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Exciting Camps and Activities for Summer 2022

Your guide to the Seattle area’s coolest programs and options for every special kid

Published on: February 14, 2022

Exciting Camps and Activities for Summer 2022

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Camps for creative kids

In summer 2022, options for your young artiste to learn a new creative art or develop an existing talent abound around the sound. Here is a dozen to tempt you.

Broadway Bound (Seattle)

Broadway Bound will be offering 12 weeks of in-person musical theater camps this summer. Campers will work together to learn acting, singing and dancing, and then put on a performance at the end of the week.

Dates: June 13–Sept. 2

Ages: 5–14

Cost: $400/week

Stone Soup Theatre (Seattle)

Stone Soup will hold its SummerStage day camps outside at two parks: Meridian Playfield in North Seattle and Jefferson Park in South Seattle. Camps run 9 a.m.–3 p.m., with early-arrival care and aftercare available. Kids can choose from “Hamilton,” “Pokémon” and lots of other options and act their hearts out.

Dates: June 13–Aug. 22

Ages: 6–14

Cost: $395

School of Rock (multiple locations)

Join a band this summer! At School of Rock, kids can spend a week learning and making music at fun day camps. No experience is needed for some camps, such as Rookies Camp, though some require prior experience. Most camps conclude with a live performance.

Dates: June 20–Aug. 26

Ages: 5–17

Cost: $495

Illumination Learning Studio (two Seattle locations)

Day camps will be offered weekly in 2022, with each session having a different theme. Camp includes field trips, engaging lessons, outdoor playtime and weekly visits to splash in the water, either in the ocean or at a spray park.

Dates: TBA

Grades: K–5

Cost: TBA

Gage Academy of Art (Seattle, online) 

Gage Academy’s full-day in-person camps and half-day online camps offer practical art instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting and digital design. The curriculum encourages students to explore new materials and techniques, develop problem-solving skill and celebrate self-expression.

Dates: June 27–Aug. 26

Ages: 6–18

Cost: Varies by program; before-/after-care provided for an additional fee

Youth Theatre Northwest (Mercer Island)

Campers will learn about acting, singing, movement, choreography and even scene analysis during these half-day, weeklong camps. Choose from different themes, including Disney, animals and “The Greatest Showman.”

Dates: June 20–Aug. 26

Grades: Pre-K–12

Cost: $155–$595

Arts Aloft (Seattle)

Arts Aloft camps run Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., and a different theme is featured each week. Choose from “Harry Potter,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Star Wars” and others. A variety of art mediums will be explored in the camps.

Dates: June 20–Sept. 1

Grades: K–12

Cost: $355 (sibling discount available)

Dace’s Rock ’n’ More Music Academy (Maple Valley)

Dace’s is partnering with Synapse Circus Center to offer a one-of-a-kind weeklong Music + Circus Summer Camp. Participants will spend half of each camp day learning tumbling and other circus arts at Synapse Circus in Auburn, and the second half is spent learning to play musical instruments at the music academy.

Dates: Aug. 16–20

Ages: 8–12

Cost: $375 (tuition assistance available)

Annie Wright Schools (Tacoma)

Annie Wright Schools will be offering a variety of half- and full-day camps in art and athletics this summer. Kids from any school are welcome.

Dates: June 27–Aug. 19

Grades: 1–6; select athletic camps for grades 5–8

Cost: half-day camps, $130–$155; full-day camps, $260–$310

Paint Away! (Redmond)

These full-day, weeklong camps are perfect for artistic kiddos. Campers will try their hand at fusing glass, painting on canvas, painting pottery and more.

Dates: June 5–Aug. 26

Ages: 6–14

Cost: $320–$380

Museo Art Academy (Issaquah)

These half-day camps run Monday–Thursday, and each week features a different art medium. Campers can paint, draw, sculpt, throw pottery or create mixed-media art. On Fridays, there is a one-session pottery camp option.

Dates: June 20–Sept. 1

Ages: 5–12

Cost: weekly camps, $249; Friday pottery camp, $159; early-arrival/extended-stay care available for an extra fee

Music Works (Bellevue)

Campers will laugh, learn and be engaged with music at these half- and full-day camps for small groups, led by professional music instructors. Both virtual and in-person options are available.

Dates: June 27–Aug. 26

Ages: 4–18

Cost: $200–$450

Summer String Academy Orchestra Camp (Ellensburg)

This weeklong overnight orchestra camp connects middle school students with professional musicians. Kids will participate in small ensembles, orchestra, music theory lessons and fiddling sessions, as well as enjoy traditional camp activities.

Dates: July 24–29

Grades: 6–9

Cost: $660 (financial aid available)

Amplify (Bellevue)

Beyond the Stage Youth, Bellevue Youth Theatre, and the City of Bellevue Parks and Recreation have teamed up to offer a free summer camp for teens. Participants will work together three days a week from 5:30–7:30 p.m. to create a student-devised show. The camp will conclude with a three-night live performance of the show in an outdoor amphitheater. No experience is necessary, and you can register today through the City of Bellevue

Dates: June 27–August 26

Ages: 13–19

Cost: Free

Pratt Fine Arts Center Teen and Youth Summer Camps (Seattle)

If your budding artist is looking to learn some new techniques and tools, check out the 5 weeks of art camp offered at Pratt. With topics including Adventure Drawing, Sculpture, and Teen Welding and Blacksmithing there is sure to be something for everyone! Check out the website for more information about classes, camps and Pratt's Tuition Assistance Program

Dates: June 27–August 5

Ages: Youth Summer Art Camps, ages 5–12; Teen Summer Art Camps, ages 13–17

Cost: Vary by class, range from $200–$500


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