Eastside Summer Camps, a Pocketful of Fun Choices

May 26, 2012 in Bellevue, Eastside for Kids, Relocation Resources Online

Can See the ForestGood morning, Campers!  And would-be campers, too.  One good place to get started if you are still arranging your summer camp activities is Bellevue Parks and Recreation, which offers day camps and activities in a wide variety of ages and focuses, including Drama, Arts, Language, day camps, mini-horsemanship camps, adaptive recreation, science and technology, “adventure”, and sports and fitness.  Hummm… wondering about that “adventure!”

On checking, it seems that overnights are available for older campers which feature things like skateboard Getting to Know Horseshiking, mountain climbing camps, and others.  We live in one of the most beautiful spots in the country for outdoors sports!  We have amazing resources and amazing people devoted to enhancing and developing your kids’ experience of life, in a summer season that is sweet as honey, with long long evenings that can be devoted to outdoors activities, and a parental schedule that usually does not include being off for three months of the year.  The answer?  Give them their own little slice of heaven, summer camp offerings created to delight and inspire.

Here is just a sample, and you can check their website for the complete downloadable guide:

  • Bellevue Youth Theater Day Camps
  • Kelsey Creek Go-Go with Van Gogh Art Camp
  • Abracadoodle Doodler Camp
  • Masters of the Art World…Drawing Fundamentals
  • Manderin Chinese, Korean, and Spanish Language Camps for Kids
  • Kelsey Creek Day Camp (Planting on the Farm, Pirates’ Hidden Treasures, Animals on the Farm, Wonders of Science, Make a Splash, etc.)
  • Fundamentals of Horsemanship
  • Games With Horses
  • Mad Science Academy of Future Space Explorers
  • Science Sleuths
  • LEGO Junkyard Challenge
  • Moviemaking 101
  • DigiPen Exploring Art and Animation
  • San Juan Islands Whale Watching
  • Summer Rock Climbing Camp
  • Skateboard Camp
  • High Adventure Camp (camp in the Cascades)
  • Skaters in the Woods (3 day backpacking skating adventure)
  • Cheerleading Camp
  • Beginning Fencing Camp
  • Kendo Camp
  • Pro Baseball Summer Camp
  • UK International Soccer Camp
  • Mini Sports Stars Summer Day Camp

Other Eastside Camps to Explore:

Wilderness Awareness School… (half and full day summer camps, overnight, adventure, etc.)

Chess 4 Life School Summer Camps (only chess, or chess + music, chess + sports, chess +martial arts, etc.)

Rain City Fencing Center Summer Camps (started year 2000)

DigiPen Technology Summer Workshops (grades 5-12)

Grand Slam Baseball Camps (in Enumclaw)


I will add more to this list as we find them, and please let me know of any good ones.