Please note that for Summer 2021 Golden Gardens is taking the place of our Woodland Park Day Camp.
The health and safety of our community remains our highest priority.
View our Covid-19 Page to learn all about our changes to Day Camp this summer.
Spend a Week on the Sound!
Campers will have the time of their lives this summer at Golden Gardens Park Day Camp! Located in Ballard on Puget Sound, this popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. This park features two wetlands, a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach. Golden Gardens offers strolls along a rugged coastline, hikes through forest trails, sunbathing on sandy beaches, fishing from a pier and a boat launch consisting of 300′ of shoreline at south end of park.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and staff, each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience, full of fun activities like some of the ones you will see below! Every week, campers will have a special theme that will inspire our special activities and guests. Guest appearances in the past have included visits from the Reptile Man, the local fire department, and talented artists who have taught campers about their unique art techniques! Other themes we’ve had include “Crazy Hair Day” and PJ Day!”
• Nature Hikes
• Arts & Crafts
• Group Games
• Outdoor Cooking
• Camp Songs Singalongs
• Homemade Ice Cream
Golden Gardens Park’s camp spirits are Polly and Patrick, leprechauns who live in the woods.
Campers create button blankets which they decorate with their group name, number and anything else they want to include! Groups earn buttons for varied contributions to the goodwill of the camp thus teaching the importance of community and giving back. Each group decides to do with their button blanket at the end of the week. Some groups cut them up so each youth gets a piece and some groups give them to their counselors as a thank you.
Extended Day Available!
We are excited to offer early arrival starting at 8:00am and late pickup ending at 5:00pm at Golden Gardens Park. Learn more.
- Financial Assistance
- What makes Camp Fire Day Camps unique?
- Accommodations for Special Needs and Dietary Restrictions.
- Day Camp Staffing
- Daily Schedule and Activities
Volunteer at Day Camp!
Camp Fire relies on our amazing adult and teen volunteers to make the magic of Day Camp happen for kids each summer! Volunteering is easy and fun and the best part – making a difference in the life of a child! Join us this summer!
All of our Day Camps have opportunities for both adults and teens entering grades 8-12.
Adult Volunteers receive $150 discount off your child’s registration fee!