Camps

New registration date for 2020: April 7

To better serve the community and to create a more equitable process, we are moving the summer camp registration date to open on April 7, 2020 (in previous years, summer camp registration typically opened in February).

This change will allow for more scholarship families (families with limited financial resources) to have their tax statements completed for the prior year in order to apply for a scholarship for camp. Please visit this blog post for more information on the change.


SPR Offers a wide variety of Camps throughout the summer. This page features descriptions of the awesome camps going on this year to help you find the perfect way for your child to spend the summer! Registration for most camps will begin on April 7, 2020. Register any of these ways:

  • click the Classes & Program Signups blue button on the right, or
  • call or stop in your local community center, or
  • contact the Program Registration Assistance number on the right

Camp descriptions will be found in the 2020 Summer Brochure, published in mid to late March. Please check this page for updates.

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. 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. 

Look for the Summer Camp 2020 brochure, coming in March! Registration begins April 7. Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center.

Destination Summer Camp
Check out our summer activity camps at Garfield and Rainier Beach Community Centers! We have everything from Legos to art, coding to nature explorations! Serving ages 3-15, these camps have something for everyone. Camps are $75/week and there are both A.M. and P.M. camps available! Scholarships are available up to 90%. Click here to see available camps. Registration begins April 7. 

Camp Long Nature and Adventure Camps

Carbon Beach Exploration

Camp Long has an exciting Summer Day Camp for participants aged 7 to 12. Registration begins April 7. 

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
June 29 - August 28
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$285/week
*Week of 7/4 - $228/week

6/29-7/3* Survivor Week @ Camp Long
7/6-7/10 Nature Detective @ Camp Long
7/13-7/17 Outdoor Exploration@ Camp Long
7/20-7/24 Tidepool Exploration@ Schmitz Park
7/27-7/31 Wildlife Jungle @ Schmitz Park
8/3-8/7 Microworlds Week @ Camp Long
8/10-8/14 Pacific Northwest Time Travel @ Camp Long
8/17-8/21 Fur And Feathers @ Camp Long
8/24-8/28 Survivor Week @ Camp Long

*Short week due to July 4

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.
Registration begins April 7.

Ages 6 to 12 years old
July 2 - August 24
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$285/week
*Week of 7/4 - $228/week 
Limited scholarships are available.

6/29-7/3* Wild Creativity
7/6-7/10 Tidepool Exploration
7/13-7/17 Nature Detective
7/20-7/24 Passport To Puget Sound
7/27-7/31 Carkeek Survivor
8/3-8/7 Microworlds
8/10-8/14 Pnw Time Travel
8/17-8/21 Outdoor Exploration
8/24-8/28 Fur And Feathers

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.


Registration begins April 7. Scholarships are available!

NATURE PLAY DAYCAMP
Ages 4 to 6 years old
June 8-August 28
Mon-Fri | 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$205/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 DAYCAMP
Ages 6 to 8 years old
July 6-August 14
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$351/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 DAYCAMP
Ages 9 to 12 years old
July 6-August 14 
Mon-Fri | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$351/week 
*Before and after camp programming is available for trekkers for an additional fee. Hey 9-12 year olds! 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 hiking, learning, and having fun at Discovery Park! CLICK HERE for more information and to apply!

Free Programs and Meals

Free Summer Lunch Program

We are in the process of finalizing the Summer 2020 free recreational programming, lunch, and snacks programs for children ages 1-18. As information is available, we will update this site. Check here for updated information.

Magnuson Park 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! Look for the Summer Camp 2020 brochure, coming in March!

Registration opens April 7, 2020! 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!

Indoor Sports and Recreation

kids having fun on indoor tennis court

Arena Sports
Arena Sports Summer Camp offers endless fun for kids ages 5-12 years. Children 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. Search the activities and registration portal online for dates and times.

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 25 - August 24.  

Rowing, Boating and Bicycling 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.

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

Registration begins April 7, 2020. 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.

Rowing and Boating 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. Registration opens April 7, 2020. Create an account here to register online, 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.)


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!

Look for the Summer Camp 2020 brochure, coming in March! Registration begins April 7. Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center. 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. 

Camp Long Overnights
Youth engage in arts and crafts, naturalist programs, nature walks, games, and entertainment. Youth need to bring a sack dinner for the first night, all other meals are provided. Contact Camp Director regarding special diets.

5 p.m. Tues - Noon Fri
$115/session | Ages 6 to 21 years old
Camp Long
5200 - 35th Ave SW, 98126 (in West Seattle)

Week 1: June 23-26
Week 2: July 7-10
Week 3: July 14-17
Week 4: August 4-7

Lower Woodland Day Camps
Youth will be involved with games, arts and crafts, canoeing, and entertainment. Wednesdays are cookout days and lunch will be provided, all other days, campers must bring a sack lunch and drink. Fridays are Zoo Days (no Access that day). Contact Camp Director regarding special diets.

Mon-Fri
(except where noted)
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

$95/session | Ages 4 to 21 years old
Lower Woodland, Shelter #6 5900 Aurora Ave North, 98103 (near lawn bowling area)

Week 1: June 29-July 2*
Week 2: July 20-24
Week 3: July 27-31
Week 4: August 10-14
*No camp July 3; pro-rated camp fee $76

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.

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.

LOOK FOR UPCOMING SCHEDULES FOR THESE FREE CAMPS AT: 
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/city-wide-youth-sports