Families

Camps for youth in Whatcom County for summer 2016

Western Washington University offers a variety of summer camps, from theater to sports.
Western Washington University offers a variety of summer camps, from theater to sports. The Bellingham Herald

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

A few spring camps are included in this list.

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

General

Adventure Quest

Target ages: 6-16

Downtown Bellingham

Day camps in July and August, each week is a different quest.

Cost: $195/week, with $50 discount for first-time campers

Details: http://www.QuestNorthwest.com, 360-836-0386, Bellingham@RenaissanceAdventures.com

Camp Kirby

Target grades: 1-12

Samish Island

Day camp: June 27–July 1. Resident camp: weeklong sessions, July 10–Aug. 13

Details: campfiresamishcouncil.org, info@campfiresamishcouncil.org, 360-733-5710

Kids’ College at Whatcom Community College

Target ages: ages 6-18

Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Road

June 27-Aug. 5

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

Kids’ World 2000

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

1906 E. Sunset Drive

June 16-Aug. 23, Monday-Friday, 5:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

$150 per week, four-week minimum preferred

Details: 360-647-3423, kidsworldbellingham.com

Kids’ World Ferndale

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

1635 Main St., Ferndale

June 13-Sept. 6, Monday-Friday, 5:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

$150 per week, four-week minimum preferred

Details: 360-738 4967, kidsworldbellingham.com

Kids’ World Northwest

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

4085 Home Road

June 16-Aug. 23, Monday-Friday, 5:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

$150 per week, four-week minimum preferred

Details: 360-527-8952, kidsworldbellingham.com

Village Books Lit Camp

Ages: 9-12

Village Books, 1200 11th St.

July 18-22, 1-5 p.m.

Details: 360-671-2626, villagebooks.com, claire@villagebooks.com

Camp Village Books

Ages: 7-10

Village Books, 1200 11th St

Aug. 1-5, 1-5pm

Details: 360-671-2626, villagebooks.com, claire@villagebooks.com

WWU Global Connections with International Students

Target grades: 4-6

Western Washington University

Monday through Friday for one week at a time from July 25-Aug. 12

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

WWU Grandparents “U”

Target grades: 1-8

Western Washington University

July 21-22

Details: 360-650-3308, wwu.edu/grandparentsu, youth@wwu.edu

WWU Odyssey of Science & Arts

Target grades: 4-6

Western Washington University

July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29

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

WWU Odyssey of Science & Arts

Target grades: 7-9

Western Washington University

July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29

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

WWU Western Kids Camp

Target grades: K-5

Western Washington University

Monday through Friday for one week at a time from June 27 through Aug. 22

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

WWU Kids Night Out at Western (KNOW)

Grades: K-5

Western Washington University

April 15

Details: 360-650-3308; wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

WWU Early Release Enrichment Program

Grades: K-5

Western Washington University

Thursdays only: April 24-May 26

Details: 360-650-3308; wwu.edu/youth, youth@wwu.edu

Whatcom Family YMCA Y’s Kids Summer Enrichment

Target grades: 1-6

Roosevelt Elementary School

June 20-Aug. 19

Details: 360-733-8630, http://www.whatcomymca.org/

Arts Camps

Arts Adventure NW

Target ages: 10-adult, multilevel instruction

Treacy Levine Center, Mount Vernon

July 17-30

Details: 360-421-2527, sharynpeterson@hotmail.com, www.pcmusical.org

BellinghamART Children’s Summer Art Camps

Target ages: 4 and 5, 6-8, 9 and older, teens and adults

1701 Ellis St., Studio 203

Weekly morning or afternoon camps: Monday-Friday, June 27-Aug.19

Details: 360-738.8379, www.bellinghamart.com, info@bellinghamartr.com

Bellingham Girls Rock Spring Break Rock ’N’ Roll Camp

Target ages: 8-17

April 4-10

Bellingham

Details: www.bgrc.org, info@bgrc.org

Bellingham Youth Jazz Band

Target grades: 6-12, with one year minimum playing experience

Bellingham Senior Activities Center, 315 Halleck St.

June 15-Aug 7

Details: Mark Kelly, 360-676-5750

Gabriel’s Art Kids Summer Camp

Target grades: Preschool-grade 5

1415 Dupont St.

July 5-Aug. 12

Details: 360-393-0107 or 360-739-9365, info@gabrielsartkids.com, www.gabrielsartkids.com

Invitation to Write! Creating your own journals

Target ages: 3–10

1707 N. State St.

July 18-21

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

Kids: Do Art! Summer Sampler Art Camp

Target ages: 6-17

Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden

June 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon

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

Kids: Do Art! Spring Break Workshops

Target ages: 6-17

Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., Lynden

April 5-7, 10 a.m.-noon

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

LuciaArts Summer Camp

Weekly theme camps, Monday-Friday, beginning June 20, through July.

Grades: 1-8

2706 Ellis St.

$140

Details: 360-510-1979, luciaarts.com, lucia4arts@gmail.com

Marble Madness!

Target ages: 3–10

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

Aug. 8-11

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

Missoula Children’s Theatre

Week 1: “The Frog Prince;” Week 2: “Peter and Wendy;” Week 3: “The Princess and the Pea”

Target grades: 1-12 (Child must have completed kindergarten)

Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

Week 1: July 11-16; Week 2: July 18-23; Week 3: Aug. 1-6

Details: 360-734-6080, http://www.mountbakertheatre.com/explore/our-education-program

The Neighborhood Playhouse: Bellingham’s Theatre for Young Audiences Page to Stage Drama Camp

Target grades: 3-5

Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St.

July 11-15

Details: theneighborhoodplayhouse@q.com, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

The Neighborhood Playhouse: Bellingham’s Theatre for Young Audiences Camp Comedy!

Target grades: 6-12

Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St.

July 11-15

Details: theneighborhoodplayhouse@q.com, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

The Neighborhood Playhouse: Bellingham’s Theatre for Young Audiences Creative Dramatics

Target grades: K-2

Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St.

July 18-22

Details: theneighborhoodplayhouse@q.com, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

The Neighborhood Playhouse: Bellingham’s Theatre for Young Audiences Advanced Production Camp – by audition only

Target grades: 6th-12th-graders in the fall

Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris St.

July 25-Aug. 6

Details: theneighborhoodplayhouse@q.com, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

Print Makers Studio!

Target ages: 3–10

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

July 25-28

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

Puppets!

Target ages: 3–10

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

Aug. 1-4

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

Ragfinery Kids Camp: Flags

Target ages: 8-13

Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St.

Dates TBD, one in July, one in August

Details: 360-738-6977, ragfinery.com, hello@ragfinery.com

Road Trip! Make your own games to make car travel fun

Target ages: 3–10

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

June 20- 23

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

Ready, Set, Grow! Garden preparation and art

Target ages: 3-10

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

June 27 - 30

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

The Upfront Theatre School of Improv Youth Improv Summer Camp and Teen Improv Summer Camp

Target ages: One for ages 8-12; one for ages 13-18

The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St.

Youth Improv Camp July 25-29; Teen Improv Camp Aug. 1-5

Details: 360-733-8855 theupfront.com education@theupfront.com

WWU Summer Youth Theatre Institute: Elementary level

Target grades: K-6

WWU Performing Arts Center

June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Details: deb.currier@wwu.edu; 360-650-2387

Environmental and Outdoor Education

Farm Camp, Camp Pizza, Camp Pasta

Target ages: 3-12

WWU Outback Farm

Spring break farm camp April 4-7. Weekly summer programs June 20- Aug. 12

Details: commonthreadsfarm.org, 360-927-1590, info@commonthreadsfarm.org

Earthways Coyote Day Camp (and one overnight)

Target ages: 5-11

Kendall

July 5-8

$220

Details: earthwaysnature.org, 360-599-1393, info@earthwaysnature.org, Facebook at Earthways Nature

Earthways Eagle Overnighter Camp

Target ages: 9-16

Kendall

July 19-22

$325

earthwaysnature.org, 360-599-1393, info@earthwaysnature.org, Facebook at Earthways Nature

Cascadian Explorations Day Camps

Target grades: 2-3

Monday: 100 Acre Woods

Tuesday: Bakerview Beach to Locust Beach Traverse

Wednesday: Lake Padden Park

Thursday: Larrabee State Park to Clayton Beach Traverse

Friday: Bloedel-Donovan Park

Dates: June 20-24 and Aug. 15-19, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Details: 360-393-0230, wildwhatcom.org

Chuckanut Wilds Camps

Target grades: 4-5

Monday: Whatcom Falls Park

Tuesday: Bakerview Beach to Locust Beach Traverse

Wednesday: 100 Acre Woods

Thursday and Friday: Larrabee State Park Campout

July 11-15 or Aug. 1-5 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (July 14-15 and Aug. 4-5 overnight)

Details: 360-393-0230, wildwhatcom.org

Salish Seas Camps

Target grades: 5-6

Monday: Bloedel-Donovan Park

Tuesday: Bakerview Beach to Locust Beach Traverse

Wednesday: Pine and Cedar Lakes

Thursday and Friday: Deception Pass State Park Campout, Island County

July 25-29, Aug. 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (July 28-29 and Aug. 11-12 overnight)

Details: 360-393-0230, wildwhatcom.org

Religious

Vacation Bible School

Target grades: Preschool-sixth grade

Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Drive, Ferndale

July 25-29

Details: clcferndale.org, vbs@clcferndale.org, 360-384-1422

Vacation Bible School: Surf Shack

Target grades: Preschool-fifth grade

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St.

July 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon

Details: 360-733-2890, stpaulsbellingham.org

Science

Kitchen Science!

Target ages: 3-10

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

July 6-8

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

Frozen: Science & Art!

Target ages: 3-10

Perch & Play, 1707 N. State St.

Dates: July 11 - 14

Details: 360-393-4925; perchandplay.com; info@perchandplay.com

Tech Adventure Camps

Target grades: 5-6

Bellingham High School

End of June-beginning of July

Details: techadventures.org or paul.clement@bellinghamschools.org

WWU GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) Fair

Grades: K-16

Western Washington University

May 14

Details: 360-650-3308; wwu.edu/youth; youth@wwu.edu

Special Needs

F.A.C.E.S. Autism Summer Program, sponsored by Families for Autistic Children’s Education & Support Northwest

Target ages: People with autism 5-26

Bellingham

July 5-Aug. 18, Mondays-Thursdays

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

Sports

Camp Mac Non-Contact Youth Football Camp, hosted by 41 Sports and Anthony McClanahan

Target ages: 6-12

Downer Field 1225 Civic Field Way

July 21-23

$175 for three days; Early registration ends April 15; Last day to sign up is July 19

Details: http://www.recreationparks.net/WA/whatcom/downer-field-bellingham, www.41sports.com, click the football to register, 602-448-9618

WWU Lakewood Jr. Sailing Camp

Target grades: 6-12

Lakewood Watersports Facility, 2410 Lake Whatcom Blvd.

June 21-Aug. 22, weekly, Monday through Friday

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

Boys Basketball Individual Camp, sponsored by WWU Athletics

Target ages 9-18

Wade King Student Recreation Center, WWU campus

Dates: July 31-Aug 3

Tony.Dominguez@wwu.edu, 360-650-3024, wwuvikings.com

Boys Basketball Elite Camp, sponsored by WWU Athletics

Target ages: 9-18

Wade King Student Recreation Center, WWU campus

Aug 4-7

Details: Tony.Dominguez@wwu.edu, 360-650-3024, wwuvikings.com

Girls Basketball Individual & JV Camp, sponsored by WWU

Target grades: 5-12

Wade King Student Recreation Center, WWU campus

July 10-14

Details: Stacey.Turrell@wwu.edu, 360-650-4933, wwuvikings.com

Soccer Premier Camp, sponsored by WWU

Target ages: 8-14

WWU campus

July 19-22

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

  Comments