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Exciting Camps and Activities for Summer 2023

Published on: January 27, 2023

Exciting Camps and Activities for Summer 2023

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Active Camps for Sports Fans

Sure, we’re all worried about the summer slide, but growing bodies need activity! And summer is the best time to learn through play. Whether you’re looking for a standard team sports skill-building camp or your child wants to try out something new, these programs have you covered.

NBC Camps (multiple locations) 

NBC Camps specializes in intensive training in basketball and volleyball. Originating in the Pacific Northwest, NBC Camps offers overnight and day camps in dozens of communities, including Auburn, Anacortes and Kirkland, and has even expanded to include some international training opportunities.

Ages: 9–18

Cost: $375–$705

International Soccer Camps (multiple locations) 

Soccer parents are spoiled for choice in our region. The soccer camps from Challenger Sports stand out for their use of an international mix of coaches from Europe, Brazil and the United States, and the curriculum is based on the play of the world’s top soccer nations. Kids as young as 3 can try out soccer in the one-hour TinyTykes camp, and kids ages 6–14 can sign up for a full- or half-day skills camp.

Ages: 3–16

Cost: $105–$250

US Sports Camps (multiple locations) 

Sponsored by Nike, US Sports Camps currently offers 24 programs in 16 different sports, from football to water polo to esports. 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.

Ages: 5–18

Cost: Varies  (check their website for summer 2023 info)

NxtGen Baseball (multiple locations)

NxtGen Baseball Camps, with Major League Baseball analyst and former Seattle Mariners pitcher Ryan Rowland-Smith, provide elite mentorship and training by coaches with MLB experience. These coaches help young athletes of all skill levels learn to be competitive in the game while having a ton of fun. Half- and full-day options are available.

Ages: 6–12

Cost: $240–$399

Skyhawks (multiple locations) 

With a dozen different sports (adding less common choices such as cheerleading and tennis to the usual team ball sports) and camps in multiple locations for ages 2–14, Skyhawks has something for every athlete. Emphasizing life lessons such as teamwork, respect and sportsmanship alongside skills, these programs are designed to give each child a positive introduction to sports and foster a lifelong love for activity.

Ages: 2–14

Cost: Varies  (check their website for summer 2023 info)

Arena Sports (multiple locations) 

Arena Sports’ camps are filled with sports such as soccer, dodgeball and kickball, with the addition of fun activities such as bouncy houses and outdoor play. Enrollment is flexible, with full days and half-days available, as well as partial and full weeks. The Issaquah and Mill Creek locations also offer family fun center activities, such as laser tag, bowling, climbing walls and more; Redmond campers will be able to enjoy these activities via camp field trips. More focused sports skills camps may also be available. Each location also offers a Skills Institute Summer Camp, which focuses on developing campers’ (ages 5–12) soccer skills and fundamentals.

Ages: 3–12

Cost: Varies

Sports International Marcus Trufant Football Camp (Tacoma) 

During overnight and day-camp options, athletes at Sports International camps learn individual and team techniques for both offensive and defensive play from veteran coaches for six hours per day. This summer’s football camp will feature guest instruction by and photo ops with Marcus Trufant and members of the Seattle Seahawks.

Ages: 7–18

Cost: $759–$859

Kraken Community Iceplex (Seattle) 

Now young ice skaters at all levels can practice on the same ice as Seattle’s pro hockey team during summer camp. Kraken Community Iceplex is hosting a variety of hockey camps this summer (as well as basic skating and figure-skating camps). Weekly and multiweek half- and full-day camps will be available.

Ages: 4+

Cost: TBA

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