Base Camp

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Flexible, affordable, enriching and fun, Base Camp offers you the opportunity to explore  “the American Alps”  while enjoying the comforts of our award-winning campus in the heart of North Cascades National Park.

During the glorious summer months at North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, we invite you to stay with us to experience the embrace of the mountains, forests and lakes. Base Camp offers rooms that sleep up to four people on a space-available basis. It's a unique opportunity for you to visit the Diablo Lake neighborhood for the first time, extend your Institute program stay, stop over as you travel across the Cascades or conclude your national park camping, hiking, biking or climbing adventure with a night of comfortable accommodations, hot shower, delicious meals, engaging naturalist-led activity and camaraderie with other guests.

Each night of Base Camp includes:

  • Accommodations in our comfortable lodges
  • Three delicious meals made predominately with locally-sourced, organic ingredients
  • One optional nature activity exploring the beauty and wonder of North Cascades National Park.


2015 Available Dates: Choose 1 or more nights to stay with us at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center from the following dates:

May: 1, 2

June: 5, 6, 12, 13, 16-25, 28-30

July: 2, 5-8, 19-23, 26-30

August: 2-6, 9-11, 16-21, 23-27, 30-31

September: 1-2, 18-19, 25-26

For more information or to register, please call (360) 854-2599 or email

Base Camp Pricing

Base Camp Pricing is determined by how your family or friend group fill a lodge room. All lodge rooms contain 2 bunk sets (4 twin beds). We encourage people to bring their own bedding and towels but have bed and bath linens for an additional rental fee of $10 per person for the duration of your stay. Children under 3 are free.

PrivateCouple3 People4 People
$150 $200 $245 $290

To register, please call (360) 854-2599 or email


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