Summer Kids Camps Around Green Lake

June 5, 2014 7:18am

Courtesy of: Little Explorers Seattle

School is almost out, which means summer camps season is nearly here. Luckily there are lots of great options for day and week camps around the Green Lake area. 

Little Explorers Seattle 

Little Explorers Camps

Ages: 3-7 years old

Where:  Little Explorers School – 223 NE 65th Street

When:  Weekdays June 23rd – August 22nd (closed for July 4th)

Rates-Option 1:  9:00-1:00 – $185 Weekly & $40 Daily

Rates-Option 2:  9:00-3:00 – $275 Weekly & $60 Daily

About:  Little Explorers Camps include a weekly theme and incorporate art, music, songs, dance, literature, and lots of outdoor fun at Green Lake Park.


Nature Explorers Camps

Ages: 5-11 years old

Where:  Ravenna Park – 5520 Ravenna Ave NE

When:  Weekdays June 30th – August 29th (closed for July 4th)

Rates-Option 1:  9:00-1:00 – $185 Weekly & $40 Daily

Rates-Option 2:  9:00-3:00 – $275 Weekly & $60 Daily

About:  Explore acres of trails from Ravenna Park to Cowen Park.  Everyday will provide an opportunity for playing, exploring, discovering and learning, all while being active in nature.

Click here for more information and to register for camps.

Seattle Parks and Recreation at Green Lake Community Center

QuickStart Tennis

Ages: 7-10 years old

Where: Lower Woodland Tennis Courts

When: June 23-Aug 13 Practices are Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 6-7pm for 7-8 year olds and 7-8pm for 9-10 year olds.

Rates: $35 per player and all equipment is provided.

About: This summer program is intended for youth beginners ages 7-10 year olds. Using smaller rackets, using low pressure and foam balls, and playing on smaller courts, kids learn the game of tennis through exciting drills and fun games. Local matches against other community center teams starting in late July.

For more information, call (206)684-0780

Pottery Camp

Ages: 4-7

Where: Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr N

When: Week long classes start 6/23 and go through the week of 7/28; 1-3:30 p.m.

Rates: Varies between $140 – $175

About: In this camp students will learn how to throw bowls, mugs and plates on a pottery wheel. Students will also be making animal sculptures, a coil vase, clay whistles, masks, totem poles, etc. Students will explore different surface decoration techniques such as graffito, carving, and painting with slip to finish their clay projects. For more information, call (206)684-0780

Summer Youth Triathlon Camp

Ages: 8-17

Where: Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr N

When: 8/18-8/22; 9:30 a.m. – noon

Rates: $100

About: The camp is designed to introduce young athletes, ages 8-17 years old, to multi-sport training in a positive and fun environment. All athletes will be instructed on swimming strokes, cycling, running, and general fitness. Proper technique, safety, pacing, and sportsmanship are emphasized. Finish the week with an informal mini triathlon.

Requirements: Must have a bike in good working condition, swim 50 yards front crawl with side breathing without stopping, run 1/4 mile, and bike one mile.

What to bring daily: Properly fitted bike and helmet, swimsuit, towel, goggles, sunglasses, running shoes, running shorts, top, water bottle, and a nutritious snack. For more information, call (206)684-0780

Pre-engineering With LEGOs

Ages: 5-6

Where: Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr N

When: 8/4-8/8; 9 a.m – noon

Rates: $190

About: Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. For more information, call (206)684-0780

Engineering Fundamentals with LEGOs

Ages: 7-10

Where: Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr N

When 8/4 – 8/8; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Rates: $190

About: Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. For more information, call (206)684-0780

For information on these camps and many more, go to: or call (206)684-0780

Taproot Theatre 

Acting Studio Summer Camps 

Ages: Pre K – 12th grade

Where: Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St 

When: varies by age

Rates: varies

About: For more information on specific age/grade levels, go to:

Summer Camps at the Zoo 

Ages: 3-14

Where: Woodland Park Zoo 601 N 59th St

When: varies by age

Rates: varies by ages

About: Half day and full day options available. For more information about the camps, visit the Zoo’s camp program page.