Youth and Teen Day Camps

All registrations and rental bookings are closed until further notice. Please check back after April 20th for updated information.

The Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PaRCS) department offers a variety of day camps throughout the year. The Recreation Division also offers a variety of school break and summer camp options.

Parent Meet & Greet will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.

View programs and register online.


Camp CRAZ campers experience art, science, dance, travel and swimming. Our camp covers a fun mix of activities for everyone! Campers can sign up for just one week or spend all summer with us. Each camper receives a Camp CRAZ T-shirt.  Snacks will be provided. Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch.

Kids shouting on the pier.

Grades: Campers entering 1st–5th
Hawks: 1st–3rd grade       
Eagles: 4th–5th grade

Camp Hours: 6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Fee:  $170 / Resident Discount $150

* Hawks and Eagles may be together at times, but for the majority of the time, campers will be in small, age-appropriate groups.

Summer Teen Scene (STS)

Looking for something cool to do this summer? Join the PaRCS department for 10 weeks packed with games, activities, and trips, trips, trips! Sign up for one week or spend all summer with us. The teens will be having adventures on daily field trips, learning leadership skills, and making lasting friendships.

Teens looking at camera.

Grades: Teens entering 6th–9th grade

Camp Hours: 6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Fee: $170 / Resident Discount $150

Parent Instructions for Both Camp CRAZ & STS 

Campers may register for camp up until the Monday. one week prior to each camp week. Payment must be made in full at that time.  Space is limited to 60 campers per week for Camp CRAZ and 36 campers per week for Summer Teen Scene. If not paid in full by the Monday, one week prior to the camp week, the participant will lose their deposit and spot. 

Registration Forms

To register your child for camp, fill out the registration form and parent pack. You can register in person or by phone. All participants need to have a completed Parent Pack on one week prior to the camp week you're attending.

Scheduled Payments

In order to schedule payments for camp, you need pay the first two weeks of registration in full. Scheduled payments can then be made starting on the third week. A $20 deposit toward each camp week your child plans to attend is required at the time of registration. For your convenience, we are offering automatic credit card billing for the balance of your child’s weekly camp fee. Your credit card will be billed automatically on the Monday, one week prior, to your child’s registered camp week. To set up scheduled payments, you must register in person at the Burien Community Center or over the phone at 206-988-3700. 

Camp deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable. If full fees have been paid, a refund minus the $20 deposit will be issues, if notice is received more than 10 days in advance. If notice is received less than 10 days, a 50% refund will be issued. No refunds will be issued for week-of withdrawals.

Scholarships covering 50 percent of the cost of the program are available for those campers who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Scholarship Application must be completed and approved prior to registering your child for camp.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Drop-off Time 

Parents can drop off their child between 6:30–9:00 a.m.   The child must be here no later than 9:30 AM.  Major activities and field trips start at 9:30 a.m.

Pick-up Time

Parents can pick up their child between 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Before that time campers may be on an outing.  If you need to pick up your child early, please make arrangements that morning in writing when dropping off your child.  No early pick up on field trip days.

Late Pick-up Fee

A $1.00 per minute late fee is assessed beginning at 6:00 p.m.  If you are late you will be required to sign the late fee book, acknowledging you were late.  At that time you will receive a late slip with the amount you owe. You will not be able to sign up.


Staff are NOT authorized to disperse or administer medications, including prescription medications. If your child carries an epinephrine pen for severe allergic reactions, we ask that they know how to use it by themselves and keep it in a fanny-pack or back pack at all times. This includes staff applying sunblock to your child. Parents will provide sun block in a spray application if a parent prefers that camp staff apply the sun block to their child/children. See the Medication Form in the Parent Pack.