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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

Cute young girl holding a brown hen

Camps for critter-loving kiddos 

Check out one of these fun camp options for your critter-loving kiddo! Baa, hee-haw, moo!

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)

The Woodland Zoo’s website notes that the zoo will present a lineup of camps similar to those it offered last summer, but campers should expect some operational changes, such as podded groups, masking requirements and an emphasis on outdoor activities. Camps will be divided into three age groups: 4–6, 6–9 and 9–13. Camps for the youngest campers are half-day, and the other two age groups will participate in full-day slates of activities. Participants will engage in STEAM activities, learning about animals and conservation through games, crafts and other activities.

Dates: Camps start June 20 and run for 10 consecutive weeks

Ages: 4–13

Cost: $450/week

Red Gate Farm Day Camp (Sammamish)

Located on the Sammamish Plateau, Red Gate Farm is a special place where campers build self-confidence by learning to ride and developing a friendship with their camp horse.

Dates: June 20–Aug. 12

Ages: 6–12

Cost: $720/week

Wildwood Ranch (Fall City)

At the ranch, campers experience life on a hobby farm and revel in nature. Participants will rotate through six daily activities: homestead snacks, small-animal time, gardening, horseback riding, crafts and games.

Dates: June 20–Aug. 26

Ages: 5–13

Cost: $525

Camp Sealth (Vashon Island)

Camp Sealth’s 350-acre property on Vashon Island beckons with miles and miles of trails and beachfront access. Many horseback-riding overnight camps are being offered this year.

Dates: July 6–Aug. 27

Grades: 1–11

Cost: Camp Fire offers a three-tiered cost structure. Lowest prices range from $630 to $1,870; highest (reflecting true camp cost) range from $830 to $2,070.

Arboretum Summer Camp at Washington Park (Seattle)

Kids learn about nature and conservation while having fun at these one- and two-week day camps. Campers participate in STEM activities that introduce them to our regional flora and fauna, learn about wild edibles and build shelters in the wild. Volunteer participants ages 15–18 learn leadership skills that satisfy service requirements.

Dates: June 21–Aug. 26

Ages: 6–18

Cost: $325–$650 (the Junior Naturalist volunteer program is free)

Sunset Lake (Wilkeson)

Each camp session includes a horsemanship option.

Dates: June 26–Aug. 13

Ages: 8–17

Cost: $475–$575

Seattle Humane

Seattle Humane will offer spring break and summer camps in 2022 where kids learn about care and compassion for animals. Details will be made available on the website sometime in March, and registration will open on Saturday, April 2. Information about other upcoming events for families, programs for scouts, community service opportunities and Humane Teen Club are also listed here

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