Game On: 7 Awesome Summer Sports Camps

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Still working on a summer game plan? Have a pint-sized sports lover? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you’ve come to the right place. From baseball to football to soccer, we’ve rounded up seven awesome sports camps to keep your little athlete on the ball this summer. Go get ’em tiger!

Kids Playing Soccer

Skyhawks is an organization that really has you covered for all your sporting needs. They offer camps for baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track-and-field, and volleyball. They even offer multi-sport camps that include soccer, basketball, and baseball. With camps available for kiddos ages 3-12 and prices starting at $55, you’re sure to find something that works for your fam’s busy schedule and your little one’s interest level.

Location: Skyhawks has a ton of locations to choose from; check online to find a specific camp in your ‘hood.
Details: Prices and dates are dependent on the camp you choose. Check the website for all the info.

If you have a bike enthusiast in the family, you will definitely want to check out Pedalheads. This awesome new program to our area encompass everything your little one could ever want to know about bikes. Camps are designed for kiddos ages 2-12 and consist of 10 different levels that include bike safety, trail riding, street riding, how to maintain bikes, and skills for each age group. Whether your little one is just starting out on a trike or proficient in trail riding, Pedalheads has a camp for everyone. Psst… If you’ve been wondering where or how to start teaching your little one how to ride a bike sans training wheels, Pedalheads is your one stop shop. They even offer private lessons if your kiddo craves a little one-on-one attention. Ride on!

Location: Pedalheads offers camps at seven different locations around Seattle. Check the website for specific locations.
Details: Hours and prices range depending on your child’s level, check online for prices and dates.


Baseball Positive
Do you have a baseball lover in the fam? If your little one dreams of playing for the Mariners someday, you should definitely check out Baseball Positive. They offer pitching and batting camps for kiddos ages 6-12 in several Seattle locations. Baseball Positive ensures there is no “standing around”, everyone moves and is engaged at all times. Camps are week-long and the coaches will teach your kids the basics of throwing, catching, batting, fielding, base running, and team play. Watch out Felix, there’s a new King in town!

Location: Currently offered in Bothell, Redmond, Sammamish, Magnolia, Bellevue, West Seattle, and Lynnwood. However, registration is only open in Bellevue, West Seattle, and Lynnwood.  Psst… Stay tuned for registration dates for Bothell, Redmond, Sammamish, and Magnolia.
Details: Check the website for pricing and dates.

Baseball Positive

YMCA Sports Camps
Your local YMCA is an awesome choice for a wide range of sports camps. With locations all across Seattle and beyond, all you have to do is contact your local YMCA and your little ones will be on their way to improving their athletic abilities. Soccer, baseball, basketball and cheerleading are just a few of the options available this summer. Camps are designed for kids ranging in age from 3-14, perfect for older sibs.

Location: There are 12 YMCA locations from Auburn to Snoqualmie to serve your sports enthusiastCheck online for a location in your ‘hood.
Details: Dates and prices vary. Check the YMCA website for more details. Also, if you are a YMCA member, be sure to ask about program member discounts.

Flag Football

Seattle Parks and Recreation
Like the YMCA, Seattle Parks and Recreation is another stellar way to find a sports camp. They offer a multitude of camps for kiddos ranging in ages from 3-18. Soccer, baseball, girls softball, football, and volleyball to name a few. A Seattle Parks and Rec camp is an ideal starting place to introduce kiddos to the wonderful world of sports. The only hard part is deciding which one (or ones!) to choose.

Location: Available at several locations; check their website for the camps that work best for your fam.
Details: Pricing and dates vary, check online for specific info. Psst…Registration started on February 4, so don’t delay getting your little one signed up.

Boys Playing Soccer

If basketball is your little gamer’s choice of sport, look no further than Hoopaholics. This program was started in 2003 by former Washington State High School and University of Washington star Michael Johnson. Here, kiddos will learn the basics of the game, how to be a team player, and that basketball is not only about your physical skill but also your ability to play the game with your mind. Hoopaholics offers camps for kids ages 5 and up.

Kids Playing Basketball

Location: Camps are offered at three separate locations: Mariner High School, Lynnwood High School, and Ballard High School.
Details: Registration has already begun. Visit the registration page to view dates and prices as they vary.

Arena Sports
Arena Sports is an awesome venue to look into if you have a little soccer star in the fam. They have a program called Lil’ Kickers available for kiddos ages 18 months to 9 years old. The younger age groups are taught parent/tot style which means parents are required to attend. Each class is held one day a week for 50 minutes and prices range from $14.50/class to $18.50/class. The spring schedule runs through June 8, 2014 and the summer schedule runs from June 10-August 29, 2014. In addition to the Lil’ Kickers program, Arena Sports offers a sports camp for ages 3-12 that includes soccer, time in the inflatable FunZone, dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, and more. Go team!

Location: Arena Sports has four awesome locations: SODO, Magnuson, Issaquah, and Redmond.
Details: Registration is now open; visit the website for details on class times and prices.

Will you be signing your athlete up for a sports camp this summer? Let us know which ones are your favorite in the comment section below.

-Allison Rasmussen

Photos courtesy of Matthew Hull, John Morgan via Flickr, Sarah Devries, Pedalheads, Baseball Positive Website, Brierly, Jonny H via Yelp.