Skyway Youth and Family Summer Calendar 2019

RAYS Play & Learn (Kaleidoscope)
Every Wednesday from 10:00-11:30am
Skyway Library
12601 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
Put on by: Renton Area Youth & Family Services
RAYS is proud to offer a FREE Kaleidoscope Play & Learn group at the Skyway Library on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 am. Our groups are open to the public, all community members with children eage newborn to 5 years old are encouraged to attend, no prior registration needed. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups help families prepare their young children for success in school and life. This program reaches families in their neighborhoods through facilitated playgroups with circle time, movement, art, story time and a snack.
At a Kaleidoscope group, children have fun playing games and being around their peers. Parents and other caregivers learn:
Activities they can do at home to support children’s learning
Turning everyday activities- such grocery shopping, cooking and bath time- into early learning opportunities
Early childhood development
Skills children need to have when they start school
For more information contact RAYS at 425.271.5600 or the Skyway Library at 205.772.5541

Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2pm to 6pm
Campbell Hill Elementary Field
Put on by: Sistas Rock the Arts, Freshest Roots and the Renton School District
Join us for a celebration to commemorate African Americans emancipation from slavery!
*Free Concert, Face Painting, Inflatable Rides, Resource Bazaar

Play and Learn Group
Starting June 15, Saturdays 11am-1pm
New Birth Ministries, 12643 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
Put on by: New Birth Ministries
Learn how to facilitate STEM and Literacy-based play with your child. Ages birth to five. Play and learn groups are provided for parents, family, friend and neighbor care providers and children in Skyway. We focus on learning through facilitated play using school readiness skills that support children ages birth to five. We are culturally responsive and empower parents to empower the children with education.

The Blast-Off Show
Saturday, June 22, 2pm
Skyway Library
Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
Presented by Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist.
Travel to the edge of the universe to discover a special element with the power to bend space and time and possibly cause trouble on Earth!

Summer Family Story Times
Mondays, June 24 – August 5, 10:30
Skyway Library
For families with children ages 2 to 8, but all ages welcome.
Enjoy a fun-filled, half-hour of stories, songs and more!

Ashé Prep Information Session
Tuesday June 25th, 6pm-7:30pm
Skyway Library, 12601 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178
Put on by: Ashé Preparatory Academy
Ashé Preparatory Academy is a new high quality K-8 public charter school in Skyway/West Hill. Classes begin August 26th, 2019. Come learn more about Ashé Preparatory Academy and how we cultivate genius. Ashé Prep is free and open to all students. Enrollment is open for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 6th grade. Dinner will be provided. Genius Zone – kid friendly activities

Rise Up Camp
July 8-12th, 2pm to 7pm
Skyway Park
Put on by: NewStory Church
Camp page:
Register youth here:
For youth ages 10-17. This interactive camp teaches skills such as carpentry, art, mechanics, and team-building.

Mars Rover Races Science Workshop
Thursday, July 11, 2pm
Skyway Library
Ages 8 to 11.
Presented by Lindsey Childers, Foundry10.
Scientists use coding to program the Mars Curiosity Rover to run as autonomously as possible. Practice writing and interpreting “unplugged” simple coding to help a “human rover” travel through an obstacle course.
Space is limited. Please register at or call the Skyway Library, 206.772.5541.

Community Yard Sale
Free entry
Saturday, July 20th, 9am-4pm
Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church (8016 S 116th St, Seattle, WA 98178)
Put on by: Bryn Mawr UMC & West Hill Community Association
One of your neighbors might be selling that thing you always wanted for cheap – or maybe your spring cleaning uncovered some treasures that you’re ready to part with. If you’d like to reserve your own 10’ x 10’ space to sell items ($10 donation to BMUMC, must provide your own table, chairs, etc), please contact Darlene Edmund at or leave a message at 206-772-0880.

The Story of the Stars Puppet Show
Saturday, July 20, 2pm
Skyway Library
Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
Presented by Tears of Joy Theatre.
Do you know how the night stars got their names? Learn about Roman and Greek myths and the stories about constellations like Hydra, Leo, Perseus and Andromeda.

The Incredibles: Skyway Library Indoor Cinema
Wednesday, July 31, 4pm
Skyway Library
Come watch the original Incredibles at the Skyway Library, before we all watch Incredibles II at Skyway Outdoor Cinema! “A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.”

Skyway Outdoor Cinema: “Incredibles 2”
Free entry, food & drinks for purchase
Friday, August 2nd, 8-11pm
Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot (12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178)
Put on by: West Hill Community Association
We start Season 17 of Skyway Outdoor Cinema off with a sequel so big it took 14 years to make: “The Incredibles 2”! Early seating and food trucks start at 7pm, preshow fun at 8pm, and movie at 9pm with prize drawing to follow. Join the Facebook event page to find out when food trucks, entertainment and more surprises are announced (movie rated PG).

Multicultural Moon Tales
Saturday, August 3, 2pm
Skyway Library
Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
Presented by Cindy Arnold, Live Paint!
Hear Northwest Coast Native American, Celtic, Chinese, African and Appalachian stories about the moon. Create a craft project to take home. All supplies provided.

Vacation Bible School
$25 (scholarships available)
Monday, August 5th-Friday, August 9th, 5:30-8:30 PM (dinner provided)
Event location: Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church, 8016 S 116th Street, Seattle 98178
Put on by: Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church, Lakeridge Lutheran Church, New Birth Ministries, and New Day Christ Church
Children ages 4-12 are invited to this Vacation Bible School as we use art, music, cooking and games to explore how Jesus wants us to love our neighbors and our neighborhood. To register or to find out more, please visit or email Pastor Meredith Dodd at

Yes, It Is Rocket Science Workshop
Thursday, August 8, 2pm
Skyway Library
Ages 5 to 10.
Presented by Museum of Flight. Learn about rockets then build and test your own Alka-Seltzer powered rocket. Registration begins June 15, 10am online at or call 206.772.5541

Skyway Outdoor Cinema: “The Princess Bride”
Free entry, food & drinks for purchase
Friday, August 9th, 8-11pm
Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot (12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178)
Put on by: West Hill Community Association
AS YOU WISH: By popular demand, we’re playing the inconceivably fun classic… The Princess Bride! Early seating and food trucks start at 7pm, preshow fun at 8pm, and movie at 9pm with prize drawing to follow. Join the Facebook event page to find out when food trucks, entertainment and more surprises are announced (movie rated PG).

Skyway Outdoor Cinema: “Aquaman”
Free entry, food & drinks for purchase
Friday, August 16th, 8-11pm
Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot (12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178)
Put on by: West Hill Community Association
An underwater action-packed epic. Don’t miss Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in “Aquaman”! Early seating and food trucks start at 7pm, preshow fun at 8pm, and movie at 9pm with prize drawing to follow. Join the Facebook event page to find out when food trucks, entertainment and more surprises are announced (movie rated PG-13).

Skyway Festival
Sunday, August 18th 12pm-5pm
Skyway Park
Put on by: Skyway Solutions
Community Festival that includes food trucks/vendors, resource fair, other local vendors, dj/amplified music, performances, recreational activities, and children’s activities.

Miles Morales’ drop in graffiti studio
Wednesday, August 21, 2pm
Skyway Library
We can’t all get bitten by a radioactive spider, or mentored by Peter Parker; but we can all hone Miles Morales’ other great skill, graffiti art! Come draw on our meeting room’s walls (but only on the parts covered in butcher paper…) and tag your own stickers (which you should only put where you have permission…). All while we listen to Into The Spiderverse’s sound track, and just generally get pumped for Skyway Outdoor Cinema’s screening of Spiderman Into The Spiderverse on Friday.

Summer Reading Final Party
Thursday, August 22, 2pm
Skyway Library
Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
Join your favorite librarians at their one-day-only pop-up Soda Shop (aka an ice cream party)! We will be celebrating all your favorite books we’ve read over the summer and successful completion of the Summer Reading challenge. There will be prizes, fun and food!

Skyway Outdoor Cinema: “Spiderman into the Spider-Verse”
Free entry, food & drinks for purchase
Friday, August 23rd, 8-11pm
Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot (12610 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178)
Put on by: West Hill Community Association
THWIP on over and celebrate the SOC Season 17 finale with the multidimensional masterpiece, “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse”! Early seating and food trucks start at 7pm, preshow fun at 8pm, and movie at 9pm with prize drawing to follow. Join the Facebook event page to find out when food trucks, entertainment and more surprises are announced (movie rated PG).

Annual Health & Safety Fair
Saturday, August 24th, 10-2pm
King County Fire District 20 (12424 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178)
Put on by:, and Alajawan’s Hands
Annual Backpack Giveaway, Firefighter Fitness Challenge & More


SYNC’s Youth Leadership Council

Meet our inaugural Youth Leadership Council! Made up of seven Skyway residents ages 13-18, all dedicated to improving their community!

After we finished our curriculum of social-emotional competency, and were given a valuable anti-oppression workshop from King County’s Claudia Pineda Reyes, we have been focused on learning how to gather information from the Skyway community. It has always been the task of the first Youth Leadership Council to find out from their peers what they need in order have a Skyway that serves every part of the community.

We are currently hosting focus groups with other youth groups in the Skyway/Westhill community. And we’re working to get as many young people as possible to fill out our survey. If you live in Skyway and are between the ages of 6-24 please take the time to give us your opinions!

SYNC Youth Leadership Council’s survey!

Announcing SYNC’s Youth Leadership Council

The Skyway Youth Network Collaborative (SYNC) is seeking young people, ages 14-22, in Skyway who are passionate about their community and are driven by social justice to join our Youth Leadership Council.

Council members will receive a stipend of $20 for each meeting, if a council member attends every meeting this will total $500. The SYNC Youth Leadership Council will meet every other week, develop leadership skills, survey their peers to uncover the greatest challenges facing Skyway youth, and set the priorities and goals for SYNC’s membership organizations to pursue moving forward.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we hope you will apply:

Be sure to submit your application by Oct 1.

Summer Activities for Kids and Teens in and near Skyway

Please be sure to check with the organization putting on the camps for pricing and registration information. Thank you!

Camps & Regular Events

Family Story Time
Mondays, June 18- August 20 (no Story Time on July 2)
Skyway Library
Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun!

Summer Camp
June 25-Aug 17th
Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6:30pm
Campbell Hill Elementary
Put on by Right at School. Summer Camp – –

Teen Center Day Program
June 25-August 24 (one program offered each week)
Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club
Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club Day program for 6th-12th graders; see

Kid’s Company Camps for youth ages 4-12
June 26-August 30
7am to 6pm
South Shore 4800 S Henderson St Seattle, WA 98118
Put on by Kid’s Company at Southshore. Weekly, daily, or all summer camps; see

Empowering Youth & Families Outreach
June 27th-August 10th
9am to 4:30pm
Rainier Beach – 8172 Rainier Ave S
Enrichment/literacy program, grades k-8, includes some field trips EYFO:

Teen Music afternoons
Thursdays July 6, 13, 20, 27
Skyway Library
Whether we’re making USB mix tapes, beats on Ableton, or karokee covers, this summer at the Skyway Library promises to be a rocking good time for teens and tweens!

STEAM Summer Program 2018
July 9-August 19
Creston Point Apartments
Put on bySomali Youth & Family Club. STEAM and enrichment focused activites for youth K-12. Partnering with TechBrigde Girls and Urban Family.

Rise Up Camp
July 9-13
2pm – 7pm,
Skyway Park
Put on by NewStory Church. A unique outdoor camp for youth ages 10-17; skillbuilding; free; fun team experiences

Scholar’s Project for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
July 9-August 10
Rainer Beach-Southshore School
Put on by Life Enrichment Group. Free enrichment program for 6-8th graders; see

YEEP (Youth Educational Enhancement Program)
July 9-13
9am to 5pm,
God First Christian Ministries, 12629 Renton Avenue South Suite D Seattle Washington 98178
Put on by God First Christian Ministries. Program is for K-12; includes field trip

Fun Outdoors
July 10- August 16
Creston Point Apartments & Other Locations as Determined
Put on by Urban Family Center. Youth will participate in hiking trips separated into age groups, K-2, 3-5 & 6-8. Locations will be determined the week of. Tranportation will be proviced from Creston Point.

CryOut! Summer Camp
July 16th-27th
Harambee Building, Renton
Put on by CryOut! Youth summer camp; see

Skyway Library Indoor Cinema
Thursdays August 2, 9, 16, 23
Skyway Library
We’re teaming up with Skyway Outdoor Cinema to show great kids and family movies all August! Join us for a craft at 5pm, and the movie will start at 6pm!

Skyway Outdoor Cinema
Thursdays, Aug 3,10,17 & 24
U.S. Bank lot (12610 76th)
Put on by the West Hill Community Association. Free family films and fun!

The City of Renton is offering summer programs open to any member of the Skyway Community, and has scholarships available! Please check out their full guide of events called “What’s Happening,” how to register for programs, and how to apply for scholarships on their website:

Middle and High School Rowing Camps
Various dates and times
Renton Rowing Club, Renton (near the Landing)
Renton Rowing Club Camps to teach rowing to middle and high school youth; see

One Time Events

Summer Reading Kick Off!
Thursday, June 28,
Skyway Library
We’re throwing an all ages event, since summer reading is for adults, teens, kids and babies! Celebrate the history of breaking in Skyway with a reunion of the infamous Westside Crew! Also, celebrate the present of breaking in Seattle with a performance from Fraggle Rock Crew! And finally, celebrate the future of Skyway break dancing as the Fraggle Rock Crew teaches kids in attendance some break dancing basics!

Alt-Rock Retro Reboot Concert
Wednesday, July 11,
6:30p Skyway Library
Reboot your brain as you listen to parodies and stories based on alternative rock from the 70s, 80s and the 90s. This is a great opportunity to introduce your little ones to bands like They Might Be Giants, REM, Blondie, and The Clash!

Rise Up Concert
Friday, July 13
6:00pm to 7:30pm,
Skyway Park
NewStory Church Free community concert; hip hop; family friendly:

African Music & Dance Showcase
Wednesday, July 18
Skyway Library
You won’t be able to resist dancing and enjoying yourself at this program! A talented group of musicians and dancers will entertain you with contemporary and traditional West African dance, drumming and songs.

The Yodeling Cowboy Puppet Show
Thursday, July 26
Skyway Library
A forgetful cowboy, alone on the prairie, sings to the stars and stampedes the cattle herd. When he leaves to go fishing, songs bust out of others and stampede the cattle again. The cowboy accidentally creates a yodel that calms the herd and saves the day. Yippy Ti Yi!

Music Maker Science Workshop
Saturday, August 4
Skyway Library
Experiment with music and make sounds with a wind tunnel, mad marble runs and a musical bench. Play PVC pipe instruments and make music and light shows with movement. Discover how to play with oscillation and pitch.

Celebrate Skyway Parade & Block Party
Saturday, August 18
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Parade along Renton Ave with Block Party to follow at Medhane Alem Eritrean Othodox Tewahdo Church
Put on by Skyway Solutions. “The parade will start at the Skyway Library and go north along Renton Ave. The block party will start immediately following the parade at the Medine Alem Tewahdo Orthodox Church across from Skyway Bowl. Please help us spread the word! ”

The City of Renton has a whole calendar of events this summer (and all year round!) many of which are free. Please find their full calendar of events on their website:

Summer Opportunities outside of Skyway/ Renton/Rainer Beach

Girl Scouts Summer Camps
Various dates and times. See this link for full camp details:

Math Camps
Various dates and times
Based in Boys and Girls Club on MLK Jr. Way S in Columbia City
Put on by eMode. Learning Math camps and academies; some only free for Seattle School District enrollees; see

Summer camp for special needs youth
June 26-August 24th
Based in West Seattle
Put on by Seattle Community Care. Special needs summer camp for youth ages 5-18.

If you’d like additional resources to find great summer activities King County’s Youth Program Directory (, is a database of youth programs that you can search by 98178 and summer! And 6 Crickets ( has a lot of summer programs listed, though many are not budget friendly.

Have a great summer!