"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.
A fun and engaging outdoor summer camp for 3rd-5th graders.
Starts Aug 5, 2024Starts Aug 5, 2024
695 US dollars
Your child will experience a life-changing experience through Orca Superhero camp. They will “dive into” a week of adventure, island exploration, hands-on learning, and service as they become junior citizen scientists protecting the Southern Resident Killer Whale or Orca. The week is designed to cultivate wonder, curiosity, new friendships, self-confidence, and a lifelong relationship with the natural world. On the first day of camp, they will adopt a plushy representing an Orca who is living or has lived in the Salish Sea and officially become part of that Orca’s pod/family as an Orca Superhero!
If you have already attended an Orca Superhero camp you will receive an additional PIN to put on your stuffy to symbolize being an EXTRA special Orca Superhero!
Southern Resident Orca Superheroes includes:
A private chartered Whale Watching trip*
Whale Museum, Friday Harbor visit via Washington State Ferry
Boat ride to explore a local Island with our partners, Island Express
Orca plushy and graduation certificate
Forest to shore hiking adventures
Marine ecosystem connections
Tidal pool exploration
Nature & ecofriendly art projects
Mindfulness in Nature
Environmental service project
12:3 student-to-teacher ratio
Note: Lunch is not included, students will need to pack their own lunch, water, and snacks each day.
In the event of any cancellation, regardless of when the cancellation is initiated, the credit card processing fee will not be refunded (3%).
Cancellation Refunds vary by course:
Spring, Fall, and Winter Programs: if cancelled 5 days prior to the course, the class fee will be refunded to you, less the credit card processing fee (3%). If cancelled any time after that, there will not be a refund for this course.
Cancellations 91+ days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & $150 deposit
Cancellations between 61 and 90 days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & 50% fee of full tuition
Cancellations between 0 and 60 days prior to session start date = non-refundable
Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames.
The Pulse: There are no refunds available for our virtual continuing education program.