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Summer Day Camps

We were so excited to offer a variety of camps this past summer!  For examples of what we hope to schedule in 2023, we'll leave up last season's information until spring. Registration for 2023 is expected to begin in mid-April.

Take a look at the categories below and start making plans for next year! 

Activity Camps

Kids doing the plank exercise

2023: our community centers will offer a variety of in-person summer camps this year! Watch this page for announcements about the schedule. Registration is expected on April 18, 2023. Please register early as camps fill up quickly. Financial aid is available! Check for details at your local community center.

School Age Care Summer Day Camps

Kids arm wrestling and having fun

Watch this page for announcements about summer 2023 School Age Care Camps.

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

Registration begins each April, with weekly camps beginning in late June. Financial aid is available for reduced/subsidized cost. Information and applications can be found here- Scholarships & Financial Aid - Parks |   

Magnuson Park Summer Camps

Watch this page for announcements about Summer 2023 Seattle Parks and Recreation programming at Magnuson Park.

Additional 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 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

Watch this page for announcements about Summer 2023 Discovery Park Summer Camps 

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. 

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.  

Junior Naturalist (Teen) Program: For announcements about this program, please see our Environmental Education Volunteering page.

Carkeek Earthkeepers Day Camps

2023 Camp offerings will be available to view online February 28, with registration opening on April 18.

Carkeek Park's EarthKeepers Day Camp for children (ages 6-12) is held 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.

Watch this page for information about Summer 2023 programming.

Camp Long Nature and Adventure Camps

Carbon Beach Exploration

Please watch this page for announcements about Summer 2023 programming. 

Specialized Programs Summer Camps

Girls at camp

Watch this page for announcements about 2023 Summer Day Camps with our Specialized Programs unit.

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.

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

Free Programs and Meals

Free Summer Lunch Program

Each summer we offer FREE lunchtime recreational programming, meal and snacks program for children ages 1-18. Monday through Friday from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Watch this page for Summer 2023 information coming soon.

Preschool Camps

Cooking class in preschool

Watch this page for information about Summer 2023 programming.

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.


  • 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


Watch this page for information on Summer 2023 programming.

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 after the summer schedule is announced in April.

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

Green Lake Small Craft Center offers beginning rowing, sail camps, paddle camps and adventure camps.

Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center offers beginning rowing, sail camps, adventure camps and multi-sport camps.

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