Programs

4 color bocks with science icon inside, STEM logoWestern’s Youth Programs inspire youth through academic enrichment and recreational activities. Students in grades K-12 enjoy access to specialized labs and university resources as they explore their intellectual and creative passions in a safe, lively college atmosphere.

Youth Programs provides educational courses and activities throughout the year including international youth programs, after-school programs, evening and weekend programs. Participants can enjoy full-day camps, half-day courses, or intensive one-time sessions taught by top quality educators in a hands-on, interactive learning environment that encourages inquiry by the student.

Western is an AA/EO institution.

  • Grandparents and grandchildren study marine science together at Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center.

    Anacortes
    Elementary
  • Each summer, Youth Programs hosts a variety of student programs on Western’s campus. Our volunteers serve as aids for the instructors and as role models to the participants. Examples of a volunteer’s daily responsibilities might include conversation practice with international students, assisting an instructor in classroom activities, or attending local field trips around Bellingham.

    Bellingham
    High School
  • Enjoy a well-deserved date night while your kids have a fun-filled evening through Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW).

    Anacortes
    Elementary, Middle School
  • Enjoy a well deserved date night while your kids have a fun-filled evening through Kids Night Out @ Western (KNOW).

    Bellingham
    Elementary
  • Experience hands-on science, engineering and technology activities at Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center.

    Anacortes
    Elementary, Middle School
  • Students experience hands-on marine science and art activities at Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center.

    Anacortes
    Elementary, Middle School
  • Explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s campus.

    Bellingham
    Elementary, Middle School
  • Explore science and art through hands-on learning in specialized labs and classrooms on Western’s Campus.

    Bellingham
    Middle School, High School
  • STEM Academy is a one-day workshop developed to inspire 6 - 9th grade students and explore STEM fields.

    Bellingham
    Middle School

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