Students will spend time away from screens, learning in Schmitz Park. Through structured and unstructured learning and play outdoors, the focus will be building an appreciation for nature. Activities will include planting a garden, exploring the nature in Schmitz Park, exploring tide pools at low tide.
We take safety seriously: masks required for all campers and staff, daily health screening and temperature checks and of course, small micro-class groups each week.
2021 CAMP SESSIONS
Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm
Each week will focus on specific themes from gardening to exploring Schmitz Park to learning about the tide pools on Alki Beach during low tide.
Contact us if you need after-camp options (stay and play) until 5pm.
WEEK 1 – June 21
WEEK 2 – June 28
WEEK 3 – July 5
WEEK 4 – July 12
WEEK 5 – July 19
WEEK 6 – July 26
WEEK 7 -- Aug 2
WEEK 8 -- Aug 9
WEEK 9 -- Aug 16
WEEK 10 - Aug 23
AREAS OF FOCUS AND THEMES INCLUDE
Plant your own patch of a garden
Theater practice (create and act out a play!)
Nature and animal focused learning
Tide pool and marine life discovery
Creating and learning about the basics of making music
What can we create with the natural world? What lives in tide pools? Who wants to write and act out our very own theater play? We'll incorporate fun areas of learning this summer though art, science, nature and make some wonderful friendships along the way.