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Summer Camps

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Safe N Sound – Water Themed Adventure Camps – (Seattle)

Safe N Sound Swimming camps are filled with fun in and around the water for children ages 6-10 and no swimming experience is required (life jackets provided). Led by our friendly swim instructors and lifeguards, children will play games in the pool, learn to snorkel and receive a 1-on-1 swim lesson each day. On the lake they will go on Ride the Duck tour, learn to kayak and paddleboard and out of the water they’ll do arts/crafts and fitness fun. To register, please call 206-285-9279 or visit our website.

Hidden Valley Camp

Hidden Valley Camp is a traditional resident summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 to 16. Activities include: horseback riding, sailing, swimming, arts & crafts, canoeing, drama, archery, sports/games, hiking and much more. Carefully selected and trained staff work with small living groups (1:7 ratio) to help provide a safe, caring, friendly camp community. 13, 19 & 21 day sessions. Hidden Valley Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association. HVC is a safe, fun and rewarding experience that has provided lifelong friendships & memories for campers since 1947!
Hidden Valley Camp Website

Paradiso by Cheryl Kuczek

Cheryl Kuczek has been teaching children to sew for 6 years at her After-School Sewing, and Summer Sew Camp programs. It all happens at the Paradiso Sewing Lounge/Studio, located in Magnolia where there is an abundance of materials; sewing tools, sewing machines, and pure sewing energy are ready to jump into action. Everything is provided to help parents navigate the sewing needs and wants of their little ones, including a studio kitty, Bobbin! Under designer Cheryl’s direction the kiddos are sewing asap with the basics and into their projects, which they get to choose!! Can’t make it to Magnolia, well……Cheryl can do Pop-Up classes in different parts of the city. And do not forget about Adult classes on Monday & Wednesday nights!!
Contact Cheryl:
Call @ 206-405-0587, email @ cheryl@paradisodesigns.com
Check out my blog; class schedule; and my Paradiso line of sewing patterns, pleather kits, & hardware.

PNPC Dragon Room Summer Programs

Ages 2.5 – 6
Jun 23 – Aug 22
PC Red Brick Building, Dragon Room
Register now at: www.phinneycenter.org/pnpc/
Join in the fun! Summer Camps in the magical Dragon Room of the Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op. Arts and Crafts, Science, Horse and Pony, Fairies, Drama, Fresh Foods, Nature and more! Email phinneysummer@gmail.com with questions. Don’t delay, spaces fill quickly!

Summer Quest

Our program is designed to offer opportunities for youth to create, learn, play, explore, have fun, and make friends. This is a nine-week journey to grasp all the adventures that make summer time so memorable. Whether you come for one week or all nine weeks, we strive to make your child(ren)’s time here fantastic! The program runs June 23 – August 22, 2014. Contact Meridian School at 206 632-7154 or see our Summer Quest website.

Prep 4 Middle School — A Summer Camp for Students Entering 6th Grade

Join us for a week of activities that provide students with tools and information to enter middle school with confidence and success. Local Ballard parents, a middle school math teacher and a middle school counselor, team up to review and preview key math concepts, teach study skills, share organizational tips, and prepare students for social, navigational and academic challenges they will face. We look forward to our 3rd year of having fun while preparing students for the transition to middle school.

Information and registration: www.prep4middleschool.com
Questions? info@prep4middleschool.com

Sounders FC Soccer Camps

Sounders FC are offering summer soccer camps for boys and girls of all skill levels, ages 4 – 18 years old. Camps are available across the Greater Seattle area so there is sure to be a camp near you! All Sounders FC campers will receive top-of-the-line coaching, an Adidas soccer ball, a Sounders FC camp shirt, and will have a chance to meet a Sounders FC player at every camp. Space is very limited so reserve your spot today. For more information and registration visit: SoundersFC.com/Camps. For questions contact Brayton Knapp : BraytonK@SoundersFC.com or 425-203-8321.

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps – EV3 – WeDo – Stop Motion Animation

Bricks 4 Kidz Summer Camps offer experimental hands-on learning and collaborative team building activities with the use of LEGO® bricks. For children ages 5-12, courses include LEGO® Model Making, Robotics (EV3, WeDo), Mining & Crafting, Girls Only and Stop Motion Animation. Our experienced instructors will foster a non-competitive environment where imaginations can blossom and creativity can grow. Summer camps run from July through August at various locations in the Seattle area from Shoreline to SODO. Please call 888-516-1233 or visit our website to sign up. http://www.bricks4kidz.com/washington-seattle-proper/

Use coupon code: 530B8FE1E402E to receive 15% off when you sign up in May!

Whittier Kids Preschool Half Day Summer Camp at Whittier Elementary

Whittier Kids Preschool is excited to present another summer filled with fun, adventure, and our irresistible approach to play-based learning. Our experienced teachers will guide your 3-5 year old through 8 weeks of wild, wonderful, inspirational, investigational, messy, mesmerizing, boogie-down, delicious adventures! Come for a few days or all week every week. This year’s themes include Suessapalooza, Pirate Camp, and Wild West Hopscotch Hoedown. Camp dates begin June 30th and end August 22, hours are 9am-1pm. Early bird pricing is active until May 31!

For more information and registration visit: http://www.phinneycenter.org/kids/summercamps.html

French Exploration Academy

The French Exploration Academy, located at the Phinney Neighborhood Center and hosted by the YMCA, will be led by a mix of native French speakers, French language educators, and all-star camp staff. For half the day, first time learners will learn the language basics, while experienced speakers will sharpen their skills. The second half of each day will be in English and will include all of the traditional Y summer camp classics: songs, team-building games, crafts, outdoor adventures, and much more! To register please visit our website, or contact Andy McClenahan (amcclenahan@seattleymca.org) for more information.