Family Getaway - Mid July 2020

Family Getaway - Mid July 2020

Family Getaway - Mid July 2020

Event Details

Jul 17, 2020 11:00 AM to
Jul 19, 2020 01:00 PM
North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Institute staff
Adult (Age 13+)
Child (3-12)
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North Cascades Institute’s weekend Family Getaways offer a premium 'camping' experience and you’ll love it. No need to bring a tent and no need to miss gourmet eating; sleep in a comfy rooms and enjoy healthy, family-style meals in the dining hall. In between sleeping and eating, soak up the stunning North Cascades scenery on hikes, during organized games, while reading or sketching, or partaking in whatever kind of family fun suits you."
— ParentMap

Come enjoy the great outdoors with your family in the heart of North Cascades National Park and start a new family tradition! Situated on the wooded shores of Diablo Lake — three hours from Seattle or two from Bellingham — the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center beckons with its inviting lodges, cozy library, lakeside dining hall, outdoor gathering spaces and network of trails.

Our talented kitchen staff creates delicious meals for you — using fresh, local and organic ingredients as much as possible — that please the palates of people young and old. The coffee pot is on all day and every night brings a new dessert delight!

Institute naturalists present your family with a daily slate of engaging, hands-on activities. Fun options may include voyages on Diablo Lake in the big canoe, exploring old-growth forests or Diablo Lake beach, fun explorations with microscopes and animal skulls, cooking classes, creating art using natural objects or building fairy houses in the woods. And no Getaway would be complete without the traditional Saturday night campfire with with songs, stories and s’mores!

At the conclusion of every Getaway, you'll feel inspired and refreshed, your children will have a new crew of friends and new understanding of their "wild backyards" in the Cascades rage, and you'll wonder how soon before you and your family can return to the Environmental Learning Center!

We welcome groups that include parents, grandparents, children, guardians, aunts and uncles and nontraditional families. Children under three years of age can be added to the family registration at no charge. Children are the responsibility of a parent throughout the program.

Questions? Call (360) 854-2599 for friendly assistance.