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Children's Summer Camps Cover All Interests

This is one of the camp activities for Digital Photography for Kids at the Frances Anderson Center.
This is one of the camp activities for Digital Photography for Kids at the Frances Anderson Center.
Karen Ulvestad

The Seattle area is home to many city programs offering summer camps to kids. These camps cover many different interests from photography to engineering. The City of Edmonds is the first to be reviewed in this series. The program is held in the Frances Anderson Center on Main St. Some of these camps start next week, and are usually offered every summer.

Information and sign-up for these camps can be found here.

This camp is especially for girls, and it is geared towards engineering. It is a new offering titled "Lady Lego Engineers (Girls Only). It is taught by women, who are engineers and scientist. The camp explores the concepts needed for architecture, engineering, and science. It uses Legos as the building tools to learn the concepts. There are 2 separate camps by age group. One is ages 5 to 6, and the other is for ages 7 to 10.

For the child who loves photography, the city offers "Kids Digital Photography" for ages 8 to 12. This camp is taught by a professional photographer. The camp focuses on the camera as a creative tool through exposure, and encourages creativity in a fun environment. Kids get the opportunity to learn through listening, seeing, and hands-on.

There are 3 different camps that focus on learning through creating 3D projects:

The first is "Create A Zoo" for ages 8 to 12. This camp give the child the opportunity to create their favorite zoo animal in 3D. The kids work with a wire skeleton, and build on that to create a papier mache creation.

The second is "Clay Exploration". This camp is geared for students ages 8 to 14. In this camp, children will learn how to work with clay, and create various pottery pieces (such as creative creatures, pots, or other objects).

The third camp delves into sculpture. This newly offered camp is called "Sculpture", and geared for children 8 to 12. The kids will have the opportunity to use various materials to create a 3D piece of artwork. Some of the materials include: wire, paint, and other fiber materials.

This is part 1 of a series. . .part 2 will be sports camps. . .