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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures is now part of Tacoma Nature Center.


Detailed Summer Camp Information
Sign up Online for Camps or call 253-591-6439

New this year! Mountain Bike Camps & Classes!
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Campout in the Parks 2015
Learn more and sign up at: MetroParksTacoma.org/Campout


Upcoming Programs - Family Paddles

Father's Day Paddle
7 yrs and up
$30/participant, $27/TNC Member participant
Enjoy the Tacoma skyline from the water, then have lunch on your own at a waterfront park or restaurant. Dad will love it! Equipment and instruction provided. Bring water, sun protection and avoid wearing cotton, including denim jeans. Pre-registration required.
Participants meet at the Thea Foss Boat Launch. A map and directions of all boat launches is available here.
75465    June 21, 10:00am-12:00pm

Family Paddle to Nisqually Delta
7 yrs and up
$30/participant, $27/TNC Member participant
Enjoy plants, animals and birds as you paddle through the largest saltwater estuary in the South Sound. Equipment and instruction provided. Bring water, sun protection and avoid wearing cotton, including denim jeans. Pre-registration required.
Participants meet at Luhr Beach. A map and directions of all boat launches is available here.
75466    July 25, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

No online registration - please call to register: 253-591-6439.

 

Upcoming Programs - Adult Kayak Trips

Boston Harbor Paddle
Ages 18 and up
$65/participant, $58.50/TNC Member Participant
Grab a coffee and treat at the Olympia Farmers Market, then join us for a paddle around Boston Harbor. Pre-registration required.
Participants meet at Boston Harbor Boat Launch. A map and directions of all boat launches is available here.
75543     June 6, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Nisqually Delta Paddle
Ages 18 and up
$65/participant, $58.50/TNC Member Participant
Join us for an evening paddle in one of the largest saltwater estuary in the South Sound, check out all kind of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. Pre-registration required.
Participants meet at Luhr Beach. A map and directions of all boat launches is available here. 
75544      July 12,   2:00pm – 5:00pm   

Thea Foss Paddle
Ages 18 and up
$50/participant, $45/TNC Member Participant
Come check out the Tacoma waterfront and while enjoying views of the city and Mount Rainier.  Check out a local bar or restaurant on your own after the trip. Pre-registration required.
Participants meet at Thea Foss Boat Launch. A map and directions of all boat launches is available here.
75545       August 22   12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Mountain Biking Classes & Camps
with Evergreen Mountain Bike

Register for mtn bike classes.
Register for mtn bike summer camps

EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN BIKE 4-DAY DIRT CAMP
Children get ready to ride paved streets no longer used by vehicles in the upland area of Swan Creek ParkAge: 9-13
Spend 4 action-packed days biking at Swan Creek! Dominate jumps, rip through dirt, and hammer around roots and rocks! Learn technical trickery, jumps, and drops. Build skills, play games and learn about trail stewardship!
Sign up for Mtn Bike Camp

  • July 6-9
  • July 20-23
  • August 3-6
  • August 17-20

CLASS: Basic Skills: Level 1
Ages 18 and up
$50/person
Learn to stay balanced and in control with basic bike handling skills. Focus on getting
comfortable with proper body positioning, braking, and wheel lifts to make you more
confident out on the trails. Swan Creek Park
75546   June 13, 10:00am – 1:00pm
75547   July 11, 10:00am – 1:00pm
75548   August 8, 10:00am – 1:00pm

CLASS: Basic Skills: Level 2
Ages 18 and up
$50/person
Learn to navigate tight turns, corner with speed and confidence, and conquer obstacles like roots, logs and just about anything else that you may come across along the trails.
Swan Creek Park
75549   June 28, 10:00am – 1:00pm
75550   July 26, 10:00am – 1:00pm
75551   August 29, 10:00am – 1:00pm

CLASS: Basic Skills for Kids
Ages 8 – 13
$50/person
Learn how to climb hills and safely go down hills while rolling over small logs and roots, and riding through twisty trails. Swan Creek Park
75552   June 20, 10:00am – 1:00pm
75553   July 18, 10:00am – 1:00pm
75554   August 23, 10:00am – 1:00pm

CLASS: Dirt Divas Series
Ages 18 and up
$130/person
This 4-week series we will take time to focus on a particular skill for the day and spend time on the trails mastering it. Swan Creek Park
75558   July 7 – July 28, 5:30pm  - 7:30pm
75559   August 6 – August 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

CLASS: Dirt Riders Series
Ages 8 – 13
$130/person
Learn warm up drills, then hit the trails, exploring twisting single track, rallying over roots and logs, and playing balance and agility games. Swan Creek Park
75560   July 8 – 29, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
75561   August 4 – 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Register for biking classes.
Register for biking summer camps


   

Contact Us
(253) 320-1111
tnc@tacomaparks.com


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