Foothills Explorations Camp - Grades 1-3

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Foothills Explorations Camp - Grades 1-3


Session 1: June 26-28   Session 2 (sold out): July 17-19     Session 3: July 31-August 2     Session 4: August 14-16 (cancelled)

Get ready for a fantastic half week of exploration! The "Foothills Explorations Camp" is our offering to boys who are new to Wild Whatcom. Join us as we navigate our way from forests to oceans, around lakes, and along trails with remarkable discoveries in store. These three days will be packed full of fun games, natural history, and lessons on how to explore as a group that is greater than the sum of its individual members.


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2017 Schedule

MONDAY: Hundred Acre Wood, 9:30-4:00PM

The Hundred Acre Wood has been a Wild Whatcom stomping ground for years now. The diverse landscape, thick sword ferns, and wise cedars make one forget their proximity to town. Expect a full day of hiking, playing games, honing our awareness to the natural world, and learning to work together as a group.

Drop-off and pick-up: From Fairhaven Parkway, turn south onto 24th Street. Drive until you see Willis Street and find parking. Note: Parking is limited so we will shoot for quick turnaround times.  Map.

TUESDAY: Lake Padden Park, 9:30-4:00PM

We will venture to this popular Bellingham hangout and explore the little known treasures that surround it off trail.  From ponds to creeks, fungus to foliage, we’re bound for discovery - and possibly a jump in the lake. This is a great place for epic games and there are countless memories waiting for us within the sandstone folds of the landscape, under sword ferns, and beneath giant cedars and big leaf maple.

Make sure to bring water shoes and a swimsuit if you plan on taking a dip in the lake!

Drop-off and pick-up: Drive south on South Samish Way for 2.4 miles. Turn right onto Lakeshore Drive (Lake Padden Golf Course/Dog Park (east) entrance). Continue to the end of the road. We will meet at the south end of the lake near the dog park. Map.

WEDNESDAY: Clayton Beach, 9:30-4:00PM

Wow! Where do we begin? There is just so much to do at Clayton Beach! Right off of Chuckanut Drive, there are forests to explore, fossils to find, rocks to climb, giant hills of sand to play on, plus all the awesome plants and animals that call this area home. Where we go and what we do is determined by our curiosity.

Drop-off and pick-up: Drive south on Chuckanut Drive from Fairhaven, for 5.5 miles. The parking lot for Clayton Beach is a short distance past the main Larrabee State Park entrance, on your left. Map.

Reminder: A Discover Pass is required for all parking at Larrabee State Park. If you do not have a Pass, please stay with your vehicle and plan to make drop-off and pick-up quick.

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