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Summer is in full gear and for many parents, that means even more juggling than usual. We at WA Charters, have put our heads together and crowdsourced some hot tips on summer activities and resources in different areas:


Elevate Washington Youth Program Directory: From camps and after-school classes to services and support, this directory features programs that help build lifelong skills, improve academic performance, provide safe spaces outside the school day and inspire young people to discover their passions.
For summer programs, click here.


Summer camps are filling up quickly this year, but there are still some local summer programs with open spots. Check out this list of camps with openings!

More resources listed below:

  • RVLA Summer Programming: offering boxing, cooking, dance, tutoring, and a Black male affinity group
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation: Offering free and low cost day nature and sports day camps, as well as some arts and crafts, performing arts, and STEM/technology camps and programs. Virtual and in person programming. 
  • YMCA Summer Day Camps: Offering sports and activities day camps, including some STEM/technology programs. Financial assistance and sliding scale fees available. 
  • UW Summer Youth Programs: Remote/virtual summer courses for middle and high school students on different technology, arts, and science topics. Some open courses and courses with waitlist spots still available. 
  • Skate Like A Girl: Skateboarding day camp for youth ages 7-13. Waitlist spots available. Scholarships and financial aid available. 
  • All Together Skatepark: Skateboarding camp for youth ages 5-12, offering weeklong summer camps (with half day and drop in class options). 
  • Camp Indigo: A summer day camp offering online/virtual programming for transgender and gender diverse youth ages 4-17. 
  • Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra: Offering hybrid (both in person and virtual) programming for youth musicians ages 7-15 who play string, wind, brass, or percussion instruments. 
  • Meter Music School: Summer music day camps for beginners and youth with some experience playing instruments, ages 5-13. Programming includes songwriting, singing, guitar and ukulele, and drums. 
  • Destination Science: In person and virtual educational science day camps for youth ages 5-11. 
  • Youth In Focus: Offering in person and virtual photography camps for youth ages 9-12, with camps focusing on nature photography, portraiture, street photography, videography, photojournalism, and working in a photo darkroom. Waitlist spots available.


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