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    Summer Opportunities 2019
    Posted on 05/28/2019
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    Activities for fun, experiences and/or social opportunities

    Seattle Parks & Recreation Department

    Get free swimming lessons for kids at nine Seattle beaches

    Broadway Bound Youth Musical Theater program

    Seattle Public Library programs

    Activities for fun and/or learning for all age groups FREE!

    Late Night Programs

    Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens ages 13-19.
    Fridays and Saturday evenings from 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
    Recreational time where all teens are welcomed.
    Held at the following locations:

    • Bitter Lake Community Center
    • Garfield Teen Life Center
    • High Point Community Center
    • Meadowbrook Teen Life Center
    • Rainier Beach Community Center
    • Rainier Community Center
    • South Park Community Center
    • Southwest Teen Life Center
    • Van Asselt Community Center

    Coyote Central – Youth art summer program “Hit the Streets”

    Opportunity for youth to exercise their voice and impact their community through public art. Students gain first-hand experience of what it means to be a professional artist as well as a sense of what their own future might be like as a creative professional. In addition, Hit the Streets develops basic job readiness skills and provides an opportunity for youth to earn money as part of a pre-workforce population.

    • Ages 13-15, who have a strong interest in the arts.
    • Public Art Installation + Performance
      Visual Arts Team (12 kids)
      Performance Arts Team (12 kids)
    • Located at Coyote Central | 2300 East Cherry Street | Seattle, WA 98122
    • July 15 - 19 + July 22 - 26 + Performance on July 27
    • For more info and to apply click here

    Academic or learning opportunities

    Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (@ Seattle University)

    CTY's gifted and talented summer programs offer bright students the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program.

    UW Summer Youth Programs

    • Focus on Fashion & Design and Focus on Fashion & Design II
    • Mosaic Arts - 3D
    • Resist! Write! Create! Bookmaking for Young Artists
    • STEM Challenge: Engineering Things That Go
    • STEM Challenge: Engineering Sustainable Living

    Seattle Skills Center

    Applications for Seattle Skills Center’s free summer and school year courses are now available online on the Skills Center website (here). The Seattle Skills Center prepares students for college, career, and life through advanced Career and Technical Education courses.

    LEEP at Lakeside

    Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP) is a free four-week summer program designed for Seattle Public School students entering grades 6 or 9 in fall 2019. Through engaging and fun activities and classes, LEEP aims to build students' confidence, excitement about school and learning, prepare students for middle or high school academics, and connect with new friends.

    Application deadline is April 1st! Click here to apply:

    Questions? Please contact us at or 206-440-2867

    Franklin High School “POWER UP”

    • 10 hours service learning toward graduation
    • Free breakfast and lunch
    • For incoming 9th graders to Franklin
    • Field trips and service projects
    • July 8-August 2nd, 9am-3pm

    Opportunities for paid or volunteer work:

    Department of Ecology

    YMCA Teen leadership training program – Volunteer

    • Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership development
    • Must attend an overnight adventure camp program first and be nominated by leaders for potential leadership qualities.
    • Financial assistance available!
    • For info and applications see

    Seattle Parks and Recreation – paid!

    Summer of Service

    • For students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades
    • Learn leadership skills and do community service
    • Pays $150 😊

    STEP (Summer Teen Employment Preparation)

    • Must be between 14 and 19 years old as of July 8th, 2019
    • Learn about and design a project for community service and action
    • Pays $599!

    Youth Participatory Action Research

    • Must be between 14 and 19 years old as of July 8th, 2019
    • Learn about social justice, design and present a project using media
    • Pays $1000!!


    Survivor Quest Summer Youth Camp at Camp Long

    • Ages 12-15
    • wilderness survival, backpacking skills, first aid, environmental science, and more. Camp starts the week of July 1st. Scholarships available.
    • Info:

    Camp Erin

    • Camp Erin is a free, weekend bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives.
    • Children and teens ages 6 to 18 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities.
    • Safe environment to explore grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
    • Camp will be held June 14-16th
    • 2019 Camper Application at
    • The deadline to apply is May 20th.

    Wilderness Awareness School summer camps

    • Day or overnight
    • Ages 4-18
    • Seattle and Eastside locations
    • Contact

    iD Tech STEM Camp

    • Ages 7-19
    • Held at multiple Seattle and Eastside colleges
    • For info call 888-709-8324 or visit

    Sanca Circus – School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts

    • Summer camps or 12-week session classes for ages 2+
    • Learn the flying trapeze, trampoline and/or unicyle!
    • For info call 206-652-4433 or visit

    Woodland Park Zoo Camps

    • For ages 3-14
    • For animal lovers!
    • Visit

    Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Camp

    • Day Camps, Sports Camps, Teen Camps and more!
    • Register at www.positive.or/summer

    YMCA Camps

    • Camp Colman and Camp Orkila overnight camps
    • Daycamps with wrap around camp hours
    • Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership development
    • Financial assistance available!
    • For info and applications see

    Ailey Camp

    • For more information, please contact: Shawn Roberts, Director of Seattle Theatre Group® AileyCamp 206.518.5232 or

    Camp Sparkle

    • Offers four free week-long summer day camps for children who have a loved one with cancer, who have cancer themselves or who have lost someone to cancer. Provides themed activities including music, art, crafts, games, exercise, theater, therapy dogs and field trips.

    East African Community Services

    • Educating the Horn Summer Day Camp 2019
    • Open for k-8 graders
    • Complimentary Lunch and Snack provided daily. Youth Scholars attend weekly Field Trips to have incredible fun while exploring the natural world.
    • Summer Day Camp is free for residents of Seattle Housing Authority.
    • Registration Opens at the end of March.

    Hip Hop Architecture Camp

    • A FREE one-week intensive camp for 5-th-8th graders. Using hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce under represented communities to architecture and design. Participants will explore hip hop as a revolutionary approach to understanding, conceiving, and generating architecture for a just city.
    • University of Washington. 3950 University of Washington, Gould Hall
    • Date: August 12 - August 16 Cost: Free Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

    LGBTQ camp for teens and families

    Camp Ten Trees

    For more, check: