Young Explorers

Join us for Young Explorers Science Camp! Western's Youth Program's Young Explorers Science Camp offers enrichment courses for two different weeks during the month of July. Each week offers a different way to explore the world of science.   

Youth program participants must abide by all University regulations and program rules

At a Glance

Grades

Kindergarden - 5

Dates

All Washed Up: Grades 3-5
July 12-15, 2021 (Mon-Thurs)
9-11 a.m.
Communications Lawn, WWU

Light: Grades K-2
July 19-22, 2021 (Mon-Thurs)
9-10 a.m.
Online

Times

Varies

Cost

$50/for the week

Location

Location Varies

Young Explorer Courses

July

July 12 - 15, 2021 (Monday - Thursday)
9-11 a.m. 
For Grades: 3-5 
$50 for the week
In-person! On Campus! Please see the safety requirements and guidelines below.

Perfect for 3rd-5th grade students. Have you ever found fun or unusual things washed up on the beach or on a riverbank? Where do they come from, where are they going? Join us and dive into the science of water and currents! We hope you can join us to float through this fun, four session series. 
 
Registration Closes: July 1, 2021 

Register

The program begins and ends with convenient drive thru drop off and pick up in the 17G parking lot behind the Western Washington University Communications Building.

Drop off will be daily from 8:30-8:45 a.m. and pick up will be daily from 11-11:15 a.m.

Location Details

Western Washington University
516 High St, Bellingham

Drive Thru Drop Off and Pick Up details will also be provided in the course preparation letter.

Safety

All participants and all staff will also sign a daily attestation form on site for every day that they are on campus for our program.

Participants should bring a clean mask to each day of programming as well as a back-up mask and personal hand sanitizer.

Youth Programs Safety Plan*

* Required Reading

For In-person and On Campus Youth Courses

All participants and all staff will also sign a daily attestation form on site for every day that they are on campus for our program.

Participants should bring a clean mask to each day of programming as well as a back-up mask and personal hand sanitizer. 

Handwashing

All participants and staff will wash hands as directed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Due to the nature of our programs, there may be times when it makes more sense to use hand sanitizer rather than soap and water. Each participant and staff member should carry their own hand sanitizer, labeled with the participant or staff name. Staff will carry backup hand sanitizer among other safety materials.

At a minimum, appropriate hand cleaning should occur:

  • Every day as soon as participants and staff arrive.
  • Before and after going to the bathroom
  • After blowing nose, sneezing, coughing, or touching eyes
  • After touching high-touch surfaces (railings, doorknobs, counters, etc.)
     

Western Washington University's Youth Programs Safety Plan

Cancellation Policy

No reduction of fees is given for late arrival, early departure, missed days due to vacation, illness, special events, or expulsion for disciplinary reasons.  

Any request for participant cancellation must be made by email to youth@wwu.edu.  A cancellation request received prior to 7 calendar days before the registration close date will be assessed a $25 cancellation fee. The cancellation fee will be deducted from the full refund. There will be no refunds for cancellation request received within 7 calendar days before the registration close date. 

Full refunds with no cancellation fee will be given for any program cancelled by Western.