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Summer Camps List 2021



Academic/Science Camps

Discovery Lego Robotics Summer Camps invite youth to design, build and program with Legos and Mindstorm Legos. Includes two age groups, Builders, grades 1-3, and Engineers, grades 4-7. Small groups of 10 campers meet in rooms at Westminster Congregational UCC Church, Spokane. July 19-23 and July 26-30, Theme Week 1: Lego Robot Zoo (July 19-23) Task is to build and program a Lego robot animal that moves around to find food, uses sensors to avoid enemies, and care for young. Campers also will build a habitat for your animal. Builders will use motors, gears and Lego bricks and WeDo, while Engineers will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable bricks. Week 2, Challenge Week features Builders challenged to design motorized or simple machine models to meet daily challenges. Engineers will build an EV3 robot that can meet a challenge like programming the robot to go through mazes, pushing objects on a game board, using sensors, following a line, and the completing missions on the FLL Into Orbit Robot Game Board. Camps are organized and led by experienced Spokane Region FLL Teacher/Coaches. Camps will follow current COVID-19 protocols with daily health checks, social distancing and masks, and hand-washing/sanitizing. $150/session. lorna.kropp@gmail.com, http://www.discoveryrobots.org, (509) 294-3642.

S-TEAM Rangers, July 26-Aug. 9, two-week virtual summer day camp for students in grades 4-6. PS Science Instructors will lead campers as they conduct in-depth, collaborative investigations in an engaging and social setting. Sessions 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Each activity designed to improve critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. Camp time will alternate between full group instructional sessions, small-group mentor-assisted break-out sessions, and independent work time. Campers will receive a 30-minute break during the half-day. Registered campers will receive a delivery of camp materials including almost everything needed to complete the projects. julie@psscience.org, psscience.org, (424) 227-4606.


Arts/Theater Camps

CMTV Video Production Summer Camp, ages 13-17, Community-Minded Television. This camp is a hands-on training program for teens interested in learning how to produce videos and connect with others who want to learn and practice with the latest technology and techniques. Daily camp held downtown at a state-of-the-art studio and taught by the production team at CMTV. Sessions June 21-25, July 12-16, $159. Register at SpokaneRec.org

Corbin Youth Specialty Camps include “Come Learn to Sew” morning and afternoon sessions at Let’s Get Sewing Studio June 7-11, June 21-25, July 12-16, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 16-20, ages 8-16, $139. Sewing 2/Intermediate, ages 8-16, Let’s Get Sewing, June 14-18, July 19-23, Aug. 9-13, $139. (509) 217-7049. “Dragon in the Art Room” June 21-25, ages 6-11, $139. Earth Science Rocks, June 21-25, $139. Colorful! Messy! Process Art! Ages 6-11, June 28-July 2, $139; Habitats are HIp, ages 6-11, June 28-July 2, $139; Open Sew, ages 8-16, June 28-July 2, Let’s Get Sewing, $139; Crazy Wacky Sculptures, ages 6-11, July 6-9, $119. A Galaxy Far Far Away, ages 6-11, July 6-9, $119; Anime Art Madness, ages 6-11, July 12-16, $139. CAC Cretaceous Camp/A Prehistoric Adventure, ages 6-11, July 12-16, $139; Innovative Artist’s Studio, ages 6-11, July 19-23, $139; Look to the Stars, ages 6-11, July 19-23, $139; Harry’s Laboratory, ages 6-11, July 19-23, $142; Shapes Lines and Landscapes, ages 6-11, Aug. 2-6, $139; Whales vs Sharks/Oceans of Art, ages 6-11, Aug. 2-6, $139. Summer Stage Drama Camp ages 6-11, Aug. 9-13, $139; Creepy Crawlies Galore, ages 6-11, Aug. 9-13, $139; Music Beginners Piano Camp, ages 8-12, Bartell Music Academy, Aug. 9-11, $110; Best of Summer Camp, ages 6-11, Aug. 16-20, $142; Ancient Art Treasure Hunters, ages 6-11, Aug. 16-20, $139. Register at SpokaneRec.org

Hesperus Arts Musical Theatre, July 19-Aug. 5, Whitworth University. Intensive and encouraging camp environment helps age youth improve voice, acting, and dance. Camps range from beginner to advanced, focusing on jazz, tap, stage presence, voice quality -classical, belt, mix, audition prep and performance. Voice, acting, dance for younger students, ages 8-12 July 19-22 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Voice, acting, dance for ages 5-10, July 19-22 9 a.m.-noon, Musical Theatre Intensive, ages 8-12 July 26-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Musical Theatre Intensive, ages 12-19, Aug. 2-5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Parents and friends invited to performance on last day. $225, Jennifer@nbccamps.com, Hesperus-arts.com, (509) 220-1819.

Jubilee Dance and Art Camps, June 23-July 29. Jubilee Dance Spokane offers a variety of dance, art and musical theater classes plus dance intensive for ages 3 to adult. Times and age groups vary by camp. Sessions run June 23-25, June 23-24, July 7-8, July 13-15. Discounts available for multiple sessions or multiple family members. office.jubileedancespokane@gmail.com, http://www.jubileedancespokane.com/summer-camps-2021

MCS Summer Academy 2021, July 19-30 and Aug. 2-13, Sandpoint Conservatory. Orchestra camp offers two weeks of training for beginner and advanced youth musicians. Guest conductor for second week is Jan Pellant, artistic director and conductor of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Students ca n choose one or two majors such as piano, percussion, choir, orchestra, chimes, theatre and musical theatre. There are also a series of electives, including ukulele, instrument art, games, recorder and more. Sessions are morning, afternoon, and all-day, depending which major or majors the student chooses to pursue. (208) 265-4444 or sandpointconservatory.org.

Sandra Olgard’s Studio of Dance Summer programs for youth include a variety of dance styles for varying experience levels, running June-August. Students can try tap, pointe, classic ballet and other styles. New classes this year include flamenco, yoga for the dancer, and musical theatre. (509) 838-7464 sandraolgardsstudioofdance@gmail.com

Spokane Valley Summer Theatre Summer Camps, July 5-Aug. 5, Eastpoint Church. Students in grades 2-12 can learn details about stagecraft and acting. Each session incudes a “Play-in-a-week” where campers put on a production. Sessions Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enrollment limited to 12 per camp for elementary camps and 14 per camp for middle and high school camps. COVID precautions in place. (509) 358-7897 or http://www.svsummertheatre.com

The Dance Center of Spokane/Creative Minds Bright Minds Preschool present a variety of weekly dance, cheer and STEAM camps for youth June-August. These include Creative Minds Preschool STEAM Camps for ages 3-5. Camp 1 June 21-24, Camp 2 July 19-22, Camp 3 Aug. 9-12, Camp 4 Aug. 16-19, $175/week, $325 two weeks, $475 three weeks, $625 four weeks. Kids Dance and Cheer Camps, ages 3-12, June 21-24, July 19-22, Aug. 9-12, Aug. 16-19, or Cheer Camp July 26-29. Advanced programs for experienced dancers ages 8-12 are Aug. 9-12, Aug. 16-19, or jazz/contemporary June 28-July 1, ballet/jazz fusion July 19-22, tap/improv July 26-29, $110/session, $275 three sessions or $375 four sessions. Mini Jazz Intensive with Kaisa-Mikale Hance, Aug. 2-5, ages 6-10, $125. Cheer clinics for grade school, middle school, high school featuring guest coach Malia Murphy, July 26-29, ages 9-18, $125. Teen/adult beginning and advanced camps, ages 11-plus, June 21-24, June 28-July 1, July 26-29, $110/session. Or four-session classes including hip hop rocks Aug. 10, 12, 17, 19, $55/session. Jazz Intensive with Dave and Kaisa, Aug. 2-5. Includes Level 1, ages 9-plus, Level 2, ages 12-plus, or Level 3, ages 15-plus. $300/week or $90/day. Placement based on age and skill level. Summer Dance Intensive includes Session 1 “Stretching It Out” Aug. 9-12 and Session 2 “Turning it Up” Aug. 16-19, ages 10 plus. $75/day, $250/week, $400 for both weeks. Competition Workshop for 2021-2022 season, Aug. 23-26, $60 for 1-2 numbers or $125 for 3-plus numbers. 2021 Nationals Practice June 21-24 and June 28-July 1. (Required for Sheer Nationals July 7-10). Discounts are available for multiple sessions. director@dancecenterofspokane.com, http://www.dancecenterofspokane.com, (509) 448-2464.


Athletic Camps

All Northwest Football Passing Academy, July 16-17, Real Life Field, Post Falls. $275. allnorthwestfooball@gmail.com or call (509) 859-3403.

Elite Sports Suite, June 7-Aug. 31, Spokane sports training facility offers a variety of sport camps including golf, soccer, football, hockey and bowling. Lunch menu and drinks included as well as equipment. $50. Elitesportssuite.com or (509) 216-1718

NBC Varsity Academy offers a variety of overnight and day athletic camps for boys and girls 8-19 at locations throughout the area. Sessions include overnight and day camps at Whitworth University, June 19-Aug. 12, ages 8-19, $240 to $999. Basketball Camps at the Warehouse include rookie day camps, date TBD, boys and girls ages 6-9, $110, Basketball Skills Day Camp Aug. 2-5 ages 8-14, $265. Complete Skills Junior Day Camps at HUB Sports Center, June 21-23, July 12-14, Aug. 9-11, boys and girls ages 8-12, $195. Complete Player Overnight Camp, North Idaho College, July 19-23, ages 10-17, $560-$610. Complete Skills Day Camp July 19-22 (girls only), Aug. 2-5, ages 9-14 (boys and girls), $240. NBC Volleyball Camps, Whitworth University include Position Overnight Camp July 9-11, girls ages 14-18, $300-$340, Intro Volleyball Junior Day Camp July 10-12, girls ages 8-12, $135. Middle School/High School Complete Player Overnight Camp, Aug. 3-6, girls ages 11-18, $445-$495. NBC Girls Lacrosse Camp, Whitworth University July 6-9, ages 10-18, $445-$495. For more info visit http://www.nbccamps.com

Nigel Williams-Goss Basketball Camp, Aug. 2-4, The HUB Sports Center, youth skills camp for boys and girls of all skill levels ages 7-15. Features detailed instruction from Nigel Williams-Goss and a collection of other coaches, and a 1-10 coach to camper ratio. Registration deadline July 24, $275 or $250 if registered by July 2. info@hubsportscenter.org, http://www.hubsportscenter.org/summer-camps, (509) 927-0602.

Olympic Gold Medalist Pat Powers Volleyball Camp, Aug. 14-15, The HUB Sports Center. Girls, boys, and adults can learn volleyball skills. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, $140. https://vbclinics.com/product/pat-powers-spokane-wa-volleyball-camp, Pat@vbclinics.com, (760) 473-8236.

Point Guard College, July 5-9, The HUB Sports Center, features three days of scoring instruction and two days of shooting, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. info@pgcbasketball.com, pgcbasketball.com, (866) 338-2308.

Premier Mitts Specialized Infield Camps, June 28-July 22. Camps for ages 7-18 looking to improve their infield play. Highly competitive for serious players. Various locations including Whitworth University, Real Life Ministries in Post Falls and Mt. Spokane High School. Classes 8 a.m.-noon, $199 per player, per camp. Schedule includes Playmaker Infield Camp June 28-July 1, Whitworth University; Total Infield Camp June 28-July 1, Whitworth University; Infield Throwing Camp July 12-15, Mt Spokane; Double Play Infield Camp, July 19-22, Real Life Ministries; Making The Routine Play Infield Camp July 19-22, Real Life Ministries. Discounts available when signing up for multiple camps. Check http://www.premiermittsinc.com for more info or email kenny@premiermittsinc.com, (509) 863-4605.

RecTennis Summer Tennis Camp. Weekly camps June 28-Aug. 27 at Comstock Park help kids ages 6-14 learn basic tennis skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. Each session includes high-energy games and fun camp activities that keep kids laughing and active. The program is designed to teach basic tennis skills in a non-competitive atmosphere, plus life lessons and skills on and off the court, and other sports and activities like Frisbee, arts and more. Camps available in 1.5-hour blocks (9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) for tennis instruction .4-hour blocks (8 a.m.-noon) with additional activities and 8-hour blocks with swimming (8 a.m.-4 p.m.) Sessions take place June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13, Aug. 16-20, Aug. 23-27. 8-hour camps are $175, 4-hour camps are $115/week or 1.5 hour camps are $45/week. rwebber@pnw.usta.com, rectennis.com/events/summer-camp-spokane-comstock-park/

RecTennis Summer Tennis Camp. Weekly camps June 28-Aug. 27 at Sky Prairie Park help kids ages 6-14 learn basic tennis skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. Each session includes high-energy games and fun camp activities that keep kids laughing and active. The program is designed to teach basic tennis skills in a non-competitive atmosphere, plus life lessons and skills on and off the court, and other sports and activites like Frisbee, arts and more. Camps available in 1.5-hour blocks (9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) for tennis instruction and 4-hour blocks (8 a.m.-noon) with additional activities. Sessions take place June28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13, Aug. 16-20, Aug. 23-27. 4-hour camps are $105/week or 1.5 hour camps are $42/week. rwebber@pnw.usta.com, https://rectennis.com/events/summer-camp-spokane-sky-prairie-park/, 5037183330.

SYSA Summer Sports Camps. Multiple sports camps at multiple locations in the Spokane area include soccer, football, track, speed and agility, volleyball, and basketball. These include SYSA Stem & Play Soccer Camp Hamblen Elementary June 28-July 2, $164., ages 8-12. Program combines strategic STEM-based activities with traditional soccer instruction and a focus on life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, registration deadline June 24. SYSA Recreational Soccer Camp July 26-29, Andrew Rypien Field, ages 6-12, $80 registration deadline, July 22. SYSA Speed and Agility Summer Camp 1 June 29-July 22, U-District PT, ages 7-13, $85 registration deadline June 24. Speed and Agility Summer Camp 2 July 27-Aug. 19, U-District PT, ages 7-13, $85, registration deadline July 22. SYSA Coed Volleyball Camp June 28-July 2, Farwell Elementary, ages 6 -12, $155, registration deadline June 24. SYSA Track Camp Aug. 2-6, Andrew Rypien fields, ages 6-12, $80, registration deadline July 29. SYSA Stem and Play Flag Football Camp (Combines strategic STEM-based activities with traditional Skyhawks football instruction and a focus on life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship.) July 12-16, Farwell Elementary, ages 8-13, $164, registration deadline June 24. SYSA Flag Football Camp July 19-22, Andrew Rypien Fields, ages 6-12, $80, registration deadline July 15. SYSA Flag Football Camp fueled by USA Football Aug. 2-6, Hamblen Elementary, ages 6-12, $164, registration deadline July 29. SYSA Stem and Play Basketball Camp (Combines strategic STEM-based activities with traditional Skyhawks basketball instruction and a focus on life skills such as teamwork and sportsmanship, Aug. 2-6 (Mon Fri) Farwell Elementary , ages 8- 13, $164, registration deadline June 24. SYSA Multi-Sport Camp featuring baseball, basketball, and soccer July 12-16, Hamblen Elementary, ages 4-7, $155, registration deadline July 8. Questions/registration (509) 328-7972, http://www.SYSA.com, or email receptionist@sysa.com.

Spokane Gymnastics Camps. Week-long day camps June 12-Aug. 27 are taught by knowledgeable coaches with fast-paced rotations focusing on the development of strength, balance, agility, coordination, and flexibility. Camps open to all ages and previous experience is not required. Campers grouped according to age and skill level. All camps include structured gymnastics lessons on all events plus games, challenges, crafts, and themed activities. Morning, afternoon and all-day sessions available. Courses include Gymnastics Fun Camp, July 12-16, Aug. 2-6 or Aug. 23-27, ages 6-14, with basic gymnastics taught by knowledgeable, engaged, and encouraging coaches with fast-paced rotations focusing on the development of strength, balance, agility, coordination, and flexibility. Preschool Gymnastics Camp, for ages 3-5, features fundamental gymnastics elements taught in a fun, fast-paced class focusing on the development of strength, balance, agility, coordination, and flexibility. Campers also learn the social skills necessary to work in a group and enjoy games, story-time, and gymnastics activities. July 12-16, August 2-6, or August 23-27. Adventure Gymnastics Camp, each day focuses on different challenges and adventures like scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, and all kinds of gymnastics activities with a different theme each day. July 19-23 or Aug. 9-13. Trampoline and Tumbling Camp, ages 6-14, enjoy a week of high-flying action featuring instruction on the Tumbl Trak, Double Mini Trampoline, Eurotramp Trampoline, Rod Floor, as well as spring floor and air floor intermixed with fun games and activities! Campers will learn air awareness, progressive tumbling, strength, and coordination as well as flipping and twisting safely. Camp located at Spokane Gymnastics Pines. July 19 -23 Morning Option or Aug. 9 -13 Afternoon Option. Gymnastics, Dance, and Breakdance Camp, ages 6-14, includes structured gymnastics rotations plus a different theme of dance each day, including ballet, lyrical, hip hop, gymnastics choreography, and breakdance. Campers will attend an introduction to that day's style, then be given the option to continue for the rest of the day, or attend the traditional gymnastics track for that day. Friday includes show for friends and families. Aug. 2-6. Cheer Gymnastics Camp, campers learn gymnastics, stunts, dances cheers! In this fun and fast-paced camp, children learn tumbling skills utilizing the Tumbl Trak, rod floor, spring floor, and air floor, plus progressions on the air pillow pit. Campers grouped by age and skill, and each group performs their own routine at Friday performance, all ages. July 26-30 or Aug. 16-20. Ninja Zone Gymnastics Camp, fusion of gymnastics, martial arts, Obstacle Course Training, and Freestyle Movement. Ninja sport includes combinations of flips, rolls, and kicks designed to help improve total body coordination, build strength, and improve agility. Obstacle course skills taught in an active and fast-paced class, along with an introduction to basic gymnastics skills and structured rotations on the Vault, Bars, Balance Beam, and Rings. Students are taught a progression of tumbling skills, plus jumping, leaping, and climbing elements in the 800 Ninja room! Ninjas show off their skills at a special performance on Friday. All ages. July 26-30 or Aug. 16 -20. Parkour Gymnastics Camp for ages 6-14 starts with Introduction to safety, followed by basic techniques for jumping, vaulting, climbing, and swinging. Special emphasis on falling drills, safely bailing skills, and landing. Students learn the parkour-specific terminology and train in the main gym, in addition to parkour specific room with wooden obstacles with bars. Students train in the main gym, on the Ninja Jackal, with various obstacles, including the salmon ladder, and in the parkour and ninja rooms. Campers get to show off the skills at the Friday performance, July 26-30 or Aug. 16-20, Camps range from $169-$269 for the entire week. Discounts available for multiple camps, multiple sibling, military, and 1st responder. servicedesk@spokanegymnastics.com, spokanegymnastics.com, (509) 533-9646.

Spokane Parks and Recreation athletic camps include Youth NFL Flag Football League, June 1-July 22, ages 5-16, practices held at various facilities and games at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex. Spokane Parks & Rec/NFL Flag partnership includes teams of 5-10 players with practices on Tuesdays and league games on Thursdays. Players will receive an official NFL team jersey & NFL FLAG belt. Age divisions are age 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-16, $139. Disc Golf Super Summer Camp, ages 10-13 July 12-16, ages 14-18, Aug. 23-27, Camp Sekani Park. All students receive a new beginner or advanced disc. Camp operated by US Youth Disc Golf Association, $129. Pickleball Summer Camp in the Park, Hart Field tennis courts, ages 8-13, Weekly sessions June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, Aug. 2-6. AAU Pickleball presents opportunities for fun, fitness and skills, $75 per student per week with AAU membership, $90 for non-AAU members. Badminton Summer Camp, June 28-July 1, ages 8-16, Chase Middle School, Designed to introduce new players to this exciting sport, and sharpen the skills of the intermediate player. This camp focuses on the fundamentals of competitive badminton in a fun, but challenging way by incorporating mobility and match play drills to refine technique, $120. Register at SpokaneRec.org


Day camps/Summer Child Care Programs

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Outdoor Adventure Camps, June-August usually at Riverside State Park Bowl and Pitcher Picnic Shelter. Courses includes a variety of adventure activities for ages 8-11 and 12-15. Campers are in groups of 12. Discounts available for signing up for multiple camps. Courses run 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Programs include All Adventure Camp, ages 8-11, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, Aug. 2-6. Includes hiking, kayaking, rafting, rock climb, and survival, $299; Wild and Wacky Water Camp, ages 8-11, July 19-23, includes kayaking, rafting, paddleboarding and swimming at the aquatic centers, $299; Climbing Adventure Camp, ages 8-11 Aug. 9-13 or ages 12-15 July 12-16. Includes cimbing, team building games, outdoor fun and more, including learning basics at Blockyards Bouldering Gym and climbing with Peak 7 Adventures rock climbing instructors at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls, $349; All Adventure Camp, ages 12-15, July 6-9 or Aug. 16-20, includes hiking, kayaking, rafting, disc golf, rock climbing, stand up paddleboarding, survival in the woods and teambuilding activities, $299; Outdoor Skills Camp, ages 12-15, July 26-30, campers will learn how to tie knots, kayak, navigate using map and compass, build shelters, go rafting and lead activities in Leave No Trace Ethics, $299; Intro to Wilderness Survival, ages 6-9, June 28-July 2, Camp Sekani, campers learn the basics of thriving in the wild, including shelters, fire building, cordage, navigation, knots, traps, primitive skills and more. (541) 760-0774. Pre-camp information emailed after registration; Advanced Survival, ages 10-14 can work on their own and in teams to problem solve various skills challenges such as shelter, fire, tool use, knife safety, traps, rope and knots, plant uses, animal tracking, primitive skills, navigation and more (541) 760-0774, $299, visit SpokaneRec.org or call (509) 755-2489 ext 3 for discounted registration.

City of Spokane Valley Summer Day Camp, Terrace View Park “Adventure Camp” Program for ages 6-11 creates fun, creative, memorable and safe summer activities. Campers must bring lunch and snacks from home daily. Camp will have many special visitors, but campers will not be traveling off-site. Sessions run June 28-July 2, July 5-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30. $156/session. Capacity of 30 campers per week. http://www.spokanevalley.org/recreation or (509) 720-5200. Spokane Valley also offers a free summer meal program June 21-Aug. 19 at Edgecliff Park (11-11:30 a.m.), Valley Mission Park (11:15-11:45 a.m.) and Terrace View Park (11:30 a.m.-noon). Free grab-and-go sack meals for ages 18 and younger provided by East Valley School District and distributed by Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation. Free to-go activity kids available.

Corbin Preschool Specialty Half Day Camps, ages 3-5, must be potty-trained. Program includes crafts, stories, and other fun activities. Morning and afternoon sessions run June 6-11, June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 12-16, July 19-23, July 26-30, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13, Aug. 16-20. Each session $74. Register at SpokaneRec.org

Green Gable Explorers Camp. Includes four 2-week sessions July 6-Aug. 27, with the option of enrolling 3, 4, or 5 days per week. Camp in Spokane offers hands-on learning activities plus meals. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Themes include Around the World in 10 Days, July 6t-July 16; Earth Science ROCKS! July 19-30; STEM Camp; Aug. 2-13; Lights, Camera, Action! Aug. 16-27. 5 days per week: $450/ 2-week session, 4 days per week: $400, 3 days per week, $360 http://www.greengablepreschool.com/ (509) 455-6110.

Inland Northwest Council Boy Scouts of America camps for Cub Scouts include Summer Day Camps “Weird Science” Theme: Camp Cowles on June 19th, Camp Grizzly on June 26th and Camp Easton on August 14th. Cost is $40 per Scout/ Sibling, $45 for non-members, Adults and children under 3 are free. Fall Day Camps: “Trailblazer”: October 2nd at Camp Cowles, October 9 at Camp Grizzly and October 16 at Camp Easton Cost: $20/Scout or Sibling, $25 for non-member and .$10/Adult. Children under 3 FREE. Lunch and patch provided. Info on all camps and other activities available at http://www.nwscouts.org/camping or (509) 242-8236

Mt. Spokane Summer and Mountain Bike Day Camps include opportunities for campers to play hard, explore the mountain, make friends and get dirty. The camp also includes an emphasis on protecting natural resources and the environment. Mountain Bike Skills Camp is July 28-30. Campers age 9-16 can take part in riding, maintenance instructions and games plus info about stewardship and train maintenance. Mountain bike and helmet required, $225. Mountain Adventure Day Camps are Aug. 4-6 or Aug. 11-13, $179 apiece. http://www.mtspokane.com/summercamps

Spokane Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camps at Merkel, for ages 7-11. Includes traditional camp games, arts and crafts, sports, BMX, skate park activities, plus a variety of outdoor adventures. In addition to the games and activities that are specific to the weekly themes, campers will also enjoy some of the unique features available at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, such as the BMX track, skate park, splash pad, hiking trails and various recreational sports activities. Sessions include The Amazing Summer Race, July 12-16 and Aug. 9-13, team up with camp staff and other participants for a challenge course. Groups will play games to promote collaboration, creativity, and problem solving while scavenging for clues and exploring different “cultures and languages” – even creating their own. $159. Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, June 28-July 2 or July 26-30, join with camp staff and participants for a camp-wide survival challenge. Teams will play strategy games, engage in a variety of problem-solving collaborations, and learn from survival experts, $159. Outdoor Adventures, July 6-9, or Aug. 2-6, week geared toward helping campers learn about the world around them and gain a new appreciation for the outdoors. Includes team-building and self-esteem boosting activities such as standup paddle boarding, $159 for second week or $149 first week. Mad Science at Merkel, June 21-25, July 19-23, 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! $159. http://www.spokaneparks.org/camps

Twin Eagles Wilderness Adventure Camps, day and overnight camps for ages 6-18 run June 14-Aug. 13 at locations in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and Priest River. Campers 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, nature crafts and more. Sessions include Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Sandpoint, June 14-18, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Coeur d’Alene, June 14-18, ages 6-13; Wilderness Crafts and Foraging Day Camp, Sandpoint, June 21-25, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Spokane, June 21-25, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Coeur d’Alene June 28-July 2, ages 6-13; Wilderness Crafts and Foraging Day Camp, Spokane, June 28-July 2, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Sandpoint, July 5-9, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Spokane, July 5-9, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Sandpoint, July 12-16, ages 6-13; Nature Adventures Day Camp Spokane July 12-16, ages 6-13; Overnight Camp, Priest River, ages 10-13, July 25-30 ($715); Overnight Camp, Priest River, ages 13-18, Aug. 2-8 ($815); Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Spokane, Aug. 9-13, ages 6-13. Day camps $305/week. Overnight camps are $715-plus/week. Scholarships available. info@twineagles.org http://www.TwinEagles.org (208) 265-3685


Equine Camps

Spokane Parks and Recreation Horseback Riding Camp, weekly sessions for ages 8-13 at Relational Riding Academy. Limited to 20 participants working in groups of 5 for riding and educational group activities. Each group has a qualified adult supervisor at all times. While on horseback, each rider has a helper as needed in addition to the instructor. Programs for 2nd year and experienced riders. Required equipment bicycle helmet, long pants, boots. Sessions June 21-25, July 12-16, July 26-30, Aug. 16-20, $250. SpokaneRec.org


Overnight/Weekly Camps

Camp Easton for Scouts BSA age 11-18. Weekly session: June 27- July 3, July 4-10, July 11-17, July 18-24, July 25-31 and August 1-7. $430/youth, $210/adult. (406)317-3827 or andrew.bell@scouting.org. Camp Grizzly for Scouts BSA ages 11-18, Weekly session: July 11-17, July 18-24, July 25-31. $430/Youth, $210/adult. Camp Grizzly for Cub Scout Ages 5-11- Dragon Academy Theme- Sessions: August 5-7, August 9-11 and August 12-14 (509) 550-9669 or campgrizzlydirector@gmail.com. Info on both summer camps available at http://www.nwscouts.org/camping or (509) 242-8241.

Salvation Army Kids Camp at Camp Gifford, weekly sessions at Loon Lake June 21-July 30 for ages 7-12. Outdoor camp experience includes opportunities for games, arts and crafts, archery, plus swimming, boating, singing, and learning more about God in a fun and uplifting environment. Bus transportation available from Spokane. Sessions include Kids Camp 1, June 21-25, Kids Camp 2 June 28-July 2, SAY Camp July 5-9, Junior Music Camp July 12-16, Kids Camp 3 July 19-23, Kids Camp 4 July 26-30. Each session $420, scholarships available on sliding scale. http://www.campgifford.org (509) 329-2759 or Daniel.Tollerud@usw.salvationarmy.org

Teen Wilderness Camp, Salvation Army Camp Gifford at Loon Lake, June 21-July 30, offers activities for ages 13-17, such as hiking, sailing, high ropes elements, and outdoor survival skills. Campers can explore nature, and grow and develop their relationship with Christ while developing friendships with other teens from around the Pacific Northwest. Sessions include Wilderness Camp 1 July 21-25, Wilderness Camp 2 June 28-July 2, Wilderness Camp 3 July 5-9, Wilderness Camp 4 July 12-16, Wilderness Camp 5 July 19-23, Wilderness Camp 6 July 26-30. Bus transportation available from Spokane. Each session $420, scholarships available on sliding scale. http://www.campgifford.org (509) 329-2759 or Daniel.Tollerud@usw.salvationarmy.org

Twin Eagles Wilderness Adventure Camps, day and overnight camps for ages 6-18 run June 14-Aug. 13 at locations in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and Priest River. Campers 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, nature crafts and more. Sessions include Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Sandpoint, June 14-18, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Coeur d’Alene, June 14-18, ages 6-13; Wilderness Crafts and Foraging Day Camp, Sandpoint, June 21-25, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Spokane, June 21-25, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Coeur d’Alene June 28-July 2, ages 6-13; Wilderness Crafts and Foraging Day Camp, Spokane, June 28-July 2, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp Sandpoint, July 5-9, ages 6-13; Wilderness Survival Day Camp, Spokane, July 5-9, ages 6-13; Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Sandpoint, July 12-16, ages 6-13; Nature Adventures Day Camp Spokane July 12-16, ages 6-13; Overnight Camp, Priest River, ages 10-13, July 25-30 ($715); Overnight Camp, Priest River, ages 13-18, Aug. 2-8 ($815); Nature Ninjas Day Camp, Spokane, Aug. 9-13, ages 6-13. Day camps $305/week. Overnight camps are $715-plus/week. Scholarships available. info@twineagles.org http://www.TwinEagles.org (208) 265-3685

YMCA Camp Reed, July 4-Aug. 27, Fan Lake. While living in a single-gender, rustic camp cabins, traditional campers join in all that camp has to offer, including waterfront arts and crafts, hikes, campfires, games and more while under the watchful eye of trained Camp Reed counselors and junior counselors. Traditional Camp Session 1: July 4-9 Entering Grade 3-9 $530; CIT Group 1 July 4-16 Entering Grade 10-11 $655, Traditional Camp Session 2: July 11-16 Entering Grade 3-9 $530; CIT Group 2 July 11-23 Entering Grade 10-11 $655, Traditional Camp Session 3: July 18-23 Entering Grade 3-9 $530; CIT Group 3 July 18-30 Entering Grade 10-11 $655, Traditional Camp Session 4: July 25-30 Entering Grade 3-9 $530; CIT Group 4 July 25- Aug 6 Entering Grade 10-11 $655, Traditional Camp Session 5: Aug 1-6 Entering Grade 3-9 $530; CIT Group 5 Aug 1-13 Entering Grade 10-11 $655, Traditional Camp Session 6: Aug 8-13 Entering Grade 3-9 $530; CIT Group 6 Aug 8-20 Entering Grade 10-11 $655, Traditional Camp Session 7: Aug 15-20 Entering Grade 3-9 $530; CIT Group 7 Aug 15-27 Entering Grade 10-11 $655, Traditional Camp Session 8: Aug 22-27 Entering Grade 3-9 $530. Horse Unit and Trail Rides available for an extra fee. campreed@ymcainw.org, https://ymcainw.org/camp-reed, (509) 777-9622.


Special Need Camps

Funshine Day Camp, Spokane Park and Recreation’s Adaptive Day Camp, offers five-week sessions for ages 6-12 or one-week session for adults 18-plus. Funshine Day Camp is designed for those with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Recreation activities include sports, games, water activities, crafts, walks, field trips and more. All campers who need support for personal care and staying in a small group will need to come with their own support staff. Two camp spots available each week for a camper to bring an aide if needed. Fridays are field trip days to a variety of locations. Meet at Browne Elementary School, Sessions include June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23, Aug. 2-6, Aug. 9-13, July 26-30, $219. Register at SpokaneRec.org or call (509) 625-6245 for more info.