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CenturyLink Field
Forget sports! This Saturday and Sunday, CenturyLink Field will be home to the Camp Amazon summer employee picnic. (Seattle Seahawks Photo via Twitter)

Thousands of Amazonians are expected to descend on CenturyLink Field in Seattle this weekend for the tech giant’s annual employee picnic. Billed as “Camp Amazon,” the two-day affair will include a wide range of family friendly activities.

The football/soccer stadium and the events center next door will be divided into smaller camps including:

  • Art Camp, for arts and crafts, face painting and a performance stage.
  • Sports Camp, for kicking field goals, hula hoop instruction, soccer drills and traditional picnic games.
  • Adventure & Science Camp, featuring an AWS maker space, fireside story time, laser tag and science demos.
  • Summer Camp & Beach Boardwalk, with balloon art, climbing walls, toddler play area and video games.
  • The Great Outdoors, with camp tattoos, a petting zoo, fishing challenge, and more.

The entertainment schedule will also feature a number of musical acts and other types of performers, including:

  • Recess Monkey, Grammy-nominated elementary school teachers who are Amazon Original Music artists.
  • Reptile Man, an interactive live reptile show.
  • Day Juan, an Amazon rock band formerly known as Juan Direction.
  • Vikki Green, a ventriloquist.
  • Pig Snout, a Tacoma, Wash.-based family rock band.
  • The Not Its, Seattle “kindie rock” quartet.

There will also be a giant LEGO build.

Oh, and a drum circle. Because an event that can accommodate 40,000 Amazonians/Amazonian family members demands synchronized thumping.

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