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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

Kids on the climbing structure at KidsQuest Children's Museum
Courtesy KidsQuest Children’s Museum

STEM and learning camps

Not only are STEM camps a perfect way to disguise summer learning as 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 — not too shabby for a summer camp. Some camps even build up STEAM for kids by including art classes!

DigiPen Academy (Redmond, online)

DigiPen Academy offers a wide range of summer programs on-site and online for 2022. Themes include robotics, art, animation, ceramics, video game development, sound design, programming, manga, drawing and more.

Dates: June 27–Aug. 12

Ages: 5–18

Cost: $829–$2,999 (check the website for early-bird pricing)

Young Engineers (Seattle)

Each five-day day camp offers a different STEM (or STEAM) theme. Choose from Candyland Camp, Lego Architecture, Mad Science Camp or Famous Scientists Camp. Instruction hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with optional extended care.

Dates: Candyland (July 5–8; Aug 8–12); Mad Science (July 11–15, Aug. 1–5, Aug. 29–Sept.2); Lego Architecture (July 18–22, Aug. 22–26); Famous Scientists (July 25–29, Aug. 15–19)

Grades: 1–6

Cost: $390–$485

Girls Who Code (online) 

Prepare for a career in tech during virtual camp with Girls Who Code. In the organization’s two free programs (a two-week summer immersion program and a six-week self-paced program), girls gain exposure to tech companies and meet women working in careers in tech fields. Participants will learn to code through a variety of mediums, such as art, storytelling and more.

Dates: TBD

Grades: 9–12

Cost: Free

Camp Tech Revolution (University of Washington, Seattle University)

Dozens of Tech Revolution camps in a variety of STEM disciplines are planned for summer 2022. The student-centered curriculum is based on cutting-edge tech and offers plenty of hands-on activities. Choose from coding, gaming, digital art, space and rockets, medicine and many more STEM topics. The student-to-leader ratio is 4-to-1 or 8-to-1, so every camper receives individual attention. Early drop-off and extended care are available.   

Dates: June 20–Aug. 19

Ages: 6–14

Cost: $599–$699 (early-bird, referral and sibling discounts available)

Girls Rock Math (various Seattle and Eastside locations)

These fun math camps for girls are offered in a variety of super-fun themes: Alice in Numberland, Super Spirals and Fabulous Fractals, Bead-Dazzling Math, Crafty Math, Mystical Math, Flower Power and others. Camps run Monday–Friday, and before- and after-care options are available for an extra fee.

Dates: June 27–Aug. 19

Grades: 1–6

Cost: $445/week

KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Bellevue, virtual)

KidsQuest will be offering in-person camps as well as virtual camps with shipped materials. Campers can explore science, art, nature or engineering, create with fabric or photography, and so much more.

Dates: Check the website for complete listing of available camps and dates.

Ages: 3–10

Cost: $275–$450 for in-person camps, $125 for virtual camps; scholarships available

Pacific Science Center (Seattle, virtual)

More than a dozen in-person and virtual camps will be offered this summer at PacSci. All camps explore STEAM concepts, and campers can choose from multiple themes, including cooking, astronomy, engineering, art, environmental science and more.

Dates: June 21–Aug. 26

Grades: Pre-K–8

Cost: $202–$610

iD Tech Camps (Seattle, Bellevue)

Campers learn from tech rock stars on the University of Washington and Bellevue College campuses with iD Tech’s weeklong and two-week overnight camps in tech, game development, AI, coding and more. Participants learn while using the best new tools, as well as enjoy other games and activities.

Dates: June 26–Aug. 26

Ages: 7–18

Cost: $999 (one-week camps)–$4,599 (two-week camps)

Kids Science Labs (various Seattle-area locations)

Kids love learning science with the engaging, hands-on projects offered at these creative camps. Multiple themes, including Med School for Kids, Spy Gadgets, Space & Planet Adventures and more, are being offered this summer. Camps are full-day and include snack breaks, outdoor time and time in the art studio.

Dates: June 6–Aug. 29

Ages: 4–12

Cost: $400–$500/week

Bricks 4 Kidz (multiple locations)

For Lego-loving kids, nothing beats a STEM-based learning camp built on bricks! Bricks 4 Kidz camps for kids ages 5–12 are led by experienced teachers and feature exciting themes such as Minecraft, “Star Wars,” Disney, Superheroes, and Coding and Robotics. Campers will build specially designed motorized models, artistic mosaics, creative brick characters and more, all the while exploring engineering, architecture and computer programming concepts.

Check the website for specific details, dates and cost of camps in Tacoma/South Sound, Kitsap County, Seattle and on the Eastside.

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