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Island Child - John L. Scott
Island Child
A directory of summer camps,
island preschools and
child care programs
Generously Sponsored By
A supplement of the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber • April 15, 2015
About Island Child
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Every year during this time, The Beachcomber publishes this section, a directory
of summer camps and classes as well as
island preschools and child care programs.
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This year, there are several recent additions: Little Islanders, Vashon Preschool,
Honeybee Play School and Vashon Children’s Center. These programs join several
longtime island favorites. Combined, the
old and new programs offer a variety of
options where young children will thrive.
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But summer is up next, and as always
Vashon is full of a variety of activities to
engage young islanders. Here there are
possibilities that range from art to sports
to theater — options for everybody.
Come August, The Beachcomber will
publish the fall issue of Island Child, with
information about the public and private
schools on the island. But for now, we
wish you a good summer and encourage
families to partake of some of the many
offerings in the pages to come.
— Susan Riemer, Island Child editor
From the Sponsor
What sets Vashon apart, what truly
makes this a special place, are the many
people who work diligently to make it so.
At John L. Scott Vashon, we count ourselves fortunate to live and work in this
special place.
The ability to give back to the
community, especially our children and
those individuals and organizations who
support them, is truly a pleasure. Please
join us in the support of our Island kids.
— The Vashon John L. Scott Family
Island Child staff
Publisher ...................... Daralyn Anderson
Editor .......................... Natalie Johnson
Section Editor ................ Susan Riemer
Marketing ..................... Daralyn Anderson
Design, production and cover design
Nance Scott
Dennis Clouse
On the cover
Children learn the pleasures of sailing
in a camp the Quartermaster Yacht Club
offers each summer.
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Published April 15, 2015
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Aruba Tileworks Photo
Students at Aruba Clay Camp make clay with their feet.
Art and Creativity Camps
Art and Spanish Camp-VAA
Ages: 3 to 5 and 5 to 7
Dates: June 29 to July 2
Time: 10 a.m. to noon for younger kids and 1 to 3 p.m. for
older kids
Location: McMurray Middle School
Cost: $85 Member, $95 General + $10 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Kids will sing, dance, create and learn with kindergarten teacher Victoria Clayton. Each day includes art
projects, Spanish songs and movement. Join in for
fun with Spanish language, culture and creative play.
Parents welcome.
Arts in Action! with Alisara
Ages: 9 to 14
Dates: July 13 to 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Harbor School
Cost: $300, plus $35 for materials, financial assistance is
available on a limited basis.
Contact: Harbor School at 567-5955 or [email protected] Also, harborschool.org.
Creativity will burst out of the art studio at Harbor
School this summer when faculty art teacher Alisara
Martin will lead students in exploring their inner artists.
Every day will bring a new activity, from large scale
paper maché animals to botanical watercolor painting,
from screen printing T-shirts and bags to abstract plaster sculpture. Students will learn to think like an artist
and bring their own concepts and visions to fruition.
Students will experiment with painting from observation, creating relief and screen prints, and making
printed hand-bound books and cards from their own
handmade paper. Students can choose to develop
work in whatever medium speaks to them, as well as
combine media to articulate their unique vision.
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Art in Motion-VAA
Ages: 8 to 12
Dates: Aug. 17 to 21
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: McMurray Middle School
Cost: $190 Member, $205 General + $35 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
With a different Vashon instructor each day, students
will create art that moves: Suminagashi oil and water prints, gummy bear waves, exploding kinetic art,
mixed media mono mobiles, hanging paper sculptures, wind instruments and weather vanes.
Aruba Clay Camp
Ages: 3 to 5 and 6 to 12
Dates: June 22 to 26, July 20 to 24 and Aug. 3 to 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the older kids, 3 to 5 p.m. for the
younger set
Location: Aruba Tileworks and Pottery on Cemetery Road
Cost: $185 for older kids, $90 for younger kids
Contact: Steve Roache at [email protected] or
571-8896
Each morning the class gathers around a fire while
a story is offered and dreams are shared to begin the
day’s work with clay. The students will make clay with
their feet and learn a variety of hand-building and
sculpting techniques, as well as work with the wheel.
Creative Faces Mask-Making Camp
Ages: 7 to 11
Dates: Aug. 3 to 7
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: The Land Trust Building
Cost: $175 + $15 for materials
Contact: [email protected]
At this camp, children will plan, design and build
a mask of their own invention. Working with island
artist Camille Coldeen, participants will create a paper
mache mask to wear or display, as well as other small
craft projects.
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Clay Camps-VAA
Island potter Liz Lewis has taught VAA clay classes
for more than 15 years and is a visiting artist in
Vashon schools. Register at Vashonalliedarts.org.
Mythical Creatures
Ages: 6 to 10
Dates: June 22 to 26
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $190 Member, $205 General + $50 lab fee
Dragons and mermaids, how about a hippogriff
or a manticore? Kids will read stories and poems
about fabulous beasts of old and then create a
favorite out of clay.
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Ages: 10 to 17
Dates: July 6 to 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $200 Member, $220 General + $50 lab fee
Students will celebrate the arts of Japan and will
throw a tea bowl on the potter’s wheel to fire in
the raku kiln, make a rope-incised clay vessel like
those of the Jomon period, design and construct a
painted Oribe-style dish and model one of Japan’s
beloved snow monkeys.
Vashon Allied Arts’ summer camps bring smiles to these girls.
Ages: 5 and 6
Dates: July 21 to 23
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $65 Member, $75 General + $15 lab fee
Marla Smith will lead students in making forest
friends, stump houses and more.
Feathers, Wings & Flying Machines
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Into the Woods
Ages: 6 to 10
Dates: July 27 to 31
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $190 Member, $205 General + $50 lab fee
Students will do some serious sculpting, sharing,
and considering with clay in hand. Lions, elephants,
giraffes, zebras, rhinos and cheetahs will come to
life. Their patterns, textures and silhouettes will
grace the surfaces of slab mugs and plates.
Sunflower!
Ages: 6 to 10
Dates: Aug. 10 to 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $190 Member, $205 General + $50 lab fee
Campers will make coil pots and sunflower
plaques, vegetable soup bowls and rhubarb leaf
watering troughs or birdbaths.
Crazy Crustacean Camp-VAA
Ages: 8 to 12
Dates: June 29 to July 2
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Point Robinson
Cost: $170 Member, $185 General + $15 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Kids will explore the world of crabs, their cousins,
and their tide pool neighbors with naturalist Maria
Metler. They will investigate a featured creature of
the day, survey beach habitats and create art. They
will also construct crustacean creatures as they
learn respectful and responsible beach conduct for
future shoreline searching.
Ages: 7 to 10
Dates: Aug. 3 to 7
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: McMurray Middle School
Cost: $190 Member, $205 General + $35 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Students will work with a different Vashon artist
each day to create unusual art projects: owl portraits, felted birds, paper mache air balloons, flying
bird mobiles, wacky wings and crazy kites.
Glass Intensive for Teens-VAA
Ages: 13 to 19
Dates: July 13 to 16 and Aug. 3 to 6
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Brian Brenno’s studio, 9850 SW 148th St.
Cost: $200 Member, $225 General + $50 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Teens will experience the wonders of glass by
making great works of art. Projects will include
glass blowing, bead making and mosaics. Students
will leave with many small projects and a good
foundation for future projects.
Innovation Camp
Ages: 8 to 12 years
Dates: June 29 to July 3
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Lelavision studio in Burton
Cost: $200
Contact: lelavision.com
Lelavision will offer this camp, with an emphasis
on kinetic, musical fun and making projects based
on simple machines. The camp is inspired by this
idea: “If necessity is the mother of invention, what
would you invent?”
Monster Factory Drawing Camp-VAA
Ages: 7 to 10
Dates: July 20 to 24
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: McMurray Middle School
Cost: $160 Member, $175 General + $20 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Steffon Moody will lead this camp, where monsters are the main attraction. Kids will explore
known monsters and create new ones.
Playwriting
Ages: 12 and older
Dates: June 29 to July 3
Times: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Open Space for Arts & Community
Cost: $195, or $375 for both Playwriting and Stage
Combat
Registration Deadline: June 19
Contact: [email protected] or 408-7241
This camp will be a week-long immersion in the
creativity and technique of playwriting. Students
will explore idea generation, brainstorming, improvisation, the craft of writing monologues and
dialogues and more. The week will culminate with
a short reading of student work for families and
friends. Playwriting classes may continue through
the summer and school year for interested students.
Stage Combat
Ages: 12 and older
Dates: June 29 to July 3
Times: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Open Space for Arts & Community
Cost: $195, or $375 for both Stage Combat and Playwriting
Registration Deadline: June 19
Contact: [email protected] or 408-7241
From the fistfights of old Westerns to the lightsabers of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, stage
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combat is a fabulous blend of skill, creativity and
technique. Beginning with unarmed “hand-tohand” combat, this class gives the student a safe
and reliable set of beginning combat techniques
for use on stage. As the class progresses, more
advanced concepts will be outlined with students
studying a variety of armed maneuvers involving
stage weapons. Strict attention is paid to safety
and technique.
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Summer Drawing Intensive-VAA
Ages: 16 to Adult
Dates: Thursdays, July 9 to 30
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Vashon Allied Arts
Cost: $145 Member, $160 General
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Donna Romero will teach the class, as students
strengthen their hand-eye connection and make
the third dimension look real by rendering shape,
placement and tonal contrasts in a dynamic composition. Students will work in a variety of mediums
and sizes. All levels are welcome.
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Summer Mash Up
Ages: 6 to 8
Dates: July 27 to 31
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Lelavision studio in Burton
Cost: $180
In this camp, Lelavision founders Leah Mann and
Ela Lamblin will offer creative movement, yoga, low
aerial, tumbling, music, obstacle courses, experiments and inventions.
Things One, Two, Red & Blue,
Dr. Seuss Camp-VAA
Ages: 5 to 8
Dates: July 13 to 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: McMurray Middle School
Cost: $190 Member, $205 General + $20 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Each day begins with a new Dr. Seuss book, and
the group will follow the zany theme in art projects
that day: drawing, painting, sculpture — a Truffela
tree forest, Whoville city sculpture and Fox in Sox
puppets. Imagine the places you’ll go.
Chess Camp
Summer Chess
Ages: 6 to 10
Dates: Wednesdays, July 1 to 29
Time: 4 to 5 p.m.
Location: Vashon Allied Arts
Cost: $65 Member, $75 General
Preston Washington will help students to learn
to think strategically and gain control of the board.
Whether students are new to the game or wanting
to learn new tactics, this class will raise their game
to the next level.
Cooking Camp
Camp Yum!
Ages: 8 to 12
Dates: Aug. 4 to 6
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Sailing Camp on Quartermaster Harbor has been a favorite summer activity for several years.
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Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Sugar Shack (formerly The Little House),
17636 100th Ave. SW
Cost: Tuition: $130 Member, $145 General + $35 materials
Hedy Anderson from King Caramel will lead
students as they tickle their taste buds and gain
cooking skills with the Queen of Caramel. They will
begin each day harvesting vegetables at Shoulder
to Shoulder Farm then walk to the Sugar Shack
(home of King Caramel) to cook and eat lunch.
They will make a different type of caramel treat
each day for dessert.
Dance Camps-VAA
Putting on the Ritz — Musical
Theatre Dance Intensive
Ages: 10 to 15
Dates: Aug. 10 to 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: VAA Center for Dance
Cost: $300 Member, $320 General
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Kids will explore different styles of dance (tap,
jazz, ballet) in addition to stage acting and basic vocals. They will also sharpen their skills for
performing onstage. Minimal dance experience
desired; no vocal experience required.
Hats & Canes Dance Camp
Ages: 6 to 9
Dates: Aug. 17 to 21
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: VAA Center for Dance
Cost: $230 Member, $250 General +$12 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Students will use classic props as they explore
different styles of dance (tap, jazz, ballet). They will
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watch famous dance scenes involving props and
then use their imagination to create their own hats
and canes. Props will be integrated into choreography for some fun dance sequences. Fairy Woodland Dance Camp-VAA
Ages: 3 to 5
Dates: Aug. 3 to 5
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: VAA Center for Dance
Cost: $135 Member, $155 General + $10 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Students will leap into three days of moving
and imagination. They will visit the lands of the
woodland fairies, mischievous gnomes and venture
beyond the stars. They will explore these magical
places through dance, theatre and crafts.
Intermediate Ballet Techniquee
Ages: 11 to Adult (Levels 4/5/6)
Dates: July 15 to Aug 19
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: VAA Center for Dance
Cost: $145 Member, $160 General
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Camille Kappelman will teach traditional barre,
centre and jumps at an intermediate level. Pointe
shoes can be worn at barre and in centre work.
There will also be stretching and light conditioning.
Foreign Language Camps
Art and Spanish Camp
See page 2.
French and Art Summer Camp Series
Ages: 3 and up
Dates: July 6 to 10 —Les Trois Ours (The Three Bears),
July 13 to 17 — La Petite Poule Rousse (The Little Red
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Hen), July 20 to 24 — Les Dinosaures and July 27 to
31— Le Loup (Fairytale Wolf)
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Vashon French School at Bethel Church
Cost: $150
Contact: Aristy Gill at (206) 304-4903 or
[email protected]
Teacher Coco Banks will lead children in four
different weeks of French and art. Each week will
incorporate an animal theme with fun art projects
in a rich French immersion setting.
French Theater Camp
Ages: 5 and up
Dates: Aug. 10 to 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Vashon French School at Bethel Church
Cost: $175
Contact: Aristy Gill at (206) 304-4903 or
[email protected]
This popular week at La Petite Etoile is back. With
the guidance of French teacher Aristy Gill, students
will create a play, learn songs, build a set, assemble
costumes and put on a show all in French.
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General Camps
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Ages: Kindergarten through grade 12
Dates: Weekly camps throughout the summer
Time: Day camps and overnight camps
Location: Camp Sealth
Cost: Varies according to camp
Contact: Campsealth.org
Camp Sealth has 400 acres of forest and beach,
and campers at Camp Sealth spend time having
fun in the water and woods. Day camps are structured loosely around a theme. Overnight camps
include classic overnight camp activities as well as
those that focus on games, archery, water activities, creative projects and horses. Camp Sealth also
offers a week of camp for kids in grades six through
nine with an autism spectrum disorder.
Little Tree Summer Session
Ages: 3 to 6 years
Dates: July 6 to 30
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
Location: Little Tree Montessori school
Registration Deadline: Current and new students enrolling for the fall have first choice of available openings.
Space is limited to 10 children.
Contact: Teri Tipton at 463-9249 or see
littletreemontessori.org
The camp meets mostly outdoors with lots of fun
summer activities and messy art projects.
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Starbreak Summer Village
Ages: 4 to 9
Dates: Weekly camps from July 6 to Aug. 20
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
Location: Starbreak Preschool near KVI
Cost: $160
Contact: [email protected], 463-6277 or see
starbreak.org
Camp days will be filled with stories of magic,
fairies, goblins, elves, knights, princesses, magicians
and jesters. Each week is different. The children
Starbreak Photo
Learning to walk on stilts is one of the pleasures of a summer week at Starbreak.
under supervision run the village; they have a
parcel service, lookout tower, bank, magic shop,
performance stage, fairy tree, trails and some new
surprises yet to be revealed. Camp will include arts
and crafts, face painting, costume shop, treasure
hunts, plays and much more. This summer’s offerings include a stilt camp, beach adventures and a
week of camp for just boys and one for just girls.
Daily outdoor activities, swimming, biking and field
trips ensure full use of the summer sun.
Vashon Kids Summer Enrichment
Ages: 6 to 14
Dates: July 13 to 16, Aug. 3 to 6 and Aug. 24 to 27
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Westside Stables, 21200 Westside Hwy.
Cost: $520
Contact: CiCi Carson at 463-9828 or see vashonstables.
com
Students will ride through the woods, learn the
care and feeding of horses, enjoy arts and crafts,
bounce on a trampoline, play tetherball and enjoy
other games. The camper/counselor ratio is 3 to 1.
There is room for 12 campers. A healthy lunch is
included.
Ages: Entering kindergarten (must be 5
years of age) through entering 6th grade
Dates: Weekly summer camps
from June 22 through Aug. 28
Time: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Chautauqua Elementary School
Cost: Full time is $195 per week; four days per week
is $180, and three days per week is $165. Closed July
3. Families with siblings in the program receive a 10
percent discount, and VISD staff receive a 25 percent
discount; financial assistance is available, and DSHS
is accepted.
Contact: Dalinda Vivero at 930-2592 or [email protected]
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Instructors engage children to learn, play and
grow with activities in science, art, sports and humanities. The staff focus on encouraging children’s
spirits while teaching them to play cooperatively,
accept differences and resolve conflicts respectfully.
Weekly themes provide creativity and structure.
Horse Camps
Camp Sealth
See General Camps at left.
Horse Camp at Westside Stables
Music Camps
Ukulele Days with Camille and Gus
Ages: 6 to 10
Dates: July 6 to 10
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Religious Camps
Location: The Land Trust Building
Cost: $175
Contact: [email protected]
These five days, led by Camillie Coldeen and Gus
Reeves, will be filled with singing, strumming and
playing games. Participants will learn basic ukulele
skills from professional musicians and go home
with a repertoire of great songs.
Camp Burton
Ages: Entering grades 3 to 12 and families
Dates: July 26 to 30, July 12 to 17, July 26 to Aug. 1
Time: Overnight camp
Location: Camp Burton
Cost: $225 to $315
Contact: campburton.com
Camp Burton offers the best of Christian summer
camp, including information about God, singing,
games, campfires, crafts, swimming, canoeing,
sleeping in cabins and leadership opportunities for
youth.
Vashon String Camp-VAA
Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: July 28 to 31
Time: 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Location: St. John Vianney Church
Cost: $210 Member, $230 General
Registration deadline: May 1
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Gaye Detzer, Sarah Perlman, Kim Thal and Annie
Roberts will lead students in a variety of musical
experiences, including orchestra, fiddling, improvisation and theory games. Students will learn
drumming and folk dancing as an added bonus
and perform a concert for family and friends on the
final day. The camp is for students who play violin,
cello and guitar.
Nature Camps
Camp Terra
Ages: 4 to 10
Dates: July 13 to 16, July 27 to 30, Aug. 3 to 6
and Aug. 10 to 13
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. plus a later departure on the
day of a cookout
Location: Cedarsong Nature School, five acres of
woods on Old Mill Road
Cost: $300 plus $100 for optional overnight,
scholarships are available
Contact: Cedarsongnatureschool. org or call 708-5945
Camp Terra provides an opportunity for children to immerse themselves in nature and offers a
stimulating, hands-on approach to environmental
education. The camp atmosphere is non-competitive, allowing group bonding and encouraging
individual empowerment. Camp Terra activities are
designed and taught by early childhood and nature
educator Erin Kenny.
Secrets of the Greenwood:Herbal Magic
New Horizons at Camp Burton
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Even painted butterflies have a good time at
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learn the secret language of plants and discover
their healing power. They will make fairy feasts,
forest folk remedies, flower essences and more.
Campers will make friends with plants and each
other, play nature games, share stories, sing, follow
mysteries, journal, adventure in the greenwood and
more.
Vashon Wilderness Program
Summer Camp
Ages: 7 to 12 meet July 7 to 11, 4 to 6 meet July 14 to 18
Time: Session 1 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Session 2 — 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Location: Island Center Forest, 188th street entrance
Cost: $275 for session 1, $235 for session 2
Contact: [email protected]
Vashon Wilderness Program’s (VWP) summer day
camps are a place for children to make real and deep
connections with nature, while having a great time
learning about the mystery and magic of the local
ecology. VWP’s instructors spark kids’ curiosity and
unveil the secrets they need to discover the tracks
and trails of local mammals, forage safely for food
and medicine from the forest, stay found while traveling in unknown territory, build shelters, decode the
language of the birds and more.
Photography Camp
Camp for Girls-Vashon Wilderness Program
Teen Photo Intensive-VAA
Ages: Girls 7 to 10
Dates: July 21 to 25
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Private land, register for details
Cost: $275
Contact: [email protected]
In this farm and forest adventure, the group will
Ages: 13 to 18
Dates: July 27 to 31
Time: Overnight camp, but day camp available
Cost: $240 Member, $260 General; $95 lodging + $95
materials (food, admission fees)
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Christine Beck and Ray Pfortner will lead this
camp, which includes day trips (downtown Tacoma,
Point Defiance Zoo & Gardens, Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum) and two overnights
at Camp Burton. Students will shoot from predawn to after dusk, share meals and critique each
other’s photographs. A juried show of photos from
the camp will open at the Two Wall Gallery on Nov.
7. Students must have a digital camera (any kind
will do). A day camp option without the overnight
is available.
Learn to swim
Kids can learn to swim at all three
of the Vashon pools this summer.
The Vashon Pool and the Vashon Golf and
Swim Club will offer two-week sessions of classes
to the public throughout the summer. The
Vashon Athletic Club offers lessons to members
and non-members alike throughout the year.
Call the pools for more information.
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Ages: 16 and up with special needs
Dates: July 12 to 17
Time: Overnight Camp
Location: Camp Burton
Cost: $335
Contact: campburton.com
The camp provides a welcoming Christian
camping environment for youth who are developmentally disabled and/or who are mildly physically disabled. Campers learn they are important
creations of God and enjoy swimming at the local
pool, canoeing, carnival, games, archery, a talent
show and campfires.
Sports Camps
August Skills Camps-Soccer
Ages: 6 to 18
Dates: Aug. 17 to 28
Time: 9 a.m to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: McMurray field
Cost: To be determined
Contact: www.vashonsoccer.org
Fun and advanced skill development will be offered.
Golf Camp
Ages: Age 6 to 12
Dates: June 16 and 17
Time: 9 to 11 a.m.
Location: Vashon Island Golf & Swim Club
Cost: $60/members and $80/non-members.
Contact: 463-9410
Children and teens will learn the basics of golf
from Craig Wilcox, PGA professional.
Junior Crew Summer Season
Ages: 13 to 18 (entering 8th and 12th grades
Dates: Monday through Thursday, Session 1— July
6 to July 16 and Session 2 — July 20 to July 30. For
those taking the second session, there is an optional
regatta at Green Lake on Aug. 1, which includes an
additional practice on July 31. The fee for the regatta
and practice is $85.
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Jensen Point Boathouse
Cost: $260 per session, register for either or both sessions.
Registration: Opens May 1, to sign up go to
vashoncrew.com and click on the Junior tab
Contact: [email protected]
Conditioning and hands-on rowing for novice
Cost: $190 Member, $210 General + $20 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Marita Ericksen will lead the camp, which is
seeking singers, actors, dancers and stage crew to
produce a 20-minute musical ending in a performance for family and friends. Soccer is the setting
for this musical that not only celebrates the
beauty and glory of the sport, but also the value
of good sportsmanship, setting goals and being a
part of the team. Songs represent musical styles,
including Latin, rap, pop and Broadway.
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Ages: 5 to 7
Dates: Aug. 10 to 14
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: McMurray Middle School
Cost: $160 Member, $175 General + $10 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Students will take an imaginary adventure with
teacher Molly Wilson and explore characters from
familiar and new stories, play drama games and
create costumes and props.
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Vashon Allied Arts will offer a variety of classes for theater enthusiasts this summer.
and experienced rowers culminates in an optional summer regatta at Green Lake. Experienced
rowers will improve their fitness level and rowing
expertise in preparation for upcoming fall crew
season. Novices will learn the basics of rowing and
get a well-rounded introduction to this challenging sport. To participate in the Green Lake regatta,
rowers must attend the second camp session.
Location: Vashon Golf & Swim Club
Cost: $50/members and $70/non-members
Contact: 463-9410
Kids will learn the basics of tennis in a fun environment.
Peter Fewing Soccer Camp
Ages: Entering kindergarten through grade 8
Dates: June 22 to 24
Time and Location: TBA
Cost: $35 for kids in kindergarten through second
grade; $40 for kids in grades 3 through 7
Registration Deadline: June 20
Contact: Sandy Tillman at [email protected]
Fundamental skills will be taught by VHS
coaches and Vashon High School Pirate basketball
players. A Pirate T-shirt will be included.
Ages: 5 to 13
Dates: July 27 to 31
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Agren Park
Cost: $150 (scholarships are available)
Contact: Register at peterfewingsoccercamp.com
Seattle University Head Coach Peter Fewing
will direct this camp, where players will learn and
improve their skills and tactical awareness through
staff demonstrations, practicing and playing.
Sailing Camp
Vashon Island Junior
Basketball Camp
Vashon Watersports
Summer Paddling Camp
Ages: 8 to 10 (beginners) and 11 to 14 (juniors)
Dates: Weekly sessions July 13 through the week of
Aug. 18, Monday through Thursday
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. juniors and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
beginners
Cost: $250/session with discount for early signup
Location: Quartermaster Yacht Club
Registration deadline: None, but camps can fill very
quickly
Contact: Vashon Park District, www.vashonparkdistrict.org or 463-9602
Kids learn the basics of water safety
and small boat sailing in the sheltered
waters of Quartermaster Harbor.
Ages: 10 to 16
Dates: July 27 to 30, Aug 4 to 7 and Aug 25 to 28
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Jensen Point boathouse
Cost: $250
Contact: vashonwatersports.com
Naturalists and kayak guides will host this
kayaking and stand-up paddleboard camp. Other
family-friendly tours and classes are offered all
summer.
Tennis Camp
Ages: 7 to 14
Dates: July 6 to 10
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: McMurray Middle School
Ages: 6 through high school
Dates: June 23 to 25, June 30 to July 2, July 14 to 16,
July 21 to 23, Aug. 4 to 6 and Aug. 11 to 13
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Theater
Summer Musical Theater: Goal!-VAA
Magic of Mime-VAA
Ages: 8 to 14
Dates: July 20 to 24
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: McMurray Middle School
Cost: $160 Member, $175 General + $25 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Steffon Moody will teach this camp, where
students will tell stories without saying a word,
explore with black light and create physical illusions: trapped in a box, the robot, climb a rope,
running into a wall; slow motion and throwing
lights. Mime makeup, white gloves and D’Lite
thumbtip provided. Family and friends invited to a
final performance July 24 at 3 p.m.
Costume Design for the Stage-VAA
Ages: 12 to 15
Dates: July 21 to 23
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Location: VAA Center for Dance
Cost: $120 Member, $140 General + $10 materials
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Students will don their designer hats and create
a concept for a stage production. They will learn
the process of choosing colors, textures, fabrics
and design elements. This camp will prepare them
to present a design concept in a professional,
thoughtful way. No sewing required.
Theatre-Dance Production WorkshopVAA
Ages: 12 to 16
Dates: Aug. 24 to 28
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: VAA Center for Dance
Cost: $260 Member, $280 General
Contact: vashonalliedarts.org
Stan Voynick and Elizabeth Mendana Shaw will
lead an exploration of lighting and sound design
with a concentration on dance production. This
workshop can be the first step in learning about
career paths in theater production. No experience
required, just a curiosity for how things work.
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Cedarsong Nature School
Type of program: Forest Kindergarten
Contact: www.cedarsongnatureschool.org
Openings: All classes in the fall
Ages: 2 to 6
Program: Cedarsong Nature School’s forest kindergarten is a completely outdoor preschool based on the
German waldkindergarten early childhood model,
distinguished by its child-driven learning, emergent
curriculum and inquiry-based teaching style. Now in
its ninth year, Cedarsong’s Forest Kindergarten was
founded and developed by early childhood educator
and nature immersion specialist Erin Kenny. Classes
are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Financial aid is available.
Student-to-teacher ratio: 4 to 1, class size limit is 8 to 12
students
Meals: Organic and wild-foraged snacks are served
Holidays: Open Sept. through June, does not follow
the public school calendar
Buses: No
CES Preschool (Chautauqua
Early Childhood Program)
Contact: Gillian Callison, registrar, 463-2882, ext. 4401
Openings: Waiting list
Ages: 3 and 4
Program: The school offers a morning class for younger
students from 9 to 11:50 a.m. Monday through
Wednesday. There is also an afternoon class for students preparing to enter kindergarten the next year
from 12:50 to 3:40 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The goal of the program is to provide an inclusive
preschool setting for children with developmental
delays with their typically developing peers, where
different rates and styles of learning are honored and
accommodated. The program’s focus is on the social,
communication and pre-academic skills that will
contribute to later school success.
The program also offers opportunities for developmental screening through Child Find.
Parents who have questions or concerns about their
child’s development may call the district office at 4632121, ext. 8638, to reach the Child Find coordinator.
Special Needs: Yes
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1
Meals: Children bring a snack
Holidays: Follows the public school calendar
Buses: Yes (for special needs students only)
Creative Preschool
Type of program: Nonprofit, child-centered preschool
Contact: Teachers Sharon Farrell and Allison Trundle at
463-2166
Openings: Currently enrolling for 2014-15 school year
Ages: 2 to 5
Program: Creative Preschool has served island families
for 40 years and is led by one of the island’s most
experienced teachers in early childhood education,
Sharon Farrell.
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Rain or shine, Erin Kenny and her students spend all their time outside at Cedarsong Nature School.
The programs at Creative Preschool are designed to
provide a nurturing and exciting learning environment and promote the physical, social, emotional and
intellectual development of young children through
age-appropriate creative play and learning activities.
Teachers feel play is the “work” of young children
and is therefore the basis of learning. The school’s
programs provide experiences in art, drama, music,
movement, science and language. Its goals are to
help facilitate the development of creative thinkers,
problem solvers, self-confident and independent
beings who will grow up to be caring, happy and
productive adults.
Parents do not participate in the classroom on a regular basis; however, the school values the involvement
of parents on the board of directors, for special projects and on field trips. It encourages parents to share
their own talents and interests whenever possible.
Check the website for class times and tuition. Some
scholarships are available.
Special Needs: Yes
Student-to-teacher ratio: 12 to 2 in 2/3-year-old class
and 14 to 2 in pre-kindergarten class
Meals: Parents provide snacks
Holidays: Follows public school calendar
Buses: No
El Gato Nursery School
Type of program: Full-day, state-licensed daycare
Contact: Sarah Bunch at 473-0445 or [email protected]
gmail.com or see elgatopreschool.blogspot.com
Ages: 18 months to 5
Openings: Summer openings starting in June, call or
email to inquire
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday
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Program: El Gato Nursery School is a full-day play and
discovery-based program located on the north end
of Vashon Island. The school emphasizes the need to
play, to problem solve independently and to create
and do all the messy things parents would rather
their kids not do at home. The school embraces mess
making (but also teaches the beauty of cleaning up)
and provides a fun-filled, loving atmosphere to learn
valuable social, sensorial and cognitive skills. Spanish
is spoken at various times throughout the day, and
ithe school also offers an indoor playroom with three
swings, soft, squishy crash mats and a large ball pit,
among other things.
Call or email to schedule a visit. The school will have a
few openings during the summer and at the beginning of the school year.
Student-to-teacher ratio: 7 to 1
Meals: Two snacks provided
Holidays: Public school calendar with the exception of
summer, when the school is also open
Buses: No
Heartstone School at
Plum Forest Farm
Type of Program: Preschool/kindergarten
Contact: Joanne Jewell, director, plumforestfarm.com,
or call 463-3518
Openings: Currently full. Enrolling for 2015-16 and July
summer camp
Ages: 4 to 6
Program: Heartstone School curriculum is inspired by
Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf kindergarten and is infused
with wild nature and the working organic farm that
is the school’s home. Children spend about half of
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Students at Honeybee Play School blend into the foliage with the masks they made, and a log makes a good place for Zane Miller to rest on a Klahanie School
field trip to the beach.
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their day, year-round, at work and play outdoors on
the farm and in the woods, then come inside for
lunch, art, cooking, baking and story telling. Children
get to know and help care for the farm animals and
school garden, learn the rhythm of the seasons and
farm tasks and sample the food that is coming from
the earth throughout the year. Seasonal festivals are
celebrated as a community.
The school is a gentle first step away from home and
a safe place for a child to learn to communicate clearly
and compassionately with other children, parents and
teachers.
Special Needs: No
Student to teacher ratio: 4-6 to 1
Meals: Children bring own lunch and snack
Holidays: Follows the public school calendar for the
most part
Buses: No
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Type of program: Preschool and kindergarten
Contact: Anna Sander at 650-2594 or honeybeeplayschool.wordpress.com
Openings: a few spaces are available for Fall 2015
Ages: 4 to 6
Program: Honeybee Play School is a play-based preschool. Its curriculum is heavily enriched with the arts
and focuses on the social and emotional skills children
need in order to feel ready for kindergarten. Field
trips, music, dance and daily unstructured indoor and
outdoor playtime round out the Honeybee Playschool experience.
The school is open from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday
through Thursday and is great for children enrolled in
afternoon kindergarten as well as pre-kindergarteners.
Special needs: Case-by-case basis
Student-to-teacher ratio: 8 to 1
Holidays: Follows public school calendar
Buses: No
Kids Are People Too
Type of program: Preschool and extended care
Contact: Danielle York at 463-2610
Ages: 2 1/2 to 6 years for preschool and 2 1/2 to 9
years for extended care
Program: The school has a multi-age program for 2
1/2 to 6-year-olds, with extended care offered in the
afternoon. It provides a loving environment for children through curriculum that consists of creative play,
hands-on math, nature, sharing and reading while
nurturing children’s self esteem.
Each day time is dedicated to being outdoors, which
owner Danielle York feels is essential in the childhood
experience.
York has been teaching and running a childcare facility for more than 20 years. The program is located on
Bank Road and has a big playground. She is one of
four licensed daycare providers on the island.
The school takes weekly trips to the Vashon Athletic
Club, where York and certified swimming instructor
Dayna Rogers give the kids a group swimming lesson.
The school takes three to five on-island field trips
each year.
Preschool hours are 9:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch
provided. Extended hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Special needs: Serves subsidized clients
Student-to-teacher ratio: 8 to 2
Meals: Yes
Holidays: Mostly follows the public school calendar
and is closed in August
Buses: No, but transports students to afternoon
kindergarten
Klahanie School
Contact: Emily (Emmy) Graham at 491-9465, [email protected], klahanienurseryschool.blogspot.com
or see the school on Facebook at Klahanie Nursery
School (Note: the school website is under revision and
does not reflect the current school program)
Program: The school meets September through June
on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. It is a multi-age class for children ages 30 months
to 6 years.
Using the Montessori foundation of “follow the child”
as well as nurturing the development of empathy
and compassionate listening, the Klahanie School
program is focused on expanding the child’s love of
earth, self, others and learning.
Each school year the Klahanie School welcomes talented island elders/mentors from the community to
visit the class monthly as specialists, sharing their skills
with the Klahanie students.
Children are encouraged in a nurturing method to
explore the school environment inside and outside
at their own pace, with Montessori lessons, nature
walks, dramatic play and circle times supporting the
monthly class themes for the child’s emotional, social,
cognitive and physical growth. Klahanie School’s
intention is to instill a love of life and the confidence
necessary to explore the ever-changing world and
preparedness for future school experiences. This intimate program supports children and families during
potty-training transitions.
Special Needs: Call with inquiries
Student-to-teacher ratio: Determined each school year
based on needs of children enrolled
Meals: Parents provide snack and lunch
Holidays: Follows the public school calendar
Buses: No
Type of program: Montessori Peace Development
Program
Openings: Waiting list, contact the school for information and to schedule a visit
Ages: 30 months to 6 years
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Love and Laughter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Parents choose their time
slot and pay $6.50/hour (min. 7 hrs.) with tuition due
weekly. The daily rate varies from $45.50 to $58.50 depending on the length of the day (the school accepts
DSHS). Parents can also be put on a drop-in email list
to know when extra spots are available to use on an
as-needed basis.
Special needs: Yes
Student-to-teacher ratio: 12 to 3 or 4
Meals: Children bring their own lunch, but a morning
and afternoon snack are provided
Holidays: Feb. 16, April 3, May 25, July 6 to 10, Aug. 17
to 21, Sept. 7, Nov 25 to 27, Dec. 23 to Jan 1
Starbreak
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Music with teacher Dan Cullinan is just one of the activities that takes center stage at Starbreak.
Little Islanders Preschool
Type of Program: Multi-age preschool-kindergarden
Contact: Lisa Moe at 463-9797 or [email protected]
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Openings: Yes
Ages: 18 months to 6 years (will take older children
during summer)
Program: Children should be allowed to grow at
their own pace and to learn in ways that help them
become confident in themselves as learners. Little
Islanders’ goal is to provide all of the children with a
clean, safe, comfortable and nurturing environment.
Respect toward self, others and the environment
will be emphasized. The school believes in the value
of both structured and non-structured activities.
Structured activities include the use of a preschool
curriculum, regular reading times, circle times, arts
and crafts and musical activities. Outdoor play and
center times are some of the more flexible activities
offered. School owner Lisa Moe says her goal is to
create an environment and program where the child’s
natural desire to learn is stimulated through meaningful, appropriate and playful learning experiences, ones
that meet the needs of each child as an individual.
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
year round. Within the next year, all-day care may be
offered.
Meals: Children bring snack/lunch
Special Needs: Not at this time
Student-to-teacher ratio: 6 to 1
Holidays: Inquire (some of public
schools’ calendar is followed)
Buses: no
Little Tree Montessori School
Type of program: Montessori, multi-age class,
preschool through kindergarten
Contact: Teri Tipton at 463-9249 or see
littletreemontessori.org
Openings: Inquire to find out
Ages: 3 to 6
Program: This will be Little Tree’s 17th year, but Montes-
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ago. The principles, methods and materials used in
Montessori education are scientifically supported,
researched and time tested. A Montessori environment feeds the child’s curiosity about the real world,
respects the child’s interests and preferences and
protects the child’s concentration. Emerging social
skills are supported with a modified style of compassionate communication. Little Tree has two trained
Montessori guides, a spacious, well-equipped classroom and play yard (the play yard is lead and arsenic
free) and forest trails.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meals: Children bring their own snack and lunch
Special Needs: Possibly
Student to teacher ratio: 6 to 1
Holidays: Follows the public school calendar with an
optional summer session during the month of July
Buses: No
Love and Laughter Drop-in Preschool
Type of program: Preschool/licensed daycare
(some drop-in available)
Contact: Jenny Mickelson at 529-5124, [email protected]
com and www.loveandlaughterpreschool.com
Openings: Get on the waiting list now for upcoming
summer and fall openings
Ages: 1 to 5
Program: Nestled on two acres on the west side of the
island, just five minutes from town, Love and Laughter welcomes children 1 to 5 years old. The world
is opened up to them as they learn and explore in
nature, rain or shine. Inside the cozy classroom, magic
and discovery awaits in every corner. Children can
climb or hideout on the wooden play structure, pretend to be anything in the world in the dramatic play
center or explore the world around them through
science and social studies. They have access to a wide
variety of art materials for creative exploration, as well
as music and dance. Early literacy, math, reasoning,
cognitive thinking skills, along with positive social
skills are supported in the classroom by loving role
models who treat the children with love and respect.
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Type of program: Preschool, kindergarten and summer
camps
Contact: Director Dan Cullinan at 463-6277 or see
starbreak.org
Openings: Filling up fast for next year
Ages: 3 to 6
Program: The program includes art, practical life, outdoor nature activities, regular beach walks, science,
animal care, gardening, tree climbing and stilt walking, as well as many academic materials. Everything
is individualized; children make their own choices
and work at their own pace. The teachers believe
emotional and social support is the foundation out of
which the learning process grows. They use Montessori and Waldorf methods with their own creative
touch. The camp is also signing up 11- to 14-year-old
“elders” for the summer season.
Special needs: Case-by-case basis
Student-to-teacher ratio: 6 to 1
Holidays: Follows the public school calendar
Buses: No
Vashon Children’s Center
Type of Program: Licensed child care center for ages 6
weeks to 5 years
Contact: Sandy Gilliam or Amanda Lawson 463-3233
Openings: Currently have openings in all age groups.
Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Program: This new center offers a child-centered,
emergent curriculum-based program. Staff believes
in providing an environment where children get the
structure they need to thrive, the play they need to
learn and the nurturing support they need to blossom.
Meals: Healthy home-cooked breakfast, lunch and
three snacks each day are provided
Special needs: Staff meets with parents and children
to determine if they can serve the child with special
needs
Student-to-teacher ratio: Pre-school 7 to 1, Toddler 5 to
1, Infant 4 to 1
Holidays: Closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the
following Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas day —
open all other weekdays.
Buses: No
Vashon French School
(Formerly La Petite Etoile French School)
Type of program: French language school
Contact: Aristy Gill at 304-4903, see
vashonfrenchschool.blogspot.com
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Openings: Call to inquire
Ages: 2 1/2 to 6
Program: Vashon French School is a non-profit school
offering preschoolers and kindergartners a French immersion experience as they are introduced to school
through play and art. Music and fun stories, snack
time and child-guided play indoors and outdoors
provide little learners with a natural language learning
environment.
Special needs: No
Student-to-teacher ratio: 6 to 1
Meals: Snack provided
Holidays: Follows the public school calendar
Buses: Yes
Vashon Maury Cooperative Preschool
Type of program: Preschool
Contact: Visit vmcp.org, email [email protected] vmcp.org
or call the school at 463-2779
Openings: Call or email [email protected]
Ages: Walking toddlers through kindergarten
Program: The Vashon Maury Cooperative Preschool
has been part of the Vashon community since 1970.
The co-op offers high-quality, play-based education
for toddlers up to kindergarten.
The classroom is a dynamic, hands-on laboratory where kids are invited to discover and explore.
Children are encouraged to learn at their own pace
and interest level. Social emotional growth is a key
element of this age-appropriate curriculum.
Families benefit from the co-op’s unique approach of
educating both child and parent. Parents participate
in the classroom once a week as assistant teachers,
where they get to see their kids in action and learn
as the teachers model positive communication and
problem solving with the children. Monthly parent
education classes with expert parent instructors offer
insight into age-specific developmental stages and
help parents navigate these wonderful and challenging early years.
The non-profit co-op is headed up by a volunteer
board of parents, and all co-op families work together
to run the school.
Special needs: All special needs children are accepted,
and scholarships are available.
Student-to-teacher ratio: Varies by group, from 1 to 1
with the youngest class to 4 to 1 for the pre-k class.
Meals: Snacks provided by parents on a rotating basis
Holidays: Follows the public school calendar
Buses: No
Vashon Preschool
(formerly Mi Escuelita)
Contact: Gillian Callison, Chautauqua Registrar, at 4632882, ext. 4401, Peggy Rubins-Ellis, Family Advocate,
at 335-9051, Sally Adam, Latino Family Advocate, at
218-9545
Openings: Waiting list
Ages: 3 to 5, birthdate must be on or before Aug. 31,
2012
Program: This preschool is an all-day, four-day per week
program dedicated to exploration and socialization
for children 3 to 5. It meets from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Monday through Thursday. This program fosters
curiosity, gives exposure to the Spanish language and
includes meals, family support and health screenings.
Children graduate this program ready for kindergarten and success in school and life. The school is free
for income-eligible families.
The program also offers opportunities for developmental screening through Child Find.
Parents who have questions or concerns about their
child’s development may call the district office at 4632121, ext. 8638, to reach the Child Find coordinator.
Special Needs: Yes, if recommended by IEP team
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and snack everyday provided
by program
Holidays: Follows public school calendar except on
PDD/Late Arrival Days when class will be in session for
regular times
Buses: Yes
VYFS Vashon Kids
Type of program: Before- and after-school childcare
and enrichment activities at Chautauqua Elementary
School
Contact: Dalinda Vivero at 930-2592 or [email protected]
org, www.vyfs.org
Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade
Program: During the school year, Vashon Kids runs daily
from 6:30 a.m. until school starts and after school until
6:30 p.m. The location in the Chautauqua multipurpose room provides safety, convenience and familiarity for children and parents.
There are flexible enrollment options for full- or parttime, as well as for school breaks and late-arrival days.
The program’s philosophy includes teaching children
to play cooperatively, accept differences and resolve
conflicts respectfully.
Academic and enrichment activities focus on science,
art, humanities, literacy and sports. Monday through
Thursday Vashon Kids has a designated homework
time where staff are available to assist children with
their homework.
Field trips and special projects are arranged for school
breaks.
Program director Dalinda Vivero has been with the
program for 15 years, with over 20 years of experience
working with children in classroom and program contexts. Site Supervisor Francesca Buitenkant has been
at the program for three years and has more than 18
years of teaching art, science and outdoor education.
Special Needs: Yes
Meals: Breakfast and nutritious afternoon snacks are
provided
Student-to teacher ratio: 10 to 1
Holidays: Open all school breaks and late arrival days.
Closed for federal holidays.
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[email protected]
Dr. Yorek’s mission is to create beautiful
smiles while providing a rewarding experience
for every family.
He is proud to offer his patients state-of-theart treatment with the Damon System Braces.
You can find out more about this exciting
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Please call us at
463-3313 to schedule your
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Dr. Yorek is also a member of the Academy of Dental Sleep
Medicine. We offer free home sleep studies to most patients
with private medical insurance.
Our oral appliance therapy is an alternative
to CPAP use for patients that suffer from sleep apnea.
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July 6th through July 24th
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206-463-9828
17326 Vashon Hwy SW
www.westsidestables.com
Paddling Fun for the
Whole Family
Kayaks, stand up paddle boards,
canoes, camps, classes & guided tours
Visit our website for discounts &
extended weekday hours
Rent by the hour, day, week or weekend
We also deliver on Vashon & Maury
206.463.YAKS (9257)
Jensen Point Boathouse
vashonwatersports.com
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VASHON ISLAND JUNIOR BASKETBALL
JUNE 22–24, 2015
K–7th Grade Boys and Girls
REGISTER @ VIJB.ORG
Class Scholarships
available year-round.
VashonAlliedArts.org
206.463.5131
Arts for Everyone!

Beach Toys

Sanuk® Sandals
 Geodes & Cool Rocks
 Wooden toy sets
 Dover coloring books
 Educational toys & games
 Rainy day fun kits
 Puzzles

Summer Clothing
 Surprises and goodies galore!
Follow us on Facebook:
Facebook.com/countrystoreandfarm.com
Open 7 days a week:
Mon – Sat 9:00 – 5:30 Sun 10:00 – 4:30
The Country Store & Farm
20211 Vashon Hwy SW • 206-463-3655
www.countrystoreandfarm.com
Island Child • Spring / Summer 2015
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Val Seath: (206) 790-8779
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Island Child • Spring / Summer 2015
19715 Vashon Hwy SW • Vashon, WA • www.VashonDental.com
206-463-3685
Committed to providing personalized treatment
for the whole family in a gentle relaxed atmosphere.
University of Washington School of Dentistry graduate 1998
15 years practicing dentistry
8 years living and practicing on Vashon
Experienced staff has a combined total of over
100 years in dentistry
Now welcoming new patients.
DDS, PLLC
Leif Rasmussen
M–F 10–6pm • Sat. 10–5pm • Sun. 11–3pm • [email protected]
Located in Thriftway Plaza
Swiming Suits for the entire family,
masks, goggles & more!
Adidas Warm-Ups • Sambas
Keen Sandals • Running Shoes
Baseball Shoes, Balls, Supporters & more!
Ready… Set…
Swim into
Summer with us!
open to children enrolled in morning kidergarten)
Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (child must be walking)
Mondays & Tuesdays 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. (child must be 2 by August 31st)
Tuesdays - Fridays, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. (child must be 3 by August 31st)
Tuesdays - Fridays, 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. (child must be 4 by August 31st, also
New student registration is open now
for the 2015-2016 Preschool Session.
Register now at www.vmcp.org
Missed our Open House? Schedule a tour! Email us at [email protected]
Toddler Class:
2-3 Year Old Class:
3-4 Year Old Class:
4-5 Pre-K Class:
Highway, across from DIG.
located at Courthouse Square, on Vashon
parent education, too! Conveniently
Play-based, experiencial preschoool and
Organization Skills • Planning Ahead • Academics
Grade 6 – College Level
Twelve Years With Vashon Schools, Students, & Parents
www.devonatkins.com • [email protected]
Devon Atkins 206-353-9227
This summer, your child can learn how.
When Children Know How
To Manage School,
They Find Their Power There.
Te s t P r e p a r a t i o n • A c a d e m i c W r i t i n g • T i m e M a n a g e m e n t
Skills for Listeniing & Reading
17425 Vashon Hwy SW 98070
www.VashonIslandDental.com
(206) 463-9282
Marc O. Langland, DDS
“It’s never
too early to
start building a
beautiful
smile!”
– Susan
GRI, SRES, ASP
Island Child • Spring / Summer 2015
J OHN L S COTT V ASHON 13401 V ASHON H IGHWAY SW V ASHON , WA 98070
[email protected]
(206) 999-6470
SUSAN LOFLAND, REALTOR ©
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Running, dancing,
skipping rocks, boating,
fishing, laughing, playing.
These are the gifts our Island
provides, letting kids be kids.
Celebrating
the children
of
Vashon.
CARING • COMMIT TED • CONNECTED
Multi-Year Winner
W o r k E t h i c • P r i o r i t i z i n g • Te s t -Ta k i n g

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