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City offers summer day camp for Kent kids

Enrollment is open now

Post Date:05/15/2018 7:00 a.m.

Camp WALKAPALAParents know that when school is out finding fun, engaging activities for kids can be a challenge. This summer get them out of the house and keep them active while enjoying time with friends at the City of Kent’s summer day camp, Camp WALKAPALA. 

“New experiences will be happening this summer at Camp WALKAPALA where K-6th graders will get to participate in hands-on S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics) projects and encouraged to analyze, ask thoughtful questions, test their knowledge and problem solve, all while having fun,” said Maureen McCaughan. “This new component will keep their minds active and engaged as they get creative and think outside the box to work through the daily challenges together.“  

Camp WALKAPALA and its variety of sports, arts and crafts and field trips designed especially for K-6th graders are held every weekday from June 27 until August 17 at East Hill Elementary from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Camp WALKAPALA also offers a Counselor In Training program for teens going into 7th, 8th and 9th grades who are interested in acquiring the skills necessary to become a counselor. 

Camp WALKAPALA Schedule 

Week 1   June 27-29 Movie “The Incredibles 2”

This summer is going to be INCREDIBLE with all the fun we are going to have! 

Week 2  July 2-6* Field Trip:  Museum of Flight

Up, up and away!  The summer fun is ready to blast off. *No camp 7/4. 

Week 3  July 9-13 Field Trip: Pt. Defiance Zoo

Camp goes WILD this week with our camp adventures. 

Week 4  July 16-20 Field Trip: Stewart Heights Pool

Time to beat the heat and get WET. We will have a splashing good time playing with water this week. 

Week 5  July 23-27 Field Trip: Pioneer Farms

We are going to take a look back into the good ol’ days and try our hand at some old-fashioned fun and games this week. 

Week 6  July 30-August 3 Field Trip: Lake Meridian BBQ

Ever wish you were in charge of picking all the games and activities?  This week YOU ARE. 

Week 7  August 6-10 Field Trip: Tacoma Rainiers

This week will be jam-packed with games and activities that focus on having fun and learning to be a team player. 

Week 8  August 13-17 Field Trip: Kandle Wave Pool

This week we will take a look back and play our favorite games and activities from this summer one last time. Fees range from $99 to $165 per week, depending on the number of days of camp in the week. All weekly camp fees include all activities, field trips, a camp t-shirt, and snacks and lunch provided by the Kent School District.  Scholarships are available for those who qualify. 

Register online at  or call 253-856-5030. 

Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington with a population over 127,000.  A culturally rich destination, Kent features captivating neighborhoods, award-winning parks, exceptional school districts and nationally accredited police and fire departments. In recent years, Kent has experienced impressive economic growth, and is nationally known as a prime location for manufacturing. For more information, visit


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