Outdoor Garden

 2019 Camp schedule coming soon!

CBN camps are an exciting combination of nature play and exploration, arts & crafts, games, stories and of course, fun!

2018 Summer Camp Sessions

Choose from 2-day or 4-day camps Monday-Thursday or the NEW 1-day Adventure Fridays and all-outdoor camp! Sessions are from  9:00 am - 1:00 pm or 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on select days. Camps open to children ages 2.5 to 10.

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JUNE 25-29 and JULY 2-3 & 6
  • Down in the Sound
The PNW is surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Puget Sound that has some amazing secrets to discover. What are nudibranchs? How gigantic is the Giant Pacific Octopus? Do sharks live here in the Harbor? What is a watershed? We will 'dive' into these questions and more through STEM activities, games, and songs.
 
  • Obstacle Courses (all-outdoor) 
Campers will set up ramps and planks, stumps and hurdles to create obstacle courses to run, jump and swing through.  Celebrate victories and personal best with a photo collage of each camper's most epic moves and moments. Not available week of July 2.
 
JULY 9-13
  • Garden Helpers
Bees, ladybugs, butterflies and worms, oh my! What do they do and where do they live? Through magnifying glasses, games and discovery walks in the forest and garden, campers will explore and dig deep into the wonderful world of pollinators and helpers! 
 
  • Carnivorous Plants (all-outdoor)
Build and take home your own carnivorous plant terrarium just in time for summer flies and insects. Campers will learn what bug-eating plants need to thrive and how to take care of these small habitats. Campers will use clay to sculpt their own creations to add to the live plants in their terrarium microcosms.

JULY 16-20
  • Wildlife Habitat
What critters might you encounter in your backyard?  This week's camp will investigate common backyard animals and what elements are needed in a habitat.  Campers will learn how to protect and create a wildlife-friendly backyard habitat through toad abodes, bird houses, pollinator gardens and insect hotels.  
 
  • Camouflage Hide and Seek (all-outdoor)
Campers will exercise their stealth and camo skills in the forest and use natural materials to create a camouflage ghillie suit. 
 
JULY 23-27
  • Nature's Art
Let nature inspire your child's creativity!  From working with clay, to painting with fruits and vegetables, and creating patterns and from nature's pallet, this camp will surely inspire the artist within!  
 
  • Paint Ball...oons (all-outdoor)
Join us for a water ballon-filled camp of fun. Campers will paint masterpieces by building slingshots and catapults that will launch paint balloons on canvas targets.  To beat the summer heat, campers will cool off by playing water balooon games and relays.  Bring a white shirt and be ready to get wet and colorful at this ultimate paint water balloon showdown!

JULY 30-AUGUST 3
  • NW Native Traditions
Through a blend of storytelling, artwork, and interactive projects, campers will experience and celebrate the arts, food, music and legends of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest. 
 
  • Wilderness and Camp Skills (all-outdoor)
Dig in to explore wilderness and camp skills that could come in handy on your next outdoor adventure.  Learn useful tricks for land navigation, shelters, water, food, and simple first aid with common outdoor camp supplies.  Campers will put together and take home a wilderness kit to use with their new outdoor skills. 
 
AUGUST 6-10
  • Nature's Market 
Campers will take to the forests and gardens to learn more about the plentiful and edible nature around us! Complete with farm-to-table gardening and cooking, foraging, food art, and nature hikes, this will be one adventurous and tasty week! 
 
  • Tinker Shop (all-outdoor)
Browse the Fox Den tinker shop for inspiration and try out new techniques for crafting with glass, metals and wood.  Learn about tool safety with teacher-led demonstrations on a dremel, wood burner, hand saw and drills.  Use specialized glues, wire, and a good ol' hammer and nails to make sure your pieces come together as you imagine.  Create anything from robots and machines, to jewelry and dream catchers.  If you can dream it, you can build it!
 
Who Can Attend?

Children ages 2 1/2 to 10. 

 

Class Size

Maximum enrollment per session is 12; minimum is 6.

 

Camp Fees (includes materials):

  • $90: 2-day camps, 9am-1pm or 12-4pm
  • $170: 4-day camps, 9am-1pm
  • $45: Friday only, 9am-1pm* (except for Week 1)

Multi-child discount: 10%

Full summer discount: 10%

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Payment

Camp fees are due in full at the time of registration. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis in the order they are received. Spaces cannot be held without full payment.

 

Cancellation Policy

Registrations made at least 14 days before camp start date receive full refund minus a 8% cancellation fee per camp. Cancellations made less than 14 days before camp start date receive a 50% refund per camp.  Inside of 7 days, no refund or credit will be given unless a camp is cancelled.