Site, Lodging, and Meals

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SITE, LODGING, AND MEALS

Teachers often describe our campus as “stepping into a book.” At every moment, students get to test, touch, and examine with their own senses and follow their curiosity. Even mealtimes are an occasion for learning.

SITE

Our 250-acre campus is located on Bainbridge Island, a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. While here, students explore our campus’s natural features including a bog, pond, harbor, and miles of trails, as well as learn in and from a variety of built environments including our Garden Classroom, Living Machine, treehouses, Suspension Bridge, Canopy Tower, and our sustainable buildings.

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY

We work to ensure that all reasonable accommodations are in place so that everyone can fully participate and learn from their time on our campus. All indoor spaces and many of our outdoor spaces and field structures – including the Learning Tree House, Garden, Friendship Circle, certain Team’s Course elements (Whale Watch, Spider’s Web), and the Floating Classroom – were built and are continually maintained to meet ADA code, adhering to WAC 51-50.

LODGING

In our four lodges, each child has a comfortable bed in a bunk room that sleeps four to five children and includes a private bathroom. Chaperones and teachers sleep in separate rooms on the same floor as the kids. The lodges also provide an opportunity to learn about sustainable building and architecture.

KITCHEN AND MENUS

Our menus showcase local, organic, and sustainably sourced ingredients, simply prepared and thoughtfully created with the well being of our students and chaperones in mind. All meals in the Dining Hall are served family style and students sit with peers from other schools, giving them an opportunity to engage across boundaries. Except for lunch on the first day, IslandWood provides all meals and snacks throughout the program. See menus below:

Field Snacks

Dinner

Breakfast

 

Field Snacks 

  • String Cheese, Baby Carrots, Grapes, Raisins

Field Lunch 

Gluten & Egg-free Alternatives: Andean Dream Quinoa CookieSchar Chocolate cookies

Dinner

Breakfast

Field Snacks

Field Lunch 

FOOD ALLERGIES

We recognize that parents of children with food allergies have special concerns about what their children will be eating at IslandWood and how the food will be prepared. Our kitchen staff follow FARE guidelines for managing food allergies and for preventing cross-contact. We look forward to working with you as a team to ensure the safety and nutrition of your child.