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Cabinmate Requests

Friends who attend camp together can request to be in the same cabin. Cabinmates must be the same gender and no more than 2 years apart. We strive to grant all cabinmate request but cannot make any promises, as age difference, camper ratios, and session availability limit our options.

Open House –  June 18, 2022 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Our yearly open house is a chance for parents and campers to come and see what Camp Zanika has to offer. For folks with kids already registered, it is a chance to meet the new summer season staff, view the facilities, and check out the activities that campers will be participating in during their stay.  If you are a parent that is undecided about where to send your child for summer camp, this is a great opportunity to see if Zanika is a good fit for your child.  Whether you are committed to Camp Zanika or not, come on down and check it out.

If you are interested in attending our open house please contact us to arrange a tour!


Every year Camp Zanika receives many campership requests. Our ability to give is based on donations we have received from the community we serve, registration numbers, and grants. Camp Zanika is committed to making camp accessible to as many youth as possible. Our giving ability is limited. Youth residing in Grant, Douglas, Chelan, Kittitas, and Adams Counties are given priority. With rare exception, campership awards will not be greater than 50% of session fees. Camperships request over $100 require additional verification of income/need. Add-on activities are not covered by Camperships (store deposit, camp shirts, horseback, archery camp, culinary camp, river rafting).

Campership Form


At Camp Fire NCW we understand that an affordable camp experience is important. We do our best to keep our fees low and provide financial assistance from a limited pool of donations that we receive each year from generous supports in our community.

Early Bird Discount – Register before May 1st with a $75 deposit and receive a $25 discount. Cannot be used with the Winter Bird/Paid in Full  Discount

Winter Bird Discount – Register and pay in full before March 10th and get a $50 discount. Cannot be used with the Early Bird Discount/friend and Family Discount.

Friend/Family Discount – Get a $25 discount for signing a friend or family member up. Only available once. Not valid with the paid in full/winter bird discount.

Camp Fire NCW club Member Discount – Youth who are current members of Camp Fire NCW Council receive a $40 Discount. Not valid with the Winter Bird/Paid in Full Discount.

Military Discount – Our Military Discount is $25 off- and if you register and pay in full before March 10th you receive a $50 discount. totaling in $75 discount


All Deposits are non-refundable, no exceptions. Cancellations can be made by phone, (509)-663-1609, or email.

*Cancelations made by June 1st may receive a full refund minus the $75 deposit.

*Cancellations made less than 4 weeks before a session starts are not eligible for a refund.

*Payments are always transferable to a sibling or another Camp Fire NCW program within the same year if space is available.

*In the event of a medical condition that causes cancellation, a full refund minus the deposit will be given if we cannot move the child into another program. Written notification from the family and physician are required.

*If your child leaves camp early due to illness or injury, the camp tuition may be refunded at a pro-rated rate or the child may be able to attend a later session. If your child leaves camp early or arrives late due to homesickness, behavior issues, or for any other reason, there will be no refund or pro-rated fees.

*There is a $30 charge for checks not honored by your bank

*If Camp Fire must cancel a program due to low enrollment a full refund will be issued if we cannot place your child in an alternative program.

Lost & Found

Camp lost and found is taken to the Camp Fire USA office in Wenatchee at the end of the summer, Items are held until October. Call (509) 663-1609 or (800) 548-8884, to check for a lost item.
Make sure to double check all luggage before you leave to see if any belongings have not been packed.


Regular Activities Offered

For All Ages

  • Swimming
  • Boats (canoeing, sit upon kayaks, kayaking, pedal boat, and paddleboards)
  • Dance
  • Arts & crafts
  • Outdoor living skills
  • Fishing
  • Nature
  • Games & sports
  • Fishing
  • Teambuilding and low initiatives

Entering Grades 3+

  • Archery
  • Sling shots

Entering Grades 5+

  • Challenge course/ zipline
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Hiking and backpacking near camp – short hikes to learn basics.

Entering Grades 6+

  • Paddleboarding (younger kids can learn paddleboarding as long as they are in the boating area)
  • Hiking and backpacking- longer hikes. Campers will have to pass an assessment to make sure everyone in the cabin can physically hike the distance. Sometimes, camp will change the location to a lower impact hike that all the campers can participate in. When the cabin is out of camp on hikes or camping the camp will maintain communication with the cabin.


Regular Camp

Campers will be able to help choose and plan what they want to do as a cabin group for the week. In regular camp, campers will get to experience all activities that are open to their age group. During a typical week (not mini or short week) session, kids in regular camp can expect to do each of the offered activities at least once, with options to do activities more than once if time and scheduling allow.

Specialty Camps

Archery camp and culinary camp will be in their specialized activity everyday for 2 hours daily.  They will be able to participate in the other regular activities.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 am


8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Kapers (Camp Chores)

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Morning Activities

12:30 p.m.


1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Quiet time (rest hour)

3:00 – 5:50 p.m.

Afternoon Activities & Snack

6:00 p.m.


7:00 – 8:50 p.m.

Evening Activities Followed by Bedtime (Varies by Age -some older campers will have a later bedtime)






Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

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