Summer in the ZONE is a project to bring activities and summer learning to youth and teens who live in the Northeast neighborhoods of Spokane, Washington. The program is open to all kids entering Kindergarten through High School. Activities include sports and recreation, summer school, STEM, arts, games, mentoring and much more. Youth and teens who enroll in the program have access to free breakfast and lunch each day, as well as a "Playlist" of age-appropriate activities designed to engage them in learning and recreation.
The goals of Summer in the Zone are to maintain the academic gains students experienced during the school year, increase participation in safe and healthy activities that promote learning, and decrease boredom and juvenile delinquency.
Enroll in Summer in the ZONE and start your "Playlist" today!
Most programs will be offered at Shaw Middle School unless otherwise noted.
The ZONE encompasses the area north of Gonzaga University, east of Division Street, West of Market Street and South of Francis Streets. Schools in the ZONE include; Arlington, Bemiss, Cooper, Lidgerwood, Logan, Longfellow, Regal, Stevens, and Whitman Elementary, Shaw Middle School, Garry Middle School, Rogers High School, Spokane International Academy (K-3).
Typical Daily Schedule for the "Summer Playlist" - See notes for *PAL and **Library Activities
Week 1 (June 18th - June 22nd) - Week 3 (July 2nd - July 6th) - Bus arrives at 8 a.m. Breakfast 8 - 8:30 a.m., Yoga and Mindfulness 8:30 - 9:30, (summer school kids go to class at 9 a.m.) Games and Activities 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Lunch 11:30 - 12, Bus home leaves at 12 noon.
Week 4 (July 9 - 12th) - Week 7 (July 30 - Aug 2nd) - Bus arrives at 8 a.m., Breakfast 8 - 8:30 a.m., Yoga and Mindfulness 8:30 - 9 a.m., 9 - 11:30 - STEM and Arts Camps, 11:30 - 12 - Lunch, 12 - 1 STEM and Arts Camps, Bus home leaves at 1 p.m.
*Wednesdays beginning June 25th - Aug 1st - (no program July 4th) Police Activities League (PAL) will be on-site providing activities for kids from 11:30 - 2:30 p.m. Kids will join after lunch and/or STEM and Arts Camps - Bus will leave at 3 p.m. on these days.
**Most Library programs occur at 3 p.m. No transportation will be available to and from activities that occur after 1 p.m. on M, T, Th and F. Late buses will operate on Wednesday after PAL at 3 p.m.
To coordinate your family calendar and/or make sure your kids are scheduled for programs and busing during these weeks, please see Chris and Grace at Shaw Middle School, or contact Lisa White - firstname.lastname@example.org
important Information from partners who offer programs in The Zone
Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County - Northtown Club When school is out for the summer, the Club is IN! Join us for ten fun-filled weeks of Summer Power Day Camp open to youth and teens going into grades 1-12. Summer program fees start at $25 - $50 per week per camper. Visit our website for more information and registration forms. Our Clubs will be open M-F June 18th – August 24th for full day programming, including: sports and fitness activities in our gyms and play fields, • Tech labs • STEM activities • Arts programming • Field trips • Gardening • Specialized Teen programming • And much, much more! Check out the BGCA Club Websites in our Links!
Hillyard Public Library has activities for the entire family this summer! Make sure to check out their website in our LInks!