Summer Overnight Camp
Find your fun, friends, and adventure this summer at Camp Colman. Registration is open now.
Summer overnight camp at Camp Colman is the perfect place for youth to begin their journey towards independence and discover a love of nature. With options ranging from 4-7 days for kids in elementary through high school and designed to nurture potential and foster a sense of social responsibility, your camper will return home excited and inspired to share and continue all they learned at camp.
Our overnight programs provide campers of all ages a safe and fun experience in a beautiful outdoor setting. Grouped by grade and gender identity, campers are housed in comfortable heated cabins with private bathrooms.
Mini Camp programs are a great way for new campers to get familiar with being away from home overnight in an outdoor setting with a shorter length of time. Programs are offered at the start and end of camp season.
Traditional campers spend their days engaged in a wide variety of activities from arts & crafts to the giant swing, capped off with gorgeous sunset views over the Olympic Mountains and a group sing-along and time for reflection.
Teen Camp also offers a wide range of traditional camp activities like swimming, boating, climbing, and archery, but with specific components geared towards teens including leadership development and later wakeup times.
Leadership is the core element of our Leadership Development Institute designed to facilitate communication, team-building, outdoor skills, and counseling techniques. Participants are housed in our yurts.
At Camp Colman, campers are active participants in planning their schedules with the opportunity to try up to four each day. Meals are served community-style in the lodge at consistent times.
With over twenty activities and recreational opportunities covering a wide variety of interests and skill levels, campers can choose a favorite past-time or try their hand at something new each day.
Campers enjoy three nutritious meals made on-site plus an afternoon snack and dessert each day. Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options are available. Pictured above are quinoa wraps with corn tortillas.
Counselors act as guides to ensure campers get to and from meal time and activities throughout the day. For older campers, days may start and end a bit later.
► 7:30 am: Wake-up & dress
► 8:15 am: Breakfast in the lodge
► 9:00 am: Cabin clean-up
► 9:15 am: Up to three activities
► 12:40 pm: Lunch in the lodge
► 1:10 pm: Turtle time rest period
► 2:00 pm: Choice of fourth activity
► 3:15 pm: Snack time
► 4:40 pm: Shower
► 6:00 pm: Dinner in the lodge
► 7:00 pm: Free play
► 8:00 pm: Campfire program
► 9:45 pm: Lights out
Camp Colman strives to create a welcoming community for all. Campers are encouraged to take ownership of the rules and maintenance of their cabins while promoting inclusion and teamwork among their cabinmates.
Campers are assigned cabins based on gender identity and grade level (within one year). Counselors stay in cabins to help manage daily schedules and act as guides, role models, mentors, and friends. The gender identities of cabin staff and volunteers may not be the same as that of their campers.
Cabinmates work together, along with their counselor, to collectively agree upon cabin constitutions which reflect the rules, guidelines, and expectations for their week together. This team-building activity is a traditional kick-off to camp that fosters active listening and diplomacy skills.
Campers have the opportunity to create their own unique cabin names that reflect the group's personality and proudly display it outside for all to see.
Camp Colman boasts 16 cabins, designed with the intent of creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for campers in their downtime and include interior and exterior group gathering areas.
Cabins are fully enclosed and heated. They also feature an attached deck with forest and water views.
Campers have their own bunk with padding provided. Bedding, pillows, and stuffed sleeping buddies are supplied by the camper.
A featured amenity of all Camp Colman cabins are attached heated bathrooms with private showers.
Days fly by for campers as they engage in a wide range of fun and games, traditional camp activities, and a host of recreational opportunities available at Camp Colman. With youth choice embedded into daily schedules, they will also have the option to find their favorite pastime or try something new each day. Activities available vary each session of camp and campers may not participate in every activity shown below.
A favorite of many, campers will practice archery techniques while hoping to hit the bullseye (or at least the target!).
Discover your inner artist with a custom tie dye creation! This and other arts & crafts projects offer creative ways to express yourself.
This fast and super fun sport keeps campers moving and gets their heart pumping while having a blast with fellow campers.
No ice required! Ball hockey is a popular sport because it can be played almost anywhere with just a couple of sticks and a ball.
Hit nothing but net in a competitive game or two of hoops with your fellow basketball fans on our outdoor sport courts.
Camp Colman boasts a half mile of waterfront on Case Inlet providing campers the opportunity to comb the beach for a hidden treasure.
Always a great time, Bubble Blast is a camper and counselor favorite that leaves everyone squeaky clean and wanting more.
At the close of each session, our camp community comes together around the fire to reflect on the day with jokes, skits, and a sing-along.
Campers of all skill levels will enjoy paddling a canoe or kayak across the calm and protected waters of our enclosed saltwater lagoon.
Combine elements of balance, strength, and strategic decision-making on our challenge course designed to promote teamwork.
Under the guidance of our expert staff, campers can climb to new heights, cheered on by their fellow cabinmates and counselors.
Bust a move at our weekly dance party, hosted by our own staff disc jockeys. Campers can dress for the occasion or come as they are.
With acres of ancient forest, a saltwater estuary, and access to tidal pools, Camp Colman is a rich environment for outdoor education.
Or should we say body painting? Campers can creatively express themselves with non-toxic paint (on themselves or others!).
In our ever increasing virtual world, making friends can be hard but at camp, it's easy to find friendships in real life that can last a lifetime.
GA GA BALL! Camper favorite Gaga Ball is a staple of camp overflowing with healthy competition, laughter, and fast-paced fun.
Campers can take it to the next level while soaring through the trees from up above on our giant swing.
From sea to trees, campers learn to orient with a compass while exploring a variety of terrain on our network of hiking trails.
Through activities designed to build leadership skills, campers learn to resolve conflicts, actively listen, and inspire others.
Paddleboarding is a great way to explore all our lagoon has to offer and perhaps catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or blue heron.
Brave the cold by taking a refreshing dive into the waters of the Puget Sound. It's a camp tradition that some (but not all) campers love!
Our counselors bring a variety of international experiences they love to share like wilderness survival, wookies, and Spanish culture to Skills Rec.
Our super-talented camp staff keep everyone entertained and inspired with hilarious skit performances and traditional camp songs.
Campfires and s'mores go together like chocolate and marshmallows. Campers can toast their own to golden brown or charred perfection.
Gooooaaaallll! Take on your cabinmates in a friendly pick-up game or challenge your neighbor cabin to the Colman World Cup.
A breathtaking sunset is the perfect way to end the day and allows campers the opportunity to relax and practice mindfulness.
Campers work up a sweat with some friendly volleyball competition while practicing teamwork and communication skills along the way.
Campers can enjoy fun in the water with a leisurely swim in our enclosed lagoon or make a splash on one of our twin water slides.
Offering active days spent learning new skills and making lifelong friends, Y Day Camps offers fun camp activities to engage brains, exploration rotations to encourage kids to try new things, and plenty of physical activity and games to keep bodies moving.
Boys, Girls, and All Gender Outdoor Leadership (BOLD & GOLD) expeditions inspire youth ages 11 to 18 to be their most courageous and confident selves as they explore some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest.
With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and supporting our neighbors, your membership will not just bring about meaningful change in yourself, but also in your community.