Youth Programs at Western

Global Connections (Grades 4-6)

Discover the fun of being on a college campus as you participate in engaging week-long summer enrichment programs designed to:

  • Combine intellectual and physical skill development
  • Showcase and use “ real college” classrooms and labs
  • Explore academic topics through hands-on enrichment
  • Introduce recreational activities
  • Provide opportunities to make new friends with local and international students

Date Mon.-Fri. for one week at a time from
July 28 – August 15 
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Time 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location Western Washington University
Cost $140-150 per week  
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Science Exploration

Start the morning with enrichment activities that encourage exploration and discovery utilizing University classrooms, labs and equipment. Morning enrichment will focus on science and provide an opportunity for local and international Korean youth to build connections. Science themes will include the International Space Station, sight and sound, and vehicle design.  Lunch in Western’s all-you-can-eat cafeteria (except Wednesday) and a field trip on Wednesdays are included at no additional cost. JLS Academy sponsors students from Korea and underwrites some program costs.

The afternoon will be filled with recreation activities in the award winning Wade King Student Recreation Center (WKSRC) and athletic fields, including swimming, rock climbing, archery, crafts and much more. The blend of academics and recreation provides an engaging and fun learning environment unique to a college campus.

Students are divided into classrooms to ensure an adult to student ratio of 1:10.

What to bring:

  • Two snacks and refillable water bottle; bring a lunch on Wednesdays
  • Sack lunch for Wednesday field trips
  • Attire for swimming and sporting activities (swimsuit, towel, tennis shoes)
  • Sunscreen and any other sports gear
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Parents must sign their children in and out each day; free 20-minute parking permits for easy drop-off and pick-up are provided.

Week 1: July 28 – August 1
Theme: International Space Station

Week 2: August 4 - 8
Theme: Sight and Sound

Week 3: August 11 - 15
Theme: Vehicle Design

Daily A.M. Schedule

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Check-in at classroom

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Entry activities, team building games

9:30 – 11:40 a.m.

Lessons based on theme

11:40 – 11:50 a.m.

Closing and clean-up

11:50 – 12:00 p.m.

Pack-up/wash hands

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch in cafeteria

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Walk to WKSRC


Daily P.M. Schedule

1:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Activity rotations (vary each day)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Pool time

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Check-out at WKSRC


WWU cafeteria lunch except on Wednesdays; bring your own lunch on Wednesdays

Field Trips

Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (subject to change)

  • July 30 Woodland Park Zoo
  • August 6 Pacific Science Center
  • August 13 Birch Bay Water Slides

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$150 per week
$140 per week if registering for all three weeks

Costs include staffing, instructional/recreational equipment, materials and supplies, cafeteria meals and Wednesday field trips.

Camp costs are per child, per week.  All costs must be paid in full before your child is enrolled in camp sessions. Program costs are underwritten by JLS Academy. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged.

A full refund is granted if a program session is cancelled. No reduction in fees is given for late arrival, early departure, vacations, special events, short-term illness or expulsion for disciplinary reasons. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to 12 working days prior to the first day of the scheduled session; a $50 weekly per session handling charge will be deducted. Refunds will not be granted for requests postmarked less than 12 days before your session begins.

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Page Updated 11.18.2014