Come play with us this summer!
Are you looking for fun, safe and AWESOME options for summer? Check out all the different programs offered by Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation. If you know what camp you want to register for, locate it below, click the title, and you'll be directed right to ExperienceIt! Online, our online registration option. You can also use the program links for even more detailed descriptions of each program. Do you already know what we do, but need to know when we are doing it? Check out our Week by Week listings organized by age, times, locations and dates.
If you aren't finding what you need, contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360-753-8380 and we will assist you.
Traditional, site based camps that provide fantastic staff supervising great kids. You'll know your child is having a blast in a safe and welcoming environment with these camps. Sign up soon for these camps as they tend to fill early.
- Camp Olywahoo - Hansen
- Camp Olywahoo - Lincoln
- Sports for Life
- Kids Mini Camp (morning, ages 3-5)
- Sports for Life Mini Camp (ages 4-6)
Looking for a cool place to hang during the dog days of summer? You'll definitely want to scope these programs. Chill staff will help you cruise through your time off with some cool trips and projects.
Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation coordinates a variety of weekly outdoor themed camp programs. Safety conscious staff lead these camps for those that want to touch the world around them. All of these programs combine active outdoor skill development with the basics of environmental stewardship. Click on one of the programs below for more information and to register online.
- Kayak Camp
- Sand and Sun
- Sailing Camp, Sea Urchins (ages 5-7)
- Sailing Camp, Li'l Luffers (ages 8-11)
- Sailing Camp, Junior Jibers (ages 12-18)
- Rock Climbing Camp
- Youth Fisheries Academy
- Variety Camp
Is it time to escape the nightly routine at home? Want to go explore places longer than a day trip allows? We've got some awesome options for you!
Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation has partnered with Thurston Community Television (TCTV) to offer a variety of sensational half-day camps with a heavy focus on the use of technology in different forms of media communication.
- Advanced Animation
- Animators Studio
- Digital Adventures
- iPad Adventures
- Notice Our Watersheds Digital Stories
- Talk Time
- Advanced Animation
- Animator Studio
- Breaking News
- Documentary Film Making
- iPad Adventures
- Special Effects
If you're not looking for full week/full day options, check out some of our specialty classes for youth this summer.
- Art for Kids School Multi Media Art Camp
- Art in the Middle Ages and Today
- Art Sampler
- Collage/Mixed Media Art
- Draw Your Own Comic Book
- Drawing and Painting
- Explorations in Watercolor
- Fantasy Sculpture
- FUNdamentals of Acrylics
- Mimic the Masters
- Sketchbook Drawing
Community Playground Programs
Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation sponsors a FREE nutrition program at Madison Elementary School (hot lunch) and Woodruff Park(sack lunch). Stick around for SKIPP after lunch! SKIPP is a FREE drop-in program offered at Woodruff Park (adjacent to Garfield Elementary School) and Madison Elementary School (outside covered area/playshed). Staff and volunteers will be on site to provide structured play and activities for participants. Parents are required to complete a participation form prior to participation. Lunch and snack are also provided by the Summer Lunch Program. Dates: June 24 - August 16. No program Thursday, July 4.
Lunch - 12:00pm-12:30pm
SKIPP - 12:30pm-3:00pm
Snack - 3:00pm-3:15pm
Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Luke Burns, Program Specialist at 360.570.5857.