Farm Stewards

summer camp

Ages 7-11

Camp starts June 18th! Register for a single day or multiple sessions. Learn more about each camp session below or click the “Sign-Up” button.

farm stewards

Summer Camp

Ages 7-11

Camp starts June 18th! Register for a single day or multiple sessions. Learn more about each camp session below or click the “Sign-Up” button.

Farm Stewards is an outdoor camp full of fun experiences on the Farm at Water’s Edge and Union River Estuary Preserve. Camp includes garden explorations, close up encounters with pollinators, visits to our farm animals, games, crafts, and activities with guest experts! Campers will learn about gardening, water systems, environmental science and restoration, salmon, and so much more!

Join camp for the full season, or whichever days you want! Each day is different and campers do not need to attend all the sessions to enjoy camp.

Farm Stewards is an outdoor camp full of fun experiences on the Farm at Water’s Edge and Union River Estuary Preserve. Camp includes garden explorations, close up encounters with pollinators, visits to our farm animals, games, crafts, and activities with guest experts! Campers will learn about gardening, water systems, environmental science and restoration, salmon, and so much more!

Join camp for the full season, or whichever days you want! Each day is different and campers do not need to attend all the sessions to enjoy camp.

Program Overview:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 9am – 1pm
  • Ages 7-11
  • Minimum $5 Donation per camp session (nonrefundable)
  • Most Farm Stewards activities take place outside. Please dress accordingly.
  • Please bring a snack, lunch and water bottle. Lunch is not provided.
  • Questions? See our FAQ section below! If you have other questions, please 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!

  • This camp is designed for youth ages 7-11. Children must have their 7th birthday prior to the camp session you’d like to register them for. Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions.
  • If you have a child under the age of 7, you can check out the Barnacles and Bees summer programming designed for youth ages 3-6! They’ll be hosting two weeks of summer camp at the Theler Wetlands in Belfair.

To ensure equal engagement for all participants, guardians are asked to drop off their children, and are not permitted to sit in on summer camp sessions. However, you are welcome to explore the Salmon Center grounds and our neighbor Theler Wetlands while your children are in camp. Camp ends at 1pm, and children are expected to be picked up at this time.

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: Animals Among Us
Ever wonder what animals live right outside your door? Join us for a fun exploration of the critters that scoot about our estuary and run around our farm.

Week 2: Pollinator Pals
What’s all the buzzzzz about pollinators? Head over to this week’s summer camp session for pollinator related crafts and fun activities.

**Note: There are no summer camp sessions on July 2nd or 4th **

Week 3: Restoration Station
Explore the wonders of nature by getting lost in the diverse plant species found in Washington!

Week 4: Jammin’ with Salmon
Come rock n’ roll this summer by learning about the importance of salmon and the incredible journey they overcome. Let’s Jam with Salmon!

Week 5: Gather in the Garden
Plants, soil and seeds – oh my! The garden is waiting for a group of explorers to help our plants grow tall and discover the hidden treasures beneath our soils.

Week 6: H20 Yeah
**Thursday’s session will be a field trip to Belfair State Park. We will meet at the park at 9am** Learn about the mysteries of our water systems and why it’s important to protect water quality!

Week 7: Eco Eats
Join us to experience the wonders of food! We’ll learn about fresh fruits and veggies from the garden and explore fun ways to enjoy tasty produce!

Week 8: Farm Stewards Greatest Hits
Join us to relive everyone’s favorite activities from this year’s camp. Whether you participated in camp each week or this is your first time, we’re sure that fun will be had by all!