KEENs Pond to Pines

Outdoor Nature Day Camps 2020!

KEEN is excited to announce our 2020 Summer Camps.

Each camp and activity is carefully constructed to provide the ultimate nature-based learning environment while providing a FUN hands-on experience while following social distancing protocols. Each camp is limited to 8 participants in order to maximize social distancing. Please follow the link to see the guidelines we are following.

 

During our summer camp children learn through inquisitive and creative activities utilizing science, math, critical-thinking skills and a great deal of imagination!


Camp is for Pre-K-Middle School and is held at Helen McCabe State Park.

Camps are organized by age/grade level! See below for a description of each camp.

Camp runs June 29 through July 31. Each week is a new theme.
Monday-Friday from 9-3.

 

Pre-K to K camp is 9am-12pm.

Each week of camp is $250.

Pre-K to K camp is $125.

Registration is open. Please click on the button above and register online. 

If you prefer to mail a check, please download this form and send a check to:

KEEN

414 South Willow Street

Ellensburg, WA 98926

Want to support a camper to attend camp? Purchase for grandkids or family friends?
Click on the button to the left - thank you!

Cancellation Policy:

We are following Gov. Inslee's guidelines for Washington State.
Should things change or be modified we will refund 100% of camp tuition. 

 

Camp Descriptions and Dates!

Week 1 - Pre-K to Kindergarten Kiddos

June 29, 2020

Pre-K to Kindergarten camp will be run by Washington Outdoor School.

Week 2 - Animal Tracks - Grade 1 - Grade 3

July 06, 2020

Osprey, beaver, coyote...oh my!  Join us to learn how to identify which wildlife have been using Helen McCabe State Park.  We will look for tracks, scat, and other animal sign, listen for animals calls, and use some tools to survey the animals that live in the pond, creek and upland areas.  It's a jungle out there!

Week 3 - Survivor - Grade 3 - Grade 5

July 13, 2020

Learn skills to survive in the wilderness! Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Explore the woods around camp to find food, pitch an emergency shelter, learn how to start a fire, and multiple ways to get clean drinking water. Make an emergency fishing kit and try your luck out on the pond. Discover how to navigate by the stars during the optional overnight. Test your skills during the Survival Kid Challenge!

Week 4 - Survivor - mixed ages

July 20, 2020

Learn skills to survive in the wilderness! Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Explore the woods around camp to find food, pitch an emergency shelter, learn how to start a fire, and multiple ways to get clean drinking water. Make an emergency fishing kit and try your luck out on the pond. Discover how to navigate by the stars during the optional overnight. Test your skills during the Survival Kid Challenge!

Week 5 - Dirty Jobs/Adventure Camp - Grades 3 to Middle School Ages

July 27, 2020

​Science can be messy and fun! Let's roll up our sleeves and get dirty! Our natural world calls upon lots of different people to help our planet stay strong. Meet Washington state's biologists, ecologists, engineers, trail crews and fire fighters. Whether they're catching fish, building hiking trails, or planting forests, they're ready to help you get dirty in nature. Enjoy traditional camp activities too!

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KEEN's Covid19 Camp Policy

KEEN is following the American Camp Association summer camp guidelines for business operations. The link is provided below.

 

Luckily, because we do not have any indoor facilities, our plan can be slightly simplified and social distancing is easier. 

 

Please take a look below and let us know if you have any additional questions.

https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus/camp-business/camp-operations-guide-summer-2020

https://www.acacamps.org/resource-library/coronavirus-information-camps

Mailing Address

414 South Willow Street

Ellensburg, WA 98926

kittitasee@ycic.org 

509-551-8807

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