Soundview Summer Program 2017

Summer provides an excellent opportunity to learn and grow. At Soundview, we offer enriching programs for students from the ages of 3 to 13. Our summer programs are designed to be hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences that engage students in exploration, discovery, and innovation. Our weekly sessions are led by Soundview’s passionate and experienced educators. Our facility includes a playground, playfield, forest, and garden.

Our summer programs are open for seven weeks from June 19th to August 4th. It is available to Soundview students, siblings, friends, and community members. We also offer a Junior Counselor position for rising 7th and 8th grade Soundview students, as well as alumni. This program provides our older students the opportunity to take on a leadership role collaborating with instructors to enrich the experience of the students.

The programs run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with extended care available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Early childhood students have the option of doing half-day from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Bisset, Director of Summer Programming, at

Please submit a separate registration for each student. Thank you! 

Registration Deadline - Friday, June 2nd

Soundview families currently receiving financial aid may request additional aid for the summer program prior to registering:

Week 1 June 19-23

Ages 3-5: Stories around the World

Explore the world through storytelling! Each day we’ll focus on folktales, myths, legends, and fairy tales from different continents. Students will hear and act out stories, do hands-on projects, and learn about cultures and people around the world. Discover how stories help people communicate their ideas, feelings, and experiences within and across cultures.

Ages 6-12: Art around the World

Get your hands dirty as you paint, papier-mâché, weave, and sculpt your way around the world! Students will learn about different cultures as they try out arts and crafts from every continent. They will create masterpieces to take home at the end of the week. We will visit the Seattle Art Museum to learn how families from around the world are represented through art.


Week 2 June 26-30

Ages 3-5: Mad Science

Get messy as you ignite your curiosity about how the world works! During this week of scientific inquiry, we will explore why we have shadows, how water changes form, and what makes plants flourish. Students will explore their own questions through observation and experimentation. We will visit the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett to interact hands-on with physical science.

Ages 6-12: Playground Palooza

Visit playgrounds around the Puget Sound area! Each day we’ll visit one or more playgrounds between Marysville and south Seattle. Students can compare and contrast different playground structures to determine what makes a playground appealing to people. Throughout our travels, we will play games and engage in team building and creative problem solving.


Week 3 July 5-7


While we won't have a formal camp program during the 4th of July holiday week, we will have Playschool, our childcare program, available Wednesday-Friday. You can register for the whole week or just sign up for individual days for $50 per day.


Week 4 July 10-14

Ages 3-5: Animal Adventures

Explore animal classifications, animal homes, and animal life cycles. Students will learn about a variety of animals, their natural habitats, and animal behavior. From observing the local wildlife on campus in our forest to interacting with animals at the Forest Park Animal Farm in Everett, students will discover what animals need to survive and how we can help.

Ages 6-12: Green Living

Make recycled art, plant a garden, and learn to appreciate the great outdoors. Students will work in the Soundview garden to grow and tend to fresh berries, tomatoes, greens, and other vegetables. They will learn to identify different types of plants and will learn to cook and eat fresh, tasty, local food. Through various field trips, students will observe nature from macroinvertebrates to forest dwelling birds and mammals.


Week 5 July 17-21

Ages 3-5: Outer Space Explorers

Have you ever stared up at the sky and marveled at the vast universe? Discover what it takes to be an astronaut as you learn about the moon, our solar system, and stars. Students can design their own constellations, make up stories about creatures from outer space, and compare what life would be like on other planets.

Ages 6-12: Science is Messy!

Ignite your curiosity and get messy with a week of scientific inquiry. Do experiments to test states of matter and the properties of light, force, and motion. Use your five senses to experience physical and chemical changes, dig in the garden as you learn what makes plants grow, and make a mess with viscous fluids, glow-in-the-dark matter, and lots of water. In this week of hands-on science, campers will have a blast while learning more about how the world works. We’ll cap it off with a field trip to the Pacific Science Center to explore physical, earth, and life sciences.


Week 6 July 24-28

Ages 3-5: Under the Sea

Explore what happens in the depths of the ocean. Learn about the creatures that live in and around the sea, play water games and explore the way water moves and changes, and get hands on with the marine environment at the Edmonds beach and the wildlife touch tank.

Ages 6-12: Improv

Become an actor extraordinaire during this week of fun and funny drama games. Tell one word stories, play improv games, and test out your ability to think on your feet while improvising what you are going to do and say next. Build your self-confidence, learn useful theater and movement skills, and become more open-minded while having a blast!


Week 7 July 31-August 4

Ages 3-5: Bug World!

Explore the world of creepy crawly critters with this week of experiments, observation, art, and fun! Students will learn fascinating facts about bugs from millipedes to fireflies. They will learn the difference between insects and other types of bugs and even get to design their own creature!

Ages 6-12: Eco Explorers

Explore local ecosystems to learn where and how animals live. Spend much of the week in the great outdoors while exploring Soundview’s forest and neighboring parks, ponds, and beaches. Campers will learn about the needs of living things, observe the interaction between the living and nonliving parts of ecosystems, and discover the relationships between producers, consumers, and decomposers. Round out the week with a trip to the zoo and learn about the environments that support life in other biomes.