Spring, Summer, and Winter Camps

Spring, Summer, and Winter Camps

Greentrike camps nurture curiosity, creativity, and imagination!

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Spring — Summer — Winter

Play All Summer at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma!

We believe children are: leaders, creative, capable, compassionate, inquisitive, and authentic.  Greentrike educators nurture children, help ignite their individual sparks for learning and play, foster a strong learning community, and encourage playful explorations that honor the whole child.  Two Greentrike educators facilitate each camp class.

Greentrike Camps honor children’s curiosity, nurture creativity, and spark imagination!  Each week features a fusion of art, science, engineering, storytelling, and adventure, appealing to individual interests and building community. Camps are designed as collaborative learning experiences for toddlers ages 2-3 years old (summer only), preschoolers ages 3-5 years old, and school age learners ages 5-9 years old. 

Members of the Children’s Museums of Tacoma and JBLM receive a 10% discount. Use your member discount code provided through the Camp announcement email. 

Contact us for questions about Camps.

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Summer Camp Details

Summer Camp

  • Days: Monday – Thursday
  • Location: Children’s Museum of Tacoma, basement classrooms — 1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Preschool Camp: ages 3 – 5 years (must be toilet independent without any assistance)
  • School Age Camp: kindergarten graduates – 9 years
  • Toddler Camp: ages 2 – 3 years
  • Registration Opens: Spring 2024
  • For questions, email us at camp@greentrike.org

Please send your child to Camp each day with the following items

Families must provide a packed lunch each day. Please do not pack anything with peanuts or other tree nuts.

A morning snack will be provided each day for campers consisting of a grain, fruit, or vegetable.  Food allergies will be accommodated.  If your child will be staying past 2 p.m., families will need to provide an afternoon snack.  Our classrooms are free of peanuts and tree nuts.

Water bottles should be marked with each camper’s name and taken home each day to be washed.

It is helpful to pack more than one, comfortable face mask if it needs replacing.

Campers will have ample opportunity to explore outdoors and creativity often leads to a little mess or spills. Extra clothes and rain gear help to ensure campers stay comfortable during their day.

COVID Policies

( Updated 03.12.2022. Current policies are subject to change as new updates become available. )

Masks will be encouraged, but are no longer required, indoors and outdoors.  Program participants and staff can choose to continue to wear a mask or not wear a mask.  We acknowledge that changes with public masking can be difficult and stressful. Please have a conversation as a family to discuss your thoughts and feelings on masking and what makes your child and family feel comfortable. Greentrike staff, programs, and participating children and families will support and respect the choices of individuals.  Masks will continue to be provided for anyone who requires one.

By attending a Greentrike program, you agree that you and your child(ren) are:

  • Not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 not caused by allergies or another condition.  Symptoms include fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. Any symptoms of COVID will require a negative test to return to school.  Accepted tests include antigen PCR, administered at home, at a community testing site, or by a healthcare provider.
  • In compliance with any required isolation, detailed above, if they tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • Symptom-free from intestinal upsets, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours.

If you are in doubt about whether you or your child(ren) is well enough to attend a Greentrike program, we appreciate you erring on the side of caution and keeping your child home. 

As we have observed over the past two years, please note that these guidelines could once again change. As always, our team is grateful for your partnership and the mutual understanding and respect we hold as a community.

Any adult, child, or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate at home for at least 5 full days, regardless of vaccination status. They can resume participation in Greentrike programs on day 6 if they have:

  • No symptoms, or symptoms are improving,
  • No fever in the past 24 hours without fever-reducing medication, AND
  • Test negative with an at-home, antigen, or PCR test after day 5.  Testing after day 10 is not necessary.  If they do not test negative after day 5, they can return after day 10 from the onset of symptoms or date of positive COVID test.

Program participants and staff exposed to someone with COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine, unless they have COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of their vaccination status.  Individuals exposed to COVID-19 will need to get tested 3-5 days after exposure, regardless of vaccination status, and monitor for symptoms.  It is also encouraged that individuals wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after exposure.  If symptoms develop, individuals will need to quarantine at home and if symptom onset occurs at school, program participants and staff will be sent home immediately; a negative test will be required to return to school.  Greentrike staff will notify those who were potentially exposed within programs.  Program participants and staff exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of whether they were knowingly exposed or not, must get tested before returning to the classroom.  Any individuals who are symptomatic, but are negative for COVID-19, should consider wearing a mask while participating in our programs to reduce spreading germs to others.

As per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21.14, all teaching staff will be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. As legally required, Greentrike will reasonably accommodate the medical contraindication and religious practices of its employees.  To maintain compliance with EEOC regulations, we are unable to share the individual vaccination status of Greentrike employees.

Children and teaching staff will wash and sanitize hands thoroughly upon entering the room and then frequently throughout the day. Each child will be assigned a cubby to hold their belongings. Materials, toys, and high-touch surfaces will be sanitized daily.

By dropping your child off each day, you agree to the following:

  • Your child is not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 not caused by allergies or another condition. Symptoms include fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • No one in your household has any COVID-19-like symptoms.
  • Your child has not been in close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • Your child has not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days or awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.
  • Within the past 14 days, a public health or medical professional has not told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection.

Camps follow the CDC’s Domestic and International Travel Recommendations.  Children in our program will need to get tested 3-5 days after returning and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.