Day Camp with transport from the Canadian Border-Bellingham-An­acortes-Marysville

Day Camp Week of July 15-19, 2013 at Lake Padden & Edgewater Parks with transportation from Marysville, Arlington, Stanwood, Anacortes, Ferndale, Blaine, Sumas & Deming

Choose from one of the following 3 Camp Theme Options:

Day camper measures Skye Dog’s foot to compare with wild dog tracks.

Wildlife Search & Rescue

Wildlife Search & Rescue celebrates its 16th year this summer with a cool new name and a field trip to our nearest wildlife rescue sanctuary. You’ll also be learning from professional Search & Rescue volunteers on our staff how to navigate in the wilderness, then track and rescue lost people!

We’ll also head into the field every day for great wildlife tracking which is how you can learn everything about the maker of tracks. You’ll discover what it’s really like to be a bird or other animal, using sensory awareness to know everything that’s going on around you, and especially by learning the language of the birds.

We’ll work together to plaster casts of favorite animals, craft tracking sticks, safely move through the woods, and investigate trails, lays, larders, and other signs of life all around. This camp is full of exciting, interactive, challenging and cooperative games, as campers learn to work as a team to develop skills of leadership, cooperation, patience, orienteering, dexterity, fun.

Day camper displays flowers for herbal sachet

Wild Chefs and Herbology

Wild Chefs & Herbology celebrates 12th year this summer. Explore the fields, forests, prairies, streams, ponds, bogs, seashores, and backyards of our beautiful region to discover wild foods and medicines growing everywhere. Campers will work with more than even the top 10 most important plants of their area, and be able to identify their look-alikes.

We wish parents could watch the unfolding of this camp week, because the journey for these young chefs and healers is amazing. From discovering wild foods and medicine, to investigating their properties, to fully utilizing their gifts, and finally being able to tell their true stories, campers develop more real skill than you might imagine.

The kids will also learn to start and use a fire safely, cook with ancient and modern methods, spin natural rope, purify drinking water, and come home with oils and creams they blended with herbs to heal common ailments, among other accomplishments.

 

Day camper peeks out from Debris Hut the group made during a moch survival scenario that included a safe 1 match fire!

Future Survivors Fun

Future Survivors Fun celebrates its 15th year this summer. Re-create a traditional way of life, honoring the gifts of wood, stone, fire and water. We’ll follow thecritical order of survival, practicing emergency response scenarios, building warm shelter, purifying drinking water, making safe fire, and using the most important plants for survival.

Campers will also witness bow drill fire by friction and then work with a team to practice it themselves. They will learn aidless navigation for lostproofing, and craft tools of stone, including a course knife. They will make “rabbit sticks” and other honorable hunting implements, learning that all life – plant, animal and mineral – is sacred to be respected.

 

Pickup/Dropoff & Van Transportation:

Instruction runs Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30. If you would like to drop off directly at Edgewater Park at 205 S. Ball St. in Mt. Vernon, or Lake Padden Park at 4882 Samish Way in Bellingham, arrive at 9:00 and pick up at 4:00. Depending on the day, we will either stay at your drop-off point and play outdoor games between 9:00-9:30 and 3:30-4:00, or we will transport campers to the opposite park where the location is most prime for the day’s activities. Vans are driven by our lead instructors who average 35 years old, and are accompanied by assistant instructors averaging 21 years old. All times Mon-Fri except Friday afternoon when families are invited to attend camper presentations from 3:30-5:00 at Edgewater Park in Mt. Vernon.

Marysville departing at 8:15 and returning at 4:45 (I-5 Exit 199 at the Best Western Tulip Inn, 3228 Marine Drive NE 98271) – ($30/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $20 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.)
Arlington/Smokey Point departing at 8:30 and returning at 4:30 (I-5 Exit at the Buzz Inn, 17216 Smokey Point Dr. 98223) – ($25/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $15 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.)
Stanwood/Camano Island departing at 8:45 and returning at 4:15 (I-5 Exit 212 at the Two-Twelve Market, 26625 Old 99 North, 98292) – ($20/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $10 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.)

Fidalgo Corner serving Anacortes & Oak Harbor departing at 8:45 and returning at 4:15 (Fidalgo Country Inn, 7645 SR 20, Anacortes, WA 98221) – ($25/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $15 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.)

Sumas departing at 8:15 and returning at 4:45 (USA Gasolline, 208 Cherry Street, Sumas, WA 98295) – ($35/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $25 additional charge for transport home Friday.) 
Everson
departing at 8:30 and returning at 4:30 (Starvin Sam’s, 102 West Columbia Street) – ($30/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $20 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.) 
Deming
departing at 8:45 and returning at 4:15 (Dodson’s IGA Market, 3705 Mount Baker Highway) – ($25/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $15 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.)

Blaine departing at 8:15 and returning at 4:45 (Peace Arch State Park parking lot at the corner of A Street and 1st Street in Blaine WA) – ($35/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $20 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.)
Ferndale
departing at 8:30 and returning at 4:30 (I-5 Exit 262 at Denny’s, 5720 Barrett off Axton Rd., Ferndale, WA 98248) – ($25/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $15 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.) 
Bellingham/Sunset departing at 8:45 and returning at 4:15 (Kids’ World 2000 at 2000 East Sunset Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226) – ($15/wk does not include Friday afternoon. $10 additional charge for transport home Friday after dinnertime.)

Cost & Registration:

In celebration of our 15 Year Anniversary, receive $50 off any Summer Day Camp cost which normally costs $300 plus optional van transportation fee. To reserve your spot and lock in this limited time price of $250,Register For Day Camps with a $75 deposit (plus $10 to reserve space in one of our optional pickup/dropoff vans) or call us at  [masked] with a credit card. Your balance will be due on the first day of camp.

 

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