Score! Kickin’ camps for sports fans
Read on for a list of sporty camps that will rock your kid’s summer!
Seattle Derby Brats (Seattle)
Seattle Derby Brats offers New Skater Camps for girls (and gender-expansive individuals) interested in the exciting, no-holds-barred world of roller derby. Camps convene on Saturdays throughout the summer, and participants who are interested are welcome to try out for a spot on a league team on Aug. 21. See the website for information on required gear and scholarship information.
Dates/times: July 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14. Tootsy Rollers, 9 a.m.–noon; Junior Mints, 1–4 p.m.
Ages: 7- to 10-year-olds attend the Tootsy Rollers camp; 11- to 17-year-olds attend Junior Mints
Salle Auriol Fencing (Seattle)
In half-day and daylong summer sessions, campers learn footwork, bladework and fencing tactics in a fun and safe environment. Each of the three types of Olympic fencing — épée, foil and saber — is the focus during one week at camp. All gear is provided to students in the beginner sessions.
Dates: June 20–Aug. 26
Skyhawks (various locations)
Skyhawks offers day camps for many sports, including tennis, basketball, flag football, disc golf, soccer, baseball, dodgeball, kickball, lacrosse, golf, cheerleading and more. Skyhawks also offers a multisport camp where kiddos can try three sports in one week to see what they like best.
Cost: Varies by program
NxtGen Baseball Camp (Bellevue, Edmonds, Seattle)
NxtGen Baseball Camp with MLB analyst and former Seattle Mariners pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith is back this summer. If your kiddo is serious about baseball, these camps provide elite mentorship and training from coaches with Major League experience who help young athletes learn to be competitive in the game while having a ton of fun. Half- and full-day options are available.
Dates: July 18–22 in Bellevue; July 25–29 in Edmonds; Aug. 1–5 in Seattle
High Trek Adventures (Everett)
Youth day camp activities may include a high ropes course, zip lines, laser tag, mini-golf, archery and other adventures. Campers will learn to work as a team, and develop communication and problem-solving skills. New this year: day camps for teens! Campers will participate in all of the same activities as youth campers but with additional fun (e.g., axe throwing).
Dates: June 20–Aug. 8
Ages: Youth camps for ages 7–11; teen camps for ages 12–15
Cost: One-day camps, $100–$130; three-day camps, $250–$300
Edgeworks (Bellevue, Seattle, Tacoma)
Edgeworks offers camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers. Whether you’re looking for a camp to introduce your children to the sport of rock climbing or your climber is looking to push their skills to the next level, this is a great place to try.
Dates: June 20–Sept. 2
SBP’s weeklong summer youth camps run 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Monday–Thursday. Registration opens March 1.
Dates and cost: TBA
Nike Sports Camps (multiple Seattle-area locations)
Camp shoppers can choose from an almost mind-numbing number of camps and clinics spanning a wide range of sports. Nike’s programs are open to players of all genders and abilities, and all are led by experienced staff. Use the site search to find a camp near you.
Cost: Varies by program
Arena Sports (Magnuson Park, SoDo, Issaquah, Redmond, Mill Creek)
Summer camp at Arena Sports is wildly fun, safe and convenient. Coaches lead engaging activities that keep campers entertained all day long. Flexible camp options let you choose from half days, full days, full or partial weeks, or even a single day of camp. Walk-ins are welcome!
Dates: Various, June–August
Cost: $41 (half day), $65 (full day)
International Soccer Camps (various locations)
Kids as young as 3 can try out soccer in the one-hour Tiny Tykes camp, and kids ages 6–14 can sign up for a full- or half-day camp. Camps feature complete technical player development and offer instruction on practices from around the world as part of the international camp curriculum. The tuition price includes access to a virtual training experience, Challenger Virtual, to keep kids moving year-round.
Dates: June 27–Aug. 12
NBC Basketball Camps (Auburn)
These NBC camps offer extended day and overnight camps for kids who go bonkers for basketball. Campers put in 6–10 hours per day of skills work, leadership training, and tournament and game play. Personal feedback from the coaches and a leadership book are included.
Dates: June 27–July 28
Cost: Overnight camps, $525–$650; extended day camps, $450–$550