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Summer Celebration is Waskowitz's week long overnight camp where camper's aged 5th-8th grade get to play, build new friendships, and make lasting memories in beautiful North Bend, Washington. Camp is situated on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River and has over 300 acres to explore.
Students have the option of choosing between different "Pathways" that will guide their focus throughout out the week. They will spend a few hours a day with their pathway groups, but there is plenty of time for fun camp games, cabin time, other activities.
The Pathway options for summer 2021 are the following
This summer we will be taking all necessary precautions to keep campers and staff safe during their stay at Waskowitz. Because of this, some of our traditional programming and routines will need to be adjusted. The staff is already working hard to make sure that these adjustments enhance the program and still provide your camper a magical week in the Waskowitz woods. We will be following the Phase 3 Outdoor Recreation Guidelines- (Section 6 under Residential Overnight) to plan all camp programs.
This will include age appropriate cohorts of 16 campers and staff. Pathways, meal programs, and evening programs will still be happening and organized to maintain 6 feet social distancing. Cabins will have beds spread out and campers sleeping head to toe to maximize distance while sleeping. Waskowitz has made site specific requirements for all groups on site. This document is being updated to uphold the requirements of the state, and to maintain safety at camp. Families will received updated versions upon registration as areas are changed. Please see summer guidelines V6
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
This summer we are unable to offer our standard tier pricing structure. Registration is $425 per camper. We plan on returning to our tier pricing in the future. Families who are interested in donating additional money can go to the Waskowitz Foundation donation page. All funds will go towards scholarships for other campers.
To register your camper please print out or have on hand the registration instructions to help you navigate registration. Your online account will allow you to enter your camper's information as well as enter your payment. Please make sure to register your camper in the appropriate age group. For this summer we are required to cap groups to maintain cohort sizes per state guidelines.
If you would like to pay by cash or check, please call our office at 206-631-7626 to arrange a time to come in and pay. You will need to print out the registration form and bring it with you. You can also mail checks/registration payments to:
If you need a reimbursement because your camper can no longer attend camp, please email Kristie Cleaver. Reimbursements are subject to a $30 Administration fee. No exceptions. You will receive a check in the mail once your reimbursement is issued. This will take roughly two weeks.
We are sorry that your specific cohort is full at this time. We have created a waitlist and will reach out to families when/if space becomes available. Please fill out your information on the waitlist to be considered. Waitlist will be on a first come first serve basis. If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 15th, and picked up again on Friday, August 20th,before 1:00 p.m.
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.
This summer, all meals will be served outside. We have several covered shelters and are making improvements to accommodate campers onsite! Vegetarian options are available at each meal. Dietary accommodations will be made upon request, for individuals in need, including allergies.
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
Is your child taking any medications? If yes, please fill out and print the medical authorization formand bring it to drop off on the first day. Campers are required to have this form if they are bringing medications to Camp.