Top Summer Camps in Seattle, WA

Published Apr 25, 2017 | Updated Mar 28, 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 2018.

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 favourite 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.

Digital Media Academy

Camp Location : University of Washington

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. Their courses are designed with 21st-century skills in mind – focusing on teaching creativity, collaboration, and communication. Students will learn to work with their peers while exploring different approaches to problem-solving.

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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. 

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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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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.

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.

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.


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. 

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. 

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).

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.


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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!


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!

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!

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Here are few more summer camp options which received good reviews from parents in 2017-

Parkour Visions- Their unique adventure camps will keep your kids engaged all day long, exploring movement, learning new skills and hobbies, and making friends.

The Moon Paper Tent- Moonpaper Tent programing is thematic and processed based. Creative drama, art and craft-work, storytelling, and magical realism are combined with creative visualization, and mindfulness study.

The Music Factory- During their summer rock camps, The Music Factory works with students of all levels and ages to help them focus on group composition, performance and dynamics.

Spotlight Dance Center- Spotlight Dance & Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing a quality, non-competitive, performance oriented dance experience for children and adults through fun and educational classes.

Seattle Jazzed- At the Summer Jazz Prep camp kids will pick their instrument, begin reading music and learn to play songs in a beginning band.

Allegro Performing Arts Academy- Allegro's summer program is set up for a dancer to improve with a variety of teachers and options to dedicate themselves to learning as much as possible about their craft.

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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