Students exploring Washington's historic and cultural resources
What is Youth Heritage Project?
Youth Heritage Project (YHP) is a FREE overnight summer program for high-school students, focused on the history, culture, and nature of Washington’s special places.
Each year, YHP students visit a new location for fun and engaging place-based activities, learning about how different histories and resources shape the community. Through scavenger hunts, hikes, site visits, boat trips, museums, tours, and more, participants explore how remembering, preserving, and sharing stories from the past can help shape the future. Then, YHP students are paired with local organizations to address real-world issues in the community for the flagship student project presentation day at the conclusion of the camp.
YHP helps high school students learn how to shape their communities through participation and activism, inspiring the next generation of leaders to get involved with the places that matter to them.
The location and study topics for YHP change annually, and any high school-age students may apply. Questions about YHP? Please contact us by email or call us at 206-624-9449.
We’ll be announcing the program location and dates for YHP 2024 in the coming months! In the meantime, check out highlights from YHP 2023 and previous years of the program via the links below: