2023 Summer Camp
Ages 4-11
Registration Opens Feb 2, 2023 at 8am

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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
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Camp Bigleaf

Ages: 4-6 

Location: St. Edward State Park

On the border of Kenmore and Kirkland

Weeks Offered:

Week 1: June 26 - 30

Week 2: July 3 - 7* (no camp on 7/4)

Week 3: July 10 - 14

Week 4: July 17 - 21

Week 5: July 24 - 28

Week 6: July 31 - August 4

Time:

Drop-off: 8:45am

Pick-up: 12:45pm​

Price:

$300

Registration opens February 2023 

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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 Wildwood

Ages: 6 -11 

Location: St. Edward State Park

On the border of Kenmore and Kirkland

Weeks Offered:

Week 1: June 26 - 30

Week 2: July 3 - 7* (no camp on 7/4)

Week 3: July 10 - 14

Week 4: July 17 - 21

Week 5: July 24 - 28

Week 6: July 31 - August 4

Time:

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

Pick-up: 3:30pm

Price: 

$375

Registration opens February 2023 

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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, yoga, mindfulness, field games, and crafts, and your child will have a camp experience to remember!

Week 1: Winged Creatures of the Day and Night

Learn about the raptors and winged mammals that rule the daytime and nighttime skies at St. Edwards State Park. From Eagles and Red-Tailed Hawks to Owls and Bats, join us as we take to the skies and to discover what makes these flying wonders special.

Week 2: Creative Campers

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 3: Outdoor Skills for Outdoor Kids

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

Week 4: Flora and Foraging

Come forage with us and discover the bounty of the PNW forest. Make paint from berries and tea from stinging nettles. Learn to identify native plant species and their non-native competitors and how people use these resources for food, shelter and fun!

Week 5: Nature Detectives

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 and burrows and so much more.

Week 6: Nature is a Theater

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!

 

Camp Heronswood

Ages: 5-9

Location: Big Finn Hill Park

Kirkland, WA

Weeks Offered:

Week 3: July 10 - 14

Week 4: July 17 - 21

Time:

Drop-off: 9:30am

Pick-up: 2:30pm

Price:

$325

Registration opens February 2023 

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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!

 
 
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Registration

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Summer Camp 2023

Registration opens February 2, 2023, at 8am

Camper Gear Checklist

  • Nourishing food and water

  • Backpack

  • Bag Lunch 

  • Water

  • Hat & Sunscreen (no spray please)

  • Bathing Suit

  • Towel

  • Sneakers 

  • Jacket or Sweatshirt for Cooler Days

  • Please be sure to label all personal belongings.

  • No electronic items are necessary at camp. 

  • Heartwood is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

  • Heartwood is a very active camp no matter what the location or the weather. We are at camp to play and socialize outside and will do so despite rainy weather or hot temperatures.

  • Campers are expected to participate as they are able throughout the day and to come home tired and dirty, but with a smile.