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Midwinter break camps for kids in the Seattle area

Burn some energy and get creative at these camps

Yes, the winter holidays have just passed. But midwinter break is fast approaching. Looking for ways for your kids to spend their free time over February break? Here are 17 great options for mid-winter break camps.

Seattle Camps

Kids Science Labs

They’ll still be learning even though they’re not in school at this camp for science enthusiasts. Innovative projects and fun, hands-on experiments will also show them how fun learning can be.

Date: Feb. 19 to 23

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 405 NE 71st St, Seattle, WA 98115

Ages/grades: Ages 4-10

Cost: $560

My Little Gym

Offers indoor active day camps with different themes for mid-winter break; they will be doing a Hawaiian Hideaway theme available for children ages 3-8 for all skill levels. There are options for ages 6-12 too.

Dates: Feb 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Times: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 8830 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Ages/grades: 3-12 years of age

Cost: $80 per day (prices may vary by membership)

Pacific Science Center (Seattle and Bellevue locations)

PacSci camps are offered at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue and Seattle Pacific Science Center. Campers will engage in facilitated activities and experiments on animal life, robotics, plant life, physics, and more. Most camps go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are a couple of half-day options at Pacific Science Center for kids in PreK and Kindergarten.

Dates: Feb. 20-23

Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (mostly)

Where: Bellevue 1625 118th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005, Seattle 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Ages/grades: Kindergarten to 5th grade

Cost: $500-$530

Seattle Rhythmic Gymnastics Camp

Offering half-day and full days for your kids to learn rhythmic gymnastics. They will learn ballet, ribbon, hoops and tumbling and engage in other fun activities.

Dates: Feb 19-20

Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (half day), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (full day)

Where: 4430 Corliss Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Ages/grades: 4-10 years of age

Cost: $50 for a half day (kids 4-5 years); $100 for a full day (6-10 years)

The Mountaineers

Learn climbing, rappelling, and other outdoor skills at this camp, which includes a field trip to snowshoe and sled at Hyak Sno-Park.

Dates: Feb. 20 to 23

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Ages/grades: Ages 7 to 12

Cost: $450 for members, $550 for guests

West Seattle Art Nest

During this 3-day mid-winter break camp, children will get the opportunity to explore a large variety of mediums and techniques. This camp will focus on working outdoors, inside heated canopy tents, so they recommend that kids dress in art-friendly clothing and bundle up.

Dates: Feb 20-22

Times: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: 2903 SW Cambridge St, Seattle, WA 98126

Ages/grades: School-aged children

Cost: $195

Eastside Camps

Cedar Springs Camp

This is a day camp where your kids can enjoy a week of camp activities such as laser tag, rock wall climbing, nature hikes, and campfires; camp will take place at Lake Stevens with provided hot lunch and bus transportation from Cedar Park Christian School in Bothell.

Dates: Feb 20-23

Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb 20-23.

Where: 16300 112th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Ages/grades: ages 5-7 (cubs) and 8-10 (grizzlies)

Cost: $65 per day for each camper

Chess 4 Life

There are various options at this camp for students to choose from. They have day chess camps, including regular camp, Lego + chess camp, and table tennis + chess camp. Beginners, intermediate and advanced players are welcome and can learn and improve.

Dates: Feb 19-23

Times: 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: 13219 NE 20th St Suite #203, Bellevue, WA 98005

Ages/grades: 6-12

Cost: $425-$495

Edgeworks Climbing Camp

Edgeworks Climbing offers a single-day camp for midwinter break for beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers of all ages. Activities include climbing ropes and bouldering, safety instructions, knot-tying, basic technique, games, and fitness.

Dates: Feb 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Times: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: 15600 NE 8th St c 1, Bellevue, WA 98008 (Seattle and Tacoma Locations)

Ages/grades: 7-13 years of age

Cost: $120 for non-members, $108 for members (climbing gear included)

Redmond Art Works

Join Redmond Art Works for four hours of themed art projects, including drawing, painting, crafts and working with clay. Fill your child’s day with artmaking through the mid-winter break. You can register for individual days and choose different classes.

Dates: Feb 19-23

Times: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 6825 176th Ave NE #A-110, Redmond, WA 98052

Ages/grades: 4-12

Cost: $75 per class

Stroum Jewish Community Center

J Camp offers special camp experiences for when there is no school. During the break, your kids can choose between Core Camp (mixed activities) or Sports Camp.

Dates: Feb. 19-23

Times: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Ages/grades: K-5

Cost: $75-$95 per day (varies by membership)

North of Seattle Camps

Arena Sports

Burn off all that extra home-from-school energy by keeping them active all day at one of the Arena Sports “School’s Out” camps. These are very flexible, with half-day and full-day options, or your child can drop in for a single day. (Ages 3 to 5 only have morning options.)

Dates: Feb. 19-23

Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or half-days

Where: 13500 Bothell Everett Hwy Suite A, Mill Creek, WA 98012 (All five locations: Magnuson, Issaquah, Redmond, SODO, and Mill Creek)

Ages/Grades: Ages 3 to 12

Cost: $79

Neo Art School

The art school offers day-to-day camps during the midwinter break. Every camp is different, with new projects to keep the kid’s excitement levels high.

Dates: Feb. 19-23

Times: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N #121, Seattle, WA 98103

Ages/grades: Ages 6+

Cost: $95 (9 am – 4 pm), $115 per day (8 am – 6 pm)

Taproot Theatre Acting Studio

Taproot Theatre will offer acting studio midwinter break camps from Feb 19-23 for kids & teens. Camp ends with a final performance on the last day. Classes are taught by Taproots’ experienced teaching artists and theatre professionals.

Dates: Feb. 19-23

Times: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for K-3rd grade, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 4th-12th grade

Where: Taproot Isaac Studio Theatre 212 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103 or Taproot’s Jewell Mainstage 204 N 85th St.

Ages/grades: K-12 grade

Cost: $250 for K-3rd grade and $450 4th-12th grade

South of Seattle Camps

Auburn Tween Scene Camp

This camp is for fifth and sixth-grade youth and will offer a trip with activities including snow tubing, Dave and Busters, Pike Place Market, and a trip to themovies.

Dates: Feb. 19-23

Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 910 9th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

Ages/grades: 10-12

Cost: $264 (residents receive a discount)


SANCA Circus Camp

The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts has camps to teach your kids the finer points of tumbling, aerial arts, juggling, trapeze, and more.

Dates: Feb. 19-23

Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 674 S Orcas St, Seattle, WA 98108

Ages/grades: Ages 6-17

Cost: $535


Sing Out Seattle Musical Theatre

Sing Out offers a mid-winter break camp where your kids will perform songs and scenes from five Broadway musicals. At the end of the camp, there will be a final camp performance for the students on Feb 23rd at 3:00 pm.

Dates: Feb. 19-23

Times: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb 19 – 23

Where: 10404 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146

Ages/grades: 7-14 years old

Cost: $395

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