Camps

Summer 2021 

  • Activity Camp registration and School Age Care Summer Camp registration is open!

Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering a few children's camps this year, while keeping an eye on public health recommendations as the pandemic continues into its second summer. 

Please note, some of the camps listed below are not scheduled to operate in 2021.  

Activity Camps

Kids doing the plank exercise

Summer 2021: four community centers will offer a variety of in-person summer camps: High Point, Jefferson, Montlake and Loyal Heights. The activity camps include Sports and Fitness, Arts and Crafts, Performing Arts, Nature, and STEM. In addition we have Virtual Camps during this special year that kids can attend online. 

Check out the in-person and virtual brochures below, and be sure to read the "What You Need to Know" information in each. Registration begins May 4! Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center.

In-person camp brochure

Virtual camp brochure (updated)

 

Camp Long Nature and Adventure Camps

Carbon Beach Exploration



At this time, we are currently not offering Nature Camps at Carkeek, Camp Long, or Discovery parks. We look forward to seeing you in 2022, and please check back here for updates. 

Carkeek Earthkeepers Day Camps

Bug Camp

At this time, we are currently not offering Nature Camps at Carkeek, Camp Long, or Discovery parks. We look forward to seeing you in 2022, and please check back here for updates. 

Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

Discovery Nature Camps

At this time, we are currently not offering Nature Camps at Carkeek, Camp Long, or Discovery parks. We look forward to seeing you in 2022, and please check back here for updates. 

Free Programs and Meals

Free Summer Lunch Program

We are in the process of finalizing the Summer 2021 free recreational programming, lunch, and snacks programs for children ages 1-18. As information is available, we will update this site. Also try checking here for updated information.

Magnuson Park Summer Camps

In non-pandemic years, Magnuson Community Center has a diverse offering of summer day camps for kids interested in STEM, performing arts, visual arts, nature and outdoors, and sports! For 2021, no Magnuson Park Summer Camps are scheduled at this time.

Additional Camps at Magnuson Park: In addition to the Seattle Parks and Recreation programs at Magnuson Community Center, you can often find programs hosted by over a dozen organizations at Magnuson Park. Check out some additional camp options below!

Indoor Sports and Recreation

kids having fun on indoor tennis court

Arena Sports
Arena Sports Summer Camp offers endless fun for kids ages 5-12 years. Children stay actively involved in safe sports and games while learning teamwork and sportsmanship. Campers will play all their favorite age-appropriate games, burning energy all day. Search the activities and registration portal online for dates and times. Contact them to find out status for 2021.

Tennis Center Sand Point
The coaching emphasis and philosophy is on PLAY at these camps. Play is a very powerful tool to help kids grow while staying engaged. Players will not only grow in their tennis and athletic skills but also learn many valuable life lessons that come with playing. The Center offers camps for ages 6-17 years, beginner to high performance players. Half-day camp available for most camps. You can choose any combination of 1-week camps to attend.  Contact them to find out status for 2021.

Rowing, Boating and Bicycling Camps 

kids sailing in small boats

Sail Sand Point
Sail Sand Point offers a variety of safe and fun camp experiences for ages 6-17. The camps are for beginning, intermediate, and racing sailors, as well as a variety of camps for kids who want to be on the water in kayaks, SUPS, windsurfers, or a combination of boats! We also offer Mommy (or Daddy) and me camps for parents and children together. Please visit sailsandpoint.org for the latest information. SSP also offers scholarships - please see their website for the quick application form. 

Cascade Bicycle Club
Get your kids out and riding! Try out one of these fun summer camps that empower youth using on and off-bike activities with a focus on applied learning, critical thinking skills, safe riding and fun. Camps are for 6-15-year olds. Contact them to find out status for 2021.

Mountaineers Summer Camps
Join the adventure with the Seattle Mountaineers! Day camp is based out of the Seattle Program Center at Magnuson Park and is for campers ages 6-12. Each week consists of rock climbing, outdoor skills, swimming, games, crafts, and camp songs. Additionally, every week has a field trip and/or outdoor adventures relating to the given theme. Contact them to find out status for 2021.

Preschool Camps

Cooking class in preschool

For summer 2021, there are no preschool summer camps scheduled at this time.

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Associated Recreation Council, offers preschool camps for children ages 3-5. Preschool activities include art, blocks, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play. Preschool summer camps are offered in weekly sessions for up to 8 weeks at certain locations with new themes each week!

Details:

  • Children need to be fully potty-trained (no diapers or pull-ups permitted)
  • Please speak with the program director regarding available food options. No refrigeration or microwave/oven will be available.
  • Price and hours vary at each location

Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center or visit the ARC site for more information.

Rowing and Boating Camps

Sailing

Summer 2021: we hope to offer some sailing and adventure camps this year. Watch this page in mid to late May for updates!

Green Lake Small Craft Center and Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offer a fun, safe and memorable summer in our Sailing, Rowing, Multisport and Adventure Camps. Most camps are open to all skill levels, with no prior experience necessary. Call Mount Baker ((206) 386-1913) or Green Lake ((206) 684-4074) for more information.

All courses require a 10-minute float test, taken prior to your first class.
(Float Tests are available at our pools: 
www.seattle.gov/parks/pools.)


School Age Care Summer Day Camps

Kids arm wrestling and having fun

2021 Day Camp Info

Do you want your child to have fun, engaging opportunities that will support continued learning and personal growth over the summer months? Seattle Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with Associated Recreation Council, offers all day summer camps for children ages 5-12! Our summer day camps will be offered for up to 9 weeks beginning June 28th, with new themes available each week!

School-age summer camps will be held at Alki, Ballard, Bitter Lake (at Broadview Thompson), Delridge, Garfield, High Point, Magnolia, Meadowbrook, Montlake, Northgate, Queen Anne, Rainier Beach, Rainier, South Park, Van Asselt, and Yesler community centers, along with the Wedgwood location. The fee is $390 per week, with July 4th week prorated at $312. Hours are 7:30am - 6pm. 

Registration is open for 2021. Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Scholarships are available! Check with your local community center. Check with your local community center or visit the ARC site for more details.

Specialized Programs Summer Camps

Girls at camp

Summer camp fosters the development of social skills, independence in recreation and leisure, and encourages youth to try new things! Specialized Programs staff and counselors are trained to provide a safe and memorable summer camp for individuals with disabilities. Scholarship applications are available and DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration Respite Care subsidies are also accepted. 

2021 Summer Day Camps

Starting in July, Specialized Programs will be offering day camps for youth and adults with disabilities. 5 weeks of Youth Camp for youth ages 6 - 21, and 5 weeks for Adults ages 22 and older.  Space will be limited to maintain safety requirements.

Time/Days: 10 am - 1 pm, Mondays - Thursdays, except weeks with Monday holidays.

Locations: John C. Little Park (SE Seattle), Ravenna Park, Shelter 1 (NE Seattle)

Registration: Will be by lottery. Registration Form and Camper Forms (included in the Summer Brochure) must be received by May 28. We hope to be able to provide everyone with at least 1 week of camp. Notifications will be sent by June 11 to confirm your camp week(s). DDA and Scholarship funds can be used if available.

If you are on our mailing list you will be sent a Summer Brochure. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list or have any questions, contact the Specialized Programs team at: (206) 684-4950 or PKS_Specialized_Programs@Seattle.gov

Sports Camps

Track and Field Camp

Our low cost and FREE sports camps offer a fun and positive experience for your child's inner athlete. We will divide kids into groups based on age/ability level, and have a great time working on age-appropriate fundamentals that will incorporate fun competitions, games, races and scrimmages. Our camps are designed for kids ranging from the very beginner to the seasoned athlete. All kids can expect to improve their skill level! Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunscreen and dress appropriately for the weather (layers). Space is limited in these camps so register early. E-13 and signed concussion form due at registration and must be sent to the Youth Athletics office.

LOOK FOR UPCOMING SCHEDULES FOR THESE FREE CAMPS AT: 
https://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/city-wide-youth-sports