From the North Cascades Institute


basecampladylakesm.jpgFlexible, affordable, enriching, fun: Base Camp is an exciting new opportunity to explore and learn about the North Cascades from professional naturalists while enjoying the comforts of our environmentally-friendly campus in the heart of the national park. You’re invited to stay at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, for as many days and nights as you’d like, on a space-available basis, during our peak summer season beginning June 14.

Every Base Camp registrant will enjoy overnight accommodations in our comfortable lodges, three meals, and admission to our daily educational programs on the natural and cultural history of the North Cascades. Casual educational programs will be offered three times daily and will vary throughout the summer. Options may include guided hikes on nearby trails, canoeing on Diablo Lake, natural history demonstrations, art activities, campfires, night hikes, wilderness skills and more.

More information at and (360) 854-2599.

About Splabman

Poet/interviewer Paul Nelson: Founded: SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival Wrote: American Sentences (2015), A Time Before Slaughter (2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme Editions, Brazil, 2013). His 2015 interview with José Kozer was published in 2016 (Ranchos Press) as Tiovivo Tres Amigos. Interviewed: Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Anne Waldman, Ed Sanders, Diane di Prima, Nate Mackey, George Bowering, Brenda Hillman, among others and is engaged in a 20 year bioregional cultural investigation of Cascadia, including the festival, a MOOC (Innovative Cascadia Poetry), interviews with Cascadia poets indigenous elders and activists, and the anthology Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia. Paul is co-editor of that anthology as well as 56 Days of August the poetry postcard anthology and writes an American Sentence daily. *MOOC = Massive Open Online Course
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