July 2-6 Puyallup-Tacoma: Choose from the Wilderness Skills Sampler for new campers or Advanced Nature and Survival for campers returning from prior years. Takes place at Clark’s Creek Park and Camp Curran with daily complimentary extended care and family Independence Day activities. Also consider our special series of family classes taking place simultaneously this week.
July 16-20 in Olympia: Choose from Wild Chefs & Herbology and Wilderness Survival Craft. Takes place at Millersylvania State Park.
Tacoma Nature Center camps bring fun and learning together naturally! With camps for a variety of ages, topics ranging from artistic expression inspired by nature to learning how to become a wildlife detective, there is something for almost every child.
Every camp includes activities, crafts, outdoor time, games and more! Some camps include field trips and others have an overnight. Our Outdoor Adventure Camps are outside adventuring every day and include all transportation, gear and activity instruction.
Ages: 4-14 years old
Days/Times: June 25 – August 31, days of the week and times vary by age group
* Before and after care available for some camps
Cost: $105 – $250/camp based on length of camp and age group
Registration: Tacoma Nature Center
Location & Contact Info: 1919 S Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98405 253-404-3930
Point Defiance Zoo Camps-A variety of camps for animal lovers
Wildwood Park Day Camp-Hosted by Camp Fire; this is a general camp in a wooded park
Metro Parks Tacoma-In addition to the nature center camps, a variety of outdoor adventure camps are offered, including some at the marina.
Zestful Gardens Farm Camps are full, but you may want to keep them in mind for next year.
For more camp ideas, return to our South Sound Summer Camp Guide: