Families

Plan ahead for 2015 summer camps in Whatcom County

Thinking summer yet? If you’re thinking a day camp or overnight camp adventure might be a good way for your child this summer, here are some sneak peeks at summer camps in our area.

A more comprehensive list will be published later this spring in The Bellingham Herald. In addition, check the Summer Leisure Guide which will be distributed on May 3 in The Bellingham Herald.

Be sure to register in plenty of time to assure placement, and check back to make sure the camp hasn’t changed dates or location or has not been canceled.

All camps are in Bellingham unless noted.

ARTS CAMPS

Advanced Music Camp

Female-identified youth, ages 13 - 17

Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St.

www.bgrc.org, info@bgrc.org

BellinghamART Summer Camps

Ages 4 and 5, 5 1/2 to 8, 8 and older, and teens

The Creekside Building, Studio 203, 1701 Ellis St.

Lynn Zimmerman

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

Bellingham Girls Rock Camp

Female-identified youth, ages 8 - 12

Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St.

www.bgrc.org, info@bgrc.org

Camp Demigod

June 28-July 12, Aug. 2-16, Aug. 9-23

Two camps: Camp Half-Blood and Camp Fandom, Point Roberts

360-543-5641, digivations.com

Bellingham Youth Jazz Summer Band

June 17-Aug. 2

Grades 7-12, with one year minimum playing experience on saxophone, trumpet , trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drum set, optional vocals

Bellingham Senior Activities Center, 315 Halleck St.

360-676-5750, markelly@oz.net

The Dance Studio Camps

July 20-23

Master camp in ballet, pointe, jazz and contemporary, intermediate and advanced, for grade eight and older

Combo Camp in ballet, tap and creative, for new students and beginners ages 3-6

July 27-30

Combo Camp new and returning students in ballet, tap and creative for ages 3-6 and ballet/tap/lyrical/jazz for ages 7-9

July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4:

Drop-in classes in ballet and contemporary

The Dance Studio, 1820 Cornwall Ave.

360-734-1595, thedancestudio.net, office@thedancestudio.net

The Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society

Two to three full scholarships ($595 each) available to interested middle- and high-school band and vocal students from Whatcom County to Camp Heebie Jeebies, July 19- 25. Application deadline is April 1.

campheebiejeebies.us, btjs.webs.com, karen.harris@ricoh-usa.com, 360-739-4842.

Drayton Harbor Music Camp and Festival

July 5-11

Ages 12-19

Blaine Middle School, 975 H St., Blaine

draytonharbormusic.org

Gabriel’s Art Kids

Preschool - 5th grade

1415 Dupont St.

gabrielsartkids.com, info@gabrielsartkids.com, 360-393-0107, 360-739-9365

Jansen Art Center Camps

April 7-9

Kids: Do Art! Spring Break Workshops

K-8th grades

June 22-26

Kids: Do Art! Summer Camp

K-8th grades

Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden

360-354-3600, jansenartcenter.org, info@jansenartcenter.org

LuciaArt Camps

Ceramics, drawing and painting

Ages 6-14

2706 Ellis St.

luciaarts.com, lucia4art@gmail.com, 360-510-1979

Missoula Children's Theatre Camps

Grades 1-8

Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

July 13-18

Camp One: “Aladdin”

July 20-25

Camp Two: “Red Riding Hood”

Aug. 3-8

Camp Three: “The Jungle Book”

alison@mountbakertheatre.com, 360-733-5793, ext 305

Mount Baker Youth Symphony Sounds of Summer Music Festival

Ages 11-21 (two levels of symphony and jazz bands)

Treacy Levine Center in Mount Vernon (Camp Brotherhood)

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

Neighborhood Playhouse Theater Camps

Theatre by the Book

Grades K-2 (in fall)

Page to Stage

Grades 3-5 (in fall)

Camp Comedy

Grades 6-12 (in fall)

Production Camp

Grades 6-12 (in fall)

Bellingham Theatre Guild 1600 H St.

theneighborhoodplayhouse.net 360-961-2213, Lizanne at theneighborhoodplayhouse@q.com

St. Paul’s Academy Summer Camps

Art Extravaganza

Grades 2-4

Drama Camp

Grades 3-6

Yarn Craft – Knitting/Crochet and more

Grades 5-9

Conversational Spanish

Grades 5-9

St. Paul’s Academy (call for location)

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Summer Spanish Camps for Kids

Ages 5-12

Salud Language Center

1315 11th St.

SaludSpanish.com, 360-383-7002, Sarah@SaludSpanish.com

Upfront Theatre: Improv Camp

Aug. 3-7

Ages 13-18

Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St.

360-733-8855, theupfront.com, education@theupfront.com

Western Washington University Summer Youth Theatre Institute

Elementary Level - grades 1-6 and Secondary Level - grades 7-12

WWU Performing Arts Center

wwu.edu/cfpa/youth-programs, deb.currier@wwu.edu

GENERAL INTEREST CAMPS

Camp Kirby

Grades 1-12

Samish Island, Bow

Camp Fire Samish office, 1321 King St #3, Bellingham, WA 98229, 360-733-5710, info@campfiresamishcouncil.org, campfiresamishcouncil.org/camp-kirby

Fun for the young summer camp

July 20-23 and July 27-30

Ages 4-7

Whatcom Hills Waldorf School, 941 Austin St.

whws.org, adoucette@whws.org, 360-201-0360

Bellingham Cooperative School Summer Session 2015

June 23-26

Elementary: Arts/Crafts/Games

Preschool: Animal Habitat

June 29-July 3

Elementary: Creative Campers

Preschool: Mystery in the Tree

July 6-10

Elementary: Volcanoes

Preschool: Mystery in the Dirt

July 13-17

Elementary: American Girls

Preschool: Mystery in the Sky

July 20-24

Elementary: Fantasy

Preschool: Water

July 27-31

Elementary: Grossology

Preschool: My Amazing Body

August 3-7

Elementary: Parks

Preschool: American Folktales

August 10-14

Elementary: Baking/Cooking

Preschool: Aesop’s Fables

August 17-21

Elementary: International Week

Preschool: Folktales from around the world

August 24-25

Elementary: Creative Days

Preschool: Hans Christian Andersen Fables

1207 Ellsworth St.

bellinghamcooperativeschool.org, Facebook.com/BellinghamCooperativeSchool, 360-220-7403, bcs957@gmail.com

Bellingham Parks and Recreation day enrichment and sports camps

Preschool age to teens

360-778-7000, parks@cob.org

Summer Adventure Institute

Ages 13-18

Explorations Academy, 1701 Ellis St., Ste. 215

360-671-8085 explorationsacademy.org, info@explorationsacademy.org

Kids’ World 2000

360-647 3423, kidsworldbellingham.com

June 17-Sept 2

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

2000 E. Sunset Drive

Swimming Program, Farm Program (on 7-acre farm), Theater, Film Making, Pottery, Nature Reserve

Kids’ World Ferndale

360-738 4967, kidsworldbellingham.com

June 17-Sept 2

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

1635 Main St., Ferndale

Swimming Program, Farm Program (on 7-acre farm), Theater, Film Making, Pottery, Nature Reserve

Kids’ World Northwest

360-527-8952, kidsworldbellingham.com

June 17-Sept 2

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

4085 Home Road

Swimming Program, Farm Program (on 7-acre farm), Theater, Film Making, Pottery, Nature Reserve

Perch & Play Camps

All sessions are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and are for ages 4-10

June 24-26, July 13-July 15

Cooking Camp (two separate sessions)

Ages 4 - 10 years

July 6-9

Silly Science

July 20-23

Winter in July

July 27-30

Super Heroes and Villains

August 3-6

Recycled Art & Building

August 10 -13

Jewelry Making

August 17 - 20

Dino STOMP

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

360-393-4925, perchandplay.com, info@perchandplay.com

Whatcom Day Academy’s Fantasy Camp

Ages 3-10

Whatcom Day Academy 5217 Northwest Road

360-312-1103, www.whatcomday.org, extendedday@whatcomday.org

St. Paul’s Academy Summer Camps

Culinary Creations

Grades 2-5

Mad Scientist

Grades 1-3

Location: St. Paul’s Academy

Money, Money, Money!

Grades 4-6

Popcorn & Pasta (Art and Games with Food!)

Grades K-3

Unleash Your Inner Author!

Typing/Word Processing

Grades 3-8

STEM Camp

SAT/PSAT Verbal Prep

Grades 10-12

SAT/PSAT Math Prep

Grades 10-12

Remote Operated Vehicles

Grades 7-12

To Bellingham and Beyond! (Field Trips around our area)

Grades 4-6

Pre-K Summer Fun!

Ages 3-4 and 4-5

St. Paul’s Academy (call for location)

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Whatcom Community College Kids’ College

End of June to early August for elementary and middle school-aged children.

360-383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu,

Western Washington University Youth Programs

College Quest

Entering Grades 10-12

WWU campus

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

Global Connections

Grades 4-6

Grandparents “U”

Ages 7-14

Location: WWU campus; Shannon Point, Anacortes; WWU Center at Olympic College, Poulsbo

Odyssey of Science & Arts

Grades 4-9

Location: WWU campus and WWU Center at Olympic College, Poulsbo

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

Summerwinds

Grades 6-12

WWU campus

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

Summer Youth Theatre Institute

Entering Grades 1-12

WWU campus

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

Western Kids Camp

Grades K-6

WWU campus and WWU Center at Olympic College, Poulsbo

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

WWU Lakewood Jr. Sailing Camp

Ages 11-18

Lakewood Water Sport Facility, 2410 Lake Whatcom Boulevard

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

YMCA Adventure Camp

Grades 1-5

Sudden Valley Activity Center, (pick-up and drop-off)

360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org, lpurdie@hotmail.com

Y’s Kids Summer Enrichment

Grades 1-5

Local elementary school (call for location)

360-733-8630, ext. 106,107 or 118, whatcomymca.org

Whatcom Museum Camp

Birds: Fun with our Feathered Friends (two sessions)

July 13-17 and July 27-31

Ages 8-14

Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St.

360-778-8960, cbbrewer@cob.org

Common Threads

Farm Camp, Camp Pizza, Camp Pasta, School Garden Clubs at several of our partner schools.

Age 5-12 (K-6),

Bobbibrook Farm in Fairhaven, and at garden clubs at local schools.

360-927-1590, commonthreadsfarm.org

Whatcom Humane Society Critter Camp

Ages: 8-10 years old

Whatcom Humane Society, 2172 Division St.

360-733-2080, ext. 3116, whatcomhumane.org, outreach@whatcomhumane.org

RELIGIOUS CAMPS

Fircreek Day Camp

Entering grades 1-6

4605 Cable St.

360-733-6840, ext 211, fircreekdaycamp.org, kim@thefirs.org

Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center

Grades 1-12

1185 Roy Road

360-734-7652, camplutherwood.org/summer-camp

SPORTS CAMPS

Bellingham Athletic Club

Two sessions July 13-16 and Aug. 10-13

Adventure Zone Camp

Ages: 7-10

July 27-30

Mini Adventure Zone Camp

Where: Bellingham Athletic Club- 4191 Meridian St.

Ages: 4-6

Bellingham Athletic Club, 4191 Meridian St.

Friday Nights Out (call for dates)

Ages 6 months-10 years

360-676-1800, bellinghamathleticclub.com

Community Boating Center Camps

Sailing & Paddlesports Summer Day Camps

Ages 9 - 13

Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave.

360-714-8891, boatingcenter.org/youth

Girls on the Run Summer Camps

Girls on the Run

Girls entering grades 3-5

Lake Padden

Girls on Track Summer Camp

Girls entering grades 6th - 8th

Lake Padden

Trail Blazers Summer Camp

Girls and boys entering grades 3-8

Lake Padden

360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org, jgallant@whatcomymca.org

Sportsplex Youth Activities Camp

June 22-August 26

Day Camp

Ages 7-12

August 2015

Bellingham Sportsplex Skating Academy Ice Skating Camp

Ages 5-12

Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way

360-676-1919, bellinghamsportsplex.com, cheylab@bellinghamsportsplex.com

Hammers Academy Soccer Camp

Three camps throughout the summer

Ages 5-12

Northwest Soccer Park, 5238 Northwest Drive

Information at the Bellingham Sportsplex, 1225 Civic Field Way

360-676-1919, bellinghamsportsplex.com, cheylab@bellinghamsportsplex.com

St. Paul’s Academy Summer Camp

Dance, Cheer, Gymnastics

Grades 3-5

P.E. Plus

Grades 4-6

P.E. Fun

Grades K-3

St. Paul’s Academy (call for location)

360-733-1750 sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

35th Grand Slam Baseball Camp

Ages 7-12

Sehome High School, 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, 360-778-7000, parks@cob.org

Slammers Tennis Camps 2015

June 29-July 1 Li’l Slammers (ages 4-8); Bellingham Tennis Club (indoor)

July 6-9 Grand Slammers (middle school); outdoors; call for location

July 13-16 Competitive (high school varsity); outdoors; call for location

July 20-23 Junior Slammers (age 8-12); outdoors; call for location

July 27-30 Grand Slammers (middle school); outdoors; call for location

August 10-13 L’il Slammers (ages 4-8) BTC (indoor)

August 17-20 (high school JV and varsity); outdoors; call for location

Bellingham Tennis Club, 800 McKenzie Ave.

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com, robin@bellinghamtennis.com

Western Washington University 2015 Sports Camps

June 26-28

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Team Camp

High school

Carver Gym at WWU

360-650-3024, wwuvikings.com

July 26-29

Boys Basketball Fundamentals Camp

Ages: 9-18

Carver Gym at WWU

360-650-3024, wwuvikings.com

July 12-16

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball Individual & JV Camp

Grades 5-12 (must be 12 years or older to attend overnight)

Carver Gym at WWU

360-650-4933, wwuvikings.com

Girls Volleyball

July 5-8

Girls Volleyball Individual Camp

Grades 6-12 (must be 13 years or older to attend overnight)

Carver Gym at WWU

360-650-6806, wwuvikings.com

July 8-11

Girls Volleyball Team Camp

Grades 10-12

Carver Gym at WWU

360-650-6806, wwuvikings.com

July 16-18

Girls Volleyball Elite Camp

Grades 10-12

Carver Gym at WWU

360-650-6806, wwuvikings.com

April 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4, 6

Boys & Girls Soccer

Spring Tryout Prep Camp

Ages 9-15

WWU Campus

360-650-6796, wwuvikings.com, Georgianne.Connell@wwu.edu

July 21-24

Soccer Premier Camp

360-650-6796, wwuvikings.com, Georgianne.Connell@wwu.edu

Girls Soccer

August 11-13

Girls Soccer Blue Chip College ID Camp

For females who intend to compete at the collegiate level

Ages: High school and college

WWU Campus

360-650-6796, wwuvikings.com, Georgianne.Connell@wwu.edu

Boys Soccer

August 7-10

Men’s Soccer Blue Chip College ID Camp

For males who intend to compete at the collegiate level

Ages: High school and college

WWU Campus

360-650-6597, wwuvikings.com, Greg.Brisbon@wwu.edu

July 5-8

WWU Rugby Camp

Ages 13- 17

WWU Campus

360 650-3766, wwu.edu/campusrec, amy.cornish@wwu.edu

WWU Tennis Camp

July 20-23

Junior Tennis Camp

July 27-30

Senior Tennis Camp

Ages 9-18

WWU Campus

360 650-3766, wwu.edu/campusrec, amy.cornish@wwu.edu

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS

FACES Autism Summer Program

Sponsoring organization – F.A.C.E.S. (Families for Autistic Children’s Education & Support) Northwest

Children with autism ages 5 to 25

Call for Bellingham location

360-389-2151, facesnorthwest.com, facesnw@hotmail.com

Stepping Up Girls Camp

Girls Ages 9-12

Various Whatcom County trails and parks

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services, 360-671-5714, dvsas.org

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