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Outdoor Adventures

The Outdoor Adventures program is now part of Tacoma Nature Center!

Please note that all trip withdrawals must be made prior to 48 hours before the trip to be eligible for a refund.  
   

  Family Adventures

Enjoy adventures with the entire family!
Fall programming will be available for registration beginning on July 20 for TNC members and on August 1 for everyone else.
CLICK HERE to Sign Up Online

Blake Island Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $40+tax/person, $36+tax/TNC Member
Paddle to Blake Island Marine State Park. Enjoy the views of the Seattle skyline and marine wildlife on this beautiful excursion. Meet at Southworth Ferry Landing.
July 23  10:00am - 1:00pm      79696

Boston Harbor Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $40+tax/person, $36+tax/TNC Member
Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet. Meet at Boston Harbor Marina.
August 28  12:00pm - 3:00pm      79697

Thea Foss Waterway Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $35+tax/person, $31.50+tax/TNC Member
Spend a few hours paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma.  Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban water adventure. Meet at Thea Foss Dock, 1930 E D Street.
September 17     10:00am - 12:00pm      79698

Boston Harbor Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $35+tax/person, $31.50+tax/TNC Member
Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet. Meet at Boston Harbor Marina.
September 24    10:30am - 12:30pm       82575

Thea Foss Waterway Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $35+tax/person, $31.50+tax/TNC Member
Take in the Tacoma skyline from the water. Paddle past the Museum of Glass and under the historic 11th street bridge to the bay. Explore this urban waterway and see the city from a new perspective. Meet at Thea Foss Dock, 1930 E D Street.
October 15         10:00am - 12:00pm      82577

Fall Foliage Family Hike
Ages 10 and up, $50+tax/family of four, $10+tax/additional family members
Hike up to Rattlesnake Lodge and enjoy the views on top. Guided hike and transportation are provided. Leave from the Tacoma Nature Center.
October 22          9:00am - 2:00pm        82584

  Family Campouts

Family Campouts at Owen Beach
All ages welcome
Join us for three different nights under the stars with your family and friends.  Includes tent space, evening snack, evening program, kids crafts, games and a sunrise breakfast.  You will need to bring a tent, sleeping bag, toiletries, flashlight, camp chairs, and any other camping equipment you may need. Sorry, no member discounts or financial assistance available. Registration deadline for each campout is 4:00pm on the Wednesday before the event. Due to purchasing deadlines, no refunds will be given if withdrawal is not by 3:30pm the Wednesday before the campout.
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To reserve your space call (253) 591-6439(253) 591-6439

4 Person Tent Space (8’X8’) $50
79595  7/8-7/9   Fri-Sat 7pm-9am
79596  7/29-7/30  Fri- Sat 7pm-9am
79597  8/20-8/21   Sat-Sun 7pm-9am

6 Person Tent Space (10’x10’) $75
79600  7/8-7/9   Fri-Sat 7pm-9am
79601  7/29-7/30  Fri- Sat 7pm-9am
79602 8/20-8/21   Sat-Sun 7pm-9am

8 Person Tent Space (12’x12’) $100
79603  7/8-7/9   Fri-Sat 7pm-9am
79604  7/29-7/30  Fri- Sat 7pm-9am
79605  8/20-8/21   Sat-Sun 7pm-9am

Learn more
 

   Homeschool Adventures

Homeschool Adventures will return with monthly activities in September
 

  Adults Only Adventures


The following adventures are for adults only. 
CLICK HERE to Sign Up Online

 

Boston Harbor Adult Paddle  
Ages 18 and up, $65+tax/participant. $58.50+tax/TNC Member
Launch in quaint Boston Harbor and paddle south past the Dofflemyer Point Lighthouse exploring the South Sound’s Budd Inlet.  Meet at Boston Harbor Marina.
August 13  12:00pm -  3:00pm      79700            CANCELLED

Blake Island Adult Paddle  
Ages 18 and up, $65+tax/participant. $58.50+tax/TNC Member
Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you paddle to this marine state park.  Stop for lunch on the island enjoying views of the Seattle skyline before paddling back to the mainland.  Meet at Southworth Ferry Landing.
September 10   10:00am -  1:00pm      79701

Nisqually Delta Naturalist Led Paddle  
Ages 18 and up, $65+tax/participant. $58.50+tax/TNC Member
Join us for a paddle in one of the largest saltwater estuaries in the South Sound. Learn about all kinds of birds, sea life and plants from an expert naturalist as you paddle. Meet at Luhr Beach Boat Launch.
October 8          10:00am -  1:00pm      82576

 

  Summer Camps

Get ready for fun! Outdoor Adventure Summer Camps provide good times with new friends for tweens and teens.CLICK HERE to Sign Up Online.

A $30 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space. Full payment due six days prior to camp start date.

Outdoor Adventure Camp Age: 10 - 14
Get out and climb, kayak, fish, canoe, hike and swim
while exploring beautiful Western Washington.
Titlow Park & Lodge • $235
79190 06/27 - 07/01 M-F 9 am - 4 pm
79191 07/18 - 07/22 M-F 9 am - 4 pm
79194 08/15 - 08/19 M-F 9 am - 4 pm

Backpacking Adventure Camp Age: 12 - 14
Learn essential outdoor skills on this three day, two night
backpacking trip in the Cascades.
Titlow Park & Lodge • $235
79197 07/06 - 07/08 W-F 9 am - 4 pm

Kayaking Adventure Camp Age: 12 - 14
Learn proper paddle strokes, kayak rescues and other
skills. Camp culminates with an overnight paddle to an
island state park.
Titlow Park & Lodge • $235
79200 07/11 - 07/14 M-Th 9 am - 4 pm
79201 08/01 - 08/04 M-Th 9 am - 4 pm

Rock N’ Paddle Camp Age: 10 - 14
Spend the week on the water and rocks. Learn climbing
and paddling skills while enjoying the summer sun.
Titlow Park & Lodge • $235
79203 08/08 - 08/12 M-F 9 am - 4 pm

Fishing and Canoeing Camp Age: 10 - 14
Search for the next big catch in lowland and mountain
lakes from the shore and canoes.
Titlow Park & Lodge • $235
79204 07/25 - 07/29 M- F 9 am - 4 pm

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


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