Summer youth programs are in the works
Everyone has a ball at WWU's summer youth programs.
Western Washington University Youth Programs will again offer a diverse array of fun and educational summer programs for grades K-12, from June 21 through Aug. 20.
The programs provide a unique summer experience for youth, covering topics in art, science, theatre, dance, sailing and more. Get an early registration discount by signing up for College Quest by March 15 or for Odyssey of Science and Arts by May 15.
Odyssey of Science and Arts, formerly known as Summer Programs for Youth (SPY), is open to students entering grades 4 through 9 and takes place July 19 to 23 and July 26 to 30. The program is now offered in two half-day sessions, with a choice of one topic in the morning and one topic in the afternoon. Participants can attend the morning session, the afternoon session or both sessions for a full-day experience. This format provides flexibility for parents and focuses on what the program does best – fun, motivating, academic enrichment.
College Quest is open to students entering grades 10 through 12 and takes place July 11 to 16. College Quest bridges the gap between high school and college and provides a weeklong immersion in campus life and academics. Participants will earn a college credit, live in a dorm, and gain valuable information on how to succeed in college. This year there are seven courses to choose from, including materials science, environmental studies, kinesiology (the study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement), criminal law, computer science, psychology-behavioral neuroscience, and film production.
The WWU youth program courses are taught by local schoolteachers and WWU faculty in state-of-the-art university classrooms and labs.
Additional WWU Youth Programs include:
- Western Kids Camp: The day camp for kindergartners through sixth-graders will explore fun weekly themes in science, art and history. They’ll also spend lots of play time at the Wade King Student Recreation Center.
- WWU Lakewood Jr. Sailing Camp: Kids age 11 through 18 can learn to sail and windsurf on Lake Whatcom.
- Dance Academy for Youth: Dancers age 12 to 18 who have had basic technical training can enhance their skills with WWU’s performing arts faculty.
- Summer Youth Theatre Institute: Young performers in grades 1 through 12 will build their dramatic skills and produce an original show at the end of the session.
- “Grandparents U”: This intergenerational program has 7- to 14-year-olds join their grandparents in an interactive class taught by WWU faculty.