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Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camps at Rising Moon Meadows in Bellingham, WA

Now enrolling for Summer 2023! 

Sign your children up for a fun and exciting week at Rising Moon Meadows Summer Day Camp led by Ryan Johnson from Firecraft NW and Darci Peterson from our Learning Center


This camp offers kids a chance to have fun, make new friends, try new activities, move their bodies and connect to nature while in a safe and caring place that honors each child's needs.


We are offering two weeks this summer of fun filled days for children ages 6-13. 

Week 1 option: 

July 10th - 14th (Monday through Friday)


Week 2 option:

July 31st - Aug 4th (Monday through Friday) 



Monday - Friday 

Drop off between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Pick up between 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Children will be split up into two groups: 
Ages  6 -9 🌊
Ages 10 -13 🔥

Activities to include: 

  • Nature and primitive skills with Ryan from Firecraft Northwest including:

    • Plant Identification​

    • Carving and woodworking

    • Animal / Wildlife tracking

    • Birding and Bird Identification

    • Knot tying

    • Nature awareness

  • Yard and field games 

  • Arts and craft projects (fairy houses, air dry clay pots, friendship bracelets, etc.) 

  • Camp songs and stories 

  • Water day - sprinkler, water balloons 

  • Bikes (we have an assortment of bikes but you are welcome to bring your own)

  • Quiet activity options (Legos, puzzles)

  • Games and group challenges

  • Land Art 

  • Mindfulness 

Click here to register for July 10th - 14th  cost: $333

Click here to register for July 31st - Aug 4th  cost: $333

Additional Info:

What to Bring 

Please bring weather appropriate shoes and clothes. We plan to go outside each day unless it is not safe to do so. Extra clothing or weather specific attire can be stored in your child’s backpack. 

We ask that you be thoughtful about what items you send with your kids, such as toys- we can not be responsible for items that are broken or misplaced. 


We will serve a morning snack and dietary restrictions will be accounted for. We ask that each child bring their lunch and water bottle. We ask that you do your best to pack a healthy lunch with whole foods, proteins, and foods that are low in sugar. 

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 30 days before you will get a 100% refund. If you cancel between 15-29 days before, you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel less than 15 days before, no refund will be issued.

Contact Us

For questions or to find out more, email us at

Camp Leaders

Ryan Johnson

Born in New York and raised in the desert southwest of Arizona, Ryan has been fascinated by science and biology since early childhood. Prowling the wildlife mountain preserves and parks of his hometown were just the beginning of a lifelong dedication to learning everything he could about the natural world.

His passions include woodworking and crafting, birding, shelter building, fire building, outdoor cooking, and teaching. His journey into Outdoor Education began years ago volunteering as a Naturalist at Oxbow Regional Park. This experience fueled the inspiration to pursue a career in the outdoors. Ryan is an expert in outdoor skills and a Pacific Northwest Naturalist and Wildlife Tracker.

Darci Peterson

Darci is mother of two kids and has worked in a variety of education positions making full use of her AA in Early Childhood Education and BA in Education from WWU. She is passionate about the endless learning opportunities that life provides as well as building connections with others and bringing the best out of the people she is around. She also loves exploring the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling the incredible world. She has a love for educating kids! She is friendly and warm, always checking in with people and working to create a safe and caring environment. 

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