Summer Camp

LASER Summer Camp

Update for Summer Camp 2021 - May 24, 2021

We are excited to offer a fun and safe summer camp this year. LASER Summer Camp will run from Wednesday, June 23rd to Wednesday, August 25th from 8 am to 5 pm at Bryant elementary school (Our Laurelhurst location will not be open for summer camp).

All children 5 to 12 years old may attend LASER summer camp. Registration is by week only; we are not able to accommodate part-time or drop-in schedules. Camp is $325 per week, unless otherwise noted.

Please click HERE for more details about the LASER safety guidelines and protocols and HERE for our registration and cancellation policies.


2021 Summer Camp Schedule

A typical schedule for summer camp is as follows:

8:00–8:30

Open/Free play/ Enrichment activities

8:30–9:00

Morning snack

9:15–10:30

Enrichment activities/Small group activities

10:30–11:15

Morning meeting/Icebreaker Games

11:30–12:15

Lunch

12:15–1:30

Enrichment Activities (Physical Activity, Arts & Craft & Reading)

1:30–3:00

Free time (Indoor or Outdoor)

3:00–3:30

After-school Snack

3:30–5:00

Late Afternoon Enrichment Activities


COVID Guidelines

In order to create the safest environment possible for LASER staff and students, we will follow strict guidelines. By attending camp, you are agreeing to the LASER guidelines and protocols.

Below are some key guidelines. For a list of complete guidelines, please click HERE

  • All staff and children are required to wear masks or cloth face coverings in indoor and outdoor spaces. In keeping with the CDC, we recommend double masks.  Exceptions to the mask mandate:
  • Those with a disability that prevents them from comfortably wearing or removing a face covering.
  • Those with certain respiratory conditions or trouble breathing. 
  • Those advised by a medical, legal, or behavioral health professional that wearing.      
  • Those who are deaf or hard of hearing and use facial and mouth movements as part of communication. 
  • Those advised by a medical, legal, or behavioral health professional that wearing a face covering may pose a risk to that person.
  • All staff and children will have regular health checks (bodily temperature and respiratory symptom screening) upon arrival to the site. Checks will be given during the program if children/staff are experiencing fever or any symptoms related to COVID-19. This information will be documented on a daily basis.
  • If staff or children are running a fever of 100° F [37.8° C] or greater, have a cough, and/or difficulty breathing, or other COVID-10 symptoms, they will be sent home and told to contact their healthcare provider. They cannot return to site for at least 7 days after symptom onset AND 3 days (72 hours) being free of symptoms (without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines, e.g. cough suppressants).
  • Social distancing requirements (described as keeping at least 6 feet away from others), will be implemented at all times and during all activities, meetings, etc. The foreseeable exception is when staff are conducting the thermometer check. If there is an emergency situation where a staff needs to be in a close proximity with a student, e.g. students running away, students bleeding, etc., the Site Director can make an exemption to this rule for the safety of the students.
  • Parents are not allowed in the rooms for drop off and pick up. They need to stay outside of the building and notify staff of their arrival by ringing the bell or knocking on the door. The drop off/pick up sheet will be signed by a LASER Counselor. Due to the Washington state mandate, we ask that parents and guardians wear a mask or face covering when picking up or dropping off their children.
  • No visitors are allowed in the rooms during LASER operation times.
  • In the event there is a confirmed COVID-19 case among staff or children, LASER will contact the CDC or state and local health department immediately. LASER will inform employees and parents about the confirmed case, without disclosing the name of the infected and without disclosing confidential medical information of the infected. All people who closely interacted with the infected will be asked to contact their healthcare provider, stay home for 14 days, complete a COVID-19 test, if possible. Based on the situation, LASER might consider closing temporarily. LASER will wait as long as practical (preferably up to 24 hours) before beginning cleaning and disinfecting areas used by the person infected with COVID-19. This will help reduce the potential for exposure to respiratory droplets. 


What To Bring

For summer camp, your child should bring a backpack with:

  • Nutritious, nut-free sack lunch that does not require refrigeration or heating
  • Good walking shoes (flip flops may be worn as secondary footwear only)
  • Water bottle
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat (sunscreen is required only if your child is not using LASER’s complementary sunscreen)

Please note that LASER is a nut-free program. If you pack a lunch that includes nuts, your child is not able to eat it at LASER. We will keep the lunch you provided in our kitchen and give back to you at pick up time. We will provide a lunch for free if it’s the first time, and we charge $15 if repeated. If you forget to pack lunch for your child, we charge $15 to provide lunch.

Our Summer Camp Policies

Before registering, please note that we have changed our registration and cancellation policies.

In order to reduce the large number of late cancellations we've experienced in previous years and enable us to accommodate more families in our community who need summer childcare, we have implemented a few changes in our cancellation policies:

  • At the time of registration, regardless of how many weeks of camp you select, you will need to pay a total of $105 per child to hold your spot for the desired weeks of camp. This non-refundable payment includes $100 registration fee and $5 online application fee.
  • This $100 fee will be applied to your summer tuition costs and/or new student registration fee ($25/week for up to a maximum of $100 for all new students or those that have not reached the $100 threshold). In the event of a withdrawal from summer camp, this $105 payment will be forfeited.
  • After you register for camp, you will be invoiced separately for 50% of the total cost of the camp, for the total number of weeks you select. Payment for the 50% summer camp cost is due within one week of registration.  Payment plans are available.  Please contact us for more information on setting up a payment plan.
  • Cancellation requests must be submitted 4 weeks prior to the start of the camp week. There will be no refund if cancellation happens within 4 weeks.
  • Each week of camp has a $25 non-refundable registration fee. This fee is included in the cost of the week; but in the event of cancellation (even if it is prior to the four-week deadline), you will be responsible for the non-refundable $25/camp week.  Your initial $105 payment will be applied to the cancellation fees, but no portion of the $105 payment will be refunded.
  • A late registration fee of $25 will be added to any registrations received after the Thursday prior to  the desired camp week.
  • Update for Summer 2021: Out-of-State Travel Quarantine:
    • LASER abides by CDC guidelines with regards to out-of-state travelling families and staff.  LASER policy will update as any CDC guidance is updated. Currently, as of March 2021, the CDC advises:
      • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
      • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
      • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
      • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
    • Please do not register for any summer camp weeks that will fall the during the advised self-quarantine periods after out-of-state travel. 


Please see below for our 2021 Summer Camp flyer with weekly themes.

Other Forms

The Department of Health requires one of the following sunscreen forms to be completed for each student. 

If you are okay with Banana Boat SPF 50+ for Kids being applied to your child, please fill out the Program-Provided Sunscreen form.

If you would prefer an alternative sunscreen that you provide, please fill out the Sunscreen from Home form.

If your child has any allergies or medication that will need to be kept at LASER for routine use or in case of emergency,we will need the following forms completed per medication. 

Once your child starts at LASER, we will need the medication in a zip-lock bag with your child's name on it.