Knot Tying

Students learn how to tie different types of knots, each knot’s intended purpose, and how knots can be helpful in their everyday lives. Learning Objectives (student ecologists will be able […]

Orienteering with Compasses

Students learn how to use a compass to determine headings and navigate through challenges in addition to the benefits of a compass in the age of GPS. Learning Objectives (student […]

Campers by the campfire

Shelter Building

Students learn best practices when building a shelter made of only natural materials and test their skills by building their own. Be careful of sudden rainstorms! Learning Objectives (student ecologists […]

Camper building campfire

Fire Starting

Students attempt different methods for starting a fire in a controlled and safe setting as well as how to best construct a fire for their intended purpose. Learning Objectives (student […]

Mossy Trail at Camp Sealth

Guided Hikes

Students are led on a leisurely hike by a Camp Sealth staff member on one of Camp Sealth’s many trails. These hikes can involve different activities like plant identification, trail games, and solo walks.

archery girl


Students test their skills by shooting arrows with recurved bows at our foam targets. No prior archery experience is necessary to shoot!

Campers in the garden

Soil Ecology

Forests would not be able to function without hard-working decomposers returning nutrients to the soil. Using both our camp garden and the forest as examples, students learn about plant growth, decomposition, and soil ecology. Activities may include exploring and working in the garden, plant biology, decomposer scavenger hunts, and helping maintain our worm bin.

boys with sea creature

Marine Ecology

The cold marine waters of Puget Sound and the Washington Coast are some of the most productive in the world. Study the intricacies of an aquatic environment and how they might compare to life and systems on land. Students examine intertidal invertebrates on the beach at low tide, collect and examine plankton, and learn about moon phases and tidal zones.

Staff teaching nature lesson

Wetlands Ecology

Students explore the diversity and dynamics of a wetland site. This class focuses on the interdependence of elements found in a wetland habitat. Build a watershed, identify wetland indicators, do stream studies, and discuss the role of wetlands in bird migrations and habitat.

Wildlife Ecology

Students learn about different kinds of wildlife that live in the Pacific Northwest and what their role is in their ecosystem. Activities involve learning about food webs, adaptations, population dynamics, and animal tracking using footprints and scat.