Seattle Parks and Recreation to Offer Summer School-Age Childcare Camps

Camps for children ages 5-12 will be offered at 17 locations.

 Scholarships available; registration opens April 20.

As more businesses prepare to open and more parents return to work, Seattle Parks and Recreation will offer full-day weekly summer childcare camps for children ages 5-12. Registration opens on Tuesday, April 20 at noon, and weekly sessions will be offered beginning June 28 through August 27. Program hours have been expanded to 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to better meet family needs.

Program fees are higher than a normal year due to the additional costs of operating within COVID-19 guidelines. This includes lower staff-to-child ratios, lower capacity to ensure proper social distancing, cohort groupings, space limitations, and expanded hours to meet the needs of parents returning to work. Fees are $390 per week for full-day (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday-Friday care; scholarships are available for qualifying families.

Programs will be located at community centers and other sites throughout the city and will be open to children ages 5-12. Programs will consist of engaging activities taking place both indoors and outdoors, and adhere to current public health guidelines regarding providing childcare with social distancing practices.  

Health screening will be required for all participants and staff. Anyone showing symptoms of illness or has had exposure to a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not be allowed to attend program until well and not showing any symptoms of illness or 14 days have passed in the case of exposure.  For more information on health screenings and requirements please contact lori.chisholm@seattle.gov. 

Programs will open for children at: 

West Seattle 

  • Alki Community Center 
  • Delridge Community Center 
  • High Point Community Center 
  • South Park Community Center 

Central Seattle 

  • Queen Anne Community Center
  • Yesler Community Center 
  • Garfield Community Center  

Northeast Seattle 

  • Meadowbrook Community Center)
  • Montlake Community Center 
  • Northgate Community Center 
  • Ravenna Eckstein at Wedgewood Elementary

Northwest Seattle 

  • Magnolia Community Center
  • Ballard Community Center
  • Bitter Lake Community Center (Annex) 

Southeast Seattle 

  • Rainier Beach Community Center 
  • Rainier Community Center 
  • Van Asselt Community Center 

Registration will open on April 20 by phone (206-684-5177) or online. It is our goal to provide accessible and safe summer childcare opportunities that supports families and children. Information on scholarships is available here.