Summer Camps

We offer physically challenging camps that allow youth to be active and explore their world by bicycle, and hone values for environmental stewardship, community engagement, leadership, social justice learning, and healthy living. All youth participants are required to complete a health and medical history form.

All summer camps start and end at the Bike Works Classrooms in Columbia City. All bicycles and supplies are provided by Bike Works. All fees are sliding-scale.


2024 Summer camps

Nature Camp 2024 (7/23-7/26) Ages 12-16

This is a 4 day riding camp for the nature enthusiast ages 12-16! Camp goes from 10am-3pm starting Tuesday, July 23rd until Friday, July 26th. Over our 4 days together, we will ride bikes to several wildlife centers, nature preserves and birding trails in the greater Seattle area, including the Seattle Audubon and the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island. Show up ready to ride and learn! This camp is intended for youth who already know how to ride a bike and feel comfortable riding in the road. We will work as a team to ride to each location for a brief educational experience and lunch before hopping back on our bikes to return to Bike Works! 

More details will be shared upon registration!

**If registration closes due to capacity, please email Rich and Tom to be placed on a waitlist**


Museum Camp 2024 (8/6-8/9) Ages 13-17

This is a riding camp for the museum enthusiast ages 13-17! Imagine four days of field trips, except instead of going to school you’re spending that time riding bikes to each museum stop! We will be riding our bikes as a team to several museums and educational centers in the greater Seattle area, including MOPOP, Museum of Flight and much more! Camp goes from Tuesday, August 6th- Friday, August 9th from 10am-3pm each day. This camp is intended for youth who already know how to ride a bike and feel comfortable riding in the road. We will work as a team to ride to each location for a brief educational experience and lunch before hopping back on our bikes to return to Bike Works! 

More details will be shared upon registration!

**If registration closes due to capacity, please email Rich and Tom to be placed on a waitlist**


BIPOC Earn-A-Bike Camp Summer 2024 (8/19-8/23) Ages 13-18

This is a 5 day mechanics camp for ages 13-18 during which youth will learn how to fix a bike and ultimately take it home once it is in working order. We will learn about bearings systems, brakes, gears and fixing flats! No prior mechanic experience is required, just a willingness to learn. This camp is from 10am-3pm starting Monday, August 19th until Friday August 23rd. This is an affinity camp intended for BIPOC youth (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color).

More details will be shared upon registration! **REGISTRATION FULL**


Note: If you have not yet filled out a 2023/24 Med Form with us, please do so here!

** PAYMENT INFO**

Bike Works strives to make programming accessible to all youth.

*At Bike Works, all of our programming is on a sliding scale cost. Through this payment structure, we are able to provide programming for anyone who is interested in bike riding and repair, no matter what they can afford to pay. We believe that it is more important than ever to be creating access and opportunities for communities disproportionately affected by institutional racism, classism, and sexism. We ask that individuals and families who are able to pay the full cost of our classes help by paying it forward for community members who cannot afford to pay full price, or at all.