Viking boats, gnomes and more! Camp St. Albans is a wonderful, one-of-a-kind place to spend your summer.
Spanning 300 wooded acres, you can get away from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with nature. There are miles of horse trails to explore, where you'll see pristine wildlife and flora.
Escape from it all in this rustic environment, where you'll build life-long friendship and discover amazing new things about yourself!
St. Albans Theme Weeks
Camp St. Albans offers a world of adventure! Each week at camp has a different theme, which is reflected in the programming, camp-wide activities and themed meals for all the Classic, Specialty, Horse and Leadership programs that week! Love pirates? Harry Potter? Make sure to come during your theme week!
- July 7-12: The World Around Us
- July 14-19: Hogwarts Express
- July 21-24: Water Water Everywhere
- July 28-Aug 2: Wild West
- Aug 4-9: Pirates!
Where Will I Sleep?
Campers stay in living units such as open-air cabins, platform tents or indoor sleeping shelters. Girls attending specialty camp trip sessions will sleep in the trees in our brand new hammock living unit!
Our youngest campers stay in the Pixie living units- this means indoor units where you'll sleep on mattresses on the floor, just like a big slumber party! The Pixie units are a perfect introduction to camp for first-time campers because they're carpeted and have heat and cubbies. Bathrooms with showers and flushing toilets are just a few feet away. Counselors sleep in a connected foyer in case the girls need anything at night.
What'll I Eat?
Campers eat most meals together family style in the Lodge of Nations. Our skilled kitchen staff prepares healthy meals with multiple options to choose from, and are experienced in handling food allergies. Campers give the food 4 1/2 out of 5 stars!
St. Albans Activities
There's so much to do at St. Albans, you won't hardly believe it! Archery, horses and a pollinator wall are just a few of the things that make this camp so one-of-a-kind! Below are just some of the activities campers can participate in:
- Rowing Viking boats
- Arts and crafts
- Pollinator wall
- Leadership development
- Nature exploration
- Outdoor skill building
- Campfires and cookouts
At Camp St. Albans all Classic camp campers who are entering grades 4 and up will sign up for an activity area (such as archery, canoeing, nature exploration) to focus on for the week and will then spend an activity period every full day in that area developing their skills. Even with the Classic camp experience campers get to spend extra time in the program area they are most interested in.Camp St. Albans also has overnight campsites across Lake Devereaux, so campers can row a Viking boat (really!) across the lake and spend the night camped out under the stars.
The arboretum is the perfect place to explore the flora of Camp St. Albans! The arboretum has kid-sized trails that showcase many native plants. You'll find throughout the arboretum trails, there are plaques that label and provide information about the trees and plants. We also have scavenger hunts and fun things campers can do to make their exploration more exciting. The arboretum was built and is lovingly cared for by the Friends of St. Albans.
How Will I Make Friends?
Camp St. Albans is a tight-knit community that many people call their second home. Over half of the staff team attended St. Albans as kids, and often say they can’t imagine spending their summers anywhere else. When you come to St. Albans, you become part of our community!
The heart of camp is the Lodge of Nations, where we share our meals and sing songs. The lodge is decorated with many flags that were brought to camp by staff who were from or visited other countries. In the center of the lodge is a fire pit where we build a fire on chilly mornings, which creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Outside of the Lodge of Nations is a campfire circle where we meet to sing songs before each meal. Whether you're inside at meals or by the campfire circle, you'll be surrounded by new friends.
At the end of every session everyone in camp meets for a closing campfire at the Rock Memorial Fire Circle. We sing songs and tell stories as we look over Lake Devereaux and reflect on our week together.
Wait, There Are Gnomes?
Campers aren’t the only little creatures that inhabit Camp St. Albans. Gnomes have moved in! Gnomes inhabit two areas of St. Albans where they've built little villages. Younger campers love to write the gnomes letters and leave them at their gnome houses.
Camp St. Albans is also home to wood faeries, who are very shy and never seen. But if campers are very quiet after lights out they'll hear the wood faeries outside their cabins, singing and playing their magical instruments.
Come to Our Open House
Sunday, June 30 from 1-4pm
Come check out camp before your session starts! The whole family is invited to meet the staff, tour camp, see where campers sleep and get all your questions answered. Perfect for first time campers! There's no registration necessary to attend the open house.
Get a Taste of Camp
Sunday, February 24 from 1-4pm OR Sunday, April 7 from 1-4pm
Come see what camp is all about before registering! Children get to sample camp activities with our experienced camp staff while parents enjoy an informative presentation and have all their questions answered by the camp directors. You will also have the opportunity to tour camp, and staff will be on hand to help with registration.
Camp St. Albans
251 E. Lake Devereaux Road
Allyn, WA 98524
Day Camp Bus Transportation
Bus transportation is available for Day camp at St. Albans- make sure to keep an eye out for this add-on option when you're registering. After you register, details will be in your registration packet. St. Albans offers bus transportation to and from Shelton, Port Orchard and Bremerton, with pick up times between 7:30-8:45am and drop offs between 4:30-5:45 (depending on session). For more information, please contact the camp registrars at (253) 475-0307.
Overnight Camp Bus Transportation
Transportation is available to and from Camp St. Albans from Tacoma. A number of alternate transportation locations are available on an as-needed basis (minimum of three campers). Contact the camp registrars to arrange an alternative transportation location. If you've arranged for an alternative location you will be sent the transportation information two weeks prior to your camp session. Reservations must be made no later than four weeks prior to the first day of the session (space allowing). Transportation is $30 each way.
If you did not sign up for transportation at the time you registered for your camp session and would like to add it to your registration, please contact a camp registrar at (253) 475-0307 four weeks prior to your camper’s session. Adding transportation online is not possible after your initial registration is submitted.
Ready To Find Your Camp Session?
Click on the Register button above to head on over to our calendar to view all the camp sessions available this summer! There you'll find detailed session descriptions, date/time and cost information. We can't wait to see you at camp!
Having trouble finding what you're looking for, or have a question? Please contact our Camp Registrars or call (800) 541-9852.
My daughter had never been to any camp, she didn't know anyone, it was out-of-town, she's shy, and she had the time of her life! I was extremely impressed with the camps' organization, programming, and especially the Camp Director -- Zoe Rolly. She was friendly, professional, generous, efficient, and so impressive in terms of vision for this facility. I was so delighted when I visited! What a wonderful experience.