Bricks 4 Kidz® camps are a fresh and fun way for kids ages 5-14 to spend their summer! Guided by our experienced teachers and built around exciting themes like Amusement Parks, Space and Robotics, children will enjoy using specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors to construct a variety of Bricks 4 Kidz models, as well as artistic mosaics, crafts, and open creative builds. Our camps keep the pace fast and the action going to engage kids’ minds, stimulate their creativity, inspire innovation and have plenty of LEGO fun! Bricks 4 Kidz staff are screened and trained to provide friendly, qualified guidance for your children.
All camps are for ages 5-12 except EV3 Robotics and BrickFilm Maker which are for ages 9-14.
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Summer 2017 registration is now closed. Summer 2018 will be open at the end of march. Get on our mailing list to be notified.
- TACOMA – exclusively with Metro Parks Tacoma at STAR Center (East Tacoma), Titlow Park Lodge (West Tacoma), Center at Norpoint (Northeast Tacoma)
- GRAHAM – with Pierce County Parks & Recreation at Frontier Park
- FEDERAL WAY – with Federal Way Parks & Recreation at Dumas Bay Centre
- THURSTON COUNTY – For the Olympia, Lacey, DuPont area visit the Bricks 4 Kidz South Sound website
Extended / All Day Options
Hey, we are working parents too so we know that sometimes you need coverage for the whole day. We hear you! Our specialty camps are half-day but most of them can be extended to all day with either or both of these options:
- 9am-4pm MOST LEGO FUN. Enroll in both our morning and afternoon camp at the same location (where available). It’s twice the LEGO loving fun! We’ll supervise the creative building lunch hour for FREE. See the camp listing for the cross links.
- 7am-6pm BEST VALUE. Enroll in the Metro Parks Tacoma day camp discounted add-on at the same location (where available). We’ll handle transferring your child to and/or from the day camp where they will participate in outdoor activities. These camps are eligible.
Partial Week Options (Last Week of School)
School ends in the middle of the week? No problem! The snow days wreaked havoc with the schedule so most schools end on a partial week. Therefore, your child can join us for the rest of the week and your fee will be prorated when you register for the camps running that week at a Metro Parks Tacoma facility. Simply choose your desired camp(s) and register by phone at (253) 305-1022.
Based on financial need, scholarships are available for all of our camps at Metro Parks Tacoma facilities. You must apply for financial scholarships at least five days prior to the start of the camp. MPT customer service staff can help walk you through the process, just call them at (253) 305-1022.
The Tacoma Narrows may not be the Caribbean, but there be pirate’s here! Using LEGO® Bricks, help Captain Sparrow build a motorized pirate ship, a capstan, a helm and an anchor, as we batten down the hatches and prepare for mutiny. Protect the hands on deck by building a launching trebuchet. Beware me mateys, if it’s too late, you must abandon ship and build a rowboat to escape. Anchors aweigh!
NEW!!! Bat League: Heroes & Villains
Enter the dark city where a dangerous jokester and other evil villains wreak havoc. Thankfully there is a bat hero who comes out each night to fight against these evil-doers! The good guys will ride into action as campers build motorized models of the bat hero’s speedy vehicle and cat girl’s sleek motorcycle using LEGO® Bricks and Motors. But keep the bat light searching for the evil jokester’s motorized low rider vehicle cruising through the city streets as well. Send the bat hero swinging on his grappling hook from one skyscraper to the next as he fights crime with his trusty side-kick. Campers will improve their mosaic, Technic, and basic brick building skills and crime-fighting passion in this thrilling camp of bat heroes and villains!
NEW!!! Brick City Engineers
Let’s build a CITY! There are many different types of engineering jobs, and building is one of the most fun! What would a city be without the architects and engineers who come up with the ideas, plans and building skills to make it all come together? Campers will put their engineering and architecture skills to work as they build city themed models using LEGO® Bricks. The sky’s the limit when campers are challenged to use their own ideas and skills to build a skyscraper taller than their heads! They’ll have a blast using custom-built motorized cars to move the people of the city all around town – brick by brick! What an accomplishment to be able to proudly exclaim “We built this BRICK City!”
Light, cameras, LEGO® action! Use LEGO bricks to tell YOUR story, complete with music, special effects and all your favorite LEGO mini- figure characters! In this unique and creative camp, students will plan, script, stage, shoot, and produce their own mini-movie using Stop Motion Animation. Working as a team, students will use LEGO components to build the set and props, then shoot their movie using a camera. Teams will use movie-making software to add special effects, titles, credits and more. When the movie is complete, campers will impress friends and family with a screening party on the last day of camp. Don’t miss your chance to be a movie producer!
Bricktastic Builder – Inspired by LEGO Dimensions
Every day we’ll build a variety of amazing motorized models, basic brick models, mosaics, crafts and more from the mashup world of LEGO® Dimensions™! Build the Batmobile, Harley Quinn, Sonic the Hedgehog, Doc Brown’s time travelling DeLorean, Harry Potter’s Quidditch match, a walking brontosaurus, Chima Speedorz, Ninjago spinners, Legolas’ bow, and more. With a flexible schedule – sign up for morning, afternoon, or all day – this fast-paced camp keeps minds and hands fully engaged in a fun, social environment led by Bricks 4 Kidz instructors. It’s Bricktastic!
Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by computer programming their commands and downloading them into the intelligent brick. Test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, building a robot that draws, or a creating a mouse trap. Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at best!
“Galaxy Far Away” Space Camp – Inspired by LEGO Star Wars
Go rogue and awaken the force of building as you create historic space program vehicles and fantasy galactic fighters. Join us on an adventurous journey through space. We’ll build NASA’s Redstone Rocket and Gemini Capsule brick models as well as motorized models that represent your favorite space movie’s characters and spacecraft such as Yoda, an X-wing Fighter, and the Death Star. Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away!
Junior Robotics: New WIRLESS Bots!
Now using the new WEDO 2.0 wireless Bluetooth technology, you can turn your next motorized LEGO® creation into a robot programmed to do exactly what you tell it to do! Young builders can now create untethered robots such as zooming vehicles, walking animals, and spinning contraptions using drag-and-drop icon-based software to control them. This fun, action-packed week combines real-life skills with real-kid fun!
Jurassic Brick Land
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Put on your hiking boots and camouflage…you’re about to enter Jurassic Brick Land! Campers will build a world that comes to life with gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T.Rex, and more. We’ll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period, and other extinct, prehistoric animals that roamed the earth and swam the seas during that era and millions of years later. Show us your building skills using our specialized project kits! Come learn, build and play at Jurassic Brick Land camp!
Mining & Crafting
Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens. Experience the world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks in this fun camp. Kids will start by crafting their shelters and some of the mobs, critters and tools using LEGO® bricks. Students will face new challenges each day, building models and crafting key elements from the popular Minecraft game. Mining & Crafting: Building in the World of Minecraft and Mining & Crafting: Revenge of the Mobs are each stand-alone camps but have different mob figures, mosaics and custom models. So join us for either – or both!
Pocket Brick Monsters: Building in the World of Pokémon
Get ready for an adventure in the world of Pokémon®! Improve your accuracy and power as you learn new moves and use special abilities. Tap into your inner engineer as we build Dratini, Pikachu, Poké Balls, and more using LEGO® Bricks and Motors. Take advantage of the Pokémon GO Poké Stop at Titlow Park or bring your own Pokémon trading cards if you wish to play and trade at the end of each day. Do you have what it takes to become a Pokémon Master?
NEW!!! Trains, Planes & Cars: Engineering in Motion
Making it move is the name of the game at this exciting camp! Kids will build motorized cars, trucks, dragsters, trains, planes, and more. Then rev up the excitement with LEGO® wireless remote controls. As they enjoy the fun of building, campers will understand the basic working principles of the vehicles that are part of our everyday lives. Campers will also experiment with speed, torque, acceleration and force. Put the pedal to the metal!
NEW!!! Wizard World: Harry’s Amusement Park
Spend time visiting the Wizard World by building your favorite wizard and his magical owl! Bring the flying broom match to life using motorized models. Get your amusement park ticket stamped as you turn games, food, rides and attractions into exciting model builds! All this and more awaits at Bricks 4 Kidz Wizard World Camp!