Summer Sports Camps

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Tumwater Tennis Academy

Join the fun this summer at the most popular youth sports camp in town: Tumwater Tennis Academy. This camp provides a fun and instructional tennis experience for players of all ability levels. Instructor Greg Bert, USPTA Certified Developmental Tennis Coach & IFPA Certified Tennis Conditioning Specialist, uses the U.S.T.A. games-based approach to teaching. Participants may register for one or more sessions and are grouped according to experience and ability level. Wear non-marking athletic shoes; bring a racket, full water bottle, and sunscreen. Limited number of loaner rackets available upon request. One academy T-shirt will be given to each participant.   

Register online beginning Friday, May 24. Call (360) 754-4160 for more details or regarding in-person / by mail registrations.

For all sessions:
Ages: Fall grades 1-10
Times: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Black Hills High School Tennis Courts
Fees: $55 for Session I; $65 for Session II or III. Includes one academy T-shirt for the summer camp series
Session 1 Wednesday - Saturday, June 26 - 29 (4 days, $55)
Session 2 Monday - Friday, July 8 - 12
Session 3 Monday - Friday, August 5 - 9

Participants may register for one or more sessions 

High School Tennis Readiness Camp

Are you planning to play tennis this fall or next spring 2020? Do you want to play, but don’t know how? Well, this camp is for you. We will get you “up to speed” on all things tennis to prepare you for high school tennis at Black Hills or Tumwater High. The camp is taught by Greg Bert, award winning Physical Education teacher, author, Girls Tennis Coach and former Boys Tennis Coach at Black Hills High School. Participants will work on groundstrokes, serving, volleying, and score keeping. Camp is open to all students who will be attending high school this upcoming fall (2019).

 Dates:  Monday - Friday, August 12 - 16
 Ages:  Fall grades 9 - 12
 Times:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 Location:  Black Hills High School Tennis Courts
 Fee:  $50

Register online with Tumwater Parks & Recreation or download the registration form below for in-person / by mail registrations.

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Challenger International Soccer Camps

Challenger's highly-spirited summer soccer camps are returning to Tumwater’s Pioneer Park, July 15-19. Challenger Sports, the leading soccer camp company in North America, is combining the most popular elements of their two existing camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil, integrating them into a collection of the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams around the world.

The new Challenger International Soccer Camp reflects the truly global nature of the sport today and provides young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences to help them develop a well-rounded skill set. Challenger has taken the best coaching methodologies and practices from England, Brazil, Spain, France, and the U.S. – and have woven them together for a multi-faceted on and off-field coaching experience.

Each camp program includes:

  • International Soccer Ball
  • International Soccer T-Shirt
  • Camper Evaluation/Camp Poster
  • 20 FREE iChallenge Skills and FREE virtual coaching
  • End of camp highlight video
  • FREE International Soccer Jersey (register early online by June 15) 
Register online through Challenger Sports (
 Days:  Monday - Friday
 Dates:  July 15 - 19
 Location:  Pioneer Park, 5801 Henderson Blvd
 Times:  9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 Ages:  6 - 14
 Fee: $159 through July 5; $169 July 6 and beyond


Golden Goal Camp (Available only to Half Day Camp registrants)

Looking for an additional 2-hour session of non-stop action, fun soccer competitions and scrimmages for your child who is enrolled in the Half Day Camp?  The Golden Goal Camp runs Monday through Thursday (does not include additional ball and shirt). Campers are encouraged to bring a lunch for the break between camps.  Coaches will remain on site from 12:15pm to 1:00pm to supervise the group lunch break and then it’s on to another two hours of action-packed soccer for your athlete. 

 Days:  Monday - Thursday
 Dates:  July 15 - 18
 Location:  Pioneer Park, 5801 Henderson Blvd.
 Times:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 Ages:  6 - 14
 Fee: $62; register online: 


 TinyTykes Camp

A fun introduction to soccer influenced by the very popular year-round TinyTykes curriculum. Includes games, activities, and adventures to introduce and develop coordination, balance, running, stopping, turning, kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching

Days: Monday - Friday
Dates: July 15 - 19
Location: Pioneer Park, 5801 Henderson Blvd.
Times:  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Ages: 3 - 5
Fee: $134 through July 5; $144 July 6 and beyond


Sounders FC Soccer Camps

Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders FC is hosting a soccer camp for all skill levels at Tumwater’s Pioneer Park this summer: July 29 - August 2.  Register online directly through Sounders FC:

Campers will receive:

  • One ticket to a Sounders FC match
  • Sounders FC soccer ball
  • Sounders FC camp jersey
  • Progressive curriculum created by Sounders FC Academy Staff
  • Opportunity to meet Sounders FC players and receive autographs
  • Camp giveaways

Emergence Camp

Introduces beginning soccer players ages 3 - 5 to the game. Coaches will incorporate movement education, introductory technical exercises, and exploration games with an emphasis on fun. Camps are offered in a comfortable environment in order to set young players’ soccer career in motion. 

 Days:  Monday - Friday
 Dates:  July 29 - August 2
 Time:  9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Location:  Pioneer Park
 Ages:  3 - 5
 Fee:  $190; Register online through Sounders FC:

Half Day Camp

For recreational to intermediate players ages 5-15. Each camp day, coaches will provide situations and exercises that relate to a different fundamental part of the game. Campers will be encouraged to develop their technical and tactical ability in an age and developmentally-appropriate environment. All sessions and activities will be held in a fun and energetic atmosphere.

Days: Monday - Friday
Dates: July 29 - August 2
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Pioneer Park
Ages: 5 - 15
Fee: $200; Register online through Sounders FC:

Full Day Camp

For recreational to intermediate players ages 6-15. Each camp day, campers will be exposed to a different set of technical and tactical focuses. Coaches will work with players to develop their technical ability as well as discover a better understanding of the game in a fun and energetic environment. Campers will have a lunch break at noon, and then continue with developmental gameplay in the afternoon.

Days: Monday - Friday
Dates: July 29 - August 2
Location: Pioneer Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.(Mon - Thurs); 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Friday)
Ages: 6 - 15
Fee: $285; Register online through Sounders FC:

Advanced Technical Camp

This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced players seeking a competitive and focused training environment. Sessions are designed to push players to improve mentally, technically and tactically.  Players will be exposed to a variety of technical and tactical topics in a setting which encourages technical discovery and mastery. 

Days: Monday - Friday
Dates: July 29 - August 2
Location: Pioneer Park
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 10 - 16
Fee: $305; Register online through Sounders FC: