Summer Learning

2016 Programs in Tacoma-Pierce County

Summer is a great time to boost learning - hands-on or online, at the park or in a laboratory, educational or recreational. Over the summer, kids who read regularly or engage in day camps or other learning activities get an academic boost, while others can lose ground. Community partners are working together so that all Tacoma kids keep reading, grow through new experiences and maintain the skills they learned in school.

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Program Grade* Cost Time
Site
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6th Grade Jumpstart 18 6 FREE  Morning 08Aug 22 08Aug 25
9th Grade Jumpstart 21 9 FREE  Morning 08Aug 30 08Aug 31
Adventure Camp (All Day) 11 PK-1 $$  All Day Children's Museum of Tacoma 08Aug 22 08Aug 26
Adventure Camp (Morning) 11 PK-1 $$  Morning Children's Museum of Tacoma 07Jul 11 07Jul 15
Art Fundamentals (All Day) 11 PK-1 $$  All Day Children's Museum of Tacoma 07Jul 18 07Jul 22
Art Fundamentals (Morning) 11 PK-1 $$  Morning Children's Museum of Tacoma 06Jun 06 06Jun 10
Art Maker Fair 11 PK-12 FREE  Afternoon Tacoma Art Museum 06Jun 16 06Jun 16
Babysitter's Boot Camp 18 6-9 Aid  Morning STAR Center 06Jun 20 06Jun 24
Backpacking Adventure Camp 18 6-8 Aid  All Day Titlow Park & Lodge 07Jul 06 07Jul 08
Backyard Nature Buddies 11 PK-K Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 08Aug 09 08Aug 11
Broadway Bound Dance Camp 13 1-6 Aid  All Day School of the Arts, Broadway 08Aug 01 08Aug 04
Broadway Center Acting Camps 15 3-12 Aid  All Day Broadway Center for the Performing Arts 08Aug 01 08Aug 14
Broadway Center Creative Drama Summer Camp 11 PK-2 Aid  Morning Broadway Center for the Performing Arts 06Jun 20 06Jun 24
Broadway Center Musical Theatre Camp: The Music Man, Jr.! 15 3-12 Aid  All Day Broadway Center for the Performing Arts 07Jul 11 07Jul 31
Bugs & Slugs 11 PK-K Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 07Jul 06 07Jul 08
C.A.S.T. for Kids at Foss Waterway 12 K-12 FREE  Morning 07Jul 23 07Jul 23
Camp Fort Nisqually 19 7-9 Aid  All Day Fort Nisqually 07Jul 11 07Jul 15
Children's Museum of Tacoma Summer Day Camps 11 PK-K FREE  All Day Children's Museum of Tacoma 06Jun 06 08Aug 26
College Depot 21 9-12 FREE  Afternoon Tacoma Public Library 06Jun 21 07Jul 26
Communal Eating at the Table (1) 17 5-9 Aid  Morning Marrow Kitchen & Bar 08Aug 01 08Aug 04
Computer Coding by Coding with Kids - Norpoint 14 2-6 Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 07Jul 25 07Jul 29
Computer Coding by Coding with Kids - STAR Center 14 2-6 Aid  Morning STAR Center 08Aug 01 08Aug 05
Computer Coding by Coding with Kids - Titlow 14 2-6 Aid  Morning Titlow Park & Lodge 08Aug 08 08Aug 12
Cooking Camp (All Day) 11 PK-1 $$  All Day Children's Museum of Tacoma 06Jun 27 07Jul 01
Cooking Camp (Morning) 11 PK-1 $$  Morning Children's Museum of Tacoma 08Aug 15 08Aug 19
Crash Course in Art: Printmaking 18 6-8 Aid  All Day Tacoma Art Museum 07Jul 11 07Jul 15
Crash Course in Art: Sculpture 18 6-8 Aid  All Day Tacoma Art Museum 07Jul 18 07Jul 22
Credit Retrieval to Graduate - Foss 21 9-12 FREE  All Day Foss High School 06Jun 27 07Jul 28
Credit Retrieval to Graduate - Lincoln 21 9-12 FREE  All Day Lincoln High School 06Jun 27 07Jul 28
Credit Retrieval to Graduate - Mount Tahoma 21 9-12 FREE  All Day Mount Tahoma High School 06Jun 27 07Jul 28
Credit Retrieval to Graduate - Stadium 21 9-12 FREE  All Day Stadium High School 06Jun 27 07Jul 28
Credit Retrieval to Graduate - Wilson 21 9-12 FREE  All Day Wilson High School 06Jun 27 07Jul 28
EcoExplorers- Olders 12 K-6 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 07Jul 11 08Aug 12
Fishing and Canoeing Camp 17 5-8 Aid  All Day Titlow Park & Lodge 07Jul 25 07Jul 29
Folk Art Studio 14 2-4 Aid  All Day Science & Math Institute (SAMI) 07Jul 18 07Jul 21
Fort Nisqually Kit Camp 13 1-3 Aid  Morning Fort Nisqually 06Jun 28 06Jun 30
Happily Ever After Ballet Camp 11 PK-K Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 07Jul 25 07Jul 28
Hilltop Scholars - MS Summer Academy 18 6-8 FREE  All Day Jason Lee Middle School 06Jun 27 07Jul 28
History through the Arts Camp 15 3-5 Aid  All Day Fort Nisqually 07Jul 26 07Jul 29
It's Art, Naturally 12 K-5 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 07Jul 25 08Aug 26
Jewelry Making Studio 17 5-12 Aid  All Day Science & Math Institute (SAMI) 08Aug 08 08Aug 11
Junior Golf Camp 14 2-11 Aid  Morning Meadow Park Golf Course 07Jul 11 07Jul 15
Junior Golf Camp 14 2-11 Aid  Morning Meadow Park Golf Course 06Jun 20 06Jun 24
Kayaking Adventure Camp 18 6-9 Aid  All Day Titlow Park & Lodge 07Jul 11 08Aug 04
Kids Culinary Cook-off 17 5-8 Aid  Morning STAR Center 07Jul 18 07Jul 22
Kids Culinary Cookoff 13 1-4 Aid  Morning STAR Center 07Jul 11 07Jul 15
Kindergarten Jumpstart 12 K FREE  Morning 08Aug 22 08Aug 25
LEGO Camps by Bricks 4 Kidz- Norpoint 12 K-5 Aid  All Day Center at Norpoint 07Jul 18 08Aug 19
LEGO Camps by Bricks 4 Kidz- Titlow 11 PK-6 Aid  All Day Titlow Park & Lodge 06Jun 20 09Sep 02
Little Artist Studio Camp- Point Defiance Pagoda 11 PK-3 Aid  Morning Point Defiance Pagoda 08Aug 01 08Aug 04
McCarver Scholars - Summer Academy 14 2-5 FREE  All Day 06Jun 27 07Jul 28
Metro Arts Acting for Film 16 4-12 Aid  All Day School of the Arts, Pacific 08Aug 01 08Aug 11
Metro Arts Black and White Photography Camp 17 5-12 Aid  All Day School of the Arts, Pacific 07Jul 18 07Jul 28
Metro Arts Hip Hop Dance- Norpoint 13 1-7 Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 08Aug 01 08Aug 05
Metro Arts Hip Hop Dance- Titlow 13 1-7 Aid  Morning Titlow Park & Lodge 07Jul 05 07Jul 08
Metro Arts Lilac Fairy Ballet Camp 11 PK-K Aid  Morning STAR Center 07Jul 11 07Jul 14
Metro Arts Little Artist Studio Camp - Norpoint 11 PK-3 Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 08Aug 01 08Aug 04
Metro Arts Musical Theater Intensive - Session 1 14 2-5 Aid  All Day Stadium High School 08Aug 15 08Aug 18
Metro Arts Musical Theater Intensive - Session 2 17 5-12 Aid  All Day Stadium High School 08Aug 22 08Aug 25
Metro Arts One-Week Dance Intensive 16 4-12 Aid  All Day Jason Lee Middle School 08Aug 22 08Aug 25
Metro Arts Outdoor Artist Studio 15 3-9 Aid  All Day Science & Math Institute (SAMI) 08Aug 08 08Aug 11
Metro Arts Rock the Guitar Camp 16 4-10 Aid  All Day School of the Arts, Broadway 07Jul 11 07Jul 14
Metro Parks Basketball Camp- Norpoint 13 1-7 Aid  Afternoon Center at Norpoint 08Aug 08 08Aug 12
Metro Parks Camp Kaleidoscope 20 8-12 Aid  All Day STAR Center 08Aug 01 08Aug 05
Metro Parks Camp Periscope 14 2-8 Aid  All Day SERA Campus 08Aug 15 08Aug 19
Metro Parks Golf Camp- Norpoint 13 1-6 Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 07Jul 05 07Jul 08
Metro Parks Golf Camp- Titlow 13 1-6 Aid  Morning Titlow Park & Lodge 08Aug 01 08Aug 05
Metro Parks Mini Day Camps - Norpoint 11 PK-K Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 06Jun 20 09Sep 02
Metro Parks Mini Day Camps - Titlow 11 PK-K Aid  All Day Titlow Park & Lodge 06Jun 20 08Aug 26
Metro Parks Skateboarding Camp - Stewart Heights 13 1-7 Aid  Morning Stewart Heights Park 08Aug 08 08Aug 12
Metro Parks Soccer Camp - Norpoint 13 1-6 Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 07Jul 18 07Jul 22
Metro Parks Volleyball Camp 13 1-6 Aid  Afternoon Center at Norpoint 07Jul 25 07Jul 29
Nature Camp at Swan Creek Park 14 2-4 Aid  All Day Swan Creek Park 08Aug 15 08Aug 19
Nature Camp at Wapato Hills Park 14 2-5 Aid  All Day Wapato Hills Park 07Jul 25 07Jul 29
Northwest Native Celebration 11 PK-12 FREE  All Day Tacoma Art Museum 05May 15 05May 15
PBS KIDS Wapato Exploration Camp 12 K-7 Aid  All Day Wapato Park 08Aug 01 08Aug 26
Pixie Hollow Ballet Camp 11 PK-K Aid  Morning Grant Elementary School 07Jul 18 07Jul 21
Puget Sound Brass Camp 19 7-12 Aid  All Day University of Puget Sound 06Jun 27 07Jul 01
Rams Basketball Camp 16 4-9 Aid  Morning Truman Middle School 06Jun 27 06Jun 30
Resident Camp at Camp Schnechter 17 5-7 Aid  All Day Metro Parks 06Jun 20 06Jun 24
Rock N' Paddle Camp 19 7-9 Aid  All Day Titlow Park & Lodge 08Aug 08 08Aug 12
Rollin' 253 Summer Camp 12 K-12 $$  All Day Rollin' 253 Skate and Community Center 06Jun 20 09Sep 02
Sea to Shore 13 1-5 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 07Jul 18 08Aug 05
Silly Science (All Day) 11 PK-1 $$  All Day Children's Museum of Tacoma 06Jun 20 06Jun 24
Skyhawks Camps - Baseball, Lacrosse or Tennis Camps 14 2-6 Aid  Morning Metro Parks 07Jul 05 08Aug 10
Soccer Camp 13 1-8 Aid  Afternoon SERA Campus 07Jul 18 07Jul 21
Songwriting 101/Music Production 16 4-9 Aid  All Day School of the Arts, Broadway 07Jul 11 07Jul 21
Sports Mixer Camp - Norpoint 13 1-6 Aid  Morning Center at Norpoint 08Aug 22 08Aug 26
Sports Mixer Camp - Titlow 13 1-6 Aid  Morning Titlow Park & Lodge 07Jul 11 08Aug 19
Sports Mixer Mini Camp 11 PK-K Aid  Afternoon Titlow Park & Lodge 07Jul 11 08Aug 05
STAR Center Preschool Camp 11 PK-K Aid  Morning STAR Center 06Jun 27 08Aug 26
Story Telling (All Day) 11 PK-1 $$  All Day Children's Museum of Tacoma 08Aug 01 08Aug 05
Story Telling (Morning) 11 PK-1 $$  Morning Children's Museum of Tacoma 06Jun 13 06Jun 17
Street Chalk Art Camp 15 3-12 Aid  All Day Grant Elementary School 08Aug 22 08Aug 25
Summer Academic Challenge at UPS 19 7-12 FREE  All Day University of Puget Sound 06Jun 22 07Jul 20
Summer Camp - French: A visit to Paris 12 K-5 Aid  Morning Chi-Chack Language School 08Aug 15 08Aug 19
Summer Camp - Spanish: A visit to Central America 12 K-5 Aid  Morning Chi-Chack Language School 08Aug 22 08Aug 26
Summer Camp - Spanish: A visit to South America 12 K-5 Aid  Morning Chi-Chack Language School 08Aug 01 08Aug 05
Summer Jobs 253 23 11-12 FREE  All Day Tacoma Public Schools 06Jun 27 08Aug 31
Survival in the Wild 16 4-6 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 07Jul 12 07Jul 15
Swan Lake Ballet Camp 11 PK-3 Aid  All Day Jefferson Park 08Aug 15 08Aug 18
T-Birds Basketball Camp 15 3-10 Aid  Morning Mount Tahoma High School 06Jun 20 06Jun 23
Tacoma Stars Soccer Camp - Full day 11 PK-7 Aid  All Day SERA Campus 06Jun 27 08Aug 03
Tacoma Stars Soccer Camp - Half day 11 PK-7 Aid  Morning SERA Campus 06Jun 27 08Aug 03
Tacoma Stars Striker & Goalie Camp 16 4-11 Aid  All Day SERA Campus 07Jul 18 07Jul 19
TAM Kids Create Camp: Glass! 14 2-5 Aid  All Day Tacoma Art Museum 07Jul 25 07Jul 29
TAM Kids Create Camp: Print! 14 2-5 Aid  All Day Tacoma Art Museum 07Jul 11 07Jul 15
TAM Kids Create Camp: Sculpt! 14 2-5 Aid  All Day Tacoma Art Museum 07Jul 18 07Jul 22
TAM Studio 11 PK-12 FREE  All Day Tacoma Art Museum 01Jan 01 12Dec 31
Teen Outdoor Leadership Camp 20 8-10 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 08Aug 29 08Aug 31
Tidepool Treasures 11 PK-K Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 07Jul 26 07Jul 28
Tigers Basketball Camp 16 4-9 Aid  Morning Stadium High School 06Jun 20 06Jun 23
Toe Tapping Princesses 11 PK-K Aid  Morning Grant Elementary School 08Aug 01 08Aug 04
Video Production 17 5-8 Aid  All Day School of the Arts, Pacific 08Aug 01 08Aug 11
VietNOM-NOM Food Truck Camp 16 4-8 Aid  All Day Center at Norpoint 07Jul 11 07Jul 14
Wildlife Biologist Mini-Camp 16 4-6 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 08Aug 22 08Aug 25
Wildlife Detectives - Olders 13 1-3 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 08Aug 15 08Aug 19
Wildlife Detectives - Younger 13 1-4 Aid  All Day Tacoma Nature Center 07Jul 06 07Jul 08
YMCA Camp FLY at Custer 12 K-5 Aid  All Day Custer Elementary School 06Jun 20 08Aug 26
YMCA Camp FLY at Evergreen 12 K-5 Aid  All Day Evergreen Elementary School 06Jun 20 08Aug 26
YMCA Camp FLY at Geiger 12 K-5 Aid  All Day Geiger Elementary School 06Jun 20 08Aug 26
Youth Football Camp 13 1-4 Aid  Afternoon SERA Campus 07Jul 25 07Jul 26
Youth Transition Summer Workshop 21 9-12 FREE  All Day Center for Independence 07Jul 11 07Jul 15

* Grade the student will enter in the fall

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Online Learning

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