Busy parents’ work, life and vacation schedules don’t always align with the typical five-day workweek (or camp session). And even families that don’t need camp for daily child care appreciate a break from each other and the chance to try new things. These programs offer flexible schedules, daily options and, best of all, variety!
KidsQuest Camptivities (Bellevue)
During weekdays all summer long, museum members and guests can drop in for hour-long themed camp activities offered twice a day. The activities change every week.
Cost: Free with museum admission or membership
Steve & Kate’s Camp (Everett, Kirkland, Seattle)
Campers choose their own activities throughout the day, while parents can pick and choose the days their kids attend. Purchase any number of days or a pass for the whole summer and then just show up on the days you need child care. If you don’t use up your passes, you’ll be refunded the unused days at the end of the summer.
Cost: $115/day, $3,450/summer
Arena Sports School’s Out Camp (multiple locations)
Arena Sports camps are filled with active and age-appropriate activities that kids enjoy. Parents love the flexible options for half days, full days, full or partial weeks or even a single day of camp. Preregistration is required.
Cost: Varies (check their website for summer 2023 info)
Museo Art Academy (Issaquah)
Separate from its weekly Monday–Thursday camps, Museo Art’s full-day pottery camp is offered on Friday. Families can choose morning or afternoon half days or sign up for both, with the lunch hour add-on, to create a full-day camp.
Seattle Humane (Bellevue)
Seattle Humane summer day camps teach campers about care and kindness for cats, dogs and critters through games, crafts and animal visits. Single-day programming will be available for summer 2023.