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OAC: Outdoor Adventure Camp Ages 8‑13

with: Olympic Outdoor Center

We're often told by campers and parents alike that "Outdoor Adventure Camp is the best camp ever!" Ages 8 - 13 will love this week packed full of adventure, spending each day learning a different sport or activity. Read more 



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Please Note:
This camp is in Poulsbo. Additional camps are available on Bainbridge Island through the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation Dept.
Sign up at www.biparks.org or call the parks office at: (206) 842-2306

OAC: Outdoor Adventure Camp Ages 8-13


This week-long summer day-camp is an experience campers will never forget...and parents will be amazed at how well their children sleep. We have so much fun campers don't realize they're learning! Through kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and standup paddleboarding, participants learn safety, orienteering, teamwork, Leave No Trace ethics, adventure nutrition, how to have the best kayaking beach party ever and much more.

In our big, happy van we'll go to local parks and beaches as part of this camp, and we'll visit the Poulsbo Marine Science Center to pet sea cucumbers and talk to the octopus. This camp runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday in Poulsbo.

Additional OAC summer camps are offered on Bainbridge Island in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation Dept. You can sign up for these online or call the parks office at: (206) 842-2306.

Not able to make it this time, but still want to have some fun out on the water? Click here for our Summer Calendar!

What's Included:

  • Kayak, paddle & all safety equipment
  • Paddleboard, paddle & all safety equipment
  • Transportation to and from off-site locations

* Mountain bikes with helmets are available for rent; let us know your child's height, weight, age and biking experience.

Itinerary:

  • Monday is Kayak Day. Introductions, team building games, introduction to kayaking and water safety in Poulsbo's Liberty Bay, paddle with seals, lunch at a local park, tons of fun.
  • Tuesday is Stand Up Paddleboard Day. Orienteering games, beach walk in search of critters, kayak capsize recovery practice, standup paddleboarding, lunch at a local park.
  • Wednesday is Hiking & Wild Edibles Day. Hike up Green Mountain in Seabeck, Leave No Trace ethics training, lunch and games on the top of the mountain.
  • Thursday is Mountain Biking Day. Learn or practice riding skills, techniques and safety, then mountain bike on Port Gamble's awesome trails. If we have time left over, we'll visit the Poulsbo Marine Science Center and get some ice cream.
  • Friday is BEACH PARTY DAY! Beach Party at Point No Point in Hansville, build a fort, swim, get buried in the sand, share treats and memories, closing ceremony, fun, fun, fun!

What to Bring:

All Days:

  • Hardy lunch and snacks with little sugar and lots of protein
  • Full water bottle
  • Sun hat & stocking cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun glasses with strap
  • Short or long pants depending on weather
  • Short or long sleeve t-shirt depending on the weather
  • Warm jacket, Not Cotton (fleece is best)
  • Rain gear or light jacket
  • Good walking shoes for hiking day
On-Water Days:

  • Tennis shoes, sandals or hard sole water shoe, No flip-flops (shoes will get wet and dirty)
  • Change of clothes (the ones they are wearing will get wet)
  • Towel

* Please put your name on all of your belongings and bring them in a backpack.


Note: All parents must fill out a release of liability and medical history form. Children may not attend camp without these completed forms, no exceptions.

Pick up & Drop off:

Poulsbo Waterfront Park Pavilion: 18809 Anderson Pkwy, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Children may be dropped off up to 15 minutes before class begins. If you are more that 15 minutes late arriving your child may or may not be able to attend that days session. Children must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the session. We may charge up to $10 per 15 minutes beyond this window.