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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.

  • 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.
  • Extended care available for an additional $50 for all full-day camps located at the Tacoma Nature Center. Extended care hours: 8-9 am & 3:30-5:30 pm.
  • 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

Wildlife Biologist Camp

Aug 20-23, 2019
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 - 12:00 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Experience the life of a wildlife biologist through visits and activities with scientists and nature specialists, an all-day field research trip, and an overnight tent camp on…

Nature Camps – Extended Care

Aug 19-23, 2019
Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fri 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Extended care is available for a limited number of registered full-day nature campers on a weekly basis from 8:00-9:00am before camp and 3:30-5:30pm after camp.

Nature Camps – Extended Care

Aug 26-28, 2019
Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wed 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Extended care is available for a limited number of registered full-day nature campers on a weekly basis from 8:00-9:00am before camp and 3:30-5:30pm after camp.

Furry Friends (AM)

Aug 26-28, 2019
Mon 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Make friends with other mammals through stories, songs, games, nature walks and more! $30 nonrefundable deposit to reserve space. Full payment due six days prior to camp sta…

Furry Friends (PM)

Aug 26-28, 2019
Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
Make friends with other mammals through stories, songs, games, nature walks, and more! $30 nonrefundable deposit to reserve space. Full payment due six days prior to camp st…