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North Idaho Education Resources & Links

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From the category archives: Out-of-School Programs

After School and Summer Education Programs

Specialized Opportunities

Coeur d'Alene Police Explorers Program

The Explorer Program is a division of the Boy Scouts of America and is sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Police Department. The program is designed for young people who may be interested in a career in law enforcement.  Some of the services that Explorers provide are assisting at community functions and traffic direction. Applications are accepted in July & August.

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department Cadet Program

The CDAFD Cadet Program is aimed at preparing the next generation of Firefighters. The Fire Cadet program is aimed at high school seniors who may be interested in a career in public safety. Applications are accepted each prior to each semester.


After School Programs

Resources listed by County below are generally programs that are no cost, located on school grounds, and/or provide transportation for after-school programs.

Kootenai County

  • CDA4Kids - Club240 After School Programs - Coeur d'Alene
    For Elementary & Middle School-aged Kids. CDA4Kids (Community Development Affiliates for Kids) is a before & after school program that provides positive adult role models. There is typically designated homework time (Homework House) plus enrichment activities such as arts & crafts, life skills, hobbies, etc. Current locations: Atlas, Borah, and Fernan Elementary, Canfield, Lakes, and Woodland Middle Schools, Venture High School. There is also a Summer CDA4Kids program.
  • Kroc Center After School Program - Coeur d'Alene
    The Kroc Center's free after school program is for members and nonmembers, and includes a healthy snack and organized activities for youth in grades 6–8. Free transportation is provided Monday through Friday from Lakes, Canfield, and Woodland Middle Schools to The Kroc Center. Students work on homework, projects or study skills while supervised by Kroc staff from 3–4pm.
  • KITE - Harrison, ID
    KITE provides to students (ages K-8) the opportunity to receive tutoring and engage in enrichment activities. Program goals include attending to the academic, emotional and social well-being of children.

Bonner County

Benewah County

  • Plummer/Worley Success Center
    The Success Center is a before and after-school program serving students 2nd-5th grade who attend the Plummer-Worley School District, as well as home-school students residing within the district boundaries. The Success Center also holds a two week Summer Program.


Educational Summer Camps & Programs

Educational Camps & Programs

  • Camp Invention
    Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene
    Nonprofit science enrichment camp.
    Grades 1-6, June
  • Gizmo CDA
    Different classes each week including unique arts & crafts, robotics, jewelry-making, 3D Modeling & printing, welding, forensics, and more.
    Age varies based on class, June- Aug
  • NIC Kids College
    Video games, mobile apps, programming, and
    Minecraft in a fun, hands-on learning environment.
    Ages 8-14, June-July
  • NXT Robotics Camp for Kids
    North Idaho College, Post Falls
    Ages 9-18, August
  • University of Idaho DIG'NIT Camps
    Cosmetic Chemistry, AFA CyberCamp, Summer Coding Camp for Girls, STEAM Labs, Coding Swift with the iPad, Java Coding Camp
    Varying ages, June & July
  • Coeur d'Alene Library
    Various summer reading programs & activities. Reading program details & logs available in June
  • Community Library Network
    Various reading programs at each location (Post Falls, Hayden, Pinehurst, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake)
  • The IDAH2O Master Water Stewards program
    This program is offered through University of Idaho Extension to provide a unique opportunity to learn about and document regional water issues.