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2024 Summer Camp
Ages 4-11 

Registration is open!
We have a few spots open in
Camp  Bigleaf and Camp Wildwood.

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Spend the summer with us!

Camps at Saint Edward State Park, Kenmore WA
Camps at Big Finn Hill Park, Kirkland WA

Camp Bigleaf

Ages: 4-6 (as of 8/31/24)

Location: St. Edward State Park

On the border of Kenmore and Kirkland

Weeks Offered:

Week 1: July 1 - 5* (no camp on 7/4)

Week 2: July 8 - 12

Week 3: July 15 - 19

Week 4: July 22 - 26

Week 5: July 29 - August 2

Week 6: August 5 - 9

Time:

Drop-off: 8:45am

Pick-up: 12:45pm​

Price:

$325/week*

*Week 1 is $260

(Scholarships available for low-income families.​)

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Camp Bigleaf is 100% outdoors and includes nature study, play, hiking, art, yoga, mindfulness practice and team building games. Immersed in nature at Saint Edward State Park, children will explore their environment, have fun and make lasting friendships with the support and guidance of our loving teachers.

Camp Bigleaf

Camp Wildwood

Ages: 6 -11 (as of 8/31/24)

Location: St. Edward State Park

On the border of Kenmore and Kirkland

Weeks Offered:

Week A*: June 27 & 28 (2 days!)

Week 1**: July 1 - 5 (no camp on 7/4)

Week 2: July 8 - 12

Week 3: July 15 - 19

Week 4: July 22 - 26

Week 5: July 29 - August 2

Week 6: August 5 - 9

Week 7***: August 12, 13, & 14 (3 days!)

Time:

Flex Drop-off: 8:45am - 9:00am

Pick-up: 3:30pm

Price: 

$400/week

*Week A is $160

**Week 1 is $320

**Week 7 is $240

(Scholarships available for low-income families.​)

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Camp Wildwood Session Descriptions

Explore and connect outside at Camp Wildwood. By combining community-building with the playful exploration of forest and lake, our summer camp nurtures in children a sense of belonging in the natural world. Throw in a healthy dose of friends, field games, yoga, mindfulness, and crafts, and your child will have a summer camp experience to remember!

 

 

Week A: Two-Day Camp!

June 27 - 28

It's just the beginning of all the fun to be had this summer! Join us for this 2-day camp where we will play field game favorites, get our craft on, spend time at the lake, learn the native plants, and celebrate that school is out!

 

Week 1: Creative Campers 

July 1 - 5* (no camp on 7/4)

Learn how to create beautiful, eye-catching works of art with or without art supplies!  Build sculptures from sticks and rocks, paint with mud, create a self-portrait from pinecones and dirt, then experiment with watercolors, yarn, and fabric for projects you can take home.

Week 2: The World Beneath Our Feet

July 8 - 12

Come explore the world beneath our feet! Create your own microorganism, wiggly worm, and bottle planter. Learn to identify critical characters that give life to the soil as we look for decomposers, mesofauna, fungi, and roots.

Week 3: Outdoor Skills for Outdoor Kids

July 15 - 19

Learn fun and valuable outdoor skills through games and hands-on activities. Together we'll explore shelter building, knot tying, orienteering skills, map reading, outdoor survival techniques, and basic first aid. 

Week 4: Nature Detectives

July 22 - 26

Who lives in this forest? How do you know? Learn how to find the signs of animal activity hidden in the forests, fields, and streams. We’ll discover animal tracks, scat, nests, burrows and so much more.

Week 5: Nature is a Theater

July 29 - August 2

Discover your creativity through theater games, improvisation, creative movement, singing, and storytelling. Then use those skills to bring to life the story of “The Lorax” and perform it for the younger camp at the end of the week!

Week 6: Sounds of the Forest

August 5 - 9

Come listen to the sounds of the forest! Make a variety of instruments: from a rain stick to a harmonica! Learn why we hear thunder and identify bird songs and other animal calls. 

Week 7: That's a Wrap Three-Day Camp!

August 12 - 14

Join us for our last week of summer camp! Featuring a mix of campers most asked for summer activities and a lineup of NEW crafts, field games and outdoor adventures debuting for the first time, our last camp of the summer is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Come wrap up the summer with us!

Camp Wildwood

Camp Heronswood

Ages: 5-9 (as of 8/31/24)

Location: Big Finn Hill Park

Kirkland, WA

Weeks Offered:

Week 3: July 15 - 19

Week 4: July 22 - 26

Time:

Drop-off: 9:30am

Pick-up: 2:30pm

Price:

$350

(Scholarships available for low-income families.​)

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Camp Heronswood at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland, WA! This gem of a park is located within a beautiful forest ecosystem with a variety of forest trails and a large grassy area perfectly suited for exploration, study, and fun! Explore and connect outside with us at Camp Heronswood. Combining community building, playful exploration, and environmental education paired with a stewardship project, our summer camp programs nurture in children a sense of belonging in and responsibility for the natural world. Throw in a healthy dose of friends, mindfulness activities, field games, and crafts, and your child will have a camp experience to remember!

Week 3: Outdoor Skills for Outdoor Kids

July 15 - 19

Learn fun and valuable outdoor skills through games and hands-on activities. Together we'll explore shelter building, knot tying, orienteering skills, map reading, outdoor survival techniques, and basic first aid. 

Week 4: Nature Detectives

July 22 - 26

Who lives in this forest? How do you know? Learn how to find the signs of animal activity hidden in the forests, fields, and streams. We’ll discover animal tracks, scat, nests, burrows and so much more.

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Summer Camp 2024

Read prior to enrolling: 

Open Spots as of 6/14/24

Camp Wildwood:

Week A (6/27 - 6/28) Open

Week 1 (7/1 - 7/5 no camp 7/4)  Open

 

Camp Bigleaf:

Week 1 (7/1 - 7/5 no camp 7/4) Open

 

Camp Heronswood: Full, join the waitlist

Join the waitlist and we will let you know when a spot opens. There is no bad time to join the waitlist as it is common for spots to open in mid to late spring, or even right before camp starts, and the families first on our waitlist have often made other arrangements by the time a spot opens. We would love to have you join us at camp and we will email you if something opens up!

Camper Gear Checklist

Heartwood is a very active camp no matter what the location or the weather. Campers participate as they are able throughout the day and come home tired and dirty, but with a smile.

  • Wear clothes that can get dirty

  • Backpack

  • Nourishing lunch and snacks

  • Water 

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Sneakers, crocs, sandals with back straps, no flip flops!

  • Jacket or sweatshirt for cooler days

  • Leave electronic items at home

Label all personal belongings​. Heartwood is not responsible for any lost or stolen item

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