Learn, Serve & Immerse in the North Olympic Peninsula! On this enriching three-day adventure, participants will take in the beauty of this magnificent part of Washington State while learning about salmon habitat recovery and the cultural traditions of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe.
A day of learning with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition or Elwha River Restoration, and the culture and traditions of the tribe, including a self-guided totem tour;
A Northwest inspired welcome dinner, celebrating the Jamestown S’Klallam traditions reflecting an abundance of the sea, land and sky.
Connect to the beauty of the natural environment by hiking among the stunning Olympic Peninsula landscape. Click
This adventure take place over select 3-day weekends in the Spring or Fall, however you may also contact us for custom dates for your group. Discounts are also offered to Student and family groups for accommodations.
Our travelers become immersed in the culture of the communities we visit by experiencing the natural habitat and cultural traditions of our host destination.
On this unique trip to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, guests will enjoy learning about the culture and art of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, including 750 pieces of art in the 7 Cedar Hotel’s collection and a self-guided totem tour.
In addition, by working to help the salmon habitat recovery along the Dungeness and Elwha rivers, participants will hear stories and perspectives of local citizens and organizations working towards restoring vitality to the region.
This community-based experience provides participants with the opportunity to learn and grow by working on a regenerative project to help rebuild salmon habitat along the Dungeness or Elwha Rivers, and immerse in the history and culture of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
Learning themes unique to the educational experience with our community partners include:
Salmon recovery on the Olympic Peninsula and how public lands are managed.
Land stewardship, including salmon habitat rehabilitation practices.
Develop knowledge and skills about tree planting and invasive species removal
Understanding salmon habitat ecosystems, and the intersection of human needs and natural cycles.
The history, culture and preservation of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe.
Global Family Travels has partnered with two non-profit organizations on the Olympic Peninsula, North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe River Restoration, for this unique 3-day experience blending education, service, culture and recreation. Each trip includes a half day of service work that focuses on salmon habitat recovery, along with guided outdoor adventures and facilitated discussions with our community partners about the recovery work.