Summer Camp

SEVEN WEEK-LONG SESSIONS FROM JUNE 18-AUGUST 10

When school is out for the season, Westside remains busy and bustling with activities. Check out our exciting summer camp options below!

Our camps are open to children in rising Kindergarten through rising 8th Grade. Current Westside 8th-graders (who will be in High School next school year) are welcome to apply to any of our Middle-School-specific camps.


Take a look at our summer camp options below. We plan to have each half-day camp run a morning and afternoon session, so feel free to select whichever you'd prefer when registering for camps.

PM sessions will repeat material from AM sessions of the same camp. Please choose two different half-day camps, unless your camp choice is listed as a full-day program.

AM Sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
PM Sessions run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All half-day campers who are only attending an AM or PM session are encouraged to join us for lunch and free play from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

While a majority of our camps are half-day options, a few camps are full-day. Full-Day Camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Extended Day Care is available before and after camp, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The rate is $150/wk for both, $75 for AM only or PM only.

Register for Westside Summer Camps Here


Questions? Email Kate at childcare@westsideschool.org.

Week 1 (June 18-22) Camp Descriptions

Hiking & Climbing: Middle School Only

Full-Day. $325
An all day adventure camp for Middle Schoolers that includes rock climbing, hiking, yoga and playing in the nature of Western Washington. This camp will be led by Jeremy Luscher and Lauren Salazar. Both Jeremy and Lauren are Wilderness First Responders and CPR certified, Lauren is a certified Kripalu and Power Yoga Teacher. For days involving rock climbing we will work with a professional rock climbing guide who will provide rock site management and necessary equipment. Cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle.

Note: While this is a stand-alone experience that will excite and challenge anyone who signs up, it is also the perfect way to prepare older kids for the leadership roles they'll take up in Wolfpack Adventures camps throughout the summer. For more information about the Wolfpack Adventures camps, see the listing in Week 2 through Week 6. The capstone experience for a Wolfpack tween or teen will be the Week 7 overnight wilderness excursions.

Chinese A La Carte: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

The only way to learn a language is to get your hands dirty! In this class, we will be learning practical Chinese through practice. Students will gain a greater appreciation of the language and culture through hands-on exploration of cultural products and practices such as: food, calligraphy, ink painting, and games. Chinese novice and adepts are all welcome; the only requirements are a good attitude, some curiosity, and a healthy appetite for new experiences. 我们一起学中华文化吧!

The Artist Explorer: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 4th-6th Grade

Spend the beautiful summer days making art inspired by the natural world! Each day we will focus on a different art technique and medium. We will spend part of class outside gathering materials or gaining inspiration. The rest of the class will be spent on creating a finished art piece. We will focus on sketching, photography, graphic design, printmaking, and painting. This class will include at least 2 field trips to different parks in West Seattle.

Bollywood Dance: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM Only.

Bollywood is a huge film industry (similar to Hollywood). This is a super fun dance style which is a fusion of Indian classical dance, folk dance, and hip-hop. It may involve some sort of props such as sunglasses, or colorful scarves. It is quite a fun way to burn calories and learn a choreographed Hindi song. Kids will showcase their performance at the end of the week.

Pedals & Gears: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten- 3rd Grade

The focus of this bike camp is outdoor fun with an emphasis on becoming safe and skillful bike-riders. We'll cover the rudiments of bike maintenance and safety and will ride bike trails as a group with a variety of destinations. Campers will need to bring their own bikes, locks, helmets, and water bottles. Reflective vests will be provided for any rides that might encounter automobiles. In lieu of an age requirement, the prerequisite for this week of adventures is that children must be able to cycle a continuous mile.

Week 2 (June 25-29) Camp Descriptions

Gym Games Galore: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

It's no secret that Westside kids LOVE physical education. Imagine the possibilities of an entire week of favorite games and activities from gym class and beyond! This camp is offered by two of our expert PE educators and it's sure to be an absolute blast of energy and fun.

Magnificent Murals: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Under the direction of a local muralist, kids will learn the steps in creating big, bold, beautiful drawings and paintings for indoors and out. The week will center on a collaborative project in which the campers plan and execute a monumental painting to be displayed long-term at Westside School for all to see!

Slime Time: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd Grade-6th Grade

This is a camp for anyone who can't resist the ooey, gooey, beautiful world of SLIME! We will mix up recipes for sticky, flowing slime creations that campers will take home in individual containers ... no mess in your own kitchen necessary! Mixing and playing with slime will give rise to conversations about everything from polymer chains to light refraction. After an introduction to laboratory safety, the mad science will begin! Campers will record data and test variables as we discover that slime can be anything from fluffy to crunchy. However it turns out, it's sure to be a gloriously gross experience for all of the senses. Of course, slime is an art form, and we won't neglect the glitter, food dye, wacky mix-ins, and video magic that elevate a slime from a mess to a masterpiece! Cost includes materials fee.

Tacos y Espanol: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd-6th Grade

The most delicious way to learn and practice Spanish is through the tastebuds! From cooking vocabulary to rudimentary Spanish, we'll discuss our delicious projects as we hone our cooking skills at the same time. There are so many kinds of tacos to explore, even the ones we create ourselves!

Volleyball: 4th-8th Grade

Full-Day. $325

All-day Volleyball camp and skills clinic run by the Westside Athletics Dept. in our bright, beautiful gymnasium. Open to rising Grades 4 through 8.

Wolfpack Adventures: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Full Day. $325
An all-day adventure camp that that includes daily excursions to a wide variety of kid-centric spots throughout West Seattle and beyond. This camp is a true-to-Westside experience where kids of all ages can benefit from outdoor excursions with trained staff -- from the climbing wall to museums and service opportunities. Each week will be different, so kids can sign up for as many weeks of Wolfpack Adventures camps as they like! Middle School students are more than welcome, and we have some special roles available just for them along with break-out sessions for leadership workshops and activities. The younger kids will benefit from the cross-age group and, through fun shared experiences, will be woven into the unique social fabric that is the Westside Wolfpack! The cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle and all admissions (museums, etc.) needed for the week.

Week 3 (July 9-13) Camp Descriptions

Art of Collage: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Campers will create works of art from mixed media, items found in nature, cut paper, and more! The process of collage is full of qualities we can explore like color and texture, movement and stillness, and positive and negative spaces. Come create 2D and 3D projects with scissors, glue, paper, and your own unique imagination!

Baking: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd-6th Grade

Campers will learn basic food preparation techniques and some simple recipes for baked goods from around the world! There will be chopping, spreading, kneading, slicing, and stirring. Campers will get to eat what they make. There will be an emphasis on healthy eating and simple kitchen hygiene, with food-related stories each day from many cultures and traditions. This class is sure to delight anyone who loves working in the kitchen.

Creative Movement: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd-6th Grade

Each day students will explore elements of dance and play games and participate in activities that help them create and explore dance movements. Through improv games, fun warm-ups, and even some dance-related art, kids will enjoy the full range of dance and movement together in a safe and happy week of expression and creation.

Math Magicians: Kindergarten-5th Grade

AM Only. $150 
This math camp is designed to take a fun, game based approach to basic concepts that may get lost and forgotten over the summer.  We will reinforce basic concepts in arithmetic, measurement, geometry and beyond.  We also want to make sure everyone has fun, so be ready to play with math.

Content will repeat, so multiple sessions are not recommended.

STEAM Tinker, Create, and Innovate: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Let’s enter a world of innovation! Each day, we will focus on a different STEAM concept: Robotics, Circuits, Music, Art, and Technology. We will tinker with various materials and tools, create daily projects, and innovate by applying creativity and conceptual knowledge to problem solve real-world concepts.

Wolfpack Adventures: Kindergarten-8th Grade

Full-Day. $325
An all-day adventure camp that that includes daily excursions to a wide variety of kid-centric spots throughout West Seattle and beyond. This camp is a true-to-Westside experience where kids of all ages can benefit from outdoor excursions with trained staff -- from the climbing wall to museums and service opportunities. Each week will be different, so kids can sign up for as many weeks of Wolfpack Adventures camps as they like! Middle School students are more than welcome, and we have some special roles available just for them along with break-out sessions for leadership workshops and activities. The younger kids will benefit from the cross-age group and, through fun shared experiences, will be woven into the unique social fabric that is the Westside Wolfpack! The cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle and all admissions (museums, etc.) needed for the week.

Week 4 (July 16-20) Camp Descriptions

Calligraphy & Lettering: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd-6th Grade

Lettering and Calligraphy: Learn the art of beautiful writing, bubble letters, 3-D titles, and more! Using paintbrushes, gel pens, chalkboards, and some unusual tools of the trade, letters will truly come to life this week. We'll be working on lettering projects suitable for framing, playing with our own unique handwriting, introducing fountain pens and inks of all kinds, and campers sure to come away with some great skills. This is also a perfect camp for anyone who would like to learn or improve their cursive writing.

Gym Games Galore: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

It's no secret that Westside kids LOVE physical education. Imagine the possibilities of an entire week of favorite games and activities from gym class and beyond! This camp is offered by two of our expert PE educators and it's sure to be an absolute blast of energy and fun.

Math Magicians: Kindergarten-5th Grade

AM Only. $150 
This math camp is designed to take a fun, game based approach to basic concepts that may get lost and forgotten over the summer.  We will reinforce basic concepts in arithmetic, measurement, geometry and beyond.  We also want to make sure everyone has fun, so be ready to play with math.

Content will repeat, so multiple sessions are not recommended.

STEAM Tinker, Create, and Innovate: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd-6th Grade

Let’s enter a world of innovation! Each day, we will focus on a different STEAM concept: Robotics, Circuits, Music, Art, and Technology. We will tinker with various materials and tools, create daily projects, and innovate by applying creativity and conceptual knowledge to problem solve real-world concepts.

Tacos y Espanol: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd-6th Grade

The most delicious way to learn and practice Spanish is through the tastebuds! From cooking vocabulary to rudimentary Spanish, we'll discuss our delicious projects as we hone our cooking skills at the same time. There are so many kinds of tacos to explore, even the ones we create ourselves!

Wolfpack Adventure: Kindergarten-8th Grade

Full-Day. $325
An all-day adventure camp that that includes daily excursions to a wide variety of kid-centric spots throughout West Seattle and beyond. This camp is a true-to-Westside experience where kids of all ages can benefit from outdoor excursions with trained staff -- from the climbing wall to museums and service opportunities. Each week will be different, so kids can sign up for as many weeks of Wolfpack Adventures camps as they like! Middle School students are more than welcome, and we have some special roles available just for them along with break-out sessions for leadership workshops and activities. The younger kids will benefit from the cross-age group and, through fun shared experiences, will be woven into the unique social fabric that is the Westside Wolfpack! The cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle and all admissions (museums, etc.) needed for the week.

Week 5 (July 23-27) Camp Descriptions

Basketball: Kindergarten-8th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-4th Grade
PM: 5th-8th Grade

Half-day Basketball camp and skills clinic run by the Westside Athletics Dept in our bright, beautiful gymnasium. Morning session is open to Grade 2-4 and afternoons are especially for Middle School.

Knitting and Crocheting: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Knitting and Crocheting, Beginners to advanced yarn-slingers will work their way through stitches to complete a variety of projects. From crochet flowers to knitted accessories and more, campers may keep any patterns they work on so they can continue to improve and enjoy these skills after camp is over!

Mandarin Summer Institute: 5th-8th Grade

Full-Day. $325
5th-8th Grade

An experiential and immersive camp that will focus on cultural and language education. The program will have both on and off campus components, working with local experts in the fields of martial arts, cooking, opera, and more.

Math Magicians: Kindergarten-5th Grade

AM Only. $150 
This math camp is designed to take a fun, game based approach to basic concepts that may get lost and forgotten over the summer.  We will reinforce basic concepts in arithmetic, measurement, geometry and beyond.  We also want to make sure everyone has fun, so be ready to play with math.

Content will repeat, so multiple sessions are not recommended.

Tiny Science- Bugs: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade
PM: 3rd-5th Grade

Did you know that insects are the most abundant animals on earth? Campers will have a chance to encounter critters (touching optional) and learn hands-on about the important relationship between humans and insects. Through lab and field experiences, this camp will embark on a creepy-crawly week of entomological adventures!

Wolfpack Adventures: Kindergarten-8th Grade

Full-Day. $325
An all-day adventure camp that that includes daily excursions to a wide variety of kid-centric spots throughout West Seattle and beyond. This camp is a true-to-Westside experience where kids of all ages can benefit from outdoor excursions with trained staff -- from the climbing wall to museums and service opportunities. Each week will be different, so kids can sign up for as many weeks of Wolfpack Adventures camps as they like! Middle School students are more than welcome, and we have some special roles available just for them along with break-out sessions for leadership workshops and activities. The younger kids will benefit from the cross-age group and, through fun shared experiences, will be woven into the unique social fabric that is the Westside Wolfpack! The cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle and all admissions (museums, etc.) needed for the week.

Week 6 (July 30-August 3) Camp Descriptions

Karate-X: Kindergarten-2nd Grade. AM CAMP ONLY

Half-Day. $150. MORNING SESSION ONLY.

Join Karate-X this summer for one exciting and challenging week of sweat, discipline, determination, and fun! Students will learn and practice Karate skills with punching bags, breaking boards, blocking drills, kicking targets and more. Each day will include cardio, strength and agility training to keep bodies primed for mobility, action, and good health. Our professional instructors know how to challenge and motivate kids while building self-confidence and discipline. For beginners who have never tried Karate, to athletes of any sport, Karate-X Summer Camp will challenge and grow bodies and minds. Train with Karate-X and have awesome fun!

Knitting and Crocheting: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Beginners to advanced yarn-slingers will work their way through stitches to complete a variety of projects. From crochet flowers to knitted accessories and more, campers may keep any patterns they work on so they can continue to improve and enjoy these skills after camp is over!

Living in the Lab: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM: Kindergarten-3rd Grade

Bring your scientific curiosity and a lot of energy because we'll be exploring EVERYTHING! Each day will have a different theme, including chemistry, biology, geology, and more! We will learn about the scientific method and experiments of all kinds.

Mandarin Summer Institute: Middle School Only

Full-Day. $325
5th-8th Grade

An experiential and immersive camp that will focus on cultural and language education. The program will have both on and off campus components, working with local experts in the fields of martial arts, cooking, opera, and more.

Math Magicians: Kindergarten-5th Grade

AM Only. $150 
This math camp is designed to take a fun, game based approach to basic concepts that may get lost and forgotten over the summer.  We will reinforce basic concepts in arithmetic, measurement, geometry and beyond.  We also want to make sure everyone has fun, so be ready to play with math.

Content will repeat, so multiple sessions are not recommended.

SSAT Prep: 7th & 8th Grade

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. $100

This SSAT Prep class gives rising 7th- and 8th-graders confidence and develops skills through a balance of interactive lectures, cooperative discussion, and mock test situations. Using some of the best-available test prep materials, techniques, and strategies, we will work through all sections of the SSAT and every type of question.

This course is offered during the aftercare hours of camp to allow Middle School students to enjoy other camps during the day.

Wolfpack Adventures: Kindergarten-8th Grade

Full-Day. $325

An all-day adventure camp that that includes daily excursions to a wide variety of kid-centric spots throughout West Seattle and beyond. This camp is a true-to-Westside experience where kids of all ages can benefit from outdoor excursions with trained staff -- from the climbing wall to museums and service opportunities. Each week will be different, so kids can sign up for as many weeks of Wolfpack Adventures camps as they like! Middle School students are more than welcome, and we have some special roles available just for them along with break-out sessions for leadership workshops and activities. The younger kids will benefit from the cross-age group and, through fun shared experiences, will be woven into the unique social fabric that is the Westside Wolfpack! The cost includes a t-shirt and water bottle and all admissions (museums, etc.) needed for the week.

Week 7 (August 6-10) Camp Descriptions

For the Birds: Kindergarten-8th Grade

Half-Day. $150
AM: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
PM: 3rd-6th Grade

Calling all amateur Ornithologists! This outdoor and indoor class will include projects, experiments, nature walks and more! We'll be feeding and finding out about all of the birds in the neighborhood, learning about their habits and habitats. In addition, we'll be looking at exotic birds and maybe even meeting a few face-to-face!

Fun in the Sunshine: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150.
AM: 3rd-6th Grade
PM:Kindergarten-3rd Grade


Join us for classic summer fun in the hottest and happiest days on August! We will tie-dye, slip-n-slide, water balloon toss, and relay race the afternoon away while our homemade popsicles are setting in the freezer and our craft projects are drying on the windowsill. The theme of this camp is CAMP!

Karate-X: 3rd & 4th Grades. AM SESSION ONLY

Half-Day. $150. MORNING ONLY.

Join Karate-X this summer for one exciting and challenging week of sweat, discipline, determination, and fun! Students will learn and practice Karate skills with punching bags, breaking boards, blocking drills, kicking targets and more. Each day will include cardio, strength and agility training to keep bodies primed for mobility, action, and good health. Our professional instructors know how to challenge and motivate kids while building self-confidence and discipline. For beginners who have never tried Karate, to athletes of any sport, Karate-X Summer Camp will challenge and grow bodies and minds. Train with Karate-X and have awesome fun!

Math Magicians: Kindergarten-8th Grade

AM Only. $150 
This math camp is designed to take a fun, game based approach to basic concepts that may get lost and forgotten over the summer.  We will reinforce basic concepts in arithmetic, measurement, geometry and beyond.  We also want to make sure everyone has fun, so be ready to play with math.

Content will repeat, so multiple sessions are not recommended.

SSAT Prep: 7th & 8th Grade

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. $100

This SSAT Prep class gives rising 7th- and 8th-graders confidence and develops skills through a balance of interactive lectures, cooperative discussion, and mock test situations. Using some of the best-available test prep materials, techniques, and strategies, we will work through all sections of the SSAT and every type of question.

This course is offered during the aftercare hours of camp to allow Middle School students to enjoy other camps during the day.

Trendy Crafts: Kindergarten-6th Grade

Half-Day. $150

AM: Kindergarten-2nd grade
PM: 3rd-6th grade

Join this popular group of DIY crafters and make awesome projects following great themes like butterflies, mermaids, under-the-sea, and more!

Volleyball: 4th-8th Grade

Full-Day. $325

All-day Volleyball camp and skills clinic run by the Westside Athletics Dept. in our bright, beautiful gymnasium. Open to rising Grades 4 through 8.


Wilderness Backpacking: 6th-8th Grade

Full-Day/Overnight. $325
6th-8th Grade

This outdoor program offers students the unique experience of planning and executing a small group adventure in the mountains of Western Washington. The (all-girl) / (all-boy) group will spend two days getting to know each other, researching maps, planning meals, and packing gear. They will then spend three days/two nights on a backpacking excursion practicing leadership skills, building confidence, and having fun.