Check out the educational and recreational opportunities for youth and families in North Kitsap offered by local non-profit organizations.
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Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast, Hosted by Poulsbo Lions Club - Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19
North Kitsap High School Commons
The Poulsbo LionsClub will be hosting its annual Viking Fest Pancake Breakfast at theNorth Kitsap High School May 18th and 19th. All proceeds go toscholarships for North Kitsap students. Doors open at 7am onSaturday and 9am on Sunday until 1pm both days. All you can eat pancakes,eggs to order, and sausage for $7/adults and $5/children under 12.
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue Kid's Day - Saturday, June 1, 10:00am - 2:30pm
Kitsap County Fairgrounds
FREE fire and life safety event for kids of all ages. It features inside booths, entertainment and food as well as an entire outdoor area with “touch-a-truck” displays and demonstrations by our Firefighters. Each organization that joins us puts together an engaging, interactive activity with a safety message.One of the biggest draws of our event is the bike helmet fitting area. We offer bike helmets to children and adults at no cost and we make sure they’re fitted properly.
Recess Monkey Concert - Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:30am
Naval Undersea Museum
Free concert, seating ins first come, first served. The concert will last approximately 45 minutes.
Recess Monkey is the acclaimed children's music band fromSeattle, WA! The band is made up of three elementary school teachers who make kid's music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. They continue to be praised across the country for singable, danceable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids.
Jewel Box Performance Academy Youth Theater Program – 2013 Summer Camps (grades 2-12) The JBPA is offering two theatre camps this summer: a teencamp and production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., and a preteen camp and production of Backbeard, Hairiest Pirate That Ever Lived. The camps and productions are throughout July and early August. In these productions, youth will be involved in all aspects of producing the show: sets, lights and sound, props, costumes, and stage management, as well as performing. For more information and to register, go to http://jewelboxpoulsbo.org/schedule/jbpa/performance_academy.html.
Recreational & Educational Opportunities
Host families are needed for exchange students from around the world. Your home could welcome a student (you choose boy or girl) and they would attend the high school closest to your home. Hosting an exchange student often means you will find that you have added a wonderful new member to your family. All students are non-smokers, non-drinkers, have been screened and passed all background checks, have been personally recommended by their principals for their character and are on the top tier, academically, in their schools. Students come with medical insurance, a monthly allowance, cell phone, lap top and a huge desire to experience our culture. The host families are to provide the high school student with their own bed, meals and a place to study. Students arrive in August and fly home in July. They are eager to see and experience family life in the U.S and hopefully see some area attractions. The non-profit foundation is A.F.I.C.E, (www.afice.org) Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange and is one of the oldest and most highly regarded exchange programs in America. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact me anytime. Contact: Kristi York, AFICE Area Coordinator, (206) 387-6554, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bainbridge Athletic Club Youth Programs - All Star Softball Programs ages 10-14
Players will focus on key fundamentals of the game through fun and engaging drills; led by a knowledgable staff. Sign up online at www.biparks.org
Boys & Girls Club - Kingston Middle School
North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club, located in Kingston Middle School, is now accepting applications for its after-school program. The program for middle school students takes place 2:40-6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays during the school year. All students are welcome to enroll, including those enrolled in the Options J-Hop program at Gordon Elementary. For more information and to receive an application, call (360) 297-8644.
Boy Scout Troop 1555 - Meets at Scout Hall in Kingston
Boys in 6th grade are invited to attend weekly troop meetings on Tuesdays weekly from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Hall in Kingston. For more information, contact Scout master Mitch Jones (360) 297-0452 or email@example.com.
Camp Fire USA encourages every child to discover his or her talents and abilities in a safe and secure environment. Camp Fire allows youth to be part of a group that helps them make friends, interact with adult role models and become concerned citizens in their communities. For more information, please contact Dianne Rivers (360) 377-5513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cub Scout Pack 2575 - Meets at St. Olaf
An exciting opportunity for boys in grades 1-5 to learn skills, make friends and have fun. We meet Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in St. Olaf Religious Ed building. You do not need to be affiliated with the church or Catholic to apply. !Bienvenidos a la Familia de Scouting! Contact Ellen Dougherty: email@example.com or (360) 697-5724.
Cub Scout Pack 4555 - Meets at Gordon Elementary
Boys in 1st-5th grade are invited to attend pack meetings the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Gordon Elementary Multi-Purpose Room. For more information, contact Den Leader Ingrid Henden, (360) 297-8060.
Cub Scout Pack 4556 of Poulsbo
An opportunity for boys 6 and older to have fun, adventure, and enjoy activities with your den and pack. For more information, please contact coordinator Kelly Ashley at (360) 930-8451 or (808)221-9040.
Cub Scout Pack 4571
An opportunity for boys 6 and older to have fun, adventure, and enjoy activities with your den and pack. For more information, please contact Brian or Adrianne Ramey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)598-2660.
Cultural Homestay International
From Europe, Asia or South America. We're looking for loving families to show students authentic American culture. You choose a student from the applications. The students all have several years of classroom English. Students carry their own insurance and are responsible for their own expenses outside of your home. Families provide: Conversation in a real American home (all shapes and sizes), a place to sleep. ( Students may share a room with host sibling of the same gender), meals (regular breakfast and dinner, and a sack lunch for school), support and friendship, as your student discovers a new world & themselves along the way. Please call for information. Coordinator: Karen Moore (360) 598-2341.
FC Crush Academy
FC Crush Academy offers youth soccer programs including summer camps, teams and leagues, academy training, and tournament play to players from across Kitsap County. Open enrollment now and throughout the summer for boys and girls of all ages, 4-17. FC Crush features elite level training from a highly qualified and diverse staff. Come check us out! www.fccrush.com
Learn to Speak a Foreign Language
Foreign Language for Youth is offering language classes to students in grades 1-5 at North Kitsap elementary schools before and after school beginning October, 2012 and ending in Spring, 2013. Tuition is $294 (only $7.35 for a 40 minute lesson). If you are interested, please visit us at https://www.foreignlanguageforyouth.org/wp/preregistration Let us know your language preferences and schedule. We will try to get a class close to you. For more information, contact Konni Barich at email@example.com or (360)779-5269or visit www.foreignlanguageforyouth.org
An opportunity for girls ages 5-17 to have fun and build friendships. In the process, they will find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities - the core qualities of Girl Scouting. For more information, please contact (360)698-5156 or (800)767-6828.
Offering community theater opportunities for ages 6-21 in Broadway-type productions four times per year. All children are welcome to participate and everyone gets to participate. Children will build their self-esteem and grow their leadership skills in the process.
The Kitsap County Historical Society Museum
The Kitsap Historical Society Museum in Bremerton, Washington welcomes school groups of all ages to tour the permanent and temporary exhibit galleries. Students can learn about Kitsap's past through Sound People, Sound Visions, taking a stroll down Main Street and explore the Hands-On Gallery. Research opportunities are also available to students and teachers through the Museum's archives which are a rich resource for local history. For more information: www.kitsaphistory.org or (360)479-6226.
Kitsap Regional Library - Poulsbo, Kingston and Little Boston
Kitsap Regional Library continually offers a variety of programs for toddlers, children, teens and adults at all three North Kitsap branch libraries in Poulsbo, Kingston and Little Boston. Check out the online calendar for the most up-to-date listing of programs.
Soap Box Derby is a unique youth racing program for boys and girls 7-17 that encourages adult-youth activities while building and racing a gravity powered car together. Good sportsmanship, quality time, building community, and having fun are what it is all about! We race in Poulsbo just below Olympic College’s Poulsbo campus on a closed road. Contact our race director, David Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kitsap Water Blossoms SynchronizedSwim Team
Martha & Mary Before and After School Program
On campus care at all North Kitsap elementary schools, Care from 6am until 6pm including extended care during Early Release and Half-Day Furlough afternoons, Non School Day care at Poulsbo Elementary during teacher in-service days, breaks and throughout the summer, DSHS Childcare Subsidy accepted, Several options for care to fit your budget (scheduled, drop in, punch card), AM & PM snacks provided, Homework help, Active Minds, Healthy Hearts, Lessons for Life, Easy registration and start-up process, and Programs available at our other centers for younger siblings. Contact (360) 394-4089 for more information, or stop by and meet the staff.
Miss West Sound Scholarship Program
The winner of the Miss West Sound competition goes on to represent our community at the Miss Washington competition and has the potential to compete for the title of Miss America. To be eligible to compete for Miss West Sound 2012, contestants must be female, between 17-24 years of age, a high school graduate by June, submit the application by the deadline and meet other requirements, as set forth by the Miss America Organization. Contact: Executive Director, Amanda Cheatham.
Native Horsemanship Youth Program
Free and low-cost lessons in horsemanship. after-school and summer activity that is offered on a donation basis. We also trade help on the ranch for horsemanship lessons. Horses are trained as therapy horses and work very well with children with autism, ADD/ADHD , grief and behavior issues. For more information or to sign up, call Lynne Ferguson at (360) 440-5975.
Families with children pre-school to age 12 are invited to Family Day, the first Saturday of every month from October through May. Call 360-396-5547 for more information.www.navalunderseamuseum.org
Get connected to resources for military families including student scholarships. Military service members and their dependents around the world can work with a certified, professional tutor online 24/7 at Tutor.com for help with homework, studying, test prep, resume writing, and more, the minute they need it at no charge. For more resources, please contact Heather Carrell, School Liaison Officer for Naval Base Kitsap at (360) 396-5139.
North Kitsap Community Pool
Offering swimming lessons, camps for kids, water aerobic classes, and lap swimming. Swimming lesson scholarships available to qualified K-8 students of the North Kitsap School District.
The North Kitsap Little League Challenger Division is currently registering Special Needs boys and girls to play baseball on the Challenger Team. Please visit the NKLL website (www.nkll.com) and follow the links to register for Challengers. Challengers is free to Special Needs youths ages 5 - 18 who have a current IEP (Individualized Education Program).
North Kitsap Little League Challenger Division
Contact: Cathleen Taylor (360) 394-7907 or email at email@example.com
Offering North County youth the opportunity to participate in Football, Basketball and Cheer.
Offering boys and girls ages 5 to 18 years of age the opportunity to develop their soccer skills in a team environment.
NEW at North Kitsap Soccer Club! Drop in Soccer Program - Any player U11-U17, currently playing or not. Come to Starwberry Field every Friday from 6-7:30 and check in at the field with Steven. Be sure you have your shin guards! This is free for players registered with NKSC. Visit their webiste for more information. http://www.northkitsapsoccer.org/home.php
Offering enrichment programs for kids entering grades 4 – 12 in 3D Animation, Stop-Motion Animation, 2D Drawing and Animation, LEGO Robotics, Digital Photography/Graphics, Web Design, Flash Animation, Exploring Guitar and Theater Games. Programs available at the Poulsbo and Bremerton campuses. For more information, call (360) 475-7786.
Offering a variety of activities, sports, and recreation for North end area residents. View our most
current class listing.
- Includes Fall, Winter and Spring Basketball programs, Girls Volleyball programs, Fencing, Sailing, etc.
Language - Spanish, Italian, and French all offered with experienced, friendly instructors guiding you to linguistic proficiency!
Dancing - Dancing is aerobic, social, and good for the soul! Poulsbo P&R offer many opportunities throughout the year in dance.
Poulsbo Piano - Piano Lessons
Local piano teacher with ten years teaching experience is accepting students ages 4-adult.
Lessons focus on rhythm, theory, and other music fundamentals.
For information, contact Laura Meredith at (904) 525-6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rite of Passage Journeys
Discover the wonders of Washington's lush rain forests and wilderness beaches this summer with Rite of Passage Journeys' backpacking explorations. Whether you are a fearless mountain trekker or a first-time camper, our one- to three-week programs will offer an exciting and unique coming of age experience with a small group of new friends and fantastic mentors. Join us for a life-changing adventure, exploring both the wilderness of the outer world and the depth of the inner self.
The Apprentice Journey: (Ages 8 - 10) July 14 - 20, 2013
Call to Adventure: (Ages 10 - 12) June 23 - 29, 2013 OR July 21 - 27, 2013
Becoming a Young Woman: (Ages 12 - 14) July 7 - 13, 2013
Coming of Age for Boys 2-Week: (Ages 12 - 15) August 11 - 24, 2013
Coming of Age for Boys 3-Week: (Ages 12 - 15) June 23 - July 13, 2013
Coming of Age for Girls: (Ages 12 - 14) August 11 - 24, 2013
Solo Crossing: (Ages 15 - 18) July 14 - August 3, 2013
The Journey Continues: (Ages 14 - 18) August 4 - 10, 2013
Contact our office at (425) 485.7396 or email@example.com to get more information. Some Financial Aid is Available.
Stillwaters is an environmental education center in the Carpenter Creek watershed of Kingston. The mission of Stillwaters Environmental Education Center is to teach, inspire and support individuals and organizations to achieve sustainability in the use of Earth's resources.
West Sound Time Bank is a form of community currency that is based on time rather than dollars. Requests (withdrawals) are made from a large selection of available services offered by members. All hours are valued equally and earned and withdrawn on an hour-for-hour basis. With neighbors helping neighbors, we all help to build a stronger, more connected community.
Haselwood Family YMCA in Silverdale offers recreation classes for all ages. Whether you seek health and fitness classes, childcare programs, day or resident camps, teen or family activities, small group support, volunteer opportunities, or special events, you’ll find choices at the Y. YMCA tailors their programs to meet the needs of people of all ages, interests, and abilities, and work hard to make every program fun and rewarding. Find the right programs for you and your family!
Last Modified on May 17, 2013