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2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Camps + Classes

This year's winners and finalists

Published on: June 28, 2019

2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Camps + Classes

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Courtesy Wolf Camp

Fabulous Family Camp

Winner: Wolf Camp

Parents and kids bond and learn outdoor survival skills at Wolf Camp’s Wilderness Family Camp. Families can choose to attend the day camp or to immerse themselves by signing up for a primitive camping experience. “They are passionate and accepting of all to forage and partake in the nourishment and healing properties of bonding with the wild!” writes one voter. “They truly want people to grow into themselves in a natural, sustainable environment.”


With numerous optional (and amazing) activities, Camp Gallagher’s three family camp sessions give families time to both relax and play together. Our readers tell us they’ve enjoyed gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, really good food and fellowship, plus swimming, crafts and campfire time.

Camp Gilead’s Family Camp provides parents time for twice-a-day chapel services, while their children (infants through grade-schoolers) partake in youth programs or spend time in child care. And there’s plenty of time for family fun, which includes boating, miniature train rides, a dirt-boarding course, ping-pong, horseshoes, box hockey, mountain biking and hayrides.

At Family Camp at Camp Seymour, the meals, activities and schedule are provided, so families can focus on being together. Located in Gig Harbor, this YMCA camp includes a half-mile of Puget Sound shoreline, 160 wooded acres to explore, a swimming pool and a ropes challenge course.

North Cascades Institute Family Getaway weekends offer a “magical” time away on the shores of Lake Diablo in North Cascades National Park. Families stay in cozy lodges and enjoy buffet-style meals created to please even the youngest eaters. Activities include paddling in the 14-person Salish Dancer canoe, scientific expeditions, hiking, arts and crafts, and outdoor games.

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