Camp PlayOUT at Linwood Park

Due to COVID-19 we have paused registration. We will restart as soon as possible. 

Camp Roots has a new sibling! We are proud to announce the arrival of Camp PlayOUT in Kenmore!


ComeOUT and play with us at Linwood park! This beautiful park includes 1.4 acres of open play space, a forested area, a big field for games, trees for shade, and a playground. It is the perfect place to spend a summer day!


PlayOUT the stories from your imagination. There is plenty of time for free play! 

SeekOUT friendships and try new things!  


HelpOUT steward the earth. Be one of nature’s helpers!


LearnOUT life and leadership skills!


Our campers play a lot, learn a lot, and make lasting connections. 


Camp PlayOUT. What FUN feels like! 

Monday -- Friday 9 am -- 4 pm

Wrap-around Care

7:30 -- 9 am and 4 -- 5 pm

Spots Available

45 children/session

Ages 5--11 (Grades K5)


10 staff members (4 teachers and 6 Junior Naturalists) to engage and care for 45 children.

Is Your Child Ready For Camp?

Our readiness checklist

Junior Naturalists

Camp PlayOUT is free for Junior Naturalists ages 12--17. Six Junior Naturalist spaces are available each week. To learn more and apply, please visit the Summer Junior Naturalists page


Tuition Assistance

In addition to reduced tuition, payment plans and tuition assistance are available for income-qualifying families.


Full tuition: $225/session

Income-qualifying families: $125/session*

Cost Includes

Wrap-around care and a t-shirt.

We are currently working toward offering Free Lunch for every camper to be provided by the Summer Food Service Program.


Full tuition for all six weeks: $1,200 (Save $150)**

Income-qualifying families for all six weeks: $600 (Save $150)**

A 10% sibling discount will be applied after the first (full price) child's tuition


$40 deposit per session

$20 deposit for income-qualifying families per session


The deposit is credited toward your balance at the time payment is due in full. The deposit is 100% refundable during the month of March, April, and May. The deposit is not refundable beginning June 1st and beyond.  


COVID-19- If you need to cancel or we need to cancel any or all of our summer sessions before our summer camp session begins on July 6th for your own health or the recommendations from public health, all tuition will be refunded including your deposit. 

*Income-qualifying families are those that qualify for the 2019--2020 Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Proof of qualification is required.

**The discount for all six weeks will be applied by our staff after registration is completed and will come in the form of a refund. 

Camp PlayOUT is excited to offer 6 sessions during the summer of 2020!

Themes will be explored daily through hands-on immersive learning stations and story time during lunch.

Summer Session 1: July 6--July 10. Junior Naturalist: Enrich your child’s natural curiosity and encourage physical activity in the outdoors through this hands-on environmental awareness experience. Campers will explore a variety of topics relating to the natural world each day and gain an understanding of their important role in helping to protect it. Each camper will have the opportunity to earn a Junior Naturalist Certificate.


Summer Session 2: July 13--July 17. Maker's Space: Let your imagination guide you as you make inventive creations. This week we will encourage tinkering, play, and open-ended exploration with a variety of projects and materials.


Summer Session 3: July 20--July 24. Life Skills: This week is all about learning a variety of useful life skills. Campers will learn ways to stay safe when they are home alone, principles of outdoor survival including shelter building and fire making, what to do if you are lost, basic first-aid/CPR, and self defense. Each camper will have the opportunity to earn a Life Skills Certificate.


Summer Session 4: July 27--July 31. Storytellers: Join in on the fun as we explore many ways to share and be part of a story. Our days will be filled with plays, poetry, projects, and games that will foster each camper's storytelling skills.


Summer Session 5: August 3--August 7. Let's Play: From field games to board games, this week is all about playing games! Campers will have the opportunity to flex relationship building skills while playing a variety of team sports. Each camper will have the opportunity to earn a TrueSport Certificate for learning and practicing teamwork and sportsmanship.

Summer Session 6: August 10--August 14. Art Outside: This week campers will explore color, shape, and texture as they create art in and from nature. We will play with different art concepts and techniques, closely observe the beauty of the world around us, and use natural materials to create both permanent and ephemeral art works.


Campers will be assigned teams on Mondays. They will meet with their teams at transitional times throughout each camp day. Each morning, campers will explore the weekly themes and our touchstones of mindfulness, stewardship, and connection with their teams through yoga, group games, and activities. There will be ample free time each day for children to play, explore, craft, and build new friendships. Every week on Fun Friday we reserve our afternoons for games, face painting, and music. We will break each day for lunch at 12 noon. Snacks will be available around 10 am and 2:30 pm.

Daily Schedule

7:30--9 am: Wrap-around Care (free choice)

9 am: Campers arrive, free choice

9:30 am: Whole camp meeting

9:45 am: Divide into teams for name games, a team building activity, and review of the day’s schedule

10:00 am: Snack

10:30 am: Theme Stations/Free Choice

12:00 noon: Wash up for lunch by team

12:15 pm: Lunch/Storytime

12:45 pm: Theme Stations/Free Choice

2:30 pm: Snack

2:45 pm: Theme Stations/Free Choice

3:30 pm: Whole Camp Meeting including team roll call, cheers/songs, and announcements

3:45 pm: All campers in teams with backpacks, ready for pick up (circle games)

4:00 pm: Pick up

4:00--5:00 pm: Wrap-around Care (free choice) and take down

Camper Checklist

  • Nourishing food and water.

  • Backpack.

  • Snacks.

  • Water/reusable water bottle.

  • Bathing Suit for water play days.

  • Towel.

  • Sneakers/sandals.

  • Jacket or sweatshirt for cooler days.

  • Please label all personal belongings.

  • No electronic items are necessary at camp. 

  • Camp PlayOUT is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

  • Camp PlayOUT is a very active camp no matter the location or weather. We are at camp to play and socialize outside in all weather, including rain, hot temperatures, and everything in between.

  • Campers are expected to participate as they are able throughout the day and to come home tired and dirty, but with a smile.

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