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Summer camps in the neighborhood

June 8th, 2011 · Comments

If you haven’t thought about summer camps for your kids yet, here are two neighborhood camps with open spots.

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op (PNPC) has spots for children ages 3-6 at “Camp Aloha,” the week of July 5-8. Camp is from 9:30-11:30 for four days; cost is $85.

Back for a fourth year of fabulous Hawaiian fun! Join our ohana (family) for a week of hands-on learning about the 50th state, HAWAII. ‘Auntie Laura’, a Hawaii native, her lovely hula assistant Maris, and her two middle/high school sons will share the history, culture, and traditions of the 50th state through exciting games, songs, stories and activities. Weekly activities include ukulele strumming, hula dancing, interactive projects such as building a volcano and creating art with real Hawaiian sand! Our last day of camp culminates with a mini-luau for families with entertainment and samples of traditional Hawaiian foods such as poi and haupia (coconut pudding). Hele on!

Bring a small snack and water bottle. ; )

Eco-lifestyle coach Gina Diamond is teaching “Conscious Kid Camp” Aug. 15-19 in Greenwood and Green Lake. Camp is from 1-4 p.m. daily; cost is $150 (discount for two kids from one family). Before and after care also is available for an additional charge.

The purpose of this camp is to connect your kid more deeply with their heart and the world around them while increasing mindful awareness. Curiosity, responsibility and a sense of wonder will be fostered through positive and interactive activities. Inspired by Humane Education and Brain Education, your child will be exposed to fun exercises, nature-based play, yoga, eco-art, and a service learning project. Organic snacks will be served.

Register: Contact Gina Diamond at gina@helpmegogreen.org

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  1. Judith Wood says:

    The PNA is also partnering with Museo Art Academy to offer a great series of art day camps for children ages 6-8 and 9-12. Check out class listings in new edition of The Review or at phinneycenter.org – just choose Phinney Center Gallery from the list of programs. Summer class listings should be posted in the Classes section soon. There’s also a great journal workshop for adults (or teens) coming up on June 25. Check it out!

  2. Greg says:

    There are also free writing workshops for kids at 826Seattle, near Greenwood Ave N & N 85th. The workshops for 7+8 year-olds are full, but you can still find slots for ages 9-17.


  3. Parent of an "Only" says:

    Shouldn’t it cost MORE for 2 kids from same family…truly enlightened eco-friendly parents only HAVE 1 kid. Why reward those who have MORE kids? Just something to ponder.

  4. Whopper says:

    “truly enlightened eco-friendly parents only HAVE 1 kid”

    Maybe they charge us less because we’re not so awesomely self-righteous?

  5. Parent of an "Only" says:

    It is “eco lifestyle camp” and like I said, “Just something to ponder”. Not judging you, Whopper, nor am I self-righteous. Just smart enough to know the better thing to do for the planet was to have only one kid. Best would be NONE, but I admit to a bit of an ego.

  6. anon says:

    I’d also put out there that Seattle Park’s and Rec’s Discovery Park’s Nature Day Camp has spots for most weeks during the summer, preschool through elementary age. It appears that due to a glitch – the front page of the website wasn’t updated with “2011” even though the SPARC registration had the upcoming 2011 summer dates – a lot of people missed signing up. Different ecosystem every day in the park.

  7. Whopper says:

    “Best would be NONE”‘

    Why do greens hate humans so much? Folks having two kids aren’t the problem, it’s folks having 4, 5, 6 + kids.

  8. Parent of an "Only" says:

    Best for the eco of Earth, yes, you got it Whopper, it’s all relative that first generation. Of course it gets exponential in the long-term life of the planet. Glad to have inspired some “pondering” for ya. I love most humans, fyi.