Join Us for Summer

Sharpen skills. Expand horizons.

Students emerge from our summer camps with new ideas, new skills, new friends and new inspirations. We provide a structured, nurturing environment where young learners can focus—be it on academics, the arts, community service or athletics.

Led by Eastside Catholic faculty and coaches and other experts from the community, our summer camps build upon curriculum from the school year or encourage exploration and thinking in a completely new subject or activity.

Our summer camps run July 8 through August 8 and are open to everyone. Camps are organized by week and morning, afternoon or full day. We look forward to welcoming you here!

Camps are organized below by week, morning or afternoon. Click the title for additional camp details. Questions? Please contact our Summer Program Coordinator Liz Anderson at landerson@eastsidecatholic.org.

Dates are subject to change.

International students must submit their TOEFL Junior Standard Test score. Students must have a combined score of all subjects of 820 or higher to ensure a quality camp experience for all students attending our summer camp programs.


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WEEK 1: July 8 - 11

AM: Algebra Prep - 2-Week Course (Grades 7 - 9)

Please note this is a 2-week camp: 7/8-11 and 7/15-18

Grades 7 - 9
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$250

Get ready for the next level! Strengthen your pre-algebra and linear algebra skills to prepare for middle school non-linear algebra or high school algebra. This course will provide a brief review of the concepts of ratio, rate and proportion and will review operations with integers and order of operations. We will focus on linear algebra skills where you will learn to translate information among tables, graphs and equations. You will learn how to combine like terms, solve inequalities, draw a best fit line on a scatter plot and find an equation for that line.

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Leslie Meier

AM: Arts & Crafts (Grades K - 5)

Grades K - 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Enjoy four days of arts and craft projects designed for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. This camp will use paint, paper, clay and various other materials to create beautiful take-home projects. All materials will be provided.

Instructor: EC High School Visual Arts Teacher Megan McDermott '99

AM: Computer Science - Python Programming (grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Learn basic computer programming using the Python programming language to create a guessing game and write programs with simple graphics. Python is a popular language in fields like computer science, electrical engineering and data science, as well as for programming systems like the "Raspberry Pi.”

 

Instructor: EC Summer Camp Instructor Monica Guevara

AM: Girls Basketball (Grades 3 - 8)

Please note this is a 3-day camp: 7/8 - 10

Grades 3 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$105

This camp is a unique opportunity for you to improve fundamental skills. Our goal is to aid the development of each player, from rookie to experienced, by working on ball handling, one-on-one moves, passing, post play, shooting, defensive principles, perimeter play and further hone these skills in competitive games. We emphasize self-discipline, hard work and fundamentals. The camp is run by EC basketball coaching staff and players.

Coach: EC Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Katie Farr

AM: Pre-Algebra Prep (Grades 6 - 7)

Grades 6 - 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Become an expert at integers, fractions, decimals and percentages. This course will prepare you for pre-algebra by strengthening your understanding and fundamental math skills.

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Aminta Procel

PM: Dolphin Tank (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Who wants to swim with the sharks when you can frolic in the Dolphin Tank? Based on the well-known ABC television show “Shark Tank,” you will be challenged to create a plan for a business of your choosing and present it to a civil and supportive group of “dolphins” (judges) in a three-minute pitch. You will learn the importance of simple business analytics, personal selling, creative problem solving and effective communication. Positive feedback and potential questions from fellow campers will help build your dolphin skills.

 

Instructor: EC High School DECA, Business Technology Teacher Kerri Jensen

PM: Imagination Exploration Writing (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost $135

Learn new ways to draw inspiration from the world around you and how to express your creativity through writing, drawing, photography and storytelling. You will leave this camp inspired to create! Perfect for those who already love writing and drawing and wish to improve or for those who want to learn how to get started!

Instructor: EC Middle School Humanities Teacher Caitlin McLuskie

PM: Math Foundations (Grades 5 - 6)

Grades 5 - 6
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost $135

Strengthen your foundational skills to prepare for fifth- or sixth-grade math. This course will provide a review of the basic operations to write and solve story problems. You will also learn about prime, composite and/or square numbers, factors, multiples and how to represent a fraction as a decimal and/or a percent.

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Aminta Procel

PM: Robotics (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost $135

It's no mystery that pollution is having a massive impact on our world, but how can you make a difference? In this four-day camp, you will use your critical and creative thinking skills, along with scientific method, to develop a hypothesis and design a robot using NXT Mindstorms technology. You will strengthen your knowledge of engineering as you work together and brainstorm solutions to one of the world’s biggest problems. Through research, experiments, programming and robot construction, you will discover just how big of an impact you can have.

Instructor: EC Robotics Coach Jillian Kelley

All Day: Camp Invention (Grades K - 6)

Please note this is a 5-day camp: 7/8 - 12

Register through invent.org/camp

Grades K - 6
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$260

Unmask your creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program. Supercharged, where you build 21st-century skills and transform your wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K - 6 will code and program futuristic robots, explore radio frequencies and unearth ancient fossils. Local educators will lead these innovative, hands-on STEM activities that build collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. Early registration discounts are available! Register at invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332.

Instructor: Camp Invent Leaders

All Day: Girls Who Code, Wearable Tech and Fashion Design - 2 Week Course (Grades 6 - 10)

Please note this camp is a 10-day camp over 2 weeks: 7/8 - 12 and 7/15 - 19

Register through girlswhocode.com/campus

Grades 6 - 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$1,999

Discount options:
For current EC students, use code EASTSIDE for $200 off
50% off with second registration (same student or sibling)

Students enrolled in this course explore the ever-expanding world of wearable tech using LilyPad Arduino and the Arduino-C programming language. In week one, students dive into different fields of wearable technology, including health, fashion, fitness and assistive technology by sewing, building and programming daily projects that teach core programming concepts like loops, variables, conditionals and functions. In week two, girls work in teams to design, build and present their own wearable tech innovations. Visit girlswhocode.com/campus for more information.

Instructor: Girls Who Code Instructors

WEEK 2: July 15 - 18

AM: Band - 2-week camp (Grades 5 - 8)

Please note this is a 2-week camp: 7/15-18 and 7/22-25

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$250

Join us for two weeks of intense, fun-filled training in musical performance. Taught by EC Band Director Jonathan Boysen along with other band instructors from the area, you will work to build important ensemble and individual musical skills. The camp culminates in a finale performance by all camp participants.

AM: Boys Basketball (Grades 3 - 8)

Grades 3 - 8

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Designed to develop the individual skills and abilities of each player regardless of skill level, this camp is open to all boys entering third through eighth grade. Players will be divided into training groups by age and ability. The camp will incorporate fundamental skill development and competitive interaction for players of all levels. The camp is run by EC basketball coaching staff as well as current and former players.

Coach: EC Boys Basketball Varsity Head Coach Brent Merritt

AM: Cheer (Grades K - 4)

Grades K - 4
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Join the Eastside Catholic 2018 State Champion cheer team for a camp offering the most spirited cheer training on the Eastside! Each participant will take part in an exciting week of cheer instruction. Get ready to learn team routines, numerous cheers, jumps and even a few dances. In the fall, you will be invited to an EC varsity football game to join the ECHS varsity cheerleaders.

Coaches: EC Cheer Coaching Staff

PM: CHEER (GRADES 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Join the Eastside Catholic 2018 State Champion cheer team for a camp offering the most spirited cheer training on the Eastside! Each participant will take part in an exciting week of cheer instruction. Get ready to learn team routines, numerous cheers, jumps and even a few dances. In the fall, you will be invited to an EC varsity football game to join the ECHS varsity cheerleaders.

Coaches: EC Cheer Coaching Staff

PM: FOOTBALL (GRADES K - 8)

Please note this is a 3-day camp: 7/15 - 17

Grades K - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$105

Members of the EC coaching staff along with current and former EC football players from the 2018 State Championship team will work to teach you the same offensive and defensive techniques that are taught by coaches in high school, college and the NFL. You will receive personal attention and team instruction to help you improve your skills and leadership abilities. There will be individual instruction for quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, defensive linemen, linebackers, tight ends and defensive backs.

Coaches: EC Football Coaching Staff and Current and Former EC Football Players

PM: Mindfulness and Yoga (grades 5 - 12)

Grades 5 - 12
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Mindfulness and yoga are practices in finding peace within our stressful lives. All skill levels are welcome as we practice ways to be more grounded in the moment, encountering breathing techniques, poses and vinyasa flows to reach greater awareness and contentment.

Instructor: EC High School English Teacher Erika Murphy

WEEK 3: July 22 - 25

AM: Algebra Review (Grades 8 - 10)

Grades 8 - 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

This course is a review of Algebra 1 material for students who have taken Algebra 1 or an eighth-grade level equivalent to Algebra 1 such as Non-Linear Algebra at Eastside Catholic Middle School. In this course, you will review linear, exponential and quadratic relationships through complex group tasks. A great camp as you prepare to be successful at the next level of mathematics.

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Leslie Meier

AM: Camp Wonder: Reading (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Read informational articles on science, sports, history, technology, current events and more, along with spoken word poetry, short stories and excerpts from novels, as we find inspiration, explore new topics, make connections across disciplines and build skills you’ll need for next school year! We will pair readings with hands-on science experiments, cooking projects and art activities, with new surprises in store each day!

Instructor: EC High School English Teacher Erika Murphy

AM: Cartooning (grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Drawing cartoons is a fun way to build your artistic skills and confidence in drawing. Our four-day camp will introduce basic drawing techniques using pencil, paper and ink pens to bring more structure and design to your sketches. In a step-by-step process, you will begin with simple shapes and work to develop them into more complex three-dimensional images. This camp will benefit the artist in everyone, from the novice or someone trying to improve their drawing technique.

Instructor: EC Visual Arts Teacher Alan Ordoña

AM: Harry Potter Lego STEM (Grades K - 4)

Grades K - 4
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Master the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Build Diagon Alley in preparation for your trip to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hop on your broomstick and play Quidditch, duel the evil Lord Voldemort and hone your magical skills while learning about advanced muggle (STEM) concepts.

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Instructors

PM: Digital Photography (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Did you know, with the rapid proliferation of smart phones, the growth in the number of photos taken annually has grown to more than 1 trillion images! In this four-day camp, you will be introduced to basic photographic techniques using a DSLR camera, to help grow your photography skills and confidence. The focus will be on understanding the functions of digital cameras as well as creating artistic photographs. Required supplies: DLSR camera or point and shoot. Suggested materials: camera batteries, chargers and SD card.

Instructor: EC Visual Arts Teacher Alan Ordoña

PM: Girls Volleyball (Grades 3 - 8)

Grades 3 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Join the Eastside Catholic volleyball coaching staff along with several varsity team members for three days of fun, hard work, skill development and competition. You will learn passing and serving techniques, along with proper body movements, positioning and ball control skills.

Coaches: EC Volleyball Staff

PM: Robotics (Grades 1 - 5)

Grades 1 - 5
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Have you ever thought about where garbage goes when the dump truck leaves your house? Through hands-on learning, this camp introduces you to the endless possibilities of science and engineering while tackling a real-world issue of waste production in our community. This camp combines creative thinking, an introduction to engineering, teamwork and basic robotics and to develop STEAM solutions and challenges you to think outside the box and promote positive citizenship.

Instructor: EC Robotics Coach Jillian Kelley

ALL DAY: Girls Who Code, Website Design and Development - 2 Week Course (Grades 8 - 12)

Please note this camp is a 10-day camp over 2 weeks: 7/22 - 26 and 7/29 - 8/2

Register through girlswhocode.com/campus

Grades 8 - 12
9 a..m. - 4 p.m.
$1,899

Discount options:
For current EC students, use code EASTSIDE for $200 off
50% off with second registration (same student or sibling)

In this course, girls learn the fundamentals of website development with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In week one, students launch a personal website portfolio and work together on projects designed to teach essential programming concepts like variables, conditionals and functions in JavaScript. Girls also learn and apply visual design principles to build beautiful websites and web applications. In week two, students work in teams to design, build and present an interactive website regarding a topic that matters to them. Visit girlswhocode.com/campus to register and for more information.

Instructors: Girls Who Code Instructors

WEEK 4: July 29 - August 1

AM: Arts & Crafts (Grades K - 5)

Grades K - 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Enjoy four days of arts and crafts projects designed for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. In this camp, you will use paint, paper, clay and various other materials to create beautiful take-home projects. All materials will be provided.

Instructor: EC High School Visual Arts Teacher Julia O'Donnell

AM: Community Service (Grades 9 - 12)

Grades 9 - 12
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (may vary slightly depending on service venue and travel time)
$135

In this camp, you can serve your local community and earn service hours! By the end of the week, you will feel confident that you have made a difference. You will earn at least 10 service hours through this camp. Start and end times will vary slightly due to travel to and from service sites. Below is a detailed itinerary for each day.

Monday, July 29
Ronald McDonald House
Arrive at EC by 8:30 a.m.
Return to EC by 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30
Jubilee REACH
Arrive at EC by 8:45 a.m.
Return to EC by 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 31
Birthday Dreams
Arrive at EC by 8:45 a.m.
Return to EC by 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, August 1
Camp Terry
Arrive at EC by 8:20 a.m.
Return to EC by 12:40 p.m.
 

Camp Leaders: EC High School English Teacher Jessica Rice and EC Middle School English Teacher Caitlin McLuskie

AM: Super Science Explorers (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

Put on your lab coat and get ready to be a scientist in this fun four-day camp. You will enjoy hands-on activities exploring a different science topic each day and prepare experiments both in our science labs and outside in the natural world. Taught by EC Science Teacher Andrew Harris, this class is perfect for middle school age campers with curious minds and an eagerness to get their hands dirty!

Instructors: EC High School Science Teacher Andrew Harris

PM: Alice in Wonderland Ballet (Grades K - 5)

Grades K - 5
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

You will learn fun stretching exercises and instruction in basic ballet steps and movement in this camp culminating with an abbreviated performance of the Alice in Wonderland ballet! This camp can be taken independently or combined with the morning art camp for a discounted price of $200 for the all-day camp experience. To receive the discounted price, select the combined class option during registration.

Instructors: Ballet Instructors from Ensemble Ballet Theatre Peyton Nay and McKenna Servuk

PM: Fencing (Grades 3 - 8)

Grades 3 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Experience one of the fastest growing sports in America and an Olympic sport as you participate in a fencing camp full of fun, fitness and energy. This four-day camp will teach basic fencing skills using interactive games. Participation in this camp also includes a discounted entry to the end of summer fencing tournament. Fencing equipment supplied by instructor.

Instructor: Co-Founder of the Washington Fencing Academy and Fencing Referee Kevin Mar

PM: World Culture (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Spend four days learning about Chinese and French culture! Activities include creating art, drawing Chinese characters, preparing and sampling traditional French and Chinese cuisine, learning the basics of numbers and singing traditional songs. This camp explores the differences and similarities between cultures around the world. All materials provided.

Instructor: EC World Languages Teachers Julia O'Donnell and Jing Shen

All Day: Arts and Crafts, Ballet Combo (Grades K - 5)

Grades K - 5
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$200

In this full-day camp for aspiring artists and dancers, campers will begin each day creating artistic props that will be used in a culminating abbreviated performance of Alice in Wonderland. Campers will transition into dancers in the afternoon, learning fun stretching exercises followed by instruction in basic ballet steps and movements.

Instructor: EC High School Visual Arts Teacher Julia O'Donnell and Ballet Instructors from Ensemble Ballet Theatre Peyton Nay and McKenna Servuk

WEEK 5: August 5 - 8

AM: College Application Essay Writing (Grades 11 - 12)

Grades 11 - 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$135

This popular course will assist you as you in preparing your personal statement for college applications. We will examine prompts from the Common App and Coalition App, review successful models of personal statements and spend time brainstorming, drafting and revising a statement of your own. By the end of the course, you will have a completed draft of a personal statement that you can use for college applications and feel good knowing that you have a jumpstart on the process of applying to colleges in the fall!

Instructor: EC High School English Teacher Jessica Rice

AM: Imagination Exploration Writing (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$135

Learn new ways to draw inspiration from the world around you and how to express creativity through writing, drawing, photography and storytelling. You will leave this camp inspired to create! Perfect for those who already love writing and drawing and wish to improve or for those who want to learn how!


Instructor: EC Middle School Humanities Teacher Caitlin McLuskie

PM: Mindfulness and Yoga (Grades 5 - 12)

Grades 5 - 12
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Mindfulness and yoga are practices in finding peace within our stressful lives. All skill levels are welcome as we practice ways to be more grounded in the moment, encounter breathing techniques, poses and vinyasa flows to reach greater awareness and contentment.

Coach: EC High School English Teacher Erika Murphy

PM: Spanish Camp (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

Learn Spanish while exploring the Latin culture with four, fun-filled days at Spanish Camp. Activities include fun games native to the region, creative art projects, authentic cooking methods, traditional music and dancing and conversational Spanish. Instructor McKenzie Lord lived, studied and traveled throughout Central and South America and will share the many places the Spanish language can be used.

Instructor: EC Summer Camp Instructor McKenzie Lord

PM: ULTIMATE FRISBEE (GRADES 6 - 12)

Grades 6 - 12
1 - 4 p.m.
$135

This camp will be geared towards players of various skill levels, from beginner to advanced. If you want to improve your game or have never played before and just want to try Ultimate, then this camp will be perfect for you! We will work on skills through specific drills and games, culminating in a final day of tournament play.

Coach: EC Ultimate Frisbee Coach Mike Marek

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SUMMER PROGRAMS Refund Policy

Refunds are given only when Eastside Catholic cancels a camp. Refunds are not given when the camp is held but a student does not participate in the camp for any reason. Summer program participants are expected to comply with all program policies, including behavior that is respectful to instructors and other students, or the student is subject to dismissal from the camp without a refund.