Summer Camp List 2015

Academic/Science Camps
Arts/Theater Camps
Athletic Camps
Day camps/Summer Child Care Programs
Family Camps
Overnight/Weekly Camps
Special Need Camps
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Academic/Science Camps


20th Annual Na-ha-shnee Native American Health Science Institute, Na-ha-shnee is a 12 day hands on learning experience for Native American High School youth. We accept Native American students who are entering the 10,11, 12 grades in the fall of 2015. The purpose is to encourage Native American youth to explore the fields of health sciences. The students will have hands on learning lab experiences; pharmacy, human anatomy lab, basic nursing skills, DNA extraction, environmental health science, CPR/First Aid, and leadership skills. WSU Spokane Campus, Spokane, Washington, June 21 - July 2, 2015, The students will be housed at Gonzaga University, Camp is free, students need to provide transportation to a from camp. paul@wsu.edu, http://www.nursing.wsu.edu, 5093247440.

Academic programs at St. George’s School include Legos and Nanoscience, July 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon, Grades 3-5 will learn about nanoscience and recent innovations in this science, $150; Windmill Mania, July 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m., grades K-2 will learn principles of mechanical engineering with hands-on exploration of wind, windmills and other energy methods, $150; Legos and Topography, July 13-17, 12:30-3:30 p.m., camp for grades 3-5 includes learning geometry of the campus and the Five Mile area, and using Legos to represent them, plus map reading, $150; N=Toy Hands-On Algebra for Beginners, grades 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon July 6-10 (Level 1) or July 27-31 (Level 1 or 2). Level 1 campers don’t need algebra experience, and Level 2 requires completing Level 1. Program offers foundational concepts of algebra, $150; Legos and Programming for Young Students, 9 a.m.-noon June 29-July 3, grades 1-3 (Level 1) or Aug. 3-7 (Level 1 or 2), learn how to build with Lego structures and operate programming software, $150; Video Game Programming, grades 4-8, 12:30-3:30 p.m., June 22-26. Learn programming concepts using Project Spark, $200; Dragon Chess Camp, 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 22-26, grades K-6. Learn aspects of chess play. $150; Math Enrichment in the Great Outdoors, grades 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26, learn math concepts outside the classroom, $150. Science Explorations with O’B, grades 7-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15-19. Visit the lab, forest, kitchen and Spokane River to see science in action, $340; Math Camp, Aug. 10-14, Level 1: grades 6-8, 9 a.m.-noon. Covers probability, geometric formulas, non-base ten numbers, test-taking strategies, $160. Level 2 grades 7-10, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 10-14, covers geometry formulas, recursive and explicit formulas, exponential functions, and pictures using graphing calculators. Intended for higher level middle/high school student seeking challenge, $160; Near Space Balloon Camp, June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Grades 7-12 will spend time designing, building, launching, and recovering a near space balloon and learning about atmosphere and FAA regulations, $325; Middle School Study Skills, Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon, Offers grades 6-8 tips on preparing for projects, planning, note-taking, organizing, and creating study environment, $160. “Ready, Set, Go!” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17-21, builds reading and writing skills for grades K-2, $300; Young Photographers Camp, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., grades 2-6 can learn information about creating quality photos, $300. http://www.sgs.org/summer, (509) 464-874 elizabeth.tender@sgs.org.

Cursive Camp, Your child will learn how to write both lower case and upper case letters as well as connecting strokes and have fun while learning this technique!, 15803 E. Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, Washington, June 15 - 19, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, $100, creativeteaching@msn.com, http://www.creativemusiclearningcenter@msn.com, 509-951-1992.

Gonzaga University Startalk Chinese Program, Novice-level instruction in Chinese language for grades 2-12, along with cultural activities relating to Chinese culture (Tai Chi, watercolor painting, singing, games, etc.). Gonzaga University Campus, Spokane, Washington, June 22 - July 23, Free of charge, Session 1: Elementary school session, grades 2-5, June 22-July 10, 9 a.m. - noon, free of charge. Session 2: Middle and High school session, grades 6-12, June 29-July 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., free of charge. meyerl@gonzaga.edu, http://www.gonzaga.edu/startalk, 509-313-6783.

iD Tech. Students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Weeklong day and overnight programs with a balance of computer time and outdoor summer fun. iD Tech Camps (ages 7-17), iD Programming Academy (ages 13-18), iD Game Design & Development Academy (ages 13-18), Alexa Cafe (all-girls program for ages 10-15), and iD Tech Mini (half and full day options for kids ages 6-9), University of Washington (Seattle & Bothell) and Eton School (Bellevue), June-August, Prices vary by program, location, and course, info@iDTech.com, http://www.idtech.com/locations/washington-summer-camps/, 1-888-709-8324.

Science Safari, June 15-26, Gonzaga Prep. Students in grades 2-9 can experience an African Safari studying the ecology and wildlife of Africa including deserts of the Sahara, Namib, and Kalahari, the jungle of the Congo, and the plains of the Serengeti. Session 1 June 15-19, 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Session 2 June 22-26 12:15-3:15 p.m., $110. round.pat@gmail.com, gprep.com, (509) 998-4699

STEM CAMP, An opportunity for hands on, take home learning. Each component of STEM will be covered utilizing unique experiments as well as inquiry based discovery. Limited number of spaces available. 15803 E. Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, Washington, June 22-26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, $225.00, creativeteaching@msn.com, http://www.creativemusiclearningcenter.com, 509-891-9250.

Washington Business Week, June 21-Aug. 21, weeklong programs about business and communication for high school students at area colleges and universities Includes Federal Way, June 21-27;. Western Washington University June 21-27; Gonzaga University July 12-18 (manufacturing process/advanced business); Central Washington University July 26-Aug. 1 (health care focus); Pacific Lutheran University, Aug. 9-15 (agri-business/energy focus); Alaska Business Week, July 18-25 (health care focus); Alaska Pacific University July 5-10; Boleslawowo, Poland International Business Week July 19-24; Gdansk Poland International Business Week Aug. 16-21 (two college credits available). $860/session. alexa@wbw.org http://www.wbworg or (253) 815-6900.

WSU Cougar Quest, Pullman, residential, academic summer camp for motivated students grade 7-12. Sessions include July 19-24 (grades 7-9), July 26-31 (grades 9-12), Ninth-grade students can attend one or both weeks. Students attend three workshops taught by WSU professors and also take part in hands-on activities. Workshops at http://cougarquest.wsu.edu/workshops/ $675. cougarquest@wsu.edu, http://cougarquest.wsu.edu/workshops/, (509) 335-1235.

Arts/Theater Camps


Arts/theater camps at St. George's School include Harry Potter Camp, July 13-17, Potter fans in grades 3-5 will love the chance to attend a school of magic here in America, including sorting, earning house points, trivia, scavenger hunts, and Quidditch. Returning campers will experience more advanced potions and racing for the house cup!, $175; All Around The World Camp, grades 1-3, 12:30-3:30 p.m. June29-July 3. Learn about art, crafts, games and books from different cultures. $165; Little Pirates Adventure Camp, grades K-2, 9 a.m.-noon June 22-26 or July 13-17. Spend a week learning about pirates, treasures, and exploring the Little Spokane River Valley, $175; Lower School Adventure Camp, grades 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon June 15-19, explore the outdoors with activities like geocaching, kayaking and hiking. $150; Big Fat Messy Craft Camp, July 20-24, 12:30-3:30 p.m., teaches messy crafts for grades 1-5, $165. “Ready, Set, Go!” Aug. 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grades K-12 can rev up your reading and writing skills for the year ahead, $300; Young Photographers Camp, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., grades 2-6 can learn information about creating quality photos, $300. elizabeth.tender@sgs.org, http://www.sgs.org/summer, (509) 464-8741.

Clearwater Arts Camp, July 19-25, Camp Spalding. The 31st annual camp offers professional art instruction for grades 7-12, including vocal and instrumental music, visual arts, drama and dance. Free-time activities include swimming, boating, zip line and more. $455. registar@campspalding.org, http://www.campspalding.org,

Dream, Dance and Play at Fantasy Dance Camp 2015, Dance, Games, Crafts, Stories and a Tea Party are all part of Fantasy Dance Camp. Each day is based on a storybook theme and characters. Characters this year include: July 9 - Princess Elsa and Anna from Frozen, July 15 - Snow White, July 21- Fancy Nancy, August 3-Cinderella's Tea Party Ages 3-10. Time 10:00am-12noon. Price $35/day or Pre-Register by June 30 and get all 4 days for $120.Each day is based on a storybook theme. Dancers will enjoy dressing up in their favorite character. Includes a Fantasy Dance Camp T-shirt that each child decorates for students that attend all 4 days. A Grand Cinderella's Tea Party will be held on August 3rd during the last 30 minutes of class. All invited! Any color or style of leotards, full footed tights and ballet shoes are required for camp. Presented by Isabelle's Dance Time and Gail's School of Dance. Please register on-line at http://www.isabellesdancetime.com or call 509-927-0972. Spokane Valley, Washington, July 9, July 15, July 21, August 3, 10:00am - Noon, All Four Days $ 120.00 or $35.00 per day, July 9 - Princess Elsa and Anna from Frozen: Dance, Games, Crafts, Stories and a Tea Party are all part of Fantasy Dance Camp. Each day is based on a storybook theme and characters. 10:00am- Noon. Cost - $35.00, July 15 - Snow White: Dance, Games, Crafts, Stories and a Tea Party are all part of Fantasy Dance Camp. Each day is based on a storybook theme and characters. 10:00am- Noon. Cost - $35.00, July 21- Fancy Nancy: Dance, Games, Crafts, Stories and a Tea Party are all part of Fantasy Dance Camp. Each day is based on a storybook theme and characters. 10:00am- Noon. Cost - $35.00, August 3-Cinderella's Tea Party: Dance, Games, Crafts, Stories and a Tea Party are all part of Fantasy Dance Camp. Each day is based on a storybook theme and characters. A Grand Cinderella's Tea Party will be held the last 30 minutes of class. All invited! 10:00am- Noon. Cost - $35.00, Price $35/day or Pre-Register by June 30 and get all 4 days for $120. isabelle@isabellesdancetime.com, http://www.isabellesdancetime.com, 509-927-0972.

Inspirations Dance Studio dance camps, July 6-16 and Aug. 10-20. Sessions include jazz and ballet July 6-9 and Aug. 10-13, or tap and hip-hop July 13-16 or Aug. 17.20. $180/session. inspirationsdancestudio5678@gmail.com, inspirationsspokane.com, (509) 534-1128

Music Camps, Piano Camps Seussical the Musical Camp Composition Camp Bucket Drumming Camp Introduction to Percussion Camp Intermediate Percussion Camp, 15803 E. Sprague Ave Spokane Valley, Washington, Seussical the Musical Camp, singing, games, crafts, & activities, June 29 - July 2, 10:00 am - 12 noon, all ages, $79 + $16 materials fee. Music Composition Camp, write music for any instrument you play, June 22-25th, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. $99 + $20 materials fee. Bucket Drumming Camp, Ages 8 and up, June 22-26, 3:00 - 4:30 pm. $75 + $15 materials fee. Introduction to Percussion Camp, Ages 10 and up, Tuesdays July 7, 14, 21, & 28. 5:30-6:30 pm. $100 + $15 materials fee. Intermediate Percussion Camp, Ages 12 and Up, Tuesdays July 7, 14, 21, & 28. $100 + $15 materials fee. Piano Discovery Camp - children with no piano experience, learn rhythms, piano finger numbers, key names, note names, musical terms, and the music alphabet using fun learning games. June 22-26, 9:00-11:00 am, $90 + $15 materials fee, Piano Adventure Camp - for children at an early elementary level in piano. Students will have hands on experience learning note values, rhythms, reading skills, musical terms, and music alphabet. Fun learning games. June 22-26, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, $90 + $15 materials fee, Piano Kaleidoscope Camp - for the late elementary and early intermediate student. Concepts include: Scales, chords, staff including ledger lines, rhythms, musical terms and using lead sheets. Includes fun learning games. June 22-26, 2:30-4:30 pm, $90 + $15 materials fee, creativeteaching@msn.com, http://www.creativemusiclearningcenter.com, 509-891-9250.

Spokane Ballet Studio Summer Workshops, June 22-Aug. 21, ages 4-18 can benefit from programs taught by studio faculty. Includes Beginning Ballet Peter Pan Workshops, ages 4-6, July 6-, 9, 13 and 16, 3:30-4:15 p.m., $50; Children’s workshops include Ballet with Character, Jazz, Conditioning, Ballet History and Mini Performance. Level 1 (age 7-8), June 29-July 2, 2-4 p.m., $90; Level 2 (age 8-9), July 6-9, 2-4 p.m., $90; Level 3 (ages 9-11) July 13-16, 2-4 p.m. $90, Beginning Pointe Workshop June 22-26, 2-4 p.m. $110, Intermediate/Advanced Workshop Aug. 10-21 Intermediate 2-4 p.m. Advanced 4-6 p.m., $150 apiece or $270 both workshops Ballet with Pointe, Variations, Modern, Pilates, Conditioning and Contemporary, Summer Open/Drop-in Classes Monday-Thursday 4:30-6:15 p.m., June 22-25, June 29-July 2, July 6-16, Aug,. 3-6, $15/class. $25 registration fee. Email spokaneballetstudio@gmail.com, http://www.spokaneballetstudio.com, (509) 714-3650

Summer Dance Classes2015 at Isabelle's Dance Time, Come join us for a summer of fun and dance. We will be offering dance classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theater,Tap, Hip Hop and Street. There will be classes for every age and level. We will be offering two sessions this summer. Classes are Monday through Thursday. Session One: July 13-23 Session Two: August 10 - 20 Pay by the class or get a great deal by signing up for our unlimited classes for $150 for both sessions individual or family. You can register on-line at http://www.isabellesdancetime.com or call 509-927-0972. Spokane Valley, Washington, Session One July 13-23 and Session Two July 10 - 20, 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Unlimited Classes $150.00, Session One: July 13-23: We will be offering dance classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theater,Tap, Hip Hop and Street. There will be classes for every age and level. Classes are Monday through Thursday. Session Two: August 10-20: We will be offering dance classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theater,Tap, Hip Hop and Street. There will be classes for every age and level. Classes are Monday through Thursday. Pay by the class $15.00 or get a great deal by signing up for our unlimited classes for $150 for both sessions individual or family. isabelle@isabellesdancetime.com, http://www.isabellesdancetime.com, 509-927-0972.

Athletic Camps


Bleker School of Dance Camps in Spokane Valley include Youth Camp July 20-24, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dancers will learn five-plus dance routines, work on technique, play games, swim and more, $150. Or Teen Camp July 13-17 Monday-Thursday 2:30-9 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $150. Some dance experience requested but not required. blekerschoolofdance@gmail.com, blekerschoolofdance.com, (509) 892-7977.

Bleker School of Dance Junior Camp, At Bleker School of Dance Junior Camp, dancers will learn three short dance routines, work on technique, jump on the trampoline and perform for their parents at the end of the night. Bleker School of Dance, July 21, 5:30-7:30pm, $30, Junior Camp is for 4.5-6 year olds. blekerschoolofdance@gmail.com, blekerschoolofdance.com, 509-892-7977.

Breakthrough Basketball Attack & Counter Camp, July 31-Aug. 2, Liberty Lake, grades 7-12 boys and girls. Don Kelbick conducts camp teaching pro strategies for serious players, including footwork and mentality. Hours are 6-9 p.m., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $191-$239. Email dustin.pierson@breakthroughbasketball.com, http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps/camp.asp?id=August2015SpokaneKelbickCamp, (866) 846-7892.

Breakthrough Basketball Youth Skills Camp, July 28-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Liberty Lake. Youth and middle school camp focuses on developing the complete player including shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork, defense, rebounding, athleticism, and other essential skills, $191-$235, dustin.pierson@breakthroughbasketball.com, http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps/camp.asp?id=July2015SpokaneYouthSkills, (866) 846-7892.

Dolphin Aquatics Exploration Camp, two-week sessions 9-11:30 a.m. June 22-Aug. 27 at Comstock and Shadle Aquatic Centers. Courses teach stroke refinement, advanced experience and knowledge of water safety, plus diving and fitness swimming. Prepares students for advanced courses like lifeguard training and water safety instruction. Pre-requisites include demonstrating Barracuda/Level 5 swimming skills, $60 each session. For those children looking for more than just swim lessons or curious how aquatic facilities operate. cstrong@spokanecity.org, http://www.spokaneparks.org, (509) 363-5415.

East Central CC Youth Basketball Camps provided by Catch Spokane, These camps aim to teach participants how to develop their individual skills. Participants will learn to better their skills through focused drills, and team play. Activities will develop core skills such as dribbling, shooting, defense, rebounding, passing, and sportsmanship. All players will receive a camp shirt. Lunch is available for all campers attending the Basketball Skills Camps at noon when the camp ends. Financial assistance is available. East Central Community Center, 500 S Stone, Spokane, June 20 - July 24, 9am-Noon, $100 per week, financial assistance avaiable, 3-on-3 Strategy Hoop Camp, co-ed, Noon-3pm, June 20-21, 6th-12th graders, $80 per team (3 or 4 players). This camp focuses on a 3-on-3 format to get players some time with their team before the big weekend. This camp will teach competitive team strategy to help you win your bracket. Basketball Skills Camp, Boys and Girls, 9am-Noon, ages 8-12, $100, July 6-10. Sliding-scale registration fees. Basketball Skills Camp, Boys and Girls, 9am-Noon, ages 8-12, $100, July 20-24. Sliding-scale registration fees. Sliding-scale registrations fees are based off of the participants household income. The standard fee is $100 for the week. If the participant receives reduced-lunch at school their fee will be $75 for the week. If the child receives free-lunch at school the fee will be $50 for the week. Contact Matthew West for more information. mattw@ecspokane.org, ecspokane.org, 509-808-2122.

East Central Community Center Youth Softball Camp, Up for some fun during the dog days of summer? Come join us for a fun-filled skill-building camp. Participants will learn to better their skills through FUNdamental activities, and team play. Activities will develop core skills such as catching, throwing, agility, fielding, hitting, and sportsmanship. Registration fees are on a sliding-scale. Liberty Park, Spokane, Washington, July 13-17, 9am - Noon, $100 per week, financial assistance avaiable, Standard price for this camp is $100. Children who receive reduced lunch at school have a fee of $75 for the week, and children who receive free lunch have a fee of $50 for the week. If you have any questions please contact Matthew West. mattw@ecspokane.org, ecspokane.org, 509-808-2122.

East Central Youth Tennis Camps, Come have fun with us and develop your tennis skills! These camps are perfect for beginners looking to be introduced to the game through varsity level players who are looking to take that next step with their game. The camp is designed to inspire each participant with a games based approach to learning sound FUNdamentals that develop confidence for achievement in life and as well as tennis. Financial assistance is available. If you have any questions about what level your child would best be suited for, please contact Kevin Trim, kevint@ecspokane.org, 509-808-2126, Liberty Park, Spokane, Washington, June 22 - Aug 14, 7:00am-Noon, $200, Intermediate Level Tennis Camps, all ages, Monday through Thursday, 7:00am-8:30am, June 22-July 2, July 6-16, July 20-30, Aug 3-13. Sliding-scale registration starts at $200 for two week session. All players require coach approval from Kevin for this level. Advanced Beginner Level Tennis Camps, ages 7-16, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am-10:00 am, June 22-July 2, July 6-16, July 20-30, Aug 3-13. Sliding-scale registration starts at $200 for two week session. Beginner Level Tennis Camps, ages 7-13, Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am-11:00 am, June 22-July 2, July 6-16, July 20-30, Aug 3-13 Sliding-scale registration starts at $125 for two week session. Lil' Katz Beginner Level Tennis Camps, ages 4-6, Monday through Thursday, 11:15 am-Noon, June 22-July 2, July 6-16, July 20-30, Aug 3-13. Sliding-scale registration starts at $80 for two week session. Camp will take place at East Central Community Center. Apart from sliding scale registration fees there is financial assistance available through the Joesph G. Trim Scholarship Fund. Please contact Kevin for more information. mattw@ecspokane.org, ecspokane.org, 509-808-2122.

July is for Juniors Golf Camp, Has your child been begging to learn golf? Want them to love the game as much as you do? Golf Camp at Esmeralda is the answer. Learn the basics from grip to stance, putting to driving. Esmeralda Golf Course, Spokane, Wednesdays, July 1-29, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., $79, Weekly 5-Lesson Series, Wednesdays, July 1-29, 11: a.m.-noon, $79, 2-Day Mini-Camp, July 11-12, 10 a.m. -noon, $49 (includes a snack each day), Register on Active.com (search Esmeralda),(509) 487-6291

Nike Golf Camps at Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond, Ore. Co-ed Ages 13-18 July 5-9, co-ed ages 10-18 Aug. 2-6. Overnight. $695, $795, $1,195. golf@ussportscamps.com, http://www.ussportscamps.com/golf/nike/nike-golf-schools-junior-camps-eagle-crest-resort/, 800-645-3326.

Nike Golf Camps, University of Idaho and Washington State University, UI and WSU coaches offer co-ed sessions in Moscow for ages 10-18 June 21-25. Overnight, $585-$950. golf@ussportscamps.com, http://www.ussportscamps.com/golf/nike/nike-golf-camp-univ-of-idaho-and-wsu/, 800-645-3326.

Nike Golf Camps, University of Washington, Seattle, Co-ed for ages 10-18 July 5-9 or Aug. 2-6. Overnight. $1,195-$1,295. golf@ussportscamps.com, http://www.ussportscamps.com/golf/nike/nike-golf-camp-university-of-washington/, 800-645-3326.

Shuttle Freaks Badminton Summer Camps, June 22-26, ages 7-15. The 11th annual camp introduces new players to this exciting sport, and sharpens skills of intermediate players. Bring a racquet if you have one, plus sack lunch and appropriate gym attire with non-marking shoes. Sacajawea Middle School, Spokane. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $120, aeva@spokanecity.org, http://www.spokaneparks.org/sports, (509) 625-6625.

Spokane Indians LEO's Youth Baseball Clinic, Come out to Avista Stadium and train with the pros! Twice during the summer (July 8 & August 11) 10 Indians players take time out of their day to train Spokane's youth into becoming the next major leaguer! A ticket to the clinic includes a ticket to that night's game!, Avista Stadium, July 8th & August 11th, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, $5, Tickets for parents/families can also be purchased to guarantee a seat next to your child. dtoms@spokaneindians.com, spokaneindians.com, (509) 343-6813.

Spokane Junior Soccer Camps, June 22-Aug. 28, 9-11:30 a.m., fun and instructional weekly sessions in Spokane County for ages 5-13, $55/week, discounts for multiple sessions, multiple children or entire teams. info@spokanesoccer.org, http://www.SpokaneSoccer.org, (509) 747-5017.

Spokane United Soccer Club camps, June 22-Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, Weekly sessions for ages 8-14 are designed to prepare students for competitive-level soccer. $79 per week, discounts for families, multiple sessions, multiple players, or entire teams. SpokaneUnited@gmail.com, http://www.SpokaneUnited.org, (509) 922-7080.

The Ultimate Sports Day Camp!, June 22-Aug. 28. Ages 6-9 & 10-12. Weeklong camps teach all sorts of sports, including traditional ones plus the basics of BMX and skateboarding. Instruction available for kids who can't ride bikes. Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, Spokane, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $129, aeva@spokanecity.org, http://www.spokaneparks.org/sports, (509) 625-6625

Valley Youth Soccer camps, June 22-Aug. 28, 9-11:30 a.m., fun and instructional weekly sessions in Spokane Valley for ages 5-13, $55/week, discounts for multiple sessions, multiple children or entire teams. info@vysoccer.org, http://www.SpokaneSoccer.org, (509) 924-7661.

Day camps/Summer Child Care Programs


Advantage Basketball Camps, Aug. 3-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $165-$265, various locations inSpokane Valley/Liberty Lake. Includes Ball Handling and Basketball Shooting 5-day Camp Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. HUB Sports Center, $265 (or $235 if reserved before July 4); Ball Handling and Basketball Shooting 3-day Camp, Aug. 10-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Warehouse, $195 or $165 if register by July 11. To register for either program call (425) 670-8877 or email info@advantagebasketball.com or visit http://www.advantagebasketball.com

Camp Barks N' Rec is a humane education camp aimed at helping children learn about humane welfare and animal care. Includes learning about different types of pets, crafts for shelter and at-home pets, games, and time with shelter animals. Spokane Humane Society, June 22-Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $100, jcarroll@spokanehumanesociety.org, http://www.spokanehumanesociety.org, (509) 467-5235

City of Liberty Lake CHILL Day Camp, June 15-Aug. 21, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ages 5 -11, weekly activities including arts and crafts, sports, swimming, fishing, games, field trips and more. Week 1: Urban Adventures includes field trip to Mobius Science Center and Riverfront Park; Week 2: Ready, Set, Bounce includes field trip to Sky High Sports and Discovery Park; Week 3: Triple the Talent, field trip to Triple Play; Week 4: Adventure Land, field trip to Laser Quest and Riverfront Park; Week 5: Beetle Bop Rock, field trip to McEuen Park, Fort Sherman and swimming beach; Week 6: Ooey Gooey, field trip to Southside Family Aquatic Center; Week 7: Creation Station, field trip to Valley Mission Pool; Week 8: Desert Oasis, field trip to Southside Family Aquatic Center; Week 9: Slip n' Slide, field trip to Park Road Pool; Week 10: Wild West, field trip to Nerf Strike Zone. $1,250 for full summer or $130/week, discounts available for multi-child if full payment received by June 15. mgriffin@libertylakewa.gov, http://www.libertylakewa.gov/193/CHILL-Day-Camp, (509) 755-6726.

Twin Eagles Wilderness Adventure Summer Camps, June 15-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Unique day and overnight camps in Spokane, Priest River and Sandpoint for ages 3-18 offer experiences in small groups with nature-based skills like wilderness survival, nature immersion, wildlife tracking, wild edible/medicinal plants, permaculture and more. $275. Courses include Sandpoint Preschooler Camp also available for ages 3-6, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $185. Registration deadline June 1. Spokane Preschooler Camp for ages 3-6 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 22-26, $185, registration deadline June 8. Nature Adventures Day Camp, ages 6-13, Sandpoint, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $275, registration deadline June 88. Wilderness Survival Day Camp for ages 6-13, Sandpoint, June 29-July 3 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $275, registration deadline June 15. Wilderness Survival Day Camp ages 6-13, Spokane, July 6-10 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $275, registration deadline June 22. Nature Ninjas Day Camp, ages 6-13, Sandpoint, July 6-10, $275, registration deadline June 15. Overnight camp ages 10-13, July 19-24, Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat, Priest River, July 27-Aug. 2, $745, registration deadline July 13. info@twineagles.org, http://www.TwinEagles.org, (208) 265-3685.

Family Camps


Athletic camps at St. George’s School include Basketball Camp grades K-5, for boys and girls, 9-11 a.m. June 15-18, $80, Basketball Skills Clinic-Ball Handling, 10 a.m.- noon July 14 and 16, grades 5-12, boys and girls, $20; Basketball Skills Clinic-Offensive Arsenal, 10 a.m.-noon July 7 and 9, grades 5-12, boys and girls, $20, Basketball Skills Clinic – Position Work, July 21 and 23, 10 a.m.-noon, covers skills in positions such as point guard, post and wing, grades 5-12 boys and girls, $20., Basketball Skill Clinic “Complete Player,” July 28 and 30, 10 a.m.-noon, grades 5-12, $20. Boys or girls basketball camp, grades 6-12, June 15-19, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $100. “Complete Player” Volleyball Camp covers fundamental skills and positional skills using AirCAt, June 29-July 2. Grades 9-12 1-4 p.m., grades 6-8 9 a.m.-noon, $100; Middle School Adventure Camp, Aug. 17-21, 12:30-4 p.m., grades 6-8 can experience the outdoors with daily activities including hiking, rock climbing, fort building, fly fishing, trail building, and canoeing. $150; Lower School Adventure Camp, June 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon, grades 3-5 can explore, rock climb, build a fire and eat s’mores, $150; SQS (Speed Quickness Strength) Camp, June 15-Aug. 21. Four daily sessions available for all students entering grades 6-12. Sessions 9-10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1-2:30 p.m., 2:30-4 p.m. June 15-19, 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, Aug. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21. $85/week or $800 for all summer. Or $1,000 for two children; Dragon Soccer Camp, July 20-24 9 a.m.-noon, boys and girls, grades 2-4, 5-7 and 8-12, $135. elizabeth.tender@sgs.org, http://www.sgs.org/summer, (509) 464-8741.

Overnight/Weekly Camps


Camp Spalding, June 19-Aug. 23, Davis Lake (45 minutes north of Spokane). Overnight programs include swimming, boating, rock climbing, crafts and more. Schedule for half-week camps includes “Mom/Dad & Me Overnight, June 19-20, grades K-2 and parent; Leadership Camp, June 20-24, grades 10-12; $300; Junior I, June 28-July 4, grades 5-6, $425; Sr. High I, July 5-11, grades 9-12; $425, Jr. High I, July 12-18, g grades 7-8, $445; Clearwater Arts Camp, July 19-25, grades 7-12; $455; Junior II, July 26-Aug. 1, grades 5-6, $445; Sr. High II, Aug. 2-8, grades 9-12, $445; Jr. High II, Aug. 9-15, grades 7-8, $445, Discovery II, Aug. 16-19, grades 2-4, $225, Family Camp, Aug. 19-23, Variable - http://www.campspalding.org,, email registrar@campspalding.org or (509) 731-4244.

Transform Kids Camp, Overnight camp for grades 3-5. Hosted by Life Center Foursquare Church. Bible teaching, cabin talk time, outdoor fun including, water time, zip line, miniature golf, water trampoline and more games. Last day for registrations July 1. E-mail request for brochure. Silver Lake Camp, July 17-20, $195, desi@lifecenter.net, lifecenter.net/events, (509) 327-4422 ext 111.

Twinlow Camp, a camp and retreat ministry of the United Methodist Church in Rathdrum, offers weekly summer sessions June 21-Aug. 14. Includes games, activities and worship. Camps run Sunday-Thursday, $150-$500.office@twinlowcamp.org, http://www.twinlow.og, (208) 352-2671

Special Need Camps


Camp Friendship, July 6-16 and Aug. 10-20, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sessions are July 6-9, and 13-16, Aug. 10-13 and 17-20. Camp welcomes children with special needs, siblings and friends. inspirationsdancestudio5678@gmail.com, inspirationsspokane.com, (509) 534-1128

Funshine Day Camp, June 22-Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shadle Park. Program provides five weeks of recreation for kids 6-21 years of age with developmental and/or physical disabilities and one week for adults ages 18-plus. Siblings and/or friends without disabilities are encouraged to attend. Activities include swimming, sports, games inclusion playground, water activities, crafts, walks, field trips and more. Kids Week 1 June 22-26, Dinosaur Daze June 22-26 with trip to YMCA/Discovery Park; Kids Week 2 Whimsical Dr. Seussical July 6-10, Riverfront Park trip; Kids Week 3 Pirate Surf Safari July 13-17, Splash Down; Kids Week 4 Mighty Jungle July 27-31, field trip Riverfront Park; Kids Week 5 Rocketship Fun Aug. 3-7 BBQ/Carnival; Adult Week Ages 18+ The Best of the Best July 20-24, Field trip Riverfront Park. $149/person, registration fees waived for care providers. abusch@spokanecity.org, http://www.spokaneparks.org, (509) 625-6245.

Vacation Bible Camps


“Everest: Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power!, ” Evening Bible Camp June 22-26, 5:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Spokane. Discover the how God has the awesome power to comfort us, provide for us, heal us, forgive us, and love us. Free for ages pre-school to fifth grade. (509) 325-5738

"Everest" Vacation Bible School, Experience crafts, games, snacks, hands-on Bible adventures, music. July 13-17, 9:30 a.m.-noon. St Matthew Lutheran Church and School, 6905 N Country Homes Blvd, Spokane, ages 3-12. Free, but limited to first 100 children. Pre-register online at http://www.stmatthewspokane.org or call (509) 326-3766 or email stmatthew@stmatthewspokane.org, http://www.stmatthewspokane.org