Education and Child Care

Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer Camps

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers hundreds of weekly camps throughout the summer for youth ages 3 to 17.

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)

How it works

  • Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer Camps are for children and youth ages 3 through 17.
  • Programs run from June to August
  • Vacancies are filled on a rolling basis.
  • Scholarships are based on household size and parent/guardian income and successful applicants receive a 50% to 90% subsidy as funds are available.
  • Families apply for scholarships annually.


  • All children and youth ages 3 to 17 are eligible for Seattle Parks and Recreation Summer Camps.
  • Your child can attend a minimum of 60% of days for each program requested
  • You meet one of the following income requirements:
    • You receive TANF/Welfare benefits
    • You qualify for the Utility Discount Program
    • Your family is at or under following income guidelines

Stuff you'll need

Information about you and each member of your household (Name, Date of birth, Gender, Race/Ethnicity)

Proof of income for all adults. Provide a document that can prove your income. here are some examples:

  • Preferred: 1040 Income Tax form (most recent)
  • Gross paycheck stubs (1 month for all household members before tax income)
  • Social Security benefits (SSA, SSI, Dependent, DDA- Disability, Survivor's, or Retirement) statement or benefit checks
  • Cash benefits (TANF/Welfare) statement or benefits check
  • Unemployment Income statement or benefits check
  • Utility Discount program qualification - provide bill statement (qualifies up to 50% scholarship)
  • Retirement benefits (Pensions, Annuities, or IRA) statement

Proof of dependents. Documents that can prove your dependent eligibility include:

  • Preferred: 1040 Income Tax form (most recent)
  • Birth certificates for dependents

Program selection for each child


Contact your local Community Center:

How to apply

Download scholarship application on-line or request a copy in-person at any of our community centers or pool locations. -Application is available in English, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Apply online:

Apply online here

Printable application form:

Printable application here

Apply by email:


Apply by mail:


Apply by phone:


Apply in-person

All community centers and pools

Apply by fax: