KIDS CO. AT ADAMS
Welcome to Kids Co. at Adams, a child care program located at Adams Elementary School in the heart of Ballard. We're here to make your child's away-from-home-time as fun, safe, and educational as possible by providing our families with the following services.
Summer Day Camp (scroll down for weekly themes)
Kids Co.'s Summer Camps are fun, flexible and educational. Your one stop shop for summer fun.
New themes, activities, and educational experiences.
- Designed with working parents in mind, our week-long day camps run from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Camp activities run from 9 am to 4 pm.
- Give yourself a break! Instead of shuttling your kids all over town to a new camp every week, choose one location all summer long.
- Our camps are a great option for gap weeks in your kid’s summer line-up!
- Licensed programs with professional staff who are trained in child/youth development, 1st Aid/CPR, and background checked.
- We are excited to launch our new programs, Kids Co.’s Big Read and Summer Run for Fun.
Each day kids will dive into good books and track their progress, and collect Big Read “reading” tokens. Our dedication to daily reading helps mitigate "summer reading loss," a decline in children's reading development that can occur during summer vacation times when children are away from the classroom and not participating in formal literacy programs. Read more about it here.
Kids Co. is here to keep your kids active! Summer Run For Fun is a fun way to promote healthful living into our daily routine. Kids will earn “running shoes” tokens and track how far they’ve run, jogged, walked, or even skipped. Physical activity is vital for a child's development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. ... promoting healthy growth and development. helping to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. building strong bones and muscles. Read more about it here.
Kids Co. creates the best summer ever for your kids. We blend staff ideas, best practice, family feedback, and kid’s suggestions to create a summer your kids will not forget.
We can’t wait to spend the summer with you!
Kids Co. at Adams - Summer Camp Weeks and Themes
Week 1: Creative Space (July 6-10th) – It is time to get inventive at Kids Co. and unleash your inner Da Vinci! From painting and papier-mâché to creative writing, we will be unlocking the creative side of the brain through a plethora of different arts and activities. So bring your imagination and get ready to get inspired!
Week 2: Farm to Table (July 13-17th) – All about good eats! Kids have the chance to put on their chef hats and create easy, healthy meals and snacks. Throughout the week, we will explore new menus, learn about cooking tools and techniques, and enjoy food themed experiences or visitors. Plus, we’ll explore where our food comes from – local farms, markets, restaurants, and bakeries will be highlighted. Bring your appetites for a week of food fun!
Week 3: The Great Adventure (July 20-24th) – Join us as we “adventure” from the depths of the oceans to the outer reaches of space. Kids will have a blast learning about the less traveled parts of our world and beyond through fun projects, games, and more. They will even have a chance come up with their own creatures and landscapes as they create their own worlds!
Week 4: Imaginarium (July 27-31st) – Dive into a world of magic and whimsy! Campers will discover their spirit of adventure and creativity through hands-on projects. Campers can dodge dragons, explore fairylands, and jump over lava pits during lively activities and games. Put your imagination to the test and create your own unique worlds and mythical creatures. Bring your creative minds for an adventurous week at Kids Co.!
Week 5: Outdoor Explorers (August 3-7th, CLOSED August 7th) – Summer is the perfect time for outdoor exploration! Campers will learn about the many great outdoor activities in Pacific Northwest. We will practice new games, create unique art, and complete some messy science experiments—all in the great outdoors! Take in a breath of fresh air, as we get ready for an exciting week of outdoor play!
Week 6: Get on the Bus (Aug. 11-14) – This week we celebrate having yellow school buses to travel around the city on our field trips! We will explore planes, trains, automobiles, ferries, and their importance in our city. STEM projects will teach students how different modes of transportation work and interactive field trips will allow students to see exciting vehicles up close! So get ready for some amazing field trips and awesome transportation projects this week at Kids Co.!
Week 7: Into the Wild (August 17-21st) – This week we will learn about animals of both land and sea, and other creepy crawlers! Campers will investigate the ecosystems and the animals that live in our region and around the world! We will get outside to see if we can spot some of the creatures that live in our own neighborhood! So get ready for animal discovery at Kids Co.!
Week 8: Full STEAM Ahead (August 24-27th, CLOSED August 28th) – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – this week we will put it all together! Campers will level-up their skills through an assortment of science, craft, and construction activities. Using a variety of exciting materials such as Legos and sand - students will design creations that they can take home. Put on your goggles, hardhats and thinking caps for a week of STEAM fun!
Before School Care
Kids Co.’s before school program offers kids a safe place to start their day. Every morning, Kids Co. offers breakfast and free time during which kids can choose from lots of activities like building, quiet reading, games, art station, or just hanging out with friends. After students gain some of their morning energy, they can join our talented and caring staff in an exciting activity! Past activities include science experiments, building projects, and group games. Join us at Kids Co.'s before school program, where students start their days off right!
After School Care
Kids Co.’s after school program is designed to help kids wind down from a busy school day. Through our structure and activities, staff members focus on teaching students about social-emotional, problem-solving, and leadership skills through play. We offer afternoon snack, inside free time, recess, and homework help as well as one teacher-led activity per day and opportunities for student-led activities. These activities vary and can include STEM challenges, arts and craft activities, active games, cooking projects, and more.