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Summer Camp Flyer 2020

Summer Day Camp at the Tacoma Nature Center is convenient for parents, fun for kids!

The Tacoma Nature Center is located at 1919 S. Tyler Street in Tacoma.

Each camp includes indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages and interests. Many camps fill quickly, so register early.

  • Due to COVID-19 impacts it is still uncertain whether Tacoma Nature Center camps will happen. Please register if you are interested and if camps are canceled you will receive a full refund.
  • If you have any difficulty with the online registration process please email your registration request to tnc@tacomaparks.com.
  • If you have been with us before for summer camps you should be aware that there will be some changes to how we operate for the safety of both participants and staff. Details will be provided before camp starts.
  • Please note that all camps are first-come first-served.
  • Pre-registration required at least one week before camp begins.
  • $30 non-refundable deposit is required with balance due 6 days before camp.
  • Some scholarship assistance is available.
  • We require all camp participants to be potty-trained and able to self-toilet by the time the program starts.

Upcoming Activities

Gardens Galore

Jul 6-10, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Discover the wonders of gardening! Enjoy tasty garden treats, plant veggies, investigate pollinators, learn about worms, and care for chickens! This camp includes an off-site…

Nature ROCKS!

Jul 13-17, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Investigate, explore, experiment! Discover amazing natural wonders through hikes, science labs, crafts, and games. This camp includes an off-site field trip. $30 nonrefundable…

Survival in the Wild

Jul 13-17, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Discover what it takes to live in the wild, whether you are predator or prey, vertebrate or invertebrate. Learn skills that will help you enjoy and survive your own outdoor ad…

Sea to Shore Camp

Jul 20-24, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center

Sea to Shore Camp

Jul 20-24, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center

It’s Art, Naturally

Jul 27-31, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Creatively play and connect with nature through a variety of art projects, stories, music, photography, and whatever your imagination can dream up! Take hikes, meet wildlife,…

Wildlife Detectives

Aug 3-7, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Use tools of detection to identify animals of the Pacific Northwest and observe their behaviors with nature hikes, science lab, crafts, and games.This camp includes an off-sit…

Wildlife Detectives

Aug 3-7, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Use tools of detection to identify animals of the Pacific Northwest and observe their behaviors with nature hikes, science lab, crafts, and games.This camp includes an off-sit…

Nature Superheroes

Aug 10-14, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Discover ways that you can help to protect our planet through projects, games, crafts, and earth-friendly activities to become a habitat hero! Hike through the woods and disco…

Sea to Shore Camp

Aug 17-21, 2020
Mon 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center