2019 REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. CAMP IS FULL.
If you would like to be added to a wait list please contact Johnny Gannaw. John.Gannaw@highlineschools.org
Waskowitz Summer Celebration
August 11th-16th 2019
Waskowitz Summer Celebration provides a repurposed educational adventure, developing skills to strengthen student relationships with nature, people, and themselves.
Waskowitz Summer Celebration is an avenue for middle school students to take control of their own pathway to success by being a culturally responsive, results focused, active member of their schools and communities.
Values Taught: Exploration, Integrity, Courage, Critical Thinking, Relationship Building
- Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Waskowitz Outdoor School offers a voluntary three-tier fee structure so that everyone can attend. When you register, you’ll be asked to select a Tier. This choice is completely up to you and will depend on which Tier you believe will work best with your family’s budget. We do not ask for documentation of any kind and your choice will not affect your camper’s summer experience.
- Professional development-communication, problem solving, facilitation, leadership
- The CIT program combines many different elements to give teens a camp experience while developing their leadership skills.
- CITs will attend a personalized training weekend that is paired with the camp staff training weekend. They will get trained in personal skills such as goal-setting, facilitation, and decision making and also gain kid skills such as behavior management, working with special needs, and handling emergencies.
- Hands-on experiences include job shadows with counselors and activity specialists, planning and leading an All Camp Event, and serving as pathway assistants aiding in the teaching of a specific camp pathway area.
- Other program components include a CIT over nighter.
- Where is camp?
- Where will my camper be sleeping?
- What does the food look like at camp?
- Who will be working with my child?
- What should my child pack?
- What is this camp store I hear about?
Historic Camp Waskowitz is located on 372 acres, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, four miles east of North Bend. Campers are to be dropped off by guardians between 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, and picked up again on Friday, August 16 before 1:00 p.m.
45505 SE 150th St
North Bend, WA 98045
Main camp is located on 30 acres of beautiful Pacific Northwest forest, surrounded by 300 additional acres open to all sorts of nature experiences. Campers will call one of our fourteen heated cabins, complete with beds, cubbies, and lavatories, their home away from home for the week. Waskowitz is home to an additional six heated buildings, WSU 4-H challenge course, cookout spaces, a number of additional covered spaces, and a recreation field with volleyball court.
Mr. Johnny Gannaw, the Assistant Director for Waskowitz Outdoor School, leads a team including Waskowitz leadership staff and outdoor educators. Cabin leaders include previous outdoor school staff and leaders. All staff members have gone through numerous trainings to ensure that your camper has the best summer ever!
Be Sure to Bring: Bedding (sleeping bag and a pillow), Close toed shoes, Shower supplies, Toothpaste & toothbrush, Swim suit, Clothing for five days (active gear, sleep wear, and warm clothes), Water bottle
Optional items: Camera, Flashlight, Small backpack
Please do not bring: Electronics, Phones, Food or Gum
The camp store is an optional piece of our summer program where students are able to buy snacks, treats, beverages, and other small goodies throughout the week. Instead of sending your child with cash, parents will have the opportunity to put money on “credit” for their child. That way, no one has to worry about keeping track of change. Any leftover credit will be returned Friday during camper pick-up.
Is your child taking any medications? If yes, please fill out and print the medical authorization form and bring it to drop off on the first day. Campers are required to have this form if they are bringing medications to Camp.