4800 S Henderson St
Seattle, WA 98118
Ages Served: 4 to 12 years old
KIDS CO. AT SOUTH SHORE
Your children are very important to us, and we want them to feel welcome whenever they come to our program.
When your child enters Kids Co. at South Shore, located at South Shore K-8 School, they will be greeted by a caring staff member. They will experience warmth, a home-like atmosphere, and a place full of fun. There is tons of wonder, laughter, and creativity when you walk through these doors. They create friendships here that run not only through the school year and summer but for years to come. They play classic games (e.g. tag, Monopoly, Chess, etc.) and they learn new ones as well (e.g. Sleeping Queens, Monopoly Deal, Magic, etc.). We have great food that invites our youth and teachers to sit together and enjoy a delicious snack. We encourage our kids to help one another with different activities. We want your children to grow socially and intellectually so we can make sure to provide a space for them with our activities.
We keep it real here, and it's a reality full of heart.
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 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 South Shore - Summer Camp Weeks and Themes
Week 1: Imaginarium (June 23-26th, CLOSED June 22nd) -- Dive into a world of magic and whimsy! Campers will discover their spirit of adventure and creativity through hands-on projects and field trips. 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 2: Into the Wild (June 29-July 2nd, CLOSED July 3rd) – 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 3: Full STEAM Ahead (July 6-10th)-- 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!
Week 4: Outdoor Explorers (July 13-17th) -- 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 5: Weird and Wacky Week (July 20-24th) – We are celebrating all things weird and wacky! If your child enjoys creating fun costumes or celebrating unofficial holidays such as “Talk like a Pirate Day” this camp is for you! With a variety of gooey experiments, Quirky crafts, and funky gym, campers are sure to have a good time expressing their silliest and wackiest selves!
Week 6: Farm to Table (July 27-31st)-- 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 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 7: Let’s Play! (August 3-7th, CLOSED August 7th) -- Let the games begin! Together campers will build confidence, develop strategy, and improve endurance through fun summertime games and a variety of sports. But we won’t stop there; campers will also tap into their creativeness by developing and playing their own games. It will be a week of keeping both their minds and bodies active
Week 8: 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 9: Creative Space (August 17-21st) -- 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 10: Best Week Ever(August 24-27th, CLOSED August 28th) – Get ready for the best week ever at Kids Co.! This week is all about kid’s choice! Revisiting a favorite project, putting a twist on an old activity, or planning something totally new, campers and counselors will work together to create and recreate some all-time favorites!
After 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 Clubs
Kids Co. at South Shore is unique in that it also organizes all of the after school clubs. Clubs are open to all South Shore families and we offer a variety of different clubs each term. Some of our most popular clubs are LEGOS, Gardening Club and various sports classes. For a full list of club offerings and schedules, please visit the South Shore K-8 webpage.