Fun! That’s what is waiting for campers of all ages this year at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki!
Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki, located in Washougal, Skamania County, Washington is 18+ acres of beautiful land in the heart of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is our mission to provide an outdoor experience that offers optimal development of at-risk youth and our communities through recreational, educational and leadership opportunities. We offer programs in four categories: Nature-based Learning; Leadership and Personal Development; Fun, Exploration and Adventure and Outdoor Skills. Many camp activities integrate with local school’s STEM and STEAM curriculum.
NASA’s GLOBE Goes to Camp
Our programs are available by age group to allow peer-learning, appropriate outcome measures and to ensure safety of participants. We are the ONLY camp in Washington State that is a certified partner with NASA’s GLOBE Goes to Camp pilot program. GLOBE: Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment provides exciting learning opportunities through hands-on experiences.
Station Master Training
Designed for campers 15 year and up – including adults – this training program offers a unique opportunity to learn and lead. Campers learn the basics of the GLOBE program while becoming a “master” at leading activities in four core areas: Atmosphere; Biosphere; Hydrosphere and Pedosphere (Soil). This training is FREE and is offered through a virtual platform.
Our Ladybug Garden program offers a variety of connections to the garden. From gardening basics for elementary campers to upper grade level campers that utilize the garden in their GLOBE experiments.
One of our most popular programs, Nature Days is designed for our youngest campers to explore the living world around them. From leaf’s to bugs, from water to sky, campers have a great time playing games, running through the meadow to discover new and exciting elements of nature.
Volunteer Opportunities – Camp Counselor
In addition to our Station Master program, we offer volunteer opportunities to youth (15+) and adults to assist with activities during each camp session. Camp Counselors lead activities, monitor play to ensure safety and guide campers from one activity to another.
For campers 15+ that want to spend more time at camp, we have a number of opportunities available to help explore career interests, expand skills, and develop work experiences. We work with each individual camper to design a program that meets their needs and career/work goals.
More program details, registration and date information can be found on our website at www.campwariki.com. You can also read our “Safety First” COVID-19 plan to keep everyone safe while at camp.