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Summer 

at Ekone Ranch

2021 Program Schedule

We are accepting applications for summer programs!

Please read through the FAQs and schedule below to find out more about what we're offering this summer! And email summercamp@ekone.org with any questions. 

Some FAQs:

  • Is summer camp allowed this year? 

Good news! On March 23rd we received new guidance from Washington state indicating that we can operate summer camp programs this year!

  • How are you handling COVID-safety? 

You can check out our "COVID Operating Plans" for Family Retreats and for Summer Camp programs. 

  • Are COVID-tests required for participation?

COVID tests will be required (by the state of Washington) for all summer camp participants unless the camper is already fully vaccinated. Tests must be completed with a negative result within 3 days (72 hours) of arriving at camp. Testing is not required for Family Retreats. 

  • What about programs for young kids?

We've found that with COVID-precautions comes challenges in taking care of the needs of younger kids. Since we won't be able to accommodate large enough groups of younger kids to equitably provide access to programming for that age group we are choosing to focus on teens, who are both developmentally in need of beginning to separate from their parents and can be more self-sufficient during their time at camp. HOWEVER, the Family Retreat programs will be run like a modified day camp so that younger kids can experience independence while still having basic needs met by their families (meal times, bed time, hygiene etc.)

  • I thought this was a horse camp?

Again, with anticipating the need for smaller groups of campers, we didn't feel that we could equitably provide access to riding camps (historically our most popular camps). There are so many amazing ways to experience the Ekone magic, we decided to focus on non-riding camps. The horses will still be around for snuggles and all camps will have horse connection time built in. 

  • Why are there two different costs for each program?

We are trying out a new pricing model that more accurately reflects the true "costs" of running programs at Ekone. We strive to keep our programs affordable, and the "Base Rate" covers the cost of facilities, food, staff time and basic operations. However, there’s a lot more to the Ekone experience and mission, like providing scholarships and equitable access to our programs, offering support to the Native people whose historic lands we occupy, protecting and stewarding this precious ecosystem, and special projects to care for place and community. This is where the "Restoration Rate" comes in. Those who are financially able to help "restore" social and ecological equity at Ekone are invited to join us in sharing abundance. (We consider the difference between base and restoration rate "paying it forward." The IRS considers it a tax-deductible donation, and we'll provide you with a tax receipt to that effect!)

  • Are you still offering scholarships?

Most definitely! When you apply for a summer session you can indicate that you will be applying for a scholarship and will not be asked to pay a deposit. 

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Summer Programs 

*click on any session name to learn more!*       

June 17-20 

Session 3: Family Retreat Weekend ***WAITLISTED***

Ages: all!  (kids under 6 free)     Capacity: 8 families

Tuition: $350/person (base rate) or $500/person (restoration rate)  

June 22-28 

Session 4A: Stewardship Camp ***1 spot left***

Ages: 12-17        Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

Session 4B: Art Camp ***WAITLISTED***

Ages: 12-17       Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

Session 4C: Wilderness Camp ***WAITLISTED***

Ages: 12-17        Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

July 1-7

Session 5A: Horse & Land Stewardship Camp

Ages: 12-17       Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

 

July 10-16

Session 6A: Horse & Land Stewardship Camp

Ages: 12-17       Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

NOTE: this session WAS Construction Camp, which we've transformed into a Stewardship Camp! The information in the CampDoc registration system may  not be up to date yet, but if you register for Session 6A, this is it!  Contact summercamp@ekone.org if you get confused.

Session 6B: Music Camp ***2 spots left***

Ages: 12-17       Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

Session 6C: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) + Supreme Adventure

Ages: 16-20        Capacity: 14 campers (2 cohorts of 7 campers)

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

July 19-25

Session 7A: Passage for Girls ***WAITLISTED***

Ages: 13-17          Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

Session 7B: Queer Rites of Passage  ***WAITLISTED***

Ages: 13-17          Capacity: 8 campers

Tuition: $900 (base rate) or $1,200 (restoration rate)

July 29-August 1 

Session 8: Family Retreat Weekend ***2 spots left***

Ages: all!  (kids under 6 free)     Capacity: 8 families

Tuition: $350/person (base rate) or $500/person (restoration rate)        

August 5-8 

Session 9: Family Retreat Weekend ***WAITLISTED***

Ages: all!  (kids under 6 free)     Capacity: 8 families

Tuition: $350/person (base rate) or $500/person (restoration rate)  

August 12-15 

Session 10: Family Retreat Weekend 

Ages: all!  (kids under 6 free)     Capacity: 8 families

Tuition: $350/person (base rate) or $500/person (restoration rate)  

 

Please note: CampDoc.com works much better on a computer browser than on a phone--please try accessing it on a computer if you are having trouble. 

If you have trouble completing the application, please click HERE for some helpful tips.

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Spring Break

To sign up email summercamp@ekone.org (no online registration required).

 

Wilderness First Aid + Ekone Camping : March 21 - 27 

 Ages: 16-22         Capacity: 5 "bubbled pairs" of teens (10 teens total)

Tuition: $800 (base rate) or $1,000 (restoration rate)         

This program is being designed and led by friend-of-Ekone Renee Jenkinson (http://www.reneejenkinson.com/)--a NOLS-certified instructor. This is a great opportunity for teens/young adults to learn how to help each other in the outdoors and have fun doing it! What is a WFA certification? Click HERE. Please email for more info. 

Teen Work Party: April 4-7 

 Ages: 13-18         Capacity: 4 "bubbled pairs" of teens

Tuition: $450 (base rate) or $600 (restoration rate)     

Teen Work Party: April 11 - 14 (Seattle Public Schools schedule)

 Ages: 13-18         Capacity: 4 "bubbled pairs" of teens

Tuition: $450 (base rate) or $600 (restoration rate)     

**Does your school run on a different schedule and you have a group of friends you want to bring for a work party during your Spring Break? Email summercamp@ekone.org to set it up!

Coming up!

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