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Summer Camps List 2020



Academic/Science Camps

All New Making and Tinkering, Aug. 17-21, North Wall Schools, Spokane. Children ages 4-7 can explore the wonders of everyday items with Caralee Palmer, lead teacher at North Wall Schools. Includes Familiar stories and materials that can inspire young children to solve scientific, technological, engineering, and math problems, $150. All materials and daily snack provided. lisaholman@northwallschools.com, northwallschools.com, (509) 466-2695

Art Rocks!, North Wall Schools, June 22-26 and July 6-10. Grades K-3 can explore the styles of five skilled modern artists, including Van Gogh and Seurat, and then create their own masterpiece with help from Caralee Palmer, Lead Teacher. Children will engage with numerous media and techniques as they develop their final works, $125. All materials and daily snack will be provided. lisaholman@northwallschools.com, northwallschools.com, (509) 466-2695.

Camp Metamorphosis, July 6-10 and/or July 13-17, Whitworth University, week-long non-residential camp for gifted and talented youth in grades 4-6 can be unique individuals excelling together. Students can explore passions, learn new things, have fun and make new friends. $350 one week, $525 both. (509) 777-3226, whitworth.edu/campmetamorphosis/

Camp Opportunity, Whitworth University, July 20-24. Non-residential camp where gifted and talented youth grades 6-9 can explore what they are passionate about, discover new interests, and develop their talents along with their peers. Campers choose their own path by selecting three classes for the week to investigate academic interest areas. $350. http://www.whitworth.edu/campopportunity/ (509) 777-3226

Creative Minds, Bright Minds Preschool STEAM Camps, Dance Center of Spokane, July 13-16, July 20-23, Aug. 10-13. Campers who are preschool age or going into kindergarten can immerse themselves in the world of art, science and math. Students must be age 3 by Sept. 1, 2020 and potty-trained. There will be an end of the week performance at 11:30 am on Thursday of each camp. Parents are responsible to send a snack for your child during Storytime. Each program 9 a.m.-noon, $175/week. Discounts available for multiple sessions. dancespokane@qwestoffice.net, (509) 448-2464.

STEM Multi-Sport Camps, North Wall Schools, Spokane. July 13-16 and Aug. 10-13. Ages 6-12 can learn strategic STEM-based activities with traditional Skyhawks sports instruction and a focus on life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship. The STEM Sports curriculum gives students the opportunity to get behind the sports they love with modules centered around technology, science and innovation. $145, Subjects include ball design, calculating distances and angles, velocity, and acceleration. Participants will learn the fundamentals of soccer, football, basketball, and volleyball as well. lisaholman@northwallschools.com, northwallschools.com, (509) 466-2695

Spark Central community programs include “Stay Home and Correspond” July 7, all ages. The Spokane Public Library will share online strategies to write handwritten notes; She Codes Coding Camp July 22-24, grades 4-7; “Summer in the Shire: Online Hobbit RPG Camp” July 14, ages 10-14; Choose Your Own Adventure July 28-31, grades 4-6. Other ongoing programs include “Drop In and RPG Online” the first and third Saturday of the month, ages 5-105; “Drop In and Write Online” Tuesdays, for adults and teens; “Diverse Voices Writing Group Online” first Thursday, adults and teens; “Drop In and Draw Online” every other Wednesday, adults and teens. Kids Drop In and Draw Online Tuesdays, youth; Imaginarium: Storytime third Tuesday, for toddlers and guardians; Online Pajama Storytime Wednesdays, ages 1-5; Kids Code Online second and fourth Saturdays grades 3-8; Engineering at Home, ages 7-12. Spark-central.org or (509) 279-0299.

Study Skills Camp, Aug. 10-13, Gonzaga Prep. Study skills seminar designed to help middle school students with goal setting, time management, organization, reading comprehension, test taking and more, $80, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Fee covers materials and daily healthy snack. pmcewen@gprep.com, http://www.gprep.com, (509) 483-8511

Summer Day Camp at Merkel, Spokane Parks and Recreation presents a program June 15-Aug. 14 where ages 6-12 can explore a variety of activities, discover new interests, make friends, and feel confident to try something new. Activities include traditional camp games, arts and crafts, sports, BMX, skate park activities, plus a variety of outdoor adventures. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sessions include The Amazing Summer Race, team up with camp staff and other participants for a challenge course. Groups play games to promote collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving while scavenging for clues and exploring different cultures and languages even creating their own. Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, join with camp staff and participants for a camp-wide survival challenge. Campers will delve deeper into leadership, strategy, and communication.Outdoor Adventures, week geared towards helping campers learn about the world around them and gain a new appreciation for the outdoors. Unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join our staff for fun-filled, team-building and self-esteem-boosting activities such as standup paddle boarding. Mad Science at Merkel! Camp staff and participants will engage in fun games and activities designed to develop observation skills, intellectual curiosity, resourcefulness, analytical predictions, problem-solving, and much more! Explore the infinite possibilities by discovering that science is all around us!. The Final Summer Bash offers exploration, discovery, and learning. Every day, camp staff and participants will celebrate one of the previous four weeks themes with the participants’ most favorite games and activities. Campers can also enjoy unique features available at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, such as the BMX track, skate park, and various recreational sports activities. A trip to the A.M. Cannon Aquatic Center may also be scheduled if weather conditions permit. Sessions $149/week. aeva@spokanecity.org, my.spokanecity.org/recreation/sports/youth/, (509) 625-6625.

iD Tech offers weeklong, day and overnight programs June-August for ages 7-19 to learn skills to code, design video games and Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, work with AI, model and print 3D characters, learn about cybersecurity, and more. Sessions available at Gonzaga University (July 6-10, 13-17, and 20-24), plus Bellevue College, UW Seattle and UW Bothell. Max 10 students per class, costs vary by class. http://www.idtech.com/locations/washington-summer-camps/gonzaga-university 888-709-8324 or info@iDTech.com.


Arts/Theater Camps

Fantast Dance Camp at Isabelles Dance Time, July 9, 15, 21 and 27. Creative dance and play for ages 3-10 based on a daily theme, with proper stretching, crafts, games story, dances and snack time. Dancers encouraged to dress up in their favorite character. Themes are “Frozen” July 9, “Tinker Bell and Friends” July 15, “Little Mermaid” July 22, “Cinderella and Prince Charming” July 27, 10 a.m.-noon, $35-$45/day or $120-$140/full camp. isabelle@isabellesdancetime.com, http://www.isabellesdancetime.com, (509) 927-0972.

Kid's Dance, Drama and Cheer Camps for kids 3-18 years old July 13-Aug. 20, Dance Center of Spokane. You must be in the age range by Sept. 1, 2020, and children ages 3-5 must be potty trained to enroll. Camps run Monday-Thursday. Programs include Dazzling Disney, July 20-23, 1:00-2:30 p.m., ages 3-5 and 6-10, ballet and jazz, $110; Pirates & Mermaids, July 20-23, 5:30-7 p.m., ages 3-5 and 6-10, Ballet and Tap. $110; Under the Sea, Aug. 10-13, 1-2:30 p.m., ages 3-5 and 6-10, Ballet and Tap, $110; Dazzling Disney 2, Aug. 17-20, 1-2:30 p.m., ages 3-5 and 6-10. Ballet and Jazz, $110; Cheer Camp, Go DCOS Flyers! July 13-16, 4:-5:30 p.m., ages 5-10, Cheer, Tumbling and Hip-hop (mini version of our Cheer Clinic), $110; Just Dance 1, Advanced Program for Experienced Dancers, July 20-23, 12:30-2:30 p.m., ages 8-12, Jazz/Ballet/Contemporary. $110; Just Dance 2, Advanced Program for Experienced Dancers, July 27-30, 12:30-2:30 p.m., ages 8-12. Jazz/Ballet/Contemporary, $110, Advanced Dance Camp for Experienced Dancers, Aug. 10-13, 1-3 p.m., ages 8-12. Ballet/Lyrical/Tap, $110; Advanced Dance Camp for Experienced Dancers, Aug. 17-20, 1-3 p.m., ages 8-12, Ballet/Jazz/Musical Theater, $110; Mini Jazz Intensive! Aug. 3-6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 6-10, Jazz/Lyrical/Musical Theater, $125; Cheer Clinic! Up to 3 levels! Grade School, Middle School, and High School, July 13-16, 1-4 p.m., ages 8-18, $175 (Cheer Clinic for boys and girls will consist of an hour of tumbling, an hour of hiphop and an hour of cheer and stunting technique. All cheer camp participants will perform on the final day at 3:30 pm at DCOS. Discounts available for multiple sessions. dancespokane@qwestoffice.net, (509) 448-2464.

MoPOP is proud to offer a variety of summer youth programs for students. From science-fiction to music and from comedy to gaming, our summer youth programs have something for everyone!, Seattle, July 13-Aug. 14, Varies, Varies, Mic Drop: Online Comedy Workshop with MoPOP, July 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., grades 9-12, $20, The Final Frontier: Online Sci-Fi Creative Writing Camp, July 20-24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., grades 5-8, $175, Rock 'n' Rolling: Online Music Video Camp, July 27-31, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2 p.m.-4 p.m., grades 5-8, $175, Make it MoPOP! Exhibit Design Camp, Aug. 10-14, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., grades 5-8, $350, MoPOP members receive discounted registration. ErinS@MoPOP.org, https://www.mopop.org/camps,

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre Summer Camps, Aug. 3-21, Central Valley Performing Arts Center, programs for grades 2-12 include Play-in-a-Week camps for grades 2-8 plus two junior/senior high camps that cover growing as a dramatic actor plus musical theatre preparation. Students also create set, costumes and props. Sessions include “The Lord of the Rings” Aug. 3-7, grades 4-8, $175.com; “I am a storyteller” Aug. 3-7, grades 7-12, $175; “The Wizard of Oz” Aug. 10-14, grades 2-6, $175; “Don’t Forget to Act “Aug. 10-14, grades 7-12 $175; “The Adventures of Harry Potter and Friends” Aug. 17-21, grades 2-6, $175. http://www.svsummertheatre.com/camps camp@svsummertheatre or (509) 368-7897.

Summer Camp at the MAC. One-day and week-long camps at Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane run June 24-Aug. 12. Available for grades 2-5 and Junior Camp Counselor-in-Training for grades 6-7. Camps based on the philosophy that young people benefit from hands-on learning experiences that combine an appreciation for the arts and science with respect for and understanding of the world around them. Each week-long camp includes a tour of the galleries and the historic Campbell House and creation of a hand-designed portfolio and screen-printed t-shirt. One-day camps include Get Messy Camp, June 24, July 22 and/or Aug. 12. Session 1 grades 2-3, session 2 grades 4-5. Each day must be registered separately. $45 members, $50 non-members; Blow Your Top Camp June 25, session 1 grades 2-3, session 2 grades 4-5, $45 members, $50 non-members; A Good Impression Camp, July 9, session 1 grades 2-3, session 2 grades 4-5, $45 members, $50 non-members. Week-long camps include Black Cauldrons and Ruby Slippers Camp, July 13-16, session 1 grades 2-3, session 2 grades 4-5. $180 members $200 non-members; Nature-Made Camp July 27-31, $180 members $200 non-members; Junior Camp Counselors-in-Training, for grades 6-7 partnered with grades 2-3. Session 1 July 13-16, session 2 July 27-31, $180 members, $200 non-members. Classes range fgr$45-$200. Before and after care available for additional fee. education@northwestmuseum.org http://www.northwestmuseum.org/learn/youth-camps (509) 456-3931

Summer Time Dance at Isabelle's DanceTime in Spokane Valley, July 6-24, keep moving and grooving through the summer. Offering a variety of dance classes in jazz, contemporary, ballet, musical theater, choreography and Stretch/Strengthening with classes for all ages and levels. 4 p.m.- 9 p.m., $150-$200 unlimited classes, isabelle@isabellesdancetime.com, http://www.isabellesdancetime.com, (509) 927-0972.

Summer classes at Sandra Olgard’s Studio of Dance in Spokane include Princess/Prince Camp, June 10-12, July 8-10, Aug. 5-7. Ages 3-5 invited to be a 'princess or prince' for those experienced or for those wanting an introduction to ballet, $45/session. Summer Continuation, June 2-11, ages 5-18, two days a week, or three days a week for advanced students. Program designed to maintain skills learned during the year and/or prepare students for intensive summer dance programs, $50-$95 depending on level. Summer Intensives, June 15-25 and Aug. 10-21, include ballet, contemporary, tap/jazz or musical theater. Classes help fine tune skills learned throughout the year and add new skills. $100-$150 depending on level/times. (509) 838-7464 sandraolgardstudioofdance@gmail.com or online at http://www.sandraolgardstudioofdance.com

Teen/Adult Beginning and Advanced Camps July 29-Aug. 20 at Dance Center of Spokane for students ages 9 to adult. Summer schedule Includes Jazz Intensive Aug. 3-6 with Dave Massey and Kaisa-Mikale Hance and our Summer Dance Intensive. Sessions run Monday-Thursday. Intro to Teen Dance, July 20-23, 5-7 p.m., ages 11+. Jazz/ Hiphop, $110; Ballet/Jazz Fusion, July 20-23, 2:30-5 p.m., ages 11+. Jazz/Contemporary/Ballet/Pointe, $110; Ballet/Jazz Fusion, July 27-30, 2:30-5 p.m., ages 11+. Jazz/Contemporary/Ballet/Pointe, $110; Hip Hop Rocks! Drop in Classes, Aug. 10-13, 8-9 p.m., ages 11+. $15/class; Hip Hop Rocks Rocks 2! Drop in Classes, Aug. 17-20, 8-9 p.m., ages 11+. $15/class. Jazz Intensive with Dave And Kaisa Levels 1-3, Aug. 3-6, Placement class will be Aug. 3 from 9-10 a.m. Placement based on age as well as skill level. Level 1 ages 9+ 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Level 2 ages 12+ 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., Level 3 ages 15+ 2-6 p.m. $300/week or $90 per day. Stretch it Out! Summer Dance Intensive Session 1, Aug. 10-13, ages 10+. Course develops strength, stamina and flexibility while improving technique. Styles include Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theater, Stretch & Tone, Tumbling, and Hip Hop, 3-9 p.m., $75 per day/$250/week or $400 for both weeks; Turning It Up! Summer Dance Intensive Session 2, Aug. 17-20, ages 10+. Course develops strength, stamina and flexibility while improving technique. Styles include Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theater, Stretch & Tone, Tumbling, and Hip Hop. 3-9 p.m. $75 per day/$250 per week/or $400 for both weeks. Discounts available. dancespokane@qwestoffice.net, (509) 448-2464.


Athletic Camps

All Northwest Football Passing Academy, July 10-11, Hart Field, Spokane, 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Offensive skill development for quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends and running backs grades 6-12. The area’s premier opportunity to advance your skills on the field and in a classroom environment with video evaluation. $275. Learn more on Instagram at @al_nw_football, Twitter at @allnwfootball or online at Allnorthwestfootball@gmail.com. (509) 859-3403 bennetts.football@gmail.com.

All-Sport Camp at the Warehouse Athletic Facility offers a variety of camp programs through the summer for ages 6-12. Campers will enjoy a variety of sports and games designed to keep them engaged Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch included $225. http://www.warehouseathletics.com or (509) 484-2670.

Athletic camps at the HUB Sports Center include high school volleyball summer league for varsity and JV players Monday and Tuesday nights for four weeks beginning July 6; basketball situational play July 24 or 31 for high school teams, club teams grades 7-12 Aug. 14; Summer Slam Basketball Tournament July 17-19 for high school basketball teams; June Jam 3v3 Basketball Tournament Aug. 8, for grades 3-8; Picklin in the Park Pickleball Tournament Aug. 1, Liberty Lake Pavillion Park; Liberty Lake Throw Down Aug. 29; Fundamental Focus Basketball Camp, Aug. 10-12, boys and girls grades 4-8. Camp teaches basketball fundamentals with an emphasis on ball handling and shooting, $150; Inland NW Showcase Volleyball Clinic, July 11, boys and girls ages 8-14, $20; Hubsportscenter.org

Breakthrough Basketball Elite Guard Camp, This is a 3 day basketball camp in that will teach you the essential skills, techniques, habits, IQ and drills to become an elite player (to develop an elite mindset, which is what truly separates players.). Liberty Lake, Washington, July 24 - July 26, 9 AM - 3 PM, $236, The camp is limited 60 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement. For more information, visit http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps, kara@breakthroughbasketball.com, http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps, 866-846-7892.

Breakthrough Basketball Elite Youth Scoring Camp, July 21-23, Liberty Lake. Skill development camp for youth and middle school players looking to develop an advanced scoring and playmaking skill set. Covers shooting, ball handling, passing, athleticism footwork, decision-making, and 1-on-1 moves, $196. Limited 60 players. http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/camps, kara@breakthroughbasketball.com, (866) 846-7892.

NFL Youth Flag Football League, June 2-Aug. 13, SE Complex and Dwight Merkel Sports Complex. SPRD/ NFL Flag partnership brings this league to Spokane for ages 5-16. Teams made up of 5-10 with practices on Tuesdays and league games on Thursdays. Players receive an official NFL team jersey & NFL FLAG belt. Practices held at facility you register under. $135 Registration deadline May 22. (509) 625-6208

Nigel Williams-Goss Basketball Skills Camp, Aug. 17-19, HUB Sports Center. Open to boys and girls age 7-15. Limited to 100 campers, $275 or $250 if registered by July 15. info@hubsportscenter.org, http://www.hubsportscenter.org/summer-camps, (509) 927-0602

Olympic Gold Medalist Volleyball Camp, Aug. 15-16, HUB Sports Center. Camp for boys and girls age 11-17 and adults teaches fundamentals and helps students prepare for the next season, $135, Pat@volleyballcamps.com, https://volleyballcamps.com/product/pat-powers-spokane-wa-volleyball-camp/, (760) 473-8236.

Shuttlefreaks Badminton Summer Camp, July 13-16, HUB Sports Center, 17th annual camp for ages 8-17 is designed to introduce new players to the sport and sharpen the skills of intermediate playerw. Camp focuses on the fundamentals of competitive badminton in a fun, but challenging way with mobility and match play drills to refine technique. Coached by Canadian National Team Member and Olympic hopeful Kevin Barkman. $120, shuttlefreaks@comcast.net, https://hub.configio.com/pd/1017/shuttlefreaks-badminton-summer-camp-2020 (208) 806-1815.

Skyhawks programs include STEM & Play Basketball Camp June 29-July 2, HUB Sports Center, for boys/girls age 7-11, $134; Basketball camp Aug. 3-7, ages 6-12, program teaches how to be a better athlete, $159; Volleyball Camps, boys and girls ages 6-12, $142. Hubsportscenter.org

Spokane Gymnastics Day Camps, July 13-Aug. 21, Spokane Valley. Week-long day camps feature gymnastics, games, challenges, crafts, bouncing on the inflatable jumping castle, and flying through the air on a zip-line or tumbling onto pit air pillow. Campers grouped according to age and skill level. Daily option and multi-camp, multi-sibling and military discount provided. Morning Half-Day 8 a.m.-noon, Afternoon Half-Day 12:30-4:30 p.m., Full Day 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Themes include Adventure Gymnastics July 13-17, all ages; Preschool Gymnastics Camps, July 20-24, ages 3-5, afternoons; Cheer Gymnastics Camps, July 27-31, all ages and times; Ninja Gymnastics Camp, July 27-31, all ages and times; Parkour Gymnastics Camp, July 27-31, ages 6-14; Mystery Gymnastics Camp, Aug. 3-7, all ages and times; Cheer Gymnastics Camp, Aug. 10-14, all ages and times; Ninja Gymnastics Camp, Aug. 10-14, all ages and times; Parkour Gymnastics Camp Aug. 10-14, ages 6-14; Adventure Gymnastics Camp Aug. 17-21, all ages and times. All classes $159-$259, nadine@spokanegymnastics.com, spokanegymnastics.com/camps, (509) 533-9646.

Youth Runner Elite Middle School Camp, Aug. 3-7, Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Student athlete boys and girls ages 10-14 in grades 6-8 invited to improve running skills and learn from world-class coaches. Overnight, commuter and virtual options available. http://www.youthrunnercamp.com

Youth Triathlon Camp, Aug. 24-28, Terrace View Park, Spokane Valley, ages 6-11 can learn fitness skills from local experts, including fundamentals of swimming, biking and running. Week ends with a fun spring triathlon. $100. Spokanevalley.org

Youth sports programs through the City of Cheney Parks and Recreation include NFL Flag Football Camp, July 13-17, ages 6-12, $125; Sports Galore Camp, July 27-31, ages 6-12, $125; Youth Tennis Camps July 6-27, ages 6-8, $30; Youth Tennis Camps July6-27, ages 9-12, $40. (509) 498-9290 or kasha@cityofcheney.org or http://www.cityofcheney.org/177-parks-recreation


Day camps/Summer Child Care Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County Summer Power Day Camp will be open when it is safe to do so. Please visit social media pages (@bgcspokane) or site http://www.bcgspokane.org for day camp information and updates. Campers must be Club members ($30 annual fee, plus parent orientation). Grades 1-12. Lunch and afternoon snack included. Extended hours (7-9 a.m. daily) offered for additional fee. $40-$80/week. (509) 489-0741 or tkorth@bgcspokane.org for info.

Camp Fire summer programs include Camp Dart-Lo, 51-acre camp on the Little Spokane River offers programs for ages 3-18, including swimming in the outdoor pools, archery and environmental education. Transportation from four Spokane pickup locations included. Sessions run Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Extended drop-off and pick-up hours available. Optional Wednesday Overnight. Discount for multiple sessions. Session 1 June 15-19, $230; Session 2 June 22-26, $230; Session 3 June 29-July 3, $230; Session 4 July 6-10, $230; Session 5 July 13-17 $230; Session 6 July 20-24, $230; Session 7 July 27-31, $230; Session 8 Aug. 3-7, $230; Session 9 Aug. 10-14, $230; Session 10 Aug. 17-21; Youth Leadership Program (PAL) includes Jr. PAL for grades 6-8, July 13-17, July 20-24 and July 27-31, $340; Sr. PAL for grades 7-9, June 29-July 3 and July 6-10, $230; register at https://www.campfireinc.org/page/register-camp Teens who want to volunteer at camp; Camper Buddies, grades 6-9 and Counselor Assistants, grades 10 and up or graduate PAL grade 8 and up can volunteer by applying at www.campfireinc.org/page/teen-leadership Camp Sweyolakan Summer Day Camp, a boat access-only camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene offers programs for youth grades 1-6, including swimming, archery, boating and environmental education. Sessions run Monday-Friday. Transportation available from two pickup locations in the Coeur d’Alene area. Optional overnight. Session 1 July 6-10, $230; Session 2 August 3-7, $230; Session 3 Aug 10-14, $230 www.campfireinc.org/page/register-camp

Cheney Parks and Recreation Summer programs for ages 5-12 run June 22-Aug. 21 at the Wren Pierson Community Center or Hagelin Park. Programs include Camp CASLO June 22-Aug. 21, $132/week for 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. or $171/week for 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fly Fishing Camp, July 6-10, ages 10-15, $125; NFL Flag Football Camp, July 13-17, ages 6-12, $125; Sports Galore Camp, July 27-31, ages 6-12, $125; Youth Tennis Camps July 6-27, ages 6-8, $30; Youth Tennis Camps July 6-27, ages 9-12, $40; Wilderness Adventure Camp, Aug. 3-7, ages 12-15, $125; Camp Confidence Aug. 24-28, ages 6-12, $132 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. or $171 for 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (509) 498-9290 or kasha@cityofcheney.org or http://www.cityofcheney.org/177-parks-recreation

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Teen Adventure Camps, weekly programs run June 15-Aug. 14 for ages 12-15 at Riverside State Park Bowl and Pitcher picnic shelter. Discounts available for three or more sessions. Sessions include Disc Golf Skills June 15-19, $299; Climbing Adventure Camp July 13-17 or Aug. 10-14, $299; Wild and Wacky Water Camp June 29-July 2, $185; All Adventure Camp Aug. 3-7, $229; Outdoor Skills Camp July 27-31, $229. (509) 363-5414 or rgriffith@spokanecity.org.

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Youth Adventure Camps, weekly programs run June 15-Aug. 14 for ages 8-11 at Riverside State Park Bowl and Pitcher picnic shelter. Discounts available for three or more sessions. Sessions include Disc Golf Skills June 22-26, $299; Climbing Adventure Camp July 27-31, $299; All Adventures Week June 15-19, June 29-July 2 ($185 cost); July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, Aug. 3-7, Aug. 10-14. $229/week; Wild and Wacky Water Adventure June 22-26, July 6-10, July 20-24, $229/week. (509) 363-5414 or rgriffith@spokanecity.org.

City of Spokane Valley Summer Day Camp, June-August, CenterPlace Regional Event Center. Program for ages 6-11 includes field trips, programs, swimming and visits to local parks. Breakfast and lunch occasionally provided through East Valley School District. Check Spokanevalley.org/recreation. for up-to-date info about sessions.

Generation Alive Serve Your City Summer Camp, June 23-Aug. 6. We are surrounded every day by needs right here in our community! Our camps educate and empower youth to make a difference. Visit and serve at several community nonprofits. Explore Spokane with new eyes through helping others. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $120/$150, Next Level (returning campers only), grades 8-12, June 23-26 (4-day camp), $150; grades 6-9 July 14-16, $120; grades 8-12, July 28-30, $120; grades 6-9, August 4-6, $120, Camperships are available. office@generationalive.org, http://www.generationalive.org, (509) 747-6054.

Girl Scouts Camp Ashwell Day Camp in Spokane, June 15-Aug. 28, 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or extended sessions 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Weekly themed sessions for girls ages K-8 incorporate STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, and other skill-building fun. Campers receive healthy morning and afternoon snack plus lunches during summer. Sessions are June 15-19, 22-26, June 29-July 2, July 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, July 27-31, Aug. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28. Fees $150/week, scholarships available. gsewni.org.

Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America camps for Scouts BSA and Cub Scouts include: “Wild West at Cub Country” at Camp Cowles for Cub Scouts age 7-11. Sessions are July 9-12; July 16-19, July 23-26, July 30-Aug 2. $175/Scout, $145/sibling, $90/adult, (509) 951-2727 or marcia.hunt@scouting.org. (509)550-9669 or campgrizzlydirector@gmail.com. Info on all camps and other activities available at http://www.nwscouts.org/camping

Northeast Youth Center in Spokane offers Early Learner's Academy June 22-Aug. 28 for ages 2 1/2-5. This camp is a hands-on enrichment program with a licensed teacher that encourages education mixed with arts, activities, sports and weekly field trips. 6 a.m.-6 p.m., breakfast served 7:15-7:45 a.m., $189/week or $756/month. NEYC also offers Camp Alotta Fun for ages 6-12, June 15-Aug. 28, includes daily arts, music, sports and weekly field trips packed with non-stop adventure. $168/week or $616/month for school-age /Camp Alotta Fun. USDA-approved breakfast, lunch and snack included in both programs. spokaneneyc.com (509) 482-0708.

Spokane Valley Free Summer Park Program, Monday-Thursday June 15-Aug. 6. Program available at Edgecliff Park, Terrace View Park, and Valley Mission Park. Open to ages 18 and younger. Drop-in anytime Monday-Thursday. Breakfast and lunch provided. Includes entertainment and activities. Parents and guardians can stay with younger children. Please check Spokanevalley.org for any updates or changes.

The Nest Summer Camps, Day, week and class summer passes for the family at the Nest Community Center June 22-July 31. Programs include exploring music (Uke, Suzuki Violin, Music Together Family Jams & Rhythm Kids), arts and crafts (Making Instruments, Clay Creations, Nature Crafts, Wool Felting and more!), movement (Yoga, Theatre Movement & Cosplay), nature (Squirrel Camp! Nature Explorers), Imagination/Brain-In (Nailed it! Lego Builders, Baby Signing, Beg. Music Theory) and Mindfulness themed classes each day. Age ranges include Baby, Child n' Me (0-6yrs w/ parent/caregiver), Youth (7-10yrs), Big Kids (11-14yrs) and Adult Camps. Prices start at $150/week. Scholarships and sibling available. http://www.spokanenest.com/summcamp Bella Cova Gift Shop Open & Parent Porch Talks each week, while kids play!, spokanenest@gmail.com, http://www.spokanenest.com/summcamp, (509) 869-1797.

Twin Eagles Wilderness Adventure Camps, day and overnight camps run June 10-Aug. 9 at locations in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and Priest River. Ages 6-18 can have experiences in small groups with authentic nature-based skills like wilderness survival, nature immersion, wildlife tracking, stealth and invisibility, wild edible/medicinal plants, sustainable living and more. Sessions include Wilderness Survival Day Camp June 8-12, Sandpoint, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Sandpoint, June 15-19, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Coeur d’Alene, June 22-26, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Sandpoint, June 29-July 3, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Spokane, June 29-July 3, ages 6-13; Nature Adventures Day Camp Spokane July 6-10, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp Spokane July 13-17, ages 6-13; Overnight camp for ages 10-13, July 19-24, Priest River; Overnight Camp for teens ages 13-18, July 27-Aug. 2, Priest River; Nature Ninjas Day Camp Spokane, ages 6-13, Aug. 3-7; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Aug. 10-14, ages 6-13. Day camps $285/week. Overnight camps are $675-plus/week. info@twineagles.org http://www.TwinEagles.org (208) 265-3685

Twinlow Camp Day Camps/ Summer Child Care Programs, June 29-Aug. 14, Rathdrum. Grades 1-5 can participate in full-day or half-day sessions, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $135-$175. office@twinlowcamp.org (208) 352-2671 twinlow.org/camps/day-camp/

Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center, Rathdrum, Idaho, June 21-Aug. 14, residential camp for youth and teens include sessions Sunday-Wednesday and Sunday-Friday. Programs include Counselors in Training (CIT), June 21-July 1, $355; Primary Camp 1, June 28-July 1, $160; Family Camp, July 1-5, $80; Elementary Camp 1, July 5-10, $335; Middle School Watersports 1, July 5-10, $385; High School Crossfire, July 5-10, $335; Elementary Camp 2, July 12-17, $335; Middle School Fine Arts, July 12-17, $335; High School Watersports, July 12-17, $385; Elementary Lake Camp, August 2-7, $335; Middle School Watersports 2, August 2-7, $385; High School Rock 'n Water, Aug. 2-7, $440; Elementary Arts and Science, Aug. 9-14, $335; Middle School Watersports 3, Aug. 9-14, $385; High School Drama and Debate, Aug. 9-14, $335. Need-based scholarships available. office@twinlowcamp.org, http://www.twinlow.org, (208)352-2671


Equine Camps

RRA Horse Camp, Relational Riding Academy, Cheney, students age 8-13 are at the farm 9 a.m.-noon. Campers ride every day and participate in educational activities with horses, July 13-17, July 27-31, Aug. 17-21. Sessions 9 a.m.-noon. Monday-Friday. Sessions are limited to 20 participants. Bike helmets, long pants, proper footwear and snack from home required. $250. Register at http://www.relationalridingacademy.com/LessonInfo.php, bmkb65@hotmail.com, http://www.relationalridingacademy.com/LessonInfo.php, (509) 290-4301.


Family Camps

Camp Fire family programs include You and Me Kid! Family Weekend, July 24-26, Camp Sweyolakan. Camp Fire invites families to escape for the weekend and reconnect with one another. Enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, archery, ropes courses, and an evening beach party & BBQ. Meals included. $85 adults, $50 youth age 3-18, children under 3 free. http://www.campfireinc.org/page/register-camp Just the Two of Us, Sept. 19-20, Camp Sweyolakan provides a mix of fun bonding activities with free time for more memory making with that special kid in your life. Through swimming, boating, relays, teambuilding activities, ropes course, giant swing, inspirational hikes and more, your connectivity is the focus for this special experience. $85 adults, $50 youth grades 1-12, http://www.campfireinc.org/page/register-camp

Dads and Dudes Night, Aug. 15, HUB Sports Center. Fathers and sons invited for a night of activities and door prize opportunities. Hubsportscenter.org


Overnight/Weekly Camps

Camp Cross, a faith-based sleepaway camp from the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane, offers sessions June 19-Aug. Sept. 7. Camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene includes team-building exercises, arts and crafts, swimming, wakeboarding/tubing, hiking, campfires, worship and more. Includes Women's weekend, June 19-21; Mission Quest, June 21-26, ages 13-18; Camp No Limits, June 28-July 1, Camp No Limits is a partnership between the No Limits Foundation and Camp Cross. For info visit http://www.nolimitsfoundation.org; Days at the Lake, July 2-5, Families; Mini Camp, July 9-11, Entering grades 2-3, Intermediate Camp, July 12-17, grades 4-6; Arts Camp, July 19-24, grades 4-9; Mid-High, July 26-31, Entering 7-9; Senior High, Aug. 2-8, entering grades 10-13; Men's Weekend, Aug. 21-23; Labor Day Family Camp, Sept. 4-7. Sessions $190-$440, For descriptions of camps plus pricing visit campcross@spokanediocese.org, http://www.nolimitsfoundation.org, (509) 624-3191.

Camp Easton for Scouts BSA age 11-18. Weekly session July 5-11, July 12-18, July 19-25, July 26-Aug. 1, Aug. 2-8. $380/youth, $175/adult. (385)226-8262 or grantmcbrd@gmail.com. Camp Grizzly for Scouts BSA ages 11-18, July 5-11, July 12-18, July 19-25. $380/Youth, $175/adult. (509)550-9669 or campgrizzlydirector@gmail.com. Info on all camps and other activities available at http://www.nwscouts.org/camping

Camp Fire Camp Sweyolakan, a boat-access only camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene for grades 1-12 who want to unplug, explore nature, and connect through archery, boating, swimming, hiking, and handcrafts in a rustic outdoor setting. Transportation to/from Spokane Community College available. Each session runs Sunday through Friday unless otherwise noted. Discount for multiple sessions. Session 1 June 28-July 3, $485; Session 2 July 5-10, $485, Session 3 July 12-17, $485; Session 4 July 19-24, $485; Session 5 Aug 2-7, $485; Session 6 Aug 9-14, $485; Session 7 Aug 16-21, $485. Mini-Camp Experience July 29-31 (W-F), $245. register at http://www.campfireinc.org/page/register-camp Teen Volunteer Camper Buddies, Dishwashers, and Buglers, grade 8 and up, can attend for free, select sessions by application. Junior Youth Leadership (Counselor-in-Training) program for grade 11 Aug 2-21, $860; Senior Youth Leadership Development (Counselor-in-Training) program for grade 12, June 28-July 24 $960; apply at http://www.campfireinc.org/page/register-camp

Camp Four Echoes, Girl Scout Resident Camp on Lake Coeur d'Alene, open to girls in grades 1-12, offers weekly opportunities to explore nature, plus themed specialty activities like crafts, songs, age-appropriate archery, kayaking, STEM activities and campfires Sessions. Prices vary by week and age level Week 2 June 28-July 2 includes Mini Echoes Day Camp, grades K-3, $75 day camp, $100 day camp and overnight;. Grades 1-3, 4-5, $290, program aide for Mini Echoes grades 6-8, $290, Totally Trippin/Bikin’ Bonanza grades 6-12, $475. Week 3 July 5-10, grades 1-3, grades 4-5, 6-8, $365, Totally Trippin’/Going to Glacier grades 6-12, $575, Counselor in Training 2 grades 10-12, $550. Week 4 July 12-17, grades 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 7-10, $365, Totally Tripin/Giddyup, $575.Week 5 July 19-23, grades K-3, Mini Echoes Day Camp $75 day camp $100 day camp and overnight, grades 1-3, 6-8, 7-10, $290, program aide for Mini Echoes grades 6-8, $290, Totally Tripin/Movin at the Martin Scout Ranch grades 6-12, $475. Week 6 July 26-31, grades 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, $365, Totally Trippin/Roamin’ at Rainier grades 6-12, $575, grades 7-10 $570, grades 9-12, $500. Week 7 Aug. 2-5, grades 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, $230. Totally Trippin: Comets and Caves grades 6-12, $475. gsewni.org.

Camp Spalding offers a variety of resident programs throughout the summer at Davis Lake, including half-week programs for grades 2-4, weekly programs for grades 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12. Presbyterian-affiliated camp includes activities such as horses, swimming, boating; mountain boards; giant water trampoline; zip line into the water; ropes course; crafts; team sports and more. Summer programs also include Leadership Camp Aug. 16-19, grades 2-4, $230; Middle School July 19-25 or Aug. 2-8, grades 6-8, $465; Junior July 5-11 or July 26-Aug. 1, grades 5-6, $490; High School July 12-18 or Aug. 9-15, grades 9-12, $490; http://www.campspalding.org

Lady of the Lake Family Week, Aug. 9-15, N-Sid-Camp & Conference Center, Lake Coeur d’Alene. Now in its 28th year, this residential camp for families includes campfire cookouts, dancing, singing, music, swimming and art with families from around the Northwest. Recommended age range 2-80. Scholarships available for all families with kids 12 and under. (208) 597-6717 familyweek@ladyofthelake.org http://www.ladyofthelake.org/family-week

Salvation Army Camp Gifford, June 22-July 31, Deer Lake, includes opportunities for youth to make memories for a week of active outdoor fun with swimming, archery, boating, crafts, campfires, and more. Include Discovery Camp, ages 7-12, June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 27-31. Teen Adventure Camp ages 13-17, camp specifically geared to teenagers looking for an exciting week outdoors in the wilderness with hiking, climbing, the high-ropes course, and more, June 22-26, June 29-Juy 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24, July 27-31. Teen Sailing Camp, ages 13-17, Learn a fun new sport with U.S. Sailing certified instructors and gain skills such as sportsmanship and self-reliance through engaging games. Session 1 June 22-26 and June 29-July 3, Session 2 July 6-10 and July 13-17, Session 3 July 20-24 July 27-31. Bus transportation available from Spokane and scholarships are available for all sessions, daniel.tollerud@usw.salvationarmy.org, http://www.campgifford.org, (509) 325-6810.

Twin Eagles Wilderness Adventure Camps, day and overnight camps run June 10-Aug. 9 at locations in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and Priest River. Ages 6-18 can enjoy experiences in small groups with authentic nature-based skills like wilderness survival, nature immersion, wildlife tracking, stealth and invisibility, wild edible/medicinal plants, sustainable living and more. Sessions include Wilderness Survival Day Camp June 8-12, Sandpoint, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Sandpoint, June 15-19, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Coeur d’Alene, June 22-26, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Sandpoint, June 29-July 3, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Spokane, June 29-July 3, ages 6-13; Nature Adventures Day Camp Spokane July 6-10, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp Spokane July 13-17, ages 6-13; Overnight camp for ages 10-13, July 19-24, Priest River; Overnight Camp for teens ages 13-18, July 27-Aug. 2, Priest River; Nature Ninjas Day Camp Spokane, ages 6-13, Aug. 3-7; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Aug. 10-14, ages 6-13. Day camps $285/week. Overnight camps are $675-plus/week. info@twineagles.org http://www.TwinEagles.org (208) 265-3685

YMCA Camp Reed, June 14-Aug. 15, Fan Lake. Campers grades 3-9 live in single-gender, rustic camp cabins, and enjoy waterfront arts and crafts, hikes, campfires, games and more while under the watchful eye of trained Camp Reed counselors and junior counselors. Campers also can experience an overnight adventure under the stars. Horse Unit and Trail Rides are available for extra fee. Prices vary whether campers are Y members. June 14-20, June 28-July 3, July 12-18, July 26-Aug. 1, Aug. 2-8, Aug. 9-15. To request that your camper be placed on the waiting list for any session that is full, call (509) 777-9622. Admission from waiting list not guaranteed. Campreed@ymcainw.org, ymcainw.org/camp-reed/, (509) 777 9622.


Special Need Camps

Camp You Bet I Can! (YBIC) Day Camp, Camp Fire Camp Dart-Lo day camp on the Little Spokane River available to youth ages 6-21 with disabilities or special needs. Camper Buddies accompany campers throughout programming that includes handcrafts, hiking, swimming, and outdoor education. YBIC! Sessions include: Session 4 July 6-10, $230; Session 6 July 20-24, $230; Session 8 Aug. 3-7 $230. Space limited. http://www.campfireinc.org/page/special-needs-camps

Camp You Bet I Can! (YBIC) Overnight Camp, Camp Fire Camp Sweyolakan, available to youth ages 6-21 with disabilities or special needs. Camper Buddies accompany campers throughout programming that includes handcrafts, hiking, swimming, boating and outdoor education. YBIC! Sessions include: Session 3 July 12-17, $485; Session 6 Aug. 9-14, $485; and Mini-Camp Experience July 29-31 (W-F), $245. Space limited. http://www.campfireinc.org/page/special-needs-camps

Funshine Day Camp is for people, June 22-Aug. 7, Shadle Park Shelter, Spokane. Camp is for youth with developmental and/or physical disabilities. We encourage siblings and/or friends without disabilities to attend. Activities include swimming, sports, games, inclusion playground, water activities, crafts, walks, field trips and more. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $219/week, Weekly themes include Kids #1 Mighty Jungle, June 22- 26 Kids #2 Dinosaur Week, July 6 -10 Kids #3 Out to Space July 13-17 Kids #4 Under the Sea July 27-31 Kids #5 Lights, Camera, Action, Aug. 3-7. New – TEENS: Fast Action and Adventure Sports June 29-July 1, Ages 12-18 includes hiking, disc golf and riverrafting. Also Adult Week Best of the Best July 20-24 Ages 18+ Field Trip to Manito Park, Meet at Shadle Park Shelter. DDA funding accepted. abusch@spokanecity.org, http://www.spokaneparks.org, (509) 625-6245.


Vacation Bible Camps

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church VBS, July 6-10, Spokane. Ages pre-school to 6th grade invited to sing, dance, craft and do other activities with counselors from Lutherhaven, including learning how Jesus is involved in your everyday life. Register at popspokane.org. $40/camper. popoffmgr@comcast.net (509) 465-0779


Women's Camps

Women’s Retreat, Sept. 11-13, Camp Sweyolakan. 29th annual women’s only weekend includes games, crafts, massage, classes, along with traditional camp activities like hiking, archery, boating and swimming. Ages 18 and up. $115 registration with optional add-ons. http://www.campfireinc.org/page/womens-retreat