Summer Camps

Summer Day Camps

Nurture Your Child’s Curiosity


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Nature-Based Learning and Discovery

Our Summer Day Camps on our Bainbridge Island campus boost children’s imaginations in a rich natural setting. Our instructors are experienced environmental educators with a passion for creating experiences that unlock curiosity and understanding about our environment and our world.


IslandWood offers need-based scholarships for our summer camps. Contact Joan Hutchinson at by March 30, 2019 for more information.

We are sorry to share that we will not be offering Summer Camps at Brightwater in Woodinville this summer. IslandWood camps at Brightwater may return in the future. Please check back in next year.

Camp Descriptions

Through hands-on exploration that builds important social and academic skills, we offer a range of camps from marine science to cooking to journalism…something to inspire every child.

1st & 2nd GRADERS – Soil to Snack – $350 (SOLD OUT!)
Discover where your food really comes from. Explore edible plants in the forest, harvest exotic species from the garden, and turn it all into a tasty snack each day.


3rd & 4th GRADERS – Biomimicry by Design – $335 (SOLD OUT!)
Learn how the silent wing of an owl influenced airplanes, or sharkskin helped create speedier swimwear. Unlock the secrets of nature and tackle fun team design challenges.


5th & 6th GRADERS – Forest to Sound – $350
Explore the intricate connections of the Pacific Northwest’s ecosystems and practice real-life science techniques on your quest for knowledge. This camp includes supervised field trips off the IslandWood property.


7th- 9th GRADERS – Camp only offered for this age group during Week 4 (July 22-26)


Summer Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

Are you in high school or in college, and like kids and the outdoors? Come volunteer with camp! You’ll work with our educators and campers and gain valuable experience in environmental education.


Summer Program internships are closed for the season. Please consider applying next year!

For more information, including application materials, contact Mary Meier, Community Education Manager at