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Youth Programs In Lakewood

The City of Lakewood offers many programs, services, and events for local youth. We also work with other agencies to ensure that positive and healthy programs are available. Use this page to find fun, impactful programs near you.

Lakewood Parks & Recreation
6000 Main St SW, 1st Floor
Lakewood, WA 98499

(253) 983-7887
[email protected]

Phone & Staff Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Announcements
Agents of Discovery
More Activities and Organizations

Announcements

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Agents of Discovery

Explore Lakewood Parks in a whole new way! Join Agents of Discovery, the secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors. Walk the parks to solve challenges and learn more about the plants, animals, and history of Lakewood.

Agents of Discovery is an augmented reality app for kids. Players attempt challenges and learn about the wildlife and history of Lakewood.

How it Works

Players complete a set of challenges that are created from the following options. The mission is to complete all of the challenges. Once you complete the mission, contact Cameron Fairfield ([email protected]) to claim your prize!

Instructions

  1. Download the Agents of Discovery app
  2. Use the app to find a “mission.”
  3. Travel to the park and complete your mission!
Image with a cartoon raccoon next to the words AGENTS OF DISCOVERY in yellow text. Below that is white text that says MOVE TO PLAY AND LEARN.

Missions

The first two locations are at Fort Steilacoom Park and Springbrook Park. More locations soon!

An image depicting all of the mission types available with Agents of Discovery.

More Activities & Organizations

Many local partners offer youth programs. These include emotional support, food and health programs, and more. Starred programs are supported or funded by the City of Lakewood.

EntityPrograms
* Lakewood Parks & RecreationYouth Council
After-School Programs
Summer Day Camps
Summer Mobile Recreation
Classes & Activities
Special Events
Agents of Discovery
Sports Leagues
Drive-In Movies
Eagle Scout / Gold Scout Projects
Summer Youth Corp (2022)
Youth Film Festival (2022)
* YMCAAquatics
Late Night Program
Teen Leadership
After-School Programs & Camps
Gymnastics
Soccer
Physical Education Classes
* Clover Park School District3-A PCL School Sports Leagues
Leadership Programs
After-School Clubs & Activities
* Boys & Girls ClubBefore- and After- Child Care
Summer Programs
Theater Programs
* Communities in Schools
Youth for Christ – Tillicum Youth & Family CenterFaith Programs
Leadership Programs
Lakewood & Tillicum LibrariesSummer Reading Programs
Mobile Programs
Art Programs
Toddler Learning
* Lakewood-Steilacoom-DuPont Soccer ClubYouth Soccer Leagues
Games/Practices
* Pierce County Parks & RecreationClasses, Programs & Camps
Specialty Camps
Fun Runs
Specialized Recreation (2022)
* Bricks 4 KidsLEGO-building Activities
S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Activities
* Snapology S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Activities
Robotics
Preschool programs
Video Game Design
Team Building
* SkyhawksIntroductory Sports
Golf, Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Tennis, Track & Field
* Puget Sound Region VolleyballYouth Volleyball
Introductory Camps
Competitive Leagues
Youth & Community Center (YACC)Youth Adult (15-25) Activities
Group Counseling
Peer and Educational Support
Young LifeFaith Programs
Relationship Building
Community Support
Year-Round Activities
* Center for IndependenceActivities for Youth with Disabilities (14+)
First TeeInstructional Golf Classes & Camps
Lakewood LancersYouth Football
Youth Cheerleading
Cascade Orienteering ClubClasses
Special Events
* Youth Community GardenYouth Gardening Activities
Open Garden Beds
Food Distribution CenterFood for Families
* St. Leo Food ConnectionMobile Food Banks
Children’s Programs
Backpack Programs
Summer Meals
After-School Snacks
* Nourish Pierce CountyFood for Children (18 and under)
Volunteer Opportunities
* Caring for KidsEmergency Food Kits
Backpacks
School Supplies
Winter Clothes
Hygiene Products
* Springbrook ConnectionsNeighborhood Programs & Events
Community Garden
Food Pantry
Meal Programs
Lakewood Baseball ClubYouth Baseball (4-19)
Pony Baseball
* Commencement Bay Rowing ClubRowing Instruction
Competitive Rowing (high school students)
* Boy ScoutsEvents
Community Service
* Girl Scouts Events
Community Service
* Asia Pacific Cultural CenterPromised Leaders of Tomorrow
Troubled Youth Services
Graduation Assistance
* Oasis Youth CenterLGBTQ+ Support (16-24)
* Korean Women’s AssociationWorkforce Development
Youth Job Assistance
* YWCADomestic Violence Shelter & Services
* Lindquist Dental ClinicFree Dental Care
Clover Park Technical CollegeEducation
Culinary Arts
Youth Workforce Development
Pierce CollegeScience Dome
Education
Athletics
Stem Programs
* – Funded or supported by the City of Lakewood