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Day Camps with Nature Nuts

Discover. Explore. Connect.

Nature Nuts all-day outdoor immersion camps get kids moving, playing, and exploring our local environment. Peacock outdoor instructors are passionate about the environment and help bring the wonders of our natural world to life for each child. Active, outdoor play has been proven to have incredible developmental benefits for kids, not to mention the connections created at this age that build a foundation for a lifetime love of nature and future environmental stewardship.

Nature Nuts maintains small group sizes, enabling strong relationships between all the children and instructors, as well as the mobility to travel all over Bainbridge Island. Each day the Nature Nuts can be found exploring the island’s beaches and forests, engaging in games, learning activities, and ample free play with exploration.

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June 22- August 21, 2020

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Get ready for a summer of sun, fun, and friendship as we host nine weeks of day camps for youth entering grades K-3! Our regular hours run from 9AM – 5PM. We offer extended hours from 8:30AM – 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 Hyla Middle School– a lovely facility with incredible outdoor spaces, and an indoor space for us to relax.

This Summer’s Camps!

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Treasure Island – This camp is now FULL. Wait lists are available. 

(June 22-26)  $350 regular hours/ $400 extended hours

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, Hiking and Exploring.

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Earth Explorers  – This camp is now FULL. Wait lists are available.  

 (June 29- July 2) $280 regular hours/ $330 extended hours

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, Stewardship Projects, Identifying Invasive Species, Leave No Trace Principles.

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Myths, Magic, and Make Believe  – This camp is now FULL. Wait lists are available. 

(July 6-10) $350 regular hours/ $400 extended hours

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.

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Camp Skills – This camp is now FULL! Wait lists are available.

 (July 13- July 17) $350 regular hours/ $400 extended hours

Let’s experience the wild in the wilderness! This week is all about boning up on our camping skills. We’ll forage for food, filter water for drinking, set-up tents and create shelters of our own. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Basic First Aid, Fire Safety, Edible Plant Identification, Leave No Trace, Shelter Making.

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Sasquatch Seekers – This is camp is now FULL! Wait lists are available. 

(July 20- 24) $350 regular/ $400 extended

Did you know that Kitsap has more Bigfoot sightings than almost anywhere else on earth? We’ll hone our outdoor observation skills while trying to track this friendly, yet elusive creature. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: Animal Tracking, Native Plant Identification, Storytelling, Bird Watching, Epic Scavenger Hunts.

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Awesome Animals – This camp is now FULL! Wait lists are available.

 (July 27- 31) $355 regular hours/ $405 extended hours.

From beetles to sea lions, 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: Tracking Animals, Animal Adaptation Games, Bird Watching, Tide Pooling, Wildlife Explorations.

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A Brush with Nature – This camp is now FULL! Wait lists are available. 

(August 3- 7) $350 regular hours/ $400 extended hours

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: Driftwood Sculptures, Forest Art, Nature Journals, Watercolor Painting.

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Water Wonderland – This camp is now FULL! Wait lists are available.  

(August 10- 14) $355 regular hours/ $405 extended hours

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, Water Games, Swimming at the Pool, Reading Tides & Charts.

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Foraging and Foods – This camp is now FULL! Wait lists are available.

(August 17- 21) $355 regular hours/ $405 extended hours

Cap off summer with an exploration of the awesome plants around our island. From seaweeds to salal, we will learn the differences between natives and invasive species, forage for delicious berries and herbs, plus make our own ice cream and teas using edible plants we’ve picked ourselves. Some Activities Participants Will Be Doing & Learning: How to Safely and Ethically Harvest Wild Foods, How to Identify Edible Species, Cooking, Nature Crafts, Cultural Wisdom.

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Daily Drop- in

Depending on enrollment, there may be space for your child to drop-in for a day of Nature Nuts. Cost is $70 for regular days or $80 for extended days. Anyone participating as a daily drop-in still needs to fill out the enrollment paperwork and have read the parent handbook. Please fill out the form below and indicate any days you are interested in dropping in. The Program Director will then get in touch and let you know if there is indeed space.

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available in partnership with Helpline House. Please email them directly and we will then be in touch. Peacock also offers sibling discounts and we are able to set up payment plans if needed. Please contact our office manager if you have any questions or would like to set up a payment plan.

Refund Policy

We understand that things come up in life, and that you may need to cancel a registration for a camp. You can always contact the Program Director to inquire about moving your child to a different week (if space is available) at no cost. If after evaluating whether re-registration for a future camp is not right for your participant, we can cancel the registration following the guidelines below. Please call or e-mail the Nature Nuts Program Director if you would like to reschedule or cancel a camp registration.

  • 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.

 

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For more information about the Nature Nuts after school program or camps, please contact our Program Director, Val Loughney Stapleton.

E-mail: naturenutsbainbridge@gmail.com

Phone: (206) 780-1505