Highline Public School’s Waskowitz Outdoor Education Center is looking for high school students to serve as counselors for the elementary outdoor school program.

There are 8 weeks to choose from this spring.

“Being a leader at Waskowitz is an incredible opportunity for you to explore a career pathway in education, teaching, counseling, leadership and/or environmental science,” officials said. “Increase your confidence, gain new perspectives, apply life skills and make new friends! We hope to see you back this spring!”

As a leader, you will:

  • Supervise 5th graders in the cabin, lead them in songs, skits and stories.
  • Make lifelong friends while developing valuable leadership skills.
  • Earn .5 credit.
  • Enjoy delicious meals.

You must commit to a three-day or five-day program (Monday-Wednesday, Wednesday-Friday or Monday-Friday). Transportation will be provided.

Read more about being a One Week Leader.

Steps to becoming a high school leader at Waskowitz:

  1. Complete the registration form.
  2. COMMUNICATE: Waskowitz staff will contact you via StudentSquare and email. You must RSVP Yes to your week on StudentSquare.
  3. Get permission slip signed, read and sign Code of Conduct, get the medical authorization form filled out if you take medications, and talk to teachers about absence. These documents will be sent to you through StudentSquare when you register.
  4. Arrive at Leader Send-Off with belongings and documents mentioned above.
  5. Get excited to be a great leader!

If you did not attend a training this year, have a teacher or counselor fill out the recommendation form.


  • April 29-May 1: Bow Lake & Midway 
  • May 1-3: Gregory Heights & Parkside 
  • May 6-8: Hilltop & North Hill
  • May 8-10: Madrona & McMicken 
  • May 13-15: Cedarhurst & Des Moines 
  • May 15-17: Beverly Park & White Center Heights 
  • May 20-22: Mount View & Marvista 
  • May 22-24: Seahurst & Shorewood 

If you have any questions, please contact Waskowitz Director, Meredith von Trapp at meredith.vontrapp@highlineschools.org.