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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!
CLICK HERE to Sign Up Online

Mother’s Day Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $35+tax/person, $31.50+tax/TNC Member
Spend the morning paddling on the Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma.  Paddle past the glass museum, marinas, and under the historic 11th street bridge on this urban mother’s day adventure.  Meet at the Thea Foss Dock.
May 8  10:00am - 12:00pm      79693

Father’s Day Family Paddle
Ages 7 and up, $40+tax/person, $36+tax/TNC Member
This Father’s Day treat your dad to a paddle trip in the south sound.  Kayak from Steilacoom to Ketron Island exploring the shoreline of this close by but rural island. Meet at Steilacoom boat launch.
June 19  9:00am - 12:00pm      79694

Family Dragon Boat Lesson  
Ages 10 and up, $10+tax/participant. $9+tax/TNC Member
Want to try one of the fastest growing paddle sports with a 2,000 year history?  Dragon boat racing is a colorful and inclusive team activity that involves tradition and comradery.  Learn from the experts at the Tacoma Dragon Boat Association during this beginner paddle on the Thea Foss Waterway.  All gear and instruction are provided. An adult must accompany children. Meet at Johnny’s Dock Marina.
June 12  12:00pm - 2:00pm      79702

Freedom Fair Family Kayak Trip
Ages 7 and up, $40+tax/person, $36+tax/TNC Member
Paddle from Thea’s Park along Ruston Way to the Tacoma 4th of July Freedom Fair.  Spend the lunch hour taking in the sights and sounds and grab a bite. After spending time at the Fair paddle back to Thea’s Park. Meet at Thea’s Park.
July 4  11:00am - 2:30pm         79695

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

  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.
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To reserve your space call (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

   Homeschool Adventures

Homeschool Family Kayaking
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Ages 7 and up, $20+tax/participant $18+tax/TNC Member
Spend some time paddling on the Tacoma waterfront.  Homeschool students learn the basics of kayaking and meet other homeschool families.  Participants will meet at dock, all equipment provided. An adult must accompany students. No younger siblings please. Pre-registration required. Meet at the Thea Foss Dock, 1930 E D Street.
April 26   1:00pm - 3:00pm           77873
June 14   10:00am – 12:00pm     79629

  Adults Only Adventures

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

Adult Dragon Boat Lesson
  
Ages 18 and up, $10+tax/participant. $9+tax/TNC Member
Want to try one of the fastest growing paddle sports with a 2,000 year history?  Dragon boat racing is a colorful and inclusive team activity that involves tradition and comradery.  Learn from the experts at the Tacoma Dragon Boat Association during this beginner paddle on the Thea Foss Waterway.  All gear and instruction are provided. 
Meet at Johnny’s Dock Marina.
May 15  12:00pm - 2:00pm      79703

Nisqually Delta Adult Paddle  
Ages 18 and up, $65+tax/participant. $58.50+tax/TNC Member
Enjoy an evening paddle through the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Check out all kinds of birds, sea life and plants as you paddle. Meet at Luhr Beach Boat Launch.
July 17  5:30pm -  8:30pm      79699

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

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

  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

   

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


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