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.

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    Base Camp

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

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    Family Getaways

    Fun, connection, wonder and outdoor adventure for people of all ages on the shores of Diablo Lake

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    Learning Center Classes & Field Excursions

    From one-day natural history excursions to weekend writing & art retreats, our classes connect people of all ages to the Wild Nearby

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    Skagit Tours

    Take an interpretive boat or walking tour and learn about the fascinating cultural history of the Upper Skagit Valley with the Institute and Seattle City Light

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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