(UPDATED June 25 to add additional camps we’ve heard from)
ORIGINAL JUNE 18th REPORT: This is the last week of classes for Seattle Public Schools and schools that follow the SPS calendar. Some families are still working on the summer plan for the student(s) in their household – so we’ve compiled a list of local camp programs that still have room (at least, as of a few days ago, when we published an invitation for them to send word. Any other WS-based day-camp programs with room? Let us know ASAP – email@example.com – and we’ll add you to this list! Click ahead to see the (updated) NINETEEN programs we have listed so far, arranged by start date, soonest to latest:
SEATTLE SCHOOLS SUMMER MUSIC AT WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL: This camp is for students who have just finished grades 4-8 and have spent at least a year playing an instrument . It’s a 3-week program, June 25-July 13, but students don’t have to go for all three weeks: “From 9:00 to noon each day, students participate in band, strings, jazz, and/or small ensembles, culminating in a weekly mini concert.” Registration info is here. Questions? Contact head teacher Toni Reineke, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-243-6955.
WEST SEATTLE YMCA CAMPS: The longtime WSB sponsor has a multitude of camps – too many to check for specific availabilities, but this page takes you to the West Seattle-area options.
(added) BIG SISTER YOGA PROJECT: For teens; four two-week sessions in West Seattle, starting June 25th. Details here.
SEALTH BASKETBALL AND LIFE SKILLS CAMP: Three weeklong sessions, with the first one starting June 25th; we previewed this camp last week – the info’s here.
CARTOONING CAMP: Unified Outreach at Ginomai Art Center is presenting Animating Cartoons Summer Day Camp for ages 9-14, June 25-29th and July 9-13, 8:30 am-5:30 pm, providing “a unique Summer Day Camp option for Parents who are interested in seeing their child attain a stronger grasp of Arts & Technology in a fun and exciting environment. No experience necessary!” More info at unifiedoutreach.com or 206-333-8118.
(added) CAMPS AT CENTER STUDIO: The new White Center business, part of the Rat City Business Association (WSB sponsor), is offering two:
Dance & Art Summer Camp
Mon-Fri Date: 6/25/2012 – 6/29/2012 From: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
We invite children to explore engaging concepts through music, stories, art and dance. This fun-filled camp includes hands-on art activities, story time, creative dance class, and snack. Ages 3-8
$150 Registration closes June 19th.
Yoga & Art Summer Camp
Mon-Fri Date: 7/23/2012 – 7/27/2012 From: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
When presented in a child’s language, yoga can help counter the stress experienced by young people living in a hurry-up world. We invite children to explore engaging concepts through breath, form, music, stories, and art. This fun-filled camp includes yoga, hands-on art activities, story time and snack. Ages 3-8
Registration for both is available via whitecenterstudio.com.
(added) ALKI KIDS’ PLACE: Their announcement:
Summer Camp Begins June 25 6/25/2012 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ages: 4 – 14. Arts and crafts, group projects, drama activities, movies, games, music, beach walks, baking, nature/science exploration and much more! Lunch is included. Extended care available ~ 9:00 – 10:00 am; 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Additional hourly charges apply. Full day option 9 am – 6 pm. Call today to register 206.938.0145 or email email@example.com
ELEMENTARY-AGE DAY CAMP AT SOUTHWEST TEEN LIFE CENTER: The former Southwest Community Center says its camp has “lots of awesome activities planned, with multiple field trips most weeks. Camps run weekly June 25 – August 31 for youth ages 5 – 12. Registration forms are available online at http://www.arcseattle.org/daycamp.cfm, or they can be picked up and filled out at the Teen Life Center Tuesday – Friday, 2 – 7 pm. Forms should be turned in during this time as well.
Our themes for the summer are:
Week 1: Free to Play!
Week 2: This Land is Your Land
Week 3: Dancin’ to the Beat
Week 4: Sportsmania!
Week 5: Acting Artsy
Week 6: Splashin’ Around the Sound
Week 7: Olympic Gold
Week 8: Creature Feature
Week 9: Omnomnom
Week 10: Planet Protectors!
Call Elizabeth at 206-790-6659 for more info.
(added) LEE’S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY: Three summer-camp weeks this year – June 25-29, July 23-27, August 13-17, each offering “a week of martial arts and other fun activities for kids, including tae kwon do, self-defense and police child-safety lessons, board breaking and kick-a-thons, film-making, Hiawatha playground, bowling, ice-cream social and much, much more!” 9 am-3:30 pm – info and registration details at LMAWestSeattle.com.
(added) THE LITTLE GYM OF WEST SEATTLE: Its camps start July 2nd, and they e-mailed to say they have room. Schedule here.
We’ll explore the mathematics found in the everyday world. How can artists use math to create life-like drawings of plants, people and animals? What amazing numbers can be found all over the world- in plants, shells, and even in our faces? We’ll examine many amazing number patterns, and even make some of our own in this half-day camp for middle schoolers!
Register at girlsrockmathematics.com
PCC COOKING CAMPS: 5-day camp sessions are still available at PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) in West Seattle:
July 9-13, ages 8 to 11
July 16-20, ages 12 to 15
August 6-10, ages 12 to 15
August 13-17, ages 8 to 11
Full details here.
(added) MIND UNWIND SUMMER CAMP: From proprietor Krystal Kelley:
Join Mind Unwind this July & August for a day or all six weeks of our Summer Art Camp. www.mindunwind.org
2206 California Ave SW
Mondays through Thursdays 1-5pm
Block 1: July 9th-26th
Block 2: August 6th-23rd
Kids will be encouraged to use their creative imaginations through active, hands-on art. Each project will incorporate creative time paired with outdoor activities. Permission slips will be handed out for field trips to Hiawatha (via walking) and Alki Beach (via bus).
Registration is now open. You can pay per day ($45), for a week unlimited ($150) or weeks unlimited ($250). Space is limited, so register early!
Mondays: focused on drawing techniques, rapid visualization, pressure and cartooning
Tuesdays: we are hands-on cooking. From cookie pops to pasta and pizza making.
Wednesdays: kids will be doing origami and paper arts. We will make flowers and spinning air floaters, paper airplanes that spin, spiral and flip, along with paper hats and jewelry to wear on sunny days!
Thursdays: Mandala Jewelry. Mandala, sanskrit for Circle, is a fun meditation on plants, animals and geometric shapes! Color your own Mandalas and turn them into shrinky-dink pendants, earrings or bracelets
MOUNTAIN TO SOUND OUTFITTERS’ DAY CAMP: It’s brand new from M2SO, a Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm (“extended hours available as needed”) day camp for kids 11-15, at Alki. The first week is July 9th; camp continues through the end of August. M2SO’s description:
The Adventure Day Camp will strive to provide children a safe and fun way to build outdoor skills, confidence, and teamwork. We will offer a wide variety of fun activities including instruction and training on the new sport of stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, skating, beach combing, and exploration of the human history and natural history of the Alki peninsula. Each session will be supervised by experienced SUP and kayak guides and be run using the American Canoe Association and World Stand-Up Paddleboarding Association methods.
More info and registration, here.
(added) SEATTLE LUTHERAN/UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO VOLLEYBALL CAMP: 2 sessions July 23-26, mornings for middle-schoolers (entering any middle school), afternoons for SLHS students. Details on this flyer.
WEST SEATTLE CHESS CAMP: No, they won’t play chess ALL day, but:
At the West Seattle Chess Camp, kids grade K-8 have the chance to get top-level instruction to improve their game, the chance to compete in
a state-rated tournament, and relax with other kids who enjoy the game. We’ll learn, strategize, grow, and have fun. With Camp Director David Ellinger (also President of the Washington High School Chess Association, and West Seattle resident), they’ll have a week to savor “The Glorious Game.” A Giant Chess Board…..’Bughouse’ Chess…….Learning every day…….time to relax on the playground…..Trophies, t-shirts, and more.
This will happen July 30-August 3 at Sanislo Elementary, 8:30 am-4 pm; more info here.
MUSIC NORTHWEST CAMP: There are still openings in Music Northwest‘s 13th annual Chamber Music Camp, August 14-18 in West Seattle. From Jane Harty: “Strings, winds, and piano students who have played for a minimum of two years are welcome to apply. Coaches are from the Seattle Symphony and area universities.” Info and application form are at musicnorthwest.org.
COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION: CDSA has camps for K-5 students at two West Seattle locations:
At the Sanislo location we will be partnering with Washington Reading Corps, the Pacific Science Center, to provide literacy and science based enrichment activities. In addition we will have weekly field trips including, just to name a few, a trip to Tillicum Village, outdoor rock climbing, and a Seattle Storm game.
CDSA is open 7 am to 6 pm weekdays; more info at communitydayschool.org.
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