Day Camp At The Beach!
Located along the Puget Sound approximately 9 miles north of downtown Seattle, Carkeek enjoys 220 acres of forest, wetlands, meadow, and beach. Our day camp uses the upper meadow as a base for all operations throughout the week, giving the campers a chance to explore Carkeek’s various ecosystems.
• Nature Hikes
• Arts & Crafts
• Group Games
• Outdoor Cooking
• Camp Songs Singalongs
• Homemade Ice Cream
• Theme Related Activities – Each week of Day Camp features a special theme, many activities or special guests are planned to fit the theme. Special theme activities in the past have included a visit from the Seattle Fire Department, Reptile Man and Artists specializing in bubbles and other fun art. Each day of camp also has a special theme, we encourage the kids to dress in relation to the theme; example “Crazy Hair Day,” “Backward Day,” and “PJ Day!”
Carkeek enjoys two camp spirits- Polly and Patrick who are leprechauns that live in the woods!
Campers create button blankets which they decorate with their group name, number and anything else they want to include! Groups earn buttons for varied contributions to the goodwill of the camp thus teaching the importance of community and giving back. Buttons are then adhered to their button blanket. Each group decides to do with their button blanket at the end of the week. Some groups cut them up so each youth gets a piece and some groups give them to their counselors as a thank you.
Carkeek Camp Call: “Hi Lo eeny meeny caw caw um cha cha pea wa wa itty oddy itty oddy yoo hoo!”
Camper Response: “Hepta minika onika zonika boom ti oddia yoo hoo!”
Extended Day Available!
We are excited to offer early arrival starting at 8:00am and late pickup ending at 5:00pm at Carkeek Park. Learn more.
Volunteer at Day Camp!
All of our Day Camps have opportunities for both adults and teens entering grades 8-12.
Adult Volunteers receive $100 discount off your child’s registration fee!