WWU Youth Programs’ Western Kids Camp Named Best Summer/Outdoor Camp by Bellingham Alive

Western Washington University’s Youth Programs has received a Reader’s Best Gold Award for their Western Kids Camp for Best Summer/Outdoor Camp in Bellingham Alive Magazine’s Best of the Northwest 2018.

The camp, part of Western’s Youth Programs, gives kids the opportunity to explore and learn on a college campus as they engage in week-long summer programs. This year’s themes focused on literacy development for grades 1-6 as campers explored weather patterns, the art of puzzles and riddles, the world of bugs and summertime around the globe.

Western Kids Camp provides participants a unique blend of academics and recreation. Mornings are spent focusing on enrichment activities, while afternoons are centered on recreation activities in Western’s award-winning Wade King Student Recreation Center. Kids are able to explore the athletic field, swim, rock climb, take archery lessons, enjoy crafts and participate in Wednesday lunch concerts.

“We are overjoyed to know that the community enjoys the Western Kids Camp program as much as we do," said Juliet Holzknecht, Youth Programs coordinator at WWU. “Our staff and student employees have so much fun with the Kids Camp participants and we look forward to it every year!” Registration for next summer’s Western Kids Camp will open in February.

Bellingham Alive received over 500,000 individual votes for Best of the Northwest this year.

Western Youth Programs have been providing high-quality academic programs since 1982. To learn more, visit wwu.edu/youth or call (360) 650-3308.