Wade King PTA is excited to continue offering fee-based After-School Enrichment that allow students to expand learning time and provide opportunities for growth in a variety of subjects and interests!

Winter After School Enrichment

Wild Whatcom - YMCA

January 12-March 30

Thursdays | 12:45-5:00PM | $550

  • Lake Padden Park

    • Wade King Elementary - Bus departs from the school at 12:55

  • Pick-up at Lake Padden Park

Scholarships available during registration.

Register at: Neighborhood Nature — Wild Whatcom

Girls Marathon Club- YMCA

Description: Due to the enthusiasm of the Girls on the Run group from the Fall there was an interest in creating a running group for girls for the winter session! This is NOT Girls on the Run with a curriculum, but a chance for girls to challenge themselves in a supportive, fun environment. Runners will do some trail explorations with a 6-week goal of accumulating 26.2 miles! Get ready to run outside despite the what the weather is doing!

Girls Marathon Club at Wade King

Wednesdays 2:30-4:15

January 25 - March 1

$90 Y members/$120 non-members

Sliding scale fee structure available - contact

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Description: Liberation Yoga teaches kids how to move & breathe through stress, so they can learn to be calm on the inside when it's chaotic on the outside.

Winter Session: 1/17-3/24

  • k-3rd grade Monday, cost $100

  • 3-5th grade Tuesday, cost $125

Spring Session: 4/10-6/8

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Chess Club

Description: Chess Club is a social, informational, instructional, and can be a competitive meeting place where students come together to play and learn strategies to improve their chess game skills. Students will be given a lesson on how to improve their skills at each class.

  • Winter Session: 1/12-3/16

  • Thursday's, 12:45-2:30pm

  • Open to all grades k-5 and all levels of experience!

  • 1 instructor and 1 parent volunteer will be present for each session

  • Cost per session: $75

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Unique Technique Dance

Description: Hip Hop is a high energy, high fun class to help kids get out their extra energy after a long day at school! We start with a warmup, practice dance moves and combinations, play games and learn choreography to FUN, age-appropriate music. Students will learn a full routine to perform for parents on the last day of class.

  • Thursday's, 12:45-1:45pm

  • January 26-March 30

  • Open to students grades k-3

  • 10 week session starting Jan until the week before Spring Break! (specific dates will be posted soon!)

  • Cost per session: $120

Register at:


Description: Students will explore theatrical comedy in the forms of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. Students will write their own sketches, tell the funniest jokes, and “yes-and” their way into an incredible session! Through comedy, we’ll learn skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence.

  • Grades 3-5

  • Dates: Mondays from 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Jan 23rd – Mar 27th (8 classes total). (Note, no classes on 1/30 or 2/20)

  • Cost per session: $65 (Tuition assistance available by request at this link)

  • Instructor: Logan Hyer Long

Link to Register: Wade King – Comedy Club (Winter 2023) | Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (


Description: For the winter session, Skyhawks is hoping to offer a multi-sport class for both k-2 and 3-5 grades! The details of the classes including cost, session dates, and link to register will likely be available within the next week! Grades k-2 will be on Tuesday and 3-5 grades will be on Wednesday from 2:30-4:00pm.

Check back here to find the latest information as well as the link to register!

Trail Snails Hike & Seek Club

Girls and boys in grades 2-5th hike through the woods, explore nature and follow a different scavenger hunt theme each week for 4 weeks. Transportation from Wade King to the parks will NOT be provided!

Dates: February 2 - 23, Thursdays, 1:30-3:30pm

Lake Padden and Fairhaven Parks

  • February 2 and 9; Lake Padden

  • February 16 and 23; Fairhaven Park

$70 Y members $100 non-members - financial assistance available

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If you or your child has an interest in having a program that is currently not being offered please reach out to to share your ideas! We are also looking for teachers and coaches who may be willing to lead one of the courses!


Keep a lookout for more information on each program coming soon!

Do you need a scholarship?

  • Scholarships - PTA wants to ensure that Wade King parents and guardians feel supported and invited for their student to attend an after-school program each year. We aim to help all families who might find it difficult to pay for their children to attend an after-school program. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis as funds are available. ONLY ONE scholarship per child, per session (fall, winter, spring) across all programs. Scholarships (which some providers call “financial assistance”) are available through the class providers registration link. Scholarships over 50% of the class fee are eligible only to students who meet the criteria for the school district free or reduced lunch program. There are scholarships for less than 50% available through the class providers’ registration sites. Please contact if you need additional scholarship assistance beyond what the class providers offer.

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How Do After School Programs Benefit Students and Familes?

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