WWU Youth Programs Offers Western Kids Camp in Poulsbo
Contact: Kathy Johnson, Western Washington University Extended Education, (360) 394-2733 or email@example.com.
POULSBO, Wash. – Western Washington University Youth Programs hosted 20 students in grades K-4 during its Western Kids Camp from July 14-17 at the Western Washington University Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo.
The four-day camp marks the first time that Western Kids Camp will be offered on the Kitsap Peninsula.
Western Kids Camp blends academics and recreation in an engaging and fun learning environment. Participants have the opportunity to explore and discover enriching topics through activities that combine the utilization of university classroom labs and equipment with outdoor recreational activities.
“Western Kids Camp is a partnership with Western and the City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreation,” shared manager of Youth Programs, Debbie Gibbons. “The students experience a blend of academic, physical, and social enrichment in a fun learn-by-doing environment that boosts confidence and familiarizes them with a college campus at a young age.”
“The program incorporates community and team-building, and we are excited to be doing the same with the residents of Kitsap County and Olympic College.”
Western Youth Programs course offerings are taught by Western faculty with rich backgrounds in various fields of study. For over three decades, Western Youth Programs have inspired students to explore their educational and creative passions in a safe and lively college atmosphere. In addition to personal growth, Western Youth Programs encourages youth of all ages to consider higher education as a possibility for their own future.
Kailyn, a Western Kids Camp attendee, works on the cover of her Explorer Journal Monday, July 14, at camp. The students worked on their journals throughout the week, adding data they collected on trail walks and while creating art projects. Photo by Marlene Harlan / WWU