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Kirkland Winter Break Camp

2024/2025 details TBD

KIRKLAND, WA

Kirkland Winter Break Camp

Thank you for joining us at camp! Winter Break camp has now ended for 2023. Sign up to be notified when we open camp next!

Here, we put kids in charge.

Preposterous? Possibly. Effective? You betcha.

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. For 43 years, we’ve put kids in charge of their own learning experience. As they try, fail, and learn on their own, they learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose activities minute to minute–deciding what they want to do, and for how long. Our job is to get out of their way, cheerlead creative risks, and provide just enough guidance to make sure nobody does anything totally* senseless.

*Totally senseless: By our definition, mistakes aren’t senseless. They’re how you learn.

Buy any number of days. Use them any time. Get refunds for unused days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this winter session. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at spring’s end.

Lunch, snacks, and all hours, 8am–6pm, included.

Camp Details

NOTES

*Information from Winter 2023 and subject to change for 2024

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

Horizons Totem Lake
11211 Slater Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

DIRECTOR

Cassidy

CALL/TEXT

425-374-6865

Activities for Every Interest

Campers will design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. In the early morning and late afternoon, campers ramp up and wind down with recreational choices. For the bulk of the day, children will choose from the activities listed below. While we can’t say exactly what the day will look like, one thing is for sure: The campers are in control.

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Media Lab

Campers will use scaffolded coding apps to build & play games on iPads. They’ll also have the ability to produce stop-motion shorts on our custom animation stations, create music, or remix their favorite song.
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Sewing & Stitching

Hand & machine sewing are available for campers of all ages as well as options for embroidery & creating accessories or other artistic flare.
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Tinker Lab

Explore creativity through crafts & inventor kits to construct take-home projects or collaborate on large-scale builds. Our hand-selected STEAM-based materials are designed to foster curiosity & exploration.
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The Stage

Enjoy motion-based games like Switch & Just Dance, plus new karaoke systems, back drops, & party props.
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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

A communal place to socialize & play with table games, cards, & puzzles, or create and experiment with art & crafts.
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Sports & Recreation

Campers & staff join together to play indoor playground games, sports, or whatever kids are interested in that day. And to spice things up we'll have a surprise activity or performance this camp session!

Testimonials From Our Camps in Kirkland

I really appreciate all the variety and quality of activities my child has to choose from at Steve & Kate’s! The great staff and the efficiency of everything they touch just makes me feel better about dropping my kid off where he wants to be anyway. I wish more things were this simple and effective.
Erin C.

(S&K parent)

This was the first time my daughter joined Steve & Kate's. We loved how they provide the children with freedom. It was different, but still well structured. Laurel, the director at Bellevue site, is very responsive, which was also a big plus to us. I highly recommend this camp!
Miwa S.

(S&K parent)

Most parents agonize about what to do with the kiddos for summer. I used to, but that was before Steve & Kate's opened in our area. I never have to do that again! I know where my son will be. He will be having fun, getting dirty, eating great food, and doing different adventures. He will come home exhausted but all smiles.
Jeanne T.

(S&K parent)

Fees

Buy any number of Day Passes, and use them any day we’re open this winter session. There’s no need to reserve your days ahead of time, or even let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Day Passes automatically in-full after the camp session comes to an end.

Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. 

Fee includes lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

  • Buy any number of Day Passes and use them any day we’re open this camp session
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded at the end of the camp session

Staff

Tireless child advocates, who balance structure and guidance with staying out of campers’ ways. All staff members are background checked and trained in CPR & first-aid.

Food

We provide daily lunch options from a rotating variety of local restaurants and caterers. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. Check out the daily menu below.

Important Info for Camp in Kirkland

Virtual Camp Orientation

Virtual camp orientation coming soon!! We’ll email registered families before the start of camp with everything you need to know before your first day. Once we get closer to camp, we’ll email you a link to our virtual, camp orientation. This will provide important information such as camp drop-off & pick-up procedures, how to check-in and check-out of camp each day, what to bring (and not bring), and a few more camp details.

Daily Menu

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Weekly Activity Schedule

We have a ton of additional activities planned for this winter. Check them out:

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Contact Us

We would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper.

Cassidy

CASSIDY

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This will be Cassidy’s 2nd year with Steve & Kate’s! Cassidy enjoys backpacking, tennis, basketball, kayaking, and gardening…pretty much anything outdoors! 

This Summer Cassidy is most excited to provide fun & positive experiences that will make campers want to come back year after year!

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AND DOZENS MORE!

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