Youth Groups

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Two male youth students working on model race cars in a classroom

Western Washington University has welcomed international youth programs to its campus since 2008. Visiting groups can choose to participate in existing programs with local students or create a customized program that recruits local high school student to work as program ambassadors.  Each option ensures that international youth have the opportunity to interact with American students.

Western offers a safe, friendly and beautiful environment for your group to explore - whether it is from joining local students in our existing programs to completely customized programming, we invite you explore all that Western Youth Programs has to offer.

Contact us to inquire about custom youth programming for your organization.

Existing Programs (Grades 4-12)

Odyssey of Science & Arts offers specialized morning and afternoon workshops in science, art, or technology taught by local area teachers and Western professors.

Western Kids Camp combines morning academic enrichment with afternoon recreation for a full day of learning and fun.

Custom Programming (Grades 4-12)

Our experienced staff will work with your organization to create a customized program that meets your needs and goals.

Programs can be designed just for your students, or integrated into an existing youth program to allow for learning alongside American students.

Customized programs often include the following components:

  • Specialized curriculum
  • Relationship-building activities
  • Access to specialized labs and college classrooms
  • Recreational activities
  • Field trips to community attractions
  • Weekend excursions

Sample themes from previous years include:

  • International Space Station
  • Light and Sound
  • Vehicle Design
  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • High School physics, environmental science or engineering
Two male youth students working on model race cars in a classroom