“The teachers are great with the kids and I really feel like they know and understand each child individually, which is so important.”

– Launch Parent

We’re offering summer programs for children ages 3–12 at 5 regional camp locations in 2020. Our camps are open five days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

We invite you to visit the links below to see each location’s summer agenda and themes.

  • Beacon Hill –   2025 14th Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98144
  • Highland Park (Preschool and School Age) – 1012 SW Trenton Street, Seattle 98106
  • Kimball – 3200 23rd Avenue S, Seattle 98144
  • Madrona (School Age and Leap Ahead) – 1121 33rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Miller Annex – 301 20th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112

Tuition rates for Summer 2020 can be found here.

School-Age Summer Program (children entering grades 16 in the fall)

A break from school is a wonderful time for children to decompress, play outdoors, meet new friends and build memories with old ones. It’s a time to make messy art, experience nature, listen to a new song, and discover their vibrant world. Our staff loves educating our Launch children and exploring with them during the long days of summer. We apply the same intentionality to our summer program that we do during the school year.

The summer program provides a fun and stimulating environment while avoiding summer learning loss. Summer curriculum engages children in the areas of math, science, social studies, creative arts, language, literacy, and physical fitness. Each week, children learn about a general theme through a series of hands-on enrichment activities where they can explore and discover while taking advantage of opportunities to apply their new skills to ensure comprehension about the specific topic. Each Launch camp chooses their themes based on the interests and needs of the children at that location, so campers may explore different topics and activities, depending on the camp they attend.

Launch teachers facilitate enrichment activities that keep the children engaged. Students can initiate, plan, and lead activities based on their interest level. Weekly guest instructors and community volunteers also work with the children on projects that will maximize fun and learning.

We partner with a number of generous organizations to make field trips free or low cost to Launch students. Staff and children use public transportation for field trips, and Launch does not charge families field-trip fees.

Some community partners include:

  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Living Computers: Museum + Labs
  • Seattle Storm
  • Seattle Mariners
  • The Center for Wooden Boats
  • Seattle Great Wheel
  • Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
  • Seattle Aquarium

In addition to support from our community and corporate donors, we also take advantage of our city’s many free public attractions. The teachers and children explore local beaches and parks, make regular trips to the library, and attend sporting and performing arts events. Healthy doses of whimsy and play complement learning and exploration. Come September, children are recharged and ready to return to school.

Summer Leap Ahead (for children entering kindergarten in the fall) 

The transition from preschool to a kindergarten is a milestone in a young child’s life. During the summer months, our incoming kindergartners may participate in our Leap Ahead program, designed to successfully transition preschoolers to kindergarten. 

*We have special scholarships available for income-eligible Leap Ahead students. Please email or call (206) 726-7972 or for more information.

Learn more about Leap Ahead.

Summer Preschool

During the summer months, Launch children experience the same quality programming that they receive during the school year. We currently offer summer preschool programs at our Miller Annex location in Capitol Hill and our Highland Park location in West Seattle.  

Learn more about our preschool program.

To register your child for one of our programs, please fill out our online registration form.