Soundview Summer Camp 2018
open to the public!
Soundview Summer Camp engages students in hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences. Our week-long sessions are led by experienced educators and balance structured activities with free play. Spend the summer learning and growing as you engage in creative, cooperative, and innovative thinking while creating art, exploring nature, and problem solving. Regular field trips connect our learning with relevant, real world experiences.
Our summer programs are open for seven weeks from June 18th to August 3rd. It is available to Soundview students, siblings, friends, and community members. The programs run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended care available from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Early childhood students have the option of half-day camps from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Check out the weekly themes below!
If you have any questions, please contact Molly Bozarth, Director of Summer Programming, at email@example.com.
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1st
Financial Aid: Soundview families currently receiving financial aid may request additional aid for the summer program using this online form. Non-Soundview families can apply online for financial aid by June 1st, 2018 here.
We also offer a Junior Counselor position for rising 7th and 8th grade Soundview students, as well as alumni. This program provides our older students the opportunity to take on a leadership role collaborating with instructors to enrich the experience of the students.
Early Childhood (Ages 3-5)
Week 1: June 18-22 - Dragons and Wizards and Fairies, Oh My!
In this fanciful camp, students will bring their imaginations to life! Explore the fantasy genre through fairy tales and modern picture books about unicorns, dragons, mermaids, and more. Create your own stories and share them as plays. Build a fantasy setting and create beautiful two- and three-dimensional art about beasts and other fantasy creatures. Make the most of dramatic play as you learn to communicate and perfect your ideas as they develop. Let the wild rumpus start!
Week 2: June 25-29 - Kids Around the World
From homes to games, children’s lives are shaped by the location and culture where they are raised. We will explore how children live, eat, get to school, and have fun around the world. Each day, we will explore a different aspect of childhood to find the similarities and differences between cultures. During this week of global exploration, campers will “pack their suitcases” with artifacts from their new experiences: songs they learn, toys they make, foods they try, and arts and crafts that reflect the traditions of children around the world.
Week 3: July 2-6 (no camp July 4th) - Green Thumb Gardening
Do you dig gardening? Get your hands dirty and grow delicious food in the Soundview garden! Learn where our food comes from as you explore different types of farms from orchards to dairies. We will visit a farmer’s market to see the variety of foods that are grown in Washington during the summer. Campers will also get to make mouth-watering snacks from the fruits and vegetables of their labor.
Week 4: July 9-13 - Life in the Rainforest
Explore life in the rainforest. Learn about the plants and animals in tropical rainforests and compare them to those in temperate rainforests. Examine the needs of the living things, the homes they create in the layers of the rainforest, and the incredible ways the ecosystem supports the densest biodiversity on the planet! Visit the tropical rainforest exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo. Through songs, games, and art projects, students will gain a deeper understanding of the rainforests around the world.
Week 5: July 16-20 - Construction Creations
Test your construction skills with a week all about building! We will use a mix of traditional building materials like blocks and Lego bricks as well unconventional materials such as jello, newspaper, and straws to create a variety of structures. Each day throughout the week, students will have an open-ended challenge to create a design of their own using recycled materials.
Week 6: July 23-27 - Science Is Messy!
Get messy as you ignite your curiosity about how the world works! During this week of scientific inquiry, we will explore why we have shadows, how water changes form, and what causes objects to move. Students will explore their questions through observation and hands on testing. We will visit the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett to interact hands-on with physical science.
Week 7: July 30-August 3 - Under the Sea
Explore the creatures of the deep blue sea. Play water games and explore the way water moves and changes. Get an up close glimpse of the marine environment at the Edmonds beach and the wildlife touch tank. We will spend the week studying different ocean animals, learning interesting facts, and creating sea creatures of our own!
Entering 1st-6th Grade (Ages 6-12)
Week 1: June 18-22 - Games Galore
Board games have come a long way since Monopoly and The Game of Life. Cooperative games teach communication and compromise, strategy games develop planning and thinking skills, storytelling games not only develop story generating skills, they strengthen our listening, speaking, and planning skills. Students will decide what makes a good game and design their own. We will take a field trip to Mox Boarding House where we can try out a variety of games and see the huge array of games available in all different genres. Through games, we will work on skills such as sportsmanship, cooperation, and fun competition.
Week 2: June 25-29 - The Great Outdoors
Spend the week discovering the wonders of nature in the great outdoors! Students will build their wilderness skills, explore the elements of ecosystems, and observe the wildlife in local forests, lakes, and beaches. Round out the week with a trip to the zoo and learn about the environments that support life in other biomes.
Week 3: July 2-6 (no camp July 4th) - Improv
Become an actor extraordinaire during this week of fun and funny drama games. Tell one word stories, play improv games, and test out your ability to think on your feet while you improvise what you are going to do and say next. Build your self-confidence, learn useful theater and movement skills, and become more open-minded all while having a blast!
Week 4: July 9-13 - Music
During music camp, students will explore the art and science of music through songs, games, and crafts. Campers will have a chance to play a variety of instruments from strings to percussion. As they build their own instruments, they will experiment with vibration, pitch, and volume.
Week 5: July 16-20 - Architecture Challenge
People depend on, adapt to, and modify their physical environment in order to meet their needs. Campers will use the design cycle to solve problems and build a variety of structures. Through daily building challenges, campers will learn to work cooperatively and think creatively as they build obstacle courses, pasta towers, and marshmallow bridges.
Week 6: July 23-27 - Kids in the Kitchen
Taste the rainbow as we create delicious dishes from fresh, local ingredients. We will shop at a farmer’s market and a grocery store in order to create a variety of dishes based on students’ interests. Campers will visit to the tasting room and take a tour of the farm at Snoqualmie Ice Cream to learn how ice cream is made.
Week 7: July 30-August 3 - Water Week
Build a boat, play at the beach, and visit the Giant Pacific Octopus at the Seattle Aquarium throughout Water Week! Campers will explore what makes water a vital part of our lives as they learn about the water cycle and visit local lakes and wetlands to discover the intricate ecosystems in and around water. Plus, we’ll play plenty of water games and get out our swimsuits to splash at the spray park!