We’re all geared up for Summer Camp. It may be cold and rainy outside now, but summer fun is right around the corner. Summer camp with FISH has proved to be a very popular summer program with campers returning year after year. One parent said, “My kids loved camp! They came home each day with a story and very happy. We will be back next year!” Celina Steiger, our Education Coordinator is the Camp Director, and along with summer staff and young camp helpers, has designed a program that helps children discover the wonders of our amazing salmon and the waters they live in. Days are filled with active games, songs, stories and exploration of salmon habitat.
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery’s Little Fry campers will investigate “Where do salmon live? And who lives near the salmon?” Campers will also explore the salmon hatchery and Issaquah Creek, create an animal track to take home, become a salmon, act like a bug, and sing the songs of water. This camp will encourage the joy of discovery and cultivate a sense of wonder in the environment and in salmon. For ages 3 to 5, camp is June 30 through July 2, from 9:30 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon.
For youth ages 6 to 11 there is Salmon Science Camp where campers will have fun learning all about the salmon life cycle and watershed stewardship as they conduct a water quality and aquatic insect study of Issaquah Creek. Campers will perform experiments, go on a nature hike, make arts and crafts, play games, use microscopes, hear Native American legends and more! Our most popular camp, there are three sessions available for youth 6 to 9 years old: June 14-18 and July 21-25. The Salmon Science Camp for youth ages 9 to 11 is July 28-Aug 1.