Category Archives: Sept/Oct 2013


Think Twice On Bunk Bed Design Many camps have a skilled friend who is willing to do anything and everything to help out around a camp. And, when bunk beds either need retired, or new ones need added due to expansion, they are all too willing to dream up a cool design for a bunk bed, and start nailing boards. However, few camp helpers, and camp leaders for that matter, are aware that the construction and manufacturing of bunk beds … Continue reading

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Bring Buildings To Life


Buildings and structures, like the canopy tower, tree houses, and floating classroom at Islandwood that appear to be the camp equivalent of Magic Mountain, have a secret identity as learning tools that challenge students, spark imaginations, and change perspectives. Just don’t tell the kids. Located on Bainbridge Island in Washington state, IslandWood has offered outdoor learning experiences since 2001, when pilot programs began on a 255-acre, forested campus located across Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. Covered with lush cedar and … Continue reading

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Take It From The Top

Summer camp is an important part of IslandWood’s mission to provide exceptional learning experiences and to inspire lifelong environmental and community service. Like the residential school camping programs that run at IslandWood from September to June, camps don’t just take place in a beautiful setting. They draw from it, using the land, buildings and structures to create experiences that nurture knowledge and care for the natural world while preserving the element of fun that make camp, well, camp. Because so … Continue reading

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