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Patch Picks: Summer Camp

Every Thursday, Mercer Island Patch runs Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more.

If you’ve got kids, summer means one thing: summer camps! Mercer Island has a wide variety of summer camps to choose from, with vacation Bible camps and day camps at the Community Center at Mercer View, but remember that June is just a few weeks away, so sign up now to get a jump start on summer fun. Here's a few summer camps that we thought could be worth your while (if we missed one — please tell us in the comments!)

  1. is hosting “Hometown Nazareth, Where Jesus was a Kid” vacation camp from 9:30 a.m. to noon on July 11-15.
  2. has Bible camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 15-19, with a carnival on Friday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  3. hosts “Breaking Free” camp from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 25-29.
  4. The has 70 different summer camps to choose from, starting on June 27. Check www.myparksandrecreation.com for a full list.
  5. The hosts 37 unique summer camps starting on June 20 and going through August 26. These summer camps are open to everyone, not just those of the Jewish faith.
  6. offers two summer camps, Vacation Bible School from July 25-28, and Island Beat Nature and Music Camp for kids ages 9-14 in June. Island Beat registration is at islandbeatmnc.org
  7. Camp Fire USA's Blyth Park Day Camp is taking place July 25-29 in Bothell. This is also a great opportunity for older kids to volunteer and act as mentors or volunteer specialists.
wells@mercerislandmartialarts.com May 20, 2011 at 03:05 AM
Mercer Island Martial Arts: Summer Martial Arts camps going on all summer long. Camps are from 9am-4pm kids will learn tons of martial arts and have a blast doing so. For more information please visit http://flavors.me/martialartssummercamps

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