West Seattle's Forest Summer Camp! We offer small classes and personalized learning for each child through a world of exploration and curiosity, and wonder--all outdoors.
Currently have openings for our summer program! Starts June 21 and goes all summer, through the first day of school.
This is a nature based learning program with all the basics-- from art, science, math and social emotional learning-- happening in our outdoor classroom. This program takes place in Schmitz Park and Alki Playfield in beautiful West Seattle and offers more than the traditional classroom with daily adventures.
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, building an appreciation for nature and exploration. Activities will include planting a garden, adventuring in Schmitz Park, exploring tide pools at low tide.
We help foster a sense of wonder through a personalized curriculum. Even though we have quite a few fun activities lined up, much of the areas of discovery will focus on the topics that are interesting to each child.
AREAS OF FOCUS 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
Summer camp goes from 8:30am to 3:30pm with the option for 'stay and play' until 5pm.