Explore the fjord

Ages 12-16

Camp starts on July 12th!

For this camp, HCSEG and project partners have various outdoor activities planned around the Hood Canal watershed, where participants will connect with their local fjord through adventures and guidance provided by HCSEG staff. Examples of some activities include kayaking, learning about shellfish, exploring tide pools, and hiking!

Program Overview:

  • Fridays
  • 9am – 3pm
  • Ages 12-16
  • Each day starts and ends at the Salmon Center. We will provide transportation to and from each site. 
  • Minimum $10 Donation per camp session.
  • Explore the Fjord activities take place outside. Please dress accordingly.
  • Please bring a snack, lunch and water bottle. Lunch is not provided.
  • Please ensure Campers are prepared accordingly for the activities of the day (i.e. close toed shoes, sunscreen, water, etc.)
  • Questions? Email whitney@pnwsalmoncenter.org

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • All camp sessions include five different donation options that can be selected during registration. This is to allow families to pay what they can.
  • We offer a “Reduced Donation” level for those with financial need. If this donation is a financial burden, please contact us to discuss a camp scholarship.
  • We also offer a “Full Donation” level, which supports our camp scholarship fund. This
    allows us to enroll children in camp for free or at a reduced donation amount.

Thank you for paying what you can!

Absolutely! You are welcome to register your child for any number of sessions, whether that’s one session or all of them. Each day is different, and campers do not need to attend all of the sessions to enjoy camp.

We appreciate you letting us know prior to the camp date if your child can no longer attend. This allows us to better plan for the day and opens space for children on our waitlist. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds.

2024 Program Schedule:

Week 1: Green Mountain Hike and Craft
Hike up Green Mountain with us, followed by a craft lesson in nature!

Week 2: Union River Estuary Experience
Learn all about the Pacific NW salmon, explore the Union River Estuary and meet the Farm at Water’s Edge furry and feathered friends! 

Week 3: Misery Point Marine Life
Venture with us to the Misery Point Preserve for a day of learning with Great Peninsula Conservancy! Featuring a guest from NOAA, we’ll explore the beach’s diversity, participate in European Green Crab molt search, and even experience what whales hear using a hydrophone!

Week 4: Twanoh State Park – Beach Explorations
From a forested trail, to a beach full of aquatic life, there’s so much to explore! We’ll engage with a Pacific Shellfish Institute Research Biologist to identify and lean more about the critters we find at low tide!

Week 5: Kayak Adventure
Join us for a trip to Brinnon for a fun kayaking adventure! We’ll follow up our time on the water with a visit to Dosewallips State Park.

Week 6: Buggin’ Out in Bremerton
Take a journey to learn at the Bremerton Bug Museum, then investigate the insects and small critters that inhabit Illahee State Park!