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Find fun programs and resources for kids of all ages in Ballard, Green Lake, North Seattle, Sand Point and Wallingford, Washington.
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Summer Camps

Plan Now for an Awesome-Packed Summer!

There’s tons to learn, play and explore at YMCA Summer Camps. Kids grow, build skills and gain confidence in a safe, values-based environment. We offer camps serving Ballard, Green Lake, North Seattle, Sand Point and Wallingford.

Outdoor Day Camp

Outdoor Day Camp

Grades 1 - 5

Learn about the magic of the outdoors through exciting adventures!

Discovery Camp

Discovery Camp

Grades K - 5 (varies by location)

Set your sights on discovery through new activities every day! One day you’ll be at the beach, the next unleashing your inner artist.

Kids on Their Way Camp

Kids on Their Way Camp

Grades Entering Kindergarten

Kindergarten is coming! Get your child ready for their first day of school with the help of Kids on Their Way!

Specialty Camp

Specialty Camp

Grades K - 8

Spark a new interest with uniquely exciting learning experiences close to home!

Sports Camp

Sports Camp

Grades 1 - 5

Whether you’re looking to up your play or learn a whole new sport, summer at the Y is a great time to get in the game.

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Flying Horseshoe Ranch Camp

Grades 4 - 6

Happy trails to you as you embark on an exciting overnight horse camp at Horseshoe Ranch in Cle Elum.

Trek Camp

Trek Camp

Grades 5 - 6

Grab a new adventure each week as Y staff lead tween campers in activities like music, gaming, or hitting the trails for a hike.

Quest Camp

Quest Camp

Grades 7 - 9

Go full speed this summer with trips, hikes and overnights all over the Northwest.

Teen Outdoor Specialty Camp

Teen Outdoor Specialty Camp - New!

Grades 8 - 10

Adventure is out there! Explore the Pacific Northwest through biking, rock climbing or kayaking as you make new friends and develop your leadership skills.

Lead Camp

Lead Camp - New!

Grades 10 - 12

Take the leap between camper and camp leader with this leadership training course for high schoolers.

Overnight Camp

Overnight Camp

Grades 1 - 12

Head to Orcas Island or Puget Sound's Case Inlet to enjoy the classic summer camping adventure that you'll remember for a lifetime!

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development

Grades 6 - 12

While exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we work together to develop leadership skills that will help you succeed in life, whatever path you choose.

After School & Enrichment

Helping Kids Reach Their Fullest Potential

With Kids University & Enrichment Programs, kids make the most of their after school time with active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds.

Kids University

Kids University

Ages 5 - 12 years

Choose from a full spectrum of Y activities that build strong minds and bodies in one convenient location.

Child Care

Providing Kids With A Strong Start

The values and skills children learn early in life are the vital building blocks for successful adulthood. At the Y, kids learn their ABC’s, learn to share, learn about teamwork and, most importantly, learn how to be themselves.

Before & Afterschool Care

Before & Afterschool Care

Ages 5 - 12 years

Get convenient, high quality Y care right at your school and keep your child active physically, intellectually and socially the whole day.