Looking for a fun and challenging adventure for your teen this summer? Whether it’s wilderness survival, crew rowing, drama, or computer design, your teen will have a great summer at one of our favorite camps.

Wilderness Awareness School
PO Box 219, PMB 137
Duvall, WA 98019

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Want to learn how to survive in nature, or how to track a wolf? The award-winning Wilderness Awareness School offers a unique teen summer and overnight experience for kids ages 11 – 18. Nutritious meals are provided, with organic and local ingredients as much as possible. Your kids will learn wilderness survival skills basics while practicing them daily. Students will have opportunities to practice fire making, knife safety and carving, shelter construction, primitive cooking, and much more. Check out their website to see the camps offered, and why Wilderness Awareness School offers a FUN guarantee.

Lake Union Crew
11 East Allison Street
Seattle, WA 98102

Looking for something to do during the summer that is fun, exciting and challenging? Then come row with Lake Union Crew and do something different and positive with your summer vacation. Meet new friends, learn a cool sport, and spend the day on the water. You’ll learn rowing techniques and team building in a challenging and fun environment. Half-day and full-day camps are available for ages 12 – 17. A 10-minute float test is required. Go online for more information and registration.

iD Tech Computer Camps
University of Washington Campus
4060 George Washington Ln NE
Seattle, WA 98195
1.888.709.TECH (8324)

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This the 12th season iD Tech has held summer camps at the University of Washington. They strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). iD Tech offers summer day camps and overnight camps for ages 7 – 17. There’s a big variety of cutting-edge summer camp courses for beginner through advanced learners. Kids and teens learn one course topic per week, specializing in video game design, iPhone app development, Flash animation, programming, video editing and more – using the best brand name products from Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, Microsoft and beyond.

Summer Musical Theater School
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

At The 5th Avenue Theatre’s summer programs for youth, ages 11 – 20, the focus is on training. During the one, two and three week sessions students learn from the professionals and acquire the skills to be a true triple threat. Daily classes teach the fundamentals and help young performers build confidence in a fun and supportive environment. From instruction on proper warm-ups to the creation of a full musical production number, each day reveals new secrets and new appreciation for the world of musical theater. Call or go online for more information. There is an early bird discount for those who register before April 15.

Outdoor Adventures Center
444 Avenue A
Index, WA 98256

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Outdoor Adventures, around since 1995, offers a huge variety of overnight camps for your 12 – 16 year old, including Total Exposure Whitewater Adventure, and Island Adventure Camp in the San Juans. Your teen will have the opportunity to paddle, swim, hike, bike, and camp and more, all while building confidence and gaining life skills in a valuable learning environment. Go online for more information and to register.