Camp Fire Classes – Summer

This summer, Camp Fire’s Environmental Education Department is offering various classes in the Bellingham Community!  Camp Fire is partnering with the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department to offer quality programs for youth and adults. Classes include an earth stewardship program that focuses on improving the future community (the INVEST program), art programs that bring nature to life in a new way, a healthy habits class to encourage kids to get excited about the outdoors, and a babysitting course to provide the skills necessary for safe and quality babysitters!

For more information on dates and times, contact Camp Fire Samish’s Environmental Education Program Coordinator, Maddie Dineen, at maddie@campfiresamish.org or (360) 733-5710

To register go to https://apm.activecommunities.com/bellingham

Baby-Sitting Basics
Boys and girls 5th through 8th grade learn all the basic skills needed to be great, confident babysitters. Topics include: child age characteristics, behavior management, general infant & toddler care, play ideas, safety issues, and instruction on what to do in emergency situations. Instructed by Camp Fire Samish, Babysitting Basics is part of the Self Reliance program which encourages a child’s self-esteem and empowerment.

Class Time/Location: 9:30am – 4:30pm at Bloedel Donovan Park

Class Dates: June 3, July 1, July 22, Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 2, or Sept 23

Cost: $55

Art in Nature for Kids

Explore and uncover colors, hues, and mediums in a natural setting with instruction from an experienced artist.

Class Time/Location: 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Bloedel Donovan Park

Class Dates: June 24, July 15, Aug 12, Sept 2, or Sept 23

Cost: $45

Art in Nature for 16 and older

Explore and uncover colors, hues, and mediums in a natural setting with instruction from an experienced artist.

Class Time/Location: 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Fairhaven Pavilion/Bloedel Donovan Park

Class Dates: June 17, Aug 5, Aug 26, or Sept 16

Cost: $45

Healthy Habits – Get Outside!
Healthy, habit forming classes taught to children to get them active and involved in their own health. It is also an opportunity to teach elementary students outdoor and environmental education while growing and developing relationships with peers, self, and the environment.

Class Time/Location: 9:30am – 4:00pm Fairhaven Pavilion

Class Dates: June 22, July 13, Aug 3, Aug 24, or Sept 14

Cost: $45

INVEST
This class includes outdoor education, environmental education, place-based learning, systems and interconnected community ties, basic outdoor survival skills and much more, all in the name of creating the future stewards of this earth.

Class Time/Location: 9:30am – 4:30pm at Whatcom Falls Park

Class Dates: June 24, July 8, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 26, or Sept 9

Cost: $65