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Camp Tumtastic Summer Day Camp

Let the adventures begin as Tumwater Parks and Recreation plans for another exciting summer. Camp Tumtastic is the same great Day Camp you have come to love, but with a new name. Campers will delight in the fun of water play, crafts, reading, all things nature and field trips and a weekly party designed around each week’s theme. 

Registration is now open (as of Friday, March 29). Online registration available this year! Camp will begin on Monday, July 1 and will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Cost for the program is $160 per week plus a one-time $25 administration fee. Camp fee for Week 1 is $140. Please call (360) 754-4160 for more information. 

 Date/Dates:  Monday - Friday, July 1 - August 16
 Location:  Peter G. Schmidt Elementary, 237 Dennis Street SE, Tumwater WA 98501
 Time:  7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 Ages:  6 - 11
 Min/Max:  20/40
 Fee:  Weekly: $160, One-time $25 Administration Fee


Space is limited. One-time $25 administration fee and first week are due at the time of registration. Reserve additional weeks at registration in order to hold your child’s spot. Payments for additional weeks are due two Mondays preceding the first day of the reserved week. Automatic Payment option available. 

Day Camp Registration Form and Waivers pdf-icon-sm 

Information Packet PDF file

Sample Weekly Schedule PDF file

If your child has not attended Day Camp previously, please call the Parks and Recreation Department to be added to the email list.

 Field Trip Schedule - subject to change (See Summer Overview for details)
 Week 1 (July 1 - 5) - closed July 4!  Pioneer Farm
 Week 2 (July 8 - 12)  Wild Waves & Enchanted Village
 Week 3 (July 15 - 19)  Tacoma Rainiers Game 
 Week 4 (July 22 - 26)  Northwest Trek
 Week 5 (July 29 - Aug 2)  Great Wolf Lodge (sponsored by WSECU)
 Week 6 (Aug 5 - 9)  Westhaven State Park
 Week 7 (Aug 12 - 16)  BoomShaka & Tumwater Lanes

Counselor-in-Training – Applications due no later than Friday, May 3:

The purpose of Tumwater Parks and Recreation's Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is to provide, through practical experience and hands-on learning, the skills that are essential to become an effective camp counselor. Teens who wish to be considered for the CIT Program must complete an application and meet with the Recreation Coordinator. At Tumwater Day Camp, CITs will assist counselors as well as other staff members in providing a caring atmosphere and exciting experience for the day camp participants. Camp is always looking to identify future staff prospects and this is a great way to be noticed for possible future employment.  

Cost for the program is $85 per week and a one-time $25 administration fee.  Please call to request an application packet or for more details. Applications will be available beginning Friday, March 29. No applications will be accepted after May 3.

Registration Location and Contact Information:

Online registration now available. In-person registrations also accepted at Tumwater Parks & Recreation (within Tumwater City Hall), 555 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater WA 98501. Registrations may be submitted by fax to (360) 754-4166. Any questions may be directed to (360) 754-4160.