Get your summer camp fire fix at Camp Long

Camp Long is one of Seattle’s best kept secrets. Located in West Seattle, this 68 acre park offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy nature, hike in the forest, camp overnight in rustic cabins, rock climb, and learn about natural history. (Read A History of Camp Long.)

Rental facilities include a lodge with one meeting room, kitchen space, 10 cabins, two covered picnic areas, group fire ring, and climbing rock. A talented staff of naturalists lead group environmental education and rock climbing classes. Programs at Camp Long are fun, interactive experiences for all ages.

Following is a current list of Camp Long Sponsored Programs which I just received via email from Director Sheila Brown.

To register, call 684-7434 or register online using the event code at SPARC (Seattle Parks and Recreation Connection).

Camp Long Owls
Ages 1 and older
Will there be juvenile Barred Owls begging for food by hissing? or will they be missing? Bring a flashlight. Pre-register by 7/6/07 by calling (206)684-7434. Instructor: Stewart Wechsler
#19216 7/7/2007 Sat 9 – 10:30 p.m.
Activity Fee $7.00

Evening Nature Tour Hayride – Seward Park
Ages 1 and older
Cruise around the peninsula on our hay wagon while eagles, osprey and others get their evening snacks – all ages – Pre-register by 6-30-07. Instructor: Stewart Wechsler *Meet in front of restrooms at park entry
#19310 7/6/2007 Fri 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Activity Fee $8.00

Mee Kwa Mooks Beach Safari – 3.1 tide
Ages 3 and older
Rejuvenate your week and enjoy some of the best low tides of the year. Find amazing marine creatures, intertidal plants and learn beach ecology. Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle slippery surfaces. Pre-register by 7/13/07 Call (206)684-7434 to register. Instructor: Jeanie Murphy-Ouellette
#19236 7/14/2007 Sat 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Activity Fee $8.00

Netting in the Pond and Beyond
Ages 1 and older
With dip nets weâ€Tll catch and examine swimming salamanders, Dragons and Damsels, in the pond and with air nets catch their flying forms beyond the pond. Please Pre-register by calling 684-7434, by 7/06/07. Instructor: Stewart Wechsler
#19237 7/7/2007 Sat 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Activity Fee $8.00

Reptile Man Returns to Camp Long!
Ages 1 and older
Meet Scott Peterson, the Reptile Man and his 15 scaly friends — up close and personal. Hold a python, pet an alligator, watch a cobra stand up and hood! Sickened by snakes? Gutless about gators? Revolted by reptiles? You won’t be after this! Check in and pay at 2:45 p.m. at the Camp Long Lodge. Call (206) 684-7434 for directions.
#19243 7/21/2007 Sat 2:45 – 4 p.m.
Activity Fee $5.00

Salamanders, Swallowtails and Slugs
Ages 1 and older
Come explore in and around the forest – Weâ€Tll look under logs and catch bugs in the air with nets from sunnier edges and openings to the deeper darker woods. Please pre-register by calling 684-7434 by 7/6/07. Instructor: Stewart Wechsler
#19238 7/7/2007 Sat 2 – 4 p.m.
Activity Fee $8.00

Seward Park “Eagle Watch”
Ages 4 and older
Explore the world of raptors, including eagles, hawks and owls. View eagle nesting sites and search Seward Park for birds of prey. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars and spotting scopes if you have them. Please call Camp Long at (206) 684-7434 for directions and meeting place. Instructor: Brian Heerdt
#19240 7/7/2007 Sat 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Activity Fee $8.00

Spring Night Flight Campfire
Ages 3 and older
Start your summer out right and find out what flies at night. Explore the forest of Camp Long in search of nocturnal fliers and then enjoy each others company around the campfire. Dress for the weather and bring flashlights. Call (206) 684-7434 by 6/29/07 to register
#19242 6/30/2007 Sat 7 – 9 p.m.
Activity Fee $7.00

Crazy Campfires ~~ Camp Long Pond
Ages 3 and older
Evening explorations at Pollywog Pond! Join Camp Long naturalists for family oriented evening of nature walks, campfire songs, stories and mysterious characters. Food treats and corny jokes included. Wanna know more? Gotta sign up! Dress for the weather. Call (206)684-7434 by 7/13/07 to register. Instructor: Brian Heerdt
#19218 7/14/2007 Sat 7 – 9 p.m.
Activity Fee $7.00

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