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 and afternoon classes in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) realm.

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 immerse themselves in new topics each week.  


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.

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. 

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 Roosevelt light rail station. Families may sign up for bus service during registration. The cost is $75/week, and financial aid is available.



Tel: 206-440-2700

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Field sports activity

Campers signed up for the Sports Activity will have a chance to improve fitness, enjoy the outdoors, learn new skills, practice teamwork, and have fun! This class may include such activities such as soccer, spike ball, yoga, softball, flag football, and games from around the world.

The ILC field sports activity is not designed to be a competitive sports camp experience — the focus is on fitness and fun!