Youth Programs

Kindergarten Ready

Children will prepare for Kindergarten at this 1 week, full day, Kindergarten Ready class offered by Ms. Melody Davis.  This class is for both children who have or have not attended preschool.  Class will meet Monday - Friday, August 12 - 16 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or Monday - Friday, August 19 - 23 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Kindergarten Ready flyer.  Registration is required at the Steilacoom Community Center (registration form).  Space is limited.  Questions?  Call (253) 983-2056 or email:

Before and After School Care

  • Club AM and PM Explorers is offering before and after school care for elementary school students at Cherrydale Elementary every day with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.
  • Club AM: starts at 6 a.m.
  • PM Explorers: closes at 6 p.m.
  • Pre-registration is required and payments will be taken at the Community Center.
  • Full-time and multiple child discounts are available as well as for Military, and Free/Reduced Lunch qualified students.
  • Discounts cannot be combined.

​Summer Day Camp

  • Located at Saltar's Elementary School (908 Third Street)
  • Runs June- August
  • Monday- Friday
  • 6 am- 6pm
  • Pre-registration is required and payment taken at the Community Center
  • Discounts (may not be combined)

    10% siblings
    20% military
    20% free/reduced lunch
    35% SHS district employee

Dance Classes - Open to Ages 2 and Up

  • Ballet, tap & jazz classes - something for everyone!
  • Monthly registration required at the Center
  • Come join us for bi-annual recitals and exciting events
  • Mondays:  10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Tiny Tots Ballet ($30)
  • Mondays:  10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Preschool Ballet ($45)
  • Wednesdays:  4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.  Ballet/Tap Combo 3-5 yrs ($50)
  • Wednesdays:  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Jr/Sr Ballet 6-18 yrs ($50)                                  
  • For questions, email Ms. Mel @
Ukulele Classes
  • For the musically inclined (and for those who want to be). Instructor Don Yoder Ed.D. will have you strumming like an Islander in no time!
  • Mondays Only
  • Beginners: 5 - 6 p.m. 
  • Intermediate/Advanced: 3 - 4 p.m.

Junior Explorers and NEW Little Explorers with Ms Melody

  • Come explore with us!  Class will prepare 3 - 6 year olds for school success. We'll sing, dance and explore new things while learning letters, numbers and so much more!   Junior Explorers Flyer
    • Junior Explorers (age 4 by Aug 31) Monday - Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • NEW Little Explorers (age 3 by Aug 31) Tuesday and Thursday,     1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Registration is required at the Steilacoom Community Center
    • Junior Explorers Registration Form (2019 - 2020 school year)
    • Questions?  Call 253-983-2056 or email Melody Davis at

Junior Explorers Summer Pre Camp

For children ages 3-5.  Pre Camp is the perfect "first camp experience."  Be have FUN!  Campers will spend a lot of time outdoors, allowing them to connect with nature, use their imaginations and get lots of exercise. Junior Explorers Summer Pre Camp Flyer 
Questions?  Email Melody Davis at 



  • We have very active scouting programs for both boys and girls from kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Monday - Thursday after school

Traditional Okinawan Karate-Do

  • Do you want to learn the basics of this very disciplined activity? We have a world champion coach who wants to share her expertise with you.
  • Instructor: Katsumi Davis
  • Tuesday - Thursday
  • 6 - 7 p.m. (under 13 years)
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m. (13 years or older)