Thursday, August 12, 2010

Camp Long August Programs

Camp Long offers family programs!
Camp Long, located at 5200 35th Avenue SW
For more information go to: http://seattle.gov/parks/environment/elc.htm

Check out the video of the Lodge Re-Opening: http://westseattleblog.com/2010/07/happening-now-camp-long-lodge-reopening-celebration

**** Camp Long Smores Flavored Ice Cream! Ask for it next time you’re at Husky Deli! ****
August


Sunset Owl, Bats and Moths
Ages 1 and older
We’ll look and listen for owls, bats, and moths on a sunset hike. A bat detector will make the bats’ echolocation calls audible. Will juvenile Barred Owls be hissing their “feed me” calls? Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 7 Sat 8 – 9:30 p.m.
Course #57658 Activity Fee: $7

Dragonfly, Butterfly and Bumblebee Chase
Ages 1 and older
We will provide nets and bug boxes. The bugs will donate their time. Learn the art of catching bugs from bumblebees (even a three year old can), to butterflies (intermediate) and dragonflies (the most challenging). Participants of all ages can share in the excitement while learning the story of each bug. With some luck we might find a garter snake too? Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 7 Sat 3 – 5 p.m.
Course #57654 Activity Fee: $7

Pond Exploration
Ages 1 and older
Dipping in Pollywog Pond for all ages! Many Northwest salamanders, backswimmers and dragonfly nymphs live in our pond. Use nets to see what you can catch. We’ll share the excitement and stories of the critters we catch! Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 7 Sat Noon – 2 p.m.
Course #57649 Activity Fee: $7

Beach Days!
Ages 5 and older
Beach life will be revealed during a low tide. Give yourself a chance to ‘sea’ the diversity of life forms created over millions of years. Bring a healthy lunch to munch after exploring! Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

Location: Me-Kwa-Mooks Park (-2.3 tide)
August 8 Sun 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Course #56780 Activity Fee: $7



Beach Scrambles at Low Tide!
Ages 10 and older
Traverse the sandy, gravelly, slippery, rocky terrain between Constellation Park and Lincoln Park’s Lowman Beach, total of three miles one way. This will be a moderately paced hike on a variety of exposed tidal terrain. Bring plenty of water, food, waterproof sturdy shoes, sunscreen and binoculars. A shuttle will take participants back to Charles Richey, Sr. Viewpoint. Meet at Charles Richie Sr. Viewpoint, 63rd Ave. SW and Beach Dr. SW. This park is also known as Constellation Park. Please register by August 6 by calling 206-684-7434.

Location: Richie Viewpoint
August 8 Sun 9 – 11 a.m.
Course #56782 Activity Fee: $5


Feet First Community Connections
Ages 1 and older
Feet First is an organization that promotes walk friendly communities. We help people take simple steps to create better places to live, learn, shop, work, and play – a world that cares about health, community, and design. Neighborhood maps created by Feet First will be available to all participants. Learn how to use
the maps and gain an appreciation of walk-friendly routes you may not know exist. Free to Feet First members, $5 donation is suggested for non-members. Please register by August 10 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 14 Sat 10 a.m. – Noon
Course #56785 Activity Fee: $5 for non-members


Twilight’s Nature
Ages 4 and older
Twilight is defined as the time between dawn and sunrise, and between sunset and dusk. What are the mythological and natural connections to this special time also known as the Blue Hour?
Location: Fire Ring
Course #56766 August 28 Sat 7 – 9 p.m.
Please register by August 26
Activity Fee: $8

Camp Long Owl Hoot
Ages 5 and older
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. Will there be babies! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please register by August 20 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 21 Sat 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Course #56789 Activity Fee: $8

Twilight’s Nature
Ages 4 and older
Twilight is defined as the time between dawn and sunrise, and between sunset and dusk. What are the mythological and natural connections to this special time also known as the Blue Hour? Please register by August 27 by calling 206-684-7434.

Location: Fire Ring
August 28 Sat 7 – 9 p.m.
Course #56766 Activity Fee: $8

Third Saturday Free Walks
Camp Long – what started out as a leftover unusable piece of land after the West Seattle Golf Course was created became Camp Long with cabins and a lodge. How did that happen? Walk the trails to see the work that the Works Progress
Administration completed during the Great Depression. Find out how Franklin D. Roosevelt’s daughter influenced the whole process. Each cabin is named after a Washington State mountain peak; if you can name 8 out of 10, you get a prize. The walk leader is Gretchen Graber. Please register by August 20 by calling 206-684-7434.

August 21 Sat 10 a.m. – Noon
Course #56787 FREE

Tot Treks
Ages 2-3
Explore the wonders of nature with your tots. Discover life in the pond, forest, and field and meet new friends. Please arrive 10 minutes early and wear weatherproof clothing. Up to two children can be registered with one adult. No strollers please.
$7 for one adult with one child. $3.50 for each additional person. Please register in advance by calling 206-684-7434.

Tide Pool Treasures
Course #56770 August 10 Tue 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Me-Kwa-Mooks

Busy Busy Beavers
Course #56771 August 17 Tue 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cawing Crows
Course #56772 August 24 Tue 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Volunteer!

Third Saturday Work Parties FREE
All Ages
Begin a family legacy at Camp Long by restoring native habitat in the park. It’s a perfect time for restoration and cleanup. Make new friends while you preserve the future for yourselves, your children, and the animals and native plants.
For more information or to reserve your place call 206-684-7434 or 206-423-0762. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Care for a new Native Plantings!
Water, weed and mulch in preparation for a hot summer.
August 21 Sat 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Sheila Brown
Education Program Supervisor - Public Programs Coordinator
Environmental Learning Centers, Seattle Parks and Recreation
206-684-7086 Discovery Park Office Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

"Creating Community Through People, Parks and Programs"

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