Summer Meals & Activities

One in six children in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The summer is a particularly vulnerable time for kids who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year. At the Y, we know that children who receive daily nutrition are set up to succeed. That’s why we’re helping kids reach their full potential by providing free access to healthy snacks and meals when school’s out for summer.

In accordance with the Y’s commitment to healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of  Jefferson County will once again be providing FREE lunches and snacks this summer for all kids ages 18 and under.

In an effort to feed more children this year, two lunch-only open meal sites have been added to our three returning meals and activities sites and our day camp open meal site. All snacks and meals are healthy and comply with the USDA nutrition guidelines. Meal service is open for 30 minutes.

The Summer Meals and Activities Program is made possible through collaborations with USDA Summer Food Service Program, School’s Out Washington‘s Feed Your Brain Grant, United Good Neighbors, Jefferson County Library, Chimacum School District, and Jefferson County Parks and Recreation. We are grateful for food donations from WSU Gleaners and local farms, as well as the many volunteers and financial support from local service clubs, organizations and churches. 

No identification or proof of income level required. All children welcome!

YMCA of Jefferson County


Brinnon School

46 Schoolhouse Road, Brinnon
July 10-August 10
Snack: 9:00-9:30am Monday-Thursday
Lunch: 11:30-12:00pm Monday-Thursday

Chimacum Elementary School

91 W Valley Road, Brinnon
June 26-August 18 (closed July 4)
Snack: 9-10am Monday-Friday
Lunch: 12-12:30pm Monday-Friday

Jefferson County Library

620 Cedar Ave, Port Hadlock
July 3-July 31 (closed July 4)
Lunch: 1:00-1:30pm Monday-Friday

Mountain View Commons

1925 Blaine Street, Port Townsend
June 26-Sept 1 (closed July 4)
Lunch: 12:00-12:30pm Monday-Friday
Snack: 3:00-3:30pm Monday-Friday

Quilcene School

294715 US Hwy 101, Quilcene
July 10-August 10
Lunch: 1:00-1:30pm Monday-Thursday
Snack: 3:30-4pm Monday-Thursday

Jefferson County Rec Center

620 Tyler St, Port Townsend
July 5-September 1
Lunch: 12:30-1:00pm Tuesday-Friday


Please download the 2017 Summer Meals & Activities Brochure
for the YMCA of Jefferson County

 Summer Meals & Activities 

During the summer of 2016 we served over 15,500 delicious lunches and snacks in Brinnon, Chimacum, Quilcene and at 3 sites in Port Townsend.

When school's out, it's time to relax, decompress, and have fun with friends. Yet taking a break from school does not mean kids development is on vacation. Summertime at the Y focuses on the three key drivers of impact that inspire healthy youth development journeys: achievement, relationships and belonging.

FREE Activities Sites:

(Ages 5-12)
Pre-registration is required to participate in activities at these sites.

Brinnon School

46 Schoolhouse Road, Brinnon
July 10-August 10
9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday
*pre-registration required

Chimacum Elementary School

91 W Valley Road, Chimacum
June 26-August 18
9:00am-12:30pm Monday-Friday
*pre-registration required

Quilcene School

294715 US Hwy 101, Quilcene
July 10-August 10
1:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Thursday
*pre-registration required

Please download the 2017 Summer Activities Application 
Bring your application to the YMCA of Jefferson County, mail in 
or email Christy at

Summer Activities Application