Youth Programs

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.

Ukulele Classes

  • Tuesdays 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!
  • Tuesdays
  • Beginners: 4 - 5 p.m. 
  • Intermediate: 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Advanced: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Junior 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
  • Monday - Thursday
    • 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Registration is required at the Steilacoom Community Center
    • Questions?  Call 253-983-2056

Junior Explorers Summer Pre Camp

For children ages 3-5.  Pre Camp is the perfect "first camp experience."  Be have FUN!  Outside and 100% unplugged with active and relaxing activities and fieldtrips too!  Click here for the Junior Explorers Summer Pre Camp flyer and registration form.  Questions?  Email Melody Davis at 

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 August 21 - 25 from 9:00 to 3:00 PM.  Registration is required at the Steilacoom Community Center (registration form).  Space is limited.  Questions?  Call (253) 983-2056 

Kindergarten Ready Flyer


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

Polynesian Dance Class

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)