Top Summer Camps in Seattle, WA

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Published May 2, 2017

Plan early with some of these great summer camps in the Seattle area. With such a variety of programs, there will surely be something for your child, no matter what his or her interests may be!

Top Summer Camps in Seattle

For a fun summer camp in the Seattle area, here are some great options.  There is sure to be something for everyone!


As the name would suggest, Pedalheads camps are cycling camps. Camps are offered for kids aged as young as 2 years old (on tricycles) up to more experienced riders in half or full day options.  Private lessons are also available for all ages.  

Topics covered in the Pedalheads programs include riding instruction, safety, and off-site rides for more experienced campers.

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.  The 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!

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.

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.  The "Frozen" and Munchkin Movers camps for kids aged 4-8 include songs, crafts, and games, while the more specialized camps for older kids include themes such as improv, "behind the scenes" (backstage education), and the Alice in Wonderland Musical Theater Camp.

Tacoma Children's Museum

Summer camps at the Tacoma Children's Museum are intended for children 3-6 years old. The daily schedule for each camp is 9 am - 2 pm, and each Friday campers’ friends and family are invited to join in for a culminating celebration of the week. Lunch is not provided

The camp theme changes weekly, including such topics as art fundamentals, silly science, adventure camp, cooking, and storytelling.

Digital Media Academy

For students who want a pre-collegiate experience at a college they’re interested in attending or who just want to get away for the summer and explore a new city, Digital Media Academy offers the best of both worlds. Learn on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, eat in the same dining halls as UW undergrads and students.

A wide range of camps are offered for children aged 6 to 18, with overnight options available for kids over 12.

Northwest Soccer Camps

Director and co-founder Cliff "uncle Nubby" McCarth assembles a peerless team of coaches and counselors are committed to offering the best in soccer camps anywhere. 

The Bastyr University campus boasts a spectacular new soccer complex, state-of-the-art residence halls and healthy, whole food meal offerings.  Day camps as well as resident camps are offered.

Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre transforms the lives of children, ages 5 – 18, through active participation in theatre arts, combining a fun and supportive atmosphere with professional standards. Children of all skill levels and backgrounds are challenged and supported while developing their mental, physical, emotional, social and creative potential through the joy and discipline of live theatre.  

This year's summer camp themes include such favorites as Frozen, Shrek, Aladdin, and Little Monsters, just to name a few!

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, ad 5 different locations.

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.

Wolf College

Wolf College offers several themes for day camps, overnight camps, and summer expeditions. Transportation is provided for weekend stayovers.

Skills such as nature arts, survival, photography, fishing, and cooking are just a few of the skills that campers can learn.

Some unique programs offered by Wolf College are their family camps and custom programs.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Bricks 4 Kidz summer programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students and adults to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks.  

The suitable age range for the summer camps though are for children aged 5 to 10. 

Camps are available at a multiple locations for your convenience.  

KidsQuest Chidren's Museum

KidsQuest Summer Camps offer fun and learning through experiments, arts and crafts, collaboration and Museum exploration! Art, science and engineering camps are available for our little Explorers (ages 3-5) and big-kid Adventurers (ages 6-8).

All camps are one week long, from 9am-Noon (with the exception of "Space Adventures" which is from 1-4pm), and include playtime in the museum.

Seattle Children's Museum

Discovery Days Camps are a unique, day camp experience, brought to you by the Seattle Children's Museum. each day features unique and engaging activities for children ages 4 to 10. Our single camp days are broken down into sessions, allowing caregivers to plan a camp adventure based on their childcare needs.

Each of our camp days have a specific theme with educational programming and activities to match! Of course, campers will also have time to explore portions of our 22,000 square feet of Museum exhibit space.


Awareness School

Allegro Performing
Arts Academy

Bike Camps



Tech & Robotics

Studio East
Performing Arts

Stillwood Camp 
Gold Rush

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 to let us know :)

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