Discover. Explore. Connect.
Focusing on communication, team building, and the Next Generation Science Standards, Nature Nuts offers unique outdoor day camp programming on and near Bainbridge Island throughout the year. Sharing fun, hands-on learning experiences where participants are encouraged to discover through adventurous play, free exploration, and guided field investigations, facilitated by experienced instructors from Peacock Family Services.
In order to meet the diverse needs of our community, Nature Nuts offers a variety of programming that runs seasonally throughout the year. This page focuses on our day camps, and you can click to learn more about our after school program and our workshops! Below, you’ll discover information regarding our upcoming mid-winter and spring break camps:
Mid-Winter Break Camp: February 19-21, 2018
Youth K-2 can join us and explore the connection between the cultural and natural histories of Bainbridge Island through time. Decode cryptograms, dig into archaeology, and create your own textiles during three days of fun! Our regular hours run from 8:30AM – 4:30PM. We offer extended hours from 8AM – 5PM to extend the fun. Register now by completing and submitting the registration form below.
Hands-On History is facilitated in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. We spend most of our time exploring the outdoors at various locations on and near Bainbridge Island, but step inside their wonderful facility to warm up, dry off, and have a snack.
Spring Break Camp: April 2-4, 2018
Mark your calendars for Friday, February 2, 2018 at 10AM when we reveal more information about this year’s theme for our spring break camp for youth K-2! Ready to register now? Complete and submit the registration form below!
Summer Day Camps
June 25 – August 17, 2018
Get ready for a summer of sun, fun, and friendship as we host eight weeks of day camps for youth entering grades K-3! Our regular hours run from 8:30AM – 5PM. We offer extended hours from 8AM – 6PM to extend the fun. While we spend most of our time exploring the outdoors at various locations on and near Bainbridge Island, we base our summer programs out of the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church – a lovely facility with incredible outdoor spaces, and an indoor space for us to relax. Register now using our online form below.
Explore the world of predators and prey! Take on various animal forms as we practice tracking skills, hunt for habitats, and live the life cycle. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Investigating Adaptations, Exploring Camouflage, Building Habitats, Tracking Animals
(July 2-6, closed July 4)
Discover the budding artist in you and the beauty of the natural world from mosaics to music. Join us as we draw, design, paint, and sculpt our way toward natural works of art. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Drifwood Sculptures, Forest Art, Nature Journals, Watercolor Painting.
From beetles to basset hounds, help us create a safer community for all creatures! Become an animal steward as we investigate animals, their behaviors, and needs. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Safe Interactions with Animals, Animal Body Language, Basic Animal Care, Veterinary Science, Wildlife Guests
Are you ready to become an Earth Explorer? Join a group dedicated to the protection of our planet! Help migrating birds, save bee habitats, and dig into the dirt during this “tree-mendous” week! Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Citizen Scientists, Identifying Invasive Species, Leave No Trace Principles, Wildlife Guests
Uncover clues that will lead us to hidden trails and treasures! Crack secret codes, discover amazing gadgets, and master mapping while learning about history, art, science, and more. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Code Cracking, Compassing, Geocaching, Intro to Mapping, Treasure Hunting
(July 30 – August 3)
Do you have super survival skills? From foraging for food, building fires for cooking and warmth, and creating shelters, we’ll come together to experience the wild in wilderness. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Basic First Aid, Fire Safety, Edible Plant Identification, Shelter Making
Splash into summer fun as we search for shells, build boats, and explore the shorelines of Bainbridge Island. Be sure to pack your bathing suit and sunscreen for this wild week in the water! Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Beach Explorations, Boat Building, Nature Crafts, Reading Tides & Charts.
Discover the hidden magic of the outdoors. Let your imagination run wild as we explore a world of fantastic beasts, mythical characters, and magical stories. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Fairy/Gnome House Construction, Potion Making, Storytelling, Wand Waving
Registration and billing for Nature Nuts camps takes place through our facility, the Peacock Family Center. We accept youth K-3 from public, private, and home-schooled families on Bainbridge Island. Fill out the form below to register online or call us at (206) 780-1505. In order to hold your spot in our camps, payment will be due upon registration. You will receive an e-mail with an invoice stating the amount owed for all camps. Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card at Peacock Family Services in person or over the phone.
When using our online registration form, upon submission, the load circle may continue to spin afterwards. Once you receive an e-mail confirmation, you may close the page – you’ve successfully registered!
Prices are based on how many days there are in a camp, as well as how many hours per day. We offer full week pricing as well as a daily rate. Discounts are available for siblings or when you refer a friend. Scholarships are available in partnership with Helpline House. Registration for our day camps remains open until filled. For a full pricing list for each day camp, click here.
Introduce your friends to Nature Nuts and receive $25 off of your camp tuition every time someone registers for a day camp!
- Tell new families about our day camps and encourage them to sign up.
- When they register online, have them list your name in the referral box.
- You will receive $25 off of your camp invoice for every camper you introduce to Nature Nuts camps.
We understand that things come up in life, and that you may need to cancel a registration for a camp. If, after evaluating whether re-registration for a future camp is right for your participant, you find that a cancellation is appropriate to fit your needs, please call or e-mail the Nature Nuts Program Manager using the information provided below.
- Cancellations made at least one month prior to the camp start date will receive a full refund, less a 10% cancellation fee.
- Cancellations made 2-4 weeks before the camp start date will receive a 50% refund.
- Cancellations made within 2 weeks of the camp start date will not receive a refund unless the reserved space is filled prior to the first day of camp. If the space is filled, you will receive a 50% refund.
For more information about the Nature Nuts after school program or camps, please contact our Program Manager, Annika Truebenbach.
Phone: (206) 780-1505