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Kong Academy Summer Camps at Carkeek Park and Seward Park

Our immersive camps help your kids develop their social, emotional, and movement skills through activities that create an unforgettable experience. Your camper will grow, have FUN and come home exhausted every day.

Create lasting memories your child will talk about for years to come.

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      Kong Academy 2024 Summer Camps - at Carkeek Park and Seward Park

      Limited spots available***

      Kids at Kong Academy's summer camp in Seattle Washington.

      Find the Right Camp For Your Child, Then Register Below

      Week 1

      June 24
      Carkeek Park

      Week 2

      July 1
      Carkeek Park
      (no camp on July 4th+5th)

      Week 3

      July 8
      Carkeek Park & Seward Park

      Week 4

      July 15
      Carkeek Park & Seward Park

      Week 5

      July 22
      Carkeek Park & Seward Park

      Week 6

      July 29
      Carkeek Park

      Week 7

      August 5
      Carkeek Park

      Week 8

      August 12
      Carkeek Park

      Week 9

      August 19
      Carkeek Park

      Week 10

      August 26
      Carkeek Park

      This summer, get ready to learn, play, and grow with Kong Academy’s Parkour Adventure Camp at Carkeek Park and Seward Park!

      At Carkeek, our theme this year is NINJAS, with cultural advice and learning informed from the Japanese Cultural Center and the International Ninja Research Center.

      At Seward Park, our theme this year is PIRATES! Inspired by legendary sea tales, our Pirate-themed camps offer an exciting new world for your child of exploration and discovery.

      All camps are run by trained and experienced Kong Academy staff who are ready to guide your child through a week of outdoor fun, movement, and new experiences. And, like all Kong Academy programs, our summer camps are based on developing social and emotional skills.

      Every day focuses on different aspects such as team building, communication, managing emotions, and making responsible decisions. It’s our goal for kids to come together, play together, grow together, and build important life skills in a fun and relevant way.

      Every Friday at 2:30pm Curt Jordan, the founder of Kong Academy, offers a FREE parenting session on how to strengthen your kids’ skills in managing emotions, communicating, making responsible decisions, and being a helper. You’re invited to join when Curt shares tools to support your child’s social and emotional development.

      *(location pending SPR approval)

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      Summer Camp FAQs

      Most days will start with warm-up games to get the kids moving, warming up and building relationships with other campers. Depending on the week, the weather and the location, the kids will go through several stations (or quests) every day and work towards a daily and a weekly goal.

      All quests offer kids an opportunity to develop their social and emotional skills like showing respect, improving communication skills, working as a team and a lot more.

      There are no scheduled activites for extended care. Campers will play games, draw, color, talk about the day, and rest. You can pick up your camper at any time before 4:30pm.

      All the parks we have chosen for our summer camps have sheltered areas for both shade and adverse weather conditions. Our coaches are very familiar with the different parks and will make sure the kids are not exposed to any extreme weather or travel too far from readily available sources of water.

      The Kong Academy teaching method is based on the five pillars of Social Emotional Learning (self-awareness, self-control, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making). At our summer camps, we teach a large range of skills (including functional strength and fitness, balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, precision, control, and creative vision).

      We include movements that offer a fun and challenging activity for every child, every ability, and every skill level.

      The SEL structure gives us the tool to make sure every child feels included, gives their best effort, and leaves the camp every day with a feeling of achievement.

      We scale and progress the challenges and quests based on the students’ level and encourage the kids to give their best effort.

      Our teaching philosophy is that effort is more important than ability.

      Please make sure your child brings lunch, a snack, and a large water bottle. When you register, please make sure to fill out the section regarding allergies, food or otherwise, their level of risk, and a standard protocol to follow in the event of exposure.

       

      Every coach has a first aid kit and is trained in basic first aid. Should there be an injury or any kind of emergency, we have an emergency procedure that every coach is trained on and has a copy of to make sure appropriate steps are taken immediately.

      In case of an injury, the people listed as emergency contacts will be contacted (either via phone call or text) as quickly as possible.

      Kids should come to camp with sunscreen on and bring a sunscreen spray for later. Should your child need help with their spray sunscreen, our coaches will assist. (Spray sunscreen is preferable for easy and quick application.)

      Students should be dressed in weather-appropriate clothing and ready to move. Comfortable clothes and athletic shoes are preferred.

      Please provide a change of clothes in your kids backpack. It’s always a good idea to have one!

      We will be rotating through different sections of the park and students will either keep their backpacks with them or leave them at homebase.

      Full payment is required at registration.

      In case you need to cancel your camp registration, you can move to one of our other summer camp weeks, provided there is space available up to 2 weeks prior to the camp start date of the one you’re enrolled in. If we have a waitlist and find a replacement (or you find a replacement), we are happy to send you a refund minus an administration fee of $50 per child and per camp until June 1st (e.g., if you have two kids registered for two camps, the admin fee will be $100).

      After June 1, no refunds will be given.

      If there are any medical reasons why your child cannot start or has to discontinue our program, please contact us, and a CREDIT – minus attended days and an administration fee of $50 – for a future program may be given (NOT a refund) . Every decision will be made on a case-by-case basis. For a potential credit based on a medical reason, we need to receive a doctor’s note.

      Like for our Summer Camp 2023, we will set up 10 WhatsApp groups. Through an invite link, which we will share via email, registered parents can opt to join the WhatsApp group designated for the week they’re enrolled in.

      From there, parents can reach out to other parents and organize carpools or play dates prior (or after) the camp.

      There will be a friend request form. However, we cannot guarantee that every request will be accommodated.

      We organize groups based on different factors (e.g., age), and we’ll do our best. There will be a limit of 3 maximum friends requests per child.

      In the event of poor air quality (AQI above 100), we will have an indoor location available, which will be announced ahead of time via email, text message, and in the WhatsApp group.

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