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Summer camps in the Seattle area are starting soon!

Seattle summer camps and classes: spots are still open!

Space is available. Parents can plan a season to remember in 2021.

Summer camps and classes in the Seattle area are filling up fast.

Give your kids an awesome summer experience. They deserve it, especially after another strange year.

Choose from art, music or tumbling classes. Maybe they can learn a new language or exercise their STEM brains examining precious gemstones. How about playing a game with knights and queens? (Checkmate!) Or kids can perform a favorite play on stage or brush up on math and writing.

There’s a camp for every interest. Make new friends, have new experiences and learn new skills. Summer camps and classes can help make your child’s break exciting and fun.

Here’s a list of Seattle-area summer camps and classes with space still open. Register soon.

Alliance Francaise de Seattle

Offering virtual language camps. Play games, do projects and learn the French language.

American Dance Institute

American Dance Institute has camp offerings for children as young as 4, at four locations: Greenwood, Magnolia, Wedgwood and Shoreline. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Intensives is offered for the serious dancer. Other camp offerings include “Mary Poppins,” “Frozen,” “Lion King” and “Moana” theme creative dance and pre-ballet camps for 4- to 7-year olds, and ballet, jazz, modern dance, tap, and hip-hop for ages 4 to 18.


Chess4Life online summer camps are designed to delight and instruct kids age 5 and up. The camps offer exciting, live daily lessons and practice.

Cornish: Summer at Cornish

Summer at Cornish goes beyond what other programs may call a “summer camp.” Our intensives are taught by working professionals that not only help the students fine tune the skills they already possess, but also find new skills and give the students direction that could help them prepare for art school, build a portfolio, or compose a performance.  These intensives prepare students for the practical side of being a working artist and give them a pre-college preview of what they can expect once they dive into college.

Creative Dance Center

Our summer program includes classes for all ages and multi-arts dance camps. Classes include Nurturing Baby, family dance, creative dance, hip-hop, ballet and modern. Summer camps may include Ballet Stories, Art in Nature, Musical Theater, hip-hop, and Art in Motion. Classes and camps are in person or online or a combination of both.


Offering a plethora of classes for all ages with themes ranging from superheroes to puppet pandemonium.

The Evergreen School

Space open for children in grades 2 to 8. Learn and make your own vision board or join a calligraphy camp. Learn to sew and craft. Also offering preschool programming, art and literacy classes, and Dungeons and Dragons. Check the website for more details.

Eastside Catholic

Offering in-person camps this summer. There are still spaces in many camps. Choose from options including Fun Fitness, Pedalheads (K to 6), boys’ lacrosse (grades 5 to 8), girls’ basketball (grades 5 to 8), “Snapology: Science of Superpowers” (K to 4) and “Snapology: Amazing Race” (grades 5 to 8).

Edmonds Center for the Arts

Spots open in STEM camps. Learn about nature and study the intelligence of crows. Build a “time machine” and learn about quantum physics.

Frog Hollow School

Outdoor day camp open to kids ages 8 to 12, with sessions held in Seward Park and Carnation. Camps are a mix of outdoor play, nature exploration, and creative arts and writing.

Gage Academy of the Arts

Gage offers both in-person and online camps to fit each family’s needs while providing classes in traditional painting, drawing, digital storytelling and character creation.

Girls Rock Mathematics

Love numbers? Join the full-day, outdoor summer camps, located in the University District, Rainier Beach and North Seattle.

Hugo House

Hugo House has spaces in the Scribes summer writing camps. The weeklong camps provide young writers with a safe and supportive environment to explore fiction, poetry, playwriting, sci-fi and more.

Morningside Academy

Summer school students (grades 2 to 9) have fun while learning skills and strategies that help them gain confidence and enjoy future learning.

Music Works Northwest

Make music at Music Works, which is offering half-day, full-day outdoor camps. Some are hosted at the Cougar Mountain Zoo. Choose from a variety of classes.

Pacific Science Center

Bring your own animal creation to life using the Bitsy programming language, use puppetry and Scratch animation to tell a story through coding, explore Minecraft Code Builder while learning core programming concepts and more with PacSci’s exciting Virtual Tech Camp offerings this summer.

PRO Club

PRO Club kids’ camps are open to everyone. Club membership not required. Experience the largest variety of themed camps featuring over 30 different choices for ages 3 to 18. There’s endless fun and adventure for nearly every interest.  Meet new friends and try a new sport, or improve existing skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere.

Rock Solid Science

Spots open in Geology Rocks! and Earth Explorer. Offering highly interactive sessions that investigate rocks, minerals and fossils.

SANCA (School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts)

Campers will work with skilled circus coaches to build small group and solo acts in a variety of different circus arts. Previous experience required.

Stone Soup Theatre

SummerStage 2021 runs from June 21 to August August 23 in two outdoor locations, Meridian Park in Wallingford and Jefferson Park in South Seattle. Featuring “Hamilton,” “Pokemon,” “Wicked” and “Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Camps are full day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with after-care in both locations. Age 5 to teens. All programs end in a performance.

YMCA of Greater Seattle

Spots are open at Camp Colman, day camps and Camp in a Box. Children will have fun doing activities like archery, boating, swimming and arts and crafts.

For more summer options check out the Seattle’s Child Summer Camps and Classes Directory

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