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Pond to Pines Summer Day Camp

Nestled in a ponderosa grove right outside Ellensburg, Camp Pond to Pines provides amazing nature-based experiences and true outdoor immersive exploration! Located at the Yakima Canyon Interpretive Center, camp has a wonderful rustic feel that encourages exploration.

Campers learn through inquisitive and creative activities utilizing science, math, critical-thinking skills, and a great deal of imagination.

Enjoy Helen McCabe pond as you paddle and swim overlooking the majestic Stuart range. Enjoy arts and crafts, group games, singing songs, hiking, and splash pads to beat the summer heat.

CAMPER INFO:

Ages 5-11

Campers must be entering kindergarten in the fall OR age 5 by September 1, 2024

2024 CAMP DATES:

Camp runs Monday-Friday from am-3pm

ANIMAL OLYMPICS: June 24-28

APPLE FESTIVAL: July 1-3

CAMP SURVIVOR: July 8-12

PIRATE HUNT: July 15-19

BE A SUPERHERO: July 22-26

WATER CARNIVAL: July 29-Aug 2

COST: (Learn more about tiered pricing here)

Tier 1: $300    Tier 2: $275   Tier 3: $250

Animal Olympics - June 24-28
Apple Festival - July 1-3
Camp Survivor - July 8-12
Pirate Hunt - July 15-19
Be a Superhero - July 22-26
Water Carnival - July 29-August 2

CAMP THEMES DESCRIPTIONS:

ANIMAL OLYMPICS: June 24-28

Our local animal residents are amazing! Join us for a week of camp fun while we learn about those that fly, swim, dig, and run!

APPLE FESTIVAL: July 1-3 (camp is Mon-Wed and is discounted)

Apples are a Washington icon! Participate in tons of apple themed games and activities while enjoying the best of camp during this short but fun-packed week!

CAMP SURVIVOR: July 8-12

Build your skills as a wilderness survivor! Enjoy traditional camp activities and learn how to stay safe and be prepared for all your outdoor adventures!

PIRATE HUNT: July 15-19

All aboard the flagship McCabe! "Sail" through camp searching for clues to find the treasures of our natural world!

BE A SUPERHERO: July 22-26

Discover the hidden powers of our native plants and animals! Pick your favorite super-human abilities to create the perfect hero to protect against the forces of evil!

WATER CARNIVAL: July 29-Aug 2

Splash around camp in and out of the pond! Beat the heat with fun games and experiments all about H2O!

KEEN LEADERSHIP CAMPS

Leadership programs are available for campers entering grades 6-12. These camp programs deepen older campers' understand of what leadership development means and gets them excited about mentoring others.

Is your camper interested in trying a leadership camp? Have your kiddo thoughtfully and honestly complete the leadership readiness questions below by selecting their answers for each questions. Find our which leadership session is best for them by totaling the answers.

Are you ready to LEAD? Take the Leadership Readiness Quiz!

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You are ready to try a leadership camp! Sign up for the CIT 1 program so you can explore your leadership skills and style.

You are ready to take the next step! Sign up for the CIT 2 program and get ready to put those amazing leadership skills to use!

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