Boys and Girls Clubs
Several clubs offer summer activities, but space is limited. Visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington’s website for more information.
Kindergarten Jump Start
Kindergarten Jump Start offers academic and developmental opportunities that build learning skills in incoming kindergarten students and familiarize them with their schools. This summer, the program will be offered on weekdays July 31 through Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Anderson, Fruit Valley, Harney, Hazel Dell, Hough, King, Lincoln, Marshall, Minnehaha, Ogden, Roosevelt, Sacajawea, Truman, Walnut Grove and Washington elementary schools. Jump Start will be offered from Aug. 14–18 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Chinook, Eisenhower, Felida, Franklin, Lake Shore and Salmon Creek elementary schools.
There is no cost to participate. Transportation is not provided. Sign up in school offices before June 21 or on the first day of Jump Start at one of the above schools. Note: You must also register your child for kindergarten at this time. Please bring the required documentation.
The Summer Meals Program feeds kids and teens 18 years old and under. Sites are located at places such as schools, parks and community centers.
Kids ages birth to 18 also can get free meals during the summer thanks to Vancouver Public Schools’ mobile FCRC and Share, who will be providing food, resources and Wi-Fi.
Cascadia Tech Academy
The Cascadia Tech Academy (formerly known as the Clark County Skills Center) is offering summer school classes to students who have completed eighth, ninth, 10th or 11th grade this school year. Students who have completed eighth, ninth, 10th or 11th grade during the 2016-17 school year can earn a 0.5 elective credit and, in some cases, academic credit. Get more information.