Seattle's Child

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Spring Break Camps for Every Kid

SEATTLE

Arena Sports

Burn off all that extra home-from-school-energy by keeping them active all day long at one of the Arena Sports camps. Half day camp available for ages 3-5.

When: April 9-13 (Redmond: April 2-6, Mill Creek: April 2-6 and April 9-13)

Where: All five locations (Magnuson, Issaquah, Redmond, SODO and Mill Creek)

Who: Ages 3-12

Sounders FC

Campers work on technical skills and practice them in scrimmages. Older campers will also study the tactics of the game and all campers get a ticket to a match, a Sounder shirt and soccer ball.

When: April 2-6 (Remond and Everett) and April 9-13 (Seattle, Tukwila and Issaquah)

Where: Seattle, Tukwila, Redmond, Everett and Issaquah locations

Who: Ages 3-18

Thrive Art School

At this art camp, the theme is Wags, Whiskers and Wings, and kids will create some adorable artwork of some lovable animals using paint, pencils, chalk, markers and more!

When: April 9-12, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: Madison and Ravenna locations

Who: Ages 5-10

SANCA Circus Camp

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

When: April 9-13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: 674 South Orcas St., Seattle

Who: Ages 6-17

Pacific Science Center

PacSci camps are offered at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Bellevue and Pacific Science Center in Seattle April 9-13, and at St. Thomas School in Medina April 2-6 for grades K-5. Ignite your child’s curiosity at one of these innovative camps. Campers will engage in facilitated activities and experiments in topics like animal life, robotics, plant life, physics and more.

When: April 9-13 at Mercer Slough and Pacific Science Center, April 2-6 at St. Thomas School in Medina.

Where: Mercer Slough, Pacific Science Center or St. Thomas School

Who: Grades K-5

SIFF Filmmaking Camp

This camp is taught by a professional film educator and four filmmaking mentors. Students will have a comprehensive experience of creating a film and the great open doors of the Seattle Center to have some fun when they need a break. Make several short films in just five days in small groups, and learn the basics of working together as a movie crew, writing scripts, directing actors, using accessible filmmaking technology, and digital editing. At the end of the week, the short films will be celebrated with a family screening in the SIFF Film Center Theater.

When: April 9-13

Where: Rainier Arts Center, 3515 South Alaska St.

Who: Ages 9-12

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.

When: April 9-13

Where: Kids Science Labs, 405 NE 71st St., Seattle

Who: Ages 4-12

Seattle Children’s Museum Discovery Day Camp

With Earth Day just around the corner, campers will learn about taking care of the planet and how their actions can make a difference. Topics include Magnificent Mountains, Wondrous Weather, and Going Green.

When: April 9-13

Where: 305 Harrison St., Seattle Center

Who: Ages 4-10

Seattle Children’s Theatre

Your child will get the chance to advance their acting skills by rehearsing and performing in a play for a week.

When: April 2-6 and April 9-13

Where: 201 Thomas St., Seattle

Who: Grades K-5

Seattle ReCreative

Let your little ones get messy while building their art skills by making treasure from trash at this art studio and store.

When: April 9-13

Where: 8408 Greenwood Ave. N.

Who: Ages 4-7

Girls Rock Math

Explore math and art through flowery fun and the science of botany. Campers will get to practice addition, subtraction, fractions, patterns, and graphing through working with flowers. Projects will include making collages, hair accessories, origami flowers and more.

When: April 9-13

Where: MLK Fame Center, 3201 E. Republican St.

Who: Grades K-5

Museo Art Academy

Whether your child is a brand-new beginner or an aficionado of all things art, this camp provides an opportunity to build skills, learn new techniques, and unleash your child’s imagination. Working with a variety of visual art forms, each day brings new projects that include drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

When: April 2-5 and April 9-12, hours vary.

Where: 300 NE Gilman Blvd, Suite 100, Issaquah

Who: Ages 5-14

Woodland Park Zoo

Food, water, shelter, air and space: the basic needs of all living beings! Campers will explore a different need each day through the eyes of the animals at the zoo. Connections to wild habitats and campers themselves will also be investigated. Half and full day sessions available, depending on age.

When: April 9-13

Where: Woodland Park Zoo

Who: Ages 4-9

EASTSIDE

Camp Roots

Camp Roots School Break Camps give children the opportunity to spend their school breaks outside – playing, hiking, crafting, and connecting to the world around them.

When: April 9-13, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Saint Edward State Park, Kenmore

Who: Ages 6-12

Drama Kids International

During this Movie Star Mystery Camp, kids will attend a Hollywood Awards Ceremony and solve the movie star mystery, while developing acting and improvisation skills, creative expression, speaking abilities, empathy and self-confidence.

When: April 9-13, 9 a.m – 3 p.m.

Where: 507 S 3rd St, Renton

Who: Ages 6-12

Stroum Jewish Community Center

Join the SJCC for J Camp during Spring Break and swim, celebrate Shabbat, create art, cook, and most importantly have an all over awesome time.

When: April 9-13

Where: Mercer Island Campus, 3801 East Mercer Way

Who: Grades PreK through 5

Youth Theatre Northwest

This camp will concentrate on the body as an instrument. Student will explore movement, vocals, character building, art, clowning, script work, and much more. Students will also create a unique showcase to share with family on the final day.

When: April 9-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. SE, Mercer Island

Who: Ages K-6

City of Bellevue

The City of Bellevue has several spring break camp options to choose from. Biddy Boarder Skate Camp teaches ramp riding skills, falling correctly, taking turns and skate park etiquette. At Little Farmers Mini Day Camp kids will learn about animals, work in the Kelsey Creek Barn with rakes and pails, mix treats for the animals, bake, make art and play games. There is even a Parkour Camp, baseball camp and more!

When: April 9-13

Where: Various locations

Who: Varies, see website for details.

NORTH

Camp Shoreline

School is out at this day camp. Spend your break playing games and sports, swimming, making art and more.

When: April 16-20

Where: Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th St.

Who: Ages 4-12

SOUTH

Hands On Children’s Museum

This spring break camp covers topics like science, technology, engineering, art and more through units like Bug Out, Eggciting Adventures and Roller Coaster Science.

When: April 2-6

Where: 414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia

Who: Grades 1-4

Which one will your little camper choose? Have a wonderful spring break!