Spend Your Summers on the Shores of Camp Sealth!
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The Camp of Our Dreams
Camp Sealth is located on Vashon Island, Washington in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound for over 100 summers, we help our campers make meaningful friendships, try new things, develop life skills, and connect to the wonder of the natural world. Our 350 acre property features a mile and a half of private marine beachfront and miles of hiking trails for an incredible week (or more!) of exploration.
Camp Sealth Makes a Lifelong Impact
We work diligently to foster an environment where campers feel like they belong. Young people who find this sense of belonging are more likely to be resilient in school, at work, or in service to others. We strive to help our young people develop positive self-identity so that they will be more likely to speak up, be creative, work towards their goals, and become leaders in their communities. We accomplish these goals by bringing together a caring, compassionate, diverse, and enthusiastic group of staff each year and by offering experiences to our campers that allow them to try new things, build skills, and stretch their imaginations about what is possible!
““We really never anticipated what a gift this year at camp would be. Our daughter is nearly 13 and we wondered if she would feel too old for camp. We didn’t realize that the program would so beautifully accommodate that age group by giving them more responsibilities and independence. The counselors treated these older campers respectfully and not like irresponsible little kids and it made such a difference. My gratitude to Camp Sealth is eternal. Thank you!””
“Thanks again, it was amazing and heartwarming to see my child relaxed and happy, especially during these unprecedented times.”
“I really don’t have words for the importance of the accepting experience my son has while at Camp Sealth. I think it will serve him long term in his life.”
“Thank you again for all of the terrific support and opportunity for independence. I am grateful for how my child shines at camp – she loves it there and is her best self.”
Classic Camp & Beyond
Every week of camp, or session, has a little bit of something for everyone. Our Classic Camp program offers a traditional overnight camp experience with archery, boating, arts and crafts, hikes, friendly counselors, and lots of fun. All of our programs offer these core highlights, while other sessions offer unique experiences like our Horse Camps, Adventure Camps, Nocturnal Camp, Specialty Camps, or Teen Leadership Camps.
Inclusion at Our Core
Inclusion is one of Camp Sealth’s core values. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to attend camp, to be free to be their authentic selves and to be accepted for who they are. We acknowledge that there are barriers to feeling included at camp are we aim to provide supports for campers in a variety of ways.
Learn more about how we serve campers with diabetes, campers with gluten-intolerance, campers with additional support needs or disabilities, campers who are LGBTQIA2S+, and campers from non-dominant populations.
Safety is Our Priority
Camp Sealth is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association, meeting high standards in health, safety, and program quality.
As we continue to navigate the realities of living in pandemic, Camp Sealth employs a multi-layered approach to best protect our campers, their families, our staff, and the community at large. We follow state and industry operational guidelines and are implementing protocols to ensure everyone’s safety. Be sure to see our COVID-19 FAQ’s page for more information regarding our plans for summer of 2022.
Secure Your Space Early and Skip the Waitlist
Fall is our favorite time to register, because there are spots in all of our camps! For the past several summers, including 2021, we have operated a waitlist for nearly all of our programs by the spring, and for some programs, by the end of the year. Secure your spot early for the most options when registering.
Camp Fire Central Puget Sound believes that every child should be able to benefit from our programs, regardless of the ability of pay. Due to the generous support of donors, financial assistance is available to families that meet our income and eligibility requirements. Learn more about eligibility and apply early as funds are limited.
Come Camp with Us
We can’t wait to welcome you to Camp Sealth this summer. Take a look at all of our available camps at the link below and pick your favorite adventures!
Camp Sealth FAQs
You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! How do we get to camp, what will we eat, can I bring a friend (yes!), who will my counselor be, and more – find all of the information you’re looking for!
Let’s Go to Camp!
Find out about our staff, commitment to inclusion, cabins, meal times, and more!
After you’ve registered, find out what you’ll need to pack, how to send mail, accessing your registration account, making changes, and more in our Parent Corner.
Work at Camp Sealth!
Each year Camp Sealth builds a team of 100 counselors, activity specialists, support roles, and supervisors to create the best possible summer for our campers.