Upcoming Camps & Classes
Spring Art Classes For KidsDate: 05/02/2013 - 06/06/2013
Time: Thursdays 4-5 p.m.
Location: Fremont Abbey Arts Center, Seattle | Map It
Ages: Ages 7-13 Cost: $120
Event Info: (206) 853-3815 | Web site | email
Participants will learn art fundamentals through fun, exploratory projects. Along with helping to express creative individuality, they will also learn skills that they can apply to all facets of learning!
Little Jewel Children and Youth Meditation ClassDate: 05/05/2013 - 09/30/2013
Time: Every other Saturday 1:50-3 p.m.
Location: 7930 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98118 | Map It
Ages: Ages 5-15 Cost: Free
Event Info: 206-721-9921 | Web site | email
Sitting Meditation, walking Meditation and story-telling. Classes are instructed by the Abbess, Venerable Master Jian Yan. It is a great and rare chance for children to learn to be concentrated, respectful, kind, harmonious and truthful!
Prenatal YogaDate: 05/05/2013 - 06/02/2013
Time: Sundays 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Location: Seattle Yoga Arts, Seattle | Map It
Ages: Expectant and new mothers Cost: $16/class (packages available)
Event Info: 206-440-3191 | Web site | email
Cultivate a sense of ease, strength and grace with which to meet the challenges of pregnancy, labor, and new motherhood. Appropriate for all stages of pregnancy; postpartum mothers and pre-crawling babies also welcome.
Strengthening Relationships: Foundations in Non-Violent CommunicationDate: 05/10/2013 - 06/28/2013
Time: Fridays 7-9 p.m.
Location: 187 Parfitt St., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 | Map It
Ages: Adults Cost: $210/individual, $350/couple for 8-week series
Event Info: 360-779-7909 | Web site | email
Have you ever wished for more peace, more ease, more connection, and more joy in your life and relationships? Especially within your family? Do you want to be able to understand what's important to you, to express yourself clearly and honestly, to listen and understand others, and to feel more connection? To have stronger relationships? With your partner, your children, your parents or your friends? When you learn Nonviolent Communication – also known as Compassionate Communication – you will connect more deeply and more easily with others. In this eight-session course, you’ll gain the skill, experience, and encouragement you need to strengthen your relationships - whether it's your relationship with your children, your partner, your friend, your colleague, or your boss. Facilitator Marcia Christen is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication with over 20 years experience. She is passionate about helping people awaken their naturally compassionate selves! And for helping others communicate in ways that work in the "real world". As a parent educator and the mother of three children, all now teenagers, she brings a depth of understanding to help families learn ways to maintain trust, honesty and love within their relationships.
Childbirth Preparation - 6 Week SeriesDate: 05/21/2013 - 06/25/2013
Time: Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m.
Location: Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds, Edmonds | Map It
Ages: Expectant parents Cost: $210
Event Info: 206-215-3338 | Web site
While no one can tell you what your birth experience will be like, this class can help you feel prepared, confident and ready for the birth of your baby. This 6-week, 15-hour class is the most in-depth of our childbirth preparation classes. It covers the labor process, labor coping skills, pain medication, interventions of pregnancy and labor, cesarean birth, postpartum adjustment and more. This class also includes a Newborn Care class and a Breastfeeding class. A New Baby Reunion will be organized by your instructor at the end of the class. Plan to finish this class about 4-6 weeks prior to your due date. Taking our Coping With Confidence class after this class ends and before your due date will give you additional practice and review time with labor coping skills. The cost of this class covers two people taking the class together. Pre-registration is required.
Rock Band Summer Camps at Off the Wall School of MusicDate: 06/03/2013 - 08/23/2013
Time: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: 4509 Midvale Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103 | Map It
Ages: Ages 6-17 Cost: $349/week (discounts available for multiple weeks)
Event Info: 206-407-9610 | Web site | email
Give your kids the chance to rock out for 5 days straight this summer and witness how, out of the chaos and cacophony, a group of unassuming kids is transformed into a rock star army, ready to save the world one show at a time! ...there will also be candy. Each camp has a student-to-staff ratio of no more than 5-to-1. This is one of the best values in Seattle for youth camps! Each week of camp concludes with a final performance for friends, family, and fans on Friday at 1:30 pm. Students will be grouped with other kids of the same age and abilities. Students should bring lunch and a snack for each day. Treats will be provided on Friday. Full tuition is $349. Special deal for returning rockers! If you or a sibling has already taken Rock Band with us this year, you can save $150 and take Rock Band Camp again for only $200.
Roots and Shoots Camp with Magnuson Nature ProgramsDate: 06/10/2013 - 06/12/2013
Time: Monday-Wednesday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Magnuson Community Center, Seattle | Map It
Ages: Ages 4-5 Cost: $97
Event Info: 206-684-7026 | Web site
Join us for another year of fun-filled outdoor adventure at Magnuson Park! Roots and Shoots Camp is filled with hands-on nature exploration, songs, games, and nature crafts. It's designed to encourage curiosity and bonding with the natural world, and to develop big motor skills as well as dexterity. Camp fee includes an official Jr. Nature Explorers bandana - sign up for one or several! Bring a nutritious lunch and a water bottle.
Thrive Art School Summer Art CampsDate: 06/10/2013 - 08/29/2013
Time: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Location: 6329 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98115 | Map It
Ages: Ages 5-12 Cost: $195/session
Event Info: 206-522-1659 | Web site | email
Our summer art camps are for 5-1/2 - 8 year-olds, or 9-12 year-olds. Please see website under summer camps for details. Each week there are different camps themes at both of our Madison and Ravenna locations.
Zeno Summer Math Camps (Bellevue)Date: 06/15/2013 - 08/16/2013
Time: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
Location: 13131 N.E. 20th St., Bellevue, WA 98005 | Map It
Ages: Grades 1-5 Cost: $150/session
Event Info: 206-325-0774 | Web site | email
Zeno, a non-profit organization, is offering its math camp adventures this summer that are super fun and help to combat that dreaded summer learning loss. Campers will use architecture to design and build their own city; build geometric Pirate Hats and learning to read treasure maps; play Blink while Measuring Monkeys with their Supermind; and learn money systems to barter like the Romans, Grecians, and Mayans. Learn more about our camp sessions and locations at our website.
Ekone Ranch Intermediate Horse CampDate: 06/16/2013 - 06/22/2013
Location: 401 Ekone Rd, Goldendale, WA 98620 | Map It
Ages: Ages 10-18 Cost: $860 (scholarships available)
Event Info: 509-773-6800 | Web site | email
Ekone Ranch offers a one-of-a-kind camp program on 1060 acres of canyonlands, forests and meadows near the Columbia Gorge. Our residential, co-ed camp program features small groups of no more than 20 children per session and a 6:1 camper/staff ratio or better. Horse camp sessions emphasize the special relationship between children and horses. Campers spend many hours each day with our wonderful horses, grooming, learning groundwork, practicing in the arena, and going on long trail rides through spectacular country. We ride bareback and western. When not with the horses, campers are engaged in a variety of art projects, nature explorations, swimming, ranch activities and chores. Our garden-fresh, from-scratch food is a highlight of the camp experience (many a camper has learned to love their vegetables in the Yummy Tummy Cafe). Campers sleep in our A-frame longhouse, in tipis, under the stars, or in the hay barn where we listen to the horses breathe all night long. Due to our small session size, we are happy to accommodate some children with special needs or dietary considerations--please contact us for more information. Please visit our website at www.ekone.org or call 509-773-4536 for more information.
This session is designed specifically for campers who already have some riding experience, with at least fifteen hours of independent, self-controlled riding under their belt (lessons or other experience), or one prior Ekone Summer Camp session. Intermediate session campers are aged 10-18, with a maximum group size of 24 and a minimum staff:camper ratio of 1:5. This is a co-ed session.
Big Sister Yoga Project: Yoga CampDate: 06/17/2013 - 06/21/2013
Time: Monday-Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: 4131 Woodland Park Ave. N. , Seattle, WA 98103 | Map It
Ages: Ages 8-11 Cost: $200
Event Info: 206-890-9996 | Web site | email
In this inspiring program youth will learn: Yoga poses that increase physical strength and self confidence, breathing/meditation methods to help calm your body and mind, nutritional knowledge of how food affects mood, energy and vitality, methods for easy relaxation and stress management, the power of laughter and positive thinking, how to build strong, healthy relationships and creative expression through art and journaling. Join us.
Blue Plate Seattle Cooking CampDate: 06/17/2013 - 06/21/2013
Time: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: 7347 35th Ave. N.E. Suite E, Seattle, WA 98115 | Map It
Ages: Ages 8-12 Cost: $450
Event Info: 206-525-2511 | Web site | email
Why did the Chicken go to Camp? Each camper will have a whole chicken to de-bone. This chicken will be used to create a family meal that will be sent home at the end of the week. We will use every part of the chicken, making chicken sausage, wings for lunch, chicken breast parmesan for the take-home dinner. The meal taken home on Friday will include: Chicken sausage bruschetta, local organic salad, Pappardelle pasta with tomato sauce, Chicken Parmesan, and fresh mini fruit pies.
Blue Ribbon Cooking Classic Culinary CampDate: 06/17/2013 - 06/20/2013
Time: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Blue Ribbon Cooking & Culinary Center, Seattle | Map It
Ages: Ages 7-13 Cost: $400 + 250 Supply Fee (multi-week, sibling discount)
Event Info: 206-328-2442 | Web site | email
This camp encompasses favorites that are typically inexpensive, uncomplicated, and easy to prepare. In addition to a brief sojourn into ethnic foods, this camp will focus on practical meals and homemade favorites. These dishes are particularly good for young people when they need to keep costs down. Your young chef will rub elbows with many professional chefs all week long becoming competent and proficient in the kitchen by actually practicing hands-on culinary skills with them for five hours a day! Supply fee includes personalized chef's jacket , professional-quality chef's knife, Blue Ribbon electronic cookbook, diploma, daily lunch, and a student's ticket for Thursday Night's Graduation Dinner. This is our Junior Camp for ages 7-13.
Camp Explorations at Chestnut Hill AcademyDate: 06/17/2013 - 08/30/2013
Time: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (extended care available)
Location: 13633 SE 26th St., Bellevue, WA 98005 | Map It
Ages: Ages 5-12 Cost: $325/week + one-time $50 registration fee
Event Info: 425-372-2800 | Web site | email
Camp Explorations is an 11-week day camp program for children ages 5-12. Campers are divided into groups based on their grade levels in school. Themes change each week to ensure every child finds something of interest. Special visitors and field trips are offered nearly every week. Please join us for an engaging summer of creativity, friendship, fun, and exploration.
Dupont Kids Summer Health & Fitness CampsDate: 06/17/2013 - 08/23/2013
Time: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: 1700 Palisade Blvd., DuPont, WA 98327 | Map It
Ages: Ages 5-11 Cost: $170-$190/week full-time, $70-$140/week part-time
Event Info: 253-283-4766 | Web site | email
Dupont Kids Fitness' weekly summer camps offer non-competitive sports and nutrition education for campers. Our coaching staff are required to be certificated teachers and they provide high quality lessons throughout the week. Campers will have the opportunity to particiate in bike hikes, parks tours, library visits, nutritious cooking class, and many more fun and exciting health and fitness related activities throughout the summer.