Youth Programs

Getting kids outside when they are young is important for their development and for the planet’s future.

 
 
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Enrichment Programs

Our Outdoor Wilderness enrichment program is the backbone of our youth experiences. We love being able to bring the wilderness adventure to your child’s school! Using the school’s natural surroundings and a bit of imagination, we introduce kids to a variety of ways to explore the outdoors and show them just how much fun it can be. Our course content varies every quarter, by school and based on the interests of our groups, but activities may include: shelter building, map and compass navigation, native flora & fauna identification, camp craft, primitive fire lighting, camp cooking, and more!

 
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Summer Camps

We run summer camps in conjunction with Mercer Island Parks & Recreation, several different YMCAs, and the Meridian School. For more information, visit the websites of our summer partners.

Mercer Island Paddle Camp & Outdoor Adventure Camp

Outdoor Adventure Camp at The Meridian School

 
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Birthday Parties

Looking for a fun outdoor birthday party? We design a variety of activities for custom birthday parties for that fit your time preference, location, budget, and party size. The best way to get started is click below and send us a message about your event to start the conversation!

  • Mobile rock wall climbing party

  • Paddling Adventure

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Orienteering Challenge

 
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Activity Days

Join us for a day adventuring at a local park. Our Activity Days are typically scheduled on week days when students have time off school and are open to grades K-5. Each Activity Day has a new adventure but may include paddling, orienteering, building shelters, outdoor cooking or hiking!

Winter Quarter Activity Day Dates:

January 30th - Carkeek Park

February 8- Lake Washington School District


 
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Family Adventure Days

Want to get out with the family and try something new? Check out one of our Family Days where we will introduce activities and skills that are age appropriate for the whole family. We’ll play a game, learn something new, and explore together! More information and registration coming soon but in the meantime Save the Date!

Upcoming Family Day Dates:

March 23 - Lake Sammamish State Park

April 27 - Earth Day Cleanup - Bothell Park

Outdoor Wilderness Enrichment Programs

Our Outdoor Wilderness before and after school program comes to your school and teaches kids outdoor survival skills through fun and engaging activities and games.

We are excited to spend the winter term exploring the outdoors, learning wilderness survival skills and Leave No Trace principles.  We will embrace the winter weather as we practice outdoor living techniques to stay warm and dry - some days in our lavvu- a Scandinavian tipi- and some days in shelters we build ourselves.  (We always have a dry backup plan to make sure that everyone is staying warm.)

This term we are offering a K-5th grade program which will be staffed with at least two of our enthusiastic instructors.  The class will be broken up into age appropriate groups and instructors will provide unique experiences for students of all grade levels.  Every term is its own new experience so whether this is your first quarter or your fourth, we hope you will join us for some Outdoor Wilderness fun!

*If anyone needs assistance with warm/weatherproof clothes, Seattle Adventure Sports has loaners- please ask!*

Grades: K-5

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Summer Camps

Link to Mercer Island

Link to Meridian