City offers summer day camp for Kent kids

Registration open for Camp Walkapala

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:38pm
  • Life

Parents know that when school is out finding fun, engaging activities for kids can be a challenge. This summer get them out of the house and keep them active while enjoying time with friends at the city of Kent’s summer day camp, Camp Walkapala.

Registration is open online at or call 253-856-5030.

“New experiences will be happening this summer at Camp Walkapala where K-sixth graders will get to participate in hands-on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics) projects and encouraged to analyze, ask thoughtful questions, test their knowledge and problem solve, all while having fun,” said Maureen McCaughan, parks program coordinator. “This new component will keep their minds active and engaged as they get creative and think outside the box to work through the daily challenges together.“

Camp Walkapala and its variety of sports, arts and crafts and field trips designed especially for K-sixth graders are every weekday from June 27 until Aug. 17 at East Hill Elementary from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The camp also offers a Counselor In Training program for teens going into seventh, eighth or ninth grades who are interested in acquiring the skills necessary to become a counselor.

Camp Walkapala Schedule:

Week 1 June 27-29: Movie “The Incredibles 2”

Week 2 July 2-6:* Field Trip: Museum of Flight

*No camp July 4

Week 3 July 9-13: Field Trip: Point Defiance Zoo

Week 4 July 16-20: Field Trip: Stewart Heights Pool

Week 5 July 23-27: Field Trip: Pioneer Farms

Week 6 July 30-Aug. 3: Field Trip: Lake Meridian BBQ

Week 7 Aug. 6-10: Field Trip: Tacoma Rainiers

Week 8 Aug. 13-17: Field Trip: Kandle Wave Pool

Fees range from $99 to $165 per week, depending on the number of days of camp in the week. All weekly camp fees include all activities, field trips, a camp T-shirt, and snacks and lunch provided by the Kent School District. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

More in Life

COURTESY PHOTO, Museum of Flight
Man and the moon

Programs this week honor Apollo program and the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing

Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes Nov. 21 at Kent’s ShoWare Center

Concert features cast performing to songs by symphony orchestra

Catching the history of famed Fenwick’s roots

Named after a lake in Kent, company began here and became a giant in the fish pole-selling market

Taste your way through five self-guided food trails in Kent

Foodie destination sizzles with tasty, authentic local and global fare

Kent-Meridian students channel culture, history and passion with dance

African heritage comes alive in Teen Voices program

‘HONK!’ for a happy ending

Heavier Than Air Family Theatre Company presents musical

Kentridge takes top honors for Outstanding Ensemble Cast at 5th Avenue Theatre Awards show

The student lineup of Kentridge High School’s fall musical, “The 25th Annual… Continue reading

Kent library program listings | June

Activities for families and children, teens and adults

U.S. forces prepare to land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. COURTESY PHOTO, Museum of Flight
D-Day presentation offers new look at Normandy invasion | Musem of Flight

Historian Edward Gordon delivers June 8 program based upon his book

Kent Farmers Market opens Saturday, June 1

Operates 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Square Plaza