Summer camps in Whatcom County

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 8, 2014 

Summer camps offer kids a chance to build friendships and self-confidence, try new skills and learn teamwork.

Check with your child about his or her interests, register early and double-check to make sure camp enrollment is sufficient enough that the camp is happening.

SEARCH BY CATEGORY: The following list of summer camps is organized into categories the organizers selected. Camps that fall under a general category are listed first. However, we've also sorted the camps list by these specific categories. Click on these links to go directly to that category: Arts | Environmental, Outdoor Education | Religious | Science, Culture | Special Needs | Sports.

Camps are in Bellingham unless noted otherwise.

Be sure to register in plenty of time to assure placement, and check back to make sure the camp hasn't changed dates or locations, has not been cancelled or has not been filled to capacity.

General

Arts and Crafts

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

June 18-20

School's Out! Jump into summer fun with games and crafts.

$6/hour; $36, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Bugs and Crawly Things

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

June 23-27

Look at our natural world.

$6/hour; $36, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Detectives

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 5-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

June 30-July 3

Learn to solve mysteries.

$6/hour; $36, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Boats and Beaches

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-5

1207 Ellsworth St.

June 30-July 3

Let's float boats!

$6/hour; $36, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

American Girls!

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 5-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

July 7-July 11

American history through games, stories, food and a play.

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Pioneer life

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-5

1207 Ellsworth St.

July 7-July 11

How did early pioneers live?

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Creative Campers

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

July 14-July 18

Arts, crafts, improv and creative drama.

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Grossology!

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

July 21-July 25

Science of bodies, human and animal.

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Bellingham History - People and Places

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

July 28-Aug. 1

Explore our beautiful city.

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Farm to Table

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

Aug. 4-Aug. 8

Where does the food we eat come from? What's local?

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Fantasy

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

Aug. 11-Aug. 15

Enter the world of make-believe.

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Community Service - Providers and Heroes

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

Aug. 18-Aug. 22

Who works for us and what can we do to help?

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Around the World and Back to Bellingham

Bellingham Cooperative School

Ages 3-12

1207 Ellsworth St.

Aug. 25-Aug. 29

Learn to solve mysteries.

$6/hour; $180/week; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; additional hours available

bcs957@gmail.com

Bellingham Parks and Recreation Camps

Variety of day enrichment and sports camps for youths preschool age to teen.

Preschool to teen.

Location varies.

Weeklong camps begin the week of June 23-Aug. 29.

Crafts, arts, adventure, sports and making friends.

Cost per week or per day varies per camp.

360-778-7000 or cob.org/ezreg

Adventure Camp

Whatcom Family YMCA

Grades 1-6 in 2014

YMCA activity centers

June 18-Aug. 29

Building friendships and strengthening character in an outdoor setting.

$160-190 per week for Y members; $180-220 for nonmembers

Downtown Y, 360-733-8630, ext. 106, whatcomymca.org

Adventure Quest

Renaissance Adventures

Ages 8-14

Bellingham

Three weeklong day camps, Aug 4-8, 11-15, 18-22

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

$195/week, with $75 first-time discount

Join an exciting adventure with sword dueling, riddles and more.

http://questnorthwest.com, 360-836-0386, bellingham@renaissanceadventures.com

Fun for the Young Summer Camp

Ages 4-7

Whatcom Hills Waldorf School

July 21-24, July 28-31

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Activities include outdoor play in enchanting kindergarten play yard, nature-based arts and crafts, circle games, snack and lunch, and popular treasure hunt.

$140/week

adriennedoucette5@gmail.com, 360-201-0360

Discovery Camp (DEL licensed)

Whatcom Family YMCA

Children entering kindergarten in fall 2014

Downtown Bellingham program center

June 23-Aug. 29. No camp on July 4

Hands-on, camp-based experiences designed for incoming kindergarteners.

360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org

Y's Kids Summer Enrichment (DEL licensed)

Whatcom Family YMCA

Children entering grades 1-6 in fall 2014

Roosevelt Elementary School

Fun Days June 18-20; camp dates are June23-Aug. 29, no camp July 4.

Morning; learn to minimize summer learning loss. Afternoon: camp activities, field trips, swim lessons.

360-733-8630, whatcomymca.org

Critter Camp

Whatcom Humane Society

Ages 8-10

2172 Division St.

Three sessions: July 7-11 or July 14-18 or July 21-25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Meet and learn about pets and wildlife, animal-themed activities.

$185 per week, includes five days of camp, activities, crafts, materials, vegetarian lunch, two snacks a day, camp T-shirt, camp water bottle

360-733-2080, ext. 3116, emailoutreach@whatcomhumane.org

Fircreek Day Camp

The Firs

Entering grades 1-6

4605 Cable St.

June 18-Aug. 28

Woodshop, Forest Zone, Aqua Zone, Art Zone, Sports Zone.

$169 per week

360-733-6926, fircreekdaycamp.org

Kids' World Bellingham

2000 E. Sunset Drive

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

June 17-Sept 2

Monday-Friday, 5:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Swimming program, farm program on seven-acre farm, theater, film making, pottery, nature reserve.

$145 per week, four-week minimum preferred

360-647-3423, kidsworldbellingham.com

Kids' World Northwest

4085 Home Road

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

June 17-Sept 2

Monday-Friday, 5:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Swimming program, farm program on seven-acre farm, theater, film making, pottery, nature reserve.

$145 per week, four-week minimum preferred

360-527-8952, kidsworldbellingham.com

Kids' World Ferndale

Ages 5-12 (must have completed kindergarten)

1635 Main St., Ferndale

June 17-Sept 2

Monday-Friday, 5:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Swimming program, farm program on seven-acre farm, theater, film making, pottery, nature reserve.

$145 per week, four-week minimum preferred

360-738-4967, kidsworldbellingham.com

Summer Adventure Institute

Explorations Academy

Ages 14-18

Location varies depending on course; locations include North Cascades, Squamish B.C., and Bellingham.

June 23-July 24; dates vary per course.

Earn high school credit (optional with an additional fee) with classes in computer animation, intro to rock climbing and fly fishing, musical improv, and creative nonfiction writing.

$375-$600

360-671-8085, info@explorationsacademy.org, explorationsacademy.org/academics/summer-adventure-institute

Kids Creative Cooking (series 1)

Perch and Play

Ages 5-10

1707 N. State St.

June 23-June 26, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fun learning the basics of food prep, nutrition and manners.

$175/week

perchandplay.com, 360-393-4925, info@perchandplay.com

Kids Creative Cooking (2)

Perch and Play

Ages 5-10

1707 N. State St.

Aug. 18-Aug. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fun learning the basics of food prep, nutrition and manners.

$175/week

perchandplay.com, 360-393-4925, info@perchandplay.com

Culinary Creations

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 2-5

at St. Paul's Academy

June 23-27

Sift, stir, beat and blend tasty cooking creations.

$175 per week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Dance, Cheer, Gymnastics

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 3-5

at St. Paul's Academy

July 7-11

Combine cheer, chant, dance and tumbling into fun routines.

$175 per week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Money, Money, Money!

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 4-6

at St. Paul's Academy

June 23-27

Learn about financial responsibility and money management.

$175 per week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

P.E. Fun

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 4-6

at St. Paul's Academy

July 14-18

Campers enjoy activity stations, field games, recess games and relays.

$175 per week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Unleash Your Inner Author!

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 3-6

at St. Paul's Academy

July 7-11

Enjoy creative writing with a published author.

$175 per week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Typing and Tall Towers

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 3-6

at St. Paul's Academy

June 23-27

Blended camp features typing practice and building earthquake-proof towers.

$175 per week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Washington Business Week/Manufacturing Week

Foundation for Private Enterprise Education

Age 14-19

Western Washington University

June 22-28

Learn to run your own business, stay in dorms, and get college credit.

$860 week

253-815-6900, registrar@wbw.org, www.wbw.org

College Quest

Entering grades 10-12

Western Washington University

July 6-11

Week-long residential college-prep program; earn university credit.

$795

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/collegequest

Grandparents "U"

Ages 7-14, plus grandparent

Western Washington University campus and Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes, Aug. 7-8 or Aug. 11-12

July 17-18 at WWU

Explore science and art with your grandchild.

$199/adult and child pair ($139 each additional adult; $79 each additional child)

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/grandparentsu

Odyssey of Science and Arts - Elementary

Grades 4-6

Western Washington University

July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1

Video production, robotics, biology, art, engineering, rocketry, chemistry, astronomy, CSI.

$179 per session (morning or afternoon)

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Odyssey of Science and Arts - Secondary

Grades 7-9

Western Washington University

July 14-18, July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1

Architecture, veterinary science, robotics, computer science, marine biology, photography, filmmaking.

$179 per session (morning or afternoon)

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Western Kids Camp and Global Connections

Grades K-6

Western Washington University

July 7-Aug. 15 (one week sessions, Monday-Friday)

Fun mix of academic and recreational enrichment activities; weekly themes.

$165 -$200/week; multi-week discounts available

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Fiber Arts Camp

Ages 8-14

June 23-26

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Learn to spin, weave, crochet, knit, dye and felt.

$109, plus $45 material fee

360-383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Pioneer Crafts for Homespun Fun

Ages 8-14

June 23-26

Whatcom Community College Community Education

$95, plus $35 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Camp Half-Blood

Ages 8-14

June 30-July 2

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Attention Percy Jackson fans! Explore Greek mythology, games and projects.

$115, plus $50 materials fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Pre-Teen Style!

Ages 8-14

July 1

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Discover your style and tips on posture and clothing.

$59, plus $5 materials fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Young Ladies and Gentlemen

Ages 6-12

July 1

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Learn etiquette for various situations and have fun doing it.

$49, plus $5 materials fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Digital Photography and Editing Camp-Introduction

Ages 11-15

July 7-10

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Experiment with your camera's settings and explore special effects.

$95

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Hogwarts Satellite School

Ages 8-14

July 7-9

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Explore beginning Hogwarts' subjects including herbology, arithmancy and divination.

$115, plus $50 materials fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Creative Writing Camp

Ages 9-12

July 7-9

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Enjoy writing games and exercises, and start your literary masterpiece.

$79

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Robotics for World Adventurers

Ages 6-8

July 7-10

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Build LEGO models with themes including "simple machines" and "creatures."

$149

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Robotics for World Explorers

Ages 8-10

July 7-10

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Build LEGO models with themes including "wild animals" and "vehicles."

$149

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

The Art of Etiquette

Ages 10-14

July 8

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Learn confidence-boosting social skills.

$129

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Digital Photography and Editing Camp-Level 2 (General Interest)

Ages 11-15

July 14-17

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Take your photography and editing skills to a higher level.

$95

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Beginning Sewing for Teens-Level I

Ages 12-16

July 14-17

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Learn to sew and make clothes and room décor.

$85, plus $25 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Robotics for Imagineers

Ages 6-8

July 14-17

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Build LEGO models with themes including "space" and "storybook adventures."

$149

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Robotics for Urban Explorers

Ages 8-11

July 14-17

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Create functional, complex LEGO structures that involve accuracy and detail.

$149

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Introduction to Fashion Illustration

Ages 12-16

July 18

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Learn skills to begin an outstanding fashion design portfolio.

$25, plus $10 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Beginning Sewing for Teens-Level II

Ages 12-16

July 21-24

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Join us for this continuation of Beginning Sewing for Teens.

$85, plus $25 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

The Red Pyramid: The Wonders of Egypt

Ages 8-14

July 22-23

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Study ancient Egypt as inspired by "The Kane Chronicles."

$79, plus $50 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

The Fantastical World of Faeries

Ages 7-12

July 24

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Learn about faeries and make a wand, faery-house and more.

$49, plus $35 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Movie Magic!

Ages 11-15

July 28-31

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Learn to use your video camera and edit your movies.

$95

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

There and Back Again: Hobbits and the World of Middle Earth

Ages 9-14

July 24

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Delve into the magical world of Tolkien's Middle Earth.

$115 plus $50 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Business Sense for Kids

Ages 9-14

July 30

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Explore options for kid-owned businesses, financing, advertising, and more.

$49 plus $15 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Return to Hogwarts

Ages 8-14

Aug. 4-5

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Designed for returning students who have completed Hogwarts Satellite School.

$79 plus $35 material fee

360--383-3200, www.whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

A Pirate's Life for Me!

Ages 7-11

Aug. 6-7

Sail the Seven Seas and have fun learning about pirates.

$79 plus $35 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Arts

Bellingham Girls Rock Camp

The Community Food Co-op and Guitar Center

Ages 8 to 17; ages 18 and older can volunteer

Make.Shift Art Space, 306 Flora St.

Two sessions: June 22-28 and Aug. 24-30

Crash course in playing an instrument, songwriting, and empowerment workshops.

$240/week, scholarships available

bgrc.org and info@bgrc.org, P.O. Box 2031 Bellingham, WA 98225

Gabriel's Art Kids Summer Camp

Preschool-fifth grade

1415 Dupont St.

June 30-Aug. 8

Dance, music, drama and visual arts, outside play and free time.

$45/full day, $30/half day; cost per week, $140/full days, $100/half days

gabrielsartkids.com, info@gabrielsartkids.com, 360-393-0107

Children's and Teen's Art Camps

BellinghamART

Age 4 through teens

1701 Ellis St., Studio 203

Weekly, June 23 through Aug. 8

Learn drawing, painting and craft skills mornings or afternoons.

$85-$185/week

360-738-8379, BellinghamArt.com, info@bellinghamart.com

Drayton Harbor Music Festival Camp (formerly Blaine Jazz Camp)

Pacific Arts Association

Ages 12-19

Classes at Blaine Middle School

July 6-12

Top musicians and internationally known faculty teach jazz, new classics, rock, solo vocals and choir.

Tuition: $350 or $400 with room, board. Students stay at Loomis Trail Golf Club.

draytonharbormusic.org, galbraith.kristi@gmail.com, 360-820-8312

Fairy Camp

Perch and Play

Ages 5-10

1707 N. State St.

July 14-17, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Explore the fairy world through crafts, fairy lore and fun.

$175/week

perchandplay.com, 360-393-4925, info@perchandplay.com

The Young Expressionist!

Perch and Play

Ages 5-10

1707 N. State St.

July 21- 24, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cartoons, characters and collage.

$175/week

perchandplay.com, 360-393-4925, info@perchandplay.com

Re-Purposed ART!

Perch and Play

Ages 5-10

1707 N. State St.

Aug. 11-14, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rework everyday items into fun and usable art.

$175/week

perchandplay.com, 360-393-4925, info@perchandplay.com

LuciaArts

Entering first to seventh grade

2706 Ellis St.

June 23-Aug. 5

Six weeks of theme-based camps; explore topic nature, drawing, watercolor and ceramics.

Cost per week or per day: $140-$150 for Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., discounts available

360-510-1979 lucia4arts@gmail.com, facebook.com/LuciaArts, luciaarts.com.

LuciaArts

Entering first to fourth grade

2706 Ellis St.

June 23, 25 and 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Create a ceramic bird and nest, creative movement and yoga integrated into curriculum based on group interest. Materials included. Bring a lunch.

$140

Four-person minimum, maximum of six students.

360-510-1979 lucia4arts@gmail.com, facebook.com/LuciaArts, luciaarts.com.

Missoula Children's Theatre Theater Camps

Entering first through 12th grade

Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

"Rapunzel" camp runs July 14-19, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Campers should arrive between 9:45 and 10 July 14 for group audition and casting assignments.)

"Rapunzel" will be performed July 19 at 3 and 7 p.m. at Mount Baker Theatre.

"Alice in Wonderland" camp runs July 28-Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Campers should arrive between 9:45 and 10 July 28 for group audition and casting assignments.)

"Alice in Wonderland" will be performed Aug. 2, at 3 and 7 p.m. at Mount Baker Theatre.

"Pinocchio" camp runs Aug. 4-9, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Campers should arrive between 9:45 and 10 July 14 for group audition and casting assignments.)

"Pinocchio" will be performed Aug. 9, at 3 and 7 p.m. at Mount Baker Theatre.

$185 per child, includes official T-shirt and two tickets to one of the presentations. Those registering for multiple camps or multiple children receive $15 discount.

360-734-6080, mountbakertheatre.com

Theatre on the Range

The Neighborhood Playhouse

Kindergarten to second grade in the fall

The Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St.

July 21-25

Theater games, songs and skits with a cowboy/cowgirl theme.

$195/week, scholarships available

Lizanne Schader, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

Production Camp

The Neighborhood Playhouse

Sixth to 12th grade in the fall

The Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St.

July 21-Aug. 2

Advanced acting camp by audition only. Auditions April 19.

$300 for two weeks and performances, scholarships available

Lizanne Schader, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

Page to Stage: "The Reluctant Dragon"

The Neighborhood Playhouse

Third to fifth grade in the fall

The Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St.

July 7-11, with performance at 2 p.m. July 11

Audition, rehearse and perform a script taken from a book.

$210/ week, scholarships available

Lizanne Schader, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

Camp Comedy

The Neighborhood Playhouse

Sixth to 12th grade in the fall

The Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St.

July 7-11, with presentation at 3 p.m. July 11

Improv, games, comic monologues, videos and a variety show.

$210/ week, scholarships available

Lizanne Schader, theneighborhoodplayhouse.net

Art Extravaganza

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 2-4

at St. Paul's Academy

June 23-27

Exploration of art mediums, such as clay, paint, natural objects.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Comics and Cartooning

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 3-7

at St. Paul's Academy

July 7-11

Learn panel, layout, and perspective with artist James Eisenhart.

$200/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Popcorn and Pasta (Art and Games with Food)

St. Paul's Academy

Grades K-3

at St. Paul's Academy

July 14-18

Blended camp features edible art projects and themed P.E. games.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Printmaking

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 4-7

at St. Paul's Academy

July 14-18

Create block, jigsaw, color reduction, and mono-prints with artist James Eisenhart.

$200/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Improv Theatre Sports Camp

Sponsored by Ryan Stiles' The Upfront Theatre

Ages 12-18

The Upfront Theatre

Aug. 4-8

Improv games, theater sports format.

$149

Oona Sherman, The Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St,, Bellingham, WA 98225, 360-733-8855, improvoona@gmail.com, theupfront.com

Summer Youth Theatre Institute - Elementary

Western Washington University

Entering grades 1-6

WWU

June 23-July 3

Practice acting, characterization, designing and movement.

$200

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Summer Youth Theatre Institute - Secondary

Western Washington University

Entering grades 7-12

WWU

June 23-July 11 (Monday-Friday, no class July 4)

Practice acting, characterization, designing, movement and improv.

$300

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Summerwinds

Western Washington University

Grades 6-12

WWU

June 23-28

Small chamber music groups, large ensemble playing, individual master classes.

$390

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Art Through the Ages

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Ages 6-10

June 23-26

Explore art from ancient times to Surrealistic and Pop movements.

$79

360-383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Art Camp for Kids: 3-D Art

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Ages 6-9

June 23-26

Discover three-dimensional drawing.

$79

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Environmental, Outdoor Education

Children's Story Garden Program

Washington State University Whatcom County Extension/Master Gardeners

Ages 4-8, with adult

Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale

April 19-May 24, five Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m.; and June 4-Oct. 1, Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon

Hands-on gardening and learning projects, such as worm bins and scarecrows.

$50/one adult and one child; $60/one adult and more than one child

http://whatcom.wsu.edu/mastergardener/csg

Farm Camp, Camp Pizza, Camp Pasta (three separate camps)

Common Threads Farm

Ages 4-7 (Farm Camp), 8-12 (Camp Pizza, Camp Pasta)

Bellingham

Camps run weekly, June 23-Aug. 22

Gardening, cooking, animal care, songs, stories, art.

$125 (farm camp), $185 (Camp Pasta, Camp Pizza), with sliding scale.

info@commonthreadsfarm.org, 360-927-1590, commonthreadsfarm.org

Youth Leadership Adventures (two programs)

North Cascades Institute

Ages 14-18

North Cascades National Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Outdoor leadership, for ages 14-16: June 19-26, July 2-9, July 16-23 and Aug. 5-12

Science and Sustainability, for ages 16-18: July 30-Aug. 14

Canoeing, camping, backpacking and completing a service project. Get hands-on training in outdoor leadership, field science, communication skills and public speaking.

Sliding scale scholarships available

360-854-2599 or nci@ncascades.org

Sailing and Paddlesports Day Camps

Ages 9-13

Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave.

Weekly sessions, June 23-Aug. 29

$280 for 30-hour camp

Learn to sail, kayak, and paddleboard on Bellingham Bay.

360-714-8891 or boatingcenter.org

The Lorax Club

Whatcom Community College Community Education

Ages 8-15

July 14

Discuss current environmental issues and solutions for the future.

$10, plus $15 material fee

360--383-3200, whatcomcommunityed.com, comed@whatcom.ctc.edu

Religious

God of Wonders Day Camps

Child Evangelism Fellowship Whatcom County

Ages 5-11

July 7-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Northwood Alliance Church, 580 C St., Blaine

July 14-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Spring Creek Bible Church, 567 E. Kellogg Road

July 21-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grace Baptist Fellowship, 338 N. Park St., Lynden

July 28-Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fountain Community Church, 2100 Broadway

Aug. 4-8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Good News Fellowship, 1252 W. Axton Road, Ferndale

Aug. 18-22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lummi Nation (location tbd)

Bible, games, crafts, snacks and songs.

$30/week; bring your own lunch

360-746-9409 cefwhatcom.org, cefwhatcom@gmail.com, on Facebook: Child Evangelism Fellowship Whatcom County

Vacation Bible School, "Splash in God's Word"

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church

Age 4 through fifth grade

Aug. 4-8, 9 a.m.-noon

$10

Activities include Bible stories, games, crafts, music, and snacks.

360-733-1277, office@ctslutheran.org., in-person at 2600 Lakeway Drive

Friendship Ranch

Ages 3-11

Bellingham Covenant Church

July 21-25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

$20/child for week

Vacation Bible school, dinner provided, Friday night is family night.

360-733-5920, bellinghamcov.org

Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Age 4 by July 1, through entering fifth grade

July 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon

$15/week

Kids discover how to imagine and build with God.

In-person at the church office at 2117 Walnut St., office@stpaulsbellingham.org, 360-733-2890, cokesburyvbs.com/stpaulsbellingham

Island Summer Camps

Island Chapel

Lummi Island

Grades 6-12 and families

July 27-Aug 2: Family Camp; Aug 3-9: Junior High Camp, grade 6-8; Aug 10-16: Senior High Camp, grades 9-12

Water activities-based camp, boating, kayaking, crafts, hiking.

Family Camp is free, junior and senior high camps are $175

chrisimmer@islandchapel.net, 360-296-4963

Vacation Bible School: "Welcome! Give and Receive God's Great Love"

Sponsored by CLC Ferndale

Ages 4 through entering sixth grade

Christ Lutheran Church, 5904 Vista Drive, Ferndale

July 14-18, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (4- and 5-year-olds are 9:30 a.m.-noon)

$30/elementary students, $20/ for 4- and 5-year-olds (total of $60 per family); scholarships available

Experience how God welcomes us and loves us all.

Registration deadline: July 7

clcferndale.org; info@clcferndale.org, 360-384-1422

Science, Culture

Robotics using LEGO(r) Bricks: Beginning course by Bricks and Beyond

Community Enrichment Center at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Ages 6-10

St. Paul's, 2117 Walnut St.

Aug. 11-14

Using LEGO bricks and software, children build and program robots.

$125/four days (9:30 a.m.-noon)

360-733-2890, ext 1019, http://EnrichmentStPauls.org, enrichment@stpaulsbellingham.org, BricksandBeyond.com

Robotics using LEGO(r) Bricks, Level 1.2 course by Bricks and Beyond

Community Enrichment Center at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Ages 6-10

St. Paul's, 2117 Walnut St.

Aug. 18-21

Using LEGO bricks and software, children build and program robots.

$125/four days (9:30 a.m.-noon)

360-733-2890, ext 1019, http://EnrichmentStPauls.org, enrichment@stpaulsbellingham.org, BricksandBeyond.com

Robotics using LEGO (r)NXT Mindstorm, by Bricks and Beyond

Community Enrichment Center at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Ages 9-12

St. Paul's, 2117 Walnut St.

Aug. 11-14

Students learn basics of LEGO Mindstorm NXT.

$125/four days (1-3:30 p.m.)

360-733-2890, ext 1019, http://EnrichmentStPauls.org, enrichment@stpaulsbellingham.org, BricksandBeyond.com

Summer of Science and Discovery

Whatcom Day Academy

Ages 3-11

5217 Northwest Drive

June 16-Aug. 15

STEAM theme: Science, technology, engineering, art, math.

$175/week for 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; before-camp care, 7-9 a.m., is extra $30/week; after-camp care, 3-6 p.m., is extra $45/week, Before and after camp care are extra $75/week. $100 a week for half-day camps (ages 3 and 4 only).

Sara-Lyn Mazza 360-312-1103, extendedday@whatcomday.org

1-Week Summer Spanish Camps

Salud Spanish Programs

Ages 5-12

Salud Language Center, 1315 11th St.

Session 1: July 14-17, Monday-Thursday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Session 2: Aug. 4-7, Monday-Thursday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Learn Spanish while enjoying outings to nearby parks, art projects and music.

$139/week (10 per cent sibling discount)

SaludSpanish.com, 360-383-7002, Sarah@SaludSpanish.com

Silly Science

Perch and Play

Ages 5-10

1707 N. State St.

July 28-31, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Make observations and discoveries using silly science experiments.

$175/week

perchandplay.com, 360-393-4925, info@perchandplay.com

Drama Camp

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 3-5

at St. Paul's Academy

July 14-18

Rehearse a theatrical show to perform by the end of the week.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Forensics

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 4-6

at St. Paul's Academy

July 14-18

Lift fingerprints and solve "crimes" with forensic scientist Kendra Cook.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Mad Scientist

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 1-3

at St. Paul's Academy

June 23-27

Do wacky and fun hands-on science experiments.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

STEM Camp

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 4-6

at St. Paul's Academy

July 7-11

Hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and math.

$175 per week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Remote Operated Vehicles

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 7-12

at St. Paul's Academy

July 7-11

Design and build ROVs using electronic control systems.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Special Needs

F.A.C.E.S. Autism Summer Program

Families for Autistic Children's Education and Support Northwest

Youths with autism ages 5-25

Location Bellingham

June 30- Aug. 13, Mondays through Thursdays

Campers work on academic and skills while participating in fun activities and field trips.

Cost per week or per day varies

Karlene Umbaugh, 360-389-2151, facesnw@hotmail.com, facesnorthwest.com

Sports

Bellingham Bells Coaches Baseball Camp

Bellingham Parks and Recreation

Ages 6-12

Joe Martin Field

June 23-25

Bellingham Bells coaches Jeff James, Jim Clem, Mike Gange and Dane Siegfried offer summer baseball camp.

$105 general, $53 Bells Host Families

cob.org/ezreg; 360-778-7000; in-person at Bellingham Parks and Recreation, 3424 Meridian St.

Bellingham Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp

Ages 8-18

2625 S. Harbor Loop Drive

June 23-Aug. 29

Learning to sail and have fun on the water.

$275/week

youth.byc.org, byc.junior.sailing@gmail.com

Tennis Skills Camp

Western Washington University

Junior Camp, entering grades 4-8; Senior Camp, entering grades 9-12

WWU

Junior Camp: July 21-24

Senior Camp: July 28-31

Junior Camp (includes snacks) $105; Senior Camp (includes lunch), single camper $215; team rate $195

wwu.edu/campusrec, Amy.Cornish@wwu.edu, 360-650-7261

Girls on the Run Summer Camps

Whatcom Family YMCA

Girls entering grades 3-6

Lake Padden, Sudden Valley and Ferndale

July 14-18 (Lake Padden), July 21-25 (Sudden Valley), Aug. 11-15 (Ferndale)

Girls learn life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games.

$125/week (includes T-shirt, water bottle, healthy snacks, 5k entrance fee)

Jen Gallant, 360-733-8630, jgallant@whatcomymca.org

Trail Blazers Summer Camp

Whatcom Family YMCA

Entering grades 3-6

Lake Padden

July 14-18

Participants are introduced to trail running in a fun, challenging and rewarding environment.

$80/week (includes T-shirt, water bottle, healthy snacks, 5k entrance fee)

Jen Gallant, 360-733-8630, jgallant@whatcomymca.org

41 Sports- Legends in the making football camp

Ages 4-8 and 9-17

Various locations around Bellingham

June 20-22

Ages 4-8: Learn the basics. Ages 9-17: Hitting, skills and training camp, learn skills, explosive combine technique, how to tackle, mountain running, water training, sand training and teamwork. Ages 4-8 attend camp the first two days only for four hours.

Separate camp/field, $150 plus tax. Ages 9-17 attend all three days of camp, $225 plus tax.

go to 41sports.com and click the football, 360-715-0041

North Coast Gymnastics Academy Camps

Ages 5-12

North Coast Gymnastics Academy, 1710 Express Drive

North Coast Olympics Camp, July 7-11, 1-4 p.m.

Ninja Training Camp, July 21-25, 1-4 p.m.

Princess Training Camp, Aug. 4-8, 1-4 p.m.

Jedi Training Camp, Aug. 18-22, 1-4 p.m.

$175/ week per child

Camps are packed with gymnastics, games, field days and dress-up Fridays.

360-733-6969, northcoastgym.com, info@northcoastgym.com

Li'l Slammers Tennis Camp

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness, 800 McKenzie Ave.

Ages 4-8

June 23-26 or Aug. 11-14, 10 a.m.-noon

$99

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Junior Slammers Tennis Camp

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

Ages 8-12

Location: TBD

July 14-17, 9 a.m.-noon

$144

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Grand Slammers Tennis Camp

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

Middle schoolers

Location: TBD

June 23-26 or July 21-24, 9 a.m.-noon

$144

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

JV Slammers Tennis Camp

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

High-schoolers

Location: TBD

July 28-31, 9 a.m.-noon

$144

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Varsity Slammers Tennis Camp

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

High-schoolers

Location: TBD

July 7-10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

$299

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Boys JV Slammers Tennis Camp

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

High-school boys

Location: TBD

Aug. 18-21, 9 a.m.-noon

$144

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Boys Varsity Slammers Tennis Camp

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

High-school boys

Location: TBD

Aug. 18-21, 1-4 p.m.

$144

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Summer Session 1 Aces Tennis Clinics

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

Elementary through high school

Bellingham Tennis Club

July 7-31 at various days/times

$144

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Summer Session 2 Aces Tennis Clinics

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

Elementary through high school

Bellingham Tennis Club

Aug. 11-28 at various days/times

$108

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Summer Session 1 Quickstart Tennis Clinic

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

Ages 4-10, beginners

Bellingham Tennis Club

July 7-31, Monday and Wednesday, 4-5 p.m.

$144

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

Summer Session 2 Quickstart Tennis Clinics

Bellingham Tennis Club and Fairhaven Fitness

Ages 4-10, beginners

Bellingham Tennis Club

Aug. 11-28, Monday and Wednesday, 4-5 p.m.

$108

360-733-5050, bellinghamtennis.com

PE Plus

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 4-6

at St. Paul's Academy

July 14-18

Group and individual recreational games for fitness and fun.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Summer Fitness and Fun

St. Paul's Academy

Grades 7-12

at St. Paul's Academy

July 7-11

Fitness in the weight room, gymnasium, local parks, and paintball.

$175/week

360-733-1750, sp-academy.org, aholden@sp-academy.org, lmcdonnell@sp-academy.org

Inside Pitch Summer Baseball Camp

1750 Moore St.

July 7-10, 9 a.m.-noon

Ages 14 and younger

$150 or $50 daily drop-in

Baseball Camp: Hitting, throwing, fielding, scrimmage games.

360-647-1600, insidepitchbellingham.com. insidepitchbellingham@gmail.com

Peregrine Expeditions Kids Rock Camps and Youth Alpine Camps

Kids Rock camps for ages 8-13 and 10-13 meet outside Bellingham REI or at Mt. Erie; camp takes place at Mt. Erie

Youth Alpine Climbing for ages 12-18 meet outside REI; climb at North Cascades National Park, three days with two overnights.

Dates: Kids Rock camps vary, July 14-Sept. 4; costs vary, $130-$460

Dates: Youth Alpine camps vary, July 21-Aug. 6; cost, $410

Climbing for kids develops confidence, coordination, respect for the environment and leadership.

info@PeregrineExpeditions.com; PeregrineExpeditions.com; 360-393-8098

Boys Basketball Varsity/JV Team Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

High-schoolers

Carver Gym, WWU

June 27-29

Overnight camper, $205; commuter camper (lunch and dinner), $155; commuter camper (lunch only), $145; Games only (nine or more games), $500 per team.

360-650-3024, wwuvikings.com

Boys Basketball Fundamentals Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

Ages 9-18

Carver Gym, WWU

June 27-29

Cost: Overnight camper, $325; commuter camper (lunch and dinner), $235; commuter camper (lunch only), $215

360-650-3024, wwuvikings.com

Girls Basketball Team Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

High-schoolers

Carver Gym, WWU

July 20-24

Overnight camper, $350; commuter camper (lunch and dinner), $250; commuter camper (lunch only), $220

360-650-4933, wwuvikings.com

Girls Basketball Individual and JV Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

Grades 5-12 (must be 12 or older to attend overnight)

Carver Gym, WWU

July 13-16

Overnight camper, $325; commuter camper (lunch and dinner), $235; commuter camper (lunch only), $215

360-650-4933, wwuvikings.com

Girls Volleyball Individual Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

Grades 6-12 (must be 13 or older to attend overnight)

Carver Gym, WWU

July 6-9

Overnight camper, $325; commuter camper, $275

360-650-6806, wwuvikings.com

Girls Volleyball Team Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

Grades 10-12

Carver Gym, WWU

July 9-12

360-650-6806, wwuvikings.com

Girls Volleyball Elite Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

Grades 10-12

Carver Gym, WWU

July 17-19

Overnight camper, $275

360-650-6806, wwuvikings.com

Girls Softball Young All-Skills Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

Ages: 8-13

Viking Field, WWU

July 8-9

$85

360-650-7783, wwuvikings.com

Girls Softball Elite All Skills Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

High-schoolers

Viking Field, WWU

Aug. 19-20

$85

360-650-7783, wwuvikings.com

Spring Soccer School

Western Washington University Athletics

Ages 9-14, boys and girls

Viking Field, WWU

April 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7

Eight sessions, $150; five sessions, $100

Georgianne.Connell@wwu.edu, 360-650-6796, wwuvikings.com

Soccer Premier Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

Ages 8-14, boys and girls

Viking Field, WWU

July 22-25

Individual, $230

Georgianne.Connell@wwu.edu, 360-650-6796, wwuvikings.com

Women's Soccer Blue Chip College ID Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

High school and college, for females who intend to compete at collegiate level

Viking Field, WWU

Aug. 6-8

Individual, $350

Georgianne.Connell@wwu.edu, 360-650-6796, wwuvikings.com

Men's Soccer Blue Chip College ID Camp

Western Washington University Athletics

High school and college, for males who intend to compete at collegiate level

Viking Field, WWU

Aug. 9-11

Individual, $400; commuter, $350

Greg.Brisbon@wwu.edu, 360-650-6597, wwuvikings.com

WWU Lakewood Jr. Sailing Camp

Western Washington University

Ages 11-18; must weigh over 100 pounds

Lakewood Watersports Facility

June 23-Aug. 29 (weekly sessions)

Beginning and intermediate sailing, beginning racing, windsurfing on Lake Whatcom.

Cost: $110-$125/week

360-650-3308, wwu.edu/youth

Sportsplex Youth Activities Camp - SYAC

Ages 7-12

Bellingham Sportsplex

June 16-Aug. 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ice skating, swimming, tag and ball games, roller blading.

$35/day, $135/week, $1,050/whole summer

360-676-1919, ext 0; bellinghamsportsplex.com cheylab@bellinghamsportsplex.com

Whatcom Soccer Academy Soccer Camps

Ages 5-12

Northwest Soccer Park

Three sessions, all 9 a.m. to noon: June 30-July 3, July 14-17, Aug. 11-14

Introduce and develop soccer skills to kids in a fun environment.

$90

360-676-1919, ext 0; whatcomsoccer.com cheylab@bellinghamsportsplex.com

Bellingham Skating Academy Summer Skating Camp

Ages 5-12

Bellingham Sportsplex

Aug. 25-29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Introduce and develop ice skating skills in a fun environment.

$90

360-676-1919, ext 106; bellinghamsportsplex.com katrinas@bellinghamsportsplex.com

Grand Slam Baseball Camp / Sehome High School

Bellingham Parks and Recreation

Camp 1 for ages 7-10: June 18-20

Camp 2 for ages 11-12: June 30-July 2

Camp 3 for ages 13-15: July 7-9

All 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Baseball instruction, games, Super Star competition.

360-778-7000

Lake Padden Jr. Golf Camps

3- and 4-day camps start June 18

Ages: 6-13 boys and girls

Cost: $125-$175

Includes PGA Instruction and on-course experience.

360-738-7400

Bellingham Canoe and Kayak Sprint Team

Ages 8-18

Lake Padden Park, west entrance

Weekly camps June 23 to July 21, each two hours for five days

Trains youth athletes to compete in the sport of Olympic style flat-water sprint canoe and kayak, in a safe and positive environment.

$125 per week

360-656-6392; bellinghamcanoekayak.org; danb@bellinghamcanoekayak.org

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