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. *Pickup at 5pm is available (stay and play) for a small additional cost.
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 20 WEEK 2 – June 27 WEEK 3 – July 5 WEEK 4 – July 11 WEEK 5 – July 18 WEEK 6 – July 25 WEEK 7 -- Aug 1 WEEK 8 -- Aug 8 WEEK 9 -- Aug 15 WEEK 10 - Aug 22 WEEK 11 - Aug 29
AREAS OF FOCUS AND THEMES INCLUDE Art Projects Plant your own patch of a garden Theater practice (create and act out a play!) Science projects 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.