What you want
to ignite in others
must first burn within yourself
Charlotte Brontë
What you want to ignite in others
must first burn within yourself
Charlotte Brontë
Ignite Nature Connection offers outdoor education programs for Seattle's youth that focus on building earth-based skills to strengthen each student’s relationship with the natural world and empower them into their own interconnected aliveness.

We acknowledge that we reside on Coast Salish, Duwamish, Stillaguamish and Suquamish land. It is our sincerest intention to respect the rich history and culture of the people who have tended to this land in the past and present.
We are committed to offering opportunities for children in the Seattle area to experience Nature around them and the wild within them.
This is rewilding.

We believe empowered confidence in nature is the birthright of every human.
With a focus on community building, we encourage students to lean on each other and learn together in the natural world.

ProgramS

Summer Camps

Ignite Summer Camp at Willis Tucker

Join us as we enjoy the warm summer days at beautiful Willis Tucker Park! We will play games in the forest, identify wild edibles, learn the art of a blindfold drum stalk, and build connection with each other and the wild around us. Space is limited; sign up today!

Wed. - Fri., July 17th, 18th & 19th, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Willis Tucker Park (6705 Puget Park Dr., Snohomish, WA 98296). $360 ($300 sibling rate).

Ignite Summer Camp at Willis Tucker

School Year Programs

Fish Hawk Spring Session 2024 ~ Thursdays

This is a weekly program designed for children to become immersed in a community who come together in the outdoors to build on the skills and practices of nature connection.

A collective environment which allows children to build community through shared experiences and deepen connection with earth and each other.

March 28th - May 30th Thursdays, 10:00AM - 2:00PM No class April 11th 9 weeks $860 / $700 sibling rate Monthly payment plans and scholarships available upon request. (Registration to this class is based on age and experience. If this is your first time registering for this class contact Bri at ignitenatureconnection@gmail.com prior to registration.)

Fish Hawk Spring Session 2024 ~ Thursdays

Weekend Programs

Urban Conifers: April 14th, 2024

Urban Conifers offers an introduction to nature connection through wilderness survival skills and naturalist studies.  

Students will engage in learning techniques to safely use knives as tools, build fires, create shelters, identify wild plants, sneak through the forest, and more!

Sunday, April 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm Seattle, WA Ages 8-14; $80 per Sunday

Urban Conifers: April 14th, 2024

School Year Programs

Forest Day ~ Flagship Program ~ Spring Session 2024

This is a weekly program designed for children to become immersed in a community with their peers who come together each week to build on the skills and practices of nature connection.

A collective environment which allows children to form community through shared experiences and deepen connection with earth, self and each other.

March 27th - May 29th (no class April 10th) Wednesday 12:30pm-3:30pm Carnation, WA Tuition for 9 weeks: $540

Forest Day ~ Flagship Program ~ Spring Session 2024

Weekend Programs

Urban Conifers: May 12th, 2024

Urban Conifers offers an introduction to nature connection through wilderness survival skills and naturalist studies.  

Students will engage in learning techniques to safely use knives as tools, build fires, create shelters, identify wild plants, sneak through the forest, and more!

Sunday, May 12th, 10:00am-2:00pm Seattle, WA Ages 8-14; $80 per Sunday

Urban Conifers: May 12th, 2024

School Year Programs

Fish Hawk Spring Session 2024 ~ Wednesdays

This is a weekly program designed for children to become immersed in a community who come together in the outdoors to build on the skills and practices of nature connection.

A collective environment which allows children to build community through shared experiences and deepen connection with earth and each other.

March 27th - May 29th Wednesdays, 9:30AM - 11:30AM No class April 10th 9 weeks Ages 7 - 9 $430 / $380 sibling rate Monthly payment plans and scholarships available upon request.

Fish Hawk Spring Session 2024 ~ Wednesdays

Weekend Programs

Urban Conifers: June 9th, 2024

Urban Conifers offers an introduction to nature connection through wilderness survival skills and naturalist studies.  

Students will engage in learning techniques to safely use knives as tools, build fires, create shelters, identify wild plants, sneak through the forest, and more!

Sunday, June 9th, 10:00am-2:00pm Seattle, WA Ages 8-14; $80 per Sunday

Urban Conifers: June 9th, 2024

School Year Programs
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Summer Camps
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Ignite Summer Camp at Willis Tucker
Summer Camps
Fish Hawk Spring Session 2024 ~ Thursdays
School Year Programs
Urban Conifers: April 14th, 2024
Weekend Programs
Forest Day ~ Flagship Program ~ Spring Session 2024
School Year Programs
Urban Conifers: May 12th, 2024
Weekend Programs
Fish Hawk Spring Session 2024 ~ Wednesdays
School Year Programs
Urban Conifers: June 9th, 2024
Weekend Programs

Meet our Team

Briana “Bri” McFarland

Founder & Program Director
Bri is a Pacific Northwest native. She grew up picking huckleberries barefoot, climbing trees and catching frogs in the foothills of the Cascades.
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Dougie “Coal” Short

Instructor
Dougie was raised running wild in the Oxfordshire countryside, in the days before cell phones, and when there were only three channels on a black and white TV.
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Praise

Tears in my eyes and I am over the moon so happy that my children are with you on Wednesdays. We are all so happy!
Meagan F
Mother of Shyah (9) and Dax (7)
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My kids love Ignite Nature camps! Briana and her team are amazing at showing kids a love and respect for nature and the outdoors.
Lindsey G
Mother of Tomasin (10) and Finley (8)
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Keep a little fire burning,
no matter how small,
no matter how hidden.
Cormac McCarthy