Save the date!  2024 camp registration opens on April 16 at 12 noon.

2024 camp info.

2024 Camp Brochure

Activity Camps

Kids doing the plank exercise

Our community centers offer a variety of activity-themed half-day camps for children ages 5-12. Weekly Activity Camps begin the week of June 24th and end by August 30. 

Themes include sports, LEGO, theater, recess games, pottery, D&D, science, and much more. Topics, ages, hours, and prices vary by location. For full listings, see pages 11-28 of the camp brochure. 

Registration opens April 16, 2024.

Full price half-day camps range from $180 to $366 per week. Financial aid is available! 

School Age Care Summer Day Camp

Kids arm wrestling and having fun

Seattle Parks and Recreation school age childcare camps are administered through the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and offer all-day care at selected community centers with robust programming, activities, field trips and more!  


  • 7 am-6 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Weekly camps June 25-August 28. Camp themes change weekly!
  • Cost is $400/week.  4-day weeks are $325, (6/24 and 7/1), and the 3-day week of 8/26-8/28 is $250. 
  • Scholarships are available.

View School Age Care camps and register:

Summer camp registration begins on April 16, 2024. Weekly camps begin June 25, 2024. Full listings on pages 5-9 of the camp brochure.

Financial aid is available for reduced/subsidized cost. Information and applications can be found on our Scholarships & Financial Aid page.

Preschool Camps

Cooking class in preschool

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Associated Recreation Council, offers preschool summer day camps that meet the developmental needs of children age 3-5, focusing on emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills to prepare children for success in school and in life. Classrooms are set up with safe and nurturing environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times. Preschool activities include art, blocks, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play. Preschool summer camps may be offered in weekly sessions for up to 8 weeks at certain locations. New themes each week! Check with your local community center for a detailed description of the various offerings.

2024 Details:

  • Ages: 3-5 years.
  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30 am-1:00 pm.
  • Dates: July 1st to August 23rd, 2024.
  • Locations: Jefferson Community Center and Loyal Heights Community Center.  Additional preschool programming available at Discovery Park, see Nature Daycamp in the expandable menu.
  • Price: $375/week, or $300 for July 1-5 (no camp July 4th). Financial Aid is available! 
  • 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.
  • Register online via Active Net.

Registration opens April 16, 2024, for weekly camps starting July 1st.

Specialized Programs Summer Camps

Girls at camp

Specialized Programs offers Day Camp for ages 4-21, and Overnight Camp for ages 6-21.

Day Camps, ages 4-21

10 am - 2 pm, Monday-Friday. 

  • 7/1-7/5 - Safari Week, Ravenna Park (no camp 7/4)
  • 7/15-7/19 - Mystery Week, Seward Park
  • 7/22-7/26 - Dino Adventure Week, Ravenna Park
  • 8/12-8/16 - Carnival Week, Seward Park

Cost: $125/week.  $100 for week of 7/1.  Scholarships are available.
Register for Specialized Day Camps

Overnight Camp at Camp Long, ages 6-21

Drop off Tuesdays at 5 pm, pick up on Fridays at 12 pm.

  • 7/9-7/12 - Superhero Week
  • 7/30-8/2 - Spirit Week
  • 8/6-8/9 - Talent Week
  • 8/20-8/23 Under The Sea week

Cost: $150/week.  Scholarships are available.
Register for Specialized Overnight Camps

Please email for forms, registration information, or general questions.

Registration opens April 16, 2024.  

Specialized Programs' trained staff work daily to offer a safe, exciting, and memorable summer camp experience for youth with disabilities. A nurse will be on site for all camp sessions. 1:1 supervision is not provided, but aides can accompany camper. Parents must complete and submit all required registration forms including the Participant Information and Medical History before registration is complete. If your child takes medication, a doctor’s signature is required. Scholarship applications are available and DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration Respite Care subsidies are also accepted.

Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

Discovery Nature Camps

Discovery Park is 534-acres of breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular views of both the Cascade and the Olympic Mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets, and streams. Don’t leave your child inside this summer! Nature Day Camps at Discovery Park focus on being outside, exploring this amazing outdoor classroom. Participants adventure into four different habitats - freshwater, saltwater, forest, and meadow - through hands-on, experiential activities, movement, songs, crafts, and games, and everyone always makes a new friend!

Nature Play Camp (ages 3-5)

Nature Adventure Trek (ages 6-12) 

Financial aid is available! 

Carkeek Earthkeepers Day Camp

Here, 220-acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach are formed by the magic of water and time. This popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Explore the secrets of this northwest Seattle watershed.


  • Ages 6-12
  • Mon-Fri, 9 am-4pm
  • $360/week, $288 for week of 7/1-7/5 (no camp 7/4)
  • Weekly camps start July 1 and end August 23
  • New theme each week!  Details on camp brochure, pg. 12.
  • Register online for Carkeek Earthkeepers Camp

Financial aid is available! 

Rowing and Boating Camps


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

2024 Camps

Camp season runs 6/24 to 8/23. Some programs run for only part of the season. No camps at Mt. Baker week of 7/29-8/2.

No camp on Thursday 7/4 (Green Lake & Mt. Baker) or Monday 8/5 (Mt. Baker only).  Prices are pro-rated for 4-day weeks.

All courses require a 10-minute float test, taken prior to your first class. Float Tests are available at our pools.

Scholarships are available!

Full camp listings:  Green Lake and Mt. Baker

Full Day Camps (Mon-Fri):

Adventure Camp - Green Lake or Mt. Baker:

  • Age 11-14
  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm (both sites)
  • $454 per week, or $363 for 4-day weeks
  • Weekly camps 6/24-8/23
  • Includes boating and field trips to locations such as swim beaches, outdoor pools, Zoo, and Aquarium

SCKC Intro/Dev Paddling Camp (age 10-14) - Green Lake only

  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • $454 per week, or $363 for 7/1-7/5 (no camp 7/4)
  • Weekly camps 6/24-8/23
  • Sprint Canoe & Kayak introductory class

Half Day Camps (all Mon-Fri):

Beginning Optimist (age 8-11) - Mt. Baker only

  • 9:30 am-12:30 pm
  • 8 weekly camps, 6/24-8/23
  • Cost: $225, or $180 for weeks of 7/1-7/5 and 8/6-8/9.

Intermediate Optimist (age 8-11) - Mt. Baker only

  • 1:00-4:00 pm
  • 4 weekly camps, 7/22-8/23
  • Cost: $225, or $180 week of 8/6-8/9

Multi-Sport Camp (age 11-15) - Mt. Baker only

  • 1:00-5:00 pm, Mt. Baker only
  • 3 weekly camps, 8/6-8/23
  • Cost: $242, or $194 week of 8/6-8/9
  • Includes kayaking and stand up paddleboard

Youth Sailing Camp (Age 11-17) - Green Lake & Mt. Baker

  • 12:00-4:00 pm (Green Lake)
  • 12:30-4:30 pm (Mt. Baker)
  • Weekly camps 6/24-8/23
  • Cost: $300, or $240 for 4-day weeks

Intermediate Youth Camp (Age 11-17) - Mt. Baker only

  • 2:00-5:00 pm
  • 2 options: 7/22-7/26 or 8/6-8/9
  • Cost: $225 (week of 7/22) or $180 (week of 8/6)

Free Activity Camps

Some activity camps in the Camps Brochure are free:

Summer of Safety

Seattle Parks & Recreation offers Summer of Safety, a free drop-in summer day program for teens and tweens at Community Centers across Seattle.  Check back for details or watch the Parkways blog.

Free Summer Meals program

Free Summer Lunch Program

Each summer we offer FREE lunchtime recreational programming, meal and snacks program for children ages 1-18. Monday through Friday from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  Check back here in late Spring 2024 for updates on the Summer Meals program or watch the Parkways blog.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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