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Please note that this camp location is sponsored by Bright Horizons, and booking is only available through back-up care

Kirkland Summer Day Camp

RESERVE THROUGH MY BRIGHT HORIZONS

Sponsored by Bright Horizons Back-Up Care

Families with Bright Horizons Back-Up Care benefits can reserve any number of days available in their Bright Horizons account–no weekly sessions required!

 

Here, we put kids in charge.

Preposterous? Possibly. Effective? You betcha.

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, 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.

Camp Details

DATES

Jun 19 - Aug 30

NOTES

Closed 7/4

HOURS

8am to 6pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

*This camp is sponsored by Bright Horizons, & only available through Back-Up Care
Bright Horizons Totem Lake
11211 Slater Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

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.

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 SALON

Campers of all ages design their own clothing & adornments using customized patterns & challenges. They’ll make items like bags, clothing, & accessories through a mix of hand & machine sewing.
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CODING

Learn hands-on coding concepts on time-controlled iPads in the Media Lab. Our curated apps utilize drag-and-drop platforms to cater to early & advanced readers, while gamifying the learning process to entice new users.
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THE STAGE

Enjoy motion-based games like Switch & Just Dance, plus new karaoke systems, back drops, & party props. Whether it’s expressing themselves through song & dance, or acting out a play, if they can dream it, they can do it!
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ROBOTICS

Kids learn to build, program and manipulate robots using indi Sphero, indi Bolt or Vexgo.
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BAKERY

A beloved space where baking enthusiasts & taste-testers unite to experiment with recipes. Choosing from a variety of fillings, spices, & add-ons, campers explore new flavors or customize creations to suit their individual tastes.
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TINKER LAB

Explore creativity through crafts, inventor kits, & even 3D pens, 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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S&K TRADITIONS

Our 43+ year-long camp traditions continue, with games such as Finding Chuckie (a beloved, mini rubber chicken) & Friday Pieday–where campers & staff celebrate the end of the week with a whipped cream pie to the face!
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SPORTS & REC

Each site is filled with a core set of athletic equipment that utilizes & complements the unique spaces & interests of its campers. Kids & staff band together to exercise, play sports, design games & obstacle courses, & more!
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WEEKLY SPECIALS

Each day, campers delight in a unique, show-stopping special activity. These could include movement classes, workshops, performances, local speakers, or more! Summer 2024 activities coming this spring.

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

Kids bring their stories to life in the Media Lab, as they create stop-motion “shorts” filmed on our custom-built animation stages designed to frame sets perfectly.
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LOUNGE

A communal place to socialize & play with a wonderland of indoor games like foosball & marble mazes. In our quiet corner, campers unplug with sensory objects, puzzles, fidget toys, & a library of books for all ages.

Testimonials From Our Summer Camps in Washington

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)

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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)

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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)

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Book with Bright Horizons Back-Up Care

Please note that this camp location is sponsored by Bright Horizons, and booking is only available through back-up care. To reserve your spot, please go through your normal Bright Horizons booking channels, and select “3432 – Steve & Kate’s Camp at Totem Lake” as the requested provider. 

 

Once reserved, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a registration link to create a Steve & Kate’s Camp account.

 

To find out more information about your specific booking policies, please reach out to your benefits team. If you have any questions about how to book your care, please reach out to Bright Horizons at 877-242-2737.

Families with Bright Horizons Back-Up Care benefits can reserve any number of days available in their Bright Horizons account.

 

Lunch & snacks included.

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: Once we get closer to camp, we’ll email registered families a link to our virtual, camp orientation. This will provide everything you need to know for your first day of camp, including: 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

VG= Vegetarian , GF= Gluten Free , DF= Dairy Free , SF= Soy Free , EF= Egg Free

*No food items provided by camp contain nuts or nut products. However, some products may have been packaged or prepared in a facility that has nut products and may be labeled “may contain nuts”.

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