Camp Selah

Camp Selah has been an educational and exciting five day nature camp for over twelve years for kids between the ages of 9-14. This year, due to overwhelming demand, we are offering two camps, one for ages 9-11 and one for ages 12-14.

Price for camp #1 is $435. This is a bit shortened version of our original camp Selah, and includes 4 days/3 nights for 9-11 year old burgeoning Nature Nerds. Swimming, exploring, turning over rocks, looking up and looking down, this camp is intended to expose campers to the wonderment of Mother Nature. This camp is limited to 15 campers. Alumni campers will also serve as junior counselors, giving younger kids insight to favorite places and experiences. Drop off at 9:00 AM and pickup at 1:00 PM.

The deadline for applications is May 10, 2018. An independent committee will approve candidates by May 20, 2018.

Price for camp #2 is $550. Targeting the older Nature Nerds of 12-14 year olds, this 6 day/5 night camp follows the hands-on science-based program of previous camps. Besides the swimming and canoeing, star gazing and bat watching, campers will directly participate in actual scientific research and gain the skills and knowledge that will further enhance their interest in nature. This camp is limited to 20 campers. Drop off at 9:00 AM and pickup after the hog roast dinner on the 16th. $10 per parent if they want to join the hog roast dinner.

The deadline for applications is May 10, 2018. An independent committee will approve candidates by May 20, 2018.

The camp is designed for those really interested in nature. Kids leave the camp smarter about their native environments and with a stronger land ethic.

The application process is easy — write an essay in your own words about what nature means to you and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher (preferably science). Some scholarships are available (up to 50%).

Please note: although activities are not strenuous, campers will be spending most of their time out of doors and there is always a small risk involved with exposure to insects, plants, etc. Campers are expected to be proficient swimmers and will be asked to take a short swimming test upon their arrival. Medical release and liability forms will be provided for parents to fill out upon acceptance to the camp.


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