Summer Camps

Summer Day Camps

Nurture Your Child’s Curiosity


Register for Bainbridge Island Camps Register for Brightwater Camps

Nature-Based Learning and Discovery

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


An update about summer 2020 camps: With so many things still uncertain in regards to COVID-19, it’s too early to know exactly what our camps will look like this summer. We realize that many children will need a camp experience this summer more than ever and are hopeful that we’ll be able to offer camp programs, in some form.


The health and safety of our community is our utmost concern and we remain committed to following best practices from our county and state government health agencies, as well as the CDC. We are also in consult with the American Camp Association and collaborate regularly with our peer organizations on the topic.


Please check back soon for more updates about the status of our summer camps. Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy some of our virtual programming, designed to support you in engaging your loved ones in the nearby nature all around them. 


IslandWood offers need-based scholarships for our summer camps. Contact Joan Hutchinson at for more information.

Camps on Bainbridge Island

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.

Children with their instructor looking at a small snake during a Brightwater summer camp.

Camps at Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville

IslandWood is proud to partner with King County to offer summer camps for 1st – 6th graders at the state-of-the-art Brightwater Education Center attached to the county’s innovative wastewater treatment facility. The campus’ innovative design includes inspiring landscape, architecture, wildlife habitat, art and educational facilities perfect for summer adventures, learning, and fun!

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.

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

Grand Adventure Overnight Camp

Grand Adventure Overnight Camp (SOLD OUT!)

Share adventures with your Grandparent or special loved one and make lasting memories during this special overnight camp. Explore the forest, wetlands, and pond as you visit magical treehouses, cross the suspension bridge, and climb the canopy tower. Enjoy family camp classics like capture the flag, a s’more roast and a nocturnal owl prowl. Enjoy a night together in one of our beautiful lodges and be nourished by our inspired cuisine.


Register for Grand Adventure Camp


August 10th and 11th, 2020  –  SOLD OUT!

Family Package: $350 

  • The Family Package includes 1-2 adults, plus 1 child
  • $50 per additional child
  • This  package also includes:
    • Multi-day programming with our experienced educators
    • Lodging in a bunk room (2 queens, 2 twins), private bathroom
    • Mid-day field snacks
    • Lunch on Day 1
    • Dinner on Day 1
    • S’mores at the Friendship Circle
    • Breakfast on Day 2
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