Camps

Status for Summer 2021 

Seattle Parks and Recreation is in close contact with Seattle/King County Public Health to determine the feasibility of Summer 2021 programs and any changes in format. At this time, we hope to offer some programs, but unfortunately not all. As we know more, we will let you know.

Some of the information in the categories below is from 2019 and is in the process of being updated for 2021. Check back soon for the latest info.


SPR has offered a wide variety of Camps throughout the summer.  This page features some descriptions of the camps that were planned for this year but now on hold or cancelled due to the coronavirus.

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



At this time, we are currently not offering Nature Camps at Carkeek, Camp Long, or Discovery parks. We look forward to seeing you in 2022, and please check back here for updates. 

Carkeek Earthkeepers Day Camps

Bug Camp

At this time, we are currently not offering Nature Camps at Carkeek, Camp Long, or Discovery parks. We look forward to seeing you in 2022, and please check back here for updates. 

Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

Discovery Nature Camps

At this time, we are currently not offering Nature Camps at Carkeek, Camp Long, or Discovery parks. We look forward to seeing you in 2022, and please check back here for updates. 

Free Programs and Meals

Free Summer Lunch Program

We are in the process of finalizing the Summer 2021 free recreational programming, lunch, and snacks programs for children ages 1-18. As information is available, we will update this site. Also try checking 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.

Mountaineers Summer Camps
Join in on the adventure with the Seattle Mountaineers! Day camp is based out of the Seattle Program Center at Magnuson Park and is for campers ages 6-12. Each week consists of rock climbing, outdoor skills, swimming, games, crafts, and camp songs. Additionally, every week has a field trip and/or outdoor adventures relating to the given theme.

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

2021 Info

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 9 weeks beginning June 28th, with new themes available each week!

School-age summer camps will be held at Alki, Ballard, Bitter Lake (at Broadview Thompson), Delridge, Garfield, High Point, Magnolia, Meadowbrook, Montlake, Northgate, Queen Anne, Rainier Beach, Rainier, South Park, Van Asselt, and Yesler community centers, along with the Wedgwood location. The fee is $390 per week, with July 4th week prorated at $312. Hours are 7:30am - 6pm. 

Registration begins Tuesday, April 20 at noon. 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