Family and Adult Programs

Our suite of Family Getaways, Base Camp Learning and Lodging, art, writing and photography retreats, Skagit Tours, natural history seminars and community events bring new audiences to the public lands of the North Cascades to learn, recreate and be inspired.


Know your trip dates?
Calendar-icon.png Find a class by date using our Classes and Events Calendar

  • Base Camp

    Base Camp

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

  • FG - Thumb

    Family Getaways

    We are looking ahead to brighter days and hope you'll make plans to join us with your family in Summer 2021 for multi-generational learning fun and great accommodations at our campus on Diablo Lake.

  • Thumbnail - Learning Center and Field Programs

    Online and Field Classes

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

  • Wilderness Medical Courses

    Wilderness Medical Courses

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

  • Skagit Tours

    Virtual Skagit Tours

    Since you can't come to us for Skagit Tours this summer, we're coming to you!  In partnership with Seattle City Light, Institute staff has created a video series to educate and inspire people around the world.

  • Special Events Thumb CM CR BD

    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.