Located in Bellingham, WWU is a top-ranked public university. Renowned for its stunning location, and its spectacular grounds and architecture, WWU provides an inviting learning environment for a diverse range of students. The campus community is pleased to open its facilities and resources for youth to experience the excitement of learning.
WWU faculty, certified teachers, pre-service teachers, and certified and trained professionals will work with and supervise participants for duration of their program.
WWU expects campers to be self-reliant, able to follow instructions, work independently, cooperate with others, adapt to changes, interact in an honest and thoughtful manner, and possess the emotional maturity to share, communicate and resolve differences with others.
To ensure that campers have a successful learning experience and to guarantee the safety, well-being and rights of all participants and the University, rules and regulations will be observed at all times.
Western Washington University does not house an on campus infirmary. A 24-hour emergency medical service unit is available at St. Joseph's Hospital for urgent care needs, where parents are responsible for health insurance and for all medical charges. Parents must be prepared to collect their student from the program immediately upon notification from youth programs staff if their student is ill with fever or vomiting to ensure that illness is not spread to others and for conduct issues. If your student is in need of injections or has any other special medical needs requiring assistance, it is the responsibility of the parents to provide that aide. Staff is not medically trained to do so. Staff will not dispense medication to students, but would be glad to serve reminders to those students taking medication. Staff will not be held responsible for any missed doses of medication or consequences there of. All medical information and medications must be listed on the registration form, along with complete dosage information.
Lost and Found:
Western Washington University is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles Please label your child's belongings to help prevent losses. WWU is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Personal Funds (excludes Western Kids Camp participants):
It is recommended that students bring some spending money for incidentals and evening activities. The Campus Bookstore is open from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Personal funds should be in cash or traveler's checks. We discourage mailing money to the students at the residence hall.
Please be aware that participants of WWU Youth Programs may be subject to seeing displays for college students around campus that includes information with adult content.
Rules and Regulations
Please select from the following program specific rules:
Odyssey of Science & Arts (OSA)
Western Kids Camp
WWU reserves the right to dismiss students from Youth Programs due to violations of University and/or individual program rules and regulations without refund.
Required for College Quest Registration
You must provide the following additional registration materials by June 30
- High School transcript
- One page student essay describing why you want to attend the program
EESP, MS 9102
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Confidential fax: 360-788-0854
Alternate Transportation for College Quest
Air: Bellingham International Airport is served by Alaska/Horizon and Allegiant Airlines. Students arriving by air in Bellingham can make convenient arrangements for taxi service which costs approximately $15 each way.
Greyhound Bus Company from both Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.
Taxi service is conveniently available from the Fairhaven bus depot to the University, and costs approximately $10 each way.
Links to Confirmation Materials
For disability accommodations, please contact the program manager at (360) 650-6820. One month advance notice is appreciated.