An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Investigative Learning Camp

A STEAM-focused camp for students from any school entering grades 5-8.

Exploration and play lead to serious learning at Lakeside's Investigative Learning Camp. Students from any school entering grades 5-8 enjoy morning academic classes in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) realm, followed by fun and engaging afternoon activities.

Campers are taught by dynamic and fun middle-school teachers, and supported by a diverse group of camp counselors who share campers’ passion for learning.

Students can register for one or two sessions. Each session lasts two weeks, and campers select a morning class and an afternoon activity for each week of camp. 


Session I (7/5 - 7/15): $936 (Prorated by one day; in observance of the July 4th holiday, there will be no camp on Monday, July 4th.)
Session II (7/18 - 7/29): $1,040 

Financial aid is available. Learn more in this FAQ.

Vaccinations are required for all Investigative Learning Camp students for summer 2022, unless a health or religious exemption has been granted. A third dose (or booster shot) is also required for all eligible students. To learn more, please visit our Health and Safety Expectations for Summer School Programs Families page.

Snacks, camp t-shirts, and camp water bottles are provided. Students should bring their own lunches.

Important dates for 2022

Monday, Feb. 14 at 8 a.m.: Registration opens for current Lakeside students, Downtown School students, and children of alumni.

Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m.: Registration opens to the public. "Register Now" button will be posted on this webpage.

Wednesday, June 1 at 5 p.m.: Registration closes

Financial aid: The program awards financial assistance according to demonstrated family need on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more in the above FAQ.

Bus Service: We will offer one bus route (Bus 992) this summer through Metro. Students taking this custom bus will be issued Orca cards for the duration of their program. The summer route will pick up students from several hubs on the East side, and additionally it will stop at Northgate light rail station. Families may sign up for bus service during the registration process. The cost is $75/week, and financial aid is available.

Aftercare: We offer Aftercare from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day of camp, at a cost of $20/day. Financial aid is available. Families may sign up for Aftercare as part of the registration process. 



Tel: 206-440-2700

First Session (July 5-15) Morning Classes

Please note that some classes will be offered certain weeks but not others. Classes are first come, first served, so register early for your first choice classes.


First Session (July 5-15) Afternoon Activities

Second Session (July 18-29) Morning Classes

Second Session (July 18-29) Afternoon Activities