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Guide to Seattle Area Summer Camps for Kids

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Time to start thinking about summer, and where the kids will be. If you have an athlete, an artist, a scientist or a gamer, there’s a camp for your child in Puget Sound!

Seattle Art Museum Summer Camp
July 9 – 27
9:30am – 3:30pm
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.654.3100
http://www.seattleartmuseum.org

Three weeks of fun-filled imagination and creativity, designed for children in grades 1–5. Each week is a different experience. Attend one or all three weeks. Register online.

Marine Summer Camps
July 2 – August 17
The Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101
206.386.4300
http://www.seattleaquarium.org

The Seattle Aquarium offers unique camps for kids and teens entering grades K-8 in Fall 2012. Camps are divided by age groups, and each group gets to study marine life at their age level. Click HERE for a list of all the Seattle Aquarium has to offer your child this summer.

Century Ballroom’s Kids Dance Camp
July 16-20; July 23-27
915 E. Pine
Seattle, WA 98122
206.324.7263
http://www.centuryballroom.com

Does your kid dream of being a dancer… or have excess energy to burn? Century Ballroom is endeavoring to foster the love of dance in the next generation by presenting two week-long dance camps, centered around different dance styles. All students will be exposed to Swing, Tap, Latin, Pop Choreography and Hip Hop. They will learn different dances and will be able to choose one to focus on. Each day there will also be non-dance activities and a lunch break. The workshops are run by Century Ballroom’s faculty with years of teaching and dancing experience. Full Day (9am-3pm) $295/week, or enroll in BOTH weeks for $495. Century Ballroom’s dance camp is designed especially for youths ages 8-14. Register online.

Sandbox Sports’ Beach Volleyball Summer Camps
July 16-20; Aug 20-24
Golden Gardens
8498 Seaview Place
Seattle, WA 98117
206.624.2899
http://www.sandboxsports.net

A great opportunity for kids, ages 9 -13, to dive (literally) into volleyball, with a camp focused on fun, developing basic volleyball skills, and team building. Each session begins with fun warm-up activities followed by skillbuilding lessons, ending with volleyball games where they can apply what they’ve learned.

Arena Sports Soccer Camps
7751 63rd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206.985.8990
http://www.arenasports.net

Your child will have an awesome summer experience at Arena Sports in Seattle or in Redmond! It’s a great place to cure summertime boredom and child care worries. Your child will have a blast playing sports and participating in prepared activities when you register for camps or classes (or both!). Just imagine the great time your child will have spending a summer playing with friends and the experienced, high-energy coaches! Camps available for kids age 3-5 years old and 6-12 years old with all day, half day, single day and full week options. Care available from 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Seattle Garden Summer Camps
June 11 – August 31
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

This summer will be bursting with fun and outdoor learning in Seattle Tilth children’s gardens! Let your kids ages 1 – 14 be dazzled by dirt and critters, inspired by plants and fresh veggies, and engaged in fun games, activities, crafts and hands-on learning. Camps are located at Good Shepherd Center, Rainier Beach Learning Garden and Rainier Beach Urban Farm. Click HERE for a list of camps. Dates and times vary.

Steve & Kate’s Camp
June 25 – August 24
7:30am – 6:00pm
The Little School
2812 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
206.673.3543 ext. 24
http://www.steveandkatescamp.com

Founded in 1980. Now in 24 Bay Area locations and 2 new sites in Washington State, including Bellevue and Tacoma. Steve & Kate’s Camp conforms to kids. Not the other way around. Campers choose minute-to-minute from a tantalizing array of activities including everything from Filmmaking, Culinary Arts and Sewing to Bungee Jumping, Bumper Cars and Basketball. Parents get maximum flexibility and convenience with our three ways to play: Day Pass – Buy any number of days and use them anytime; The 20-Day Bundle – Just enough to get in the groove; All-Summer Membership – One fee covers the whole summer. Fees are all-inclusive and cover the hours from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, an organic lunch, snacks and drinks. You don’t have to pack a thing. For grades Kindergarten through 7th grade.

DigiPen Project Fun
June 25 – August 17
10:00am – 5:00pm
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
866.478.5236
http://www.projectfun.digipen.edu

ProjectFUN Summer Workshops introduce students in grades 5 through 12 to a variety of fun and engaging game development, multimedia, and technology topics while reinforcing their knowledge of core academic subjects like math, physics, art, and writing. ProjectFUN Summer Workshops are the perfect way for students to explore high-tech careers, express their creativity, and make new friends in an exciting, challenging, and fun environment. Lunch and snacks are provided daily to all Summer Workshop participants at DigiPen’s Bits & Bytes Café. All meals are peanut-free. After-Workshop activities are offered from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. most days. Activities include industry speakers, video game tournaments, and a family cook-out.

Taproot Theatre Summer Camps
June 25 – August 24
10:00am – 4:00pm
204 N 85th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
206.781.9707
http://www.taproottheatre.org

Do your kids love performing? Taproot Theatre has got dynamic camps all summer long for Pre K – 12th grade! Click HERE for a list of all the summer camps available.

Summer Cooking Camps
June 25 – August 17
9:30am – 4:00pm
Blue Plate Express
7347 35th Ave NE, Suite E
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.blueplateseattle.com

Blue Plate cooking camps are focused on cooking from scratch. Learn different cooking methods, baking, sautéing, frying and roasting. Learn knife skills, food safety and sanitation as well as tricks of the trade. The summer camps will introduce your child to a large variety of foods. Campers make all of their lunches and snacks from scratch each day. They’ll even learn to flip fried eggs like the pros. The week culminates with a take-home meal for 4 that is ready to heat and enjoy.

Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. North
Seattle, WA 98109
206.443.2925
http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org

Pacific Science Center camps provide the perfect opportunity to explore, experiment and discover! With over 55 camps to choose from at five different locations, there’s something for everyone. The Pacific Science Center’s exciting and enriching camps, designed for children in kindergarten through grade 12 offer hands-on science experiments, fun and challenging projects as well as unique and innovative learning experiences that will create life-long memories and inspire the inner scientist in your child. New for summer of 2012: camps offered in Bothell, as well as Seattle, Bellevue, Medina and Redmond locations. Campers should plan to register for the grade they will enter in the Fall of 2012. Click HERE for a list of camp dates, times and locations. Register online.

Dance Fremont!
June 25 – August 17
4015 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
206.633.0812
http://www.dancefremont.com

Dance Fremont!’s new summer camps and classes teach beginners through advanced level dance. Choose modern, ballet, jazz and more. For ages 3 years through adult. Classes for 7 and up run 9:00am – 5:00pm and 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Go online for classes, times and dates.

Tacoma Art Museum
July 9 – 27
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.272.4258
http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org

Tacoma Art Museum offers unique summer camp experiences for youth ages 9–16. Each session, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, is led by a staff artist and specialized guest instructors. Camp participants will create a variety of art, gain inspiration from the museum’s galleries, and explore downtown Tacoma on daily field trips. Register online.

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