SPARK Squad is currently full for 




 Please email or call (360)775-2119 with any questions 

or to be added to the wait list for 2022-2023 After School Care.


S. P. A. R. K.

Swim Play & Active Recreation for Kids


The mission of SPARK squad is to provide a quality enrichment program for youth in the Port Angeles community by:

     - Having a structured schedule of recreation and education activities

     - Facilitating individual student growth through learning opportunities

     - Creating a safe environment based on equality and compassion

FALL 2022-23 School Year

Mask Update: Masks will be OPTIONAL for SPARK students effective 3/15/22.

Please email to be added to our wait list for '22/23 school year!



Location: SPARK Squad is now located at our new facility on the Shore Community Center side of the building adjacent to City Hall off 5th St. 


Attendance Limit: 60 enrolled (due to COVID-19 limitations and precautions)


Dates/Times:  2-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Transportation: We have one van for transportation that we use for the furthest stop at 9th & B for Hamilton students, and have pick-up at 6th & Chase (right next to City Hall) where leaders meet and walk to SPARK Squad. This stop is offered currently by Franklin and Jefferson schools. Roosevelt students are currently being dropped off at 5th & Chambers and walking with a leader to SPARK Squad. For more details email


Cost: 2022 Update: $18 per day or $340/month, paid in advance of month's attendance (+$30/month if you would like your child involved in 2x/week swim lessons). Card on file can be auto-billed each month or you can log in to your user account using a link we provide. Scholarships are available, please download the form below this message or pick up a copy at Shore Aquatic Center. 


Daily Activities: Each day SPARK will include group games, leadership and team-building activities, reading time, arts & crafts, science experiments, free play time, and swimming! 


SwimmingSAC does not provide swimsuits and towels for each SPARK Squad child. We have extra swimsuits, but we encourage parents to send children’s own swimsuits and towels and we will wash and dry and put back in their personal cubby after each swim. 

We offer SPARK swim lessons on a 2x/week schedule, M/W or T/Th; each child is tested and placed in an appropriate level upon registration. Every Friday we have open swim time with the SPARK leaders 3-4:30pm.


Snacks: SPARK Squad participates in the USDA Food Service program; a healthy snack will be provided each day when kids arrive or after swim lessons. Additionally, we do provide gluten and dairy-free options.  


Questions: Please email or call (360)775-2119 or SPARK cell (360)477-0862

The precautions we are taking to protect your family during COVID-19:


  • Please limit 1 parent, student at check-in location, once that parent has left the building then the next family may enter.

  • We will do wellness checks for all children at sign-in. A parent must sign off on symptoms within the last 48 hours. All children will have their temperature recorded upon entry into the building. If a child has a temperature at or above 100.4 degrees or shows any signs or symptoms, per the local Department of Public Health, they will not be able to remain at SPARK Squad and may be asked to quarantine before returning.

  • Staff members are required to wear masks, per state guidelines, and children are also to wear masks while at the program. I reusable mask per child is provided. Masks are kept on location for use while they are at SPARK Squad.

  • Our staff members are doing frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all spaces and objects that are used during the day.

  • We will be on heightened alert for symptoms and enacting a more stringent sick policy to avoid having sick children or children with potential contagious symptoms in the program.

  • Students sit 6ft apart for activities, and kept in small groups of moving activities to limit possible exposure.

  • Increased frequency of hand-washing for staff and children throughout the day.

SPARK Contacts

Jake Branscum-Higuera- Recreation Programmer

- Program Coordination

Virginia Smith- Member Services Coordinator

- Billing & Registrations

SPARK Leaders