Family and Adult Programs

Our suite of Family Getaways, Field Excursions, Base Camp Learning and Lodging stays, Skagit Tours, Online Classes and community events bring new audiences to the North Cascades to learn, recreate and be inspired.

To learn when 2023 programs are announced and open for registration, sign up for our monthly enewsletter Field Notes - sign up here >>

As of January 2023, North Cascades Institute is no longer requiring vaccinations for our in-person program participants. Please review our Coronavirus Safety Precautions for the latest information, or call us with your questions at (360) 854-2599.
   


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  • Base Camp

    Base Camp

    Stay at the Environmental Learning Center on your own schedule and enjoy outdoor learning adventures, comfortable accommodations and delicious, organic meals.

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    Family Getaways 2023

    Gather your family together for multi-generational learning fun, amazing meals and great accommodations in the heart of the North Cascades National Park on Diablo Lake

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    Learning Center, Online and Field Classes

    Featuring one-day natural history excursions, Learning Center weekends and watch-when-you-want Zoom presentations on geology, owls, watercolors, stewardship and other topics.

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    Online Classes

    Our suite of affordable online classes offer engaging educational experiences you can access from anywhere, ranging from 1 hour talks to multi-day interactive art classes with leading experts and unique content.

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    Skagit Tours

    Diablo Lake Boat Tours will return in the Summer of 2023! To be alerted when more information and registration is available, get on our waiting list by calling (360) 854-2589 or emailing info@ncascades.org

  • Wilderness Medical Courses

    Wilderness Medical Courses

    Medical skills for individuals working or playing in a remote or wilderness settings.

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    Special Events

    Join us for an author reading, art exhibit, natural history presentation or our annual Harvest Dinner to deepen your connection to our special place.