Experience Education

Summer Programs

Learning and Exploration

Your summer adventure awaits at The Bush School. We are excited to welcome you back to campus this summer for a range of summer classes and camps for students entering Kindergarten - Grade 12. Bush summer camps are open to the greater community, welcoming students from beyond Bush to enjoy summer on one or both of our two campuses in Seattle, Washington and the Methow Valley in Mazama, Washington.

Seattle Campus Summer Programs

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  • Bush Blazer Athletics

    The Blazers Summer Athletic Camps focus on teaching and developing fundamental technical and tactical sports skills in a fun and challenging atmosphere. Participants are able to apply the experience they gain to their participation in recreational, club and/or interscholastic sports teams.

    Our experienced and qualified coaches will utilize age-appropriate coaching methods which aim to teach offensive and defensive skills, team strategies and mental aspects such as teamwork, leadership, confidence and fair play. Following the Blazers Athletic philosophy, coaches will encourage campers to work hard and to improve various aspects of their game while developing a love for the sport. All levels are welcome! 

    Questions? Email jo.ito@bush.edu
  • Camp Galileo

    The Bush School is excited to welcome Camp Galileo to its campus this summer! Galileo engages every kid with hands-on projects that teach design-thinking and problem-solving skills, all wrapped in big summer fun. Energetic, inclusive staff and world-class curriculum make for a summer kids love. Camp Galileo has been providing decades of fun for campers at 70+ locations in California, D.C., Chicago, and Denver. The Bush School is Camp Galileo’s first Seattle location. 

    Check back later for information on the 2023 summer programing and registration. 
     
    Questions: For questions related to enrollment, parents/guardians can email at: info@galileo-learning.com or call 1-800-854-3684. 
  • Upper School Academic Classes

    Geometry
    Introductory Calculus
    Math Analysis
    Study Skills for High School
    Pre-Season Writing
     
    For questions about Bush Summer Programs (Seattle), email Assistant Head of School for Community Engagement Polly Fredlund
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Methow Campus Summer Programs

The Bush School offers summer programming at our Methow campus to provide school-age children the opportunity to explore the Methow Valley’s environment, history, and culture, and to learn new skills. Each camp is led by an experienced instructor, with assistance provided by additional qualified staff.
 
Camps use The Bush School’s campus in Mazama as a base, but also venture to destinations around the valley to explore the session’s chosen theme. Campers can expect to be outside in any weather, and be active and engaged. Each camp, listed below, runs Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with transportation available to and from the Winthrop barn. Campers bring their own lunch and water bottles. All camps are $225 per week.

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  • Art In Nature (Grades 2-3 and Grades 4-6)

    If you love art and the outdoors, this camp is for you. We will learn about nature through a variety of techniques, materials, and projects, including (but not limited to) painting and clay. We will explore the natural world from The Bush School, bringing our art materials with us, creating projects inspired by nature.
  • Fly-Fishing (Grades 3-6)

    Mayflies, wooly buggers, and cutthroat--oh my! In this fly-fishing camp, you will learn about aquatic insects in the Methow Valley, how to tie your own flies, and how to cast with a fly rod. You will also learn what fish eat, how to "read" water, and how to wade safely. We will have three on-the-water experiences when you will have the opportunity to catch fish on flies that you’ve tied.
  • Finding Your Way (Grades 5-8)

    Ever wonder how you could navigate the wilderness without being on  a trail? What you would do if you were lost in the woods with nothing but a map and a compass? Explore the hills and forests of the Methow Valley, learn to read topographic maps, and use compasses to know where you are and to get to where you want to be!
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For questions about Bush Methow Campus Summer Programs, email Methow Program Manager Michaela Precourt.
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