Camps

2022 Summer Day Camps

As the most challenging part of the pandemic seems to be behind us, we're so excited to be rebuilding our staff and offering a variety of summer camps this year!  Check out what's available below so far. Updates may be added as we determine staff capacity.

Activity Camps

Kids doing the plank exercise

2022: our community centers will offer a variety of in-person summer camps this year! We're so exicted to be back. 

Register early as camps will fill up quickly. Financial aid is available! Check with your local community center.

Summer 2022 Day Camp Brochure

School Age Care Summer Day Camps

Kids arm wrestling and having fun

2022 School Age Care Camps

Seattle Parks and Recreation summer 2022 school age care camps are administered through the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) and offer all-day childcare with robust programming, activities, field trips and more!

Registration begins: Tuesday, April 19
Camps begin weekly: Monday, June 27
Hours: 7am - 6pm
Cost: $265 per week*Exceptions for Week 2 ( $212- July 4th weekend) and week 10 ( $159 only M/T/W, no Th/F)

Financial aid is available for reduced/subsidized cost. Information and applications can be found here- Scholarships & Financial Aid - Parks | seattle.gov   Camps will be available at the following community centers:

  • Alki
  • Ballard
  • Bitter Lake
  • Delridge
  • Garfield
  • High Point
  • Jefferson
  • Magnolia
  • Meadowbrook
  • Montlake
  • Northgate
  • Rainier Beach
  • Ravenna at Thornton Creek
  • Ravenna at Wedgwood
  • Van Asselt
  • Yesler

Magnuson Park Summer Camps

We're so happy to be back in 2022!

Activity Camps (M-F 9am-noon and 1pm-4pm; ages 5-12)

Magnuson Community Center will be hosting Activity Camps out of building 406 this summer! Camps include Mining and Crafting with Bricks4Kids, Comic Book Camp with Pacifica Writers, Improv through Shakespeare with Greenstage, and Pokemon Masters with Play-Well TEKnologies. Camp sessions are morning 9am-noon and afternoon 1pm-4pm. Financial aid available! Inquire at building 406 on the Magnuson Campus or call (206) 684-7026.

Rock the Park (M-F 1pm-6pm; "tweens" ages 11-14)

Rock the Park is a FREE drop-in program for tweens. We hold BBQ's, play basketball, take trips to Sail Sand point for sailing (see below), rock climb with the Mountaineers, and more! Check in at building 406 to find out the week's schedule. E-13 required to attend field trips.

Kids & Paper (M-F 9am-5pm; ages 5-12)

This is a FREE summer drop-in program at building 406 for elementary kids ages 5-12. Program runs from Monday through Friday 9am-5pm throughout the summer. Activities include water games, outdoor sports, arts and crafts, and STEM activities. We will also take trips to sail at Sail Sand Point and rock climb with the Mountaineers. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available daily to participants. Come join the fun! Visit us at building 406 to find out more.
Parent/Guardian Authorization form required to participate.

Other Camps at Magnuson Park: In addition to Seattle Parks and Recreation's programs at Magnuson Community Center, you may find summer programs hosted by over a dozen organizations at Magnuson Park. Check out some potential camp options below - operations depend on how each organization is emerging and rebuilding staff as we climb out of the pandemic. The information below is from past years.

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 2022.

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 2022.

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 2022.

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 2022.

Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

Discovery Nature Camps

We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering Discovery Park Summer Camps and Carkeek Park EarthKeepers camps in Summer 2022. The first week of camps will be the 4th of July week.

Download this handy printable flyer and see the schedule and pricing below.

Discovery Park Nature Daycamp

Registration opens April 19, 2022

Dates Camp Age Time Cost
         
July 5-8
(no camp 7/4)
Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $200
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $281
July 11-15 Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $250
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $351
July 18-22 Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $250
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $351
July 25-29 Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $250
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $351
Aug 1-5 Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $250
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $351
Aug 8-12 Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $250
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $351
Aug 15-19 Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $250
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $351
Aug 22-26 Nature Play 4-6 9:30am-1pm $250
  Nature Adventure Trek 6-12 9am-4pm $351

Nature Play Camp: Campers enjoy hands-on discovery of nature through songs, movement, crafts, and exploration.  At Nature Play Camp, we visit the four habitats of the park - beach, pond, meadow, and forest - and end the week with a pint-sized festival!  All camp weeks are the same; the curriculum does not change. Camp fee includes a camp t-shirt and 2022 embroidered patch.

Nature Adventure Camp and Tween Nature Trek (TNT) are still here- just under a new name!  Campers will still be grouped by similar ages as we explore the four habitats of Discovery Park (beach, pond, meadow, and forest).  We will trek through our week-long adventure as we meet new friends, and create arts and crafts, sing songs and play games as we explore the different corners of Discovery Park!  All camp weeks are the same, the curriculum does not change.  Camp fee includes a camp t-shirt and 2022 embroidered patch.

There is no Before Camp or After Camp offered this summer.

Junior Naturalist (Teen) Program: We have not yet decided whether there will be Junior Naturalist volunteer opportunities this summer. If any opportunities do become available, they will be posted on our Environmental Education Volunteering page.

Carkeek Earthkeepers Day Camps

Carkeek Park's EarthKeepers Day Camp for children (ages 6-12) is within 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach formed by the magic of water and time. On any given day a camp participant may explore the tide pools, hike the many trails, play in a field, learn about nature or create art. We offer activities to foster friendship, learning, creativity and leadership. EarthKeepers Summer Day Camp is a collaboration between the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, the Associated Recreation Council, and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Registration opens April 19 at noon. 

Dates

Camp Time Cost
July 5-8
(no camp 7/4)
Earthkeepers Camp Week 1:
Nature Detective (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $228
July 11-15 Earthkeepers Camp Week 2:
Tidepool Exploration (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $285
July 18-22 Earthkeepers Camp Week 3:
MicroWorlds (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $285
July 25-29 Earthkeepers Camp Week 4:
Carkeek Survivor (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $285
Aug 1-5 Earthkeepers Camp Week 5:
Passport to Puget Sound (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $285
Aug 8-12 Earthkeepers Camp Week 6:
PNW Time Travel (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $285
Aug 15-19 Earthkeepers Camp Week 7:
Outdoor Exploration (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $285
Aug 22-26 Earthkeepers Camp Week 8:
Fur and Feathers (age 6-12)
9am-4pm $285

Camp Long Nature and Adventure Camps

Carbon Beach Exploration



For 2022, we regret that we're unable to offer Nature Camps at Camp Long.

(However, Discovery and Carkeek parks do have Nature Camps scheduled this summer.)

Specialized Programs Summer Camps

Girls at camp

2022 Summer Day Camps

Specialized Programs offers summer camps for youth with disabilities ages 4-21 years old. Campers will be involved in games, entertainment, adventure activities, arts and crafts, and fitness activities. A nurse will be onsite for all camp sessions. 1:1 supervision is not provided, but aides can accompany a camper.

Location: We will rotate between two sites: Camp Long 5300 35th Ave SW Seattle 98126 and Ravenna Park Shelter #1 2000 NE 58th St, Seattle 98105
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except for when noted * for City Holidays)
Cost: Each camp session will be $100, besides 4th of July week which will be $80.
Dates: Campers can sign up for up to 6 sessions and waitlist for two, space is limited.

For more information about camp or registration information please email us.

Dates

Location Camp Name
June 27 - July 1  Ravenna Park  PNW Sports 
July 5 - 8  Camp Long   Safari Week 
July 11 - 15  Ravenna Park   Throwback Week 
July 18 - 22  Camp Long  Beyond the Galaxy 
July 25 - 29  Ravenna Park   Around the World 
Aug 1 - 5  Ravenna Park   Science and Magic 
Aug 8 - 12  Camp Long   Mystery Week 
Aug 15 - 19  Camp Long  Under the Sea 

Free Programs and Meals

Free Summer Lunch Program

We are in the process of finalizing the FREE Summer 2022 lunchtime recreational programming, meal and snacks program for children ages 1-18. Here are the locations lined up for this year so far. Details to come!

  • Yesler CC
  • Bitter Lake CC
  • Northgate CC
  • Rainier Beach CC
  • Beacon Hill Playfield
  • Garfield Community Center
  • Georgetown Playfield
  • Greenwood Park
  • Highland Park Playground
  • Jefferson Community Center
  • Judkins Park
  • Lakeridge Park
  • Little Brook Park
  • North Acres Park
  • Othello Playground
  • Pratt Park
  • Roxhill Park
  • Rainier Playfield
  • Van Asselt Community Center

Also try checking here for updated information as the summer approaches.

Preschool Camps

Cooking class in preschool

Summer 2022

Seattle Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Associated Recreation Council, offers Preschool summer day camps that meet the developmental needs of young children, focusing on emotional, social, physical, and cognitive skills to prepare children for success in school and in life. Classrooms are set up with safe and nurturing environments, fun-filled learning areas, consistent schedules and routines, and both large and small group times. Preschool activities include art, blocks, dramatic play, library time, cooking, discovery science, singing, and outdoor play. Preschool summer camps may be offered in weekly sessions for up to 8 weeks at certain locations. New themes each week! Check with your local community center for a detailed description of the various offerings.

Schedule on pages 7-8 of our summer camps brochure.


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

Financial Aid is available! Check with your local community center for more information.

Rowing and Boating Camps

Sailing

Summer 2022

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 or sign up at the links below:

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.)

Green Lake Small Craft Center:

Beginning Rowing
Sail Camp
Paddle Camp
Adventure Camp

Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center:

Beginning Rowing
Sail Camp (age 8-11)
Sail Camp (age 11-18)
Adventure Camp
Multi-Sport Camp