Washington Middle School

Summer Services for Students and Families in Seattle

Are you looking for support or engaging activities for your student during the summer break? Look no further! Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and our community partners offer a variety of programs and resources to keep students engaged, healthy, and connected. Whether it’s academic enrichment, recreational activities, or mental health support, we’ve got you covered.


  • Seattle Police Department Youth Summer Crime Solvers Camp
    • Dates: July 22nd-26th, 12 PM-5 PM
    • Location: SPO Park 90/5 Training Facility, 2203 Airport Way S, Seattle
    • Eligibility: Ages 11-14 years old, currently enrolled at a Seattle Public Middle School
    • Application: Apply now at SPD Youth Crime Solvers Camp (limited spots!)
    • Details: Investigate a criminal case from start to finish. Every participant gets a free t-shirt! 🕵️‍♂️🔍🚓
  • THS Youth Summer Program Kickoff!
    • Date: July 9th
    • Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 AM – 2 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Center, Seattle
    • Activities: Make new friends, play sports, games, and learn new skills. Meet Buoy, the friendly Seattle Kraken mascot! 🌞🏀🎨
  • THS Youth Summer Program
    • Date: July 9th
    • Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 AM – 2 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Center, Seattle (1901 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., 98144)
    • Activities: Games, sports, music, cooking, gardening, and more! Free snacks & lunch provided. A great opportunity for teens to make new friends and explore interests. 🌞🏀🎨
  • Scholarship-based Coding Camps
    • Program: Bellevue College coding camp
    • Duration: Two weeks
    • Skills: Python, web development, C#, AI/machine learning (🧠🤖)
    • Eligibility: Middle school students in the Seattle metro area
    • Scholarships: Available (💰)
    • Website: Visit this website to learn more and apply today! 🚀
    • Prepare your child for the future workforce! 💼
  • Rainier Beach Community Center
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
    • Organization: Crisis Connections
    • Website: Teenlink.org
    • Phone/Contact: Dial 988 or 866-427-4747
    • Description: Available 24/7 for crisis support.
  • Swimming Lessons (Free at the Beach)
    • Organization: Seattle Parks and Recreation
    • Location: Pritchard Beach
    • Phone/Contact: Andy Bernard at 206-684-4078
    • Sign-up Details:
      • Sign-up begins June 21st via email: parksaquatics@seattle.gov
      • Drop-in sign-up at the beach:
        • Mon–Fri: 12:15–12:45
        • Tues–Thurs: 5:30–6:00
  • Teen Link
    • Organization: Crisis Connections
    • Website: Teenlink.org
    • Phone/Contact: Confidential and anonymous help line for teens by teens. Dial 866-833-6546.
  • Washington 2-1-1
    • Organization: Washington State Department of Health
    • Website: Wa211.org
    • Phone/Contact: Dial 211
    • Description: Free confidential service connecting individuals to food, housing, health, childcare, after-school programs, and more.
  • Y-Scholars
    • Organization: Garfield High School
    • Address: 400 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
    • Application: Y-Scholars Application
    • Contacts:
    • Description: Free college access program for African American incoming freshmen at Garfield High School. Now accepting applications.
  • Cleveland High School Connects Program
    • Organization: Cleveland High School
    • Address: 5511 15th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98108
    • Program Details: Cleveland High School Connects 5-Week Summer Program
    • Description: Free 5-week summer enrichment program for incoming 9th-grade students. Dates: July 1 – Aug 2.
  • Columbia Branch Library
  • Free Summer Meals
    • Organization: United Way of King County
    • Locations: Various locations in Seattle
    • Program Details: Uwkc.org/free-summer-meals
    • Description: Free summer meals available for kids and teens at parks and community centers. Refer to the website for specific locations.
  • Free Summer Meals
    • Organization: Seattle Public Schools Culinary Department/Seattle Parks and Rec
    • Locations: Various locations in Seattle
    • Program Details: Seattleschools.org/news/summer-meals
    • Description: Starting July 5th, free healthy breakfast and lunch for children and teens 18 and younger. Refer to the website for specific locations.
  • Free Summer Meals
    • Organization: Rainier Valley Food Bank
    • Address: 9021 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle
    • Program Details: Rvfb.org/spark-to-go
    • Description: Stop by to grab a lunch bag, Mon-Fri starting at 10 am.
  • Mental Health Services
    • Organization: Sound Mental Health
    • Locations: Multiple locations
    • Website: Sound.health
    • Description: Sound offers supportive and individualized emotional and behavioral health services to all ages of people.
  • Planet Fitness Free Summer Pass
    • Organization: Planet Fitness
    • Address: 9000 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle 98118
    • Pass Details: Planetfitness.com/summerpass
    • Description: Free summer membership for teens aged 14-19. Teens under 18 can sign up online or in-club with a parent or guardian.
  • Power Up! Summer Enrichment Program (Franklin High School)
    • Organization: Franklin High School
    • Address: 3013 S. Mt. Baker Blvd, Seattle 98144
    • Program Details: FHS Power Up Enrichment Program
    • Contact: Email: chpraseuth@seattleschools.org
    • Description: Free summer enrichment program for incoming 9th graders. Dates: July 8 – Aug 2, Mon-Fri 9:00 – 3:00. Application deadline: June 21st.
  • Power Up! Summer Enrichment Program (Rainier Beach High School)
    • Organization: Rainier Beach High School
    • Address: 8815 Seward Park Ave. S., Seattle 98118
    • Program Details: RBHS Power Up Enrichment Program
    • Contact: Email: chpraseuth@seattleschools.org
    • Description: Free summer enrichment program for incoming 9th graders. Dates: July 8 – Aug 2, Mon-Fri 9:00 – 3:00. Application deadline: June 21st.