Updated May 2024

Ϻ offer limited summer programming. Some programs are open to specific student populations based on eligibility, often linked to specific needs and or funding sources.

All students:

Summer athletics and activities camps: Ϻ and the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation department are teaming up to offer a wide variety of fun youth camps and activities this summer: basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, running, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling, and strength & conditioning, plus speech & debate!

To register, visit cob.org/ezreg or call 360-778-7000. Learn more about these camps in the city’s

Grades 2 and 3: Summer reading and math support

All second and third graders are invited to register by June 5 for our summer i-Ready program, which provides reading and math support for strengthening student outcomes. i-Ready online learning is a five-week program that runs Monday, July 1 through Friday, August 2. Because students are accustomed to using the i-Ready platform during the school year, during the summer they can continue learning through this familiar computer-based platform, with support of certificated teachers if needed.

Summer i-Ready students are issued a school laptop for home i-Ready learning and practice.

High school

  • Online Edgenuity classes at Options High School: Online classes are available through Edgenuity, in person at Options High School for students in Ϻ who will be in grades 9-12 in fall 2024.
    Summer school courses are accelerated; students complete an 18-week class in a compressed six-week time frame. For this reason, although the coursework is completed online, students need to attend in person Monday through Thursday from June 24 to August 2, 2024 (no school Thursday, July 4) at Options High School. This ensures students have quick access to academic and/or technical help. For more information about high school summer school through Edgenuity, please see the summer 2024 registration form.  If you have additional questions, please contact your high school counselor or secondary summer school principal Meghan Dunham via email or at 360-220-0019.
    Please note:

    • The only class available to incoming ninth graders is Health.
    • Summer school applications should be sent to the student’s home high school counselor for enrollment and signature.
    • Students should keep their school-issued laptop to use for summer classes; do not return it at the end of the school year.
  • Summer session at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy (NCTA) offers free in-person exploration of career fields for students entering high school in fall through non-graduated seniors. Students can earn .5 high school credits while learning about careers such as aerospace manufacturing, construction, applied medical sciences, fire science, criminal justice, videogame development, investment and finance and more. These in-person classes run from Tuesday, June 25 to Tuesday, July 16 (no school July 4 or 5) at NCTA’s Mount Vernon, Anacortes or Sedro-Woolley campuses, and at Meridian High School. Ϻ provides summer transportation to and from the Mount Vernon campus. Visit  or call 360-848-0706 for more information or to register.

Community partner summer programming:

Some community partners have summer camp and child care opportunities available:

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County  has limited summer opportunities for students. Please visit the for more information or to register.
  • The Whatcom Family YMCA has limited summer opportunities for students. Please visit for more information or to register.

Extended School Year (ESY) program

An extended school year (ESY) program for students receiving special education services will be offered in summer 2024. Qualifying students/families will be contacted. For more information, please contact Joy Rawls in Special Education by email or call 360-676-6470 ext. 2042.

Additional programs

Ϻ offers some additional summer programs that are open to specific student populations based on eligibility criteria, often linked to specific needs and/or funding sources. Families whose children meet the eligibility criteria for these programs will be contacted.