June programs at West Seattle’s Camp Long

The official announcement – you’ll find many of these in our Weekend Lineups every Friday, too, but here’s an all-in-one-place reference:

June at Camp Long

Call 684-7434 to reserve your place in one of our programs!

Bug Exploration!
All Ages

Let’s explore the bugs and slugs of Camp Long ! Will we find a Satyr Anglewing, Spring Azure, Hover fly mimic, “Gold Bug” or a Spotted Leopard slug? Join us in carefully collecting, observing and learning more about the lives of these sluggers and 6-leggeds that account for 4 out of every 5 animals! Please register by June 12. Instructor: Stewart Wechsler
Course 40561 June 13 Sat 2 – 4 p.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Father’s Day Mucking at Me-Kwa-Mooks
Ages 5 and older

Dads, you know your family always loves seeing sea creatures when the tidal blankets are removed. Sea stars, moon snails, mossy chitons, Oh my! We might see naked nudibranchs, clothed crabs and armored chitons and if we are lucky maybe a little giant octopus. It is a -3.4 low tide; come early and have lunch at the beach. Those attending must be able to walk on slippery rocks. Be sure to wear waterproof boots. Please register by June 19. Instructor: Gretchen Graber
Course 39639 June 21 Sun 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Adult Fee $8, Child Fee $6

Bike Maintenance for Families
Ages 8 and older

Get ready for a summer of biking with a well maintained bike, ready to roll! Join avid biker Jason Goodman, in learning how to maintain your bike in good condition and learn some great biking routes in West Seattle that connect you to your favorite parks! Jason will also introduce you to his sturdy homemade bike bags.
#43263 6/27 Sat 10 a.m. – Noon
Activity Fee $7

First Saturday Free Walks
Ages 8 and older

Lend a hand in your community park. Help with; forest restoration, trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, planting and weeding. Volunteers meet the first Saturday of each month (the second Saturday on holiday weekends) to help beautify the park. Please join us! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP by calling 206-684-7415.

June 6 Sat 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Frink Park FREE
All Ages
A small piece of the Lake Washington Boulevard , Frink Park is one of the best living examples of how one individual’s commitment can change a community and create a common bond. Ten years ago a group of neighbors founded the Friends of Frink Park and have been influencing what this restoration looks like. Location: 398 Lake Washington Blvd S. Please register by calling 684-7434.

Location: Frink Park
Course 41410 June 6 Sat 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Herring’s House FREE
All Ages

The former Seaboard Lumber site has morphed into an intertidal habitat at the oldest known Duwamish Village Site. Join us with binoculars to spot the osprey and eagle nests in the neighborhood. Then we will venture to the Duwamish longhouse to tour: Where History Comes Alive. Meet at West Marginal Way SW and SW Alaska . Please register by calling 684-7434.

Location: Herring’s House Park
Course 39642 June 6 Sat 2 – 5 p.m.

Tot Treks and Tyke Hikes

Tot Treks
Ages 2 – 3

Adults – share nature with your children! In a local park where the grass and ferns grow, beneath the tall, old trees, is a special place for you and a child to explore. Learn effective and fun outdoor activities and ideas for other times and places. Please arrive 10 minutes before class time and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Up to two children can be registered with each adult. Sorry, no strollers.
Activity Fee: $7 per adult/child pair. $3.50 for each additional person

Dashing Dragonflies
Course 39664 June 9 Tue 10 – 11 a.m.

Barnacles, Sea Stars, Crabs, Oh My!
Course 39621 June 23 Tue 10 – 11 a.m.


Thank the Earth for Your Birth FREE
All Ages
Celebrate someone’s birthday at Camp Long and give Mother Earth a present, too! Spend some time with your human, plant and animal friends. Bring your party to the park. Gather your friends, do restoration work for an hour or two then come inside to celebrate a birthday and your day’s accomplishments. You can have your cake and weed it, too.
Please call 206-684-7479 for more information

Camp Long First Saturdays Work Party
Free All ages, families
Leave your family legacy at Camp Long by helping restore a patch of native habitat in the park. Make friends while you help preserve a future for ourselves and our native plants and animals. Please register by calling (206) 423-0762.
Location: Forest
June 6 Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mater Matrix Mother and Medium

Join fellow Seattle-ites to crochet, knot and twist recycled fabrics into artwork. Mandy Greer will host an ongoing series of participatory art events throughout Seattle in June. For the full calendar of events, visit the Matter Matrix Mother Blog . See the artwork at Camp Long in West Seattle

June 15 thru July 31 Camp Long is open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Meet the artist and witness the creation of the artwork. Greer will be installing her artwork near the Polliwog Pond 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, June 15-July 9.

The project culminates in a performance produced by Greer in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Zoe Scofield. The performance will take place near Polliwog Pond at Camp Long on Thursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.

This artwork commissioned with Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art Funds administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs in partnership with Restore our Waters.

For more information about ways to protect and improve Seattle’s urban waterway, visit the

Restore Our Waters webpage at http://www.seattle.gov/util/restorourwaters/

1 Reply to "June programs at West Seattle's Camp Long"

  • Mandy Greer June 6, 2009 (7:00 pm)

    Come to Camp Long for crocheting! My blog site is matermatrixmother.wordpress.com for the schedule and more info. Come join me, West Seattle.

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