We’ve updated our summer camps list for 2022 and indicated those that are cancelled and those accepting registration.
There is a lot of variety in summer camps schedules and activities in the Seattle-Tacoma metro region. There are day camps, weekly camps, half-day camps, full day camps, and overnight camps. There are indoor and outdoor camps, and camps that explore skills, learning, and fun through art, nature, math, science, sports, computer technologies, and other topics.
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Many summer camp programs also offer break camps for winter and spring, after-school or extended care programs, and weekend workshops. So, if a camp doesn’t fulfill your needs this summer, they may offer programs for you that are useful at other times.
All camps offer age-related programs. Many camps offer camps for children in elementary and middle school grades. Some camps also offer programs for pre-school age children as well as teens.
Registration for most summer camps occurs February through May. Many summer camps fill up fast, so register as early as possible to get your first choice in camps and dates.
Summer camp costs: Our lists focus on some of the most popular camps throughout the Puget Sound region, especially those targeted to school children of all ages. We’ve divided these lists into varying price points. Be sure to consider whether the camp provides meals, snacks, and all supplies when comparing tuition costs.
Summer camp discounts: Many camps offer scholarships, pay-what-you can, or sliding-fee scales. Some camps have discounts for early registration, siblings, return customers, and referrals. So be sure to inquire about discounts for any program you consider to minimize camp costs.
2022 Summer camps & school break camps
Free and low-cost summer day camps (<$300)
In the following list, we focus on summer camps with a weekly (full-day) cost of less than $300. Lower cost options may be available, including daily, half-day, and short week rates. Extended care, if available, is an additional cost.
(Listed alphabetically by city or location)
Bird Camp (virtual) offered through World Migratory Bird Day for ages 4 – 12 years invites participants to become detectives, using the clues they receive to identify a bird. Other activities will engage them in bird identification, science, and art. Participants are mailed interactive packages and engage in face-to-face virtual sessions.
Summer Camp Run (virtual) is a virtual run experience, with seven distances to choose from. It includes training plans, great swag, and an online community to connect with as you train over the course of 8 weeks (starting July 1st) for your selected distance. Then you’ll run your race the last week of August. All ages.
Summer Camp Guide in Auburn offers a variety of Weekly Day Camps as well as Theater camps, Sports camps, and more. For ages 6-16. The camps have been re-tooled in accordance with current CDC and WA Department of Health guidelines. registration info is available here: https://www.auburnwa.gov/city_hall/parks_arts_recreation/recreation/summer_camps
KidsQuest in Bellevue at the Children’s Museum hosts camps on science, art, crafts, history, and more. Full-day and half-day programs both in-person and online are available for kids aged 4 to 10. 2022– All in-person camps are full and taking names for the waitlist.
Schack Art Center in Everett offers classes for young artists in various mediums. Class size is limited. Ages 8 through adult.
Museo in Issaquah has half-day and full-day art camps for kids to get creative. A different art medium is explored every week. For ages 5-12. 2022– Most camps are waitlisted, but a few still have spots!
Camp Walkapala in Kent offers a summer full of games, sports, songs, arts and crafts, and weekly field trips. Camp runs Monday – Friday from June 27 to August 12, 7:30am – 5:30pm. for K-6th grade. Scholarships are available!
Camp Kindness Counts in Redmond hosts a FREE Community Service based camp for one week every summer. Parent and youth volunteers help to see that this camp runs. All ages.
Camp Velo in Redmond gives kids a chance to bike the famous Jerry Baker Velodrome. Camps are half-day for a week and led by experienced coaches and national-level racers. Leaders teach safety, skills, and track basics. FREE Try The Track programs available too. For ages 9-15, riders age 16+ are invited to participate in adult classes.
Paint Away in Redmond lets kids have a blast with new friends while they get creative and messy with arts and crafts. Week-long camps explore a variety of art mediums. For ages 6-14. 2022– Camps for ages 9-14 are full, limited space for age 6-9 camps.
Emerald City Fencing
in Seattle teaches the fundamentals of fencing that covers safety, etiquette, attacking, and defense. No experience necessary! For ages 7-15 years. 2022- Emerald City Fencing is closing permanently on May 28th, 2022.
Hall of Fame Team Camp in Seattle is an active sports camp with a variety of sports and games. Kids who are confident in, and enthusiastic about sports will be the best fit. Two-week sessions with the option to participate in only one week. For ages 6-12. 2022– Age 6-8 camps are all waitlisted. Age 9-12 camps almost full.
Hugo House in Seattle features writing camps for middle and high school students. Participants work on writing techniques, take field trips, and more. Half-day, full-day, one-week, two-week, online, and in-person options are all available. For 5th-12th grade.
Illumination Learning Studios in Seattle offers fun and educational outdoor adventure camps that include field-trips, engaging lessons, outdoor playtime, and optional music lessons. Themes are based on musicals, books, activities, and popular hobbies. For ages 5-13. 2022– Most camps are waitlisted, only a few spots remain.
Japanese Summer Camp via Seattle. Campers will learn introductory Japanese language skills, as well as participate in a variety of Japanese cultural activities such as martial arts, dance, manga, crafts, games, and much more! Necessary class materials and supplies will be shipped to online campers before the start of classes. For ages 7-11 and 12-6. 2022– Online and in-person camps are available
JazzEd Summer Jazz Prep Camp in Seattle. Learn to play an instrument at Summer Jazz Prep Camp! No experience is required. Sliding scale with free tuition option. Open to students going into grades 4-8.
OneWorld Now! summer language camp in Seattle offers high school students (and recent graduates) summer camp, an immersion program to learn beginning Arabic, Korean, or Chinese. Currently, an online-only program is offered. If possible, in-person afternoon activities will be offered this summer as well.
Parkour Visions in Seattle offers full-day and half-day high-energy parkour camps for active kids at various sites around the city. Kids will get guided parkour training and have plenty of time for free play and exploration. All camps are outdoors, some are combined with nature/wilderness study. Private camps are also available by request. Ages 5-13.
Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle offers classes for Youth and Teens. Week-long camp prices range from $150 – $375 and include a variety of topics, such as photography, jewelry making, “armor and leather”, and many more. Ages 7-17
Reel Queer Youth in Seattle is a video production and media literacy training and expression for LGBTQIA+ youth 13-20 with professional equipment and advisors in a safe, open, and fun environment. 2022: camp will be virtual.
Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio in Seattle offers a variety of opportunities to explore music, drama, and art with specialized camps for preschoolers through elementary-age kids. 2022 COVID vaccination is required for all campers over 5. Tween camps are almost full. Camps for kids 3-5 and 5-8 are waitlisted.
Salle Auriol in Seattle hosts fencing camps on epee, foil, and saber fencing with a different type each week. 3-day and 5-day camps are available for all levels. Ages 7-16. 2022: camps are almost full, register soon!
Seattle Audubon Nature Camps in Seattle offer a variety of themed nature camps like gardening, bird watching, and naturalist programs. For grades Pre-K to 12. 2022 Proof of vaccination is required for all eligible campers.
Seattle’s Performers in Seattle offers summer camps that facilitate growth in confidence and self-esteem through music, dance, and acting. For ages 3-15.
Youth in Focus in Seattle offers half-day and full-day summer camps in digital and darkroom photography and video production. Pay-what-you can and payment plans are available. For ages 9-12 and 13-19. 2022 camps are almost full.
The Youth Opera Project in Seattle hosted by Seattle Opera offers sliding-fee scale camps. Campers age 7-13 study opera and create their own opera. Students age 14+ will participate in a week-long vocal intensive.
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum in Tacoma at Point Defiance Park offers day camps that bring the past to life with stories, songs, crafts and games depicting life at the Fort in 1855. Week-long camps each with a different theme. Ages 6-14. 2022 camps are waitlisted.
Pierce County offers a variety of camps for kids in Tacoma/South Sound. Camps include Lego camp, ice skating, science, and more. Ages 6-12.
Tacoma Metro Parks Camps offers school break and summer camps around Tacoma. Fun-filled and action-packed week-long camps for a variety of interests include zoo camps, babysitting, water activities, nature, and more. For all ages. 2022 camps are almost full. Waitlists available.
Arena Sports around Puget Sound has single-day, full-day, and half-day offerings. Camp opportunities include sports, laser tag, bowling, mini-golf, crafts, and more. Flexible and low price options for ages 3-12.
Boys & Girls Clubs in the Puget Sound region. No child is turned away for economic reasons. Tuition assistance is available at all Club branches for fee-based programs.
- King County Boy & Girls Clubs offer summer day camps, sports camps, teen camps, and leadership development for older students. For ages 6-18. Snohomish County Boys & Girls Clubs offer summer-long camps with a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, sports, computer games, and field trips. For ages 6-18.
- South Sound Boys & Girls Clubs have summer programs at some clubs. Call or visit the nearest club for details. For ages 6-18.
PCC cooking camps for kids around the Puget Sound region. For five days, campers explore local and global cuisines while practicing foundational cooking techniques at home. Kids cook along with our instructors, ask questions and share their creations with the group as they gain confidence in the kitchen. For ages 8-15.
Play-Well in the Puget Sound and online has half-day camps with thousands of LEGO® pieces for kids to unleash their creativity. Camps are offered on a variety of LEGO®-theme topics and kids get to build to their heart’s content. For ages 5-14
Skyhawks Sports Camps in the Puget Sound region give a positive introduction to sports while fostering a lifelong love for an active, healthy lifestyle. High school students aged 14-16 can participate in the Coach-In-Training Program. Camp for children ages 4-16
STEM Camp Invention in the Puget Sound region is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp. Save $15 with “REGIONAL15”. For children grades K-6. 2022: Online and in-person.
Youth Volunteer Summer Vacations with Washington Trails Association spend a week around Washington State outdoors building and maintaining hiking trails in a safe, teamwork-oriented environment throughout the state. Full scholarships available. For ages 14-18. 2022 registration opens April 1.
YMCA Day Camps in the Puget Sound region offer a variety of summer day camps in music, gaming, and outdoor activities, plus specialty, leadership, and overnight camps. For grades K-12.
Mid-priced summer day camps ($300-$600)
This list of popular summer camps has a weekly (full-day) cost between $300-$600. Lower cost options may be available, including daily, half-day, and short week rates. Extended care, if available, is an additional cost.
(Listed alphabetically by city)
iD Tech Summer Camps (Bellevue, Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) offers tech summer camps in coding, game dev, robotics, and creative arts. For ages 7-17. Girls-only camps are offered for girls age 10-15. 2022 camps are almost full- register soon!
Girls Rock Math (Bellevue, Seattle, Shoreline) explores math concepts through games, songs, crafts, and science and math projects. Multiple locations throughout the area. For girls grades 1-6.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) Camps on Bainbridge Island explore many mediums and experiences. Explore the 2022 Summer Camps at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Ages 6-12
Islandwood on Bainbridge Island and Woodinville is held in natural settings and involves lots of hands-on exploration. Camps include animal, habitat, and environmental studies. For grades Pre-K to 9. 2022: Bainbridge camps are SOLD OUT
AL Studio in Bellevue and Kirkland is a creative arts academy with a diverse staff that teaches techniques in mediums such as pastels, watercolors, oils, and pencils. For ages 5-14. 2022 camps in Kirkland are all waitlisted.
KidsQuest in Bellevue at the Children’s Museum hosts camps on science, art, crafts, history, and more. Full-day and half-day programs available for kids age 4 to 10. 2022 online and in-person camps available. In-person camps are all waitlisted.
Music Works in Bellevue offers a variety of summer camps that engage students through singing, instrument playing, note reading, songwriting, performance, games, crafts, and outdoor activities. Music therapy camps are also available for neurodivergent or disabled students. For ages 4-16.
Studio East in Bellevue and Kirkland offers one- and two-week theater camps that teach singing, dancing, acting, and performance with lots of laughter too! For ages 4-19.
Rain City Fencing Center in Bellevue hosts weekly half-day foil fencing camps for all levels. Campers will learn footwork, blade work, and rules. Ages 8-11 Kids camp, ages 11+ Junior camp.
Oxbow Farm in Carnation is a working farm. Camp gives kids a chance to connect with nature and express themselves through exploration, art, games, songs, and fresh farm food. For ages 7-12.
Crows: Caws & Effect Summer Camp in Edmonds presents a S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)-focused week of crows. Ages 9-12.
Quiet Heart Wilderness School in Edmonds offers half-day and full-day nature-based camps. Camp options include Summer in the Woods, Teen Survival Skills, Primitive Skills Camp, and Ninja Foxes. For ages 4-teen.
Village Theatre in Everett and Issaquah offers camps that use theatre to build critical life through creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, concentration, public speaking, and a strong work ethic. For grades Pre-K to 12. 2022– proof of COVID vaccination or negative PCR test required.
Wilderness Awareness School on the Eastside and in Seattle offers outdoor summer day camps. Camps include ranger skills, finishing, knife skills, and survival skills For ages 5-13. 2022 camps are all waitlisted.
Steve & Kate’s Camp in Everett, Kirkland and Seattle gives kids an opportunity to try, fail, learn, trust their own judgment, and build confidence. Includes snack and lunch. Very flexible plans for any number of days or the entire summer. For ages 4-12.
Northwest Soccer Camp in
Kenmore offers training in technical skills, game tactics, and league play. Overnight sessions available. For ages 8 to 17. Overnight lodging available for an increased rate as well. Camp canceled for 2022.
Wolf College summer day camps in Lake Sammamish and Puyallup offer a variety of wilderness and wildlife theme camps like herbalism, survival skills, and search & rescue. For ages 6-13. 2022 camps are all waitlisted.
Camp Kindness Counts in Redmond offers character, social, and emotional development through service, mindfulness, leadership development, and more. Ages 5-12.
MoveFree Academy in Redmond offers focuses on movement and skill development. Parkour, bike riding, and other active adventures are offered daily. For ages 6-17. 2022 camps are full. Waitlists available.
Arts Aloft in Seattle helps students experience the pleasure of artistic self-expression while learning techniques in tempera, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, ink, plaster, and clay. For ages 5.5-12. 2022 camps are almost full. Waitlists available.
Clise Etiquette in Seattle helps children be more successful socially and later professionally with manners instruction and practice. The half-day camp covers online manners as well as table manners and social skills. For ages 7 to 12.
Corinthian Yacht Club in Seattle offers sailing lessons to children of all abilities from first-timers to seasoned sailors who want to get involved in racing. For ages 5-12+. 2022 most camps are waitlisted, a few spots remain.
FrogLegs in Seattle hosts cooking camps with flexible schedules, dozens of themes, and allergy-friendly options. For ages 5-12.
Gage Academy of Art in Seattle offers a variety of online and in-person programs including creative art techniques, animation, dance, acting, and more. For ages 6-18. 2022: COVID-19 vaccination is required for all in-person campers. Online camp is also available.
Kids Science Labs in Seattle enhance a child’s critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability, combined with summer fun. For children grades Pre-K-8.
Made Sewing Studio in Seattle offers one and three-day sewing workshops that teach skills on a specific project. For ages 7-15. 2022 Most camps are all waitlisted.
Museum of Flight Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE) Seattle. A STEM camp for children interested in science. Discounted camp for museum members and the week of 4th of July. For ages 7-15. 2022: COVID-19 vaccination required for all campers. 2022 camps are almost full. Waitlists available.
Moss Bay in Seattle offers kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing camp on Lake Union. For ages of 6-12. These camps are usually full by the end of February. 2022- camps are waitlisted.
Northwest GirlChoir in Seattle offers a week of choral singing, instrument exploration, arts and crafts, group games, and outdoor fun. For girls entering grades 2-7. 2022: COVID-19 vaccination is required for all campers. Camps are full. Waitlists available.
Off the Wall School of Music in Seattle packs as much high-quality fun and music education as possible into its Rock Band Camp. All-girl bands are available. For ages 8-15. 2022: No camp offered this year.
Live It Out Loud in Tacoma. An eight-week Summer Music Program for aspiring non-professional musicians. Each musician is placed in a band with a professional music mentor to create, develop, and perform on a professional level. The program is educational, inspirational, nerve-wracking, and most of all fun! Ages 12-18.
Pedalheads in the Puget Sound region offer biking and sports camps that teach kids to go from training wheels to trails. Camps exist for new riders and kids ready to ride challenging off-road trails. Combo swim/bike camps are available too. For ages 2-12
Pinnacle Explorations Outdoor School in Seattle nurtures a sense of stewardship for the environment through experiments and activities. A variety of classes are available on outdoor, science, and tech subjects. For ages 5-12. 2022- camps are almost full. Waitlists available.
Rain City Rock Camp in Seattle hosts a pay-what-you-can camp for girls (cis and trans) and gender-expansive youth. Campers receive music instruction, leadership development training, and learn about the positive sides of rock music. For ages 8-17. 2022 Applications close May 13th and campers will be notified around May 20th.
Safe N Sound Swimming in Seattle 2022- appears to be closed down for camp.
Sail Sand Point in Seattle is a fun way to experience sailing and paddling for the first time, master new skills, or just hang out on the water with friends. Parent/ child camps, girls-only camps, child-only camps are available. For ages 5-17. 2022- camps are almost full. Waitlists available.
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) in Seattle gives kids exposure to circus arts such as tumbling, acrobatics, gymnastics, juggling, unicycle, and aerial arts. For ages 6-17. 2022- All camps are waitlisted.
Seward Park Summer Camp in Seattle explores the natural world featuring trees, water, and birds. Located in the Rainier Valley, the park spans 277 acres including the city’s largest stand of old-growth trees, 2.5 miles of shoreline, two playgrounds, miles of nature trails, and a lifeguarded swimming beach. Five-day program for ages 6-9.
SIFF Filmmaking Camps in Seattle are taught by a professional film educator, supported by a group of filmmaking mentors to give students a comprehensive experience in storytelling techniques and making short films. All equipment is provided. Ages 9-13.
Stone Soup Theater in Seattle offers drama-based theater camps for kids of all ages. Kids spend the day outside working on drama skills. Musicals and non-musical options are available culminating with a stage production at the end of camp. For ages 6-17.
Taproot Theater in Seattle offers a nurturing environment to learn about acting for of all ages and experience levels. Available year-round and during school breaks. Grades K-12.
Tilth Alliance in Seattle offers weeklong camps in topics that include farming, gardening, and cooking. For ages 6-15. Shorter family workshops are available for younger children. 2022- camps are almost full.
Wedgwood Drama Studio in Seattle offers an outdoor camp that includes theater games, scene work, playground time, art, singing, and dancing. For grades K-5. 2022- camps are almost full. Waitlists available.
Woodland Park Zoo Camps in Seattle include games, activities, crafts, and learning opportunities around zoo animals For ages 3-14. 2022- All camps are full. Waitlists available.
Youth in Focus in Seattle offers half-day and full-day summer camps in digital and darkroom photography and video. Sessions are also available during spring and winter break. Pay-what-you can and payment plans are available. Discount codes are available to assist with financial needs. For ages 9-12 and 13-19.
The Youth Opera Project in Seattle hosted by Seattle Opera offers sliding-fee scale camps for different ages. Prices range from $77-$385. Campers age 7-13 will study opera and create their own opera. Students age 14+ will participate in a week-long vocal intensive.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse Summer Camp in Tacoma offers two and four-week-long musical theater experience for students entering grades 1-3, 4-6, 6-7, 7-9, or 10-12 (including graduating seniors). Each camp culminates with two performances of a fully-staged, Broadway-style musical. 2022: COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption required for campers.
Pacific Science Center in the Puget Sound region offers summer camp students the opportunity to explore, experiment, and ignite their curiosity through a range of innovative topics. Held at five different locations throughout the Puget Sound with dozens of options for each age range, there’s something for every kid. For grades Pre-K to 8.
School of Rock in the Puget Sound region offers music camps for musicians of all skill levels who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. For ages 8-18, plus a special camp for ages 6-8. 2022 camps are almost full.
Overnight and specialized summer camps ($601+)
These summer camps have a weekly (full-day) cost between $601-$1600 and up to $4,000. They offer specialized instruction and/or overnight accommodations.
(Listed alphabetically by city.)
iD Tech Summer Camps in Bellevue & Seattle offer summer camps in tech skills including coding, game development, YouTube, robotics, creative arts, and more. For ages 7-17. iD Tech Seattle location also offers all-girls sessions (ages 10-15) and overnight camps (ages 13-18). 2022:Camps are almost full, register soon or get on the waitlist.
Global Innovation Exchange
in Bellevue offers a four-week Tech Exploration Summer Program in-person or remote online. Learn about robotics, the internet of things, design + fabrication, or data science. Enjoy a mix of interactive labs, hands-on learning, professional development, and learning about real tech projects happening at Seattle companies like Microsoft, T-Mobile, Fetch Robotics, Kinova, Vulcan, Inc. For for high school or early college students. 2022-Camp will not be held this year
Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall offers summer overnight camps and nature expeditions that give kids an opportunity to discover the outdoors. Offerings include Survival, Salish Sea Coast, Ranger Adventure, and more. For ages 11-18. 2022: All camps are waitlisted.
DigiPen Academy in Seattle lets students learn, create and collaborate on hands-on projects. Choose from workshops, studios, masterclasses, and the pre-college program. Options include video game programming, art and animation, game design, engineering, and music and sound design. One-week and two-week camps are available. For ages K-12. 2022: Online and in-person camps available.
Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle offers a variety of intensive camps in art, design, dance, graphic arts, music, filmmaking, and photography. Most are 4-weeks long and many work in conjunction with their pre-college program. For ages 14-18. 2022: Classes are offered in-person with a synchronous online option. COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption is required for in-person camps.
Northwest School in Seattle offers in-person camps focused on social connections and academic enrichment based on the school’s liberal arts curriculum and social justice mission. Students from around the world are in attendance. Half-day and full-day options. Boarding is available for ages 12+. Camps are two weeks long. For ages 10-16. Internships are available for teens. 2022: Vaccination required for all campers.
Horse Camp in Stanwood. Develops equestrian skills while learning more about God and making new friends. All leadership staff is certified through CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association). Co-ed and girls only programs are available. Three tiers of pricing and scholarships are available. Overnight camp for ages 10+, day camp ages 8+. 2022 camps are all waitlisted.
The University of Washington in Seattle hosts half-day camps that last two weeks on writing coding, art, photography, theater, tech, and more. 4th-12th grade. 2022: Online and in-person camps available. Most classes are full, register soon for the remaining open camps!
US Sports Camp around the Puget Sound region offers competitive skills camps for a variety of sports. Gender-specific and mixed sessions are available. Overnight available for some programs. For ages 8-18, though eligibility varies by sport. 2022: Some overnight camps are back! Many of the day-camps are back.
Wolf College overnight youth camps in various Washington locations offer a variety of wilderness and wildlife themes. For ages 9-17. 2022: overnight camp for alumni only.
2020 Summer camps & school break camps
Last time we checked, these summer camps have not announced plans for 2022.
Free and low-cost summer day camps (<$300)
In the following list, we focus on summer camps with a weekly (full-day) cost less than $300. Lower cost options may be available, including daily, half-day, and short week rates. Extended care, if available, is an additional cost.
(Listed alphabetically by city)
Microsoft DigiGirlz in Redmond and Seattle give middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology in these upcoming events for summer. ***2019 prices, no events currently scheduled in Washington for 2020***
Dance Like You in Seattle offers a week-long summer camp that includes crafting dance, art journals, story building, expression and time frolicking in the fresh air, with an emphasis on creativity and self. Update May , 2022: Information has not been updated for 2022
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