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Day Camps with Nature Nuts

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 day camps:

Summer Day Camps

June 25 – August 17, 2018

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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 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 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.

Hoo’s Hunting Who?1

(June 25-29) This camp is full! Please contact us directly to get added to the wait list. 

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

A Brush with Nature2

 (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.

3Animal Adventures

(July 9-13) This camp is full! Please contact us directly to get added to the wait list. 

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

4Earth Explorers

 (July 16-20) This camp is full! Please contact us directly to get added to the wait list. 

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

5Treasure Island

(July 23-27) This camp is almost full! Please contact us directly to ensure there is still space.

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

6Super Survivalists

 (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

7Water Warriors

(August 6-10) This camp is full! Please contact us directly to get added to the wait list. And do know that we will have lots of beach adventures during our other camps this summer!

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.

8Myths, Magic, & Make-Believe

 (August 13-17) This camp is full! Please contact us directly to be added to the wait list.

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!

Participant Name (Required)

Participant Date of Birth (Required)

Participant Grade Level in Fall 2018 (Required)

Parent/Guardian Name (Required)

E-mail Address (Required)

Phone Number (Required)

Address (Required)

What camp are you registering for? (Please use the grade your child will be entering in Fall 2018 for summer programs.)
 Hoo's Hunting Who: K-3 (June 25-29) A Brush with Nature: K-1 (July 2-6) A Brush with Nature: 2-3 (July 2-6) Animal Adventures: K-3 (July 9-13) Earth Explorers: K-3 (July 16-20) Treasure Island: K-3 (July 23-27) Super Survivalists: K-1 (July 30 - Aug 3) Super Survivalists: 2-3 (July 30 - Aug 3) Myths, Magic, & Make-Believe: K-1 (August 13-17) Myths, Magic, & Make-Believe: 2-3 (August 13-17)

If registering as a Daily Drop-In, please state your requested dates. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Based on availability, priority is given to those who register for a full week of programming. Remaining spaces are then filled by Drop-Ins in the order of registration.

Are you planning to utilize our extended hours (Summer Camps Extended, 8:30AM - 6PM)?

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Any questions, comments, or concerns related to registering for Nature Nuts camps?

I have read the payment, cancellation, and refund policies below. I understand that prior to camp all required documents and payments must be submitted to Peacock Family Services.

Then download and submit the enrollment packet to our Program Director. Download the summer enrollment packet here. For all other camps, download this enrollment packet.


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.

Referral Rewards

Introduce your friends to Nature Nuts and receive $25 off of your camp tuition every time someone registers for a day camp!

  1. Tell new families about our day camps and encourage them to sign up.
  2. When they register online, have them list your name in the referral box.
  3. You will receive $25 off of your camp invoice for every camper you introduce to Nature Nuts camps.

Refund Policy

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.

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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