At this nature-focused summer camp, Wilderness Awareness School's philosophy is simple: let kids be kids while discovering the wonders of the great outdoors. With highly experienced instructors leading the way, the emphasis is on small student-to-teacher ratios for both safety and enhanced learning. The small group setting allows for a personalized curriculum tailored to the skill level of each group of students.
This approach prioritizes in-depth, experience-based learning, ensuring that from day one, campers are engaged in hands-on activities. The camp's "clan" system, with an average of 9 to 10 students per paid staff supported by volunteers, creates an environment where instructors can customize the curriculum to meet each student's unique pace of learning. Campers are encouraged to take healthy risks they are ready for, fostering a sense of confidence and self-discovery in the great outdoors. With a focus on connecting with the immediate community and the natural world, this summer camp offers a truly enriching and transformative experience for young adventurers. For more information about the Seattle Camp Fair, click this link.
Blog posts by Abby Barber, Noah Naftulin, Josh Naftulin, and Kiana Kim