Come experience IslandWood with this make-your-own-adventure weekend!
Oct 6 – 8, 2023
We often hear from folks in the community that wish they could experience IslandWood like the kids do. And we thought – well, let’s do it!
After a super fun inaugural event in 2022, we’re excited to be back for our 2nd year of Community Camp, this October 6 – 8.
Friends, families, neighbors, and grandparents — this community event is for all who want to experience the fun and discovery of IslandWood.
There will be so many fun things to do, including guided hikes, birdwatching, water explorations, canopy tower climbing, yoga, lawn games, campfire variety show, garden excursions, teams course adventures, trail running, and of course quiet time whenever you’d like it. We will be offering four activity sessions on Saturday and two on Sunday – you get to design your own weekend!
Lodge check-out – farewell! Welcome Center
*Please note, activities & timing can be subject to change.
Meals will be offered all weekend to fuel your time of discovery and exploration. Our kitchen team always works to craft meals that sustain a wide variety of dietary needs and preferences with inspiration and creativity.
Meals will include dinner on Friday evening; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday morning.
Stay the weekend overnight in one of our beautiful lodges! Lodging includes one room for two nights and a room will be assigned to you based on the number of people in your group, with a maximum of six people per room. Babies & toddlers are very welcome, but please bring your own portable cribs or pack and plays as needed!
Northwest-style lodges house guest rooms with a combination of single occupancy, double occupancy, and bunk rooms that accommodate up to six guests. All guest rooms have a private bathroom and include bedding, towels, and simple guest amenities. Each lodge contains a spacious log-beam great room with a stone fireplace and cozy seating areas, laundry facilities, and a small refrigerator.
Please note that this is a weekend of fun for all ages, which includes babies and toddlers. This year, we’re hoping to have one lodge for adults and older children and one lodge for those with younger children. As IslandWood isn’t a hotel, our lodge rooms weren’t built to be entirely sound-proof. While we’ll work our best to create the most ideal situation for all attending, we ask that you extend grace to your fellow campers.
Lodge check-in is on Friday from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM and beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday. Lodge check-out is at 11:00 AM on Sunday.
Cancellation of individual guest lodging is subject to a $40 processing fee per room. Lodging canceled within 14 days of the event is non-refundable. The final day to request a refund for individual guest lodging is Thursday, September 21, 2023.
Tickets & Registration
Tickets for the weekend are available with or without lodging.
Camper Pass: Tickets without lodging, per person, for weekend activities and meals (including Fri, Sat, Sun) are $225 per person, age 13 and up.
Youth Explorers Pass: Tickets without lodging, per person, for weekend activities and meals (including Fri, Sat, Sun) are $175 per person, age 4 – 12.
Tiny Tots Pass: Children 3 and under are free, but please include the free ticket in your registration so we have an accurate head count for the weekend.
Weekend lodging is $525 per room and includes Friday and Saturday evening lodging; and activities and meals all weekend for one participant age 13+. Each lodge room can accommodate up to six guests. Weekend lodging is purchased as a separate ticket.
At the launch of the event, we set aside 20% of tickets at a discounted rate, available for anyone who found the ticket price out of financial reach. Those tickets have all been purchased at this time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about Community Camp. If you have a question not listed here, reach out to us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you!
While we welcome families, Community Camp is for anyone who wants to experience IslandWood! Come by yourself, come with a friend, come with a partner, come with the kids, or without. We’re excited for as many people as possible to experience Community Camp!
Yes! Community Camp welcomes kids of all ages! Please make sure an adult can supervise your little one throughout the weekend. Our nature activities are designed to be enjoyed as a family and will not include drop-off childcare. Children under ten years of age may participate in most activities with adult supervision. For safety reasons, our Teams Course activities are only available to guests ten years old or older. We have a handful of Pack and Play and Highchairs available. Please let us know during registration if you want us to make these items available to you.
Yes! We know little people sometimes have different palates and will have options for them too! As we typically design our menu to highlight the seasons and local food as much as we can, we don’t have it set it in advance. We’ll plan to email it out to you about a week prior to Camp! When you register, you’ll be asked to share your dietary preferences.
The variety show will be held at our Friendship Circle campfire amphitheater on Saturday night. Bring your musical instruments if you like, share a poem, sing a song, plan a skit… you get the idea! Share your talents and fun vibes with all the Community Camp campers!
Bikes are not allowed on the trails as they are sometimes narrow, and we want to keep them safe for people walking. However, toddlers are welcome to bring balance bikes to use on our paved paths around main campus. Please do not bring them on the trails.
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
IslandWood is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our tax ID number is 31-1654076.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300
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