The San Juan Islands are a child’s potential paradise.  So many things to do and see.  We always enjoy a whale watch adventure, or a swim in the cold water.  When I was young, and then when my kids were young, we spent many an afternoon lobbing rocks into the water and wriggling very cold toes in the cold water that is Puget Sound.

In addition to family time, there are some wonderful summer camps sprinkled throughout the islands.

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Orcas Island

Camp Nor'wester

A unique San Juan Islands outdoor living experience for children since 1935. On secluded Johns Island, children enjoy activities include arts & crafts, sailing, kayaking, biking , ropes, challenge courses & camping.
Call 360) 472-1382

Zip San Juan

Come and experience for yourself the only Zip Line Tour in the San Juan Islands. Our family friendly Zip Tour features 8 Zip Lines. Zip San Juan is located in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Free transportation is provided from Friday Harbor Ferry. Reservations are required.
Call 360-378-5947 - San Juan Island

Lopez Kids Summer Workshops

Lopez Island Family Resource Center workshops include art, performance, sports, nature, crafts & more.
Call 360-468-4117 - Lopez Island

Lopez Skate Park

Located in Lopez Village on Fisherman Bay Road, next to the Lopez Community Center.
Call 360-378-8420 - Lopez Island