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Summer Programs

summer 2024

SUMMER PROGRAMS

GRADES 6-9 | JULY 8 – AUGUST 16

FREE summer enrichment for current and new students of The Space. Offering programs for 6th grade through 12th grade students.

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PROGRAMS | CALENDAR | WEEK-BY-WEEK

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OUR SUMMER PROGRAMS

Our goal is to provide continued access to educational opportunities throughout the summer months.

BILINGUAL SCHOLARS

The Space will support 16 emerging bilingual students three days per week so that they can engage with the English language during their time off of school. This summer we will have an arts-based curriculum, featuring dance, drama, music, and visual arts.

MATH DROP-IN

The Space will provide several highlighted math activities and games each session. Come in for spiral art, tesselations, optical illusions, an exploration of infinity, and beyond!

CREATIVE WRITING

Get your creativity flowing! Blast off with words, write a legend, try your hand at creating song lyrics, and rewrite your favorite story. There will be opportunities to share writing aloud and in a published format.

STEAM dROP-IN

The Space will offer a new activity each week and provide materials, instructions, and help from our staff. Some featured activities are building a life-size planetarium, launching hot air balloons, and making gummy bears.

COLLEGE PREP DROP-IN

Get ready for college application season! SAT prep, college application help, essay inspiration and more. No appointment needed.

Field Trips

The Space will offer a field trip every Friday. Some trips will be local (biking, swimming, fishing) and others will be further afield (Redfish Lake, Lava Tubes, Silver Creek Preserve, and rafting with White Otter). Students must sign up ahead of time. Bagged lunches provided.

Bloom Truck

This summer, The Space will again create and distribute Bags-Full-of-Science at the Bloom Truck in Bellevue. Students have the option to complete their activity at the park to take it home for some family fun. Look forward to Cartesian divers, paper airplane launchers and ice cream fun.

Library Hours

The Bellevue Library will host activity sessions with The Space for three weeks in July. Elementary students and older are invited to join us for a boat building challenge, tessellations, and popping boba balls.

UPower

Upower is a Seattle-based organization with a mission to build positive relationships through movement and the power of play. The Space’s staff will lead Upower activities three times per week during lunch.

D&D

Hosted by The Space and led by students, our office will hold a weekly Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) game time. Rising 6th graders through seniors are welcome to join.

FIBER ARTS

Students will learn new skills using textiles and fibers each week. Knitting, sewing, embroidery, needlepoint, and felting are all possibilities. Make an arm-knitted scarf, embroider your star sign, and kick around a felted soccer ball.

STORY TIME

Students will gather in the office to hear a story read out loud.

YMCA

Following a successful academic-year partnership with The YMCA, The Space will facilitate a weekly trip to the Y. More details to come!

COOKING

Students will work together to prepare a healthy lunch for The Space’s staff and students. Participants will be in charge of cooking and serving. Meals include pita and hummus, tacos, salad, sushi wraps and grilled cheese.

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summer calendar

Flip the cards to see what is scheduled for each section of the day. Scroll down to get more details for each week.

MONDAY
Morning
10 – 12

Bilingual Scholars

MONDAY
NOON

12 – 1:30

Bloom Truck @ Valley view apts.

STory Time

MONDAY
AFTERNOON
1:30 – 6

D&D

Drop-in Hours: STEaM Activity

College Prep Drop-In

TUESDAY
Morning
10 – 12

Bilingual Scholars

Fiber ARts

TUESDAY
NOON
12 – 1:30

Lunch

UPOWER

TUESDAY
AFTERNOON
1:30 – 4

CREATIVE WRITING DROP-IN hours

MATH DROP-IN hours

WEDNESDAY
Morning
10 – 12

College Prep DROP-IN hours

Cooking Activity

WEDNESDAY
NOON
12 – 1:30

Lunch

UPOWER

WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON
1:30 – 4

drop-in hours: Steam Activity

Bloom Truck Bellevue

Bellevue Library

THURSDAY
Morning
10 – 12

BILINGUAL SCHOLARS

FIBER ARTS

THURSDAY
NOON
12 – 1:30

Lunch

UPOWER

THURSDAY
AFTERNOON
1:30 – 4

CREATIVE WRITING DROP-IN hours

MATH DROP-IN hours

FRIDAY

all day

Field trips
BAGGED LUNCH FROM HUNGER COALITION

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Week-to-Week

Every week of our program features themes and unique activities to keep it interesting and engaging. Plans for each week are outlined below.

Click the date to see what is planned for the week.

July 8-12 | July 15-19 | July 22-26 | July 29 – Aug 2 | Aug 5 – 9 | Aug 12 – 16

Week One

July 8 – 12
Hot Air Balloons & Buoyancy
Planned Activities
STEAM

Hot Air Balloons

COOKING

Pita Bread & Hummus

Math

Mesmerizing Spiral Art

Creative Writing

Tech Tales: Narratives of the Future

Fiber Arts

Discover the Art of Danish Paper Weaving

Friday Field Trips

Bicycling: Safe Routes for Summer

Find us off-site
Bloom Truck

Cartesian Divers

Bellevue City Park
Wed 1 – 2

Bellevue Public Library

Boat Building Challenge

Wed 1 – 2

Week TWO

July 15 – 19
Planetarium
Planned Activities
STEAM

Beyond the Stars: Build a Life-Size Planetarium

COOKING

“Stellar” Salads

Math

Tessellations: Where creativity meets precision

Creative Writing

Legends and myths of the night sky

Fiber Arts

Sew your own indoor soccer ball

Friday Field Trips

Ecology Exploration @ Silver Creek Preserve

Find us off-site
Bloom Truck

Solar System Rings

Bellevue City Park
Wed 1 – 2

Bellevue Public Library

Tessellations

Wed 1 – 2

Week Three

July 22 – 26
planetarium take 2
Planned Activities
STEAM

Beyond the Stars: Build a Life-Size Planetarium

COOKING

Flying Saucer Tacos

Math

Infinity & Beyond

Creative Writing

Blast off with words

Fiber Arts

Zodiac Embroidery

Friday Field Trips

Mountain Biking @ Galena Lodge

Find us off-site
Bloom Truck

Paper Caterpillars

Bellevue City Park
Wed 1 – 2

Bellevue Public Library

Popping Boba Balls

Wed 1 – 2

Week Four

July 29 – Aug 2
Things that FLy
Planned Activities
STEAM

Epic ninja star boomerangs

COOKING

Sushi & rice wraps

Math

Create a 3D topo map

Creative Writing

Wonderful wordless books

Fiber Arts

Knit a scarf on your arm

Friday Field Trips

Float the day stretch with White Otter

Find us off-site
Bloom Truck

Paper Airplane Launcher

Bellevue City Park
Wed 1 – 2

Week Five

Aug 5 – 9
Optical Illusions
Planned Activities
STEAM

Infinity mirrors

COOKING

Grilled Cheese Cook-off

Veggie Soup

Math

Optical Illusions

Creative Writing

Music & lyrics

Fiber Arts

Yarn coil basket

Friday Field Trips

Creeks & Critters @ Redfish Lake

Find us off-site
Bloom Truck

Kaleidoscopes

Bellevue City Park
Wed 1 – 2

Week SIX

Aug 5 – 9
Polymers
Planned Activities
STEAM

Popping Boba Balls

COOKING

Cheesemaking & Lemon Meringue Pie

Math

Untangling knots mathematics

Creative Writing

Rewrite your favorite story

Fiber Arts

Braiding & friendship bracelets

Friday Field Trips

Lava tube spelunking with The ERC

Find us off-site
Bloom Truck

Ice Cream Math

Bellevue City Park
Wed 1 – 2