KIDS CO. AT MCDONALD
Kids Co. at McDonald, located at the McDonald International School, is a program full of adventure, discovery, encouragement of using your imagination, and a wonderful way for kids to make memories that they will cherish for a lifetime! Offered five days a week, our program is designed to give kids a voice and help them grow, stay engaged while having fun, and to help make lifelong friends. Our afternoons are filled with Snack Time, Free Play, Outdoor Play, Homework Time, and Activity Time. Our program has monthly themes and our amazing staff plan enrichment activities that are always popular and make the kids never want to leave! We finish our day with low-key games and free play, to prepare for pick-up.
Summer Day Camp (scroll down for themes)
Kids Co.'s Summer Camps are fun, flexible and educational. Your one stop shop for summer fun.
New themes, activities, and field trips to lots of exciting destinations each week.
- Designed with working parents in mind, our week-long day camps run from 7:00 am – 6:00 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.
Here are some of the fun places we take our kids to experience… Tacoma Glass Museum, Tinkertopia, Bowling at the Husky Union Building (HUB), Point Defiance Zoo, Living Computer Museum, Kangaroo Farm in Arlington WA, Luther Burbank Park, Lynnwood Pool… just to name a few!
We can’t wait to spend the summer with you!
Kids Co. at McDonald - Summer Camp Weeks and Themes
Week 1: Full STEAM Ahead (June 23-26th, CLOSED June 22nd) -- Put on your goggles, hardhats and thinking caps for a week of engineering fun! This week students will practice their STEM skills through a variety of building, science, and crafting activities. Using exciting materials like Legos, sand, wood, and more, students will craft impressive creations that they can take home to remember this fun-filled week of Kids Co. camp!
Week 2: Imaginarium (June 29-July 2nd, CLOSED July 3rd) -- Dive into a world of magic and whimsy! This week, students will discover their spirit of adventure and creativity through hands-on activities and field trips. Students can dodge dragons, explore fairy lands, and jump over lava pits in our own Kids Co. obstacle course or games, then put your imagination to the test and create your own unique worlds and creatures. Bring your creative minds for an adventurous week at Kids Co.!
Week 3: Outdoor Explorers (July 6-10th) -- Summer is the perfect time for outdoor exploration! This week, students will learn about the many great outdoor activities that start in their own backyard. We will practice new games, create exciting 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 4: 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. Each day we’ll explore a new menu, learn about cooking tools and techniques, and enjoy food themed field trips 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 5: Into the Wild (July 20-24th) – This week we will learn about animals both on land and in the sea, and other creepy crawlers in our region and all around the world! Students will start with fun learning exercises about different animals and the ecosystems in which they live! We will get outside to see if we can spot some of the creatures that live in our own backyard as well! So get ready for a week of animal exploration at Kids Co.!
Week 6: Let’s Play (July 27-31st) -- Let the games begin! During this week, students will have the opportunity to play board games, some familiar and some new, group games, and gym games while also having the opportunity to create their own games! Together we’ll practice teamwork, grow math skills, and strategy development, as well as explore the places where games are played.
Week 7: The Great Adventure (August 3-7th, CLOSED August 7th) – Join us as we “adventure” from the depths of the oceans to the outer reaches of space. Kids that attend this week 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 8: Get on the Bus (August 10-14th) -- Planes! Trains! And Automobiles! And Ferries too! Learn about the different forms of transportation around the city and the state that support the communities in which we live. 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 9: Weird and Wacky Week (August 17-21st) – This week we’re celebrating all things weird and wacky! If your child enjoys creating fun costumes or celebrating holidays such as “Talk Like a Pirate Day” this camp is for you! With a variety of science, craft, gym, and cooking projects, students are sure to have a good time expressing their silliest and wackiest selves!
Week 10: Makers Space (August 24-27th, CLOSED August 28th) -- It’s time to get crafty at Kids Co. and unleash your inner Picasso! 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 crafty!
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.