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Summer 6 DEAR READER

Find the perfect seasonal fun for each and every one

9 START HORSING AROUND! Top tips for finding the right horse camp

15 SO, YOU WANT YOUR KID TO

SPEAK A SECOND LANGUAGE Our abridged atlas to immersion language camps

21 MAKE IT A SUMMER OF STEM A sampler of camps to slay the summer slump

27 ONE-OF-A-KIND CAMPS

AND CLASSES These aren’t your mama’s summer camps

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WILDERNESS AWARENESS SCHOOL

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These Are Not Your Mama’s Summer Camps!

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hen I was growing up, summer camp, for all its delighting diversions, was pretty much a one-size-fits-most experience: classic crafts (God’s eyes, leaf impressions and really bad tie-dye couture), cabincleaning contests (so gullible!) and an “everybody participates, everybody wins” policy that roped all campers, however reluctant (read: me), into obligatory activities such as singing in the round, archery and skits. But today’s kids have it made when it comes to camps, with an almost overwhelming number of offerings tailored to all types and tastes. For parents already spinning too many plates, navigating this plethora of options can feel overwhelming. Enter ParentMap’s Summer issue, our indispensable annual guide to planning the

perfect seasonal fun for each and every one. We’ve wrangled up some above-average horse camps that will set your budding equestrian off on the right trail (p. 9). If you’re worried about the ol’ summer slump, “STEM” the tide with our sciency sampler of local options (p. 21) and one-of-a-kind camps (p. 27); or turn your tot into a polyglot at an activity-rich language camp (p. 15). Kids with special needs will make memories and friends while engaging in confidence-building activities with their peers at these recommended area camps equipped with adaptive facilities and skilled staff (p. 33). You’ll discover dozens more amazing local camps and activity providers in our packed resource directory (pp. 39–47). Parents, take heart: Soggy spring showers will give way to the sunny days of summer before you know it! — Patty Lindley, ParentMap interim managing editor

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From Physics to Philosophy! Every summer, parents seek programs that are fun and meaningful learning experiences for their children. The UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers a variety of math, science, literature, philosophy, and writing classes for children in grades 5-10. Our academic programs provide an intensive, inspirational and in-depth learning experience that is renowned in the region. Classes are small, with faculty who are experienced teachers and specialists in their field. The program takes place in classrooms throughout the University of Washington Seattle campus.

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In Summer Challenge, children explore a variety of adventurous topics such as the physics of roller coasters, astronomy, architecture, and creative writing. The supportive collaborative learning environment is one that children remember for a lifetime. Summer Challenge (5th – 6th grade) emphasizes hands-on learning, field trips, and activities. Its goal is to provide motivated students with an intensive, hands-on, fun educational experience in areas outside of the traditional school curriculum. The program runs from July 8th – 26th, five days a week from 9:00AM – 2:20PM. There is also an After-Class program available from 2:20 - 4:30PM. There will be some homework, because of the breadth and depth of material covered. Registration opens March 1st at 8:00 am.

SUMMER STRETCH

Summer Stretch (7th – 10th grade) is more academic in nature, providing an accelerated, rigorous learning experience. The Summer Stretch program is characterized by high-level thinking, intellectual adventure, and pursuit of understanding. The program offers both condensed self-paced courses (e.g. Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Precalculus, Chemistry) and courses for enrichment (e.g. American Literature, Debate, Physics of Robotics). What all of these courses provide is an in-depth, intensive learning experience. The program runs from June 24th – July 25th, three days a week from 9:00AM - 2:20PM. Students must be committed to a substantial homework load; courses are graded and final transcripts are provided. Registration opens Feb 1st at 8:00 am.

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RC Online (9th – 12th grade) is a new accelerated learning opportunity, bringing advanced college-prep curriculum to an online platform for high school students. RC Online provides an inspiring, expansive educational experience as a window into what college-level work will be like; to move students rapidly from novice to advanced writers, readers and thinkers via specific skills, practices and tools. These courses provide challenging curriculum without the logistical, economic and other barriers that come between a student and educational opportunity. Additional information can be found on our website. “The best one in the region for highly capable kids.” (Summer Challenge Parent) “Excellent! My daughter is already looking forward to next summer’s math class!” (Summer Stretch Parent)

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horse camps

Start Horsing Around!

Top tips for finding the right horse camp By Nancy Schatz Alton

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dding horses to the itinerary introduces a whole new level of inquiry when it comes to choosing a summer camp experience for your child. That’s why we wrangled experts and parents of horse-loving kids to get their pointers on picking the perfect equestrian camp. Along the way, we found out why families are thankful for the lessons learned from structured time spent with these majestic animals. Horse camp can lead to rewards beyond horse handling and riding experience, says Christina Wilsdon, author of “For Horse-Crazy Girls Only: Everything You Want to Know About Horses” and mother to a now grown daughter who was smitten with horses as a child. “Being horsecrazy gave Sophie an interest that sustained her during the turbulent years of adolescence,” says Wilsdon of her daughter. She notes that attending and then working at horse camp imparted skills that helped her daughter in all areas of her life. Sophie Wilsdon seconds her mother’s opinion. “I learned about deadlines and responsibility, how to treat animals and people with respect, and that hard work pays off,” she says. Whether your child has a budding interest in horses or is ready for an immersive seven-day, all-horses-all-the-time camp experience, Wilsdon recommends that parents research options carefully. Here’s her checklist, chockfull of horse sense: • Make sure the instructors are experienced. Find out how many years the camp or stable has been in operation. Ask if the camp’s instructors are parentmap.com/summer

certified by an accrediting organization, such as the Certified Horsemanship Association (cha-ahse.org). • Kids should learn about horses on the ground first, adjusting to being in the horse’s presence before they attempt to ride. • Horses 101 should be part of camp, imparting

that will work for your child, whether that means a horse-centric experience or a camp that furnishes a mix of activities alongside directed equestrian time. Here’s a roundup of camps that come highly recommended by experts, parents and campers alike.

Camp Sealth (Vashon Island) campfireseattle.org Camp basics: Camp Sealth offers eight one-week sessions of horse camp and teaches Western riding, with beginner, intermediate and advanced programs. Age ranges vary by session, but are generally open to grades 4–11; sessions can accommodate campers with mild to moderate disabilities, too. Riding instruction includes arena lessons, ground lessons and trail rides. Day or overnight camp: Overnight camp. Horse facts: Horse time comprises about 50 percent of the total activity time each day, with two hours of riding and two hours more for grooming, feeding, ground lessons and chores. Each camper is assigned a horse for the week. Price range: Short week (four-day session) starts at $460 with rates increasing from there.

fundamentals about leading, grooming, tacking (saddling) and untacking, as well as learning about horse psychology, behavior and anatomy. • Research horse camps online, and, if possible, check them out in person during pre-camp visiting days and when dropping off your child. The barn should be tidy and smell pleasantly of hay and horses. The animals should appear friendly, curious and contented. Lastly, find a camp with an activity balance

What makes it different: Kids and parents love this horse camp because it offers a balance of horseback riding and other camp activities. Kids get a chance to develop a personal relationship with their horse, learning from and bonding with the animal throughout the week. Campers also get a chance to experience the whole horse-care experience, including feeding, chores, grooming and ground lessons. Camp Sealth is located in a beautiful setting, with miles of riding trails through the woods and on the beach. ► ParentMap Summer 2019 • 9


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Camp Wahoo! (outside Cle Elum) • campwahoo.com Camp basics: These weeklong camps are designed for children ages 9–18 who love horses and being outdoors. Campers ride daily while living in a rustic pioneer camp and gaining skills in horsemanship and wilderness living. Day or overnight camp: Overnight camp.

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Price range: From $900 to $1,200, depending on applied discounts and level of camp. What makes it different: Campers ride daily in the gorgeous Cascade Mountains. The camp, which operates entirely on U.S. Forest Service land, is in the heart of the Esmeralda Basin, which boasts endless trails through the Stuart Range and surrounding wilderness. The weekly highlight for younger campers is an overnight trip with pack mules to an outcamp. Campers learn and use mule-packing skills in a noncompetitive team-building experience. Camps for older riders include a two-night, four-day pack camp or a weeklong pack camp.

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Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center (Dunmire Stables, Redmond) • littlebit.org

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Camp basics: All kids are welcome at Little Bit, thanks to its well-established therapeutic riding program, founded in 1976. Weekly summer day camps employ stables full of patient, placid horses and a convoy of trained, caring counselors. Camp sessions for participants ages 5–25 run from Mondays through Thursdays.

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What makes it different: Little Bit aims to improve “the bodies, minds and spirits of children and adults with disabilities.” Its integrative approach unites campers with and without disabilities and aims to break down stereotypes about people with disabilities in a fun and engaging way. Learning and riding together forges a path to friendship and understanding. Campers have fun with games and crafts, including designing obstacle courses and barrel-racing patterns to run through on hobby horses, and painting with horse brushes. parentmap.com/summer


Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center (Fall City) nwnhc.com Camp basics: The center provides camps for children ages 5–16 at any skill level, with camps blending focused horse time with creative time directed by a professional art teacher. Campers get to trot out their newfound horsemanship abilities during a skills show for parents. The camps can accommodate any minor emotional, attention-deficit or physical challenges. Day or overnight camp: Day camp. Horse facts: Each child is paired with their own horse. Children spend half of their time with the horses and the other half in art class. Price range: $275 for half-day camp, $575 for full-day wrangler camp; discounts offered for multiple camps and for early-bird registration.

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What makes it different: This camp balances time and instruction between horses and art. Its natural horsemanship approach starts on the ground and works its way onto the saddle. The goal is to build a well-rounded horse person who not only understands riding techniques, but the mind and spirit of the animal. Campers acquire safety skills and learn to ride with lightness, balance and confidence. The goal of the art program is to help young people express their creativity through different mediums, styles and materials.

Lang’s Horse and Pony Farm (Mount Vernon) comeride.com Camp basics: Lang’s offers camps for kids of all ages, with more than 50 different sessions (including a Ladies’ Weekend Camp — yeehaw!). No experience is required, and special programs are offered for advanced riders. Most camps include a riding show for campers’ parents on the last day of camp. Day or overnight camp: Both are offered. Horse facts: Each child has a horse assigned to them for the week. Price range: From $105 for a three-day Mommy and Me Pony Camp up to $1,750 for a two-week overnight camp. What makes it different: At Lang’s, it’s all about horses. The kids ride all day; no one goes home lamenting, “I wish I had more time on my horse.” Lang’s has an extensive trail system and multiple riding arenas. Its large number of horses (90) means campers will be matched with just the right horse or pony pal.

Camp Don Bosco (Carnation) cyo.camp/camp-don-bosco Camp basics: Camp Don Bosco offers horse sessions for all six weeks of one-week resident camp (grades 3–9) and nine weeks of one-week day camp (grades 1–9), with a Wrangler in Training program for ninth- through 12th-graders. This CYO camp’s underlying mission is to challenge those who experience camp to live, learn and grow in the Catholic faith. ► parentmap.com/summer

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Day or overnight camp: Both are offered. Horse facts: A dedicated certified riding instructor manages the horse program, ensuring the herd is well cared for and ready for riders each year. Camps include three riding levels, from beginner to advanced, all using the Western riding style. Riders receive lessons in arenas and take trail rides throughout the week. The oldest riders go on an overnight trip with their horse. Price range: $375 and up for day camp; $625 and up for resident camp. What makes it different: Camp Don Bosco’s program encourages horse campers to grow and build on their horsemanship skills, giving them the right amount of challenge, whether it is their first summer or their fifth. An equestrian specialist trains the staff to work with the horses and learn the property to best prepare for summer campers. The camp is situated on 179 amazing acres of wooded trails, where campers can roam under the supervision of the staff.

YMCA Camp Orkila (Orcas Island) seattleymca.org/camp-orkila

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Camp basics: YMCA Camp Orkila Horsemasters camp is a weeklong overnight specialty camp for young people entering grades 6–9 who are interested in learning to ride and care for horses. Campers will spend half of each day of camp at the barn with their riding group, and the remainder of the day participating in traditional camp activities, such as swimming, boating, arts and crafts, archery, playing capture the flag, enjoying campfire time and more. Day or overnight camp: Overnight camp. Horse facts: Camp Orkila provides each camper with a holistic equestrian experience, with participants helping to care for its herd, learning new skills in ground lessons, and practicing riding in the arena and on trails. Campers will be matched with a horse on the first full day of camp and spend the rest of the week riding and bonding with their horse. Price range: Starting at $650. Financial assistance is available.

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What makes it different: Horsemasters participants experience the magic of camp on horseback, exploring forest trails with their trusty equine friend. In addition to time at the barn, campers participate in traditional Camp Orkila activities (like swimming in Puget Sound) as a part of the Horsemasters unit. The opportunity for campers to learn alongside one another in lessons, cheer each other on at the climbing wall, and share their thoughts and experiences in evening circles creates an amazing bond among their small cabin group of five or six. Each cabin is mentored by a counselor and a riding instructor, who provide coordinated leadership at the barn and around camp throughout the week. n Nancy Schatz Alton is a writer, teacher and poet. Read her work at withinthewords.com. parentmap.com/summer


Are you a girl, or parent of a girl, age 10-14? Frog Prints e! in partnership with The Center for Wooden Boats is offering a Spring camp and Summer camp for girls. In our camp, girls learn about oceanography, sailing, and how the forces of wind & water affect the design, and “steering of a sailboat or an underwater robot. Most of all, they have fun doing hands-on experiments while recording their robot’s adventures underwater!

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language camps

So, You Want Your Kid to Speak a Second Language

An abridged atlas to summer language camps By Jonathan Shipley

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his summer, take a pointer from the polyglot (and apparently ultra-soulful) “Father of Europe” and enroll your kids in a language camp. They’ll be having so much fun, they won’t even know they’re learning! It’s good for them Science has proven time and again how learning a second language benefits a child. Learning another language boosts problem-solving, critical-thinking and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration and the ability to multitask. Children proficient in other languages also show signs of enhanced creativity and mental flexibility. Moreover, kids who learn a second language have improved reading, writing and math skills, and generally perform better on standardized tests. And, finally, there is an empathy advantage: Children exposed at an early age to other languages display more positive attitudes to the cultures associated with those languages. What are my options? In the Seattle area, there is a plethora of language and culture camps.

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Kids can have fun learning such diverse tongues as Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and others. Most camps cater to each student’s existing knowledge of the language. If a camper is already proficient in Spanish, they’ll be spoken to in Spanish. If they are new to the language, the camp staff will adjust to each student’s level of aptitude. How do you find the right camp for your child? First, meet with camp staff. Ask them about the curriculum and what aspects of the language’s culture they’ll explore. If you’re fluent in the language yourself, use it while interviewing the staff. Here is a limited list of some Seattle-area camps. And who knows? When summer is over, your children may just tell you “Thank you,” “Gracias,” “Merci” or “Danke sehr.”

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

One World Now (oneworldnow.org) offers summer language camps in Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Russian. The language and culture camps focus on fostering language acquisition, intercultural understanding and a desire for international travel. Students learn through classroom activities, guest speakers, music and field trips. The last day of camp features student performances in a culminating showcase for classmates, family and friends. ► ParentMap Summer 2019 • 15


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Sponge School (spongeschool.com) offers camps in Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, Japanese, German and French. Camp themes include “Cooking Around Latin America,” “The Secrets of the Maya,” “Tales of the Monkey King” and others. Campers range in age from preschoolers through fifth-graders and are grouped according to age and ability. Asian Pacific Language School (apls.org) offers classes in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. Cultural activities include Asian arts, cooking, counting, music, painting, games and more. There are afternoon field trips to neighborhood parks and farms, and weeks are themed (for example, “Food Week,” “Stories and Legends” and “Summer in Asia”).

DANISH

Himmelbjerget Danish Camp (nwdanishcamp.com) offers a unique opportunity for kids ages 10–18 to learn about the history, people, culture, language and traditions of Denmark. There is also a camp for younger children, Little Tivoli Day Camp, for kids ages 3–10.

FRENCH

Alliance Française de Seattle (afseattle.org), based at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, is one of the Seattle area’s leading French cultural and learning centers. In addition to classes offered

all year long for kids and adults, it also has themed summer camps, all in French. This year’s camp themes include “Tropical Paradise” and “Zoo.” Up in the San Juan Islands, un petit peu of France can be found on a 47-acre private island. Canoe Island French Camp (canoeisland.org) was founded in 1969. Attendees at the sleepaway camp learn French and about France’s culture, and participate in traditional summer camp activities such as kayaking, theater, archery, sailing, marine biology and fencing. On the Eastside, the French Immersion School of Washington Summer Camp (fisw.org) offers five weeklong sessions that engage different aspects of a child’s imagination, using visual arts, storytelling, theater, science, music and movement. The camp is conducted in French, but previous French-language experience is not required.

GERMAN

ABC Sommerprogramm, presented by Seattle’s ABC German School (abcgermanschool.com), are summer camps designed for children ages 3–10 to learn the German language through songs, games and play. Each week has its own theme, with crafts, songs and games to

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Spanish immersion camps. Students absorb language and culture through art, music, dance and more. The camp focuses on one country per week. Helping tend the Global Youth Garden is an integral part of each camp.

match. Topics include “Jump Into Art,” “A Trip Through Asia” and “The Chemistry Lab.”

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The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (jcccw.org) offers a summer camp where children learn reading, writing and conversational Japanese language skills as well as participate in a variety of Japanese cultural activities, such as calligraphy, playing the koto, origami, martial arts, dance, games, singing and much more.

SIGN LANGUAGE

Seattle Children’s Summer Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (seattlechildrens.org) provides summer fun for campers who use sign language as their primary mode of communication. Activities include swimming, art, playing outdoors, special guest visitors, games and more. All staff members are fluent in sign language.

Seattle Amistad School (seattleamistadschool.org) offers 10 weeks of Spanish-immersion enrichment programming. The campers learn about the wonders of the Pacific Northwest through its arts, cultures and ecoregions. Activities include art projects, science experiments, field trips, yoga, dance and music. Zoom Language Center’s summer camp program (zoomlanguage.com) has been named “Best Spanish Camp” twice by Seattle Met magazine. Daily activities include singing, dancing, dramatic play, arts and crafts projects, cognitive games, cooking, photography, soccer and outdoor play. n

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Pacifica Writers’ Workshop inspires and unleashes creativity for people of all ages. Ages for all camps: 6-12 years old Cost for all camps: $225 per child The best summers are filled with stories and memories. Give your child a memorable summer by signing them up to tell their stories through comics, essays, movies, poems, and more!

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Year-round tours are available at T-Mobile Park, the spectacular home of the Seattle Mariners. The 19.59 acre outdoor ballpark features real grass, a retractable roof and state-of-the-art amenities. Bring your camera and take a “behind the seams” tour including areas normally restricted to the public such as the Press Box, Owners Suite, Field, Dugouts, Visitors Clubhouse, All-Star Club, and more. (All areas of the ballpark are subject to availability based on ballpark activities.)

BIRTHDAY PARTIES Parents should enjoy their child’s birthday party as much as the kids…and you can…when you host it at T-Mobile Park! The lineup includes a ballpark tour with stops on the field and at the playground, food and festivities in a group suite, and a final surprise with your child’s name on the Out-of-Town Scoreboard. For extra fun, add a Mariner Moose appearance or test your skills at the batting cage. The only thing to worry about with this party is how you will top it next year.

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orried about the ol’ summer slump? Fortunately, you can "stem" the tide. Camps and classes geared toward STEM — that’s science, technology, engineering and math — can help your kid stay sharp just as much as that summer reading program. Sure, school-year science classes may bore kids with all that memorization, but a science summer camp? Think hands-on exploration that kids do naturally. Got a kid who hates math? Nothing makes sums more fun than learning alongside fellow campers. Not only are STEM camps a perfect way to disguise summer learning as summer adventure, they can also ignite a lifelong passion for inquiry — and may even interest your child in a career field in which jobs are growing at a rate too fast to fill. That’s not bad for a summer camp. To help your family research options, we’ve gathered a few new and interesting offerings for summer 2019.

fantasy world? At Digivations Camp Demigod Institute (digivations.com), a sleepaway camp in Leavenworth, students choose among the worlds of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, and multiple-fantasy mash-up themes. With Digivations’ NASA award-winning multidisciplinary curriculum, students engage in outdoor quests (which sometimes include robotics and sword fights). They also learn the science behind the magical elements they love — such as the chemistry behind potions or the principles of biomimicry as applied to the monster in their favorite book. New in 2019: a family camp where parents can join in on the fun. Ages: 8–17 Cost: $995–$1,495 per week; sliding-scale rates and financial aid available. Check website for details.

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The Digital Media Academy (digitalmediaacademy.org) offers a range of camps as varied as Minecraft game design, 3-D printing, filmmaking and fashion design, allowing kids to try something new each year. Camps meet on the University of Washington campus in Seattle, and children can attend as day campers or stay overnight (ages 12–17) on campus for an additional fee. Ages: 6–17 Cost: Prices vary by age and camp; check website for details.

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The well-known Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (girlswhocode.zendesk.com) is part internship, part summer camp. It’s also free. The seven-week summer program is for rising 11th- and 12th-grade girls. Campers learn about the principles of computer science through real-world projects using Scratch, Python, Arduino C, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, culminating in a final project of their own choosing. Students also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, network with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and visit tech companies. Ages: Grades 11–12 Cost: Free ► ParentMap Summer 2019 • 21


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A Seattle architect started the STEM program Beam Experiences/Bricks 4 Kidz (beamexperiences.com). The camp offers programs in robotics, animation, game design and Lego-based engineering. New summer 2019 offerings will include “Seed to Plate,” a food-based curriculum involving farming and cooking; and “Things That Fly,” about construction projects and outdoor tests of mini hotair balloons, planes and rockets. 9:32 PMAges: Kindergarten–grade 8 Cost: $175–$400

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Camp BIOmed is offered courtesy of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (nwabr.org). Hosted at Seattle Pacific University for high school students, the program gives campers a taste of life in the world of biomedical research. Last year’s offerings included “The Molecular Biology of Cancer,” “Bioinformatics,” “Crime Scene Investigation” and “Genetic Engineering.” The curriculum evolves each year, but 2019 elections are likely to follow a similar format. Ages: Grades 9–12 Cost: $675 4/20/15 8:47 PM

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Coding With Kids (CwK; codingwithkids.com) is a well-established national computer science academy for kids, but few local families know about the academy’s partnership with the Amazon Future Engineer pathway program (amazonfutureengineer.com). The partnership provides scholarships for students in financial need to attend CwK summer camps. As of press time, CwK was actively accepting scholarship applications on the basis of financial need for 2019 camps and classes. Ages: Scholarships available for K–grade 8 Cost: Based on eligibility

KID SCIENTIST

Summer Classes Now Enrolling

Anyone else seen Kids Science Labs (kidssciencelabs.com) popping up all over town? This chain of storefront science centers was founded by two dads who wanted to connect kids’ natural curiosity with science’s problem-solving, critical-thinking and creative-design skills. In addition to school-year programming, Kids Science Labs offers a new batch of inquiry-based, hands-on science and design camps every summer. Ages: 4–14 Cost: Check website. n

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2019 SUMMER DANCE DATES & PROGRAMS

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SUMMER EXPERIENCE DAY CAMP 2019 For incoming K-5 students June 10 - June 28 and July 22 - August 9 Register by the week Four great classes per day taught by professional teachers Great indoor and outdoor play areas for recess time

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Soundview School in Lynnwood has a few suggestions from our Summer Camp programs: Wilderness hiking Laser cutting Music Play writing Water week Origami Music ensemble Science Outdoor theatre Wilderness survival Scavenger hunt World music Farm to fork Reading and exploration Visual arts Soundview School cordially invites you to explore our Summer Camp programs. Our web site can be found at www.soundview.org. Questions? Ask Molly at contact@soundview.org or (425) 778-8572.

Summer Camp! Exercise your child's muscles and imagination at Camp Pump It Up this summer

• Fun art and science projects • Lots of jumping and games • Tue-Thu, 9:30-2:30 • $180 per week • Early booking discounts!

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emember when summer camp meant macramé, camp songs and s’mores? Well, welcome to summer camp 2019. Your kid could learn video production in order to start their own YouTube channel, or how to build up strength to conquer that next big rock-climbing challenge. Maybe they’ll use math to create miniature doll toys or design their own clothes, learn debate and research skills or take on a weeklong backpacking expedition. Our area is blessed with plenty of options, so we’ve done our best to pick six novel camps you may not have heard of.

UP FOR DEBATE Perfecting presentation and debate skills and building self-esteem take center stage at Capitol Debate’s Public Speaking and Debate Camp (capitoldebate.com). Hosted at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, this camp teaches kids how to structure arguments, research evidence, write rebuttal briefs, articulate ideas and be a more effective communicator. By the end of camp, students will be prepared to join their school’s debate or speech team, or participate in its Model United Nations activities. Ages: Middle school and high school Cost: Prices vary, with overnight camp costing more. Check website. Dates: July 28–Aug. 9, 2019

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT Campers build strength and skill with climbing, obstacle courses, relay races and more at Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP; seattleboulderingproject.com). Camps will be divided into groups according to age and ability to provide a safe and fun environment for all campers. Ages: 6–12 (for ages 13–18, check out the training camps that run every other week in summer) Cost: $275 per week ($235 for youth with current SBP membership) Dates: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 10 weeks of camps, June 17–Aug. 22, 2019 parentmap.com/summer

HOWLIN’ GOOD TIME

Learn to survive in the wild at Wolf Camp (wolfcollege.com). With a 1-to-6 instructor-to-camper ratio, the camp teaches skills in wilderness survival craft, wildlife search and rescue, wild cooking, herbology and animal tracking. There are four- and eight-week options at locations outside of Puyallup and Lake Sammamish, respectively. For older kids (ages 9–17), Wolf Camp offers overnight options outside of Yakima, Mount Rainier and Lake Sammamish. Also, check out the family camps. Ages: 6–11 (some flexibility), 9–17 Cost: Day camp, $235–$400 per week, depending on location and time of registration. Overnight camp, $775–$800 per week, Sunday–Friday. Dates: The Puyallup day camp runs July 8–Aug. 16, 2019. The Lake Sammamish day camp runs July 24–Aug. 30. Overnight camps run June 24–Aug. 30.

LET ’EM LEAD Have your camper learn the essentials of camping, hiking and backpacking while enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest at the YMCA Seattle’s teen outdoor leadership camps (seattleymca.org). Younger campers will learn the basics and work up to one overnight backpacking adventure, while older teens can go ParentMap Summer 2019 • 27


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on backpacking expeditions, learn to rock climb and even kayak. The camp offers male-only and female-only camps as well as coed options. Ages: Most camps are for grades 9–12, with a few for grades 6–8. Leadership training camps for college-age kids are also available. Cost: $795–$1,145 for one-week expeditions and $1,525–$2,225 for two-week adventures Dates: One- and two-week camps are offered from June 23 to Aug. 30, 2019.

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At Girls Rock Math’s summer day camp (girlsrockmathematics.com), girls learn by applying math concepts to beading, crafting, nature, origami and fashion design. The program offers 12 different camps. First- and second-graders create miniature food, toys and games for a beloved stuffed animal. Second- and third-graders learn about math and symmetry in nature while making flower hair accessories. Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders explore fractions and infinite divisibility through art. Ages: Grades 1–6 Cost: Seattle/Shoreline location, $350 per week; Eastside location, $365 per week Dates: Check website.

YOUTUBER WANNABE? Current YouTubers and wannabes alike learn the basics of establishing a brand, the fundamentals of pre-production and composition and other aspects of video production at this ID Tech summer camp (idtech.com). Your tween will learn how to capture, edit and produce video that is perfect for vlogging, documentaries and more. Ages: 10–12 Cost: $1,029 Dates: Three weeklong sessions offered at Bellevue College: July 1–5, July 15–19, Aug. 5–9, 2019. Nine consecutive sessions offered at the Seattle campus of UW starting the week of June 24–28 and ending with an Aug. 19–23 course. n Tiffany Doerr Guerzon is a freelance writer and mother of three. parentmap.com/summer


Camp Killoqua Day and resident camp sessions for kids in grades K-12.

SCHOOL YEAR STEM & WOODWORKING PROGRAMS For youth ages 8 - 16 South Lake Union Register online at

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JUL 8 – 26 2019 Olympic Sculpture Park Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm After-camp care available till 5:30 pm Make art and new friends at SAM Camp. Led by local arts educators and inspired by art at SAM, each week is a new adventure. Sign up for one week, or all three! Early registration discounts and scholarships are available.

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Week One: July 8–12 Global Voyagers Create a mixed media map, weave a story in cloth, and construct a tale in clay.

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Week Two: July 15–19 Earth Guardians Explore the natural world, create masterpieces with recycled materials, and paint the landscape en plein air.

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MUSIC CAMPS!

Summer music camps for all ages and abilities. Lessons and classes too! Register Now!

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and adapt to them effectively. Amy Hallmon, a West Seattle parent of five kids with special needs, concurs that clear communication with camp staff before day one is vital. “It’s not overkill to provide specific examples of potential behaviors and how you would deal with them — in writing as well as verbally, and more than once,” says Hallmon. “[During camp week] speak up if you see or hear something that doesn’t work. One of our kids needs an ‘escape spot’ when she becomes overwhelmed, and she can’t talk about it once she’s upset. For every camp activity, she needs a designated, safe calm-down spot — and to not be asked any questions.” Hallmon says it took several attempts to convey the concept to camp staff last summer, but her determined communication paid off, setting the foundation for an ultimately fulfilling experience for her daughter. When it comes to facilitating a memorable summer camp adventure for children and teens with a range of special needs, the camps below are dedicated to understanding what will make the experience ParentMap Summer 2019 • 33


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Ages 7 - 11 Full Day Programs Drawing, Painting, Sculpture & More Summer and After School Classes

Ten sessions June–August Monday–Friday, 9 am–4 pm Ages 7 to 18

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successful for each participant. But that informed understanding and preplanning for a safe and satisfying camp stay begin with you, the one who knows your child best. For more recommendations, check out Seattle Children’s searchable directory of camps for kids with special needs. Camp Korey • campkorey.org Camp basics: This camp, which serves campers with serious medical conditions, recently relocated to a beautiful 200-acre property in 9:12 PMMount Vernon that features lodges, a garden, ball fields and a dining hall. On-staff medical personnel support campers as they participate in a wide range of adaptive recreational activities, including boating, archery, cycling, performing arts, outdoor education, and arts and crafts. While some camps target specific types of medical needs, Camp Korey’s general sessions serve kids with a variety of life-altering medical conditions. Ages: 7–16. Day or overnight camp: Overnight summer camps, family weekends throughout the year and day events. Cost: Free. Camp Patterson • everettwa.gov Camp basics: Run by the City of Everett, Camp Patterson invites all 7:20 PM campers, particularly those with developmental delays and physical challenges, to explore Silver Lake. This summer day camp experience includes swimming, kayaking, field trips, music, and arts and crafts. Through these activities, the day camp seeks to promote a positive self-image and teamwork among campers. Weekly camp sessions run from July through early August. Ages: 5–21. Day or overnight camp: Day camp. Cost: $125 per week with extended care available for an additional fee. Outdoors for All • outdoorsforall.org Camp basics: This fittingly named nonprofit foundation’s day camps ensure that youth of all abilities participate in outdoor sports and recreation. Campers try a range of sports, such as kayaking, rock climbing, cycling and swimming. In addition to athletic endeavors, campers partake in field trips to local zoos, parks, aquariums and other community excursions. Themed Outdoors for All camps are held at three locations, including Seattle’s Magnuson Park and Lake Sammamish State Park (with a third location to be announced on its website). Ages: 5–17. Day or overnight camp: Day camp. Cost: $435 per week.

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Seattle Children’s PlayGarden • childrensplaygarden.org Camp basics: Campers enjoy an urban oasis of gardens at Seattle Children’s PlayGarden, located in South Seattle. This fully inclusive, nature-based summer camp experience is designed for kids with disabilities and their typically developing peers. Participants have fun with art, science and almost anything they can dream up. Campers dig around in the gardens, meet chickens and rabbits, climb into the tree fort and play on a playground designed for people of all abilities. Camp runs four days a week and has themes like “Garden Explorers” and “Green Thumbs.” Ages: 3.5–18 years. Day or overnight camp: Day camp. Cost: Sliding scale of $375–$500 per week of camp; financial aid available.

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Child-centered learning in a warm Jewish environment - all are welcome. Classes for families and children from birth through Pre-K. Providing developmentally appropriate curriculum to prepare children for kindergarten. For more information, visit www.jrmpreschool.org or contact Shannon Solomon, Early Childhood Education Director, at 425.559.2571 or ssolomon@tdhs-nw.org.

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utilize interpersonal skills and social interaction tools, and demonstrate to them that they can overcome physical, social and confidence issues to exceed their own expectations. Blue Compass’s motto: “Find your comfort zone and step one inch further into doubt, worry and possibly anxious moments and prove to yourself that you are stronger than you thought.” Campers participate in a wide range of outdoor experiences at overnight camps in several locations in the Puget Sound area. Activities are dependent on the camp, but may include horseback riding, kayaking, backpacking, rock climbing, high ropes courses, and arts and crafts. Ages: 10–18. Day or overnight camp: Overnight camp. Cost: From $795 to $2,450. Metro Parks Tacoma Camps • metroparkstacoma.org/camps Camp basics: Metro Parks Tacoma offers three different recreational day camps. Camp Kaleidoscope (ages 8–14) and Camp Wonderlots (ages 15–21) provide opportunities for kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have fun, be active, make crafts and socialize with friends. Pastimes for these two camps include games, crafts, tie-dyeing, adventures at the spray park, STAR Center indoor Treetops playground, easy cooking activities and some sports. Designed for campers with physical disabilities, Camp Adapt to Achieve (ages 5–10 and 11–16) camps are inclusive and open to siblings without disabilities; activities include introduction to Paralympic sports like wheelchair basketball, goalball, sitting volleyball and archery, along with arts and crafts, games, cooking and outings. Ages: 5–21. Day or overnight camp: Day camp. Cost: $130 per session; scholarships are available. Camp Stand By Me • easterseals.com/washington Camp basics: Easterseals Washington serves children and adults with disabilities at its barrier-free summer camp and respite service on the Key Peninsula. At Camp Stand By Me, children and adults of all ability levels partake in a traditional overnight summer camp experience, right down to eating s’mores around an evening campfire. The camp’s fully accessible and adaptive environment (with a 1:1 or 1:2 care ratio and an on-site nurse 24/7) enables campers to enjoy camp activities, such as swimming, canoeing and archery. Camp Stand By Me also offers a long-weekend family camp and weekend respite camps during the school year. Ages: 7–21. Day or overnight camp: Overnight camp and weekend respite camp. Cost: $1,085–$1,385 per week for summer camps; $405 for weekend respites. n Nancy Schatz Alton is a writer, teacher and poet. Read her work at withinthewords.com. parentmap.com/summer


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21 Acres Farm.............................. 24 Sustainable farm, food and cooking camps Woodinville; 425-481-1500 21acres.org; generalinfo@21acres.org

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Beach Camp at Sunset Bay...... 23 Marine science and watersports camp on Puget Sound Edmonds; 206-324-6715 sunsetbaywharf.com sunsetbay@sunsetbaywharf.com

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Bellevue College Continuing Education.........................................25

French language instruction and cultural events Seattle; 206-632-5433 afseattle.org; info@afseattle.org

Alpengirl Teen Adventures...... 18 Overnight summer adventure camps for girls; ages 11–16 Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana; 406-570-6312 alpengirlcamp.com info@alpengirlcamp.com

American Dance Institute.........36 Various dance classes and camps 3 Seattle-area locations; 206-783-0755 americandanceinstitute.com info@americandanceinstitute.com

Asia Pacific Language School.....18 Chinese and Japanese camps and preschool Bellevue; 425-747-4172 apls.org; apls@apls.org

.........29 Christian liberal arts education; preschool–grade 12 Redmond; 425-898-1720 tbcs.org; chazeltine@tbcs.org

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STEAM Camps (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) for 3 year olds to 3rd graders!

Classes for teens; ages 12–17 Bellevue; 425-564-2263 bcconted.com

Bellevue Parks & Community Services.............................................. 3 Summer camps, sports, youth programs, more Bellevue; 425-452-6885 parks.bellevuewa.gov

Bertschi School..............................32 Balanced education for pre-K– grade 5 Seattle; 206-324-5476 bertschi.org; admit@bertschi.org Boys & Girls Clubs of King County .......................................... 8

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directory continued from page 39 The Bush School Summer Programs....................................... 24 Day camps, enrichment, academics, sports; grades K–12 Seattle; 206-326-7759 bush.edu summerprograms@bush.edu

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Creative Coding.............................20 Coding camps and after-school programs; ages 6–12 Seattle; 206-569-8424 creativecoding.com Creative Dance Center...............37

Hands-on STEM fun; grades K–6 Multiple WA locations; 800-968-4332 invent.org/camp

Award-winning dance classes and multi-arts camps Seattle; 206-363-7281 creativedance.org info@creativedance.org

Camp Killoqua................................29

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Camp Invention.............................18

Camp Fire summer camps, outdoor education; grades K–12 Everett; 425-258-5437 campfiresnoco.org killoqua@campfiresnoco.org

Camp Solomon Schechter.........42

Jewish-themed adventures, camps and retreats Olympia; 206-447-1967 campschechter.org

Camp Zanika Lache......................32 Camp Fire co-ed camp in the Wenatchee National Forest Leavenworth; 800-548-8884 campfirencw.org campzanikalache@gmail.com

The Center for Wooden Boats....29 Sailing and woodworking programs for youth Seattle; 206-382-2628 cwb.org; youth@cwb.org

Children’s Museum of Skagit County...............................................13 Hands-on exhibits and play, preschool, camps, parties Burlington; 360-757-8888 skagitchildrensmuseum.net

Children’s Museum of Tacoma.............................................31

Imaginative playscapes, parties, preschool, camps, more Tacoma; 253-627-6031 playtacoma.org

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Family-friendly shopping, dining, play, events Bellevue; 425-644-1111 crossroadsbellevue.com

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Destination Science .............31 Fun science day camps for curious kids; ages 5–11 Multiple King County locations 888-909-2822 destinationscience.org DigiPen’s ProjectFUN Summer Workshops......................................41

Art, music, games and STEM programs; grades K–12 Redmond and online; 425-629-5007 projectfun.digipen.edu projectfun@digipen.ed

Eastside Catholic School............34 Faith-based, co-ed learning; grades 6–12 Sammamish; 425-295-3000 eastsidecatholic.org info@eastsidecatholic.org Eastside Dream Elite...................18 Recreational cheer, dance and tumbling; ages 5–18 Greater Eastside; 425-246-9636 eastsidedreamelite.com anne@eastsidedreamelite.com Eaton Arrowsmith School.........38 Summer cognitive improvement program; ages 10–adult Redmond eatonarrowsmith.com admissions@eatonarrowsmith.com

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Everett AquaSox...........................31 Affordable family entertainment; fireworks Saturdays Everett; 425-258-3673 aquasox.com; info@aquasox.com

Everett Community College Summer Youth Programs..........30

Photography, golf, budgeting, boating, STEM, RC cars Everett; 425-267-0150 everettcc.edu; learn@everettcc.edu

The Evergreen School - Summer Program............................................37

Gage Academy of Art..................20 Summer art workshops for kids and teens; ages 6–18 Seattle; 206-323-4243 gageacademy.org/youth info@gageacademy.org Girl Scouts of Western Washington .............................11

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Girls Rock Math.............................19 Fun, creative math camps for girls King County; 206-408-8708 girlsrockmathematics.com camp@girlsrockmathematics.com

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Gotta Dance....................................38 Dance instruction in ballet, hip hop, jazz, more Redmond; 425-861-5454 gottadance.com

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Frog Prints e!................................ 13 Combined underwater robotics and sail camp for girls Seattle; 415-448-6091 frogprintse.org; info@frogprintse.org

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Overnight and day camps for girls in grades 1–12 Seattle; 800-541-9852 girlscoutsww.org customercare@girlscoutsww.org

Academics, theater, arts, sports, preschool; ages 3–14 Shoreline; 206-364-2650 evergreenschool.org summerprogram@evergreenschool.org

Tank summer camps; ages 11–14 Everett; 206-342-4242 flyingheritage.org michelled@flyingheritage.org

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GreenStage Youth Summer Camps................................................14 Shakespeare summer theater camps; ages 5–18 Seattle; 206-748-1551 greenstage.org greenstage@greenstage.org

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Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve..........37 Interactive exhibits showcasing the Tulalip Tribes Tulalip; 360-716-2600 hibulbculturalcenter.org

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iD Tech Camps and Academies..... 6 Code apps, create video games, build robots; ages 7–19 Multiple Puget Sound-area locations; 888-709-8324 idtech.com; info@idtech.com

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Illumination Learning Studio..16 Music lessons, camps, preschool, after-school classes 4 Seattle locations; 206-466-1931 ilskids.com

Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool...................................... 36 Year-round and school-year options available Bellevue; 425-559-2571 jrmpreschool.org; solomon@tdhs-nw.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle...............................................13

Scholarships for Jewish camp Seattle; 206-443-5400 jewishinseattle.org/camp info@jewishinseattle.org

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KEYTIME, Inc. ......................22, 35 Innovative and effective touch-typing instruction Seattle; 206-522-TYPE keytime.com Kids’ Carpentry Seattle..............20 Woodworking camps and classes; ages 6–13 Multiple Seattle-area locations kidscarpentryseattle.com

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Kids Co. ......................................14 Full-day summer camps 10 Seattle-area locations; 206-781-8062 kidscompany.org KidsQuest Children’s Museum....39 Art, science and engineering camps; age 3–grade 3 Bellevue; 425-637-8100 kidsquestmuseum.org; info@ kidsquestmuseum.org

Lake Union Crew...........................18 Beginning rowing camps, full or halfday; ages 12 and up Seattle; 206-860-4199 lakeunioncrew.com info@lakeunioncrew.com

Lehman Learning Solutions....... 8

Attention, executive function, processing and memory Seattle; 206-526-8560 lehmanlearning.com cindy@lehmanlearning.com

Living Montessori Education Community.....................................39

Preschool, elementary and enrichment; infants–elementary Bellevue; 425-373-5437 livingmontessori.com info@livingmontessori.com

Living Wisdom Yoga Day Camp..................................................34 Nature, yoga, crafts, swimming, music, fun Lynnwood; 425-772-9862 livingwisdomschoolwa.org

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation.......................................43 Day camps, art, tech, cooking, Lego, sports Mercer Island; 206-275-7609 playonmercer.com

Morningside Academy...............22 Academic summer program; ages 6–16 Seattle; 206-709-9500 morningsideacademy.org info@morningsideacademy.org

Music Works Northwest...........30

Camps for voice, piano, rock, jazz, special needs, more Bellevue; 425-644-0988 musicworksnw.org registration@musicworksnw.org

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North Cascades Institute..........14 Family getaways on Diablo Lake, learning and adventure North Cascades National Park 360-854-2599 ncascades.org/parentmap info@ncascades.org Northwest Girlchoir....................37 Summer Sing day camp for grades 2–7; choirs year-round Seattle; 206-527-2900 northwestgirlchoir.org info@northwestgirlchoir.org

The Northwest School International Summer Camp................................................12 For youth ages 10–16 from Seattle and around the world Seattle; 206-816-6070 northwestschool.org/summercamp nwssummer@northwestschool.org

NOVA Middle School....................30 Challenging curriculum for highly capable learners Olympia; 360-491-7097 novaschool.org admissions@novaschool.org

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Open Window School ...........25 A summer of fun and learning; grades K–7 Bellevue; 425-214-0523 openwindowschool.org summer@ows.org Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center................................................43

Fun, hands-on farm and nature day camps; ages 4–13 Carnation; 425-788-1134 oxbow.org; education@oxbow.org

Pacific Northwest Ballet School................................................5 Recreational and pre-professional dance training Seattle, Bellevue; 206-441-2435, 425-451-1241 pnb.org/pnbschool pnbschool@pnb.org

Pacific Science Center................25 Camps for curious minds 8 Puget Sound locations; 206-443-2925 pacsci.org; edprograms@pacsci.org

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Play-Well TEKnologies................35 Lego-inspired STEM summer camps; ages 5–12 Multiple Puget Sound-area locations play-well.org

Paint Away!.....................................38 Ceramic painting and glass fusing studio, art camp Redmond; 425-861-8388 paintawaynow.com info@paintawaynow.com

PRO Club Early Learning ......47 Preschool and pre-K for ages 2½–6 Bellevue; 425-861-6247 proclub.com; hkonrad@proclub.com

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Pottery painting, art studio, parties, camps, more Seattle; 527-8554 ceramics-painting.com paintthetown.info@gmail.com

Pedalheads........................................ 40 Learn-to-ride bike camps; ages 3–12 Multiple Seattle-area locations 888-886-6464 pedalheads.com; info@pedalheads.com Phoenix Farm Hunters and Jumpers............................................38 Horsemanship day camps for ages 5 and up Woodinville; 206-229-2711 phoenixfarm.com phoenix_farm@hotmail.com

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Discover the world of information and imagination 20 branch locations; 253-548-3300 piercecountylibrary.org

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Pump It Up.......................................24 Birthday parties, open jumps, summer camps and more Kirkland, Lynnwood; 425-820-2297, 425-774-2297 pumpitupparty.com/kirkland-wa pumpitupparty.com/lynnwood-wa

Rain City Fencing Center...........26 Half- and full-day fencing programs, equipment provided Bellevue; 425-747-6300 camps.raincityfencing.com info@raincityfencing.com Rain City Rock Camp for Girls....32 Instrument, songwriting and performance; ages 8–17 Seattle; 206-437-2365 raincityrockcamp.org info@raincityrockcamp.org

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26 Horse riding camps, grooming, care; ages 6–12 Sammamish; 425-392-0111 redgatefarmdaycamp.com redgatecamp@earthlink.net

Safe N Sound Swimming............48 1-on-1 swim lessons, outdoor and water adventure camps Seattle; 206-285-9279 snsswim.com

Red Ochre Art Studio..................34

Lakeside fun at day, overnight and high school camps Bellevue; 425-746-9110 sambica.com sambica@sambica.com

Red Gate Farm Day Camp

Summer art camp, art classes for children and adults Seattle; 206-498-9089 redochreartstudio.com redochreartstudio@gmail.com

The Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts...................................23

Theater, voice, dance classes and camps for youth Redmond; 425-881-2773 redmondacademy.org rataoffice@gmail.com

Redmond Parks and Recreation ................................44

Y Equestrian, sports, arts, outdoor, STEM, teens Redmond; 425-556-2300 redmond.gov

Remlinger Farms...........................26 Family fun park, birthdays, café, market, U-pick Carnation; 425-333-4135 remlingerfarms.com info@remlingerfarms.com

Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio................................................32 Art classes, preschool, camps, giftmaking and parties Seattle; 206-522-1187 roaringmouse.org

Russian School of Mathematics ...........................22

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After-school math enrichment; grades K–12 Bellevue; 425-518-6114 russianschool.com bellevue@russianschool.com

Ryther’s Aspiring Youth Program............................................20 Summer camps, social skills groups, coaching Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Bothell aspiringyouth.net info@aspiringyouth.net

SAMBICA...........................................23

Samena Swim and Recreation Club .............................................28

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Preschool, before/after care, swim lessons, camps, more Bellevue; 425-746-1160 samena.com

Sammamish Montessori School................................................26 Art, sports, science, more; ages 3–8 Redmond; 425-883-3271 sammamishmontessori.com info@sammamishmontessori.com

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) ................ 7

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Circus classes for ages 2 and up, camps for ages 6–16 Seattle; 206-652-4433 sancaseattle.org office@sancaseattle.org

Seabury School..............................17 Adventure-packed camps to challenge kids; grades K–8 Tacoma; 253-952-3111 seabury.org; office@seabury.org

Seattle Art Museum....................29 Exhibitions, programs for kids ages 1–18, camps, more Seattle; 206-654-3100 visitsam.org

Seattle Audubon Society Summer nature camps for pre-K–grade 9 Seattle; 206-523-4483 seattleaudubon.org

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Seattle Girls Choir Summer Music Day Camp ....................19

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Choir and music day camps for girls and boys Seattle; 206-526-1900 seattlegirlschoir.org info@seattlegirlschoir.org

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directory continued from page 44 Seattle Mariners Ballpark Tours and Birthdays.................................19 Go “behind the seams” at T-Mobile Park Seattle; 206-346-4241 mariners.com/tours

Seattle Yacht Club........................34 Sailing school day camps; ages 7–18 Seattle; 206-926-1009 seattleyachtclub.org catiep@seattleyachtclub.org

Shoreline Community College..............................................24

7 co-op preschools with parenting education Shoreline; 206-546-4593 shoreline.edu/parenting-education

SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) Education

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Youth filmmaking workshops and camps Seattle-area locations; 206-464-5830 siff.net/youth; education@siff.net

Sounders FC Youth Camps........20

Soccer camps for all ages and abilities 25 Puget Sound-area locations soundersfc.com/camps

Soundview School........................24

Independent, private school serving preschool–grade 8 Lynnwood; 425-778-8572; soundview.org

Spectrum Dance Theater..........24 Youth instruction in ballet, jazz, tap and more Seattle; 206-325-4161 spectrumdance.org

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Sponge – Language for Kids.....35 Instruction in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and more; ages 0–10 Multiple Puget Sound locations 206-227-7138 spongeschool.com info@spongeschool.com Spruce Street School Summer Camp..................................................25 Eight one-week summer camp sessions for ages 5–10 Seattle; 206-621-9211 sprucestreetschool.org info@sprucestreetschool.org

Stone Soup Theatre SummerStage.................................37 Outdoor youth drama camps with weekly performances 2 Seattle locations; 206-388-9212 stonesouptheatre.org education@stonesouptheatre.org

Stroum Jewish Community Center J Camp................................28

Sports, swimming, drama, art, science and tech day camps Mercer Island, Seattle; 206-232-7115 sjcc.org

The Studio........................................29 Fine art classes, camps, birthday parties 2 Bellevue locations; 425-643-2058 bellevuestudio.com crossroads@bellevuestudio.com

Studio East — Training for the Performing Arts............................31

Theater classes, camps and productions; ages 4–19 Kirkland; 425-820-1800 studio-east.org; info@studio-east.org

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Summer Fun!..................................37 Performing and visual arts day camp; ages 7–12 Seattle; 206-499-5787 summerfunseattle.org

Sunshine Music Together LLC...38 Early-childhood music classes; ages 0–5 5 Puget Sound locations; 206-281-1111 sunshinemusictogether.com Tacoma Nature Center...............17 Nature programs and day camps Tacoma; 253-404-3930 tacomanaturecenter.org Terra-Forma Education..............32

Nature exploration, adventure challenge, science, myth Seattle; 206-361-2133 terra-forma.us; caveman@terra-forma.us

Thrive Summer Programs at Cascade Christian Schools........30

AGES 21/2 - 6

Wilderness Awareness School ............................................ 5

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Fun nature explorations and adventures; ages 4–18 Multiple King County locations 425-788-1301 wildernessawareness.org wasnet@wildernessawareness.org

Y................. 7 Connecting kids to animals and Woodland Park Zoo

World Dance With Marissa.......22

Day camps, sports camps, STEM camps and more 3 South Sound locations cascadechristian.org

Y...............45 Reform Jewish summer camps and

YMCA of Greater Seattle............. 8

programs; grades 2–12 Arlington; 425-284-4484 campkalsman.org; campkalsman@urj.org

UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars.............................................. 7 Acceleration and enrichment for highly capable students Seattle; 206-543-4160 robinsoncenter.uw.edu; rcys@uw.edu

Vertical World Climbing Gyms..30 Rock climbing camps and programs; ages 3–17 Seattle, Redmond; 206-283-4497 425-881-8826 verticalworld.com Washington Preparatory School.. 23 Private independent school, college prep, IB candidates Bothell; 425-892-8669 waprep.org; info@waprep.org Wedgwood Drama Studio.........32 Theater camps and classes; age 3–grade 5 Seattle; 206-384-1446 wedgwooddrama.com christicruz@wedgwooddrama.com

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nature; ages 3–14 Seattle; 206-548-2424 zoo.org/camps; camps@zoo.org

Global cultures dance and performance summer camps Seattle worlddancewithmarissa.com marissadancing@gmail.com

URJ Camp Kalsman

Learning Academy

Day and overnight camps, youth expeditions for all ages King and South Snohomish counties ykids.org

Low Ratios & Small Classes Hands-on Learning Integrated Technology Nutrition & Active Lifestyle Education OPEN TO EVERYONE. NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties...........................................26

Camp Seymour, child care, youth and family programs Multiple locations; 253-534-7800 ymcapkc.org/summer

YMCA of Snohomish County....42 Day and overnight camps for all ages and interests Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Stanwood-Camano ymca-snoco.org/camp

Young Gates

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Live, online programming and coding camps for kids Online; 650-229-4307 younggates.com gaurika@younggates.com

Youth Theatre Northwest........30 Drama camps and shows; ages 3–18 Mercer Island; 206-232-4145 youththeatre.org info@youththeatre.org n

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