Several organizations are offering day camps and other activities for kids and teens in Tri-Cities WA during the summer of 2019. Check back for updates…
Academy of Children’s Theatre (ACT) Summer Sessions
ACT offers weekly summer camps grouped by age with a variety of themes, including Superheroes, Harry Potter, Musical Theatre, and Star Wars. Sessions run June 24- August 23.
Location: Academy of Children’s Theatre, 213 Wellsian Way in Richland
All American Gymnastics and Sports Center
All American Gymnastics in Kennewick is offering:
– Preschool summer camps
– Weekly gymnastics, cheer & ninja summer camps
– Mini two-hour ninja summer camps
Location: 127 E Reata Road in Kennewick
Allied Arts Association
Allied Arts Association in Richland is offering a variety of children’s summer art workshops for ages 7-15. Workshops begin June 17 and end August 16.
Location: 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
The Boys & Girls Club is offering summer camps in Richland and Pasco. Their activities are designed for fun as well as to aid in the prevention of summer learning loss. Each week is a new adventure centered around a theme. The camps run from June 17 – August 23. Call (509) 543-9980 for more information.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties – Music and Art Center
Summer Day Camps at the Music and Arts Center are designed to give your child an in depth look at a variety of subjects including technology, music, art and healthy living. The camp runs from June 17 – August 23. Call (509) 582-4090 for more information.
Location: 20 N Benton St. in Kennewick
Camp Invention: Supercharged
Your child will not want to miss out on the chance to imagine, tinker and invent prototypes that they can take home with them this summer! Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp This camp will be held July 8-12 in Kennewick and is for those entering grades K-6.
Location: Mid-Columbia Partnership, 5980 West 12th Avenue in Kennewick
Central Summer Volleyball Camp
This summer camp is designed to help girls (entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade) learn fundamental Volleyball skills. Girls will learn in an environment that promotes asking questions with a retired club VB coach. There will be a 5 minute devotion at the beginning of each practice. Practice is every Sunday 1:00-3:30 p.m. and Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning June 4 and will run through August 13.
Location: 1124 Stevens Dr. in Richland
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/993514524371798/ and https://www.cupchurch.org/events/summer-volleyball-camp
Columbia Basin Racquet Club
Health and fitness for 5-13 year olds! Kid’s Club Campers will have fun participating in a variety of activities while learning sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork! Activities include: arts & crafts, rockwall climbing, racquetball, gym games, swimming and more! Summer camp begins June 12.
Location: 1776 Terminal Drive in Richland
Forte! – Bravo Camps
Forte! (youth choir) will be hosting Summer camps June 17-21 and July 29-August 2. Go on Safari, dance on the Beach, or battle villains as Superheros. We’ve got it all and it’s going to be the best summer ever with TCYC Bravo Camps 2019.
Location: Richland Church of the Nazarene, 2500 Jericho Rd. in Richland
Girls Basketball Summer Camp – June 17-19
Southridge High School, 3520 Southridge Blvd. in Kennewick,
Grades 3-5: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Grades 6-8: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 each (includes camp shirt) $30.00 for each additional family member
The Southridge High coaching staff and players will be providing instruction and supervision. Our camp will provide the players with a competitive and fun environment with a focus on basketball education.
Girls on the Run Camp
Throughout the week, incoming 3rd – 5th grade girls will have fun exploring friendships with activities designed to discover what makes a good friend and how to be a good friend to others. Girls will build, create, write, discuss, connect, and laugh all while participating in games and activities that will leave them feeling confident and appreciated by their teammates. Camp runs June 24th through June 28th from 8 a.m. – Noon.
Location: Christ the King School in Richland
Hanford Drama’s FAME Camp
A singing, acting, dancing and tech day camp for middle school students (entering grades 7-9). Campers will interact one-on-one with both adults and older students, all of whom bring diverse experience and interests to the FAME program. The camp runs July 15-27, Monday – Friday from 12:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Hanford High School, 450 Hanford St. in Richland,
Happy Horse Riding School
Learn to ride & care for horses during one of the 5-day sessions for ages 5-17 being offered throughout the summer.
Camp dates: June 17-21, June 24-28, July date not yet set, and August 5-9
Location: 548 Tuttle Lane in Burbank Heights
Kidz Adventure Club (VBS)
Mark your calendars – July 30th-Aug 2nd, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for children Kindergarten through Fifth Grade!
About Kingdom Seekers: Along our journey, we will be learning about the amazing ways that all of the books in the Bible come together to tell one united story that leads to Jesus. Admission is Free!! Register anytime via Facebook Messenger or Find Gateway Church on Team App! Please let us know of any allergies or special needs for your children when registering, so we can better serve them! All Welcome!
We will have Large Group Activities, Music, Games, Art, Snacks & More! Join us for a Fun-Filled time of Seeking out God’s Kingdom!
Location: Gateway Church, 4312 West Kennewick Ave in Kennewick
Kingspoint Christian School – Summer Enrichment
The Summer Enrichment program is an opportunity for students, K – 5th Grade, to continue engaging in educational opportunities throughout the summer. Summer Enrichment provides academic instruction, themed activities, events and field trips. The program begins June 17 and ends August 16. There are all day sessions and half-day sessions for morning or afternoon.
Location: Kingspoint Christian School, 7900 West Court Street in Pasco.
Liberty Christian School Patriot Day Camp
2200 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Dates: June 12 through August 9 from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $150/week or $35/day
The Patriot Day Camp will be focused on teaching life skills such as, cooking, first aid, sewing, baking, hiking, gardening, money management, construction, and more! The day will be consistently filled with arts and crafts, cooking, and athletic skill development with guest appearances of specialists that will coach the group on specific skills/arts.
The Patriot Day Camp is all about Igniting each child’s creativity and imagination through critical thinking and teamwork.
Grow the brain, Build the muscles and Inspire the heart.
Mastersingers Youth Choir Summer Camp
Imagine singing all morning for a week this summer! Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is pleased to be hosting the 5th annual Summer Camp. Open to boys and girls entering grades 4 through 8. Camp is August 13-16, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The choir will come back together for a final performance at the Dust Devils baseball game at Gesa Stadium!
Location: CBC Choir Room, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Mobile Game App Code Camp
Create your game app on android phones and tablets. No experience needed, we will teach you. Make friends and a game in our fun and exciting computer lab.
– Summer Girl coding camp (middle school age), July 8–11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Summer Boy coding camp (middle school age), July 15-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509.542.4892 to request a registration packet which is due June 30.
Location: CBC, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Richland Parks & Recreation Art Camps
Richland Parks & Recreation is offering three art camps based on age groups:
– At least 4 but less than 6 from July 29 – August 1
– At least 7 but less than 14 from July 29 – August 1 (note: there is a waiting list)
– At least 13 but less than 17 on July 30
Location: Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr. in Richland
Richland School District
A variety of athletic and academic camps are offered in the community each summer. The list below includes summer camps offered in connection to Richland School District programs and non-RSD community organizations:
– All American Gymnastics Summer Camps
– Bomber Athletic Development
– Bomber Booster Club Athletic Camps (Lacrosse, Soccer and Boys & Girls Basketball)
– Bomber Volleyball Camp
– Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties (Richland and Music & Arts Center Camps)
– Camp GOTR (Girls On The Run)
– Camp Invention at Mid-Columbia Partnership
– Camp Zanika (Camp Fire)
– City of Richland Summer Youth Activities
– Falcon Camp (Men), (Women)
– Fallout CrossFit Summer Programs
– Fame Theater Camp
– Hanford Fastpitch Softball Camp
– Hanford Hoops Boys Basketball Camp
– Jordan Kent Skill Camps
– Junior Bombers Football & Cheer Camp
– Mastersingers Youth Choir Camp
– Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Summer Camps
– Mobile Game App Camp
– Partners N’ Pals with The Arc of Tri-Cities
– Purple & Gold Girls Baskeball Camp
– Richland Lacrosse Youth Summer Camp
– RSD Academy of Health & Sciences CSI: Cool Science Investigations
– Sandstorm Beach Volleyball Clinic
– Summer Reading Program at Richland Public Library
– Tri-Tech Summer Academy
– WSU Tri-Cities Summer STEM Camps
– YMCA Summer Camps
Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center
Strides is offering 3 different horse camps this summer for ages 4-18 years old and all abilities including special needs. Camps are led by PATH Intl certified therapeutic riding instructors.
Location: 180 Honeysuckle Road in Pasco,
Summer Camps @ The REACH
Bus Camp – June 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Campers ages 6-10 will learn how to take Ben Franklin Transit buses to get to fun places in the Tri-Cities. At the REACH Museum in the morning, we’ll navigate route maps and schedules, try out BFT’s MyRide app and Google Transit to plan our voyage. We’ll buy a youth day pass on the bus, learn how to transfer, and gain some wayfinding skills while making friends and exploring. Stops include the East Benton County History Museum and Gesa Carousel of Dreams. $20 for REACH members, $25 for non-members. Register by June 6.
Location: REACH Museum 1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Info & Registration: https://www.visitthereach.org/event/bus-camp-2/
Summer Chess Camp
We will be offering 3 and a half days of intense chess coaching to help your child advance in chess – for grades K-12. Dr. Loren Schmidt, Senior Master in chess and Dr. Paul Stansbury, Lewis and Clark chess coach will be our coaches for the camp. The camp takes place July 17 through 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Location: HOPE Church, 700 Comstock St. in Richland
Synergy Dance Project
Synergy Dance Project is offering three-day mini dance day camps for ages 3-7 and for ages 5-9. Each camp is based on a different theme. The first camp begins June 25 and the last camp begins August 6.
Location: 4000 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
The Arc of Tri-Cities (The ARC)
The ARC is offering two summer day camps that are focused on children, teens, and young adults with disabilities:
– PNP Junior – ages 2-7 – The camp is offered weekly for 4 weeks starting July 15. You can attend 1 week or all 4 weeks. Location: Keewaydin Discovery Center, 125 S Conway Pl in Kennewick
– Partners n Pals – ages 7-21 – The camp is offered weekly for 9 weeks starting June 19. You can attend 1 week or all 9 weeks. Location: 1455 Fowler in Richland
The Tri-Cities Steel Band Association (TCSBA)
If your child is in grades 4-12, we invite them to join us for some musical fun. TCSBA offers steel drum and marimba classes for children. Our classes teach music fundamentals in a fun, creative and energetic environment.
Location: Calvary Chapel amphitheater, 10611 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
Thrive Creative Dance
Thrive Creative Dance camps were created for students to be inspired, have fun, and keep their minds and bodies active over the summer. We have options for kids from 18 months to 17 years, with all skill levels welcome! Each camp is 4 days long and meets at the Richland Community Center.
Info & Registration: https://www.thrivecreativedance.com/
Tinkergarten Summer Camps
We offer classes for babies ages 6 to 18 months or children ages 18 months to 8 years, supporting all learners. All of our classes take place at Columbia Park in Kennewick. Bring your child and let’s learn together!
Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music
The Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet and Music offers several summer programs including a Children’s Themed Summer Dance and Activity Camp for ages 3-6 from June 17 through August 23.
Location: 21 Aaron Drive in Richland
Tri-City Court Club Adventure Camp
Tri-City Court Club offers two camps: one for ages 6-8 and another for ages 9-13. Kids participate in a variety of activities that include a roller rink, movie theater, miniature golf, rock climbing, bowling, and the SplashDown Cove Water Park. Camp is daily, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. and runs from June 17 through August 23.
Location: 1350 N. Grant Street in Kennewick
Note: the Tri-City Court Club is also offering the following camps:
– Basketball Camp – June 24-27 – Info: https://www.tricitycourtclub.com/kids-programs-activities
– Princess Day Camp – July 26 – Info: https://www.tricitycourtclub.com/kids-special-events/2019/7/26/princess-day-camp
– Soccer Camp – July 29 – August 1 – Info: https://www.tricitycourtclub.com/kids-programs-activities
– Rock Climbing Camp – August 12-15 – Info: https://www.tricitycourtclub.com/kids-programs-activities
Tri-City Musikgarten offers instruction which is just right for each age level – from your baby who benefits greatly from being part of a live music environment, right up through school-age children. Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays July 9- August 1 (3 different class times).
We have a fun summer session scheduled with registration options to fit your 2019 summer schedule! Our session will include classes twice a week for the month of July (starting July 9). You can choose to bring your child to all classes, once a week, or just drop in when you’re available!
Location: Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Ave. in Kennewick
Vacation Bible School to Mars & Beyond! – June 24-28
Join us as we discover the wonders of God’s universe! Travel on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take you as we lift off to distant planets on special mission to collect power sources! Along our travels, hear timeless Bible stories and learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible. Kids will experience an exciting week of adventure, fellowship, new songs, make new friends, join in science activities, craft and snack making, mission projects, and games! For the ages of K-5th!
Location: West Side Church, 615 Wright Ave. in Richland
Info & Registration: http://westside1.org/vbs-registration/
White Bluffs Quilt Museum
White Bluffs Quilt Museum will be teaching a variety of children’s textile art programs. Join us as we learn to sew, quilt, weave, knit, work with wood and create unique jewelry. Class projects will be on display at the White Bluffs Quilt Museum.
Location: 294 Torbett St. in Richland
WSU Tri-Cities Summer STEM Camps
Summer STEM Camps at WSU Tri-Cities are designed to be relevant, challenging, and fun! Latest advancements in science and technology are core to the foundation in which we design our curriculum. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education continues to lead an increasingly important effort in the United States to meet the demand for populated STEM-related careers today and in the future.
– Elementary School: four day camps are specifically designed for students who are entering 4th & 5th grades.
– Middle School: six different day camps are specifically designed for students who are entering 6th, 7th & 8th grades
– High School: two different day camps are designed to provide fun, learning challenges for students entering grades 9-12.
Summer is a blast with YMCA Camps! We offer a variety of unique programs for kids ages 5-12; there’s something for everyone! Camp Plus+ offers kids ages 7-12 the option to participate in extra field trips in addition to regular camp activities. Camps run June 17 through August 23.
Youth Lacrosse Camp
Richland Lacrosse Youth Camp – For boys and girls grades 1-8. Perfect for the already experienced player or if you are just wanting to give lacrosse a try for the first time. Camp will include skill and position development, games, scrimmages and loads of fun! Find out why lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the country! June 24, 25, and 26 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Badger Mountain Park in Richland.
Info & Registration: http://richlandlacrosse.com/
City Parks and Recreation Departments
Don’t forget to check out the activities available from the City Parks and Recreation Departments!
Summer Youth Bus Passes
Ben Franklin Transit is selling summer youth passes for $25 which are good for unlimited boardings during June, July, and August. They are available to youth up to 18 years of age or through high school. In addition to the summer bus pass, students can also purchase a Dollar Day Pass: $1 – includes unlimited rides on the day of purchase! Get your Dollar Day Pass from your driver when you board a fixed route bus.
Summer Youth Passes are available at:
– The BFT’s Three Rivers Transit Center – Kennewick
– Albertson’s – Kennewick, Pasco, Richland
– City Hall – Benton City
– Fiesta Foods – Pasco
– Food Depot – Prosser
– Fred Meyer – Kennewick, Richland
– Kennewick Senior Center – Kennewick
– Pasco Senior Center – Pasco
– Safeway – Kennewick, Richland
– WinCo – Kennewick, Richland
– Yoke’s – Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland
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