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Looking for a Summer Arts Camp for Kids?

Looking for an engaging and educational arts experience for your kids to take part in this summer? ArtsFund’s Cultural Partners have you covered! From glass blowing to storytelling to musical theatre, opportunities abound for every discipline, age group, and price range. 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.

Summer 2017 Offerings

Click here for more details on each of these programs and new additions.

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Asia Pacific Summer Camp
Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Tacoma
June 26 – July 14
Ages 7-14
Cost: $200/ week; $40/ day

Nordic Heritage Camp: A Nordic Smorgasbord!
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle
June 26-30
Ages 7-12
Cost: $160+

Little Dinos
Burke Museum, Seattle
June 26 – June 30
Kids entering grades K–1
$12 – $30/ day

Little Animals
Burke Museum, Seattle
July 17 – July 21
Kids entering grades K–1
$12 – $30/ day

Playtime: Toys and Games from Around the World
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle
August 7 – 11
Ages 6-12
Cost: $250

Storytelling with Eth-Noh-Tec
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle
August 14 – 18
Ages 6-12
Cost: $250

DANCE

DANCE This Intensive
Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle
June 21 – 30
Ages 13-21
Cost: $400 *scholarships available

AileyCamp
Seattle Theatre Group, Tukwila
June 26 – August 4
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, ages 11-14
Cost: Free (upon acceptance via application process)

Eastside Summer Dance Workshops
Pacific Northwest Ballet School, Bellevue
July 10 – August 11
Ages 4-6
Cost: $250 per one-week session

DANCE This Camp at Centrum
Seattle Theatre Group, Port Townsend
August 6 – 12
Students entering grades 9-12
Cost: $850 *scholarships available

MUSIC

Music Works Northwest Summer Camps
Music Works Northwest, Bellevue
June 26 – August 25
Ages 4-18
$200 – $360
Tuned In! Summer Student Festival
Chamber Music Madness, Seattle
July 10 – July 15
Ages 13-24
Cost: $515 (Financial aid is available for students unable to pay part or all of the tuition.)

Seattle JazzED Summer Camps
Seattle JazzEd, Seattle
July 10 – August 25
Grades 6-12
Cost: $455-$675 with scholarships and payment plans available

Seattle Opera Summer Camps and Workshops
Seattle Opera, Seattle
July 10 – 14
Grades K-12
Cost: $150 – $325

STG’s Songwriters Lab
Seattle Theatre Group, Seattle
July 17 – 22
Ages 14-21
Cost: $375 *scholarships available

Evergreen Music Festival
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, Tacoma
Session I: July 24 – July 28 / Session II: July 30 – August 5
Ages 8-21
Cost: $390 – $795

The Residency: Intensive Hip-Hop Artist Residency
Arts Corps, Seattle
July 31 – August 23
Ages 16-19
FREE, plus $500 stipend upon completion of the program

Rockin’ Rhythms Marimba Camp
Edmonds Center for the Arts
July 31-August 4
Ages 7-11
Cost: $250 *scholarships available

Rhythm Generation: Intergenerational Marimba Camp
Edmonds Center for the Arts
August 7-11
Teens (ages 13-19) and Seniors (60+)
Cost: Teens $125, Seniors $100 *scholarships available

THEATRE

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Summer Youth Programs
Village Theatre, Issaquah and Everett
June 12 – August 18
Cost: $120 – $365

Summer Musical Theatre Classes
The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle
June 19 – July 17
Ages 11-14
Cost: $40 – $150

Broadway Center Conservatory: Youth Camps
Broadway Center, Tacoma
June 19 – August 18
Ages: variable, see website
Cost: variable, see website

Production Intensive: The Comedy of Errors
Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle
July 10 – July 30
For students entering grades 6-10
Cost: $815

Improv, Combat & Acting Camp with Seattle Shakespeare Company
Edmonds Center for the Arts
July 10-14
Ages 11-15
Cost: $250 *scholarships available

Investigate, Adapt, Act! with Book-It Repertory Theatre
Edmonds Center for the Arts
July 17-21
Ages 7-11
Cost: $250 *scholarships available

CampTMP
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma
July – August
Grades 1-12
Cost: $300 – $575

VISUAL ART

Youth Art Camps & Teen Intensives
Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland
June 26 – August 11
Ages 5-12
Cost: $350

Nature Inspired Animation + Illustration
Gage Academy of Art, Seattle

July 3 – 14
Ages 15-18
Cost: $660

Make a Jigging Puppet
Northwest Puppet Center, Lopez Island
July 5-7
Ages 5 and up
Cost:$90

Youth in Focus Photography Summer Camps
Youth in Focus, Seattle
July 10 – July 28
Ages 10-17
Cost: $350 – $600

Summer Art Camps for Youth and Teens
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle
July 10 – 31
Ages 7 and up
Cost: $250 and up

Special Artist in Residence Art Camp
artEast, Issaquah
July 10 – July 14
Ages 8-14
Cost: $130 – $260

The Future is Female
Gage Academy of Art, Seattle

July 31 – August 4
Ages 15-18
Cost: $345

High School Glassblowing Camp
Schack Art Center, Everett
August 1-4
Ages 14-18
Cost: $275

Kids Camp! Dramatic Arts
Frye Art Museum, Seattle
August 14 – 18
Grades 3–4 and 5–6
Cost: $365

LITERARY ARTS

Scribes Summer Writing Camps
Hugo House, Seattle
June 10 – August 7
All ages
Cost: $700 – $750

Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer
Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle
July 24-28 & July 31-August 4
Students entering grades 4-12
$495, scholarship available

FILM

Film Camp at The Grand
Grand Cinema, Tacoma
June – August
Ages 10 and up
Cost: $300

Throughout the summer and all year long, teens can access world-class film, theatre, music, dance, museums, improv, opera, and ballet for just $5, through TeenTix, an arts access & youth empowerment organization.

For more info and descriptions of each of these programs, click here. 

Photo credits (l-r): Summer camp photos courtesy of Frye Art Museum, photo by Olli Tumelius; Music Works Northwest; and Youth in Focus.