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60+ Summer Arts Opportunities for Kids

Looking for a creative experience for your kids this summer? ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners have you covered! From glass blowing to musical theatre, there are dozens of opportunities available for every age group, price range, and in every discipline. Scroll down for a list of offerings, and click here for more details on each of these programs and new additions.

Studies show that early engagement with the arts improves educational outcomes and builds confidence, creativity, and discipline in our children by teaching them about empathy, creative problem solving, and self-expression. ArtsFund is committed to supporting youth development through arts experiences with our partner organizations.

And don’t forget–anyone 13 – 19 can sign up for a FREE TeenTix Pass and access world-class film, theatre, music, dance, museums, improv, opera, and ballet all year long for just $5 at 75 arts and culture organizations in our community! Sign up and more info at teentix.org.

Summer 2018 Offerings

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Summer Camps at the Burke
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
July 16 – August 17
Burke summer camps are for students entering grades K–7 grade.
Cost: $200-$370
Scholarships available

Heritage Camp: Nordic Animals
Nordic Museum
June 25 – June 29
Ages 7-12
Cost: $200-$250

DANCE

Eastside Summer Dance Workshops
Pacific Northwest Ballet School
July 9-August 10
Ages 4-7 (4 year olds must turn 5 by 12/31/18)
Cost: $250 per weekly session

DANCE This Intensive
Seattle Theatre Group
June 25 – June 30
Ages 13-21
Cost: $375
Scholarships available

DANCE This Camp @ Centrum
Seattle Theatre Group
August 12 – August 19, 2018
Open to students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018 at all levels of dance experience
Cost: $900
Scholarships available

FILM

Citizen Minutes: Video Activism Camp
Northwest Film Forum
July 16th to July 20th and July 23rd to July 27th, 2018
Ages 14-17
Cost: $700/$650 NWFF members. Scholarships available!
Scholarships available

Summer Filmmaking Camp – Rainier Arts Center
SIFF
June 25 – June 29
Ages 9-12
Cost: $300 / $275 SIFF Members
Scholarships available

Summer Filmmaking Camp: Superheroines, Superheroes, and Villains
SIFF
July 16 – July 20
Ages 9-12
Cost: $350 / $325 SIFF Members
Scholarships available

Summer Filmmaking Camp: Fairy Tales
SIFF
July 23 – July 27
Ages 9-12
Cost: $350 / $325 SIFF Members
Scholarships available

MULTIDISCIPLINARY

Studio Coyote Summer Program
Coyote Central
June 25-August 31
Ages 10-16
Cost: $0-$375/week (pay what you can)
Scholarships available

Creative Arts Camp for Deaf/HH/KODA
Deaf Spotlight
July 16-20, 2019
8-13 years old
Cost: FREE

Art4Teens Camp
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
July 23- July 27
Art4Teens Camp is for rising 7th-12th graders
Cost: $300
Scholarships available

August Arts Camp
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
July 30 – August 3
August Arts Camp is for rising 3rd through 6th graders
Cost: $300
Scholarships available

MUSIC

Tuned In! Summer Student Festival
Chamber Music Madness
July 9 – July 14
Ages 13-24
Cost: $495
Scholarships available

ECA Summer Arts Enrichment Camp: Rockin’ Rhythms Marimba Camp with Youth Marimba Workshop
Edmonds Center for the Arts
July 16 – July 20
Ages 7-11
Cost: $250
Scholarships available
Ages 7-11 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm daily

ECA Summer Arts Enrichment Camps: Rhythm generation: Intergenerational marimba Camp
Edmonds Center for the Arts
July 23 – July 27
Teens and Older Adults
Cost: Teens: $125 per week; Seniors: $100 per week
Scholarships available
Rhythm Generation: Intergenerational Marimba Camp with Youth Marimba Workshop & Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC
Teens: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Seniors: 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Music Summer Day Camps
Music Works Northwest
June 25 – August 24
Ages 4-16
Cost: $200 – $370 per week
Scholarships available

Seattle Chamber Music Society Family Concert
Seattle Chamber Music Society
July 21
Concert is intended for ages 5-10, and their families
Cost: $12

Summer Vocal Institute
Seattle JazzED
August 13 – August 17
Grades 7-12
Cost: $455, full and partial scholarships available
Scholarships available

Summer Percussion Project
Seattle JazzED
July 23 – July 27
Grades 7 – 12
Cost: $395
Scholarships available

Summer Advanced Institute
Seattle JazzED
August 6 – August 10
Grades 10 – 12, Grade 9 by audition
Cost: $455
Scholarships available

STG’s Songwriters Lab
Seattle Theatre Group
July 16 – July 21, 2018
Ages 14-19
Cost: $375
Scholarships available

SYSO Summer Music- Session I
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
July 9 – July 20
This camp is designed for enthusiastic young musicians between the ages of 7-14 who have had at least two years of playing experience or a minimum of one year of private instruction.
Cost: $600, $40 application fee
Scholarships available

SYSO Summer Music
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra
July 9 – July 20 OR July 16 – July 27
Designed for enthusiastic young musicians between the ages of 7-14 who have had at least two years of playing experience or a minimum of one year of private instruction.
Cost: $600 + $40 application fee
Scholarships available

Shoreline Jazz Camp
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
August 6 – August 10
open to middle and high school students
Cost: $350
Scholarships available

Evergreen Music Festival Session I
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
July 23-July 27
Grades 3-8
Cost: $405
Scholarships available

Evergreen Music Festival Session II
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
July 29 – August 4
Grade 9 through age 21
Cost: $830
Scholarships available

Instrument Exploration Camps
Ted Brown Music Outreach
June 25-28
Grades 4-6
Cost: $59.00
Scholarships available

Jazz Improv Camp
Ted Brown Music Outreach
July 9 – 12
Need at least 1 year of school band. 7th through 11th grade
Cost: $99.00
Scholarships available

Seattle Opera Summer Opera Camps
Seattle Opera
July 9 – July 13
Full and half-day camps available for ages 6-18.
Cost: $185 – $385
Scholarships available

THEATRE

Musical Theatre Camp: FAME Jr.
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
July 9-27
Ages 8-18
Cost: $625-$700
Scholarships available

ECA Summer Arts Enrichment Camp: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Acting, Improv & Combat Camp
Edmonds Center for the Arts
July 9 – July 13
Ages 11-15
Cost: $250
Scholarships available
Ages 11-15 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm daily

Long-Form Improvisation with Jet City Improv
Jet City Improv
August 6 – August 10
Grades 7-12; students should have prior improv experience
Cost: $335
Scholarships available

20th Annual Seattle Indian Youth Arts & Performance
Red Eagle Soaring
August 6th – 17th
Native youth ages 10-19
Cost: FREE

Zorro! Production Class
Seattle Public Theater
June 25- July 15
Grades 5-8
Cost: $540
Scholarships available

Paperbag Princess
Seattle Public Theater
June 25-June 29
Grades 1-3
Cost: $180
Scholarships available

Around the World in Dialects
Seattle Public Theater
July 2-July 6 (no class on July 4th)
Grades 7-12
Cost: $290
Scholarships available

Outdoor Shakespeare and Stage Combat
Seattle Public Theater
July 9-July 13
Grades 6-12
Cost: $360
Scholarships available

Design Mentorship Program
Seattle Public Theater
August 1-31
Grades 6-12
Cost: FREE

Camp Bill
Seattle Shakespeare Company
July 9 – August 26
entering 5th grade thru 12th grade
Cost: $200 – $875
Scholarships available

Disney’s Cinderella KIDS
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
July 9 – 21, 2018
Only for children entering 1st – 3rd grades
Cost: Cost: Register by June 8 | $300 Register on or after June 8 | $325 Additional Sibling, Register by June 8 | $250 Additional Sibling, Register on or by June 8 |$275
Scholarships available

Summer Camp Music Man JR.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
July 23 – August 5
Only for students entering 1st – 3rd Grade
Cost: Register by June 22 | $300 Register on or after June 22 | $325 Additional Sibling, Register by June 22 | $250 Additional Sibling, Register on or by June 22 |$275
Scholarships available

Summer CampTMP’s Junie B. Jones The Musical JR.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
July 9 – August 4
For students entering 4th-5th Grade
Cost: Register by June 8 | $575 Register on or after June 8 | $600 Additional Sibling, Register by June 8 | $475 Additional Sibling, Register on or by June 8 |$500
Scholarships available

Summer CampTMP | Thoroughly Modern Millie JR.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
July 16 – August 11
For Students Entering 6th-8th Grade
Cost: Register by June 15 | $575 Register on or after June 15 | $600 Additional Sibling, Register by June 15 | $475 Additional Sibling, Register on or by June 15 |$500
Scholarships available

The Addams Family
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
July 16 – August 12
For Students Entering 9th-12th Grade and Newly Graduated Seniors
Cost: Register by June 15 | $575 Register on or after June 15 | $600 Additional Sibling, Register by June 15 | $475 Additional Sibling, Register on or by June 15 |$500
Scholarships available

Summer Musical Theater Classes
The 5th Avenue Theatre
July 9-July 31
Cost: $40
Scholarships available

Improv Camp for Teens
Unexpected Productions Improv School
June 25 – June 29 2018
17-Dec
Cost: $249

Issaquah Classes & Camps
Village Theatre
June 18 – August 17
Each camp/class has age ranges. More information can be found by visiting the website.
Cost: $220 – $560
Scholarships available

Everett Camps & Classes
Village Theatre
June 18 – August 17, 2018
Each camp/class has age ranges. More information can be found by visiting the website.
Cost: $150 – $360
Scholarships available

KIDSTAGE Summer Productions
Village Theatre
July 12 – August 10, 2018

VISUAL ARTS

Youth Summer Art Camps in Issaquah
ArtEast Art Center
July – August
Ages 8-11
Cost: $200 per camp
Scholarships available

Teen Summer Art Camps
ArtEast Art Center
July – August: weekly camps available
Ages 12-18
Cost: $200 per camp
Scholarships available

Summer Glass Arts program (Middle School)
Hilltop Artists
June 25 – August 2
Middle school students must be at least 12 years old
Cost: $0-$100
Scholarships available

Summer Glass Arts Program (High School)
Hilltop Artists
June 25 – July 19
Cost: $0 – $100
Scholarships available

Summer Art Camp
Kirkland Arts Center
June 25 – August 17
18-May
Cost: $295 – $425
Scholarships available

Summerfest: Young Artists Exhibition
Kirkland Arts Center
August 10 – August 12
Cost: FREE

Art Camps and Intensives at the Kirkland Arts Center
Kirkland Arts Center
June 25 – August 17
Ages 5 – 18
Cost: $295 – $425
Scholarships available

Creative Darkroom Photography for Teens
Photographic Center NW
July 9 – July 13
ages 14-18
Cost: $395
Scholarships available

Alternative Process Photography for Teens
Photographic Center NW
July 23-27
ages 14-18
Cost: $395
Scholarships available

The Portfolio Project Teen Photo Workshop
Photographic Center NW
August 6 – August 10
ages 14-18
Cost: $395
Scholarships available

Summer camps
Pratt Fine Arts Center
June 23-August 10
Cost: $350

Summer camps
Pratt Fine Arts Center
June 25-August 10
Cost: $210-$285
Scholarships available

Youth in Focus Camps & Core Program
Youth in Focus
July 9th – August 10th
11- 17 for Camps, 13 – 19 for Core Program
Cost: $350 – $600 and sliding scale
Scholarships available

Youth in Focus Summer Camps
Youth in Focus
July 9th – August 10th
10 – 17 years old
Cost: $350 – $600

Youth in Focus Summer Quarter
Youth in Focus
July 30th – August 10th
13 – 19 years old
Cost: $25 – $360
Scholarships available

LITERARY ARTS

Scribes Writing Camps
Hugo House
July 9 – August 17
Grades 6-12
Cost: $400-$750
Scholarships available

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Arts Liberation Leadership Institute (ALLI)
Arts Corps
August 21-25 and August 27-31
Youth aged 14-19 who are interested in creating change through their artistry and leadership. The program is geared towards young artists who have interest/experience in one of our four pathways: poetry, visual art, breakdance and music production.
Cost: FREE

2018 Summer Youth Emplyment Program
Seattle Center
July 11-August 21
City of Seattle resident
Ages 16 to 24
Demonstrated ability to be responsible, determined and committed, Completion of designated job readiness trainings and orientations, and low-income (based on 2017 HUD Income Guidelines.
Cost: FREE

Photo credits (l-r): Photo courtesy of Unexpected Productions; DANCE This Intensive, photo by Christopher Nelson, courtesy of Seattle Theatre Group; photo courtesy of Pratt Fine Arts Center.