Seattle Parks and Recreation - Outdoor Learning
About Seattle Parks and Recreation
Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department manages 6,200 acres of park land (11% of the city's land total) that comprise more than 400 parks and open areas and include a wide range of facilities and features. To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, visit our website, Facebook page, Twitter account or Parkways Blog.
About Camp Long and the Outdoor Learning Unit
The Outdoor Learning Unit of Seattle Parks and Recreation, provides experiential and environmental education opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Camp Long is a unique city park which offers overnight camping in rustic cabins, the first artificial climbing rock in the country, nature programs, and in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H, a state of the art challenge course. The challenge course consists of portable kits, 14 low elements, two stand-alone high elements, and a hub and spoke high ropes course.
About Outdoor Opportunities
The Outdoor Opportunities (O2) program is an expedition-level outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation program for diverse Seattle teens 15 – 19 years of age, based out of Camp Long and the SW Teen Life Center. The O2 program engages in weekly education workshops, and monthly overnight events and conservation service projects. Students participate in the program at no cost and are eligible to receive service learning hours with the Seattle School District.