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.

  • Complete a real college course, earn university credit, gain valuable college success information, and form extraordinary social connections that come with life in a residence hall.

    Bellingham
    High School
  • Discover the FUN-damentals of technology in a creative, student driven and social club environment. Students will develop digital literacy skills and experience being on a college campus as they explore hands-on learning in specialized computer labs on Western's campus.

    Bellingham
    Middle School, High School
  • Students will experience hands-on science and art activities at Island View Elementary and Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center.

    Anacortes
    Elementary
  • Explore the fascinating and intriguing fields of engineering, math, science and technology.

    Bellingham
    Elementary, Middle School
  • The GEMS (Girls in engineering, math, and science) Fair is a free, family-friendly event showcasing groups around campus and Bellingham that have ties to the STEM community.

    Bellingham
    Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • Enjoy a fem-powered evening exploring the motivating fields of engineering, math and science at GEMS Night Out.

    Bellingham
    Elementary, Middle School
  • Enjoy a fem-powered evening exploring the motivating fields of engineering, math and science at GEMS Night Out.

    Poulsbo
    Elementary, Middle School
  • Discover the fun of being on a college campus as you participate in engaging week-long summer enrichment programs.

    Bellingham
    Elementary, Middle School
  • Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren.

    Anacortes
    Elementary

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