The Youth Program is a three day, all-inclusive, action-packed program for the kids (or “kids-at-heart”!) of those attending the Scientific Program. The supervised program, for youth ages 6 and older, provides a fun way for kids to explore, play and experience the weekend. The focus is on unique Seattle-area activities that the group can do together and enjoy. Past examples have included river rafting, rock climbing and a scavenger hunt at the Pacific Science Center. I look forward to seeing all of you for another unforgettable summer in Seattle!
– Gretchen Lindstrom, Youth Program Director
Who: All interested youth ages 6 and up!
Wed., July 17th: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thurs., July 18th: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Grand Hyatt Seattle, Discovery Room (Lobby Level).
Thurs., July 18th: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Fri. & Sat., July 19th & 20th: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What to Pack: Comfortable shoes, sandals, summer play clothes, hat, swim suit, goggles, water wings (if appropriate) and sunglasses.
Program Fee: $420 (includes activities, three custom T-shirts, transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks for all three days).
Extras: Upon check-in each participant will receive a backpack to bring with them each day. The backpack includes all items needed to participate in the program (custom Youth Program shirts for each day, programs, emergency contact info, towels, etc.).
Contact: Gretchen Lindstrom, Youth Program Director
Gretchen@koiscenter.com or (206) 621-5310 ext.320
Who is staffing the program and how does it work if I have a young child participating?
The Youth Program is structured to provide enough staff to ensure a safe and fun experience for all participants. Many of the staff members are teachers, counselors, and experienced, long- time helpers of this program. The core program is designed in a small group/ buddy format, where staff leaders manage no more than four youth participants. Each group of four will include no more than one young child between the ages 6-10; this allows for extra supervision during activities as needed.
Can we sign up our kid(s) for a partial program?
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate partial youth participation. We hire staff based on the 3-day program and are unable to break up the registration on a day-by-day bases.
Can adults sign up for a partial program?
We do allow adults, parents, and guardians to register on a day by day basis for the Youth Program. Please contact Gretchen directly for adult registration.
Day 1 – Thursday, July 18th
A Day at Point Defiance Zoo
Come and explore the only combined zoo and aquarium in the Northwest. A full day of animal encounters, zip lines, challenge courses and fun awaits us at this one of a kind adventure.
What to bring: Comfortable closed toed shoes, long pants, hat, sunglasses, and light jacket.
Day 2 – Friday, July 19th
Arts & Craft early morning followed with a wild day at Wild Waves!
Our early morning provides the perfect opportunity to work on our designs for our annual t-shirt contest prior to heading out on the annual favorite: a day at Wild Waves! This dual water and amusement park 45 minutes outside of Seattle is sure to delight with more than 12 water slides, a giant wave pool, a river ride, carnival games, two roller coasters and many other thrill rides – as well as a “Kid’s Kingdom.” Wild Waves is always a good time for participants of all ages.
What to bring: Bathing suit, sandals, goggles, water wings, hat, shorts and sunglasses.
Towel & sunscreen provided
Day 3 – Saturday, July 20th
IMAX Movie, GameWorks Arcade & Hyatt “Cooking School”
We’ll slow down the pace this day with an age-appropriate summer flick shown on the big IMAX screen. Next, we’ll have fun with some arcade games and lunch at the nearby GameWorks arcade. The grand finale includes a culinary experience back at the Grand Hyatt that is truly unique! We’ll encourage our possible future chefs with a cooking lesson from some of the Hyatt’s top chefs while creating our own afternoon snacks. From homemade ‘Roll your own sandwich Sushi’ and a ‘Personal pizza kitchen’, it will be exciting to see what it whipped up this year - Yum!
What to bring: Closed-toed shoes and layered clothes.