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 June 25 through August 9 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.


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WEEK 1: June 25 - 28

AM: Mad Science 3…2…1…Blast Off! (grades 1 - 5)

Grades 1 - 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$145

Step into the shoes of a rocket scientist as you explore the fundamentals of rocket design, propulsion and the physics of flight while building and testing the performance of paper airplanes. As we prepare for “Launch Day” we’ll focus on the concepts involved in launching and recovering different types of rockets. Campers will build and take home their own Mad Science SkyBlaster Rocket. There is a minimum of 10 participants for this course.

Instructor: Mad Science Teacher

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

Grades 6 - 7
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130


Become an expert at fractions, decimals and percentages. This course will prepare you for pre-algebra by strengthening your understanding and skill with this important and foundational math content.

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Leslie Meier

PM: Boys Basketball (Grades 5 - 8)

Please note this camp is a 3-day camp: 6/25 - 27


Grades 3 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$100

Designed to develop the individual skills and abilities of each player regardless of skill level, this three-day camp is open to all boys entering grades 3 - 8. You will be divided into a training group depending on your age and ability. Led by EC basketball coaching staff and current and former players, this camp will develop your fundamental skills and competitive interaction. For players of all levels.

Coach: EC Boys Basketball Varsity Head Coach Brent Merritt

PM: Fit & Fun Sports (grades 1 - 5)

Grades 1 - 5
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

You will enjoy an action-packed afternoon that includes music, physically active games, fitness skills, yoga, teamwork and nutrition lessons. Balance, coordination, cardio and muscular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and healthy habits are all incorporated into this camp experience. Each day will focus on a different theme and challenge campers to accomplish their personal best.

Coaches: EC PE Teacher Alicia Martin

PM: French Culture (grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

Enjoy four days learning and engaging in French culture and language! You will learn French vocabulary tied to French culture activities and engage in art projects inspired by French master artists. You will learn simple recipes and enjoy French snacks, songs and children’s stories. All materials are provided.

Instructor: EC French and Art Teacher Julia O’Donnell

ALL DAY: Comic Book Creation (grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$200

You will learn how drawing and writing work hand-in-hand while creating, designing and illustrating your very own legendary comic book heroes and villains. Find new ways to write imaginative and thrilling stories just like the pros! This camp combines a morning of illustration technique and design combined with an afternoon of storytelling to match the drawings.

Instructors: EC English Teacher Matt Knott and EC Art Teacher Alan Ordona

June 29

DigiGirlz Day Camp (FREE FOR grades 6 - 12)

Grades 6 - 12
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Free

DigiGirlz is one of Microsoft’s core efforts to invest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for women and build a pipeline of future workers ready for the challenge of the global economy. You will gain an understanding about what it is like to work in a STEM field through interaction with Microsoft employees and products. Laptops are required for this camp and Microsoft is providing 120 laptops for use in this camp. A shuttle bus will be available for those campers coming from a Seattle location to be determined.

Lunch will be provided by Microsoft (parents can note allergies on the registration page)

For those who are in the city and need transportation, we will be providing free RT transport from the Westlake-terry Microsoft office @ 320 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Pick up is at 7:45 AM sharp that morning with a drop off/pick up time for parents at 4:45 PM that afternoon.

Presenters: Microsoft Employees and Partners


WEEK 2: July 9 - 12

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

Grades 7 - 9
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$250
July 9-12, 16-19

Strengthen your pre-algebra and linear algebra skills to prepare for high school algebra or middle school non-linear algebra. This course will provide a brief review of the concepts of ratio, rate and proportion and will also 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 also learn how to combine like terms, solve inequalities, draw a best fit line on a scatter plot and find an equation for that line. Get ready for next year!

Instructor: EC Middle School Math Teacher Leslie Meier

AM: Computer Science - CS1 (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

You will learn the basics of computer science, including the function of the main components of a computer and how computers represent information. The focus of the camp is learning to program using the Scratch programming language created at MIT. This course is a prerequisite for CS2 - Leveling Up.

Instructor: Seattle Pacific University Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Aaron Dingler.

AM: Creative Writing (grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

In this camp, you will learn new ways to find inspiration in the world around you while practicing creative writing, drawing and exploration. You will learn to express creativity through writing, drawing, photography and relating stories out loud. Students will leave this camp inspired to create! This camp is perfect for those who already love writing and drawing or for those who want to learn more!

Instructor: EC Middle School Humanities Teacher Caitlin McLuskie

PM: Boys Lacrosse - Session 1 (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

Our youth lacrosse camp will offer beginner and intermediate players the opportunity to learn the game and sharpen skills. Staffed by current EC high school coaches and players as well as alumni who play in NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 programs, we will teach you passing and catching, scooping ground-balls, shooting, basics of team offense and team defense. Specialty coaching will also be available for young goalies. Equipment required for camp: lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, elbow pads, chest/shoulder pads, mouth guard, cleats.

Coach: EC Boys Lacrosse Coach Chuck Goodman

PM: Dolphin Tank (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

Based on the similar premise of the ABC show Shark Tank, you will discover the excitement of creating an innovative plan on the business of your choosing and presenting your ideas to supportive group of “dolphins” (judges). You will learn the importance of simple business analytics, personal selling, creative problem solving and effective communication. These skills set the stage for the opportunity to give a 3-minute pitch to our experienced judges. You will receive positive feedback and potential questions from an audience (of fellow campers). There is a minimum of 10 participants for this course.

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

PM: DRAWING & PAINTING (GRADES 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

Over four days, you will learn basic drawing and painting techniques and produce a variety of projects throughout the week. You will use pencils, charcoal, watercolor paint, acrylic paints and more. All materials are provided.

Instructor: EC French and Art Teacher Julia O'Donnell

PM: Girls Volleyball (Grades 3 - 8)

Grades 3 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
Cost $130

Join the Eastside Catholic volleyball coaching staff along with several varsity team members for four days of fun, hard work, skill development, conditioning and competition. This camp will teach you the fundamentals in volleyball such as passing and serving, along with proper body movements, positioning and ball control skills.

Coaches: EC Volleyball Coaching Staff.


WEEK 3: July 16 - 19

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

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$250
July 16-19, 23-26

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

AM: Cheer (Grades K - 4)

Grades K - 4
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

Join the Eastside Catholic 2016, 2017 and 2018 State Champion Cheer Team for a camp offering the most spirited cheer training on the Eastside! We will give you an exciting week of cheer instruction and a program you will never forget. You will learn team routines, 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

AM: Computer Science - CS2 (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

This camp continues with the Scratch programming language learned in Computer Programming (CS1). You will learn how to solve problems like a computer scientist to develop a game with moving graphics, sound, simple logic and goals for the players. If you previously participated in CS2, you will be presented with new material and new challenges. Prerequisite: CS1.

Instructor: Seattle Pacific University Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering Aaron Dingler

AM: Lego STEM (grades 3 - 6)

Grades 3 - 6
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as forklifts, houseboats, mini golf courses and the London Tower Bridge Design and Build, while exploring your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies Teacher

AM: Manners & Etiquette: Pass the Manners, Please (grades 5 - 9)

Grades 5 - 9
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

You will learn meet-and-greet protocol, conversational skills, listening skills and communicating with technology. You will also learn the importance of first impressions, invitations, thank you notes as well as posture and poise. The camp will culminate with learning the organization of a four-course meal. This course has a minimum enrollment of 10 participants.

Instructor: Final Touch Finishing School Instructor Lori Goddard-Weed

PM: CHEER (GRADES 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

Join the Eastside Catholic 2017 State Champion cheer team for a camp offering the most spirited cheer training on the Eastside! We will give you an exciting week of cheer instruction and a program you will never forget. You will learn team routines, 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: GIRLS FASTPITCH (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

This camp includes instruction and demonstrations by the EC coaching staff as well as current and former EC fastpitch players. You will learn fundamental skills and techniques related to throwing, fielding, batting and base running. We will provide you with personal attention and instruction to help improve your skills in a fun, friendly and competitive environment. Equipment required: bat, glove, batting helmet and turf or tennis shoes.

Coach: Mark Anderson

PM: FOOTBALL (GRADES 3 - 8)

Grades 3 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$100

Please note this is a 3 day camp and runs July 16 - 18.

Members of the EC coaching staff along with current and former EC football players, will work to teach you the same offensive and defensive techniques that are taught by coaches in high school, college and the NFL. During this three-day camp, you will receive personal attention and team instruction to help 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 Former EC Football Players


WEEK 4: July 23 - 26

AM: Arts & Crafts (GRADES K - 5)

Grades K - 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

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

Instructor: EC Art Teacher Megan McDermott ‘99

AM: Chinese Culture Camp (grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 - 12 p.m.
$130

The camp is aimed at helping you learn some basic Chinese language and acquire an understanding of the richness of Chinese culture. The schedule each day is packed with different activities. You will be presented with a brief introduction of Chinese history and introduced to some basic Chinese language and written characters. You will also experience traditional Chinese crafts and make simple Chinese foods such as dumplings (jiaozi). All materials provided.

Instructor: EC Chinese Teacher Jing Shen

AM: CSI Camp (grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

In this engaging and fun science program, you will immerse yourself in crime scene investigation (CSI). You will conduct forensic science lab activities and use science equipment to gather enough evidence to solve a mysterious crime. This program is perfect if you are a curious-minded scientist who enjoys hands-on experiences that engage in real-life science applications.

Instructor: EC Middle School Science Teacher Erin Vickers

AM: Girls Basketball (Grades 3 - 8)

Grades 3 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

This camp is a unique opportunity for you to improve your fundamental skills. We will help develop each player, from rookie to experienced, by working on specific skills including ball handling, one-on-one moves, passing, post play, shooting, defensive principles, perimeter play and competitive games. We emphasize self-discipline, hard work and fundamentals.

Coach: EC Girls Basketball Staff and current players

PM: DISNEY PRINCE & PRINCESS BALLET (Grades K - 5)

Grades K - 5
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

You will learn fun stretching exercises followed by instruction in basic ballet steps and movement. The camp will culminate with a Disney Prince and Princess Ballet performance!

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.

Instructor: Dance Teacher Peyton Nay

PM: 3D STEAM Printing (Grades 5 - 12)

Grades 5 - 12
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

You will learn the core basics of 3D printing and gain expertise in 3D designing and printing. Each day, you will be assigned a new project to create and print including items such as a rocket ship, ice cream cone and castle. STEAM 3D is led by teens and aided by an adult supervisor.

Instructors: Cloud and 3D Printing Architect Chaitra Vedulapalli with Creative Children for Charity Members

PM: Boys Lacrosse (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

Our youth lacrosse camp will offer beginner and intermediate players the opportunity to learn the game and sharpen their skills. The camp will be staffed by current EC high school coaches and players as well as alumni who play in NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 programs. We will teach you passing and catching, scooping ground-balls, shooting, basics of team offense and team defense. Specialty coaching will also be available for young goalies. Equipment required for camp: lacrosse stick, helmet, gloves, elbow pads, chest/shoulder pads, mouth guard, cleats.

Coach: EC Boys Lacrosse Coach Chuck Goodman

ALL DAY: COMBINED ART & BALLET CAMP (Grades k - 5)

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

In this full-day camp for aspiring artists and dancers, you will begin each day with arts and crafts creating props that will be used for your dance performance. You will transition in the afternoon into dancers, learning fun stretching exercises followed by basic ballet steps and movements. The camp will culminate in a Fairy Tale performance of “Disney Prince and Princess Ballet."

Instructors: EC Art Teacher Megan McDermott and Teacher Peyton Nay


WEEK 5: July 30 - August 2

AM: Community Service Camp (Grades 9 - 12)

Grades 9 - 12
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (may vary slightly depending on service venue and travel time)
$130

You will spend each day serving the greater Sammamish community in a different way. Service projects will range from working at a local food bank to organizing clothing and donations at a local youth donation center, to environmental mitigation such as planting new trees and flowers at the Sammamish Commons. By the end of the week, you will realize the many ways you can serve others and help your community. Start and end times will vary slightly due to travel time to and from service sites. Registration for this camp closes on July 1.

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

AM: Math Foundations (Grades 5 - 6)

Grades 5 - 6
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

Strengthen your foundational skills to prepare for fifth- or sixth-grade math. This course will provide a review of the basic operations to build understanding 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

AM: 3D STEAM Printing (Grades 5 - 12)

Grades 5 - 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

You will learn the core basics of 3D printing and gain expertise in 3D designing and printing. Each day, you will be assigned a new project to create and print including items such as a rocket ship, ice cream cone and castle. STEAM 3D is led by teens and aided by an adult supervisor.

Instructors: Cloud and 3D Printing Architect Chaitra Vedullapalli with Creative Children for Charity Members

AM: Arts & Crafts - Spark Your Creativity (Grades K - 5)

Grades K - 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

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

Instructor: EC Art Teacher Megan McDermott ‘99


WEEK 6: August 6 - 9

AM: College Application Essay Writing (Grades 9 - 12)

Grades 11 - 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

This popular course seeks to assist you in writing a personal statement essay for your college applications, while providing focused attention and time to write. You will leave the course with a finished essay or draft that will be applicable to multiple college applications.

Instructor: EC High School English Teacher Jessica Rice

AM: Creative Writing (Grades 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

In this camp, students will learn new ways to find inspiration in the world around them while practicing creative writing, drawing and exploration. You will learn express creativity through writing, drawing, photography and telling stories out loud. You will leave this camp inspired to create! This camp is perfect for those who already love writing and drawing or for those who want to learn!

Instructor: EC Middle School Humanities Teacher Caitlin McLuskie

AM: Mad Science Presents Crazy Chemworks (Grades 1 - 6)

Grades 1 - 6
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$145

The wonders of chemistry are revealed as you create surprising concoctions, break molecules with ease and shake up a flask full of fun. You will use the tools, safety procedures and laboratory techniques of real chemists as you investigate solids, liquids and gases at the atomic level. You will craft chemical combinations to create super-sticky-stuff, analyze the properties of light and discover why things glow-in-the-dark. Exploring the elements has never been so much fun!

Instructor: Mad Science Teacher

AM: ULTIMATE FRISBEE (GRADES 5 - 8)

Grades 5 - 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$130

This camp will be geared towards players of varied skill levels, including beginners. If you want to improve your game or have never played before and 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

PM: ULTIMATE FRISBEE (GRADES 9 - 12)

Grades 9 - 12
1 - 4 p.m.
$130

This camp will be geared towards players of varied skill levels, including beginners. If you want to improve your game or have never played before and 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.