Youth Programs

The Wade King Student Recreation center offers a variety of programs and opportunities for children, ranging from birthday parties and pool rentals to weekly summer camps. Check out all that we have to offer below!

Kids Night Out at the Rec

Coming Friday, December 2 from 5:30 to 8pm!

Join us for a kids night out at the Wade King Recreation Center! Activities will include swimming, rock climbing, crafts and games. This fun event is open to children ages 6 to 12 years old.

Cost: $30 per participant

Register online:

For more information: Contact Richelle Harvey by email at or call (360) 650-4094.

Western Kids Camp / Global Connections

Each summer, Western Washington University's Extended Education Program hosts summer camps for children, including the Western Kids Camp and Global Connections Camp.

Click here for more information on their summer youth programs.

Youth Passes

Members may use the Student Recreation Center with their dependents who are under 18 years of age during scheduled family hours only. The fee for a dependent to enter the facility with a parent or guardian member is $3 per entry per child 12 years of age and under and $4.50 per entry per child 12-17 years of age. Children who are under the age of 14 must participate in all activities under the direct supervision of their parent/guardian. The weight room and cardio area is off limits to dependents under the age of 14*. Members may bring in their dependents plus two non-dependent children.

*Youth dependents ages 14-17 may complete a building orientation and cardio room instruction certification course and then can participate in activities without direct supervision by their parent or guardian, but the parent or guardian must be in the facility at all times. The lower weight room is off limits to participants under 18.

Family hours: Fridays 5-10 p.m., Saturdays/Sundays, summer quarter, intersessions and holidays.

Birthday Parties

Need a good idea for a birthday party? Let us host it for you!

Our party package rental includes one hour in the swimming pool and one hour on our climbing wall.

Party package rates are listed below:

Member University Non-Member Non-University
$125 $150 $185

Party rental prices are for groups of up to 10 participants. There is a $5.00 charge per person over 10 participants and there is a maximum of 15 participants for the climbing wall. Alternate activities may be requested instead of the pool or climbing wall.

For more information on booking a party, call Audrey Andersen at (360) 650-4310.

Pool Rentals

Please see the table below for the various rental options available:

Rental Type Member University Non-Member Non-University
Leisure Area Only $35 / hour $55/ hour $95/ hour
Leisure Area and Pool (4 Lanes) $95 / hour $115 / hour $155 / hour

Pool rental price is based on a maximum on 20 people. Each additional 20 people costs $15 per hour. The Leisure Area is a shallow pool area for children 8 years old and younger.

Call Audrey Andresen at (360) 650-4310 for more information on how to reserve the Student Recreation Center pool.

Swim Lessons

For more information regarding group and private youth swim lessons at the Student Recreation Center pool, please visit our Swim Lessons Page.

Page Updated 11.28.2016