Tacoma Whole Child Summer Camp 7

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.

  • 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.
Sign up for nature camps

We highly recommend you get on the waitlist for any full camps. There has been a great deal of movement on the rosters as circumstances change for families.

Upcoming Activities

Nature ROCKS! Ages 6-9

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
(Age 6-9) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. Investigate, explore, experiment! Discover amazing natural wonders through hikes, science labs, crafts, and games. $30 nonrefundabl…

Survival in the Wild for Ages 10-12

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
(Age 10-12) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. Discover what it takes to live in the wild, whether you are predator or prey, vertebrate or invertebrate. Learn skills that will…

Sea to Shore Camp for Ages 10-12

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
(Age 10-12) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. From Snake Lake wetlands to tide pools and the deep ocean, explore the amazing creatures of these wet and wild ecosystems with hi…

Sea to Shore Camp for Ages 6-9

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
(Age 6-9) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. From Snake Lake wetlands to tide pools and the deep ocean, explore the amazing creatures of these wet and wild ecosystems with hike…

It’s Art, Naturally for Ages 6-9

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
(Age 6-9) 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 Detectives for Ages 6-9

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
(Age 6-9) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. Use tools of detection to identify animals of the Pacific Northwest and observe their behaviors with nature hikes, science lab, cra…

Wildlife Detectives for Ages 10-12

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
(Age 10-12) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. Use tools of detection to identify animals of the Pacific Northwest and observe their behaviors with nature hikes, science lab, c…

Nature Superheroes for Ages 6-10

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
(Age 6-10) 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 wood…

Sea to Shore Camp for Ages 6-9

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
(Age 6-9) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. From Snake Lake wetlands to tide pools and the deep ocean, explore the amazing creatures of these wet and wild ecosystems with hike…

Sea to Shore Camp for Ages 10-12

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
(Age 10-12) From Snake Lake wetlands to tide pools and the deep ocean, explore the amazing creatures of these wet and wild ecosystems with hikes, games, crafts, and science la…

Nature ROCKS! Ages 6-9

Aug 24-27, 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
Tacoma Nature Center
(Age 6-9) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. Investigate, explore, experiment! Discover amazing natural wonders through hikes, science labs, crafts, and games. This is a four d…

Nature ROCKS! Ages 10-12

Aug 24-27, 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
Tacoma Nature Center
(Age 10-12) CAMP IS FULL. WAITLIST AVAILABLE. Investigate, explore, experiment! Discover amazing natural wonders through hikes, science labs, crafts, and games. This is a four…

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