Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Hello Summer!

It's officially summer on both the calendar and in the weather forecast. Woo-hoo! Let's kick it off with some upcoming events, a whole list of ideas for every age and another quick list of classes/camps for those of us (me included) that are still looking for options.

Topline of some summer events. 




  • Annual Night Out / August 2
    Neighborhood block parties.
  • Duwamish River Festival / August 8th
  • Outdoor Movies
    Returning and scheduled to be at Hotwire Coffee. See this story in the WS Blog for more details
    AUGUST 6 – “Encanto”
    AUGUST 13 – “Coco”
    AUGUST 20 – “Back to the Future”
  • Low tides / August 11-13

Updated my bucket list from last year's post. It's a mix of things we've done and ones we'd like to do. 

Kindergarten-5th grade

I don't have a dedicated summer camp post yet but love the idea of one. Until then, here are a handful of ideas and links to several of my posts that mention places with classes and camps. 
  • Biking with Pedalheads
    Camps for ages 2 and up at South Seattle College. Full day and half day.
  • Parkour@Lincoln Park
    Ages 7-13. A few week long camps in the afternoon (1:30-4:30PM). All currently waitlisted but there’s an option to do private camps. Other locations have availability.
  • Skate Like a Girl summer camps
    Camps at Delridge are currently all waitlisted but ones at Jefferson, which is close-ish, still have space.
  • RecTennis Summer Camp@Solstice Park 
    Ages 6-14, multiple sessions between June 10 and September 2. Monday-Friday, 8AM-12PM.
  • GreenStage—Shakespeare Summer Camps
    Ages 5-16, June 27-Aug 19. Delridge Community Center and High Point Commons.
  • Summer of Safety for tween/teens
    Drop-in program at the Delridge Community Center. Ages 11-15. July 5-Aug 26, Monday-Friday 12-5PM.
  • Young Women Empowered (Y-WE)
    Variety of camps for young women. Locations vary but some are as close as South Park.
  • All City Band
    Outside West Seattle but a lot of kiddos here (including one of mine) trek to Memorial Stadium three nights a week to practice. They then march and perform in parades all summer long. Ages: high schoolers, including rising 9th graders. It starts this week and you can still join for the next couple weeks. They also do a performance at SWAC the night before the Torchlight Parade if you're interested to just see what it's about. This year's Band Jam is on Friday, July 29th from 7-9PM.
  • Twelfth Night Productions Acting Class for Youth
    Two week drama camp at Youngstown (Aug 1-12). Ages 13-18. 
  • Nike Soccer Camp at Delridge Playfields Added 7/5/22
    Ages 5-14. July 18-22 and July 25-29. Full and half day.
  • Free Youth Soccer Camp Added 7/19/22
    Ages 7-13. August 8-12 at Delridge Playfield. 1pm-4pm, Course #51005
Posts that include places that offer classes and camps:
  • Sports—List of who, where and when to play different sports.
  • Indoor Fun—Organized by age and activity (movement, music, art and indoor sports)
  • Art (Explore and Create)—Variety of local art options, including a mural walk, plus list of places offering classes and camps.
  • Theater—Where to see a show and places for kids to take classes and camps.
  • Music—Places to go listen along with classes and camps.
  • Dance—Where to see performances and take classes/camps.