Keep summer boredom at bay and minimize summer learning loss by sending your child to a Skagit County summer camp – or two! There are plenty of types of summer camps in our county, so you are sure to find one that your child is excited about. Be sure to sign up soon, as spaces fill up quickly at all organizations. Here are the 2023 Summer Camps in Skagit County.
Foundation for Academic Endeavors
The Foundation for Academic Endeavors offers a summer academy to help minimize summer learning loss and give your child a leg up on their future. The five-week summer course is designed for under-resourced children from preschool to eighth grade. Kids receive transportation to and from the program and two meals a day. Activities include field trips, music, art, STEM learning, and much more. To learn more and to apply, visit the Foundation for Academic Endeavors website.
Skagit Valley College
Is your kid into sports? Check out the Skagit Valley College summer basketball camps. They have camps in June and August for 2nd through 9th grades, as well as camps for kids 15 to 16 years and 17 to 18 years. Cardinal head coach Howell along with the team will be leading these camps! To learn more and register, visit the Skagit Valley College website.
Skagit Valley College is also going to be hosting a Nike volleyball camp for girls ages 11 to 18 in August. Former DI Seattle University head coach James Finley designed the camp curriculums, which include serving, high school tryout prep, and all skills. See the US Sports Camps website for more information and to register.
Salish Sea School
Does spending the summer outdoors and learning about our beautiful Puget Sound sound perfect? Then check out the Salish Sea School summer camps! They have camps for 4- to 5-year-olds, first through fifth grade, 11-14 and 14-18. In Anacortes, campers will have great access to the Salish Sea, forest and shores. They will have age-appropriate activities and excursions that could include boat rides, campfires, hikes, tidal pools, art projects, yoga, paddle boarding, kayaking and more! Check out the different camps and register at the Salish Sea School website.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County
If your child wants the true summer camp experience like they see in the movies, then check out the Camp Anderson camp with Skagit YMCA. They will get a chance to experience all the traditional summer fun, from campfires and canoeing to archery and arts and crafts – plus a whole lot more! They have camps running for eight weeks starting in June, Y members can sign up for up to five weeks, non Y member can sign up for up to three weeks. For more information and to register, visit the Skagit YMCA website.
If you’re looking for summer camps that have a wide range of activities and themes, check out the ones offered by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County. They have camps for kindergarteners through high school seniors with a range of themes including STEM, cooking, field trips, art and more! Register by April 30 to receive 20% off! Check out the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County website for more information and to register.
Camp Korey is always a fun time! This summer they have a variety of camps for families with children ages 7 to 17 years old battling childhood illness or serious medical conditions. Each camp is geared toward specific conditions. At least one family member must attend with the camper. Campers and their families will have a great time with fun activities and the support of others who understand what they are going through. Visit the Camp Korey website for more information, including how to apply.
Mt. Baker Gymnastics
If you have an active kid, Mt. Baker Gymnastics has fun summer camps just perfect for them! Summer camps at Mt. Baker Gym are a week long, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. , including a fun combination of skill development, obstacle courses, games, NERF battles, fort building, and open play time. Campers should bring their own snack/lunch, and a water bottle. Parents are welcome to drop and go or stay and watch. Campers must be fully potty trained if you plan to leave the building. Pre-registration and payment is required. Please call 360.757.7565 for more info or to reserve your spot today!
Parks and Recreation
Learn how to cook, take up a new sport or polish up your skills in math this summer at your local Parks and Recreation. They have classes for all ages, even adults. Be sure to check out the Mount Vernon, Anacortes, Sedro-Woolley and Burlington parks and recreation websites.