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Exploring your own big back yard: Si View offers summer excitement with day camps

Camp Si View members take a beach field trip, exploring the great northwest outdoors. - Courtesy photo
Camp Si View members take a beach field trip, exploring the great northwest outdoors.
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When school’s out, children fill those long summer days with fun in the sun and under the historic eaves of Si View Community Center.

Si View offers a weekly field trip and a variety of daily activities including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, outdoor games and more. Many specialty camps are also offered throughout the summer from dance to gymnastics and sports, engineering and other activities.

New this year is the division of Camp Si View into two smaller camps at Si View Community Center: Camp Little Si for ages 4 to 7 and Camp Big Si for ages 8 to 11. Both of these camps are capped at 30 students. Children will have fun swimming every day, sports, arts, outdoor games and weekly field trips. Extended hours of Camp Si View are aimed at working parents. Camp R.A.D. (Recreation Adventure Discovery) for Kindergartners through fifth graders is housed at Meadowbrook Farm and offers abundant opportunities for outdoor activities in a smaller group setting. K-5 campers take weekly field trips and swim at the Si View Pool.

TRAC Camp (Teen Recreation Adventure Camp) held Mondays through Thursdays is for youth entering grades six through nine in the fall. Participants experience a variety of outdoor adventures while making new friends and lasting memories. Campers take two full-day field trips each week and spend two days at Si View.

Special Interest Camp offerings include dance, gymnastics, Lego engineering and Zumbatomic camps. Preschoolers can let their imaginations soar in half-day camps with gymnastics, soccer, sports sampler, pirates, and dance camps. Sports camps are a great way for girls and boys to try a new sport or enhance the skills of their favorite sports. Offerings include gymnastics, golf, soccer, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and baseball.

Registration for all Si View Metro Parks summer camps opens on Friday, April 5. Registration will be available online at, by phone at (425) 831-1900 or in person at Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Dr., North Bend, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Registration lasts all summer, but parents are encouraged to register early as many camps fill up quickly.

For more information about the Si View Metropolitan Park District and current programs, visit


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