"the mountain and the sea are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." -john lubbock
Meet Our Team
The Salish Sea School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team. We welcome the unique contributions that one can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
We are stronger together with the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent which ultimately brings about a healthier planet.
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Puffin Protectors is designed to cultivate natural curiosity, adventure, group play and imagination for the young child.
Everything will take place in the forests or on the
shores surrounding the magnificent Salish Sea. The state endangered Tufted Puffin will be our feature creature for this age group. One the first day of camp they will adopt a plushy named Tuff Puff who will be theirs to “protect” as they learn,
play, and explore together. The last day of camp includes an option for 1 parent/guardian to join their child for a chartered boat ride to explore the wild beauty of James Island State Park for our final graduation ceremony.
During the week your child will also enjoy:
Forest to shore hiking adventures
Tidal pool exploration
Ecofriendly art projects
Nature Calm with yoga & mindfulness
Service learning with beach cleanup
12:3 student-to-teacher ratio
Note: Lunch is not included, students will need to pack their own lunch, water, and snacks each day. CV19 Policies
Puffin Protectors is held on beautiful Fidalgo Island in Anacortes, WA. The specific location each day will vary based on programming.
Every program also includes a special boat ride (with Island Express Charters) and hiking adventure on James Island.
James Island features emerald coves, forested trails, spectacular views and an isthmus with two white sand beaches!
We can't wait to explore with you!
Please note: Seeing Tufted Puffins is highly unlikely as the Washington state population is endangered. In our state, they are now only found on two remote islands in the Salish Sea and on the coast. Students will not be visiting these remote islands.
Time and Cost
4 days from 9AM-1PM*
*the last day will include a trip to James Island and be from 9AM-3PM
$415, scholarships available below