Summer Workshop Overview for the Young Explorer

Thank you for signing up for a summer workshop!

There's a lot of planning that goes into our summer programs, and in order for everything to run as smoothly as possible, we need your help. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the information below, and contact us if you have any questions.

If you have a Junior or Teen, their summer workshop information can be found here

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Drop-off/Pick-up Information

Students cannot be dropped off more than 30 minutes before the start of any session. Students must be picked up within 10 minutes after the end of a session or within 10 minutes of the end of the After-Workshop Activities time slot (see below).

Failure to adhere to this schedule raises safety concerns for students, as there is only supervision during designated workshop and after-workshop hours. An early drop-off or late pick-up will result in a $1.00 fee for every minute you are early for drop off or late for pick-up. If a student is not picked up by 8:00 p.m., DigiPen will contact the local authorities for the next steps.

Young Explorers must be signed out by an authorized adult.
An authorized adult is one either listed on the Pick-up Authorization form or an adult who can give the password listed there.  ProjectFUN staff will ask to see ID before releasing a student to an adult not using the password.


If we all work together, we can avoid complicated traffic jams and long lines. Here is our suggested traffic flow for "getting out of the parking lot fast(er)".

There will also be signs and staff members directing traffic, so please be patient, courteous, and follow the flow. Thanks! 

Traffic Flow Sessions 3B, 4A, 4B

After-Workshop Activities Schedules

After-Workshop Activities Times

Free, optional After-Workshop Activities are provided for students daily, with the exception of the Final Showcase day. 

Young Explorer After-Workshop Activities are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students must be picked up promptly at the end of their after-workshop activities to avoid incurring late fees.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Fantasy day

Students will play fantasy related activities such as Siege the Castle, potion mixing, and wand making.

Sit down and Scoot!*^

Students will play games such as Hungry Human Hippos, human bowling, and "the floor is lava".

Spy Day

Students will traverse through laser mazes, sneak around hallways, and find their fellow operatives.

Gym Day*

Students will have a free day to play various gym activities like Pac-Man tag, ball games, and parachute!

Student Showcase

Friends and family are invited to classrooms to see what the students have been working on.

*Non-marking, closed-toed sneakers are required on Tuesday and Thursday, since the activities will be held in the gym.

^On Tuesday, long hair must be tied back for safety while students are riding the gym scooters.

Other Information

Young Explorer Lunch Menu

All lunches include an entrée, bottled water, milk, or juice, and an optional dessert item. An alternate entrée option, such as pasta or pizza will also be available each day. 

Please ask the café staff for vegetarian options.

Session A

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Chicken Strips, Puzzle Tots, Mixed Vegetables


Spaghetti, Meatballs, Roasted Squash, Garlic Bread


Sloppy Joes, Mac 'n Cheese, Corn


Chicken Teriyaki, Asian Vegetables, Sticky Rice


Ravioli with 2 Sauces, Peas & Carrots, Garlic Bread

Session B

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Sweet & Sour Chicken, Asian Vegetables, Sticky Rice


Carnitas Tacos, Rice, Beans


Chicken Fettucine Alfredo, Broccoli, Garlic Bread


Fish 'n Chips, Cole Slaw


Lasagna, Roasted Squash, Garlic Bread

Siblings in Different Workshops

If a student has one or more siblings attending a Summer Workshop that begins at an earlier time, both students may be dropped off at the earlier time. Conversely, if one student's After-Workshop Activities end at a later time than the others, both students may be picked up at the later time.

For example, a Teen Workshop student has a sibling in a Young Explorers Workshop. A parent may drop off both students at 8:30 a.m. (when Young Explorers Workshops begin) and pick up both students by 5:30 p.m. (when Teen After-Workshop Activities end).

For siblings of Young Explorers, DigiPen will be providing a shuttle from Overlake Christian Church during drop off.  Students riding the shuttle must complete a shuttle waiver on the first day.  The shuttle will depart OCC promptly at 8:15 am.

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.