South Sound Summer Camp Guide

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Looking for a great South Sound day camp for Summer 2014?

Welcome to the Sounds Fun Mom South Sound Summer Camp Guide-a guide to the area’s most awesome day and overnight camps for kids around the South Sound.  Bold listings with graphics and descriptions are premium sponsors-I hope you’ll consider thanking them! If you would like to include your group’s camp, email me at soundsfunmom@gmail.com!

Full Day Camps

Puyallup Summer Day Camp

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Full day, non denominational Christian camp offering daily swimming, field trips, sports, and more! Care is provided 5AM-7PM Monday-Friday. Located on their private, 7 acre, “Paradise Park.”

Steve & Kate’s Camp 

Steve &Kate’s camp was named, “Best Summer Camp,” by South Sound magazine readers.

Founded in 1980, Steve and Kate’s Camp conforms to kids and families, not the other way around. Instead of a rigid structure, we give our campers choice and gentle guidance. There are a gazillion ways for kids to design a day at camp. One camper might dive into breadmaking and animation while another flies down a water slide and scores a goal in our inflatable soccer stadium. It’s up to them!

Parents love the curbside drop-off, long camp hours, and flexible payment plans. You can buy any number of Day Passes, use them whenever you want, and get an automatic refund for unused passes. You don’t even need to tell them you’re coming. Lunch, snacks, and all materials included. Grades Pre-K through 7th. Register at 206 673 3543 or head here. 

Boys and Girls Club Camps

Metro Parks Tacoma Day Camps

Love and Laughter Puyallup Day Camp

Camps for Young Children

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  • The Little Gym of Puyallup-Build confidence with our non-competitive kids’ gymnastics programs and more! Call us to sign up for camps or try a FREE INTRO CLASS!
  • Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia

The award-winning Hands On Children’s Museum offers amazing week-long camps for kids ages 3-10! Camps run June 16 through August 29.

  • Full day, half day, and combo options available to fit your family’s schedule.
  • Over 30 camps featuring engaging science, art, or nature topics, including: Bugs & Butterflies, Garden Art, Shadow Play, Kitchen Chemistry, LEGO Animation, Whodunnit?, Bubbles Ice & Slime, Printmaking, Circuits & Sculpture, and more.
  • All camps include free play time in the Museum galleries and our new Outdoor Discovery Center.

Early Bird Discount: sign up before June 1 and get 10% off! Register today!

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Frog n Kiwi Camps

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Frog n Kiwi in University Place offers a variety of fun camps for kids ages 4-10 including rainbow loom, cooking, Lego, and more!  Download the flyer (share with a friend) here. Ask about discounts for fees paid in full. Register soon!

 

Discovery Village Gig Harbor 

Children’s Museum of Tacoma

Camps for Active Kids 

Camp At Pump It Up Tacoma

Pump It Up Camp Tacoma 

Camp Pump It Up where the door to imaginative play opens through themed activities and events.  Kids have a blast exercising their minds and bodies with our weekly themes and active play.


Camp Pump It Up is a one-of-a-kind camp, offered exclusively at Pump It Up. Kids spend part of their time exploring their inner artist or scientist while discovering new friends during games and scheduled activities to keep them busy all day!
Camp will be offered Monday – Thursday with weekly rates and daily prices available.
Starting our day at 9:30 am and concluding the camp at 2:30 pm.  
Remember to bring a sack lunch, simple, small snack will be provided. 
Early registration is recommended, camps can fill up fast and sell out!
Registration can be found online, check us out on the web

Sports Camps

Soccer Camp With Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders FC Camps presented by Group Health and Adidas

Full Day (ages 7-15) and Half Day Camps  (ages 4-15) Meet ups and autograph sessions with Sounders FC members

Instruction from premier level coaches, former professional and collegiate players, and senior Sounders FC academy players. Campers get balls, shirts, and an invitation to an event at Century Link field where they will watch a training session and meet the team.

Locations around the South Sound-advanced programs and a residential camp also available. Many day camp locations fill quickly-head here to register.

 

Grand Slam! Baseball Camps Convenient locations around the South Sound.  A quality camp, taught by experienced players who Love the game. Plenty of camp fun and positive role modeling combined with excellent instruction. Several options available for both baseball and softball players.

The Little Gym Puyallup

  • The Little Gym of Puyallup – Build confidence with our non-competitive kids’ gymnastics programs and more!  Call us to sign up for camps or try a FREE INTRO CLASS

Challenger Soccer Camps various locations

Colleen Hacker Success Soccer Camp Sprinker/Lakewood

Skyhawks Camps Variety of sports offered at locations around the Sound

Art Camps

Hands On Children’s Museum Olympia

The award-winning Hands On Children’s Museum offers amazing week-long camps for kids ages 3-10! Camps run June 16 through August 29.

  • Full day, half day, and combo options available to fit your family’s schedule.
  • Over 30 camps featuring engaging science, art, or nature topics, including: Bugs & Butterflies, Garden Art, Shadow Play, Kitchen Chemistry, LEGO Animation, Whodunnit?, Bubbles Ice & Slime, Printmaking, Circuits & Sculpture, and more.
  • All camps include free play time in the Museum galleries and our new Outdoor Discovery Center.

Early Bird Discount: sign up before June 1 and get 10% off! Register today

Fred Oldfield Center Puyallup

Tacoma Art Museum (9 and up)

Dance Camps

Evergreen City Ballet summer camp

Evergreen City Ballet   Come dance, listen to music, move, and use your imagination! Different storybook themes every week. One week sessions in Renton or Bellevue for children 3-8 Students will dress up, dance ballet, learn stories and enjoy dressing up like beloved characters.

Dance Allegro Kent

Allegro Performing Arts Academy-Dance Camps and Summer Classes

Allegro offers a variety of quality classes and camps for all ages including

Love to Learn and Leap Camp-Active learning for preschoolers. 12:30-2:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays in August. Just 95.00 for the whole month. For ages 3 and 4

Super Fun Day Camp-Dance, fun activities, games and crafts! *cost includes a camp t-shirt! Performance at Noon on the last day will conclude the camp. Ages 4-6 yrs old 9am-1pm  $200 Ages 7-11 yrs old 9am- 4pm $300  *bring sack lunch & 2 snacks/ Early drop off at 8am is available for $5 a day

Information on many more classes and other fun is at the Allegro site. All classes at their award winning studio are taught by professionally trained dancers in a safe and caring atmosphere-dance, thrive, and GROW at Allegro!

Outdoors/Animal/Nature Camps

Wolf College

Puyallup Nature Day Camp Wolf College

The Wolf College offers unique summer day camps serving Tacoma, Federal Way, Puyallup, and Olympia. Founders and proprietors Kim and Chris Chisholm are on site teaching and directing during every program. Day Camp theme options include

Wildlife Search and Rescue

Wilderness Survival Craft

Wild cooking and herbology

We also offer overnight youth camps every week of the summer, adult and family camps and expeditions, plus hikes, classes and workshops throughout the year.

Contact us for themes, registration info. and more 253-604-4681

Camp Fire-Variety of Day and Overnight camps around the South Sound

Tacoma Nature Center Camps

Point Defiance Zoo Camps

History Camps

White River Valley Museum  Junior Curator Camp  and Living History Camp

Ft. Nisqually

Specialty Camps/Camps for Builders/Camps for Gifted Kids

are a high-energy, fast-paced setting where kids discover, explore, invent, and create. With specially designed Bricks 4 Kidz models, LEGO games galore, guided projects, challenges, and plenty of time for free-play, the kids are always having fun. Camps are specially designed for kids ages 5-12, built around themes kids love like Star Wars, Minecraft, Super Heroes, Robotics, and much more.  Screened, trained Bricks 4 Kidz staff provide friendly, qualified leadership for your children, so you can rest assured they are safe and happy.
 
Teen Rock Camp  Teen Rock Camp at Charles Wright in Tacoma is perfect for aspiring young musicians and singers ages 12 and up. Have fun while honing your skills during this week long intensive program. Campers will work hard and play hard in the studio and on stage. Teen Rock Camp is led by Rafe Wadleigh, a professional musician and Charles Wright teacher, and features daily lunchtime concerts by some of the hottest bands in the Puget Sound area. Participants will learn professional tips and tricks, including:
Stage presence
Ways to Connect With Your Audience
Promoting Your Music and more!
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Held at the Language and Performing Arts Center on Charles Wright Academy’s Tacoma Campus July 14-18 from 9AM-1PM. Campers in grades 7-12 are welcome. Campers must provide their own instrument and lunch.
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Frog n Kiwi Camps

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Frog n Kiwi in University Place offers a variety of fun camps for kids ages 4-10 including rainbow loom, cooking, Lego, and more!  Download the flyer (share with a friend) here. Ask about discounts for fees paid in full. Register soon!

Lighthouse Christian School Camps

Lighthouse Christian School, a private christian school in Gig Harbor

 

Beginning and Advanced Band, Christian based sports camp, and a Dr. Seuss camp.  Conveniently located in Gig Harbor and open to the public. Visit the main office to sign up, or contact Greg Albert: galbert@lcschool.org or call (253) 858-5962. All applications must be completed by June 30th  Don’t wait! 

 Sticharoo Sewing School Gig Harbor  

Seabury School 

Camp Invention Federal Way

Tacoma German Language School Camps

Chi-Chack Foreign Language School Classes and camps for young children in French, Spanish, and German  Old Town Tacoma

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