Base Camp Learning and Lodging

Event Details

Where
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Instructor
Institute staff
Quadruple Accommodations
$90.00
Quadruple (Shoulder Season)
$78.75
Triple Accommodations
$103.00
Triple (Shoulder Season)
$92.00
Double Accommodations
$128.00
Double (Shoulder Season)
$113.00
Single Accommodations
$195.00
Single (Shoulder Season)
$165.00
Tuition Includes
Lodging, three organic meals and guided outdoor activities in North Cascades National Park

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Base Campers enjoy their pick from dozens of nearby trails that offer adventures for every skill level. 

What is Base Camp?

Base Camp is your opportunity to stay and play in the heart of North Cascades National Park for overnight learning adventures with meals and accommodations at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center. Come explore  “the American Alps” while enjoying the comforts of our award-winning campus. Each night of your stay includes:

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WELL-SPACED ACCOMMODATIONS
Guests enjoy private rooms in our comfortable lodges.

THREE DELICIOUS TAKE-OUT MEALS
Our lake-side dining hall may be closed during this time but is still serving up delicious menus "to go" for breakfast, lunch and dinner using locally-sourced, organic ingredients. 

SELF-GUIDED OUTDOOR LEARNING ADVENTURES
Our educational staff will empower you to explore the natural and cultural history of North Cascades National Park. Sample activities include:

  • Learn about the ecology of the Diablo Lake area on local hikes
  • Nature Bingo
  • Stargazing with a star wheel and starry storytelling
  • The Fungus Among Us
  • Conifer Explorations to the Waterfall
  • Cultural Histories of the Upper Skagit Valley
  • and more engaging self-guided activities designed by our staff

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Institute naturalists offer a daily slate of engaging self-guided activities.

Pricing & Accommodations

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Base Camp pricing is determined by how your family or friends group fill a lodge room. Lodging will be single rooms only, unless you are part of a household that is already living together. All lodge rooms contain 2 bunk sets (4 twin beds). 

Please note: Although the Hostel room remains an option on the registration page, it is not available in 2021 due to COVID-19.

   
SHOULDER SEASON:
January - May/November - December

  • Private (single accommodations) - $195 
  • Couple (double accommodations) - $113 per person
  • 3 People (triple accommodations) - $92 per person
  • 4 People (quadruple accommodations) - $78.75 per person

REGULAR SEASON: June - October

  • Private (single accommodations) - $165
  • Couple (double accommodations) - $128 per person
  • 3 People (triple accommodations) - $103 per person
  • 4 People (quadruple accommodations) - $90 per person

We encourage people to bring their own bedding and towels but have linens for an additional rental fee of $10 per person for the duration of your stay. Children under 3 are free.

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Our award-winning campus is nestled on the wooded shores of Diablo Lake.

Coronavirus Safety during your stay:

Participant and staff safety are our priority. We will continue to make adjustments to Base Camp activities and operations in accordance with local health guidelines. Modifications to Family Getaways for 2021 may include:

  • take-out meal service (hot meals and sack lunches)
  • self-guided learning adventures
  • modified lodging arrangements
  • "single-use" bathrooms
  • limited access to campus facilities including dining hall, library and lab room

Review all our Coronavirus Safety Precautions here.

 

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The evening dam walk is a participant-favorite Base Camp activity.