Outdoor Garden


CBNS camps are a combination of nature play and exploration, STEAM topics, make & take crafts, games, stories and of course, fun!  We typically offer camps during school breaks in winter, mid-winter, spring, and summer.  


Our 2019-20 Camp sessions

will be announced soon!



WEEK 1: DECEMBER 20-21 / THU-FRI /  9 AM-1 PM

Polar Bear Workshop

Hop on the express train for a ride to The Polar Bear Workshop.  Come to camp in pajamas and snuggle up with winter stories as you sip cocoa and warm cider.  Make nature crafts in our maker workshop and take home to share with family and friends. 

WEEK 2: DECEMBER 27-28 / THU-FRI /  9 AM-1 PM

Winter Wonder Lab

Let winter ignite your child's creativity and imagination!  Explore ice and snow with cool experiments, discover animals of the arctic and antarctic, and create one-of-a-kind art inspired by the Northern Lights.   

WEEK 3: FEBRUARY 19-22 / TUE-FRI (2-day or 4-day combo)  /  9 AM-1 PM

To the Moon and Beyond!

All aboard a rocket ship for a journey to the moon.  Discover the planets in our solar system, explore distant galaxies, and invent a planet of your own.  The sky’s the limit! 

WEEK 4: APRIL 15-18 / MON-THU (2-day or 4-day combo)  /  9 AM-1 PM

Garden Helpers

Bees, ladybugs, butterflies and worms, oh my! What do they do and where do they live? Campers will dig deep into the wonderful world of pollinators and garden helpers.  Join us for discovery walks in the forest and garden and enjoy farm-to-table cooking.    




WEEK 1: JULY 8-11 / MON-THU (2-day or 4-day combo) /  9 AM-1 PM

Wetland Detectives

What is a wetland?  What plants and creatures live in the Adam Tallman wetlands?  Unleash the wetland detectives!  Campers will use their explorer packs and science tools to investigate plants and animals that live on the trails and ponds.  Touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is all about! 


WEEK 2: JULY 15-18 / MON-THU (2-day or 4-day combo) /  9 AM-1 PM

Habitat Builders

Can you build a dam like the beaver? Or a nest like the bird? Where can we find animal homes? Campers will investigate habitats, how we can help preserve them and even build some of our own in our outdoor classrooms.  Insect hotels, bird houses, toad abodes, oh my!


WEEK 3: JULY 22-25 / MON-THU (2-day or 4-day combo) /  9 AM-1 PM

Animal Olympics 

WEEK 4: JULY 29-AUGUST 1 / MON-THU (2-day or 4-day combo) /  9 AM-1 PM

Forest Theater

Let nature inspire your child's creativity!  Through a blend of theatre, storytelling, and foraging in nature, campers will experience music and arts in our very own outdoor theater.  Campers will build sets, create costumes and props from nature's pallet, and work together to produce our very own show in the enchanted forest.  


WEEK 5: AUGUST 5-8 / MON-THU (2-day or 4-day combo) /  9 AM-1 PM

Wilderness Skills

Come join us for an adventure in the great wide wilderness!  Campers will learn basic navigation skills, plant and animal track identification, how to pitch a tent, and even make s'mores recipes.  Adventure is out there!


WEEK 6: AUGUST 12-15 / MON-THU (2-day or 4-day combo) /  9 AM-1 PM

Nature's Market

Campers will take to the forest, meadows, and waters (and our very own garden) to learn about the foods and wonderful tastes of nature.  Gardening, edible flowers, berries, stories, hikes, cooking adventures, and fun food art activities await!

  • All camps include outdoor exploration, so please bring weather-appropriate gear.
  • Campers must bring a water bottle, mid-morning snack, and a sack lunch daily.  We are a tree nut-free and peanut-free facility.  
Who Can Attend?

Camps are open to children ages 2.5 to 10 years old.  Children ages 3 and up must be able to use the bathroom independently.


Camp Fees and Discounts

  • $90: 2-day camps, 9am-1pm
  • $170: 4-day camps, 9am-1pm
  • Multi-child discount: 10%
  • Full session discount: 10% 



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

To register, contact the school office at 253-514-6338 Ext. 2 or email curiousbynature@gigharborfoundation.org.


Cancellation Policy

Registrations made at least 14 days before camp start date receive full refund minus a $25 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.