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Raising awareness about technology balance through outdoor play, helping kids unplug from technology, connect to nature, community and themselves.

helping kids unplug from technology by connecting to nature, community & themselves

be retro. play outside.

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About

Youth Unplugged is a 501c3 non-profit that raises awareness about technology balance through outdoor play classes and camps. By focusing on discovery, storytelling, and connection, we help children create a healthy lifestyle that is holistic, balanced, eco-friendly, and encourages imagination & exploration.

Children are playing less outdoors while time spent on devices increases at tremendous rates. However, this comes at a cost to the social and self-development of our children. At Youth Unplugged we want to help children learn and maintain a balanced life at an imperative age- upper elementary- the time when/before social media and video games become habits.

Through the support of the community, near and far, we are able to run tuition-FREE day camps & give scholarships to Youth Unplugged Academy, our weekly outdoor play-class sessions help 2nd to 5th graders learn valuable life lessons while playing with others in Nature, as well as parent workshops and community events. Incorporating Indigenous eco-holistic values alongside clinical expertise to address issues such as: technology balance, self-esteem, social interactions, communication and friendship, we can begin developing healthy habits and change through these weekly outdoor play experiences.  The power of doing what we are supposed to do as children....be in nature, make new friends, & have fun together! 

 

Upcoming Events

Partners

Nature Together classes combine the best of open play exploration with hands-on activities for learning and discovery! Offering outdoor preschool, summer camps, storytime, storefront in Old Town Mukilteo & more!


reStart   is a residential care, treatment and coaching program for video game addiction & screen dependent teens and adults.

reStart is a residential care, treatment and coaching program for video game addiction & screen dependent teens and adults.

In partnership with the City of Mukilteo Recreation Services & Rosehill Community Center

In partnership with the City of Mukilteo Recreation Services & Rosehill Community Center

 

academy offerings

registration is now open!

 

Spring tuition-free camp day!

June 1, 9am-3pm

Theme: RESPECT & HARMONY

You read that right! We are doing a tuition-FREE Camp! A huge THANK YOU to our generous friends that have donated to Youth Unplugged previously.  This camp will be tuition-FREE thanks to their kindness and support.  Although there is no fee to this camp, we ask that you offer a donation based on your comfort level to help us be able to run more of these for children in the future. Together we will continue to Pay it Forward to the children in our community!  

There will be a 1 hour parent workshop from 1:30-2:30 and a parent involvement the last half an hour from 2:30-3 so get ready to play!

*If the demand is high, we will run a second tuition-FREE Camp on June 15th. Join the waiting list if you’re interested in that day. Please note, you can only attend one Spring tuition-FREE Camp as we want as many people to experience camp for free as possible!

Summer Session

July 13-august 31

Theme: RESPECT & HARMONY

Youth Unplugged Academy will run Saturdays, 2-4pm, in Mukilteo, WA

(When the 2-4pm session fills, we will open the 10am-12pm session slot as well.)

 

summer camp

august 5-august 9, 2019

Theme: Each day will have 2 Core Values as the theme for the day, covering all 10 of our Values throughout the week.

Youth Unplugged Academy Summer Camp will run Monday-Friday, 1-4pm, in Mukilteo, WA

3 scholarships for this camp will be provided. (More scholarships available based upon donations received.) Scholarship applications will be available soon and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

FALL SESSION

September 7-october 26, 2019

Theme: AUTHENTICITY, HISTORY & GENEROSITY

Youth Unplugged Academy will run Saturdays, 2-4pm, in Mukilteo, WA

 

Spring 2020 SESSION

march 7-april 25, 2020

Theme: FRIENDSHIP, LAUGHTER & EQUALITY

Youth Unplugged Academy will run Saturdays, a 10am-12pm session and a 2-4pm session, in Mukilteo, WA

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children are spending half as much time outside as their parents did...and Tech time is at an all time high.
— leanna Tock, co-founder
I forgot how much fun it was to play outside.
— 5th grader
This is exactly what my son needed to pull him away from spending all day on his video games.
— Parent of 3rd grader
 
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