Keizer’s summer school programs

School is out for the summer, yet in many cases, that does not mean the need for children to remain preoccupied goes away. To help alleviate this issue, Keizertimes has gathered just a few of the upcoming summer programs available to Keizer school children and their families. 

If there are other programs not listed here, please reach out to [email protected] and let us know so we can ensure as many people can be connected to the helpful resources they need. 

Elementary aged children 

JumpStart Kindergarten Program 

This free program is geared towards families with kids entering into kindergarten this year. The program is available within all Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) to kids that will reach the age of five before September 10 of this year. The Jumpstart program will be held August 12 – 16 

To register, click Yes when prompted for a prospective kindergarten to participate in the free summer Jumpstart program during the normal kindergarten student registration process. To register, a child for kindergarten, go to:

The program is geared towards helping new students experience kindergarten and a school environment before the first official day in order to better prepare them. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the free program. 

JumpStart Kindergarten is an opportunity for incoming kindergarten students to experience kindergarten before the official first day of school. Families can register their child for JumpStart Kindergarten for FREE during the kindergarten registration process. Learn more about JumpStart Kindergarten by visiting

Migrant Education Summer School 

With SKPS serving more than 1,800 students in its migrant education program, this program is one of the largest of its kinds in the state of Oregon. This program endeavors to provide high-quality educational services to children of essential working families who migrate to work in the agricultural, forestry and fishing industries, according to the SKPS website

The program has four overall goals including focusing on achievement in reading, mathematics, school readiness and high school graduation. The program is open to children pre-kindergarten to grade seven who are already enrolled in the Migrant Education program and the program will be held from June 26-July 25, with registration closing on June 26. 

For more information, call the Migrant Education Program office at 503-399-3111 to register your child and learn more about Migrant Education Summer School. 

K-2 Summer Enrichment For Title I-A Elementary Schools 

SKPS is offering summer enrichment opportunities to students currently in grades K through 2 at Title I-A elementary schools. The enrichment programs will be held from July 15 – August 2. Keizer Elementary School will host students from the following schools between 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.Keizer Elementary School, Kennedy Elementary School and Weddle Elementary School. Contact your school for more information, or call the Title I Office at 503-399-3353.

Middle school aged children 

Middle School Transition 

SKPS will hold transition classes for incoming middle school children, grade six, this summer at both Claggett Creek Middle School and Whiteaker Middle School. Student transition help will be held at both Keizer middle schools with Claggett Creek Middle School’s event on August 20 and Whiteaker Middle School from August 20 – 21. 

Contact your neighborhood middle school to see if summer school opportunities are available at your school. Claggett Creek Middle School at 503-399-3701 or Whiteaker Middle School at 503-399-3224. 

PWB BuildCamp 

Hosted by the Home Builders Association of Marion and Polk counties, the PWB Buildcamp is open to all students grades 7-12 from August 5-8 at the Salem-Keizer Career Technical Education Center located on 3501 Portland Rd NE. The program will focus on having students operate in teams on various small construction projects in order to help foster and inspire the next generation of Oregonian builders. 

The camp is being hosted by the Professional Women in Building along with volunteers from the Home Builders Association of Marion and Polk Counties in partnership with Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Lunch will be provided to students in attendance. Due to the limited amount of space students will be selected at random to fill available spots. Go to this Google Form to sign up for PWB BuildCamp

Capital Community Media Summer Video Camp 

Capital Community Media (CCM) is offering a summer video camp for middle school students ages 12 – 15. The camp will be held from August 5 – 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. Registration information is available on the CCM website and closes on June 30. 

High school aged children 

Unified Summer Programs 

SKPS is offering summer programs for all levels of students with disabilities although, at the time of writing this, only spots for high-school aged children were available in the program. 

This program provides differently-abled students the opportunity to partner up with their peers to have greater access to learning through sports, leadership as well as other fun activities. To register for High School Summer Unified go to:  

Kroc Center 

Any Keizer high school students that are interested in exploring a career path in the construction trades can sign up for an eight-week summer program for a skill building and credit recovery opportunity held at the Salem Kroc center located at 1865 Bill Frey Dr. The deadline to sign up is by June 26. Sign up by using the Kroc Center’s registration form at

CTE Exploration Week 

The SKPS Career and Technical Education group in partnership with Chemeketa Community College is hosting a free exploration week program for SKPS students ages 14 – 16 and who live within Marion, Polk or Yamhill counties. 

CTE exploration week will be held from July 15 – 18 at Chemeketa’s Salem campus located at 4000 Lancaster Dr NE.Students engaged with this program will experience activities involving: Allied health, computer information systems, early childhood education, K-12 Education, horticulture, robotics, art and diesel technology (Brooks Center only). 

For more information and to sign up, please visit Chemeketa’s High School Programs website

NW Cyber Camp 

Chemeketa Community College and its Center for Cybersecurity are offering a free summer camp to high-school aged children from July 29 – August 1 at Chemeketa’s Salem campus located at 4000 Lancaster Dr NE. 

Interested potential attendees must have a teacher’s recommendation/support letter in addition to completing the various waivers and releases then sent to [email protected]

For more information and to sign up, please visit the NW Cyber Camp website

Contact Quinn Stoddard
[email protected] or 503-390-1051

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