SPR Offers a wide variety of Camps throughout the summer. Our Summer Camps for 2017 were so much fun, and we can't wait to see you in 2018. Summer Camp Brochures will be available in February 2018, and registration for most camps will begin on February 6, 2018. Check out some of our camps below to see what we have to offer!

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 back in February 2018 for our Summer Camp Brochure!

Camp Long Nature and Adventure Camps

Carbon Beach Exploration

Camp Long's Nature Quest Day Camps are a week-long adventure through different areas of West Seattle. Learn about history, outdoor survival, intertidal life, and Pacific Northwest forest ecology through games, hands-on activities, art projects, treasure hunts, and more!

All camps are for 7 to 12 year olds, and each week camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Check back in February of 2018 for our Summer Camp Brochure.

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 a different theme.

All camps are for 6 to 12 year olds, and each week camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited scholarships are available. Check back in February of 2018 for our Summer Camp Brochure.

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 in the park's eight miles of trails in four distinct habitats - pond, meadows, forest and saltwater beaches.

Week-long camps are available for 4-6 year olds Mon-Fri 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and for 6-12 year olds Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Scholarships are available, and Before and After Camp Programming is available for children ages 6-12. Check back in February of 2018 for the Summer Camp Brochure.

Free Programs and Meals

Free Summer Lunch Program

Free programming and meals are also available for Seattle's youth! We offer drop-in recreation programs for children ages 1-18. Activities may include arts, crafts, board games, and organized recreational games. Lunch and snack is available for children ages 0-18! For more information on Summer 2018's program call 206-615-0303 or visit Human Services Department's website. Activities may include arts & crafts, organized recreational activities, and a variety of local organizations hold free classes, and activities at the parks for youth!

Magnuson Park Summer Camps

Triathlon Camp

Magnuson Park is home to over a dozen organizations offering camps in a variety of areas. From art and athletics to sailing and science, everything your campers need for a terrific summer is right here. Summer vacation is the time to discover new interests and build skills. Magnuson Park has a variety of camps to choose from. Check back in February of 2018 to see a new line up of camps to choose from!

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!

  • 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 back in February 2018 for our Summer Camp Brochure! 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.

Preschool Camps


Green Lake Small Craft Center and Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offer fun, safe and memorable summer experiences with a mix of water and land based activities in our Adventure Camps. Camps are open to all skill levels, and no prior experience is necessary. Please register on SPARC (starting early April) or call the center at 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: Check back in Early April 2018 for a full list and schedule of Summer Camps for youth ages 11-17.

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 back in February 2018 for the Summer Camp brochure! Registration begins February 6. Register early as camps will fill-up quickly! Scholarships available!

Specialized Programs Summer Camps

Girls at camp

Do you want to have a fun, engaging camp experience? Our trained staff offer a safe, exciting, memorable summer camp for individuals with disabilities.

Ages 4 and up
Dates run June - August

Youth Camps
Weekly camps June - August
Both day and overnight camps offered

Teen extreme day camps on Fridays
Locations: Lower Woodland and Camp Long

Adult Camps
Three weekend camps are offered in June - August.

Overnight camps at Camp Long Keep an eye out for our Summer Camp Brochure, on counters late January 2018. To receive a Summer Camp brochure, please call Specialized Programs at 206-684-4950 and we can help you plan your summer camp schedule.

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).

Check back in February 2018 for the Summer Camp Brochure! Registration begins February 6. Register early as camps will fill-up quickly! For more information on what is offered, please visit the Citywide Youth Sports page. E-13 and signed concussion form due at registration and must be sent to the Youth Athletics office.