Summer Camps and Activities 2020

Cultivate your child’s inner chef, scientist, athlete and explorer. There is no better time than summer in the Pacific Northwest to introduce them to new activities, inspire independence, encourage team work and instill confidence. Luckily, there is no shortage of summer camps and other kid-friendly activities in our area that will help your young ones blossom. Visit the websites below for more information.

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation has summer camps for every interest and age level. Choose from half-day, full-day or overnight camps ranging from a single day to the whole summer. Art, media, leadership, adventure and much more — there is something for everyone.

Tumwater Parks and Recreation offers a full-day day camp for ages 6 to 12 and Tumwater Trippin’ Teen Camp for ages 12 to 17. Choose a week here and there or join them all summer! In addition to full-day camps, a variety of specialty camps will be offered – from sports to STEM to sailing.

Annie Wright Schools Specialty camps for kids age 4 to grade 8, from ANY school. Camps runs June 15-August 14 and features all kinds of camps, including theatre, art, athletics and STEM.

MetroParks Tacoma offers summer camps for kids of all ages. From nature camps, STEM camps, sports camps and more, you’re bound to find the perfect summer activity for your little one.

YMCA Summer Day Camps hosts camps at locations all around the Pierce County area. Find programs for younger kids to let loose and have fun in a safe setting, or plan an overnight camp at a nearby lake for those pre-teens with a sense of adventure.

Cascade Christian Schools’ Summer Thrive Programs are for campers ages 6 to 12, offering adventure day camps, STEM camps, and sports camps.

Tacoma Youth Symphony Organization presents the 4th of July Evergreen Music Festival. Orchestra and band students will hone their skills through large ensemble rehearsals and music theory classes guided by master teachers and more.

PenMet Parks in Gig Harbor offers a variety of specialty camps for kids ages 3 to 18. With sail and kayaking camps, robotics and LEGO camps, theater, drawing and so much more, campers will never want summer to end.

Wolf Camp and The Conservation College offers a one-of-a-kind experience in wilderness skill-building with specially trained instructors. Students ages 6 to 12 will learn wilderness survival, herbal medicine, wild foods, animal tracking, navigation and more. Locations in Puyallup and Lake Sammamish.

Zestful Gardens Farm Summer Camp invites kids 4 to 14 to learn about and participate in organic farming in the Puyallup River Valley. Each day encourages creativity and curiosity through farm chores, such as harvesting fruits and vegetables, feeding animals, gathering eggs and activities in the garden.