Camps

SPR Offers a wide variety of Camps throughout the summer. Check out descriptions of the awesome camps going on this year, and find the perfect way for your child to spend his or her summer! Registration for most camps will begin on February 6, 2018. Register any of these ways: click the Classes & Program Signups blue button on the right; call or stop in your local community center; or contact the Program Registration Assistance number on the right. 

Activity Camps

Kids doing the plank exercise

Many of our Community Centers offer a variety of summer camps including Sports and Fitness, Arts and Crafts, Performing Arts, Nature, and STEM for ages 3-17. Check out the 2018 Summer Camp Brochure here!

Regisration begins February 6. Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center.

Camp Long Nature and Adventure Camps

Carbon Beach Exploration

Camp Long has two exciting Summer Day Camps for participants aged 7 to 15. Find out which camp is right for your child!

NatureQuest Day Camp is series of week-long adventures through different areas of West Seattle. We focus on history, outdoor survival, intertidal life, and Pacific Northwest forest ecology through games, hands-on activities, art projects, treasure hunts, and more!

Ages 7 to 12 years old
July 2 - August 24
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$250/week (Sibling discount of $10/week)
*Week of 7/4 - $200/week (Sibling discount of $8/week)

7/2-7/6* - Survivor Week at Camp Long
7/9-7/13 - Intertidal Journeys at Mee Kwa Mooks
7/16-7/20 - Survivor Week at Camp Long

7/23-7/27 - Intertidal Journeys at Mee Kwa Mooks
7/30-8/3
- Wildlife Jungle at Schmitz Park
8/6-8/10
- Wildlife Jungle at Schmitz Park
8/13-8/17
- Pacific Northwest Wonders at Lincoln Park
8/20-8/24
- Pacific Northwest Wonders at Lincoln Park

SurvivorQuest Day Camp combines a focused teaching of survival skills with the high-flying fun of Camp Long's high ropes course. Each Monday campers will plan their week with the help of a trained SurvivorQuest educator, making sure campers are learning the skills that they want to learn. The focus of the curriculum will go between learning to live outdoors and showing what they're made of on Camp Long's various challenge courses. You won't find a more customizable and rewarding experience anywhere in Seattle!

Ages 12 to 15 years old
July 2-August 24
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$325/week (Sibling discount of $25/week)
*Week of 7/4 - $275/week (Sibling discount of $15/week)
**Camp will be held at Schmitz Park during the weeks of 7/23-7/27 and 7/30-8/3

Carkeek Earthkeepers Day Camps

Bug Camp

Carkeek Park's Earthkeepers is a special outdoor summer day camp for exploring, learning and playing in nature. We offer activities to foster friendship, learning, creativity and leadership. On any given day a camp participant may explore the beach, hike through the forest, play in a field, learn about nature or create art. Each week has different themes. Registration instructions are at the top of the page.

Ages 6 to 12 year olds
July 2-August 24
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$250/week (Sibling discount of $10/week)
*Week of 7/4 - $200/week (Sibling discount of $8/week)
Limited scholarships are available.

7/2-7/6*
- Wild Creativity
7/9-7/13
- Wet and Wonderful Tidepool Exploration
7/16-7/20
- Nature Detective
7/23-7/27
- Passport to the Puget Sound
7/30-8/3
- Carkeek Survivor
8/6-8/10
- Mighty Micro Worlds
8/13-8/17
- PNW Time Travel
8/20-8/24
- Ultimate Outdoor Expedition

Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

Discovery Nature Camps

Discovery Park's Nature Day Camps group campers with trained professional Environmental Educators for a hands-on introduction to Seattle's largest park with the widest diversity of life. Campers will play and form bonds with nature and new friends across the park's eight miles of trails in four distinct habitats - pond, meadows, forest and saltwater beaches. Review the options below and see registration instructions at the top of the page.

Scholarships are available!

NATURE PLAY (EXPLORERS)
Ages 4 to 6 years old
June 11-August 24
Mon-Fri | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$215/week (Sibling discount of $10/week)
*Closed the week of 7/4

Campers enjoy hands-on discovery of nature through songs, movement, crafts, and exploration. We visit the four habitats of the park - beach, pond, meadow, and forest - and end the week with a pint-sized festival! The Explorer Day Camps alternate between two different themes.

NATURE ADVENTURE (ADVENTURERS)
Ages 6 to 8 years old
July 9-August 17
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$250/week (Sibling discount of $10/week)
*Before and after camp programming is available for Adventurers for an additional fee. 

Campers, embark on an adventure through the beaches, ponds, meadows and forests of Discovery Park. Enjoy meeting new friends, developing crafts, singing songs, playing games, and exploring new places in our environment. Adults, be prepared to learn from your camper; we're going to send them home with lots of new information. All Adventure Day Camp weeks are the same; the curriculum does not change.

TWEEN NATURE TREK (TREKKERS)
Ages 9 to 12
years old
July 9-August 17
Mon-Fri | 9
a.m.-3 p.m.
$285/week (Sibling discount of $10/week)
*Before and after camp programming is available for trekkers for an additional fee.   

Hey 9-12 year old! Are you ready for something exciting and new and just a little bit different? Then join us for an exploration of Discovery Park through experiments, games, and crafts. Come make new friends and grow with us! All weeks are the same; the curriculum does not change.  

JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM
Ages 13 to 16 years old
We are looking for teen volunteers to assist our Environmental Educator staff as they lead day campers through week-long adventures at Discovery Park! Applications are due in March 2018.  CLICK HERE for more information and to apply!


Free Programs and Meals

Free Summer Lunch Program

Free recreational programming, free lunch & snacks for Seattle's youth! We offer 100% free drop-in recreation programs for children ages 1-18, at 19 different parks throughout Seattle. Activities may include arts & crafts and organized recreational activities. A variety of different local organizations provide free outdoor activity classes and natural education opportunities at the parks for youth! Healthy lunches and snacks are available Monday- Friday for any children ages 1-18! For more information on Summer Expanded Recreation program call 206-615-0303 or visit the Human Services Department's website.

Magnuson Park Summer Camps

Magnuson Summer Camps
Magnuson Community Center has a diverse offering of summer day camps for kids interested in STEM, performing arts, visual arts, nature and outdoors, and sports! Check out the Northeast Camps section of the SPR Summer Camp Brochure to find a summer program that's perfect for you!

Registration is OPEN NOW! Register early, classes fill up fast.

Additional Camps at Magnuson Park: In addition to our Seattle Parks and Recreation programs at Magnuson Community Center you can find programs hosted by over a dozen organization at Magnuson Park. Check out some additional camp options below!

Seattle Junior Mountaineers Camp
Join us for a week of adventure! We offer 7 week-long sessions starting June 25 - August 18. This week-long, day camp based out of Seattle Program Center at Magnuson Park is for campers ages 6-12. Each week has a different theme centered around a human powered recreational activity, with an offsite field trip. Camp runs from 9am-4pm, with options for extended care. Registration opens February 15th!

Indoor Sports and Recreation

kids having fun on indoor tennis court

Arena Sports
Arena Sports Summer Camp offers endless fun for kids ages 3-12 years. Kids stay actively involved in safe sports and games while learning teamwork and sportsmanship. Campers will play all their favorite age-appropriate games, burning energy all day. Camps are flexible, offering full and half-day options. Register for full or partial weeks, or even just a single day!" 

Tennis Center Sand Point
Our coaching emphasis and philosophy is on PLAY at our camps.  Play is a very powerful tool to help kids grow while staying engaged.  Players will not only grow in their tennis and athletic skills but also learn many valuable life lessons that come with playing.  We offer camps for ages 6-17 years, beginner to high performance players.  Half-day camp available for most camps.  You can choose any combination of 1-week camps to attend.  Camps start the week of June 26th - August 18th.  

Rowing and Boating Camps 

kids sailing in small boats

Sail Sand Point
Sail Sand Point offers a variety of safe and fun camp experiences for ages 6-17. SSP offers camps for beginning, intermediate, and racing sailors, as well as a variety of camps for kids who want to be on the water in kayaks, SUPS, windsurfers, or a combination of boats! We also offer Mommy (or Daddy) and me camps for parents and children together. Please register online at sailsandpoint.org - registration opens at noon on February 1st. SSP also offers scholarships - please see our website for the quick application form.

Cascade Bicycle Club
Get your kids out and riding! Try out one of our fun summer camps. Our camps empower youth using on and off-bike activities with a focus on applied learning, critical thinking skills, safe riding and fun. We have camps for 6-15-year olds.

Outdoors for All
Outdoors for All Day Camps provide an active camp environment for children with and without disabilities ages 5 - 21. Our camp strives to build each camper's social development, self-confidence and fine and gross motor skills by accommodating the needs of each camper. Activities like cycling, swimming, hiking, kayaking and rock climbing are the core of Outdoors for All Day Camps.

Outdoors for All Day Camps run Mon-Fri through Sept. 21. Learn to Ride Camp runs Mon-Fri June 11-Aug 31.

YMCA
As the largest provider of summer camps in the U.S., the YMCA makes sure that kids have fun but also learn to socialize, share and develop new interests. All camps of the YMCA of Greater Seattle nurture the healthy, successful growth of every camper by emphasizing values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. YMCA camps at Magnuson Park run Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm for ages 4-12. We have something for everyone, ranging from Outdoor Day Camps, Sports Camps, Specialty Camps, Horse Camps, and middle school TREK Camps. 

Preschool Camps

Cooking class in preschool

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Associated Recreation Council, offers preschool camps for children ages 3-5. Preschool activities include art, blocks, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play. Preschool summer camps are offered in weekly sessions for up to 8 weeks at certain locations with new themes each week!

Details:

  • Children need to be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups permitted)
  • Please speak with the program director regarding available food options. No refrigeration or microwave/oven will be available.
  • Price and hours vary at each location

Check out the 2018 Summer Camp brochure here! Registration begins February 6. Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center or visit the ARC site for more information.

Preschool Camps

Sailing

Green Lake Small Craft Center and Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offer a fun, safe and memorable summer in our Sailing, Rowing, Multisport and Adventure Camps. Most camps are open to all skill levels, with no prior experience necessary. Please register starting April 3, or call Mount Baker (206-386-1913) or Green Lake (206-684-4074) for more information.

All courses require a 10-minute float test, taken prior to your first class.
(Float Tests are available at our pools: 
www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.)

Check back in Late March 2018 for a full list and schedule of Summer Camps for youth ages 8-18.

School Age Care Summer Day Camps

Kids arm wrestling and having fun

Do you want your child to have fun, engaging opportunities that will support continued learning and personal growth over the summer months? Seattle Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Associated Recreation Council, offers all day summer camps for children ages 5-12! Our summer day camps will be offered for up to 10 weeks, with new themes available each week!

Check out the 2018 Summer Camp brochure here! Registration begins February 6. Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center or visit the ARC site for more details.

Specialized Programs Summer Camps

Girls at camp

Summer camp fosters the development of social skills, independence in recreation and leisure, and encourages youth to try new things! Specialized Programs staff and counselors are trained to provide a safe and memorable summer camp for individuals with disabilities. Scholarship applications are available and DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration Respite Care subsidies are also accepted.

Lower Woodland Park Day Camps
Campers will participate in nature activities, arts and crafts, canoeing, group games, and daily entertainment. Every Friday is a field trip to the zoo! Lunch is provided on cookout Wednesdays; campers must bring a sack lunch and beverage on all other days. We are unable to provide one on one supervision. Aides are welcome to attend camp with a participant.

Mon-Fri | 10a.m.- 3p.m.
$90/week
Ages 4 to 21 years old
Week 1: July 16-20
Week 2: July 23-27
Week 3: August 6-10

Camp Long Overnights
Campers will experience a comprehensive overnight camp session that includes arts and crafts, naturalist programs, field games, nightly entertainment, and outdoor adventure programs like the low ropes course and rock climbing. Youth need to bring a sack dinner for the first night; all other meals are provided. Consult the Camp Director regarding special diets.

Tues-Fri | Drop-off 5p.m. Tues, and pick up 11a.m. Fri
$110/week
Ages 6 to 21 years old
Week 1: June 26-29
Week 2: July 10-13
Week 3: July 31-Aug 3
Week 4: August 14-17


Also check out our Teen Extreme Fridays during day camp weeks! These programs run on 3 Fridays this summer from 10a.m.- 3p.m. We will be going to the Bite of Seattle, Remlinger Farms for berry picking, and the Renton Water Park! Check out our 2018 Summer Camp Brochure here, or to receive a Summer Camp brochure, please call Specialized Programs at 206-684-4950. Let us help you plan your summer camp experience!

Sports Camps

Track and Field Camp

Our low cost and FREE sports camps offer a fun and positive experience for your child's inner athlete. We will divide kids into groups based on age/ability level, and have a great time working on age-appropriate fundamentals that will incorporate fun competitions, games, races and scrimmages. Our camps are designed for kids ranging from the very beginner to the seasoned athlete. All kids can expect to improve their skill level! Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen and dress appropriately for the weather (layers). Space is limited in these camps so register early. E-13 and signed concussion form due at registration and must be sent to the Youth Athletics office.

For full Citywide Youth Summer Sports Camps lineup see the 2018 Summer Camp Brochure. Register online today at www.seattle.gov/parks or visit your neighborhood Community Center.