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Top Summer Camps in Seattle, WA

Published Apr 25, 2017 | Updated Oct 23, 2018

Summertime is approaching, and it's time to decide where to send the kids to camp. Here are our favorite choices of kids camps being offered in Seattle in 2019.

Summer is rolling in fast! Soon school will be over and your kids will be biting at the bit to get out there and get active. Why not keep them happy, healthy, creative & entertained at one of these awesome summer camps  being offered in Seattle this summer.

Below we’ve listed our favorite camps for Sports, STEM, Academic, Arts and more. So choose from these awesome camps for your kids depending on their interests and be ready for lots of fun this summer.


Sports Camps


Pedalheads

Atlantis Programs Inc. and Pedalheads provides innovative and effective programs for learning bike and swimming for kids 2-12 years of age. They provide cycling, swimming and superhero programs that are safe, fun & challenging and also promote kids’ health and development.

In Seattle, Pedalheads are offering Bike Camps and Heroheads Multi-Sports Camp which includes baseball, soccer, archery, dance, football and more at various locations in Washington. Learn more.

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Advantage Basketball Camps

Advantage Basketball Camps are nationally recognized as one of the Top ball handling camps in the world. They were recently named by Sports Illustrated Kids as one of the top camps in the country. Your children will experience the most intense, fun, and invigorating basketball training.

These camps are designed to bring out the best in children: increased respect for sportsmanship, enhanced fundamental athletic abilities, and a deeper understanding of teamwork and responsibility. Advantage Basketball Camps also prepares young players, ages 6-18, for high school and college. Learn more.


Moss Bay

This summer Kids Camp is a week-long kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing camp on Lake Union in Seattle. Open to children between the ages of 6-12. Youth participants are guaranteed a terrific staff, quality adventures, excellent sports equipment, good times and fantastic instruction. Participants will build skills, friendships and confidence all week long. Learn more.



Northwest Soccer Camps

Northwest Soccer Camp provides the ultimate camp experience for today's up-and-coming soccer players.

Their camps are a great way to spend a week with friends and their peerless staff. The program focuses on improving technical skills in a camper-friendly atmosphere. Each day, campers work on all of the core skills necessary to become complete players. NW Soccer Camps are offering various overnight & day camps for kids of 6 to 17 years of age. Learn more.


Brad Peterson Baseball Camps

Brad Peterson Baseball Camps offer the best skill development training coupled with scientifically proven techniques and safety.

They provide specific check points for each skill, giving participants the confidence to self-correct their fundamentals. These strategies work for players of all ages and ability levels and are used by college and professional players. Learn more.


Outdoor Camps


Island Wood

Island Wood Summer Day Camps invite children to open their imaginations in rich natural settings. Their instructors are experienced environmental educators with a passion for connecting children to the outdoors through hands-on exploration that builds important social and academic skills. With camps ranging from marine science to cooking to journalism, there’s something for everyone. Learn more.



Wolf Camp

Wolf Camp and the Conservation College offer several day & overnight camps for kids, youth, adults and family.

In these unique programs, campers can learn a variety of unique skills, such as nature arts, wilderness survival, nature photography, fishing, wild cooking, herbology, wildlife Search & Rescue and more. Learn more.


Camp Fire

Camp Sealth, owned and operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, is located on Vashon Island, WA.

They are offering a variety of summer camps for kids of 5 to 17 years of age. These include Classic Camp, Horse Camps, Aquatic Camps, Specialty Camps, Adventure Camps & Leadership Camps. Learn more.


Camp Gallagher

Camp Gallagher, a place for discovery and adventure, provides opportunities for personal growth in a safe environment through challenge and exploration on land and water, giving campers improved self-confidence, life-long friendships, and an appreciation of their environment. Learn more.



Tacoma Nature Center

The Tacoma Nature Center offers nature and adventure camps for children from 4 to 17 years of age.

Most camps include a field trip and some go to a new place every day! Some of the camps for older kids have overnight sessions (in addition to day camps). Learn more.


Hidden Valley Camp

Hidden Valley Camp is nestled in the Cascade Mountain foothills, 50 miles northeast of Seattle near Granite Falls, Washington. The campsite is well named; the road leading into Camp ends at Hidden Valley, and the cedars, firs and hemlocks that surround the open areas give complete seclusion and provide an extremely beautiful camp setting.

The 60 acre campsite is bordered on three sides by state and logging company land providing many miles of hiking and riding trails. Learn more.



Wilderness Awareness

Wilderness Awareness School’s Summer Camps for ages 4–18 have cultivated young people’s understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self.  These are offered in day camps as well as overnight camps. 

Through exploration, adventure, and creative play, students work in groups to learn about plants, mammals, tracking, birds and survival skills. Highly trained instructors guide students to nurture their connection to the earth and build skills that will serve them for a lifetime. Learn more.


Stem & Academic Camps in Seattle


Digital Media Academy

Digital Media Academy (DAA)  is offering World-Class STEM & Tech Courses For Kids & Teens in Seattle.

At their Seattle summer camps, elementary, middle school and high school students can develop their filmmaking skills, design a new video game, code an app, or model and print a 3D design. Their committed staff guide students as they work on projects, and mentor them through bringing their own unique ideas to life. Learn more.


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Seattle Children's Museum

Discovery Days Camps are a unique, day camp experience, brought to you by the Seattle Children's Museum.

Each of camp days have a theme, with educational programming and activities to match! Thematically linked, but independent daily activities feature science, art and cultural programming for children ages 4 to 10. You can mix and match your perfect camp schedule! Learn more.


KidsQuest Children's Museum

KidsQuest Summer Camps offer fun and learning through science experiments, arts and crafts, collaboration and exploration!

In 2018 they are offering various half and full day camps with new hands-on projects and experiments every week where kids can explore, play and learn! Learn more.


Camp Techwise

Camp TechWise is the way to provide your children with summer fun and enrichment that lasts a lifetime! 

This instructor-inspired, kid-centric approach combined with thei hands-on projects motivate young learners. The flexible daily schedule allows for plenty of project time for EVERY child! Whether your child wants variety or to just have a deep, week-long immersion experience in a single topic without distractions Camp TechWise lets your child customize their day. Learn more.




TechKnowHow Seattle

These week-long summer camps offer a variety of fun and enriching hands-on projects which teach students how to use technology creatively. Camp activities include building projects with LEGO® gears and motors, WeDo® and NXT® and EV3® Robotics, Game Design and Python Programming. Classes feature high-interest, age-appropriate projects which teach technology and science skills. Learn more.


Children's Museum of Tacoma

If your child is curious, creative, and imaginative, then there is a summer camp at the Children's Museum of Tacoma that will ignite their spark! These camps are are intended for children 2-8 years old.

Summer camps vary in theme each week, which include Steam science camps, adventure camps, cooking camps, art camps & more. Learn more.


Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-11 to spend their summer break!

Guided by experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using LEGO® Bricks to build specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, play LEGO® games and explore the world of engineering, architecture and animated movie-making. Learn more.


Debate Camp

Returning to Vancouver Island this year, Debate Camp Canada is offering a fun and engaging camp program at Brentwood College in Mill Bay.  They offer a special service for kids in Seattle with a pick up at the Victoria Clipper Ferry.

Campers grades 5 to 9 will receive training in: Canadian and British Parliamentary Debate Styles; delivering prepared and impromptu speeches; and current global issues and Model UN simulations. Campers from novice to advanced skill levels are welcome!

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Coding with Kids

Would you like to build a website? Code a video game? Wire circuits or create your own motion sensor? Coding with Kids camps are a place for coders to unleash their creativity and take the next step on their Coding Journey. Tech-savvy instructors will guide small groups of campers as they unleash their creativity to build games, interactive stories, and other projects.


BEAM Experiences

BEAM Experiences camps provide S.T.R.E.A.M. (science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and mathematics) experiential and hands-on learning for children ages 8 and up. BEAM encourages students to use teamwork, evaluate needs, and pursue iterative design to help them grow as collaborators, innovators, and thought leaders.

Programs include robotics, stop-motion animation, graphic novel development, coding, and much more!


Music & Performing Arts Camps


School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts

SANCA offers experiences that are physically challenging, socially enriching, and teach physical literacy to people of all ages. SANCA’s services to the community include recreational classes and day camps to provide youth with a safe, social, constructive environment for physical arts. Their programs broaden community engagement, reach diverse audiences, and encourage participation in the arts. Learn more.



Seattle Drum School

Seattle Drum School Drum Camp is a great opportunity for drummers ages 10-17 to get together in a group and strengthen their skills, meet other drummers, and learn from the best! A fun and exciting environment for students to learn techniques and rhythms from all over the world. Learn more.



Theater Works in Bellevue

Theater Works in Bellevue offers six great week-long camps this year, with something offered for kids aged anywhere from 4 to 16 years.

This years camps include Storybook theater, Follow the yellow brick road, Peter Pan's Adventures, Improv-a-thon, Behind the scenes and Be our guest camps! Learn more.


Youth Theatre Northwest

This summer your child will travel to enchanted worlds and faraway places through the power of their imagination and magic of live theatre.

Crafted with fun and popular themes, students will expand their creativity, express their unique individuality, an hone their theatre skills. And, of course, there will be friends and lots of summer fun!


Roaring Mouse Creative Art Studio 

Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio is a place for children to experience the joy, freedom and power of embracing the creative spirit. Our classes, camps, and workshops engage children in their creativity and self-expression through exploration of visual arts, music, dance, storytelling, and play. Learn more.



Off the Wall School - Rock Band Camp

Off the Wall offers 5-day rock band camps for students all summer long. They pack as much high quality fun and music education into one week as possible.

Students will form small groups of 3-5 members and work on putting together a music video and stage performance by the end of the week. Learn more.


Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre is offering One-Week Camps for Ages 5-13; Two-Week Intensives for Ages 14-17.

The campers will work on songs and dances as well as scripts from the show they are working on. They will also play theatre games and learn about theatre etiquette including stage directions and performance skills. Learn more.


Dance and Gymnastics Camps


Seattle Gymnastics Academy

No experience required for this fun-filled camp for children ages 3-5 or 6-12 years. Educational and fun, your camper will enjoy coach-lead use of SGA’s Olympic gymnastics equipment, trampolines, Tumbl Track and foam pit while playing games, participating in silly contests, and doing arts & crafts.

SGA programs develop strength, skill, and character through gymnastics training. The staff are committed to providing the best gymnastics program in the area in a fun and safe gym, building a foundation of coordination, strength, and responsibility that will help your child succeed in life's endeavors. Learn more.



Pacific Northwest Ballet

Join PNB for an enriching and educational ballet experience this Summer! Students participating in the Eastside Summer Dance Workshops will gain a deeper appreciation for ballet and its rich history through dance classes with our outstanding faculty and unique and fun projects. Learn more.


All That Dance

All that Dance strives to provide a perfect class for everyone, regardless of age, skill level, experience, or background, in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Summer programs for kids include a variety of themes, from Nutcracker Ballet, to Wands, Wings and Tiaras, to Hip Hop & Superheroes, and more. Learn more.


Backstage Dance Studio

Backstage Dance Studio is offering a variety of summer camps, for ages 3-11.

Learning Stage Preview Camp and Performing Arts Dance Camps are perfect half-day camps for younger dancers.

3-in-1: Dance, Cheer, Gymnastics Camps with Gymnastics East and Action Cheer are fun, full-day, sampler camps for elementary aged dancers. No experience necessary. Learn more.




Do you know of an amazing camp that should be on our lists? Camp schedules can be added for free, or you can email us at community@chatterblock.com to let us know :)



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