7711 43rd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
For Tuition Rates and Questions please email or call the Program Manager.
Welcome to Kids Co. at Decatur, located at Decatur Elementary School! Each day is a new adventure here at Decatur. Both mornings and afternoons, we always offer some sort of enrichment activity. These range from art projects, science experiments to active games inside and outside the classroom. We also offer opportunities for youth to plan activities to share with the group. We really believe it is all about the Kids!
Due to our size, we also split the age groups up. First through third graders are in our main classroom and our fourth and fifth graders use another classroom across the cafeteria. This allows staff to really cater to the different ages in our program and create activities with youth to engage in.
In addition, Monday-Thursday we offer designated homework time, outside time and free play during structured times. (please see daily schedule) On Fridays, we have Free Day Fridays, where youth get to choose their activity, get outside earlier and take a break from homework for a day if they want. Every day we also serve a healthy breakfast and light snack in the mornings and afternoons.
Summer Day Camp-Summer of Discovery!
July - August 2019
Our Kids Co. Summer Day Camps keep kids active, having fun, and learning all summer long so come along with us!
Kids will play with friends, create and explore new things, and travel to different places each week.
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 “reading” tokens. Summer Run for Fun is our way of incorporating exercise, in a fun way, into our daily routine. Kids will earn “running shoes” tokens and track how far they’ve run, jogged, walked, or even skipped. At Kids Co. at Decatur one day each week will be Wheels Day: a special day where kids are encouraged to bring their bikes, scooters, or anything else with wheels, to add a little more fun to the day!
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- 4-5 days a week, $299
- 3 days a week, $225
- 2 days a week, $150
Big Adventure Week - July 1 to July 5 (closed Thursday, July 4th)
Take the road less traveled and find yourself on deep wood hikes, beach combing, and new places to go. We’ll draw treasure maps and hear about explorers who traveled to the ends of the earth. Join in the fun game challenges held each day. Field Trip: Green Lake Park
Through the Decades - July 8 to July 12
We’ll be winding our way through the 60s, 70s, and 80s in fun camp activities! Music, dance, groovy art and much more. Kids will hear stories and play games like they did way back when. Join in a costume contest every day and come in retro style. It’ll be dy-no-mite! Field Trips: Seward Park and MoPOP
Farm to Table - July 15 to July 19
All about good eats! Kids have the chance to put on their chef hat and create easy, healthy meals. Each day a new menu and cool places to visit during the week when they head out for food field trips. Farms, markets, restaurants, or bakeries will be highlights. Field Trips: Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center and Northacres Spray Park
Gathering of the Games - July 22 to July 26
Games galore this week! Card, table, and playground games are all part of the fun. Kids will have the chance to create their very own games as well as play the great ones they know. We’ll teach game strategy and visit places where games are played. Field Trips: Discovery Park and UW HUB Bowling
Sights of the Sound - July 29 to August 1 (closed Friday, August 2nd)
The Puget Sound will be our teacher and playground this week. Beaches – aquatic life – boats – sand/driftwood/clamshell craft – seaweed/fish/berries snack – nature hikes – Native American history and culture – So much fun, and only one week. Field Trips: Gas Works Park and the Woodland Park Zoo
Creative Campers - August 5 to August 9
This week is all about the arts where kids can dabble in paint, create with clay, or any number of ways to be creative. Music, dance, drama, and photography will give everyone a chance to find new creative ways to play. Our field trips will take us out to experience the arts around town. On-site Guests: Little Hands Creations and Zumba Kids
Kids Co. Laboratory - August 12 to August 16
All about the wonderful world of Science! Each day we’ll hypothesize, test and learn about science through hands-on activities. From chemistry to robots and more, the week is about learning something fun and new about the world around us. Field Trips: Pacific Science Center and Living Computers Museum and Labs
World Travelers - August 19 to August 23
Where in the world do you want to go? Join us as we visit far-away places like South America, Asia, European cities, and more. Each day a different place as we take a look at the food, crafts, games and more of places far from home. Field Trips: MOHAI and Center for Wooden Boats
Best Week Ever - August 26 to August 29 (closed Friday, August 30th)
So many good things happened during the summer that we want to do them twice! Expect to find the best of the popular games, creative projects kids loved, and field trips we never wanted to leave. This is our wind-down week and we want to have fun with it. What did you love and want to do again? On-site Guest: The Seattle Reptile Guy Special Event: Penny Carnival at Kids Co. at Cascadia (old school carnival games and competitions for all the Kids Co. campers!)
NOTE: Field trips subject to change.
Before and After School Clubs
Kids Co. at Decatur is unique in that it also organizes all of the before and after school clubs. Clubs are open to all Decatur families and we offer a variety of different clubs each term. We do our best to align club terms with the various breaks in the school year, but we offer three different terms over the course of the year. Some of our most popular clubs are Creative Coding for Kids, Sewing, Adventures in Crafting and Minecrafting, Art wizards and various sports classes. For a full list of club offerings and schedules, please visit the Decatur PTA website.
Lastly, the staff here at Decatur are truly wonderful and well-seasoned. Every day you can expect to be greeted warmly by any of the staff working. We have had some staff here since 2012, staff who have worked at other Kids Co.’s and newer staff who have quickly become invested in the Kids Co. world.