Northwest Center Teens is a space forteenagers of all abilities. Our doors are always open when Seattle public schools are closed, in order to offer social experiences for teens and support for working families. We believe that all individuals should be provided with leisure opportunities and community events. Through our after-school program, summer camp, specialized camps and various enrollment options, NWC Teens has a program that will fit into the busiest of schedules. Please see below
for detailed program information.
Our program is Located at the MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center at 3201 East Republican St, Seattle, WA 98112 View the MAP
Northwest Center Teens is a qualified respite care provider; reduced tuition scholarships are available to those who qualify.
Sign up now for our Teen Summer Program! When school is out, NWC Teens offers full-time and part-time summer camps. Enrollment is available weekly or monthly, and full-days or half-days. Each day we offer planned activities and free time for teens to make their own choices. There are special weeks during summer that are themed camp weeks. All of the activities and field trips revolve around the same topic. There is no additional fee for these camps.
Activities will include, but are not limitied to:
NWC Teens now offers Specialized Camps. These camps will have a specific theme to them and occur on various days throughout the month. These camps can occur on-site at the MLK Community Center, in our classroom, or off site at different locations around Seattle. View our 2013 Sumer Directory.
Northwest Center teen’s serves teenagers of all abilities in the greater Seattle area. We accept teens aged 13-18, and will accept up to age 21 if it is developmentally appropriate. We aim to serve teens in the middle and high school age range. Once teens have aged out of high school, we have a conversation with the family to see if our program would be the best fit.
NWC Teens is a place for teens of all abilities. We try to accommodate any teen that wants to attend the program; however, there are some limitations to the support we can provide.
We are not able to provide a designated staff member for teens requiring 1:1 support throughout the day. Teens that require 1:1 supervision at all times are welcome to attend NWC Teens if they come with a caregiver or aid provided by the family. Every teen is unique and if you feel your teen may require additional 1:1 support throughout the day please give us a call. We are happy to discuss ways your teen can attend the program and be successful.
The program will also support other youth- and family- serving organizations in integrating youth with developmental disabilities, contributing to systems change. Northwest Center Teens partners with The Arc of King County, SOAR, and the state Division of Developmental Disabilities. We also partner with community organizations such as Outdoors For All.
The program also seeks to give families the benefit of family-centered support. Parents will have access to educational workshops, information and referrals, peer support networks, intervention and at-home parenting services and advocacy programs.
Contact us via e-mail if you have any questions about the program or are interested in participating this year.
Amy Bender, Program Director
(206) 963-3025 or e-mail