Camp Pierce

July & August 

Weekly Camps
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Lakewood Community Center

Camp Pierce summer day weekly camps are designed for young adults ages 20-30 with disabilities.

General Information

Campers ages 20-30 participate in personally enriching activities within the community including volunteering, visiting parks/other organizations, and taking fun weekly field trips.

Campers will learn about and use public transportation, enhance socialization with peers and community members, increase independence skills, and build their resumes.

This summer day camp that will be housed out of the Lakewood Community Center where campers will participate in crafts, sports, cooking and other activities.

Field Trip Information

Course # 2019 Weekly Dates
Field Trip
13716 July 8-12 Movie Theater
13717 July 15-19 Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
13718 July 22-26 Dave & Buster's  Arcade
13719 July 29-August 2 Bowling
13720 August 5-9 Rainier's Baseball Game
13721 August 12-16 Pioneer Village


Sign up for one week at a time or all six weeks. Each week of camp will be limited to the first 15 registered participants, but must meet a minimum of 10 campers by June 23 to be held.

  • Fee is $100/camper per week - Registration deadline June 21, 2019
  • Space is limited to the first 15 registered each week
  • 2019 Registration Form 
*Fee includes camp management plus admission fees and transportation for field trips.

Open Registration Night:  May 7, 2019, 5:30-7:00 pm at the Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood 98499


Parents/Caregivers are responsible for transporting their camper to and from camp in a timely fashion. Campers meet each morning at the main entrance to the site. Pierce Transit Shuttle services may be available depending on where you live. For more shuttle information call 253-581-8000.

Special Note

  • Camp is limited to the first 15 registered participants
  • Campers must be toilet trained
  • Campers must not pose a threat to self or others
  • Campers must be ambulatory (the ability to move unassisted using feet, crutches, walker, wheelchair, etc.)
  • Campers must have a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) available at

DDA Assistance

If the participant is receiving DDA assistance, please review DDA Respite Policies for classes and activities provided by Pierce County Parks and Recreation.

2015 - Camp Pierce volunteers and staff named Volunteer Group of the Month for August by the Emergency Food Network

At Mother Earth Farm, they freed up weedy rhubarb for food banks and lavender for pollinators, shelled hundreds of dry beans and composted old seedlings. At the Repack Project, they repackaged 2,400 pounds of oats. The hard work and support by Camp Pierce volunteers and staff were truly an inspiring example that we will carry with us the rest of summer!

- Merrit Reed, 
Volunteer Coordinator Emergency Food Network

Questions about Camp PIERCE?

Jennifer Sergent, Recreation Coordinator
(253)798-2997 or email.