Worried about summer boredom and summer learning loss? Keep your kid occupied, having fun and learning this summer at summer camp! Throughout Clark County there are a plethora of summer camp options from dancing and theater to engineering and nature. One of these camps is sure to spark interest in your child and get them off the couch! Due to COVID, capacity is limited to spots fill quickly. Reserve early to guarantee a spot! Here are the 2021 Summer Camps in Clark County.
Children who love to dance are sure to enjoy the summer camps at DanceWorks. They have camps for kids ages 4-9, and they also offer before and after day care on select days. They have all kinds of different six-week camps, including “Princess Ballerina,” “Jazz It Up Jazz,” “Hippity Hop Hip Hop,” “High Fliers Aerial” and more. They also have multi-day camps: “Princess Ballerina” and “Fairies, Butterflies & Unicorns.” Finally, you can check out their one-day camps, that include trolls, frozen forests, mermaids and more! To register, visit the DanceWorks website or call 360.892.5664.
Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy
Do you have a future thespian on your hands? If so, the Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy summer camps are the perfect fit. This year they are doing “Winnie the Pooh” For ages 6-12 and “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” for ages 8-18. They also have their ever-popular Harry Potter acting camps back for ages 7-18, and a LARP camp for ages 11-18. Due to COVID, they are limited on capacity so register early! For more information on all their camps, visit the Metropolitan Performing Arts Academy website.
If your child likes to build, they should spend the summer with BrickZone! This summer they have camps at their Washougal location. Kids will get to build to their heart’s content, as well as go outside to play games. They have four different camps for ages 5-12, including reptiles and amphibians, Minecraft, craft-tastic and underwater adventure. Each camp has different activities that fit the theme. For ages 2.5-6, they have two camps, one on the human body and the other on creatures with wings. To find out more about the different courses and to register, visit the Brickzone Kids website.
TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center
Spending the summer in nature is a great thing for kids, especially if they are also learning while having fun. This is the mission of TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center’s summer camps. They are still adding sessions, but they have camps for kids ages 6-10 currently. Your child can learn all about nature awareness by singing songs, storytelling, art and movement. Or, maybe they want to learn about the fairies, and how to connect to nature. For more information and to register, visit the TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center website.
The Kiddie Academy blends education with fun for the optimum summer camp! Their CampVentures summer camp “nurtures your child’s development by expanding on the Life Essentials curriculum and helping making connections to the world around them,” according to their website. They have camps for ages 2-12 that include activities, trips and lots of fun learning across the subjects, including STEM. To register, visit the Kiddie Academy website or call 360.450.6778.
Son Rise Ranch
If you have horse-crazy child on your hands, this is the camp to take them too! Son Rise Ranch offers summer camps full of all the equine-related activities your child could want, including proper care, horse riding lessons, safety skills and more. They have four different camps to choose from: obstacle, parade, showdeo and horse show. For more information and to register, visit the Son Rise Ranch website.
Camp Invention will definitely keep summer learning loss from happening to your kids! Part of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, it promises to turn “curious students into innovative thinkers.” This year incoming 1st through 6th graders can attended their new program, Recharge!, which focuses on your child learning STEM while having fun. Everything from robotics to solar-power will be featured, as well as physics and entrepreneurship. Older grader schoolers may be able to take a leadership in-training spot. For more information and to register, visit the ReCharge! link.
Pearson Field Education Center
Does your kid look to the sky? The Pearson Field Education Center has summer camps for any child who loves science, math, engineering or just wants to learn more about planes! They have camps for incoming 2nd through 10th graders that cover everything from Newton’s Law to methods of lift and the principals and practice of flight. The older kids get to take a flight with one of their certified instructors. Scholarships are available. To register, visit the Pearson Field Education Center website.
Parks and Recreation Camps
Cities throughout Clark County have all kinds of summer camps to keep your kids active and learning all summer long. They have classes and camps on arts and crafts, sports, games, dancing and more. Some cities have camps for persons with disabilities up to 30-years-old. Some of them also will be holding their annual free Summer Playground Program. Visit your city’s Parks and Recreation website to learn more, including cost, dates and how to enroll by visiting the individual sites: