Being a foster parent or caregiver is not easy and can be challenging to your family’s budget. This page is meant to be a resource of discounts and services available in your community to help you provide low cost or free opportunities to the children in your care.
Free State Park Camping Pass
Washington resident foster parents and registered relative foster caregivers who camp with the children in their care are entitled to free campsites in Washington state parks. Participants in the program may camp at first-come, first-served parks or make a telephone reservation to camp in a reservation park (call 1-888-CAMPOUT or 1-888-226-7688). Eligible participants making reservations do not pay for camping but are charged the reservation fee to hold sites in the reservation system. Read More
Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia is a unique community resource that serves as an exciting, educational gathering place where children and parents can learn and play together!
The museum offers $2 off single visits and a discounted basic foster family memberships. Must provide current foster parent documentation at the time of purchase.
iFoster launched in October of 2010 to bring the heroic caregivers and support organizations in foster care, kinship care, guardianship, adoption and juvenile justice together in one place. Their focus is to help close the economic gap between what it costs to raise a child and what child welfare and social services can provide to caregivers by partnering with the community to offer discounted items and services.
Seattle Aquarium is a place you will always see, touch and explore something new and exciting every time you visit. Two caregivers and up to 5 children in your care full time can visit free. Show one of the three valid signed foster/kinship cards; either licensed, unlicensed or kinship navigator card upon admission.
Kids Bowl Free is a Summer program offered by select bowling centers. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.
Kids Skate Free is a Summer program offered by select skating centers. This program is designed by skating centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure and fun way for kids to spend time and stay active this summer. Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating skating center are eligible to register for a daily skate session, all summer long, courtesy of the participating skating center along with other sponsoring organizations.
The Summer Movie Express program is offered at participating Regal Cinema locations throughout the state. Each participating location will host the Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am for nine weeks. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute.