Program Information

A note on the 2023 Summer Stretch dates: The current Stretch calendar (July 5 - July 27) is tentative. Should snow days in local school districts push the last day of school into July, the dates for Stretch will be changed. The new dates will be the same as the 2023 Summer Challenge program: July 10 - July 28, Monday through Friday. We will confirm the Stretch dates when local districts announce their final plans in late winter.

The Stretch program offers students an opportunity to focus deeply on a single area of interest for four weeks. Whether you want to build a robot, master essay writing, participate in a mock trial, or explore the world of mathematical thinking, Summer Stretch has over two dozen classes to dive into.

The Robinson Center does not grant high school credit for Stretch courses. It is the decision of each individual school and district as to whether a Summer Stretch course qualifies for school credit/placement. If students would like school credit for their Summer Stretch course, they MUST obtain permission from their school counselor or principal in advance.

Families are strongly encouraged to ensure that their child will be able to attend all 15 days of class to get the most out of their Summer Stretch experience. All students must arrive at their assigned classrooms by 9:00 AM, where attendance will be taken by the teaching team. Families must report a student’s absence by emailing the teacher at the teacher’s UW email address and copying the Robinson Center at rcsummer@uw.edu prior to 8:30 AM. There is no before-class or after-class care for Summer Stretch; however, students are welcome to use the Robinson Center in Guggenheim Annex as a place to study before or after class. The Center opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 4:30 PM during the program.

Course descriptions for Summer Stretch 2023 will be posted online on January 10th. In the meantime, you can view our Summer Stretch 2022 classes by clicking on the 'Course Offerings' tab to the right.

Information for the First Day

Detailed information for the first day of the 2023 session will be emailed to families the third week of June.