Summer Camps

Welcome to your home for Summer FUN!



Summer Camp 2018 

Enrollment is OPEN!  

New for 2018:

* forest and beach adventures!

* transportation from Vashon ferry dock!

Thank you once again to our Summer Camp sponsor!


Current Openings as of 7/8/2018

AGES 4-6

Nature Mysteries Camp

Ages 4-6; 9:00am-1:00pm

July 9-13  – FULL – join our 2018 Summer Camp Wait List

July 16-20  – 2 spots available

July 23-27  – FULL – join our 2018 Summer Camp Wait List

July 30 – Aug 3  – 4 spots available

$250/week or $480/2 weeks


The natural world holds many wonders and surprises, if only one knows how to find them. We will learn the quiet, mysterious ways of the forest to become invisible, follow the hidden trails of our animal friends, create forest feasts, and construct ephemeral shelters. One day each camp week, we’ll wander the shores of Vashon’s beautiful shoreline and uncover marine mysteries! Story, song, gratitude, and more help us build community during this this fun-filled week! Read more about our Day Camps here.


AGES 7-10


Herbal Magic Camp for Girls

Ages 7-10; 9am-3pm; $295*

July 30 – Aug 3  – 1 spot available


The plants have special messages for you, and the trees speak of a mysterious mission. Come enter the hidden world of the greenwood! In this farm and forest adventure we’ll learn the secret language of plants and discover their healing power. We’ll make fairy feasts, forest folk remedies, flower essences, and more.  Come discover the magic of the herbal world around us and our unique relationship with these green beings!  (* Sign up for another week of camp for your 7-10 year old and pay only $570 for both weeks.)  Read more about our Day Camps here.


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Nature Adventurers Camp

Ages 7-10; 9:30am-3:30pm

July 9-13 FULL 

July 16-20  – 5 spots available

$295/week or $570/2 weeks*


Explore the wild groves and shores of Vashon’s gorgeous landscape! Play nature awareness games, learn to track woodland and beach animals, forage for wild food, uncover marine mysteries, and so much more! We’ll adventure among a rare Pacific Madrone stand, salt marsh, and eelgrass beds, and learn stealthy skills to observe up close great blue herons, bald eagles, and other local residents. Stories, songs, and gratitude help us build community and have so much fun!  (* Discount applies when you sign up for two weeks of the same camp, or mix and match with another camp for 7-10 year olds.)  Read more about our Day Camps here. 

AGES 10-12

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Wilderness Survival Camp

Ages 10-12; 9am-3pm; $295

July 23-27  FULL – join our 2018 Summer Camp Wait List


The land can provide everything you need to survive – shelter, water, food – if only you have the skills to work with Nature and each other when you need to most. Immerse yourself in Vashon’s beautiful forests while you learn to:

  • build primitive shelters
  • create fire with your hands
  • harvest wild food and make an herbal 1st aid kit
  • purify water, adventure off-trail
  • stay found with aidless navigation
  • tune-up your senses
  • hear stories, sing songs, play games, spark your imaginations and so much more!

 Read more about our Day Camps here.


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Overnight Scout Camp

Ages 10-12; 9am Monday – 12pm Friday; $765

Aug 6-10

This week your mission will be to discover the ancient ways of the scout! To prepare for your journey, you will receive training in Coyote Medicine – the art of invisibility, tracking animals, understanding the language of the birds, acute sensory awareness, and storytelling. Along the way you will be challenged to maintain the Mind of a Scout, and develop peacekeeping leadership skills. Be prepared to see the world with new eyes, ears, and heart, as we spend a week of epic nature connection together!

This camp is for mature 10-12 year olds looking to develop serious nature skills while co-creating healthy community with peers and mentors. Limited t0 10 participants. Read more about our Overnight Camps here.




Thanks to Councilmember Joe McDermott, VWP has been awarded a King County Retired Van!

That makes your child’s summer fun on Vashon even more fun for you!

We are thrilled to provide roundtrip transportation for your child from the Vashon ferry dock to our camp locations. Our staff will meet campers at the dock and ensure they arrive on camp on time. At the end of the day, we’ll get them back to the ferry to meet you on the Fauntleroy side! 

Cost is $40 per child per camp week. Seating is limited each week of camp; we will confirm your child’s spot upon registration.  


We look forward to summer adventures with you!