Come Join the Fun!
Camp Beausite offers a unique variety of creative and developmentally appropriate activities and interactions of daily activities and programs for all levels. Campers' activities help to create new friendships, fun, laughter and a break from routines! Activities include:
Working with horses, experiencing their wisdom, and feeling their emotions is such an amazing gift. Camp Beausite Northwest is excited to be welcoming a new equine partnership starting in summer 2020. Salish Spirit Equine Assisted Therapy will be creating an incredible riding experience for our campers. Salish Spirit brings PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructors, dedicated volunteers, and incredibly trained horses to Camp Beausite Northwest.
Our campers will have the opportunity to have a meet and greet with their new beloved equine friends. Some campers will participate in a from the ground experience lead by our wonderful volunteers and their two beautiful miniature horses. While some of our campers will have the safe opportunity to experience time in the saddle. No matter the program, everyone will have an awesome time with these intelligent, kind, and loving animals.
Spirits are high and the mood is jolly as we roll along on the way from camp to the Port Townsend Public Swimming Pool. Once in the water, the big bags of balls and noodles come out and everyone splashes their way to water fun. For those who find it tiresome to walk or to sit in a wheelchair, floating in the warm water is like heaven. All pool activities are supervised by trained life guards. For those who require assistance to enter or leave the water, a lift is available. Campers who do not swim participate in pool-side activities. Volunteers and staff remain attentive to each camper insuring he or she is engaging in a fun-filled activity. Assistance is given as needed with locker room tasks.
Trip to Fort Worden
No camp session is complete without a trip to the beach at Fort Worden! If weather permits, we host a picnic lunch on the sandy beach. Building sand castles, flying kites, and walks on the beach round out the day. There is plenty of wildlife to enjoy. The beautiful Cascade and Olympic mountain regions that sandwich the fort, make this a picturesque place to escape and watch nature.
Arts and Crafts
Arts & Crafts are very popular at Camp Beausite NW. The activities begin shortly after arriving at camp. Campers make unique name tags and decorate their own paper bags that will hold their finished projects. Art projects are included in the scavenger hunt, as part of the campers’ daily routine and to support other camp activities. Hats, masks, jewelry, painting and beading are just a few of the projects the campers enjoy.
Campers participate in a variety of activities including:
- Horseback Riding
- Equine experiences
- Drum circles
- Counselor bowling
- Animal experiences
- Outdoor cooking
- Activities of daily living skills
- Arts and crafts
- Nature trail walks
- Talent shows
- Kite flying
- Campfires...and much, much more.