Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Summer Programs

Summer at Waskowitz is our favorite time of year! User groups transform our space to serve a variety of communities throughout the summer, but we ourselves also host two different opportunities to get kids outdoors. 

Summer Celebration-2020 Cancelled 

Summer Celebration is a week long, overnight camp, put on by Waskowitz Staff. Kids from 5th - 8th grade come to Waskowitz to choose their own adventure, and make new friends. Go to the Summer Celebration tab on the right to learn more! 

AUGUST 16-21, 2020

Leadership Summit-2021 Cancelled 

For over 70 years, Waskowitz has been a leader in educational leadership programs, and training high school students how to be leaders during our traditional Outdoor School program. The Student Leadership Summit is another opportunity to continue to develop young leaders in the greater King County area. Located in North Bend, Waskowitz is the perfect retreat location. Located 35 miles east of Seattle, it is removed enough from the city to provide a camp experience but is perfect for keeping transportation costs low for your delegates.

For more information for the Leadership Summit select the tab on the "Leadership Summit" tab on the left. 



What Is A WaskoBox?

WaskoBoxes are offered for families to bring Waskowitz Summer Celebration magic into their homes! Campers will have the opportunity to explore a pathway of their choice and will belong to a community led by a Summer Celebration leader. Waskoboxes are designed to create a sense of wonder and virtual excitement for all participants. We will be offering opportunities to check in daily with cabin leaders, personal challenges, and whole family fun! Participants are asked to use the hashtags #VirtualSumCel2020 and #YearFourAll and post your photos on social media!

Contact with questions. 

What Comes In a Box?

WaskoBoxes are $100 and come with the following supplies for 1 camper. Families are invited to purchase multiple boxes for campers. WaskoBoxes include: 

  • Waskowitz Tshirt

  • Waskowitz Facemask

  • Cabin Bandana

  • Tie Dye Kit

  • Celebration Stone 

  • Materials for Selected Pathway

  • Summer Celebration Games Materials

  • Ready, Set, Play Activity sheet

  • Full Program for the week of August 17th-21st

  • Links to virtual sessions for the week

    • Cabin Meetings

    • Pathway Classes

    • Evening Programs

  • An Exclusive Letter from a Summer Celebration Leader

WaskoBoxes delivered from a Summer Celebration Staff Member August 3rd-7th, 2020

Addresses on camper registration will be the location the boxes are dropped off. Days and Time preferences are available on registration forms as well. Drop Off locations more than 1.5 hours away from Camp Waskowitz may be subject to being required to pick up from an agreed upon location. 

Virtual Camp Sessions Held August 17th-21st 2020

  • Each day, there will be cabin meetings at 10am and 4pm. No 4pm meeting on Friday
  • Monday and Wednesday will be open play times to explore Ready, Set, Play activities. 
  • Tuesday and Thursdays will be Pathway Virtual classes at 1pm. 
  • Monday-Thursday evenings will have different evening programs for the whole family starting at 7pm.  
  • Friday will be Camp Closing Celebration at 1pm

Ready, Set, Play is our theme

During the week we will be providing various opportunities for all campers to explore their ability to play with their families and get outside to discover! Sports and Wilderness pathways will be incorporated into the week activities with individual activities for campers, family activities, as well as challenges set up by their cabin leaders! We see this virtual camp as a chance to get kids active and socially engaged while physically distancing themselves from others. This will create a sense of wonder, while building our community and providing some awesome memories for your families this summer!

Pathway Choice- Due to limitations, we are only offering three pathway choices. Each of these will be led by Summer Celebration staff and will create a sense of community for your camper. You must choose your pathway at time of registration to ensure proper materials are sent to your home
Culinary- One of Waskowitz’ most popular pathways takes center stage from your own kitchen! Learn how to create two different meals during the week. We will provide all of the ingredients, all you need is the supplies to build, cook, and eat your meal.  This pathway will have two led classes with recipe cards to be able to cook the meal for years to come! Parent/Guardian supervision is recommended for campers selecting this pathway for the week. 
Creative Arts-This is a combination of our Theatre Pathway mixed with our Art pathway. Campers will be given the chance to create props, backgrounds, and characters for their own Waskowitz Theatre production. We will provide art supplies and script ideas for your production. We encourage campers to film their final product and showcase their play for the rest of camp to enjoy!
Journalism- This pathway will take campers on a mission to interview people in their families as well as Waskowitz staff members while coming up with their own articles and stories for our Waskowitz Summer Celebration Newsletter. We will provide the supplies, formatting and instructions for a successful journalism production. Final product will be shared with campers and families as a wrap up of our week. 


Link to Register:

Registration Instructions: Have these as reference for registration.