Dates & Rates
Explorers! gives your camper the opportunity to try a little bit of everything our specialty programs have to offer. Sleep out in the woods like Adventure, go on an afternoon canoe excursion like Kiwanis, and participate in nighttime archery like Nocturnal. The Explorers! Mini Session of fun gives your child the chance to try it all without the commitment of a full session.
Explorers! is designed for campers to get comfortable being immersed in the outdoors as well as learn basic outdoor living skills. Part of the session is spent in the woods, participating in outdoor skills workshops like fire-building, orienteering, and shelter-building. The other part is spent in main camp doing traditional camp activities as well as Explorers! specific expeditions.
What to Expect
Each day, Explorers! will make their own cookout dinner and breakfast. They will sleep out at Pathways, their designated camp site, in a large canvas bell tent. In between, there’s time to head down to main camp for lunch, showers, and other camp activities.
In addition to traditional camp activities, Explorers! will get to practice many (if not all) of the following outdoor skills:
- 10 Essentials
- Night Hikes
- Night Archery
- Plant/tree identification
- Edible plants
- Leave No Trace
- Afternoon Canoe Trip
What to Bring
In addition to the regular Camp Sealth packing list, Explorers! campers should bring:
- Warm sleeping bag and outdoor clothes
- Hiking shoes/boots
- *Backpacking Pack
- *Ground Pad
*These items can be borrowed from camp if you don’t have your own through our Gear Closet.
Camp staff are trained in outdoor safety, including fire-building, propane stoves, and knives. Campers are supervised while doing any of the listed activities. Overnight campsites are about 20 minutes from main camp, and all staff are certified in First Aid and CPR. Explorers! staff will be carrying cell phones to communicate with main camp.