Day Camps: Children Learn About Nature At Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki Nature Explorer Day Camps

A rich offering of flora and fauna is within reach of young visitors.

We have three Nature Explorer Day Camps coming up this Summer and we’re looking forward to once again seeing the bundle of young faces on our beautiful grounds along the Washougal River.  What a great way for kids to unplug from computers and phones and enjoy the beautiful wooded grounds, foliage, wild life, and the scenic river that runs through it. Day Camps run 10am to 2pm and lunch is served!

This will be the 5th annual Nature Explorer day camps, so we thought you’d like to see some pictures below of past camps.  Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki is about 30 minutes from North Portland, OR, to the northwest of Washougal, WA.  (more…)

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Nature Explorer Day Camp 2018 at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

Registration for 2018 Nature Explorer Day Camp

We are so excited to have you out at Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki again for our 5th Annual Nature Explorer Day Camp! Camp is on June 20th, July 25th and August 1st from 10am to 2pm. This year we are charging a small fee to cover camp expenses and help care for the beautiful grounds. The cost is $10 for up to five people, and $15 for any family bringing over 5 people. Families who ride the bus will receive a $5 refund when they arrive at camp.

Enjoy some pictures from last year, then register below (see more pics on this post)
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Please contact me with any questions: ArianaLClark@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Fall & Winter Camps Beautiful at Wa-Ri-Ki

Camp Wa-Ri-Ki for Groups near Portland, ORegon

In the Fall and Winter, stars twinkle at night in the crisp air, campfires beckon and snow pads the ground… just 40 minutes from Vancouver, Wa at Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki on the Washougal River

Just 40-45 minutes away from the Portland metro area lies a great retreat center to unwind in natural beauty…

Been searching for a great place for a business retreat or Winter Church Youth Group get-away? We know the place. Camp Wa-Ri-Ki is just 40 minutes from Vancouver, WA an nestled in the foothills along the Washougal River. We’re open in the Fall and Winter. (more…)

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Second Annual Nature Explore Event a Success

This lad was proud to have found a pumice stone during the Nature Explore event.

This lad was proud to have found a pumice stone during the Nature Explore event.

A happy group of day visitors made camp at Wa-Ri-Ki last weekend as they attended the second annual “Nature Explore” club event — a joint offering by Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, in partnership with The Parks Foundation of Clark County,Vancouver Summer Adventure, and the US Forest Service on August 8th.

The event included short hikes to event learning stations where a number of show and tell sessions were held to help the children, and even Moms and Dads, learn about the beautiful natural surroundings the Camp affords.  Paul Perdone, a federal geologist from Vancouver whose grandsons were in attendance, presented some of the natural rocks and sediments in the area.  All the campers made themselves an official name tag, cut from a tree branch.  The Camp paid for a bus to bring attendees up from Vancouver to the event. (more…)

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2nd Annual Nature Explore Event at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

EVENT: Saturday, August 8th • 10am – 2pm  

2nd Annual Nature Explore Event at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

Natural Science at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki

Learning at Wa-Ri-Ki pond, discussion environmental science with “the Pond Lady”.

Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, in partnership with The Parks Foundation of Clark County, Vancouver Summer Adventure, the US Forest Service is pleased to be holding the second annual Nature Explore Club Event at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, this August 8th.

Nature Club Registration Form

Registration is Required…. download our form here (PDF).

The program is free, and open to anyone who is interested in getting outside and exploring — only requiring that you apply to form a club.  We suggest family members join and form a Nature Explore Club along with friends and neighbors. Club Application forms are available online (PDF) or by contacting John Givvines at 360-891-5001 or jtgivvines@fs.fed.us.

You may also contact Sandy Hensley, Programs@CampWaRiKi.com, this year’s Board Coordinator for the program.

Once you form a Nature Explore Club, free backpacks are available at the U.S. Forest Service, 10600 N.E. 51st Circle, Vancouver and also for daily check-out at the Mount St. Helens Coldwater Science and Learning Center.  The packs are provided by (more…)

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