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Summer Camps List 2019



Academic/Science Camps

Aquatic Exploration Camp, June 17-Aug. 22, Comstock or Shadle Aquatic Centers, ages 10-15 can learn personal water safety and lifeguard readiness such as rescue skills, intro to CPR and first aid. Camp participants will learn the ins and outs of pool operations beyond what happens on deck and also enjoy games and activities. Swimming and diving skills will be refined and endurance increased. It also prepares campers to take a lifeguard class or join Aqua Ducks Novice Swim Team. $64, joakes@spokanecity.org, spokanerec.org, (509) 363-5407

Creative Mind Bright Mind Preschool Steam Camps, preschool available June-August at Dance Center of Spokane. Students must be age 3 by Sept. 1 and potty trained. Sessions include “Camp Out!” June 17-20, All Aboard the Dr. Seuss Circus July 15-18, Tails and Peg Legs Aug. 12-15. $175/week , $325 two weeks, $475 three weeks. dancespokane@qwestoffice.net, dancecenterofspokane.com, (509) 448-2464.

Making and Tinkering, North Wall Schools, Aug. 19-23, 9 a.m.-noon. Children ages 4-7 explore the wonders of everyday items with Caralee Palmer, lead teacher. Familiar stories and materials inspire young children to solve scientific, technological, engineering, and math problems. $150, office@northwallschools.com, northwallschools.com, (509) 466-2695.

Science Summer Solutions, July 22-Aug. 2, All Saints Spokane, 3510 E. 18th Avenue, Students grades K-4 can research and test a variety of scientific summer-themed experiments, along with learning about performing and visual arts. $165. Jmichaud@allsaintsspokane.net, (509) 534-1098.

Transform Summer Camp, July 19-22, Silver Lake Bible Camp, Christian-based summer camp provide grades 3-6 with a place to connect with Jesus and community in a safe and fun environment, $255, zachs@lifecenter.net, transformnw.com/ (509) 768-8561


Arts/Theater Camps

Art Rocks!, North Wall Schools, Spokane. July 22-26, 9 a.m.-noon, Explore the dynamic intersection of art and science with Lead Teacher Caralee Palmer, to discover exciting ways to create art and apply science. Children will sculpt, paint, draw, make jewelry, and more. Grades K-3, $125. office@northwallschools.com, northwallschools.com, (509) 466-2695.

Arts Camp, July 21-25, Camp Cross, grades 4-8. Blends faith and spirituality with the beauty of the arts. $240, $270, $300. campcross.org campcross@spokanediocese.org,

Bleker School of Dance offers a variety of camps and programs for all ages, including Junior Camp, July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m., ages 4.5 to 6 can receive an introduction to dance by learning three routines, playing games and more. Considered a good way to be introduced to dance for those interested in taking classes in the fall. No experience needed. $30. Youth Camp, July 29-Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m-3:30 p.m., focuses on dance technique, plus swimming, games, and more. No dance experience required, $160. Teen Camp, July 22-26, 2:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, teens can learn 6-plus dance routines, dance technique, swim, play games, and more. Some dance experience recommended, but not required. $160. blekerschoolofdance@gmail.com, blekerschoolofdance.com, (509) 863-2363.

Dance Center of Spokane offers a variety of Beginning and Advanced Camps for teens June-August featuring guest teachers Dave Massey, Kaisa-Mikale Hance, and Cena Bean. Courses are in the afternoon and evening, prices range from $110-$300. Includes Intro to Teen Dance June 17-20, $110, ages 11 and up; Ballet/Jazz Fusion June 24-27, $110 ages 11 and up; Intro to Teen Dance 2, July 15-18, $110, ages 11 and up; Ballet/Jazz Fusion 2, July 22-25, $110 ages 11 and up; “Broadway Here I Come” (Intro to musical theater with Dominick Betts), July 22-25, ages 11 and up, $110; Jazz Intensive with Dave and Kaisa, July 29-Aug 1, 3 levels, placement July 29 9-10 a.m., $300/week or $90/day; Stretching it Out, Aug. 5-8, ages 10 and up, $250; Turning It Up Aug. 12-15, $250, ages 10 and up; Hip Hop Rocks! (Drop In) Aug. 5-8 & Aug. 12-15, $15/class; Competition Workshop Aug. 19-21. Required for all competition students. (New to competition informational meeting 2 p.m. May 29) Register before May 31 and save 5 percent on tuition. dancespokane@qwestoffice.net, http://www.dancecenterofspokane.com, (509) 448-2464.

Gonzaga University Dance Faculty presents 2019 Summer Dance Intensive, either July 22-27 (senior/ages 13-20) or Aug. 5-9 (junior/ages 9-13). Program available for youth interested in ballet, modern jazz, hip hop or musical theatre. Lunch is provided and there’s also an informal performance on Friday. Classes taught by GU dance faculty in new Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center. Register at Gonzaga.edu/summerdance or email erickson@gonzaga.edu

Kids Dance and Drama Camps at Dance Center of Spokane. Learn ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater June, July and August. Advanced classes available for those with experience. Afternoon and evening courses available, $110 one week, $275 three weeks, $375 four weeks. Classes include Dazzling Disney June 17-20, ages 3-5 and 6-10; Pirates and Mermaids, July 15-18, ages 3-5 and 6-10; Under the Sea Aug. 5-8, ages 3-5 and 6-10; Dazzling Disney 2, Aug. 12-15, ages 3-5 and 6-10; Broadway Baby June 17-20, ages 6-11; King of New York, July 22-25, ages 6-11; Just Dance June 24-27, ages 8-12; Just Dance 2, July 22-25, ages 8-12; Advanced Dance Camp Aug. 5-8, ages 8-12; Advanced Dance Camp Aug. 12-15, ages 8-12; Mini Jazz Intensive with guest teacher Kaisa-Mikale Hance, July 29-Aug. 1, ages 6-10, $125. Register before May 31 and receive a 5 percent discount on summer tuition. dancespokane@qwestoffice,net, http://www.dancecenterofspokane.com, (509) 448-2464.

Sing from the Heart Youth Camp Vocal Performance Workshops. June 17-27, 2406 S. Park Drive, Spokane. Open to new and experienced singers to improve vocal technique and performance skills and hone skills as solo performers. Student choose their own songs. Includes Kids Singing Camp for ages 6-12 and Teen Singing Camp for ages 13-17. Prices $145-$165. robinmarks@live.com, singfromtheheart.biz, (509) 879-5919.

Spokane Ballet Studio Summer Workshops, June 17-Aug. 2. Camps for students and include Children’s Workshop level 1-4 ages 8-14, June 17-27; Intermediate Advanced Workshop July 8-19, performance July 28; Beginning Ballet Workshop ages 5-9 July 29-Aug. 2. Classes $150-$225/week, Email spokaneballetstudio@gmail.com for registration form and pay $25 deposit to hold the spot. http://www.spokaneballetstudio.com, (509) 714-3650.


Athletic Camps

“Beyond the Gold” Sports Camp, June 17-21, Garland Church. Camp features an entire week of sports instruction for grades K-6 in soccer, volleyball or cheerleading in the morning, along with skits, lessons, music, snacks, and games. No prior sports experience needed. $35. (509) 327-7700 or http://www.garlandchurch.org

Cheer Camp at Dance Center of Spokane, July 15-18, teaches tumbling, hiphop and cheer techniques for boys and girls. Includes mini camp for ages 5-10 and full camp/clinic for ages 8-18. Camps taught by former and active cheerleaders. Mini camp $110, clinic $175. All cheer camp participants will perform on the final day, dancespokane@qwestoffice.net, http://www.dancecenterofspokane.com, (509) 448-2464.

Disc Golf Camp, June 24-28, ages 12-17 start at Hagelin Park and visit five disc courses including Corbin Park, High Bridge, Rocky Ridge, a Cheney course and Stimpi Ridge. Disc provided. (509) 498-9250 or https://www.cityofcheney.org/177/Parks-Recreation

EWU Women's Basketball Eagle Skills Camp, June 1-2, for girls grades 7-12, Eastern Washington University. Improve skills taught by EWU players and coaching staff. $125, bcurrie@ewu.edu, www.http://www.totalcamps.com/EWUWOMENSBASKETBALL/camps/eagle_basketball_skills_camp/_dSZ, (509) 979-5686

Gonzaga Tennis Camp, July 14-19 and July 21-26, Stevens Tennis Center. Learn match strategy, take part in competitive drills and improve conditioning. $425 day camp, $875 overnight. (509) 280-8427 or (509) 313-4206, or gurule@gonzaga.edu or piibor@gonzaga.edu. Gonzagatenniscamps.com

Kiwanis Club of Northeast Spokane Disc Golf Summer Camps, June 24-28, July 22-26 and Aug. 5-9, Camp Sekani. Daily beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons for ages 8-18. Participants receive one disc bag, one putter, one mid-range, one driver, one mini marker, and one water bottle, plus breakfast and lunch. Also includes swimming, hiking, core values, social style fun, leadership, challenges and awards. $299, usydgadiscgolf@gmail.com, http://www.usydga.com, (509) 710-0930

Olympic Gold Medalist Pat Powers Volleyball Camp, Aug. 10-11 HUB Sports Center. Advanced skills camps available for boys, girls and adults. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. $130. www.volleyballcamps.com, Pat@volleyballcamps.com, https://volleyballcamps.com/, (760) 473-8236.

Premier Mitts Baseball Camps, June 24-July 25, Mt. Spokane High School. A variety of weekly programs for ages 8-18 focus on various baseball fundamentals and techniques, including Playmaker Infield Camp, June 24-27, Total Infield Camp June 24-27, Specialized Infield Camps; Double Play Infield Camp July 8-11; Making the Routine Pay Infield Camp July 8-11; Infield Finale Camp July 22-25; $184.99/camp, but discounts available for multiple camps. kenny@premiermittsinc.com, http://www.premiermittsinc.com, (509) 863-4605.

Premier Mitts Hitting Camps, July 15-18, Mount Spokane High School. Camps cover fundamentals of the swing, including learning and understanding swing pattern and participating in drills that help with stride/load. Only 5 players per session. $129.99 per player each session, discounts available for multiple camps, kenny@premiermittsinc.com, http://www.premiermittsinc.com, (509) 863-4605

RecTennis Summer Kids and Adult Programs, June 17-Aug. 23, Sky Prairie Park and Comstock Park. Kids program for ages 5-12 features 1.5-hour, 4-hour and 8-hour sessions. The 4- and 8- hour sessions also include other activities, including swimming at Comstock classes. Adult classes for all skill levels include tennis, cardio classes. Intermediate classes also available for adults wanting to refine their skills. 1.5 hour $42 (Sky Prairie) and $45/week (Comstock), 4 hour $105 (Sky Prairie) and $115/week (Comstock); 8 hour $175 (Comstock). Programs include Friends + Family Tennis for ages 6-plus, invites people to bring a group of up to 4 players; HIIT Tennis for ages 18-plus; Next Level Tennis ages 8-16. (509) 991-0696, email anderson@pnw.usta.com or http://www.rectennis.com/spokane

Sasquatch Sports Volleyball Skills Development Program, July 11-13, West Valley High School. Open to boys and girls grades K-12. Camp provides six hours of skill specific court time and is designed to provide the opportunity to practice specific skills to meet personal needs. $75/per session $200/all sessions. sasquatchsportscamps@gmail.com, http://www.sasquatchvolleyballcamps.com, (509) 954-0034

Skyhawks Sports Academy Summer Camps run June-August at locations at parks and schools in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Post Falls, and Coeur d’Alene areas. They offer fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life for ages 3-12. Prices range from $69 to $165. http://www.skyhawks.com or (509) 466-6590. Skyhawks/Liberty Lake Day Camps offers a fun, safe, and positive environment for youth June-August. While being introduced to a new sport each week, campers will also do arts and crafts, swimming, field trips, and many more fun activities. Each week is $155 and people can sign up for one week or all nine weeks. http://www.skyhawks.com or call (509) 466-6590. Skyhawks Sports Academy Summer Camps run June-August at locations at parks and schools in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Post Falls, and Coeur d’Alene areas. They offer fun, safe and positive programs that emphasize critical lessons in sports and life for ages 3-12, depending on the sport. Camps include Cheerleading Camps, girls ages 5-11, $69-$165; Baseball Camps, ages 4-12, $69-$165; Basketball Camps, ages 6-12, $69-$165; Flag Football Camps, ages 6-12, $69-$165; Soccer Camp, ages 3-12, $69-$165; Volleyball Camps ages 6-12, $69-$165; Tennis Camp, only July-August, boys and girls ages 6-12, $79-$165; Lacrosse Camp, ages 6-12; $69-$165; Cross Country & Track, ages 6-12, $69-$165; Golf Camp, ages 5-11, $69-$165; Mini-Hawk® Camp (includes basketball, soccer, baseball), ages 4-7, $115-$145; Tiny Hawk® Camp, ages 3-4, $49-$79; Multi-Sport Camps, ages 6-12, $69-$165; STEM Sports Camps, (includes basketball, football, soccer and volleyball), ages 6-12, $149-$179. http://www.skyhawks.com (509) 466-6590.

Skyhawks STEM/Sports Camps, July 8-Aug. 9, various locations in Cheney hosts these sports programs for ages 6-12. Includes Football Camp July 8-12, Hageline Park, $119; Football Camp and Swim July 8-12, Hagelin Park, $145; STEM & Play: Soccer, July 22-26, Betz Elementary, $119; STEM & Play Soccer and Swim, July 22-26, Betz Elementary, $145; Baseball Camp Aug. 5-9, Betz Elementary Aug.5-9, Hagelin Park, $119; Baseball Camp and Swim Aug. 5-9, Hagelin Park, $145. (509) 498-9250 or https://www.cityofcheney.org/177/Parks-Recreation

The Creek at Qualchan Spring Break Junior Golf Camp, April 3-5, ages 7-14 can learn golf techniques. Summer programs also available. $200/student. Bobakergolf.com or http://www.bobakergolf.com

Whitworth University Women’s Volleyball Summer Camp, Aug. 13-15, offers skill training for grades 7-12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $130. http://www.whitworth.edu/forms/athletics/womens-volleyball/summer-camp/index.aspx, (253) 961-0149


Day camps/Summer Child Care Programs

Breakthrough Basketball Ball Handling, April 5-7, HUB Sports Center. Shooting and Decision Making Camp includes drills and skills. $245, but 20% discount if registered by Feb. 17. camps@breakthroughbasketball.com, http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps/camp.asp?name=SpokaneCamp3, 866-846-7892 ext 1.

Camp CASLO, Wren Pierson Community Center, Cheney. Day camps for ages 5-12 run June 17-Aug. 23. Includes fitness, games, field trips, swimming and more. Daily rate $31 residents, $36 non-residents, or $42 late registration. Extended daily rate $37.75 residents, $42.50 non-resident, $49.50 late registration. Regular weekly rate $117 residents, $121.25 non-residents, $133 late. (509) 498-9250 or visit https://www.cityofcheney.org/177/Parks-Recreation

Flying Squirrel Sports Day Camp, July 2-Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flying Squirrel Sports Spokane. Children invited to explore different types of movement and develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills with age-appropriate games, activities and challenges, while encouraging an active lifestyle and co-operation with peers. $179, Spokane@FlyingSquirrelSports.Com, flyingsquirrelsports.us/spokane-valley-washington/, (509)242-3831.

Kids Week at Unity, Aug. 5-8, Unity Spiritual Center, Spokane. Ages 5-14 can enjoy a fun and creative experience learning about affirmation, connection, peacemaking and other life skills. $30. (509) 838-6518 or jackienwyou@comcast.net.

Skyhawks/Liberty Lake Day Camps offers a fun, safe, and positive environment for youth June-August. While being introduced to a new sport each week, campers will also do arts and crafts, swimming, field trips, and many more fun activities. Each week is $155 and people can sign up for one week or all nine weeks. http://www.skyhawks.com or call (509) 466-6590.

West Central Summer Day Camp Youth Program, June 17-Aug. 23, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. West Central Community Center. Ages 5-12 can enjoy a variety of activities including sports, swimming, games, art, music, karate, fitness, and field trip. Fees based on family income, state pay accepted. (509) 323-7501 http://www.westcentralcc.org

YMCA Summer Day Camps and Clubs, licensed camps and specialty clubs at North YMCA, Valley YMCA, Emerson Part, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church June 17-Aug. 28. Include swimming, field trips and daily activities. Options also include Outdoor Adventure Camp and Creative Clubs that teach skill-building activities. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., prices $133-$217/week depending on location. creynolds@ymcainw.org, ymcainw.org/programs/child-care, (509) 879-7823.

Youth Sewing Camp and Youth Quilting Camp, July 29-Aug. 2, Shriners Event Center, Hayden. Sewing camp open to ages 8 and older and teaches a variety of projects including flannel pajama bottoms. No sewing experience needed, July 29-30, $35. Quilting camp open to ages 10 and up, must have sewing experience or have attended sewing camp. Campers will make a finished lap-sized quilt. July 31-Aug. 2, $45. http://www.northidahoquilters.com cherievidovich@gmail.com, http://www.northidahoquilters.com, (208) 659-2444.


Overnight/Weekly Camps

Camp Cross, operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, offers a variety of camps on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Programs include Mission Camp June 23-28, grades 9-12, focuses on service work done off-site, levels $288, $234 or $360. Mini Camp, June 30-July 2, grades 2-3. Introductory session for new campers, $144, $162, $180. Days at the Lake, July 3-6, for families/individuals, $60/day for campers ages 16 and up, $45/day age 5-15, or free for below age 5. Intermediate Camp, July 7-12, grades 4-6, $288, $324, $360. Arts Camp, July 21-25, Camp Cross, grades 4-8. Blends faith and spirituality with the beauty of the arts. $240, $270, $300. Mid-High, July 28-Aug. 2, grades 7-9, $288, $324, $360. Senior High, Aug. 4-10, grades 10-12 and 2019 high school graduates, $336, $378, $420. campcross.org campcross@spokanediocese.org,

Camp Gifford. The Salvation Army operates camps at Loon Lake June 24-Aug. 2 for ages 7-12 years old, and one for teens 13-17 years old. Includes activities like swimming, sailing, archery, hiking, sports and more. $400, campgifford@usw.salvationarmy.org, http://www.campgifford.org or (509) 329-2759.

Inland Northwest Council of Boy Scouts of America camps for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts include “Wild West and Cub Country” at Camp Cowles at Diamond Lake. Sessions are July 11-14 (family camp); July 18-21 (Cub Scouts), July 25-28 (Cub Scouts), Aug. 1-4 (Webelos.) Open to grades K-5, $155/Scout, $125/sibling, $100/adult, (509) 951-2727 or marcia.hunt@scouting.org. Camp Easton for Boy Scouts age 11-18. Weekly sessions June 23-29, June 30-July 6, July 7-13, July 14-20, July 21-27, July 29-Aug. 3, Aug. 5-10. $340/youth in council, $375 youth out of council, $165/adult. (406) 317-3827 or andrew.bell@scouting.org. Camp Grizzly for Boy Scouts ages 11-18, July 7-13, July 14-20, July 22-27. $340 in council, $355 out of council, $165/adult. (509)202-7722 or nicolas.cress@scouting.org. Info on all camps and other activities http://www.nwscouts.org/camping

Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center in Rathdrum offers a variety of programs June 23-Aug. 16 that involve swimming, games, making friends and singing. Camp is a ministry of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Sessions include Counselors in Training (grades 11-13), June 23-July 3, $355; Family Camp (all ages), July 3-7, $75; Elementary Camp (grades 3-6), July 7-12, Aug. 11-16; Primary Camp (grades 1-3), June 30-July 3, Aug. 4-7, $160; Junior High Watersports (grades 6-9), July 7 - 12, Aug. 11-16, $385; High School Crossfire (grades 9-13), July 7-12, $335, Elementary Lake Camp (3-6th Grade), July 28 - August 2, $385; Elementary Fish 'n Sail (grades 3-6), August 4-9, $335; Junior High Camp (grades 6-9), July 28-Aug. 2, $335; Junior High Fine Arts Camp (grades 6-9), Aug. 4-9, $335; High School Dance, Drama, Debate (grades 9-13), August 11-16, $335; High School Watersports (grades 9-13,) Aug. 4-9, $385.Sibling discounts available. kathryn@twinlowcamp.org, http://www.twinlow.org, (208)352-2671.

YMCA Camp Reed, programs available June 16-Aug. 13 for grades 1-10 all summer at Fan Lake, including swimming, hiking, canoeing, ropes course, archery, painting, campfires, night exploring, skits, and more. Weekly overnight sessions, $245-$640, campreed@ymcainw.org, ymcainw.org/camp-reed, (509) 777-9622


Special Need Camps

Camp No Limits, July 16-19. This camp at Camp Cross on Lake Coeur d'Alene is available to people with limb loss and their families. Along with having fun with peers, campers learn about different adaptive equipment. Various professionals also volunteer their time, including physical therapists, occupational therapists. Adult amuputees will also be present as role models. The camp also includes group sessions for siblings and parents.


Vacation Bible Camps

Hope Lutheran Church VBS, “We All Believe,” July 8-12, Spokane Valley. Grades PreK-5 can attend this free half-day program that runs from 9 a.m.-noon and includes lunch. Children will learn about Christ through singing hymns, crafts, games and skits. (509) 924-1630 Visit hlutheran.org/vbsinfo.html, sign up on Facebook. cassieke@outlook.com, http://www.hlutheran.org, (509) 924-1630

Mission Camp, Camp Cross, June 23-28, operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, grades 9-12, offers a variety of camps on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Programs include Mission Camp June 23-28, focuses on service work done off-site, levels $288, $234 or $360. campcross.org campcross@spokanediocese.org,