Families

Summer camps bountiful for Whatcom County youths

It's never too early to talk to your child about summer camps; the joy of making new friends, the challenge of trying something new and the opportunity to learn about things never before explored.

Summer camp dates are general available in the spring.

Be sure to register in plenty of time to assure placement, and check back to make sure the camp hasn't changed dates or locations, has not been cancelled or has not been filled to capacity.

If you have suggestions for additional opportunities for youth camps in Whatcom County, please include them in story comments so we can include them in future print issues of Bellingham Families magazine.

GENERAL INTEREST CAMPS

Adventure Camp with Whatcom Family YMCA

Kids entering grades K-6

Downtown Bellingham YMCA and Gordon Carter Conservation Site

360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org

Summer Session 2014 with Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St., Bellingham

360-201-7915

bellinghamcooperativeschool.org

Camp Kirby with Camp Fire Samish

First through 12th grades

Samish Island in Skagit County

360-733-5710, campfiresamishcouncil.org

Fun for the Young Outdoor Summer Camp with Whatcom Hills Waldorf School

Ages 4-7

Camp is held on kindergarten playground at Waldorf School, Bellingham

360-201-0360, adriennedoucette@comcast.net, whws.org

Y's Kids Summer Enrichment with Whatcom Family YMCA

Children entering grades K-6 in fall 2014

Register at downtown YMCA, 360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org

Grandparents "U:" Bellingham at Western Washington University, and at Shannon Point Marine Center, Anacortes

Ages 7-14, plus grandparent

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/grandparentsu

Camp Village Books

Ages 7-10

1200 11th St., Bellingham

360-671-2626, VillageBooks.com.

Odyssey of Science & Arts: Elementary at Western Washington University

Grades 4-6

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Western Kids Camp and Global Connections with Science at Western Washington University

Grades K-6

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Kids' World Camps

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

Bellingham and Ferndale

kidsworldbellingham.com

Gabriel's Art Kids Summer Camps

Ages 2-6

1415 Dupont St., Bellingham

360-393-0107, gabrielsartkids.com, gabrielsartkids@gmail.com

St. Paul's Academy Summer Camps

Ages 3-14

3000 Northwest Ave., Bellingham

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org

Whatcom Community College Summer Camps

Ages 8-15

360-383-3200, www.whatcomcommunityed.com

Whatcom Day Academy Summer Camp

Ages 3 - 11

5217 Northwest Drive, Bellingham

360-312-1103, whatcomday.org

ARTS CAMPS

BellinghamART Camps for Children and Teens

Ages 4 to teens

The Creekside Building, 1701 Ellis St., Studio 203, Bellingham

360-738-8379, bellinghamart.com, info@bellinghamart.com

Bellingham Girls Rock Camp

Ages 8-15

Info@bgrc.org, Bellingham Girls Rock Camp on Facebook, http://bhamgirlsrock.blogspot.com

Bellingham Visual Art Studio

Ages 6-12

207 Unity St., Bellingham

360-966-6446, BellinghamVAS.com

Missoula Children's Theatre's Theatre Camp

Grades 1-12 (fall 2014)

Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St., Bellingham

360-734-6080, mountbakertheatre.com

The Neighborhood Playhouse

Ages 5-18 (fall 2014)

Bellingham

education.outreach.tnp@gmail, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

The Dance Studio

Age 3 and older

1820 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham

360-734-1595, thedancestudio.net

Music, dance, arts and crafts camps

Ages 2-18

Jansen Art Center, 321 Front Street, Lynden

360-354-3600, www.jansenartcenter.org

Arts classes with LuciaArts

Ages 6 and older

2706 Ellis St., Bellingham

360-510-1979, lucia4arts@gmail.com, facebook.com/LuciaArts

Adventure Quest with Renaissance Adventures in Bellingham

Ages: 8-14

Bellingham

360-836-0386, questnorthwest.com, bellingham@renaissanceadventures.com

Salud Spanish Camp

Ages 6-12

Bellingham

360-383-7002,sarah@saludspanish.com, Facebook.com/SaludTranslationServices

Mt. Baker Youth Symphony's Sounds of Summer

Ages 11-20

Camp Casey, Whidbey Island

360-421-2527, sharynpeterson@hotmail.com, mbys.org

Summer Youth Theatre Institute: Elementary at Western Washington University

Grades 1-5

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Summer Youth Theatre Institute: Secondary at Western Washington University

Grades 6-12

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPS

Earthways Nature Education

Ages 5-11

Maple Falls, Kendall

Cody Beebe, 360-599-1393, info@earthwaysnature.org

Common Threads Farm Camp, Camp Pizza

Ages 4-12

Bobbibrook Farm in Happy Valley, Bellingham

360-927-1590, www.commonthreadsfarm.org, info@commonthreadsfarm.org

Veggie Patrol with Whatcom County Master Gardeners

Ages 4 -8 and an adult

Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale

360-676-6736, ext. 12, whatcom.wsu.edu/mastergardener/csg

RELIGIOUS CAMPS

Fircreek Day Camp sponsored by The Firs

Kids entering grades 1-6

4605 Cable St., Bellingham

360-733-6840, fircreekdaycamp.org

Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center

Grades 1-12 (fall 2014)

1185 Roy Road, Bellingham

360-734-7652 www.camplutherwood.org, program@camplutherwood.org

The Salvation Army Camp Lummi

Ages 7-15

1330 Seacrest Drive, Lummi Island

360- 733-1410, james.lloyd@usw.salvationarmy.org

Camp Shiloh

Grades 6-9 (fall 2014)

1185 Roy Road, Bellingham

www.campshiloh.net, 366-0947, marcykok@gmail.com

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS

Camp Willie grief camp

Grades 2-13 (fall 2014)

Stanwood

www.campfireusasnohomish.org, (425) 258-5437

Families for Autistic Children's Education and Support (F.A.C.E.S.) Northwest Summer Program

Ages 5-12

Bellingham

360-410-8413, or facesnw@hotmail.com, www.facesnorthwest.com

SCIENCE CAMPS

Global Connections with Science and Western Kids Camp with Western Washington University

Grades 4-6

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Robotics (LEGO Robotics) with Bricks and Beyond

Ages: 5-11

Bellingham

360-305-1222, BricksandBeyond@gmail.com

SPORTS CAMPS

Sailing and Paddlesports

Ages 9-14

Community Boating Center

555 Harris Ave., Bellingham

360-714-8891, boatingcenter.org

Bellingham Yacht Club Youth Sailing Camp

Ages 8-18

Bellingham Bay

http://youth.byc.org, 206-498-8665, email: BYC.Junior.Sailing@gmail.com

English Riding Day Camp with Wagter Equestrian

Ages 5-17

2176 Burk Road, Blaine

217-725-5835, wagterequestrian.com/Riding-Camps.html, paige@wagterequestrian.com

Girls on the Run Summer Camp with Whatcom Family YMCA

Girls entering grades 3-6

Lake Padden, Bellingham

360-733- 8630, whatcomymca.org or in-person at any YMCA branch

Trailblazers with Whatcom Family YMCA

Girls and boys entering third to sixth grade

Lake Padden, Bellingham

360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org or in-person at any YMCA branch

The Anthony McClanahan "Legend in the Making Youth Football Camp," Part 2, With 41 Sports Fitness Boot Camp Company

Ages 5-17

Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way

360-715-0041, or 41sports.us (click the football to register)

Sehome Dance Camp with Sehome High School Dance Team

Grades 3-8 grades in fall 2015

Sehome High School, Bellingham

Jennifer Koellmann; 360-647-6328, jkoel@comcast.net

Peregrine Expeditions

Ages 8-13

Meet in Bellingham or Mount Erie near Anacortes

360-393-8098, info@PeregrineExpeditions.com, PeregrineExpeditions.com, facebook.com/peregrineexpeditions

WWU Lakewood Junior Sailing Camp

Ages 11-18, or weigh over 100 pounds

Lakewood Watersports Facility, Bellingham

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

WWU Rugby Camp

Western campus

360-650-3766, wwu.edu/campusrec

WWU Tennis Skills Camp

Western campus

360-650-3766, wwu.edu/campusrec

Hall of Fame Spring Break Baseball Camp (April)

Ages 8-12

Sehome High School, Bellingham

360-391-3438. halloffamecamps.com, hallaffamecamps@gmail.com

Bellingham Bells Coaches Baseball Camp (July)

Ages 6-12

Joe Martin Field, Bellingham

360-391-3438, halloffamecamps.com, hallaffamecamps@gmail.com

Hall of Fame Summer Prospect Showcase (July)

High school classes of 2014-2017

Joe Martin Field, Bellingham

360-391-3438, halloffamecamps.com, hallaffamecamps@gmail.com

Raider Boys Basketball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Boys entering grades 3-9

Bellingham High School

360-778-7000, cob.org

Storm Boys Basketball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Boys entering grades 3-6

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Storm Boys Basketball Advanced Skills Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Boys entering grades 7-9

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Red Raider Cross Country Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coed, entering grades 5-12

Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Mariner Cross Country Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coed, entering grades 5-12

Sehome High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Mariner Summer Track Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coed, entering grades K-12

Civic Stadium, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Junior Mariner Football Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Boys entering grades 1-8

Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Mariner Volleyball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Girls entering grades 5-9

360-778-7000, cob.org

Spring Break Track Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coed, grades 1-8

Civic Stadium, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Grand Slam Baseball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Ages 7-16

Sehome High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Youth Tennis Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coeds, entering grades 4-6

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Middle School Tennis Camps with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coed, entering grades 6-9

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Storm Girls Basketball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Girls, grades 3-9

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Raider Soccer Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coed, grades 3-9

Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Red Raider Volleyball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Girls entering grades 5-9

Bellingham High School

360-778-7000, cob.org

Raider Boys Basketball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Boys entering grades 3-9

Bellingham High School

360-778-7000, cob.org

Raider Girls Basketball Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Girls entering grades 3- 9

Bellingham High School

360-778-7000, cob.org

Storm Weightlifting, Speed & Conditioning with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Coed, entering grades 6-12

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Storm Youth Football Camp with Bellingham Parks & Recreation

Boys entering grades 1-8

Squalicum High School, Bellingham

360-778-7000, cob.org

Sportsplex Youth Activities Camp

Ages 7-12

Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way

360-676-1919, ext. 0, bellinghamsportsplex.com

Whatcom Soccer Academy Summer Soccer Camps

Ages: 5-12

Northwest Soccer Park, 5238 Northwest Ave.

360-676-1919, ext. 0, bellinghamsportsplex.com

Sportsplex Skating Academy Learn to Skate Ice Skating Camp

Ages 5-12

Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way

360-676-1919, ext. 106, bellinghamsportsplex.com

Tennis Camp with Bellingham Tennis Club & Fairhaven Fitness

Ages: 4-18

Bellingham Tennis Club, 800 McKenzie Ave.

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Boys Basketball Fundamentals Camp with Western Washington University Athletics

Ages: 9-18

Carver Gym, WWU

360-650-7769, wwuvikings.com

Girls Basketball Individual and JV Camp with Western Washington University Athletics

Ages: 9-18

Carver Gym, WWU

360-650-4399, wwuvikings.com

Girls Volleyball Individual Camp with Western Washington University Athletics

Ages: Grades 6-12

Carver Gym, WWU

360-650-6806, wwuvikings.com

Girls Softball Young All-Skills Camp with Western Washington University Athletics

Viking Field, WWU

360-650-7783, wwuvikings.com

Girls Softball 12U/14U Team Camp with Western Washington University Athletics

Ages: High School

Viking Field, WWU

360-650-7783, wwuvikings.com

Spring Soccer School with Western Washington University Athletics

Ages: 9-14

Viking Field, WWU

wwu.edu, wwuvikings.com

Soccer Premier Camp with Western Washington University Athletics

Ages: 8-14

Viking Field, WWU

wwu.edu, wwuvikings.com

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