Heartsong Summer Adventure Program
Where Nature Sings and Adventures Begin!
While the Heartsong Learning Collective children attend year-round, our summer program is a special time when we welcome families in our broader communities seeking a place to play, learn, and grow during the summer months.
We are passionate about fostering community, self-confidence, imagination and creativity but most importantly, fun! During our time together we focus on free play, exploration, games, crafts, and adventure that encourage a deeper appreciation and reverence for the natural world. We follow the inspiration and interests of the group, allowing campers to express and discover new parts of themselves while having fun outdoors.
In addition to free exploration and imaginative play, we offer activities that inspire creativity and imagination, including painting, drawing, nature crafts, wild foraging, nature wisdom, whittling, stories, song, dance and more. Our campers are encouraged to let their imaginations and spirits run wild.
Our summer camp is open to children ages 4-9. Base camp is located at the Heartsong Center just 20 minutes east of Bellingham. Our five open acres that offer our children the space and freedom to express their natural joy and exuberance. From here, we often go on adventures to local nature sites in our Adventure Van that is equipped with everything needed for a fun and safe journey. Our experienced and certified drivers are experts at navigating the local roads, and they are also knowledgeable about the history and ecology of the region. Our Adventure Van is equipped with all necessary safety equipment, including booster seats, first aid kits and emergency supplies.
Space is limited as we are dedicated to creating an emotionally and physically safe and inclusive environment where every child feels like their whole self is welcomed, valued and they belong.
At the end of the day, our campers return home, with a deeper appreciation for the natural world and newfound confidence in their abilities. Our summer program is more than just a place to have fun - it's a community that fosters kindness, teamwork, and curiosity. We can't wait to welcome your child to our summer camp and help them make memories that will last a lifetime!
Please pre-register. Space is limited and fills quickly.
Dates and Rates
The Heartsong Learning Summer Program is offered from July 8 through September 19, Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Flexible Options: We understand that summer plans can vary, which is why our program offers flexible enrollment options. Families have the freedom to choose how many weeks or days they'd like to attend. Whether it's a week-long exploration or a single day of fun, Heartsong Learning Summer Program welcomes you with open arms.
6 weeks or more of the summer: $250 per week
Less than 6 weeks of the summer: $275 per week
Preregistered per day: $75/day
Drop in days upon availability: $80/day
Financial assistance is possible upon need and availability.
Sibling Discount: We value family connections and offer a 10% sibling discount for families enrolling more than one child. Please note that preregistration is required. Ask if you have a sibling that is slightly older or younger than our age range. We may be able to accommodate.
For families in need of extended care either before or after camp hours, we've got you covered. Extended Care is available at a rate of $12 per hour for one child and just $6 for siblings. Please let us know 24 hours in advance.
We keep our summer program small and intimate so preregistration and commitment is important. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your place with the full payment due by July 1st for all pre-registered dates.
If you cancel with at least 30 days' notice, you will receive a full refund. If your cancellation falls within the 15 to 29 days before your start date, a 50% refund will be issued. Unfortunately, if you cancel less than 15 days before your start date, we won't be able to provide a refund.
Food and What to Bring:
We'll provide a nutritious morning snack and take into account any dietary restrictions your child may have. To ensure your child's well-being throughout the day, we kindly request that you pack their lunch with wholesome foods low in sugar, as we usually harvest lots of fruit in the summer, and a water bottle. They usually eat more than you think they will so pack extra.
Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather including hats, sunscreen, swim wear and extra layers. While we have shelter options if necessary, we will be mostly outdoors. Your child can store extra clothing or weather-specific attire in their backpack.
When sending items with your child, like toys, please be mindful they will not be distracting. We ask that no weapons or toys that may instigate conflict be brought. We cannot take responsibility for items that may get broken or misplaced during our activities. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.