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Camp Dart-Lo

Nestled along the Little Spokane River, Camp Dart-Lo is conveniently located near Spokane but feels remote with 51 acres of natural landscape and 2 outdoor pools. Campers ages 3-18 can explore the rustic outdoors and still be home for dinner! Dart-Lo Day Camp sessions run Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm. Leadership programs are available as well as You Bet I CAN! sessions for campers with special needs. See more information below!

Camp Dart-Lo helps kids build strong character, values and life skills. We're a friendly, inclusive and diverse community of campers and staff who share a love of the great outdoors. We're dedicated to making sure this summer is truly an adventure!

 

View the 2021 Camp Schedule and enroll today:

2021 Camp Schedule

Our program philosophy centers on age-appropriate activities and progression.

Activities may include:

Archery

Arts & Crafts

Creative Drama

Fishing

Frisbee Golf

Gardening

Hiking

Leadership

Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Skills

Service Projects

Singing

Story Telling

Tube Floats

                                                                      ...and much, much more!

You Bet I CAN!

For Campers with Special Needs

Camp Fire wants every child to have the opportunity to participate in the magic of camp. Campers with special needs can take part in camp activities alongside their peers through You Bet I Can! Special Needs Overnight Camps. Campers must be able to navigate uneven terrain and be toilet trained, or attend with a caregiver to assist with tasks. Limited space available- register early!

Learn more here!

Parent Corner

Visit the Camp Dart-Lo Parent Corner for more information on transportation, packing for camp and any other questions you may have leading up to camp. After registration you will also receive a Parent Handbook and other helpful information to your email address.

Don't hesitate to call our office (509-747-6191) if you have any questions!

Transportation

Camp Dart-Lo's address is 14000 N Dartford Drive, Spokane, WA 99208

Camp programming begins at about 8:50am each day and wraps up around 4:15pm when campers begin gathering their belongings and say good-bye for the day. Parents electing to drive their camper to camp each day are advised to arrive between 8:20am and 8:40am. At the end of the day, campers will be available for pick-up at between 4:10pm and 4:30pm. Camp Dart-Lo also offers convenient transportation to and from camp from select locations in Spokane and the Spokane Valley.

Our youngest Pre-K campers (Sandbox) cannot ride the bus (must be 40 lbs).

Extended Hours

Camp Dart-Lo offers extended hours. Campers can arrive between 7:45am - 8:20am and be picked up between 4:30pm - 5:15pm . Sign up is available at the time of registration; to add this option after registration, please contact the Camp Fire Office. Campers will have the opportunity during this time to explore supervised free choice activities.

End of the week Jubilee

Families have the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of their camper(s) on the Friday of each session from 3:00 - 4:00pm.This includes recognition of program awards, individual tributes and group presentations. Families are encouraged to attend. All guests must check in at the camp office in the Lodge upon arrival and wear a visitor's ID badge while in camp. 

A.C.A. Accredited

Camp Dart-Lo is accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting high standards in health, safety, and program quality.

Our Philosophy

WE BELIEVE THAT:

Camping in the out-of-doors is the normal extension of Camp Fire’s small group-centered program. It is also a unique educational and recreational experience. The outdoor environment reinforces the Camp Fire approach to working with youth. A Camp Fire camp is any place a group of youngsters with mature leadership has an organized, outdoor experience while living in groups. It may be a group campsite in the park, a day camp, on a farm or at a council owned resident camp.

WE BELIEVE THAT:

The basic strength of Camp Fire programs anywhere and under any circumstances, is the unique characteristic of the small group and of the attention provided for each individual. The program is an overt effort to confront the great variety of individual differences in a loosely structured, child-centered way. It is a concerted effort to help each child grow to adulthood through their own experiences. Camping is no different. It, too, must emphasize the small group; the individual attention; the acceptance of difference; the loosely structured, child-centered approach.

WE BELIEVE THAT:

A Camp Fire camp is a microcosm in which all the elements of life are intensified by the total environment. It is a place where optimum conditions for learning to live with one’s self and with others can be created. It is an outdoor learning laboratory with unique opportunities for campers to understand their relationships with their environment. A Camp Fire camp focuses on the creative enrichment of an individual. It is an oasis for children and adults; a land of fun and adventure and learning where great depth of understanding can grow from the simple.

Program Objectives

  • Give as many children as possible the opportunity to attend camp through community awareness, public relations, financial aid and donations.
  • Encourage camper development of skills with can be used in leisure time through a program of progression in swimming, archery, crafts, and outdoor living skills.
  • Provide campers, within the limits of their capabilities, the opportunity to plan and carry out their own activities with the help and guidance of counselors.
  • Provide all children with the opportunity to mingle with diverse populations and develop an appreciation of individual differences.
  • Maintain the safety, health, physical and emotional well being of the campers in all phases of the camp program.
  • Develop in each camper nature appreciation, a concern for ecology and a desire to help preserve our environment.
  • Provide program and site plan which will encourage campers to return to camp year after year.
  • Provide opportunities to learn and practice group living skills.
  • HAVE FUN!