Eco Explorers Adventure Camps

2019 Summer Camps

Calling all Explorers! Join us as we discover the landscapes of Pierce County through exploration, adventure, and creative play. Each day will offer exciting new experiences that will challenge participant’s abilities and help build their skills in sensory awareness, earth stewardship, survival, emergency response, science investigation, and much more. 

Participants need to come dressed according to weather conditions and are encouraged to pack waste free lunches, water bottles, and backpacks.

Each camp will be limited to the first 15 participants registered. A minimum of 10 participants is needed 
to run each camp. Detailed camp information will be given after registration or contact (253) 798-4141.

Counselors In Training Week

July 8-12
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Sprinker Recreation Center (map)

  • For: Ages 14-18
  • Fee: $50/camper | Register by June 28 Online or (253) 798-4141
 Want to learn how to lead and develop skills to help you become a future environmental educator? Our Eco Camp Counselors In Training (CIT) program is the one for you! CIT’s will learn activities, games, strategies for working with younger campers, and even how to use the natural environment for learning. At the end of the week, participants will work together and show what they have learned. All CIT’s will be given the opportunity to volunteer the following week with both Eco Camps and earn (or, to earn) community service credits (or hours)!

Eco Explorers

July 15-19
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sprinker Recreation Center (map)

  • For: Ages 9-12
  • Fee: $125/camper | Register by July 5 Online or (253) 798-4141
Campers will be on the go as they explore the surrounding area of Spanaway Park and visit off-site locations as each day’s theme leads to new outdoor adventures. Forests, freshwater habitats, and other ecosystems will be discovered and investigated through sensory activities, play, and the use of science equipment. Campers 

Junior Explorers

July 15-19
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sprinker Recreation Center (map)

  • For: Ages 5-8
  • Fees: $75/camper | Register by July 5 Online or (253) 798-4141
              $50 (extended care from 1:00-4:00 p.m.)  | #13704 Register by July 5 Online or (253) 798-4141
Junior Explorers need to be ready for a week of action-packed, outdoor adventures! Campers will investigate freshwater habitats, explore Bresemann Forest, discover the wonder of watersheds, role-play becoming salmon, and create using up-cycled materials. Each day will incorporate hands-on activities, free-play, exploration, games, and children’s literature  to help nurture a desire of caring and respect for our natural and human-made environments.