Summer Programs — Local

Please note that GEAC does not endorse any particular programs listed here.  These links are provided for informational purposes only.  If you have any programs to suggest (that either serve the gifted community specifically or are programs that might be of particular interest to the gifted community), please contact us at  education@lwsdgeac.org.

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Multidisciplinary: School-Based

Washington Network for Innovative Careers/WaNIC: Summer Skills Academy (Eastside) — Serving high school students in seven school districts, WaNIC is a state-approved interdistrict consortium providing FREE advanced-level Career and Technical Education programs based on rigorous academic and industry standards.  Courses are offered in a variety of subject areas, including: Agriculture/Science/Natural Resources; Arts/Media/Communication/Design; Business/Marketing/Management; Engineering/Science/Technology; Health/Human Services; Information Technology. High school credit is available for Summer Skills Academy.

UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars (Seattle) — The Robinson Center’s Summer Program provides an intensive, inspirational and in-depth learning experience for students who are ready and prepared to take on the challenge.  They offer a rich variety of math, science, literature, philosophy, and writing classes.  Class size is small, with a faculty who are experienced teachers and specialists in their fields.  Summer Challenge (for those finishing grades 5 – 6) emphasizes hands-on learning, field trips and activities; Summer Stretch (for those finishing grades 7 – 10) is more academic in nature, providing an accelerated, rigorous learning experience. Both programs are characterized by high-level thinking, intellectual adventure, and pursuit of understanding.  The Explorations in STEM Careers class (for those finishing grades 9 – 11) is meant to provide motivated high school students with an opportunity to conduct in-depth exploration a particular STEM field, with a new field being the focus of each year.  This STEM course offers students a rich opportunity to investigate possible career paths and work with an advanced graduate student in the field.  There will be substantial homework with weekly progress reports, finalized in an official transcript.

UW Summer Youth Programs (Seattle, Bellevue) — for students entering grades 1 – 12.  Integrating the vast resources of the University of Washington, Summer Youth Programs deliver an academically rich curriculum offered in a fun, safe learning environment.  Classes are led by highly qualified and experienced instructors who engage students in fun and innovative ways.

Summer Institute for the Gifted @ The Overlake School (Redmond) — for students ages 5-12 by the end of August

Center for Talented Youth @ Seattle University (Seattle) — for students entering grades 8-12

Open Window School Summer Program (Bellevue) — for students entering grades K-7

The Evergreen School Summer Program (Shoreline) — for children and youth ages 3-14

Soundview School (Lynnwood) — for children and youth age 3 – grade 8

The Overlake School Summer Programs (Redmond) — for students entering grades 5 – 12

Eton School (Bellevue) — for students in grades 1 – 8

Lakeside School Summer Programs (Seattle) — for students entering grades 4 – 12

The Bush School Summer Programs (Seattle) — for students entering grades K – 12

Bertschi School (Seattle) — for students entering grades K – 6

Multidisciplinary: Museum & Other

KidsQuest Children’s Museum (Bellevue) — for children ages 3 – 8

Center for Wooden Boats (Seattle) — for children and youth ages 8 – 16

Challenge Island Summer Camps (several locations) — for children and youth ages 5 – 12

Steve & Kate’s Camp (several locations) — for children and youth grades PreK – 7

Burke Museum (Seattle) — for students entering grades K – 8

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) (Seattle) — for students entering grades 2 – 6

Wing Luke Museum (Seattle) — for children ages 6 – 12

STEM

Camp BIOmed (Seattle) — for students entering grades 9 – 12

Summer Institute for Mathematics at the UW (Seattle) — for students entering grades 10-12

UW College of Engineering Mathematics Academy (Seattle) — for students finishing 11th grade

Math for Love Summer Camps (Seattle, Bellevue) — for students ages 8 – 15

Girls Rock Math (several locations) — for girls grades 1 – 6

DigiPen ProjectFUN (Redmond) — for students entering grades 1 – 12

Tech Smart Kids (Bellevue and Mercer) — Coding and hardware building.

iDTech (several locations) — for students ages 6 – 18

Creative Coding for Kids (Seattle, Eastside) — for students ages 8 – 12

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (Seattle) — for girls entering grades 11 – 12

Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp (Redmond & other locations around the country) — for high school girls

Play-Well TEKnologies (several locations) — for students grades K – 8

Bricks4Kidz (several locations) — for children and youth grades PreK – 8

Chess4Life (several locations) — for students grades K – 8

Museum of Flight Aerospace Camp Experience (Seattle) — for students entering grades PreK – 12

Pacific Science Center’s Camps for Curious Minds (Seattle, Eastside) —  for children and youth PreK – grade 12

Destination Science (local locations and other locations around the country) — for students grades K – 6

Camp Invention / Invention Project (local locations and other locations around the country) — Camp Invention for students entering grades 1 – 6.  Invention Project for students entering grades 6 – 8.

Clay Animation Network (CAN) (several locations) — for children and youth ages 5 – 15

Animals / Marine / Natural Environment / Traditional Overnight

Seattle Aquarium Marine Summer Camps (Seattle) — for students entering grades K – 10

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle) — for children and youth ages 3 – 14

Washington State Arboretum (Seattle) — for students grades PreK – 6

YMCA (several locations) — for children and youth grades PreK – 12.  In addition to day camps at all of their facilities, they have several residential camps in the state, including Camp Orkila and Camp Coleman.  For a more intensive leadership experience for middle and high schoolers, they also have their BOLD & GOLD Summer Expeditions.

Hidden Valley Camp (Granite Falls) — for children and youth ages 7 – 16

Sunset Bay Watersports and Marine Science Beach Camp (Edmonds) — students entering grades 3 – 12

Brightwater Summer Day Camps (Woodinville) — for students entering grades 1 – 6

Islandwood Summer Day Camps (Bainbridge) — for students entering grades PreK – 9

Wilderness Awareness School (Seattle, Eastside) — for children and youth ages 4 – 18

Wolf Camp (several locations) — for children and youth ages 5 – 18

Wilderness Warriors (Duvall) — for children and youth ages 8 – 13

Ground to Sound STEM Environmental Challenge Camp (Woodinville) — for students entering grades 5 – 7

Sport / Active

Moss Bay Kids Camp (Seattle) — for children ages 6 – 12

Parkour Visions (Seattle) — for children and youth ages 8 – 16

Rain City Fencing (Bellevue) — for children and youth 8+

Washington Fencing Academy (Issaquah + local parks & rec) — check website for ages

Next Step Archery (Mountlake Terrace) — for children and youth ages 7+

Vertical World Climbing Gym (Redmond, Everett, Seattle) — for children and youth ages 6 – 18

Pedalheads (several locations) — for children and youth ages 2 – teen

All-Comers Track & Field (Shoreline) — for children, youth, and adults of all ages

Street Scramble (several locations) — for children, youth, and adults of all ages

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) (Seattle) — for children and youth ages 6 – 17

Camp ZinZanni (Seattle) — for children and youth ages 5 – 17

Music / Drama / Art / Writing / Cooking

Experience Music Project (EMP) Creativity Camps for Kids (Seattle) — for students in grades 1 – 8

Experience Music Project (EMP) Teen Artist Workshops (Seattle) — for students in grades 8 – 12

School of Rock (Seattle) — for children and youth ages 6 – 18

Marrowstone-in-the-City (MITC) (Redmond, Shoreline) — for students ages 7 – 14

Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) (Bellevue) — for students in late elementary school, middle school, and high school (based on music experience more than age)

Music Works Northwest (Bellevue) — for children and youth ages 5 – 18

Studio East: Training for the Performing Arts (Kirkland) — for children and youth ages 4 – 19

Youth Theatre Northwest (Mercer Island) — for children and youth ages 3 – 18

Seattle Children’s Theatre (Seattle, Eastside) — for children and youth age 3 – grade 12

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) & Asian Art Museum (Seattle) — for students entering grades 1 – 5

Kirkland Arts Center (Kirkland) — for children and youth ages 3 – 18+

Northwest Art Center (Duvall) — for children and youth ages 3 – 17

Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle) — for children ages 7 – 12

Hugo House Scribes (Seattle) — for students completing grades 8 – 12

Bureau of Fearless Ideas (Seattle) — YEAR ROUND workshops for students grades 1 – 12

PCC Kids Cook Summer Camps (several locations)  — for children and youth ages 8 – 15

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