At Olympic Outdoor Center we believe in the power of teaching through play, and design all of our camps and classes to give kids the core skills and knowledge to grow with the confidence and enthusiasm for a lifetime of outdoor recreation. We offer day camps covering kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking and other outdoor adventures to keep your children active and excited about the outdoors. Our camps foster teamwork, leadership, ecological knowledge of our region and how ecosystems are connected, Leave No Trace ethics, technical knowledge of various sports and outdoor disciplines, and how to have a ton of fun while learning.
Olympic Outdoor Center has worked with approximately 5,000 youth paddlers, bikers, hikers and climbers since we started our kids programs in 1993 on Bainbridge Island and in Poulsbo. Olympic has provided thousands of kids with positive, meaningful experiences in the outdoors, and we are still just as committed to developing and delivering the best programs possible as we were on day one. We hire and train skilled instructors who are passionate about teaching, the environment, and outdoor recreation to be role models for your kids (many current instructors grew up attending our camps). All instructors have basic first aid and CPR certifications.