Summer Sport Camps


Each year Western Washington University supports the growth and development of community youth by providing the summer sports camps.

The purpose of the summer camps offered through Campus Recreation Services is to provide the opportunity for local youth to get instruction in sports that are not offered through the varsity athletic department. The goal is to make these camps cost efficient and to provide a positive experience for participants not only within the expert instruction they will receive but also by enjoying the atmosphere of the university and other recreational opportunities provided in the Student Recreation Center.


2016 Just Try It Camp

Note: The Just Try It Camp has been postponed for 2016, but will return in the summer of 2017!

About the Camp

The Just Try It Summer Sport Camp is all about the varying interests and abilities of campers. Each half day session is devoted to learning, developing and playing a different sport. At the end of each week, campers will come together to select their two favorite sports of the week to go more in depth with, and play for a longer time.

This camp is based most importantly in discovery and fun. Our staff will be prepared to work with kids who have never touched a ball before, and those who may have been playing for years. No matter their skills level, campers will come together through joint discovery, cooperation, support, and most importantly fun and play.


General Information for Parents and Campers

Set on one of the finest university campuses in Washington state, each camper will learn about and play the following sports:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Parents must sign their camper(s) in and out each day. Free 20-minute parking permits will be provided in the confirmation email in order to make this process easier. Check in will take place at the Wade King Student Recreation Center.

Each camper should come prepared for a day of playing sports. This includes, athletic clothing and shoes, no open toed shoes or sandals, please. If the camper has their own equipment for the specific sport that day (I.e. Their own baseball mitt) they are welcome to bring it. We just ask that items brought to camp and labeled for easy pick-up time. Each camper should also come prepared with a water bottle and a snack for each day.

Other WWU Sport Camps

The WWU Varsity Athletics department offers a variety of camps and clinics for individuals and teams focusing on basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball. Click here for more information.

Note: The summer tennis camp is no longer being offered due to lack of participation.

Page Updated 04.26.2016