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Summ r Fun Here comes the fun

Valley YMCA hosts 10 weeks of summer fun

Summer is on its way, and the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA is ready. Registration is already open for summer camps, and staff are excited about some of the new offerings coming to the Valley this year. One of those is Kids on Their Way, a camp for youngsters heading into their first year of school this fall. “It’s like a Kindergarten prep camp,” says Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Operations Director Megan Worzella. “It’s just getting those kiddos ready to do things like standing in line and listening to a teacher.” Unlike other camps that are for a broad range of ages, Worzella said, what makes Kids on Their Way so special is

that “this camp takes those kids and puts them only with their peers of the same age group.” The program is new to the Valley, but not to the YMCA, which has hosted Kids on Their Way in other communities for years. “It’s had really great success and really great feedback on our parent surveys,” Worzella said, which is why they decided to add it to their Valley camp offerings. All Y summer camps run in weeklong sessions, and the Y hosts 10 full weeks of camp, from June to August. All of the Y camps also incorporate strategies to fight the “summer slide,” the common term for the knowledge drop that students experience from being away from school for many weeks. SEE YMCA, 15

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The emphasis is on fun for campers at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA’s outdoor fun camps.




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Summ r FunGuide Enrich, Explore & Enhance Learning @ Eton School’s Summer Program! Grade 1– Grade 8 Summer Camp Sports • Arts and Crafts Cooking • Tie Dye Projects and More! M-F: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Enrichment Classes Knitting • Clay Animation French • iD Tech Mini Camp Drama • Mindstorm Robotics Art and More!

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Incoming 1st–12th Grades Camps in Bellevue & Woodinville

Questions: or 425.442.8391

Summer Camps ★ All-day and Half-day Camps

For direction and information, go to:

In Bellevue near Factoria ★ 425-644-8117 In Issaquah on Mall Street ★ 425-392-2621


Year-Round Toddler Fitness & Gymnastics Classes

Practical Life • Sensorial Language Arts • Mathematics Science • Cultural Studies Physical Education and More! Before & After Class Childcare 2701 Bellevue-Redmond Road Bellevue, WA 98008 425.881.4230


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Summ r FunGuide


Discounts available for siblings and members of FISH. Space is limited. Please visit our website to reserve your space today!


Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH) offers day camps for kids from preschool to 5th grade. Each camp offers hands-on, age-appropriate activities that encourage discovery and stewardship of our natural world and our local watershed. Campers learn about the salmon’s life cycle, habitat, and anatomy; conduct investigations of water and pollution; play games and do art projects; learn about native plants; and more!

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SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS Near Bellevue, Issaquah, Bothell, Kent, & Renton Weekly Sessions Begin July 13



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Summ r FunGuide YMCA FROM 11 No matter what kind of camp it is, Worzella said, “they all include a halfhour of reading every day for each kid in the camp. We’ve partnered with the local libraries, so that each week they bring a new load of books out.” Day camp themes include arts and crafts, storytelling, play time, outdoor adventure, leadership skills and a variety of sports. There are overnight and wilderness adventure camps, too. Then there’s Camp Terry. “Our biggest camp that we offer

is Camp Terry,” near Preston, said Worzella. “It offers that really traditional camp experience that you don’t find a lot any more.” Hiking, swimming, campfire cooking and other outdoor adventures await Camp Terry campers, and each week focuses on a different theme or skill development, such as archery and rock climbing. Parents can reserve specific weeks of camp, for a $15 per week fee, now by contacting the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, (425) 256-3115 For the full schedule of YMCA camps, themes, dates and costs, visit http://

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Swaying in a giant swing, Rose Peck, 10, of Preston soars at the Y’s Camp Terry in Preston.



We have camps in Bellevue, Renton, Mercer Island and Redmond this summer. Both half- and full-day camps. Ages 5-14

Full Day Cheer Camp

Mini Cheer Camp

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Half Day Cheer Camp

Dream Team/ Power Squad

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School district, Si View, partner on camps

Camp Invention, for grades 1-6, lets children design and build their own inventions, including video games and racers. There is also a daily hydro challenge during the weeklong camp. Cost is $245, but people who register before March 20 will get a $25 discount. Summer School Camps at Si View are scheduled around the hours of summer school to give students a full day of enrichment. Camp sessions include Slippery, Sloppy and Splattered, Happiest Place on Earth and Once Upon a Time. Si View also hosts a junior leadership development program this summer, designed to give students hands-on experience as a leader. To register or learn more about the programs visit Si View Metropolitan Parks District will publish its summer camp offerings on April 6, and registration will begin April 10.

Snoqualmie Valley School District offers several summer learning programs, including a Summer Bridge camp to help student retain what they’ve learned and prepare for the coming school year, Camp Invention to inspire confidence in curious children, and Si View Summer School Camp, to complement summer school students’ schedules. According to a study by Dr. Harris Cooper, Professor of Psychology at the University of MissouriColumbia, when students return to school after a long summer vacation, they’ve lost up to three months of learning. The district’s Summer Bridge program is for students in grades K-8, with sessions on math, language arts and on the transition from Kindergarten to first grade. Sessions are three weeks long, and cost $225.

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SVR Special Pages - 2015 Summer Fun  


SVR Special Pages - 2015 Summer Fun