UPDATE: Some 2020 summer camps have been canceled since this guide was published. Please check with each camp organization for more information.

ACT/SAT Prep Camp
Students can use their free time this summer to get ready to take the ACT or SAT test with educational staff at Gonzaga Prep. Aug. 10-14 from 1-3 pm. $140. gprep.com

Blast Off Into Space!
Learn about the planets, stars, moons and much more while creating fabulous galactic art. Ages 3-5. July 6-10 from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $72. spokanerec.org

Bloom Coaching College Application Camp
A camp for high school students to get a jump start on the college application process while experiencing traditional camp activities. Campers depart with a heightened sense of awareness, confidence, direction and plan for their future education. Grades 10-11. Aug. 1-6; resident and day (9 am-5 pm) camp sessions offered. At Ross Point Camp facilities. $1,000-$1,500. youandibloom.com/camp-2020 406-533-5582

Breaker Space
Discover how common household objects and machines work by taking them apart. Learn the function of each part and the fundamentals of hand tools and their applications. Tuition includes all materials and a basic tool kit to keep. Grades 3-6. July 13-17 from 9 am-12:30 pm. At St. George's School. $195. sgs.org/summer 509-464-8814

Camp Crime Scene
Immerse yourself in challenging puzzles with crime scene investigation. Learn evidence collection techniques, study the clues, analyze the data, and maybe even solve the crime. Grades 5-8. Two-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Camp Invention
Imaginations soar in the all-new Camp Invention program, Elevate. Campers team up to play hybrid hover ball games, tackle environmental challenges and become confident entrepreneurs designing the next great invention. Local educators will lead fun, hands-on STEM activities building collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Grades K-6. June 15-19 at Moran Prairie Elementary (Spokane) and East Farms STEAM Magnet School (Newman Lake); June 29-July 3 at Betz Elementary (Cheney). $235-$240/session. invent.org/camp 800-968-4332

Camp Metamorphosis
A program for highly capable children who choose three areas of focus for the week, with options in science, drama, art and more. Entering grades 4-6. Offered July 6-10 or July 13-17, meets Mon-Fri from 9 am-4:30 pm. At Whitworth University. $350-$525. whitworth.edu/campmetamorphosis 777-3226

Camp Opportunity
A week-long, project-based camp to engage gifted youths' creativity through science, technology, engineering, art and math. This year's areas of exploration include outdoor survival, engineering challenges, mad science, animal behaviors, automotive technology and more. Students entering grades 6-9. July 20-24 from 9 am-4:30 pm. At Whitworth University. 350. whitworth.edu/campopportunity 777-3226

Creepy Crawlies Galore
This camp nurtures kids' interest in biology through the study of insects, or entomology. Campers learn about insects that live near the art center and conduct fun experiments and make crafts. Ages 6-11. Aug. 3-7 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org

Cursive Writing Camp
Kids hone their longhand writing skills, learning proper technique to write in cursive. Ages 7+. July 6-9. At SpoLang. $80. spolang.com

Digital Fabrication & 3D Printing
Take your 2D ideas from imagination to 3D modeling and printing. In the second week, kids are presented with a real-life problem that might be solved with the use of 3D printing. They'll work in small groups and in teams to design, create and implement a physical model that solves that problem. Grades 5-8. One-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Dragon Chess Camp
Spend 15 hours learning and practicing all aspects of your chess game, including opening principles, middle-game strategy, tactics and end-game technique. There will be puzzle-solving contests, a pawn wars mini-tournament and a camp tournament. Grades 1-8. Aug. 3-7 from 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer 509-464-8814

Earth Science Rocks!
Explore how rivers flow to oceans and lakes and why tsunamis, hurricanes and typhoons occur in this camp combining science and art. Ages 6-11. June 22-26 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org

Foreign Language Camps
During each session, students participate in interactive, age-appropriate games, music and movement activities, and arts and craft projects that center around a specific theme. Includes sessions for students in elementary, middle and high school. July 6-9 (German) and July 13-16 (Spanish). At SpoLang. $150. spolang.com 981-1155

G-Prep Literacy Camp
A week of literacy for students entering grades 6-10, who join Gonzaga Prep English faculty and students to bolster skills in the language arts. This four-day camp features engaging workshops targeting reading comprehension, grammatical skills and writing skills. Grades 6-10. 2020 dates TBA. $80. gprep.com

G-Prep Math Camp
A camp providing basic skills for students to be successful in Algebra 1 at Gonzaga Prep. Students build on math skills and strategies for learning math. Concepts such as prime factors, number sets, order of operations, fractions, graphing and mathematical vocabulary are taught in a rigorous environment to model the expectations of a high school level Algebra 1 course. Aug. 3-13. $80. gprep.com

Generation Alive: Serve Your City Summer Camp
Explore Spokane with a view towards helping others and participate in three days of serving, learning and growing. Youth leave camp with a better understanding of local nonprofits and steps to take to make a difference. T-shirt, daily lunch and snack included. July 14-16 (grades 6-9); July 28-30 (grades 8-12); Aug. 4-6 (grades 6-9), meets from 9:30-5 pm. Begins daily at 418 W. Sharp Ave. $100-$120/session. generationalive.org 509-747-6054

Generation Alive: Serve Your City Summer Camp (Next Level)
Generation Alive's Next Level camp is for returning campers only. Build on last year's experience by digging deeper into the needs of our community. Serve at several of Spokane's local nonprofits, learn about servant leadership, and make new friends while having fun. Grades 8-12. June 23-26 from 9:30 am-5 pm. Meets at 418 W. Sharp Ave. $125-$150. generationalive.org 509-747-6054

Girls Love Legos
Legos are a great start to learning about engineering, coding and the scientific process. Because SPS's Lego camps traditionally fill with boys, this program specially focuses on keeping girls engaged in robotics through Legos. Grades K-3. One-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Gonzaga Prep Robotics Camp
During the first hour of the day, students work with Arduino processors to build electronic circuits. The second hour of camp involves building robots to accomplish a challenge. Students with any level of knowledge in the subject are encouraged to join. Grades 3-8. 2020 session dates TBD. Price TBD. gprep.com

Harry's Laboratory
Immerse yourself in potions and cook up some magic as you study dragons, magical creatures and wizardry. Ages 6-11. July 27-31 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $142. spokanerec.org

I Dig Dinos!
Learn about paleontology, the study of prehistoric life including dinosaurs, reptiles, fish, amphibians, prehistoric birds and more. Campers make costumes, crafts and their own fossils. Ages 6-11. June 15-19 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org

Kids Love Chemistry & Biomed
These two popular science camps have been combined so kids get two weeks of hands-on experiences with the elements that make up our world and destroy or fuel our bodies. Kids will make predictions, create chemical reactions, identify contaminants, dissect things and learn how things work. Grades K-6. Two-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Kids Love Engineering & Construction
Use engineering skills to create plans for a cat condo, a dog house or even a fairy garden. After creating a plan, gather supplies and get to work on constructing for our pets, real or imaginary. Grades K-6. Two-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Kids Love Legos
Campers use Legos to learn about force, motion and speed and to understand the foundations of block programming. Based on age and experience, students use Lego Simple Machines, WeDo 1.0 and 2.0 and EV3 Mindstorm kits, which include gears, motors, sensors and block programming. As a team, campers use their imagination to design and program a robot that can navigate a challenging mission and solve a unique problem. Grades K-8. Weeklong sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Kids Love Physics
Through trial and error, learn about the forces of flight and motion and how these forces lift rockets into the air. Campers design and build rockets, roller coasters and race cars while exploring the concepts of physics including mass, velocity, gravity and potential and kinetic energy. Grades K-6. Two-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Kids' Cooking Camp
Kids learn how to cook amazing recipes, improve their knife skills, kitchen safety and cleanliness, all while having fun. Campers eat what they make and take home recipes for their creations. Ages 8-12. Sessions offered June 22-25 and July 13-16; meets daily from 2-4 pm. At the Kitchen at Second Harvest. Price TBD. secondharvestkitchen.org 252-6249

Language Lunch: ASL
Learn introductory American Sign Language over the lunch hour in a fun, relaxed, conversational setting. This class is part of the Regional Theatre of the Palouse's Performing Arts School Language Studio. Remote access streaming options are available. Ages 8+. June 15-18 from noon-1 pm. $15. rtoptheatre.org 509-334-0750

Language Lunch: French
Learn introductory French over the lunch hour in a fun, relaxed, conversational setting. This class is part of the Regional Theatre of the Palouse's Performing Arts School Language Studio. Remote access streaming options are available. Ages 8+. July 6-9 from noon-1 pm. $15. rtoptheatre.org 509-334-0750

Language Lunch: German
Learn introductory German over the lunch hour in a fun, relaxed, conversational setting. This class is part of the Regional Theatre of the Palouse's Performing Arts School Language Studio. Remote access streaming options are available. Ages 8+. July 13-17 from noon-1 pm. $15. rtoptheatre.org 509-334-0750

Language Lunch: Intro to Spanish
Learn introductory Spanish over the lunch hour in a fun, relaxed and conversational setting. This class is part of the Regional Theatre of the Palouse's Performing Arts School Language Studio. Remote access streaming options are available. Ages 8+. Part 1 meets June 22-26 and Part 2 meets June 29-July 2; Mon-Thu from noon-1 pm. $15. rtoptheatre.org 509-334-0750

LEGO Robotics Challenge Camp
Campers are challenged to build motorized simple machines and robots to solve increasingly difficult challenges. Older campers (grades 4-7) tackle programming challenges using sensors, following lines and taking on Missions from the FLL robot game "Into Orbit." Grades 1-7. June 22-26, meets from 9 am-2:30 pm. At Westminster Congregational UCC Church, Spokane. (Camps could be postponed to Aug. 17-21 due to COVID-19.) $145. discoveryrobots.org 509-294-3642

Legos and Programming
Create specific programming for Lego designs and see them move. Lego pieces, laptops and specialized software are provided. Level I is for those with no experience; Level II is for continuing students. Grades 1-3. June 15-19 from 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer 509-464-8814

Littles Love Engineering & Construction
Builders, architects and designers love engineering and construction; your preschooler will too as they practice the engineering design process in a take-apart center. Ages 4-5. July 13-16 from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Littles Love Math and Science
Chemists, chefs and paleontologists love math and science; so will your preschooler after they spend a week in this camp. They'll make predictions, measure, sort and more. Ages 4-5. July 6-9 from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Littles Love Physics
In this camp, explore force and motion using race cars, paper planes and kites. We'll use catapults to learn to make predictions and draw conclusions about distance, speed and density. Ages 4-5. July 27-30 from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Look to the Stars
Blast off to outer space and learn about the planets, stars, moons and more while making fabulous galactic art such as designing your own planet with a comic and story. Ages 6-11. July 6-10 from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $139. spokanerec.org

Make My Game / Coding
Kids use a variety of software platforms to learn basic and advanced block programming, and are given a challenge to design and program their own game to solve a unique problem. Grades K-8. Weeklong sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Making and Tinkering
Children explore the wonders of everyday items with Caralee Palmer, lead teacher at North Wall Schools. Familiar stories and materials can inspire young children to solve scientific, technological, engineering and math problems. Snack provided. Ages 4-7. Aug. 17-21 from 9 am-noon. $150. northwallschools.com 466-2695

Mayan Adventure Camp
Campers use Legos (beams, bricks, motors, gears and more) to build robots to help an archeological team explore an ancient Mayan temple. Younger campers use Legos and WeDo, while older campers build and program EV3 Mindstorms robots to explore the Mayan site. Grades 1-7. June 15-19 from 9 am-2:30 pm. At Westminster Congregational UCC Church, Spokane. (Camp could be postponed to Aug. 10-14 due to COVID-19.) $145. discoveryrobots.org 509-294-3642

Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi is a small and powerful computer built specifically with young programmers in mind. Campers receive their own programmable Pi and learn about the software and hardware capabilities of these machines while creating in Minecraft and programming Linux. Grades 5-8. Two-week sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Ready, Set, Go!
Develop writing and reading strategies with favorite children's literature to prepare for the new school year. Students are also introduced to basic Spanish vocabulary. This session is recommended for new SGS students. Grades K-2. Aug. 3-7 from 9 am-3 pm. At St. George's School. $300. sgs.org/summer 509-464-8814

Satori Camp
A pre-college camp for gifted and intellectual middle and high school students, offering two-dozen courses in subjects such as math, digital arts, rhetoric, music, literature, journalism and more, with recreational and social activities throughout. Ages 12-18. July 19-25, commuter/resident options. At EWU Cheney. $795-$895 (scholarships available). satoricamp.org 509-359-6267

SGS Rocket Camp
Students explore how to build rocket bodies, mix rocket fuels using ratios and weighing chemicals, experiment with different propellants, build and test rocket motors and make recovery systems. Grades 5-8. June 15-19 from 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $175. sgs.org/summer 509-464-8814

SGS STEM Camp
A camp promoting learning through hands-on discovery activities. Students conduct experiments, explore their creativity and challenge their critical thinking skills. Tuition for camp includes all materials. Grades 1-3. June 22-26 from 12:30-3:30 pm. At St. George's School. $510. sgs.org/summer 509-464-8814

She Codes: Girls Coding Camp
Throughout this camp, participants learn to use core computer coding concepts and collaborate on a project with other participants. We value diversity and we welcome girls, non-binary, and transgender kids of any identity and any background to participate. Grades 4-7. July 23 and 24 from 8:30 am-noon. At Spark Central. Free; pre-registration required. spark-central.org 279-0299

Squiggly Bugs & Slimy Slugs
Budding entomologists learn about insects, including how they eat, move, work and what makes them special. Kids read stories, go on nature walks and discover the bugs living around the art center. Ages 3-5. July 20-24 from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. spokanerec.org

Squishy Circuits
Campers learn to control and modify LED lights by creating squishy circuit animals, magic wands, paper masks and arm bands. Advanced campers use micro-controllers to transform LED lights into elements of costumes, clothing and accessories. Grades K-6. Weekly sessions offered July 6-30, meets Mon-Thu from 8 am-1 pm. Price TBD. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 509-354-4648

Colville Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch @ Colville Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

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