Camp Killoqua

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Camp Killoqua near Everett, Washington

KilloquaGirlsGrassLocated on 185 acres of forest, wetlands and waterfront, Killoqua provides a unique outdoor experience for youth and adults.  Killoqua’s programs are open to all — you do not need to be a current member of Camp Fire to get involved. We strive to be inclusive; acceptance and participation is open to everyone regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspect of diversity.

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Generations of campers can tell you … the camp experience is a very special part of a young person’s life, making memories and teaching life skills.


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Established in 1941, Camp Killoqua offers a wide variety of programs for campers in grades K-12. Our beautiful 185-acre site in north Snohomish County features forests, trails, game fields and waterfront. These outdoor spaces are ideal settings for programs based on the Camp Fire philosophy: an emphasis on the small group, individual attention, acceptance of differences and a loosely-structured child-centered approach. Programs focus on appreciation of the out-of-doors, democratic group living, non-competitive sports and games, skill development, concern for others, fun and friendship.

Every week is an adventure! No matter a camper’s age or program choice, our staff work with each cabin group to create the session’s activities, making each week unique.

Many campers attend a “general” session, which includes a wide variety of activities around camp. You may also choose a “specialty” session – click above for details!

Below are the types of activities and living areas that are typical for campers. We strongly recommend coming to one of our open houses so you and your camper can see and experience camp for yourselves! All sessions offer a general, age-appropriate camp program that includes cookouts, hiking, waterfront activities, singing and crafts. See what other families say about camp, too!

Camp Fire also emphasizes healthful living in our programs, encouraging campers to “hold on to health” by getting active, getting healthy and getting involved.

GRADES 1-3 Campers live together with their counselor in their own cabin. Campers live in either Tapala or Whulje cabin units.

GRADE 4 Sessions include the above list plus outdoor skills, nature awareness, overnights, funyaking and archery. Campers live together with their counselor in either Whulje, a cabin unit, or Salishan, a platform tent unit.

GRADES 5 & 6 Sessions include the above list plus canoeing, initiative games, the low ropes course, and for grade six, the climbing wall. Campers live in either Salishan, a platform tent unit or Gypsy, an Adirondack unit.

GRADES 7 & 8 Sessions include the above list plus opportunities to become skilled in outdoor living, archery, boating, the low and high ropes course, the climbing wall and biking. Campers live in either the Tyee cabin unit, or Owakna, a cabin unit.

GRADES 9-12 Sessions include the above, plus the chance to experience the high ropes course, challenging initiative activities, sailing, wind surfing, overnights and archery. Also offered are several tripping, specialty and leadership programs. Campers live in the Tyee cabin unit, Pioneer, the pole house unit, or the CIT cabin.

LEADERSHIP Grades 11-12: Counselor-in-Training (CIT) This dynamic program prepares high school juniors and seniors to be summer camp staff. Take part in exciting workshops, shadow staff, work with lots of kids and grow as a camp leader. Year 1 is a great introduction to how summer camp operates, combined with opportunities to define your own leadership style. Year 2 has even more hands-on opportunities, including two sessions as a co-counselor or riding staff assistant in your “live-ins.” Work closely with staff mentors, as you co-lead campers. Successful completion of the program might lead to a future position on the summer staff.

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