Area Activities for Children

Area Activities for Children – Summer 2019

YMCA of Jefferson County

Day Camps – potential financial aid

Free – Literacy and meals program

Free – Summer meals only program


Jefferson County Parks and Rec

County Rec Sports


PT Rec Center (Port Townsend)

Summer hours start June 2019


HJ Carroll Park   (Chimacum) swings, playfields, trails

Larry Scott Trail   (PT)  good places for walks

Gibbs Lake Park   (Chimacum) walking trails, ropes course


Jefferson County 4-H

Many programs and events


Mountain View Swimming Pool

Swim lessons, open swims, recreational swims                  

Scholarships available


Port Townsend Library

Fantastic range of Free Programs at your library! 

Check out the “summer reading program” found under “programs and events” tab at the top of their homepage. This is much more than a reading program!


Kaleidoscope Play and Learn

Story, snack, circle time, crafts and supportive discussion.

@ Jefferson County Library –Every Friday 10-11:30

Free for families with children 0-5 and their siblings!

Contact Darcy @ (360) 774-3413


NW Maritime Center

Many popular week long Sailing Day Camps

Messing about in Boats

Lil Scuppers Half Day Camps (Ages 5-7)

Junior Full Day Camps: (Ages 8-10)

Messing About in Boats Intensive (Ages 8-10)

Youth Learn to Sail

Beginner and Intermediate programs (Ages 8-18)

Boatshop Camps

Girl’s Boat Project (Ages 11-15)

Boys’ Woodworking (Ages 11-15)

Scholarships Available


Marine Science Center

Seal Pups (Ages 3-4)

Junior Explorers (Ages 5-7)

Coastal Explorers (Ages 8-9) July 8-12

Marine Biology (Ages 10-12) July 15-19

Art in Nature (4th-8th graders) July 22-26

Scholarships Available


Community Boat Project


Port Townsend Aero Museum

Older siblings?   Youth Mentorship Program – young adult maintenance and flight training


Recyclery (Port Townsend)

Biking and bike repair programs,

Ratfish Middle School Mountain Bike Team,

Scholarships available


Cedar Root Folk School

Youth Programs and 9 different Summer Camps

Scholarships Available  


Full Moon Rising Farm Camps

Wilderness summer camps

South Whidbey Island, WA


Nature art camp

“The Trees and You” (Ages 6-11) June 24-28/half day 1-4

In partnership with PT Friends Meeting

Contact: Heather Mc-Rae Woolf


PT Arts at Fort Worden

The Magic of Art! (6-8 year olds) July 15-19

Art in Nature (4th-8th graders) July 22-26

Art Sparks! (9 -11 year olds) July 29-Aug 2

We Can Be Heroes (12-16 year olds) July 29-Aug 2

Wearable Art with Margie McDonald (4th-12th graders) Aug 5-9

Limited Scholarships Available   (360) 344-4470   or email


Key City Theater

Check website for summer theater camps!

Partial scholarships available


The Chameleon Theater

Circus Arts (Ages: 6-9) July 22-26

Drama Bugs (Ages 5-7) July 1-3

Circus Arts (Age: 8-12) June 8-12 and July 15-19

Create-A-Play (Ages 8-12) July 8-12, July 15-19


Dance Classes

Ling Hui studio

O’Meara performing Arts Academy


Twisters Gymnastics     

Toddler, youth and family open gyms

Summer programs available

Limited scholarships available


Martial Arts

Aikido Port Townsend

SBG Port Townsend


The Benji Project

Benji Camp (Age: 11-14) Aug 12-16

Full scholarships available


Salish Spirit Horse Therapy

Please inquire directly for schedule details

Scholarships available


Camp Beausite/NW Kiwanis Camp

Inclusive camp catering to special needs


Camp Erin

For children 6-17 who have lost a loved one

Where Children and Teens Learn to Grieve and Heal