Ages 11 - 14

Ready for adventure?

Each week Samena vans take a daily trip headed for excitement. Teens and tweens will flex their independence, give input on activities & schedules, and have a bit of a say in where we steer these vans. With trips exploring the area, pit stops, and a special treat each week, let’s hit the road… Destination: Fun!

Rebecca Luke, Children’s Program Director –

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Weekly Themes & Pricing

Weekly, Monday – Friday: 9:00am–4:00pm

Extended care available in the morning starting at 7:00am or after camp until 6:15pm on a weekly basis

Registration & Cancellation Policies

Week 1: June 24 – 28 – Yaaah-hoo-hoo-hooey!
Get ready to start the summer right with a healthy heap of excitement! Take a leap of faith off Eagle Falls, practice your flips off the diving board, and train your triple jump on trampolines. This week is about upping your adrenaline and jumping off things, just be prepared to scream Yaaah-hoo-hoo-hoo-hooey!!!

Week 2: July 1 – 5 – Great Outdoors!
Strap up your hiking boots and adjust your pack, this week we will be exploring the beautiful nature of the Pacific Northwest. A beach trip, a walk through the forest and a hike up a mountain are all exciting ways we are going to explore… the Great Outdoors! (4-day option for July 1–3 & 5 available)

Week 3: July 8 – 12- Take Aim
Ready! Aim! Fun! Steady your hand and hold your breath as we take aim at an exciting week of accuracy. From the old school game of corn hole to classic dodge ball, and finally to the future with some laser tag.

Week 4: July 15 – 19 – Go with the Flow
Hike up a mountain to see the start of a creek. Visit the marshlands where the water sits. End your journey at the Sound waving goodbye to the water you met along the way. Follow where the water flows from tide pools to marshes, from rivers to oceans, discovering aquatic creatures and the waterways they call home as you go with the flow.

Week 5: July 22 – 26 – Van Go
What makes art? Is it the vision of the artist? The time they invest? How much fun they have? This week you get to decide as we visit art museums, cool galleries, and funky environmental installations, and take some time to create our own art projects.

Week 6: July 29 – August 2 – Wet and Wild
What is summer about more than beating the heat with some water fun? This week we will be chilling at the beach and other local watering holes. But don’t think this week will be just lounging around, we will also have a water balloon fight and a trip to Wild Waves.

Week 7: August 5 – 9 – Go for Gold
Go for glory this week as you take part in a series of competitions, from archery to ultimate frisbee. You will compete both as an individual and with a team as you try to earn points. Embrace the spirit of competition as you GO FOR GOLD!

Week 8: August 12 – 16 – Get Out!
Wait—did that door lock behind us? Be prepared to solve puzzles and find clues as we practice our investigative and problem-solving skills this week. We will be going to an escape room and making our own to test our friends to see if they can Get Out!

Week 9: August 19 – 23 – Cook Off
Prep your knives and bring that water to a boil as we plan a menu, buy some ingredients, and taste your cooking creations this week. Have a cookout in the park, roast some marshmallows, and bake some tasty treats. Bring your own chef’s hat!

Week 10: August 26 – 30 – H2O Yeah! Vanapalooza Edition
Come join us as we close out summer with a week of watery fun! We will take a trip to the beach, visit Eagle Falls and head to Wild Waves. With water fights and swimming at Samena, this will surely be a wet and wild week.

Pricing per week

Samena Members


Extended Care:
AM Care starting at 7:00am – $100
PM Care until 6:15pm – $105
AM & PM Care – $187

Samena Program Members

$625 + $100 summer registration fee

Extended Care:
AM Care starting at 7:00am – $120
PM Care until 6:15pm – $132
AM & PM Care – $228

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes this camp different?

This camp caters specifically to teens & tweens! At this stage in life, older campers are looking for a little bit of autonomy and independence, and most of all a good time. Our goal is to offer this while providing a safe environment and a little bit of structure. Each week, campers have opportunities to vote on activities, treats and pit stops.  

What does my child need to bring to camp?

  • Tennis shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Lunch, snack (No nuts/nut butters/nut products), and a refillable water bottle. 
  • Swim suit and towel.
  • Sunscreen.
    • Hats, sunglasses, and UV rash guard/swim shirts are great options for campers who are sensitive to sun.
  • Campers may enjoy snacks, souvenirs, or treats at our daily pit-stops, so packing spending money is optional, but encouraged.
  • A backpack large enough to carry all of their items.

What do campers do if/when there is downtime?

Our Camp Counselors do their best to engage Campers during downtime. They bring active game gear, card decks, board games, and plan group games to get campers involved. However,  if your child is not interested and does not want to participate, we will not make them. Not all Campers participate in every activity, and that is ok. We offer a little bit of something for everyone.

What if my child needs to take medicine during camp?

No problem! Once we send out invites to our forms & attendance platform in early June, just fill out the Child Care Medication Authorization Form and upload it to your child’s ProCare profile or email directly to Please bring medication in a zip-loc bag and make sure the medication is clearly labeled with the child’s name, medication name and administration instructions (dosage and time).

What are your registration, cancellation, and transfer policies?


  • Parents can put down a non-refundable $50 deposit to reserve each camp week for each camper, or payment in full can be made at the time of enrollment.
  • Deposits and registration fees are non-refundable/non-creditable. A credit card saved on file to your Samena account is required in order to put down deposits to hold your camper’s spot.
  • Balances are due 2 weeks before the camp week’s start date & will be paid automatically with your card on file.
  • Cancellations must be requested at least 2 weeks before the camp week’s start date, via our cancel request form. If the cancellation request is submitted in time and you have paid for that week in full already, you will receive a credit/refund for the amount less the $50 deposit.
  • Prior to Sunday, May 26, 2024, deposits may be transferred to a new camp week (for the same camper, within the same camp) based on availability.  As of Monday, May 27, and any day forward, deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Any transfer requests must be made in writing by email to

Click here for full details – Policies must be accepted/signed during the registration process.

How will I sign my camper in and out each day?

All campers under 13 years old must be signed in and out each day by their parent or an authorized adult.  Campers 13 & above may be given prior parent permission to sign themselves out if desired. We do offer extended care to Vanapalooza, they will join the before and/or after care with the Day Campers.

You will receive an invitation to our attendance and communication platform (Procare) in early June, prior to the start of summer. The platform will provide the parent with a secure PIN to be used on our parent kiosk in order to sign your camper in and out each day. 

Please pick-up your child promptly. Regular camp day ends at 4:00pm and extended care ends at 6:15pm. A $25.00 fee is charged for each 10-minute increment that you are late. 

Can my child just hang out at the Club after camp?

If your child is 13 or older, you may give permission for your child to sign themselves out of camp and use the Samena facility if they are Samena Club Members.

What if we have to be late – Can my child still come to camp that day?

Vanapalooza will usually be on their way to their off-site adventures by 9:30am, so coming late can be difficult. Please let the counselors know ahead of time if possible, and most often, this will mean driving your camper to meet the rest of the group at their destination (schedule will be sent on the first day).

Is my camper allowed to bring cell phones or electronics?

While campers are allowed to bring their cell phones in case of emergency, we ask that you speak with them about limiting usage or keeping in their bag while they’re at camp.

How do I turn in the emergency medical information and waiver packet for my camper?

This year, Samena Camps are using a new forms & attendance platform called Procare. In early June, all campers will be emailed an invitation to create a profile linked to our camps. This will include all the forms and documents needed before you child may attend camp.

What is your policy if my child hits, kicks, or inappropriately touches another child or staff member?

We understand that children are still learning, however we do have a no-tolerance policy when it comes to violence, inappropriate touch and/or language. We make it a point to explain rules on the first day of camp so everyone can know what to expect and be set up for success. Additionally, our counselors are trained to use de-escalation strategies and communication to help children work through issues or frustrations appropriately. When that doesn’t work, our Lead Counselors, Camp Coordinator, and/or Camp Director are always accessible to step in and assist. If the above steps are not successful, you may be asked to pick up your child early. Please see our Code of Conduct for more specifics.