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

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Programs


Registration is currently closed, but will be open in February. We are not currently accepting registration forms but please look over our website and reach out with any questions. 

Waskowitz Summer Celebration 

August 11th-16th 2019 


Waskowitz Summer Celebration provides a repurposed educational adventure, developing skills to strengthen student relationships with nature, people, and themselves.


Waskowitz Summer Celebration is an avenue for middle school students to take control of their own pathway to success by being a culturally responsive, results focused, active member of their schools and communities.

Values Taught: Exploration, Integrity, Courage, Critical Thinking, Relationship Building


Registration and Payment

Pricing Tiers:
Realizing that families have different abilities to pay, Waskowitz Outdoor School offers a voluntary three-tier fee structure so that everyone can attend. When you register, you’ll be asked to select a Tier. This choice is completely up to you and will depend on which Tier you believe will work best with your family’s budget. We do not ask for documentation of any kind and your choice will not affect your camper’s summer experience.
Tier I: $350
This represents a substantial subsidy for families who need assistance to send a child to camp. Choose this rate if your family needs it.
Tier II: $400
This is a partially-subsidized rate to help families who can't afford the full cost of the camp program. Choose this rate if your family needs a partial subsidy.
Tier III: $450
This reflects the full cost of sending a camper to Summer Celebration. If you are able to pay this amount, please do.
Gifts beyond the Tier III, $450, registration fee will go to support current and future campers and are tax deductible.

Card Payment

Preferred Method

To register you camper please print out or have on hand the registration instructions to help you navigate registration.Your online account will allow you to enter your Camper's Information as well as enter your payment. 

Please use TouchBase to to register. 

Cash Payment 

If you would like to pay cash please print out the registration form below and mail it, along with your cash payment, to our district office. 

15675 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien WA, 98166

Registration Form


Is your child taking any medications? If yes, please fill out and print the medical authorization form and bring it to drop off on the first day. Campers are required to have this form if they are bringing medications. 

Summer Programs FAQ

Where is camp?

Historic Camp Waskowitz is located on 372 acres, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, four miles east of North Bend. Campers are to be dropped off by guardians between 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, and picked up again on Friday, August 17 before 1:00 p.m.

45505 SE 150th St                   
North Bend, WA 98045

Where will my camper be sleeping?

Main camp is located on 30 acres of beautiful Pacific Northwest forest, surrounded by 300 additional acres open to all sorts of nature experiences. Campers will call one of our fourteen heated cabins, complete with beds, cubbies, and lavatories, their home away from home for the week. Waskowitz is home to an additional six heated buildings, WSU 4-H challenge course, cookout spaces, a number of additional covered spaces, and a recreation field with volleyball court.

What does the food look like at camp?

All meals are served family style in the Dining Hall. Food is prepared daily on-site, including homemade breads, rolls, cookies. Vegetarian options are available at each meal. Dietary accommodations will be made upon request, for individuals in need, including allergies.

Who will be working with my child?

Mr. Johnny Gannaw, the Assistant Director for Waskowitz Outdoor School, leads a team including Waskowitz leadership staff and outdoor educators. Cabin leaders include previous outdoor school staff and leaders. All staff members have gone through numerous trainings to ensure that your camper has the best summer ever!

What should my child pack?

Be Sure to Bring: Bedding (sleeping bag and a pillow), Close toed shoes, Shower supplies, Toothpaste & toothbrush, Swim suit, Clothing for five days (active gear, sleep wear, and warm clothes), Water bottle

Optional items: CameraFlashlightSmall backpack

Please do not bring: ElectronicsPhones, Food or Gum

What is this camp store I hear about?

The camp store is an optional piece of our summer program where students are able to buy snacks, treats, beverages, and other small goodies throughout the week. Instead of sending your child with cash, parents will have the opportunity to put money on “credit” for their child. That way, no one has to worry about keeping track of change. Any leftover credit will be returned Friday during camper pick-up.