Wilderness Skills Camp
Summer Day Camps

2017 Summer Day Camps: Course Details:
Times: 9:30am-4pm each day, Mon-Fri
Dates: Jul 10-14, 2017 (at the Alderleaf campus in Monroe, WA)
Instructors: Alderleaf staff - Leah Houghton and Chris Byrd
Cost: $250

Wilderness Skills Camp - summer day camp for youth ages 6 to 12 - is Alderleaf's program for youth. Now your children can also experience Alderleaf's amazing wilderness education! Kids learn the basics of wild edible plants, birding, wilderness survival, ecology, wildlife tracking, and more through exciting adventures, activities, crafts, and games.

Students spend days exploring forests, creeks, and meadows while learning about nature. Our camps teach about the plants, trees, birds, insects, mammals, and other species local to the Pacific Northwest. Through our nature curriculum, students also gain respect, responsibility, communication, and teamwork skills.

Kids learn:
-Fire and shelter building skills
-How to purify water
-Using a map and compass
-Wilderness safety
-How to observe animals
-Basic plant identification
-Skill related games & scavenger hunts
-Basic forest ecology

Don't miss this opportunity for an adventure-filled week of summer camp!

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Special note: Parents can register themselves to attend the Wilderness Survival Skills Intensive for adults which runs concurrently.


"My 7-year old daughter attended your 5-day youth summer camp. She had an amazing time and learned a lot about outdoor survival, nature, and wildlife. Most importantly, she gained a tremendous love for the outdoors. We are so grateful to Alderleaf for this awesome program!"
- Elizabeth Emmons

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