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ACTIVITY GUIDE

APRIL - AUGUST

SUMMER 2018

Enrichment Classes Sports for Youth & Adults Special Events • Summer Camps Clinics • And More! Photo by Dave Welton


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2 GENERAL INFORMATION

MISSION STATEMENT Parks, facilities and recreation programs for the citizens of South Whidbey Island. CONTACT INFO

STAFF

DISCLAIMERS

SWRPRD Recreation Center & Offices

Parks & Recreation Director Doug Coutts, (360) 221-6488 dirswprd@whidbey.com

Updates & Errors

Location/Mail

5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260

Office Phone

(360) 221-5484

Fax

(360) 221-7323

E-mail swparks@whidbey.com Website www.swparks.org Office Hours

Mon-Thu, 8:30am–5pm Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm

Office Closed

May 28, July 4, July 27 September 3

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The SWPRD Board of Commissioners meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation Center, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, Room 111. Commissioners are: Dennis Hunter • Josh Coleman • Don Wood Mark Helpenstell • Matt Simms

Recreation Supervisor Carrie Monforte, (360) 221-6788 programs@whidbey.com Office Manager Peggy Nelson, (360) 221-5484 swparks@whidbey.com Facilities & Grounds Supervisor Tom Fallon, (360) 221-7181 trfallon@hotmail.com

INCLEMENT WEATHER & POWER OUTAGES Programs may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or power outages. We encourage you to call our voice messaging system at (360) 221-5484 or check our Facebook page before leaving home to determine program status.

ADVERTISING Whidbey Weekly prints and distributes three activity guides a year. We welcome you to advertise your program or business along with us. For details, email advertise@ whidbeyweekly.com.

Summer FUN begins with HORSES at

EQUESTRIAN CROSSINGS

Affordable Lessons All Summer! Arenas in Greenbank & Coupeville Applications available online!

www.equestriancrossings.org Scholarships available!

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Ages 5+ All Abilities & Levels! All Riding Styles

This schedule of classes is published for information purposes only. We strive to produce the most accurate brochure possible. However, some program information may have changed after this brochure has gone to print. We will make every effort to notify participants of the changes.

Waiver/Release of Liability

Participants in South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District (SWPRD) programs agree to hold harmless the SWPRD, Island County, and South Whidbey School District, and their officials, employees and agents for any and all claims for personal injury and damage in which damage and injury is or appears to be proximately caused by their participation or the participation of the child for whom they are responsible in SWPRD’s recreation programs. Furthermore, they consent that images (photographs, video recordings, etc.) of them or their child engaged in above activities may be used for promotional purposes.

School Disclaimer

South Whidbey Parks and Recreation programs are NOT sponsored by the South Whidbey School District or the Coupeville School District, and the South Whidbey School District and Coupeville School Districts assume no responsibility for the conduct or safety of the activity. In consideration for the privilege to distribute these materials, the South Whidbey School District and the Coupeville School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.om


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Sometimes programs are canceled because people wait too long to sign up. All programs have minimum attendance. By registering at least 2 weeks in advance of a program, you ensure we our program minimum, and give us adequate time to prepare for you. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

REFUNDS & CREDITS 1. Full refunds will be given for all classes canceled by SWPRD. 2. Refunds requested and submitted in writing using the Refund Request Form before the registration deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no registration deadline) will be subject to a 10% service fee, with a minimum service fee of $10. 3. SWPRD account credits requested and submitted in writing using the Refund Request Form before the registration deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no registration deadline) will be good for one calendar year from issue date, for the full fee paid and will not be subject to service fee. 4. Refunds or credits will not be issued if cancelled after registration deadline or within 5 business days of program start. 5. To request a refund, a Refund Request Form must be submitted to the SWPRD office in writing. Verbal requests will not be honored. Forms are available at the SWPRD office or online at http://swparks. org/recreation/registration/. Please be aware that refund requests may take up to 45 days to process. 6. Refunds will not be issued from an account credit. 7. Refunds will not be issued for programs costing $10 or less (unless cancelled by SWPRD).

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION INFO § Symbol indicates contracted programs that have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy. Advance registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. It is best if you register at least two weeks in advance of any program start date. All fees are due at the time of registration. We cannot “hold” a space for you without full payment and registration. All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment. We request that you register early to ensure class minimums are met. We reserve the right to cancel a program if minimums are not met. There is a $25 service charge on all returned checks and declined credit cards. Registration forms are available online at www.swparks.org

HOW TO REGISTER Online

For your convenience, you may register online for many of our programs, with no additional fees. Check out this service at www.swparks.org.

By Mail

Send completed registration form and full payment to: SWPRD, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260

By Fax or Email

Fax or email completed registration form with credit card authorization. Fax to (360)221-7323 or scan and email to swparks@whidbey.com. Call the office at (360)221-5484 to confirm receipt.

In Person

Walk in to our SWPRD office at 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, during our regular business hours. We take cash, check or credit cards at the office.

8. One day classes, trips, or special events are not covered under this policy (no refunds or credits available).

STAY INFORMED

9. Certain contract programs, indicated with this symbol: §, have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy.

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HIYI YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND The Healthy Island Youth Initiative (HIYI) Committee solicits donations to support ongoing efforts to keep organized healthy activities affordable for all local youth in Island County. The HIYI Scholarship Fund addresses these needs by helping cover the cost of registration fees, equipment and/or other expenses so that youth in Island County can participate in organized physical activities, regardless of their family’s economic status. The South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is the fiscal agent for HIYI, and receives, holds and distributes funds upon direction from the HIYI committee. Donations to this fund may now be tax deductible. Donations to the scholarship fund should be made payable to South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, and should be mailed to PO Box 157, Freeland, WA 98249, with a note on the memo line directing it to the “HIYI Scholarship Fund”. Any Whidbey Island youth may apply for assistance to participate in any organized sport or physical activity. The needs-based scholarships are awarded based on financial criteria and commitment to the activity. Those interested in receiving financial assistance should call Carrie at (360) 221-6788 or visit https://www. islandcountywa.gov/Health/AHC/Pages/HIYIScholarship.aspx

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS There are several needs-based resources available to enable youth to participate in programs with SWPRD. Call (360) 221-6788 for info.

ACCESSIBILITY & ACCOMODATION Individuals with or without disabilities may register for all programs offered by South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District provided program safety can be met. The District provides reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Contact the SWPRD office three weeks in advance of the program start date to discuss accommodations. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


COMMUNITY PARK

5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley

DEER LAKE PUBLIC ACCESS

4330 Bucktail Lane, Clinton

GOSS LAKE PUBLIC ACCESS

5235 Lakeside Dr, Freeland

LONE LAKE PUBLIC ACCESS

5075 Lone Lake Rd, Langley

RECREATION CENTER & OFFICES

5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley

SPORTS COMPLEX

5598 Langley Rd, Langley

TRUSTLAND TRAILS

Craw Rd & Hwy 525, Langley

RESERVATIONS We request that all groups planning to use our facilities or fields notify us in advance by submitting a Reservation Request Form, which is available on our website and at our park office. Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability. Rental fees may apply. Advance reservations required for groups of 20+. For

July 19-22, 2018

Reservation Options ($)

Classrooms

Toilets/Restrooms

BBQ Grill

Picnic Shelter

Skate Park & Pump Track

Soccer Fields

Basketball Court

Horse Trail

Play Structure

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additional information about availability and rates, call (360) 221-5484 or visit www. swparks.org/reservations.

Sports Fields

Fishing

Boat Ramp

Lake Swimming*

Waterfront

*Always check for posted closures before swimming. Swim at your own risk.

Trails

SOUTH WHIDBEY PARKS & RECREATION PARKS & FACILITIES

Baseball & Softball Fields

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We have softball, baseball, soccer, and open fields available. Scheduling information for leagues, tournaments and teams is available by calling the Director at (360) 221-6488.

Facilities

You can affordably rent space for parties, meetings, classes, and special events at our recreation headquarters or The Crow’s Nest (located on the 2nd floor of the Concession Stand) at Community Park.

Picnic Shelters

Our picnic shelters are available for reservation for your party or event. Picnic shelters can accommodate 45-75 people.

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SPORTS FOR DOGS Location: Outdoors in the small field immediately inside the north entrance of Community Park, and indoors at “The Doghouse” at Community Park.

CANINE GAMES IN THE PARK

Instructor: Victoria Farrington took her unruly terrier to a seminar in 1995 and became an early adopter, explorer and explainer of positive reinforcement dog training. She has volunteered in shelters, done rescue and foster work, and taught classes at large clubs, small facilities and as private lessons. She wrote for and later became editor of The Clicker Journal, earning the respect of the field’s top professional dog trainers. Her dogs have earned titles in 10 dog sports at all stages of life. howsofdogs@gmail.com

Summer Games in the Park

Min 2/Max 8

HUMANS 16+; DOGS 6+ MONTHS, BEGINNERS

Tue | May 15–June 26* | 6–7:30pm | $75**

Try a fresh approach to training and entertaining your dog: playing games in the park. How fast is your dog’s recall? Can you call it away from a caged ham? Interested in teaching your dog to negotiate an obstacle course? Want to improve its public manners? We’ve designed a variety of games to educate and entertain while embracing the best practices of positive reinforcement dog training: short sessions, high rate of reinforcement, measurable criteria, and record keeping. Some of our games have serious goals, based on important life skills like reliable recalls and greeting strangers. Others are centered on dog sports skills for agility, barn hunt, and rally. Some are just plain silly. We’ll offer as many as we can fit into an evening; you chose the ones you want. For most games, you and your dog will be alone in a fully fenced ring, then move onto the next. For some, like public walking and greeting behaviors, we’ll slowly create a crowd your dog can successfully negotiate. Most games will take no more than a minute, and we’ll measure or time your accomplishments, keeping records so you can track your progress. You’re strongly encouraged to use anything and everything you need to succeed: praise, treats, toys, dinner bowls and applause. We want you and your dog to find that training’s just a walk in the park! Bring to Class: Treats and toys, a nonrestraining collar and a 6’ leash are required. A harness and portable crate are recommended.

*Except May 29. **Fee is per dog.

CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER Old dogs, new tricks.

HUMANS 16+; DOGS 6+ MONTHS, BEGINNERS This is the golden age of dog sports with more ways than ever before to deepen your bond, have fun, and earn titles and ribbons. This class will give you a taste of Parkour, Rally, Agility, Barn hunt, Tracking and Tricks training. Activities will be safe foundation behaviors suitable for dogs and people at all levels of physical fitness. Included for each sport will be information about how to follow up on your new interests. Must provide evidence of basic vaccinations. Mixed breeds and rescues are welcome. No previous obedience training required but dogs will sometimes be working near each other. You must be able to control your dog on leash and get its attention with food. Class will be tailored to weather conditions and dog temperament. Depending upon the activity, dogs may be worked one at a time. Bring to Class: Treats, a buckle collar and a 6’ leash are required. A harness and portable crate or mat are recommended and will be discussed in class. Toys will be used. Location: “The Doghouse” at Community Park and outdoors. Instructor: Victoria Farrington (see Canine Games in the Park), howsofdogs@gmail.com

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Min 2 / Max 6

Tue | May 15–June 26* | 11:30am–1pm | $100** Sat | May 19–June 30* | 11:30am–1pm | $100** *Except May 26 or May 29. **Fee is per dog.


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CANINE GOOD CITIZEN Charm school for your dog!

HUMANS 16+; DOGS 6+ MONTHS, BEGINNERS Do you wish your dog were more courteous? Or better behaved in public? Learn how to teach your dog good manners using the power of positive reinforcement and games you’ll both enjoy. We’ll work on polite greetings, loose leash walking, being handled, and meeting strangers, with an emphasis on self-control, patience and cooperation. Prepare your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, learn how to address problem behaviors and teach a few cute tricks along the way. This class is for dogs who are rude or uneducated, not for those who are aggressive or fearful. Dogs will sometimes be working near each other, so you must be able to physically control your dog on leash and get its attention with food. Bring to Class: Treats, buckle collar, and a 6’ leash required. A harness and portable crate or mat are recommended and will be discussed in class. Toys will be used. Location: “The Doghouse” at Community Park, outdoors, and nearby locations Instructor: Victoria Farrington (see Canine Games in the Park), howsofdogs@gmail.com Min 2 / Max 4

Tue | May 15–June 26* | 10–11am | $100** Sat | May 19–June 30* | 10–11am | $100** *Except May 26 or May 29. **Fee is per dog.

K9 NOSEWORK Sniffing out fun on Whidbey

HUMANS 16+; DOGS 4+ MONTHS (ALL VACCINATIONS COMPLETED) This fast–growing dog sport teaches you how to encourage and develop your dog’s amazing natural scenting ability by using its desire to hunt and its love of food, toys, and exercise. This exciting detection style activity is appropriate for dogs of any age, breed, or physical ability and handlers of all ages and abilities. Each dog works separately, one at a time, so this is a class for dogs unsuited for a group setting. Classes are offered at all levels, from beginning to advanced dog handler teams.

Location: Varies; classes meet in “The Doghouse” at Community Park and outdoors; advanced classes may be held offsite on “field-trips.” Instructor: Georgia Edwards is a nationallyCertified NoseWork Instructor. A retired cancer physician, she first became interested in canine scent discrimination 25 years ago when her hospital therapy dog was able to identify patients with metastatic breast cancer. k9nosework@whidbey.net

involved in donkey and mule rescue about 9 years ago, and has been Click’r Training to rescue/recover frightened, confused, difficult animals. Visit the Facebook page: “Come on, Let’s Train.” markhelpenstell@ gmail.com Min 4/Max 8

Sun | June 3–July 8 | 10–11am | $100

Schedule: Ongoing offerings of 6-week sessions for beginning to advanced levels are held Sundays OR Wednesdays. Times vary by level. See www.swparks.org for detailed schedule. Fee: $150 per dog, plus a small materials fee.

REACTIVE DOG CLINIC Work with your dog to gain confidence in social interactions Join us for this opportunity to work with others who also own reactive dogs, to gain confidence, calm, and capability. Teach your dog (and yourself ) the self-confidence and the skills needed to relax, focus, and enjoy being around others – people, dogs, other animals and activities. Pre-requisites: Must provide proof of current vaccinations at first class. Participants must be able to keep physical control of their dog. We reserve the right to restrict any dog’s participation for any reason, for the safety of other dogs and participants. Bring: a collar, harness with chest-pull D-ring, treat bag, treats your dog loves, good stout leash (recommend waist belt), and water. Location: South Whidbey Sports Complex on Langley Road. The first class will convene at the Picnic Shelter. Other possible nearby “field trips”. Instructor: Mark Helpenstell has been training his own dogs for 50+years. Mark began training dogs at about age 8, and has worked with hunting/retrieving dogs, stock dogs, and people’s pets. In the past 5 years, he has become an advocate of Positive Reinforcement Training, and is working with dogs, donkeys, mules, and cats. Mark volunteers at WAIF, and one of his dogs is a WAIF “Ambassadog” at most of their events. Mark is largely self-taught. In addition, he has completed Animal Behavior Certification course, and has been a participant in many on-line and in-person courses. Mark got

BECOME A MAGICIAN! Discover Magic Camp

AGES 8-12, BEGINNERS Discover Magic, is an innovative national education program specially designed to teach key life skills to 8-12 year olds through the process of learning to perform magic. The Discover Magic course will teach magic and valuable social interaction skills. Kids will be engrossed in learning and performing magic and develop communication skills, self-discipline, and confidence. Visit www.DiscoverMagic.com for more info. Every Discover Magic class features custom created props, top secret private files for every child and special bonus material the kids can unlock with a secret code after class. The tricks are designed for first time learners that will not only fool adults, but will develop and unlock exciting possibilities in every child. The course is composed of 5, 1.5-hour lessons. Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Instructor: JR Russell, Professional Magician, Seattle Magician of the Year 2012, President Society of American Magician Seattle Assembly, Northwest Regional Vice President, Society of American Magicians,


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Youth Leader of Society of Young Magician Assembly #145, Member of Kidabra Family Entertainers Society, Member of International Brotherhood of Magician. jr@ jrrussellmagic.com, 360-929-5679 Min 5/Max 15

Mon–Fri | June 18–22 | 3:30-5pm | $100* *Additional $50 materials fee due the first day paid directly to instructor. Provides custom magic props, folders, secret files, Custom tricks, secret video links

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FALCON BASKETBALL CAMP BOYS & GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 3-8 Come work on your basketball skills under the guidance of Coach Washington and Coach Hanson, Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Coaches at SWHS, their staff and players. This 3-day clinic is for all skill levels and will serve as a great way to be active over summer break, build new skills, and to get ready for the basketball season. Early registration is encouraged, space is limited. REGISTER BY JUNE 1 to receive a free shirt. What to bring: A ball clearly marked with your name: 27.5” (Junior Size) for grades 3-4; 28.5” (Intermediate Size) for grades 5-6 and girls grades 7-8; 29.5” (Official Size) for boys grades 7-8, water bottle, proper basketball attire, shoes with non-marking soles, shorts, and your positive attitude! Location: SWHS Gyms Instructors: Coach Washington and Coach Hanson, their staff and players, mwashington@sw.wednet or jhanson@sw.wednet.edu

Tue–Thu | June 19–21 | 9am–Noon | $50

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE OAK HARBOR YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER! SIGN UP & EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF! Tackle Football & Cheerleading for Ages 7-14 Registration Begins Last Weekend In April! For more information visit

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Location: South Whidbey Lakes. The first morning of the Beginning Camp students will meet at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim assessment and orientation; the afternoon and the rest of the days will be at the sailing site. Returning sailors do not need to be assessed again but should attend this orientation session. Intermediates will meet directly at the sailing site. Detailed info and updates at www.swyachtclub.org/programs.

MUSIC CAMP Summer Music Instruction

AGES 5-12* Learn the basics of your choice of these instruments: violin, piano, xylophone, cello, viola, guitar, banjo, autoharp & others by permission. Indicate your preference at registration. Open to beginners and intermediates. Learn the history and geography of our instruments, going back to medieval fiddle, harpsichord, Oud, Lute, Viola da gamba, etc. Campers are also encouraged to play at the Maxwelton 4th of July Parade with Island Strings. Final day will include a performance for friends & relatives. Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Instructor: Taught by Linda Good, of Island Strings with a couple of special guests. Linda has her M.A. in Music (Ethnomusicology) and teaches Suzuki method. llgood@langleywa.com Min 6/Max 15

Mon–Thu | June 25–28 | 9am-Noon | $100 per family *Parents are encouraged to participate too!

SAILING CAMP Learn to sail with S.W. Yacht Club!

AGES 10-16, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn the basics of sailing. Each sailor will be assigned their own boat in each session. The course combines shore side learning with lots of hands-on, on-the-water sailing experience. In addition to sailing, students learn boating safety, basic seamanship and knot tying. The focus is on sailing and having fun.

Instructors: Our Head Instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Sufficient staff will be on-hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention. Our priorities are safety, then fun and learning. Sailing questions can be directed to Bob at bobrodgers100@hotmail.com.

BEGINNING CAMPS (AGES 10-15) Mon–Fri | June 25–29 | 9am–2:30pm | $175* Mon–Fri | July 9–13 | 9am–2:30pm | $175* Mon–Fri | July 16–20 | 9am–2:30pm | $175*

Each student must demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for 2 minutes without a life jacket.

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www.swparks.org INTERMEDIATE** CAMPS (AGES 12+) Mon–Fri | July 9–13 | 9am–2:30pm | $175* Mon–Fri | July 16–20 | 9am–2:30pm | $175*

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KAYAK CAMP! Paddling Skills for Teens

*$50 discount for SWYC & DL members.

AGES 12-17

**Intermediate camp is limited to age 12+ youth who have attained a Level 2 competency at the beginner level or by permission of the Program Director.

No previous kayaking experience is needed for this fun-filled water-oriented camp! Our experienced guides will introduce participants to basic water safety and sea kayaking skills including: types of craft, outfitting & gear, wet exits, self and assisted rescue, key paddle strokes, and bracing. But it’s not all work–expect to get wet and have fun playing games like ‘kayak polo’ and kayak sponge tag. Participants must be comfortable with deep, over-your-head water while wearing a personal flotation device. They must also be able to pull oneself up onto the deck of a pool from the deep end without use of steps or ladders. This class is an excellent intro to kayaking, but does not imply any certification or infer any skill qualification.

TAG GAMES IN THE PARK Do you have wild animals, err kids, who need to burn off some energy while having a blast this summer?! Send them to Tag Games in the Park, where we play the best tag games known to humankind! We’re talking Capture the Flag, Duck-Duck-Goose, Zombie Tag, Freeze Tag, Big Foot Big Foot, and many more. It’s all about having fun in the sun! The main requirement is to be able to move and understand the basic rules of tag. Sign up today and let your kids be the free range animals they were born to be! Location: Community Park

Min 4/Max 8

Mon–Fri | July 2–6 | 2–4:30pm | $130

AIRPORT SHUTTLE & CHARTER SERVICE

Location: Monday - Thursday sessions will be held at Goss Lake Public Boat launch, the Friday session will be held at Langley Marina.

Min 6/Max 22

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Lead Instructor: Travis Kulcsar is a white water raft guide turned sea kayak guide. He has paddled around the world from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand. Coming to Whidbey Island every year to lead tours has been a blessing to him because he loves to share this magical place with others. This will be his 3rd year running the camp for Whidbey Island Kayaking.

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SKYHAWKS MULTI-SPORT CAMP Skyhawks Sports Academy

AGES 6–12 Multi-Sport camp introduces young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program, we combine 3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, you will walk away with knowledge of new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Bring: Appropriate clothing, snacks, water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen. Will receive t-shirt, ball, and merit award. Location: Community Park Coaches: Chosen for their strong character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, Skyhawks coaches make the extra effort to ensure your child has the best on-field experience. Min 15/Max 18

Mon–Fri | July 9–13 | 9am–12pm | $129 § Mon–Fri | July 30–Aug 3 | 9am–12pm | $129 §

Online registration & details at www.skyhawks.com

TENNIS CAMP SESSIONS FOR AGES 6-17 Have fun learning the basics of tennis. Instruction includes drills, games, and sportsmanship. Campers should dress appropriate for the weather, wear sun screen, and bring a water bottle. Loaner racquets and all equipment will be provided. Tennis may be cancelled due to rain. Call the office (360) 221-5484 one hour before class if unsure. Location: SWHS Tennis Courts Instructor: SWHS Alumni, Alex Foode alexfoode@gmail.com and Bailey Gochanour Min 4/Max 12 per session

AGES 6-10 Mon–Fri* | July 2–6* | 9–10:30am | $36 Mon–Thu | July 9–12| 9–10:30am | $36 Mon–Thu | July 30–Aug 2 | 9–10:30am | $36 AGES 11-14 Mon–Fri* | July 2–6* | 11am–1pm | $48 Mon–Thu | July 9–12| 11am–1pm | $48 Mon–Thu | July 30–Aug 2 | 11am–1pm | $48 AGES 14-17 Mon–Fri* | July 2–6* | 3–5pm | $48 Mon–Thu | July 9–12| 3–5pm | $48 Mon–Thu | July 30–Aug 2 | 3–5pm | $48 *Except July 4 Rain-out plan: July 2-6 & 9-12 sessions may attend following week. July 30-August 2 sessions will have August 3 as a make-up date.

Bring: Appropriate clothing, lunch, snacks, water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen. Will receive t-shirt, ball and merit award. Location: Community Park Coaches: Chosen for their strong character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, Skyhawks coaches will make the extra effort to ensure your child has the best on-field experience. Min 15/Max 26

BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER Mon–Fri | July 9–13 | 9am–3pm | $155 § FLAG FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER Mon–Fri | July 30–Aug 3 | 9am–3pm | $155 §

ART CAMP Around the World of Art

AGES 6-13

SKYHAWKS MINI-HAWK CAMP Skyhawks Sports Academy

AGES 4–7 This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Online registration at www.skyhawks.com

Join us for this super fun and creative instructional art camp which will give children the opportunity to explore arts and crafts from around the world. Participants will create their own art works inspired by many diverse cultures such as Japan, Mexico, Europe, and Africa. Children will have the opportunity to use lots of fun materials such as paint, charcoal, oil pastels, sumi ink, bamboo calligraphy pens, paper, canvas and glass mosaic. Projects will include: collage, painting, drawing and a mosaic project. Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, sun hat, and clothing appropriate for working on messy art projects. Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park and/or Room 111 at Recreation Center. Instructor: Melissa Koch is a full-time practicing artist, bringing a lifetime of


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experience, appreciation, and world travel to her classes. She has a BA in art, and a degree in architecture. Melissa has had many years of experience teaching art to children, providing children with fun, interesting and diverse art projects to learn from. melibeekoch@gmail.com Min 6 / Max 13

Mon–Fri | July 16–20 | 9am–12pm | $150* Mon–Fri | Aug 13–17 | 9am–12pm | $150* *Plus additional materials fee of $20 paid directly to instructor on first day of camp.

CAMP CASEY

SWIMMING

Camp Casey Swimming Pool Opens June 16 Open Swim to the public & Swiming Lessons www.spu.edu/campcaseypool (360) 678-5050 Planning for the 2018 Festival is ongoing. Volunteers and Leads are needed & appreciated! Learn more at PennCoveWaterFestival.Com then contact us at PennCoveWaterFestival@Gmail.Com


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12 SUMMER CAMPS Photo by Dave Welton

VOLLEY KIDS

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP

Bump, set, spike!

With Challenger Sports

BOYS & GIRLS ENTERING GRADES K-5

AGES 3–16

Dive into summer volleyball with us! All the basic skills will be covered, and most important, all campers will learn to love the sport. Our camp instructors will consist of current and past South Whidbey High School coaches and players. The camp is designed for beginning to intermediate players, and will incorporate essential life lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship.

The #1 soccer camp is coming to Whidbey! Challenger recruits the most talented coaches from Britain and provides each player with a positive experience. Participants will receive technical and tactical instruction in all areas of the game. British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high–level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Daily instruction includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, smallsided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Equally important, the instructors: Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in respect, integrity, and sportsmanship. Campers receive a free camp shirt, camp ball, and personal player evaluation.

Bring: Athletic clothing, sneakers, water, snacks, knee pads (optional) Location: SWHS Gym

MODEL ROCKET MINI-CAMP Calling all future astronauts and rocket scientists

Coaches: SWHS Head Coach Mandy Jones (mandy@whidbey.com) and Assistant Coach Meggan Lubach, developed VolleyKids and have taken the energy and excitement of this great team sport and put it together into a fun-filled summer program with a positive atmosphere.

Tue/Thu | July 17–26 | 10am–Noon | $60

AGES 9-13, YOUNGER OK WITH AN ADULT Learn science by creating and launching your own model rockets! Tuesday and Wednesday, we will assemble and finish a complete 20-inch model rocket. Thursday will be launch day, when you are encouraged to bring along a camera and your fan club to document your rocket’s first flight! Rockets will be made from a cardboard tube, with balsa wood fins, and powered by a “B” or “C” Estes model rocket motor. The rockets have parachute recovery, so the student may take the rocket home. Kids return for this program year after year, and the class fills quickly. Register early. Location: SWPRD Building Room 111. Instructor: Hometown hero and local favorite teacher, Leonard Good, 360-221-6439 Min 5/Max 12

Tue–Thu | July 10–12 | 10–11:30am | $40* Tue–Thu | July 24–26 | 10–11:30am | $40* *Additional $5 materials fee due to instructor at first session. Provides tube, balsa wood, and model rocket motor.

PRO BASEBALL CAMP Jet Baseball w/ Steve Goucher

AGES 8–13 Under the direction of former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout, Steve Goucher, this camp provides quality instruction in throwing, hitting, and fielding and will include game situations and scrimmaging. Camp is well suited for all players, from aspiring to elite. Want more personal instruction? One-on-one baseball lessons after camp are also available. Halfhour lessons are $35. Bring: Snack/lunch, water bottle, glove Location: Community Park Field #2 Instructor: Coach Steve Goucher has over 20 years’ experience instructing baseball at all levels, and provided an excellent camp experience last year. Many of his students have gone on to play college baseball with a few playing now in the big leagues. goucher15@gmail.com, www.jetbaseball. com Min 8/Max 20

Mon–Thu | July 23–26 | 10am–1pm | $139

Bring: Snacks, drinks, shin guards & sunscreen Sign up at www.challengersports.com Bonus: Register online by June 22 and receive a FREE game jersey (plus S&H)! Location: Sports Complex, 5598 Langley Rd, Langley

FIRST KICKS: 3-4 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 6–10 | 8–9am| $112* § MINI SOCCER: 4-6 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 6–10 | 1–2:30pm | $129* § HALF DAY: 6-10 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 6–10 | 9am–Noon | $163* § HALF DAY: 11-16 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 6–10 | 1–4pm | $163* § FULL DAY: 9-16 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 6–10 | 9am–4pm | $199* § *$10 late fee will be added to registrations received after July 27. § $40 Cancellation Fee 10+ days prior to camp. No refunds for cancellation within 10 days of camp.


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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

ARCHERY

Host Families for British Soccer Coaches!

Whidbey Islanders have the privilege to learn archery from a national level coach! Learn proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, and get training with plenty of hands-on fun. This clinic is designed to present the lifetime recreational activity of archery in a broad perspective for future use as a recreational pursuit. Archery will go rain or shine, so students should come prepared for the weather. Participants must be able to stay focused for the entire session.

SESSIONS FOR AGES 9+

Visiting coaches stay with local families during Challenger’s British Soccer Camp weeks. Host families will not only provide a memorable and international learning experience for their family, but will also receive an $80 rebate. Contact us for more information about hosting at programs@ whidbey.com or call 360-221-6788.

Strawberry DAZE

June 30 10am-5pm Bells Farm

A festival to celebrate all things berry! Come for our petting zoo, kids activities, produce sales, farm tours, pre-picked and u-pick strawberries, and so much more! Parking is $3.00, all ages are welcome but please leave furry friends at home!

892 North West Beach Rd • Coupeville • www.bells-farm.com

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SKIM SKOOL Skimboarding: Learn to ride the tide!

AGES 7–15 Skimboarding is a fun and exciting sport that has been around since the 1920’s, and Whidbey Island offers some of the best conditions in the Northwest. The Jack’d Boards Crew will provide basic FUNdamental skills needed to ride the glide of the tide. To begin, students will master proper techniques collaboratively as a group. Once we build a solid foundation, focus will shift towards exclusive one-on-one time with instructors, expanding expertise regardless of past experience with the new and innovative sport of skimboarding. We skim rain or shine so please be prepared for any type of weather. Save! For only $165 you can do the Skimboard Paint Workshop AND Skim Skool. Sign up by registering for Skim Skool and choosing the “Bundle” option.

Learn the art of baking WITH KING ARTHUR FLOUR Our Baking School welcomes all bakers, no matter your skill level or baking interest. Classes range from introductory demonstrations for beginners to intensive week-long professional courses. See the full schedule online at:

KingArthurFlour.com/school

Bring: Towel, water, snacks, weather appropriate attire for beach conditions, and a skimboard. If you do not have one, we will provide a few loaner skimboards but you will likely have to share. T-shirts are included in the fee if you register by July 23. Please indicate at registration if you need a loaner board and your shirt size. Location: Double Bluff Beach Instructors: Auston Reisman and fellow Jack’d Skimboards riders, jackdboards@ gmail.com Min 15/Max 25

Fri–Sat | Aug 10–11 | 10am–Noon | $85

Location: Community Park field at the north entrance Instructor: Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. He holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Elite Coach and has coached national level competitions, gapi2nwa@hotmail.com

AGES 9-12 Mon–Fri | Aug 13–17 | 1:30–3pm | $65 AGES 13+ Mon–Fri | Aug 13–17 | 3:30–5pm | $65 See “Sports for Adults” for more archery!


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SUMMER CAMPS 15 Location: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom Instructor: Nancye Good grew up on Whidbey but relocated to New York City where she teaches Earth Skills in schools and after school programs. Living in the city, Nancye missed the nature immersion she enjoyed as a kid, and realized how important nature is to our physical, mental and spiritual health. She received her Coyote Mentoring certification at Children of the Earth Foundation. Learning about how our ancestors used materials found in nature to live, and how important it is to caretake our land, has become her passion. Nancye is excited to share this ancestral knowledge as well as fun and exciting ways to connect deeply to nature, with kids of all ages, earthlivingskills@gmail.com Please learn more at our website www. earthlivingskills.com and our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/earthlivingskills/ or on instagram:  https://www.instagram. com/earth_living_skills/ Min 4/Max 16

Mon– Fri | Aug 13–17 | 10am–2pm | $200*

EARTH SKILLS CAMP AGES 7–12 This camp is all about survival on Earth. Everything people need to survive can be found in nature right here on Whidbey. You will learn how to make shelter out of materials found in the woods, how to find and purify water, make fire with friction, identify some edible and medicinal plants, and ways to hunt animals. We will play unique games that will hone your senses and instincts. Families are invited to join us for a few hours the last day so the campers can share what they’ve done. What to Bring: lunch, snacks, water, and weather appropriate clothing (layers!)

*10% discount for additional siblings.

SCIENCE & NATURE CAMP AGES 7–12 Camp provides science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting, emphasizing experiential learning. Campers will spend most of their time outside, having a great time observing nature up close. Camp will combine games and nature exploration with hands-on science activities. Campers will learn aspects of Physics, Biology or Chemistry for part of each day and the rest of the day we’ll play games such as capture the flag and make things with our hands out of materials from nature. What to Bring: lunch, snacks, water, and weather appropriate clothing (layers!) Location: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom Instructors: Leonard Good and Nancye Good, earthlivingskills@gmail.com Min 6/Max 12

Mon–Thu | Aug 20–23 | 10am–2pm | $160* *10% discount for additional siblings.


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ADULT TENNIS LESSONS ADULTS & YOUTH 16+, BEGINNERS These beginner tennis lessons are designed to introduce adults to the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and energetic format. Meet other tennis players for a summer of tennis play! Lessons held twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for 1 hour, total of 8 lessons. Participants need to provide their own tennis racquet, though some loaners are

available, should dress appropriate for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Location: SWHS Tennis Courts Instructor: Alex Foode, alexfoode@gmail. com Min 4/Max 8

Tue/Thu | May 29–June 28* | 5:30–6:30pm | $50 *Friday, June 29 is a rain-out make-up day.

Dancing on Whidbey Island Classes For All Ages! Adult Discounts

PICKLEBALL ADULTS Pick up a paddle and try a new sport! Due to popular demand, we’re bringing you one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, Pickleball. This fun and social game was created on Bainbridge Island, and is described as a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. Played on a small court with a low net, it uses whiffle balls and paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast paced, competitive game for experienced players. Pickleball is FUN. Stay active with us, it is a great work out. Location:  South Whidbey Community Center Auxiliary Gym, 723 Camano Avenue, Langley. If the gyms are unavailable, we may move to an outdoor court. Coordinator: JJ Everson, sports@whidbey. com Min 8/Max 16

Tue/Thu | Apr 10–May 10 | 10:30am–12:30pm | $50/$7 drop-in Tue/Thu | May 15–June 14 | 10:30am–12:30pm | $50/$7 drop-in Additional sessions may be added if the demand is there and gym is available.

INTRO TO PICKLEBALL Beginner Player Course

ADULTS

Summer Classes begin July 9. ending with our advance Summer Intensive August 6-17th. Registration for classes will begin in May - June 14. BALLET & POINTE • LYRICAL • MODERN • TAP & JAZZ • HIP HOP • CREATIVE • PRE-DANCE BALLROOM DANCE • BELLY DANCING • MUSICAL DANCE THEATER • TUMBLING GYMNASTICS • YOUNG CHILDRENS CLASSES AVAILABLE • BALLET FOR MEN ADULT CLASSES AVAILABLE - JAZZ • TAP • OPEN BALLET

Island Dance

360-341-1282 • 714 Camano Avenue • Langley islanddance@whidbey.com • islanddanceandgymnastics.com

Learn as you play and become a Pickler in no time! If you’ve never played pickleball before, this is the course for you! You will learn the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, coordination, introduction to the court, and more. Come catch Picklemania! We will have some loaner paddles available. Location: South Whidbey Community Center Auxiliary Gym, 723 Camano Avenue, Langley Coordinator: JJ Everson, sports@whidbey. com Min 4/Max 6

Tue/Thu | Apr 17, 19 | 12:30–2pm | $20


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PICK-UP BASKETBALL ADULTS AGES 18+ Come out and play a pick-up game of basketball with your peers. Refine your skills, get in shape, and Hoop It Up! These programs are free, but donations are appreciated and support our Youth Basketball Scholarship fund. Participation is at-your-own-risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability.

AGES 18+ HOOPS

Location: SW High School Main Gym* Coordinator: Nick, 360-320-1187 & Louis, louismuniz@windermere.com

Wednesdays* | 6:30–8:30pm* | Free** AGES 35+ HOOPS

Location: SW Community Center Main Gym* Coordinator: Greg, 360-661-1560

Mondays* | 6:30–8:30pm* | Free** *Schedule and location frequently varies. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates. **Donations to the Park’s youth scholarship fund are welcome and encouraged.

ADULT COED SOFTBALL ADULTS 18+ Come show us you still have it! Get exercise and blow off some workday steam at the best fields around. Pull a team together or join the pick-up list. This is a clean, community oriented, alcohol–free league. We follow ASA rules for softball with some exceptions (our handbook will be posted online). Emphasis is on healthful competition in a recreational atmosphere. We provide one umpire per game to facilitate fair and spirited games. Teams typically play 2 games per evening, for a minimum of 12 games, plus tournament. Teams will have byes. Register your team by June 7! Mandatory Team Manager’s meeting Tuesday, June 12, 6:30pm in the Crow’s Nest at Community Park. Fees cover field use, game balls, umpire, scorebooks, administrative costs & tournament. Uniforms are not provided by SWPRD. Location: South Whidbey Fields.

SPORTS & ACTIVE LIVING 17 Coordinator: Recreation Supervisor, 360-221-6788, programs@whidbey.com Min 2/Max 8 Teams

Games Tue and/or Thu* | 6pm, 7:15pm* | June 19–Aug 16* | $665 per team, max 20 per roster *Additional tournament Friday evening, Aug 17 and/or Saturday all day, Aug 18. Games may start as early as 5:30pm in August, depending upon daylight. Practices may take place on other days.

Join the Holmes Harbor Golf Club Women’s Group

MEET & GREET Thursday, April 19, 10am TEE OFF Thursday, April 26, 9am For more information call 360-331-2363 or 360-331-3675


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ARCHERY

Instructors: Our Head Instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Sailing questions can be directed to Bob at bobrodgers100@ hotmail.com.

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ Whidbey Islanders have the privilege to learn archery from a national level coach! Learn proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, and get training with plenty of hands-on fun. This clinic is designed to present the lifetime recreational activity of archery in a broad perspective for future use as a recreational pursuit. Archery will go rain or shine, so students come prepared for the weather. Location: Community Park field at the north entrance Instructor: Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. He holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Elite Coach and has coached national level competitions, gapi2nwa@hotmail.com

Mon–Fri | Aug 13–17 | 5:30–7pm | $65

Location: Lone Lake Public Access

Sat/Sun | June 9–10* | 10am–4:30pm | $200** Mon–Thu | June 11–14* | 2–4:30pm | $200** Sat/Sun | June 16–17* | 10am–4:30pm | $200**

ADULT SAILING LESSONS ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ Come feel the wind on your face, breathe the fresh air and learn how those little boats get from place to place using only the wind. It’s easy and fun. We know it’s one of those things you always wanted to do - so do it now! The South Whidbey Yacht Club offers these sessions of the US Sailing Course for Beginning Sailing. The on-thewater instruction will be in Pelican Sailboats on Lone Lake. For more info, see the Adult Program Detail at www.swyachtclub.org/ programs

South Whidbey Children's Center Summer Program for Children ages 5 years to 12 years • Beach and Library Trips • Arts and Crafts • Cooking • Water Games • Outdoor Sports and Fun Whole Day and Half Day programs Sign up for one week or the entire summer! Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 5:30 pm For information please call 360-221-4499 www.swchildrenscenter.com

*Friday, June 15 will be an extra day of fun on the water. This will be a make-up day if we lost a day of instruction due to weather. Session 3 students may participate but the on-water experience will be limited. **$50 discount for SWYC & DL members.

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Free Monthly Guided Tours Friday, May 18 ~ Historic Barn Tour

with Harrison Goodall, historic preservationist.

Friday, June 22 ~ A Walk in the Woods

with a naturalist in three parks on South Whidbey.

Friday, July 13 ~ Central Whidbey History

OUTDOOR NAVIGATION Exploring is awesome!

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 10+ We’re natural-born explorers; all we need is a lively intro to map reading techniques to open up adventures in our local parks. This is a great way to introduce orienteering, a sport which combines racing with navigation. Check out https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=OZOI9kKuA4I. Learn the fundamentals of map-based navigation and apply them right away in an outdoor orienteering course at Community Park. Students will learn: • Elements of a good map • Commonly mapped features • Orientation & relocation • Thumbing & contours • The joy of knowing where you’re going!

tour with Skagit Valley College and Fort Casey historians.

Saturday, Aug. 18 ~ Farmer’s Market Tour with the director of the Organic Farm School.

All tours use Island Transit regular fixed route buses. At least 6 participants must sign-up at least 1 week in advance or the tour may be cancelled. To RSVP call 360-678-9536 or

email: travel@islandtransit.org

haveGuide due March 30, 2018 For We the Activity what you for April 4 and physically April 12, 2018 Adsneed post digitally island-wide in Whidbey Weekly, SW and Coupeville School Districts, SWPRD website and headquarters.

Bring: Outdoor shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and compass if you have one. Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park, then outdoors in the park. Instructors: Bob Forgrave is former director of the state orienteering youth league and former middle school team coach, bob.forgrave@flatbike.net. Chris Whitmyre is former director of the Ultimate Orienteer series in Cascade Orienteering Club, cwhitmyre@msn.com.

Full color 4.62 inch x 4.29 inch =$200

Freeland

Min 10 / Max 30

Sat | June 16 | 1pm–4pm | $12* *Accompanied youth ages 14 & under are half price.

Hardware

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OPEN GYM YOUTH BASKETBALL GRADES 4-8, COED Come shoot hoops with us, join a pickup game or maybe play a game of bump or Horse. If we get enough interest, we may add dodgeball or other games in another gym. Program is subject to cancellation based on school activities; there will be no

make-up days. Register once for a great deal and you won’t have to pay nightly, or drop in whenever you wish.* Location: South Whidbey Community Center Main Gym Coordinator: Skye Dunn

Wed | Apr 11–May 16* | 6–7:30pm | $25 or $5 drop-in* *Youth must be registered in advance by a parent/guardian.

THE CELTIC ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 24TH ANNUAL

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS • Family Entertainment • Sheepdog Trials & Celtic Farm • Athletic Events • Celtic Legends Concert • Highland Dancing • Bagpipers & Massed Pipe Bands • Food & Celtic Merchandise

One-on-One with Steve Goucher

• Children’s Events

AGES 8–13

• Scottish & Irish Clans • Beer & Whisky Garden • Scottish & Irish Acoustic Music 1-DAY PASS (Sat or Sun)

July 14–15, 2018 Gates open at 9 a.m. EDGEWATER PARK, MOUNT VERNON, WA

WKND PASS

Adult

15.00

20.00

Student/Senior

12.00

16.00

Military Personnel

12.00

16.00

Family of Four

40.00

50.00

8.00

15.00

Add’l Family Member

PRIVATE BASEBALL LESSONS

* Remember, CAF Membership provides year-round benefits including free admission for a family of four to the Skagit Valley Highland Games. For info and advance tickets: CelticArts.org

Under the direction of former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout, Steve Goucher (and staff ), these lessons provide half hour one-on-one instruction after our Pro-Baseball Camp. Location: Community Park Field #1. Instructor: Steve Goucher has over 20 years’ experience instructing baseball at all levels. Many of his students have gone on to play college baseball with a few playing now in the big leagues, goucher15@gmail.com, www.jetbaseball.com

Mon–Wed | July 23–25 | 1–3pm | $35/half hr

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YOUTH SPRING TENNIS GRADES 3-8 Learn and practice the basic strokes of tennis and be playing points within just a few sessions! The focus is on developing good technique and having lots of fun–sportsmanship is always taught and modeled! Players of all abilities are welcome. Grades 6-8 will learn singles and doubles strategy. Loaner racquets and all equipment will be provided. Location: SWHS Tennis Courts. Instructor: Alex Foode, alexfoode@gmail. com Min 4/Max 8

GRADES 3-4 Tue/Thu | May 29–June 28 | 4–4:40pm | $60 GRADES 5-8 Tue/Thu | May 29–June 28* | 2:45–3:45pm | $60 *Friday, June 29 is a rain-out make-up day. See Page 10 for Summer Tennis Camp.

YOUTH SPORTS • AQUATICS 21 Location: July 7 at Goss Lake; July 8 at Seawall Park.

Level 3 introduces side breathing and often needs to be repeated.

Instructors: The team is comprised of experienced open water swimmers and/or USA Masters swimmers, led by Jeff Jacobsen. No certified lifeguards will be on duty, info@swpaf.org

Levels 4-6 are in the deep end

Min 3/Max 8

FRESHWATER CLINIC Sat | July 7 | 1–4pm | $40 SALTWATER CLINIC Sun | July 8 | 1–4pm | $40 Clinics benefit the South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, whose mission is to make parks and aquatics activities accessible to all residents of the South Whidbey Island community by raising money to fund capital expenses, operating endowments, and scholarships, as well as supporting new and existing parks and aquatics programs. www.swpaf.org.

SWIM REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 9 AT 9AM PROGRAMS FILL QUICKLY!

OPEN WATER SWIM CLINICS Swim in your own backyard!

ADULTS Swimming in the open water presents unique challenges over swimming in a pool, and is a delightful experience when safely managed. Whether you are a new swimmer, a triathlete, or interested in endurance swimming, come learn techniques or refresh your skills. The freshwater clinic at Goss Lake may be of interest to those preparing for the Whidbey Triathlon. The saltwater clinic at Seawall Park is ideal for stronger swimmers. Topics include: • Sighting Techniques • Starts, Finishes & Turns • Pacing for open water • Breathing Techniques • Swimming Safety • Training & Fueling • Open Water Swim Gear • Wetsuits 101: sizing, choosing, putting on • Currents &Tides, Weather & Critters • Getting Past the Panic Participants should already know how to swim. Bring: Wetsuit (optional for lake), swim cap, goggles, ear plugs, towel.

SWIMMING LESSONS South Whidbey Learn to Swim

4+ YEARS, LEVELS 1-6 Learn to swim this summer in a heated, outdoor swimming pool. Our objective is to teach children to be safe in and around water, have fun, and learn basic swimming skills, learning aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. Everyone will participate in Safety Day during each session, talking about age appropriate safety skills as it pertains to pools, beaches, and boating. Students will experience wearing life jackets. Choosing Your Swim Level: Choose the level most appropriate for your child’s ability. If you are not sure what level you need, visit www.swparks.org and click on Class Descriptions and Skills. The skills listed are the skills each class will work on. Students progress through levels at different speeds depending on several factors including their age, physical coordination and comfort in and around the water. When registering for multiple sessions at the start of the summer season please keep in mind the following:

If your child is registered for a level that is not appropriate for his/her skills we will try to place that child in the correct level only if there is a vacancy. Certificates will be handed out on the last day of each session. If you are unable to make it on Certificate Day you can pick it up at a later time. Classes are filled on a first-come first served basis. There will be no make-up days due to personal reasons or weather conditions. We reserve the right to change the levels and times based on number of students enrolled. Classes may be cancelled if there are less than 3 swimmers enrolled. Level 1: Maximum 4; Levels 2-6 Maximum 6 Swim Coordinator: Kristi Eager keager6@ gmail.com Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club Pool

SESSION 1: JUNE 25–JULY 5 Levels 1–6 | Mon–Thu | 9:20–9:50 am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 9:55–10:25am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 10:30–11am | $90 SESSION 2: JULY 9–JULY 19 Levels 1–6 | Mon–Thu | 9:20–9:50am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 9:55–10:25am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 10:30–11am| $90 SESSION 3: JULY 23–AUGUST 2 Levels 1–6 | Mon–Thu | 9:20–9:50am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 9:55–10:25am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 10:30–11 | $90* SESSION 4: AUGUST 6–AUGUST 16 Levels 1–6 | Mon–Thu | 9:20–9:50am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 9:55–10:25am | $90* Levels 1–5 | Mon–Thu | 10:30–11am | $90* Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings


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NEW! PARENT-TOT SWIM CLASS TOTS AGES 1-3, WITH AN ADULT The emphasis of this program is to help young children relate to the water with comfort, to build self-confidence and to have fun. Children and parents will sing songs and play games that introduce basic skills such as blowing bubbles, floating and kicking. We require that one parent/adult guardian enter the water with each child. Children who wear diapers outside of the water must wear water diapers and plastic diaper covers while in the pool. Min 3/Max 4 Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club Pool

Mon–Thu | Jul 23–Aug 2 | 9:55–10:25am | $90* Mon–Thu | Jul 23–Aug 2 | 10:30–11am | $90*

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke and must know how to swim Breaststroke. New swimmers wishing to join must tryout with Coach Kristi Eager prior to registering. New swimmers will be placed in the Bronze practice group unless they have prior swim team experience and can meet the Silver or Gold Placement/Advancement Criteria. Practice group times are subject to change depending on ability and number of kids in each group. Once swim team is full, Coach Kristi will notify swimmers through email what practice group they will be in. Equipment: Swim suit (jammers for boys, one piece for girls), goggles, swim cap and swim training fins. Equipment can be found at www.swimoutlet.com. New swimmers will receive a Stingray team cap. Tryouts: Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00pm, at Island Athletic Club Practice Schedule: Mon/Wed/Thu, Jul 2-Aug 8 at UBCC

SWIM TEAM

Swim Meet: Wed, Aug 8, 5-8:00pm at UBCC

South Whidbey Stingrays

Awards Banquet: Thu, Aug 9, 6:00pm at Castle Park

AGES 6-18 We are a novice swim team whose mission is to provide a fun and inviting atmosphere to learn the 4 competitive strokes of swimming. Swimmers will develop endurance, strength, work ethic, positive self-image and above all, a love for the sport of swimming. Our coaches are committed to serving both the recreational and competitive swimmer. We offer 4 different practice groups, based on age, ability and space. Practices are held at Useless Bay Country Club (UBCC) in a heated, outdoor swimming pool. The session will end with an intra-squad swim meet and awards banquet.

Swim Coordinator: Kristi Eager keager6@ gmail.com Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club pool

SUPER SWIMMER (AGES 6-8) M/W/Th | Jul 2–Aug 8 | 8:30–9:10am |$180* BRONZE (AGES 9+) M/W/Th | Jul 2–Aug 8 | 8:25–9:10am |$180* SILVER, GOLD (AGES 11+) MUST HAVE COACH’S APPROVAL M/W/Th | Jul 2–Aug 8 | 7:30–8:25am |$180* *Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings

About Swim Coordinator Kristi Eager Kristi Eager has been teaching lessons since 1988 and has been coaching swimming since 1995. She served as the assistant age group coach at Samena Swim Club in Bellevue and assistant coach for the women’s swim team at Eastlake High School. Kristi now coaches the South Whidbey Island Masters at Island Athletic Club and founded the South Whidbey Swim Club. Kristi has a degree in Physical Education, has taken 3 out of 5 levels of American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) training, and is a level 2 Masters swim coach. She is a member United States Masters Swimming and a member of ASCA. She swims with South Whidbey Island Masters and often competes in pool meets, open water races and triathlons.

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WHIDBEY ISLAND TRIATHLON Beginner triathletes welcome!

SWIM .5 • BIKE 19.5 • RUN 3.8 Join us for the 22nd annual Whidbey Island Triathlon! Beloved by locals and visitors alike for its scenic course and friendly volunteers, the Whidbey Island Triathlon is a great first triathlon for beginners, while still a fun and challenging event for experienced triathletes. The scenic course starts with a 0.5 mile swim in beautiful Goss Lake on Whidbey Island. Leaving the lake on your bike, you’ll begin the 19.5 mile ride on tree-lined paved country roads. The bike course is hilly with views of Saratoga Passage and the North Cascades. Finish with a 3.8 mile run through forest trails at Community Park and on country roads. Awards: Top male and female overall in the triathlon will receive trophies. Top 3 in 5-year divisions will receive neck medals. Top 3 males and females in King Salmon division will receive neck medals. First place in relay team divisions of male, female, mixed, under 99 years, over 99 years, over 149 years and over 200 years combined age will receive neck medals. King Salmon is an optional category in the Individual division for men over 200 pounds or women over 150 pounds. Post Race: After the race enjoy replenishing snacks & drinks during the awards ceremony and race results. Beginners are embraced at this welcoming race, though training is still necessary. Chip timing, with individual & relay team competitions. Extensive support is provided by friendly volunteers. Open to the first 300 racers, this event has limited space and often fills to capacity, so register early! Volunteer Support Needed! Not interested in racing? Support local athletes by volunteering! Contact the Race Director for info and we’ll find the right job for you! Location: Goss Lake & Community Park Race Director: programs@whidbey.com, 360-221-6788, www.whidbeytriathlon.com

Sat | July 28 | 9:30am Race Start | $70+* *Sign up early to get the best rates.


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CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Photo by Dave Welton

The Sounds of Summer South Whidbey Parks & Rec will be hosting its annual Concerts in the Park series Wednesday evenings this summer. Around 200-300 folks turn out each evening, taking advantage of a beautiful park setting and great music on the green grass. These concerts foster strong connections, providing opportunities for our community to enjoy a high quality, free evening of musical entertainment together. The band will play a nonstop set from 6-7:30pm Wednesday evenings at Community Park. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch a show! Bring a picnic dinner, grab a blanket or lawn chair, and invite your family and friends to this FREE concert series! Location: Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley Coordinator: Recreation Supervisor, programs@whidbey.com, 360-221-6788

Wed | July 18, Aug 1, Aug 15 | 6–7:30 | Free

Awards are given three deep in student and age group divisions. Medals given to first place 3 males/females overall, high school, and middle school divisions. Location: The 5K race starts and finishes at South Whidbey’s Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley. The course loops twice through the groomed forest paths of South Whidbey’s Community Park.

Fee $25 by 6/13, $30 Day of Race RACE DAY SCHEDULE

CHUM RUN 5K

8-9:30 Packet pick up & registration

Walk, run, or swim* with your chums!

10:45 “Fry Run” (Kid’s Fun Run for Ages 1-10)

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 am race start. Join us for the 21st annual Chum Run 5K, and walk or run to benefit South Whidbey Parks & Rec, and the South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation (SWPAF).** Enjoy fun & friendly competition while helping to raise funds for a good cause, and score a classy Chum Run shirt. Shirts only guaranteed for registrations received by May 18. *Stay tuned for info about our virtual “Chum Run Swim” event. You’ll log your mileage swimming on your own and receive your race swag.

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**Net proceeds are shared with the SWPAF, whose mission is to make parks and aquatics activities accessible to all residents of the South Whidbey Island community by raising money to fund capital expenses, operating endowments, and scholarships, as well as supporting new and existing parks and aquatics programs. www.swpaf.org.

All Aboard The Historic Schooner

Dockside Tours on the Coupeville Wharf Leisurely afternoon sails Private events by request

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SKIMBOARD PAINTING WORKSHOP AGES 7-17 Paint your own one-of-a-kind skimboard. Join artists from Jack’d Skimboards to learn the basic techniques for painting with acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pen, airbrush, and screen printing. Each participant will be provided with a blank skimboard; the magic begins as each student creates their own masterpiece using one or all of the techniques available. At the end of class the boards will be finished by members of Jack’d and then will be available for pickup 2–3 weeks after class. Don’t miss this amazing deal…the registration fee for this workshop and your own custom painted board ends up being less than buying a new board! Save! For only $165 you can do the Skimboard Paint Workshop AND Skim Skool. Sign up by registering for Skim Skool and choosing the “Bundle” option. Bring: Sketches of your design ideas, painting clothes, and creativity. Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park

MUSIC & ART 25 be playing simple songs by the end of the workshop. In addition, you will learn some basic music theory. No note reading required! Introduction to guitar is geared toward folks who have no guitar playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing guitar with a thorough, encouraging and patient instructor. This also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Students must provide their own six string acoustic guitar. Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111

Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick has been a professional musician and teaching full-time, private and group music lessons, for more than 15 years. Quinn’s intent for every student is to have a solid foundation, be inspired and play the music they love, quinn@quinnfitzpatrick.com, www.quinnfitzpatrick.com Min 5/Max 15

Sun | July 29 | 5–7pm | $60 * Kids 7- 16 welcome if accompanied by a parent. This is a great opportunity to nurture your child’s creativity!

Family Birthplace

Instructor: Auston Reisman and staff from Jack’d Skimboards, jackdboards@gmail.com Min 4/Max 17

Sat | June 23 | 10am–12pm | $95* *Fee includes your “blank slate” skimboard and painting supplies. Wax can be purchased at class for an additional $5 cash, and should be applied to your new board before you ride it.

PLAY GUITAR TODAY! A Guitar Crash Course

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+* If you have been considering playing guitar and are ready to take a test run, this workshop is for you! During this introductory session, you will learn some basic chords and strums and

Our highly-trained and experienced staff provides a safe and satisfying birth experience using state-of-the-art equipment. New spacious suites include a hydro-therapy tub for labor comfort and a large family area with enhanced amenities. It’s all in the new wing! To schedule a Family Birthplace tour, please call 360.678.7656 ext. 7607 WhidbeyHealth Medical Center • 101 N. Main St., Coupeville www.whidbeyhealth.org/services/familybirthplace


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creative thinking and problem solving skills. Anyone can draw and create a Zentangle!

PLAY UKULELE TODAY!

Supply list: Supplies available for $15 or folks can bring their own, but please contact instructor first before purchasing any supplies: Pens (fine point graphic arts pens .01, .05, .001), pencils (HB, 2B) Strathmore 400 Series 6 x 6 artist tiles or heavy weight white/off-white paper 60-lb+, erasers, tortillions, ruler.

Songs with ukulele make you feel better.

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+* If you have been considering playing ukulele and are ready to take a test run, this workshop is for you! During this introductory session, you will learn some basic chords and strums and be playing simple songs by the end of the workshop. In addition, you will learn some basic music theory. No note reading required! This introduction to ukulele is geared toward folks who have no playing experience whatsoever and would like to sample playing ukulele with a thorough, encouraging and patient instructor. This also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Bring: Four String Ukulele (Free Loaners are available upon request). Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick has been a professional musician and teaching full-time, private and group music lessons, for over 15 years. Quinn’s intent for every student is to have a solid foundation, be inspired and play the music they love, quinn@quinnfitzpatrick. com, www.quinnfitzpatrick.com Min 5/Max 15

Sun | July 29 | 3–5pm | $60 * Kids 7- 16 welcome if accompanied by a parent. This is a great opportunity to nurture your child’s creativity!

Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 By Shannon Walker

BEGINNING DRAWING WITH ZENTANGLE Create a piece of art today!

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+* Beginning Drawing with Zentangle. Think you can’t draw or aren’t good at visual art? Need a way to release stress and relax daily? Then this class is for you! If greater creativity and balance are among your goals, look no further than Zentangle – a type of meditation achieved through patternmaking, created by artist Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow.

Min 5/Max 15

Sun | July 29 | 1–3pm | $60** * Kids 7- 16 welcome if accompanied by a parent. This is a great opportunity to nurture your child’s creativity! **Additional materials fee of $15 paid directly to instructor at class provides: special Zentangle pencils, pens, erasers, tortillions and paper. By Shannon Walker

You will learn the fundamentals of art and basic drawing techniques including line, contour, value, texture, form and shapes. The skills you will learn in this class set a solid foundation for other mediums. Drawing reduces stress, improves brain function,

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Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick has been teaching drawing for 17 years and graduated from the University of Washington’s Natural Science Illustration program. quinn@quinnfitzpatrick.com, www.quinnfitzpatrick.com

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to harvest clams. Participants will be encouraged to bring an appetizer to share and we’ll cook up a clam dish and enjoy a little meal together! Limited space available, and class fills up, so register early! Location: A South Whidbey Beach, TBA upon registration. Coordinator: Carrie Monforte programs@ whidbey.com (360)221-6788

CLAM DIGGING 101 Diggin’ for Dinner

ADULTS Get out of your shell at this informational and hands-on workshop on clamming in our area. Learn about gear, harvesting regulations, where to go, and practical instructions. Sample steamed clams and enjoy the beach at low tide. You’ll take home your clam harvest (health conditions permitting), a clam measuring tool, and yummy recipes for serving up your finds. Bring: Each person will need to bring shoes that can get wet and sandy, a 2+ gallon hand cultivator for each person wanting

Sat | May 19 | 2–5pm | $20* *Youth with a participating adult are welcome. No charge for children under the age of 5 years, max 2 per adult. We have been awarded a free one-day group fishing license from the WA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, no need to purchase a shellfish license for the event.

OYSTER GARDENING Learn to cultivate these seafood gems!

ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 16+ Discover the fun and satisfaction of cultivating your own oyster garden on your beach. Learn about suitable beaches, gear,

oyster types, and health and environmental considerations. You will assemble gear for your garden and receive oyster seed to begin growing oysters. The 3-day class will include a visit to an oyster garden and classroom time. Gardening experience is very helpful and will help you understand the attention required to maintain your oyster garden. Participants should have access to a private beach suitable (details online) for oyster growing, either through ownership or agreement with the owner. Location: A private residence in Freeland and SWPRD Room 111 Instructor: Kurt Johnson has spent more than 30 years in the shellfish farming industry from owning a mussel and oyster farm to developing nursery and grow-out systems for mussels, oysters, scallops and geoducks in the US, Mexico and Canada. Email: kwjohn@whidbey.com

Sat | May 5 (2–5pm); May 12 (9am–Noon); and June 2 (1–3pm) | $25* *Fee is per household. Additional materials fee of $170, to be collected after determining suitability of your beach for an oyster garden. Materials fee provides oyster bags, oyster seed, and gear for securing bags to the beach.

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INTRO TO FLY FISHING

BABYSITTER TRAINING

ADULTS AND YOUTH 16+, BEGINNERINTERMEDIATE

AGES 11-17

Want to learn how to fly fish in a fun, lowkey environment? This class will teach you everything you need to know to get started fly fishing. We’ll cover fly tying, casting techniques, regulations, and end with a fishing trip. Women are strongly encouraged to sign up!

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Supplies: Fly rod, reel, and line will be supplied if needed, just indicate at registration. Students will need to purchase a 1-day combo fishing license for the fishing day ($12 at Sebo’s).

Are you a Babysitter? Do you want to become a Babysitter? Interested in having your child provide the absolute best care possible to their siblings? Sign up for this class! Class teaches hands-only CPR & choking, limited first aid, fun activities to entertain children of various age groups, diapering procedures, providing emergency care, stranger danger and much more! Class includes a class certificate to show parents you are a certified CABS (Child and Babysitting Safety) babysitter. Not intended for Daycare Professionals.

Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 and outdoors. Fishing field trip to a nearby location.

Bring: Snacks (We will provide a few healthy snacks.)

Instructor: Jeana Scholten, scholten.jeana@ gmail.com

Instructors: SW EMT Terry Welch is accredited by ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute) and has extensive emergency services responder experience. She is passionate about training and helping to build healthy communities. twelch@whidbey.com

Min 8/Max 10

Sun | June 3, 10 & 17 | 1–2:45pm | $110 *Add’l $5 materials fee for fly tying materials paid directly to instructor at first class.

Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111

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Sat | June 16 | 12–3:15pm | $30

CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING YOUTH AGES 14+ AND ADULTS In this course, you will learn and practice how to effectively recognize and respond to medical emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services arrive. These skills include CPR (for adults, children, and infants), First Aid, and use of an AED. Those who successfully complete the course will earn their ASHI CPR/FA card. Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Instructor: Jon Gabelein, Firefighter, EMT, ASHI Instructor and Coupeville School District teacher. Min 5/Max 25

Sat |June 23 | 9am–1pm | $35

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A Great Place For FREE Family Outings Educational Exibits Free Lending Library Fun Gift Shop Check out our Pat Price Ocean Listening Booth New exhibits include partial skulls from juvenile Gray and Fin Whales and an Orca calf

105 Anthes • Langley • 360-221-7505 Open Thursdays through Mondays 11am til 5pm Follow us on Facebook Langley Whale Center for local events and information Orca Network for recent whale sightings and information Check out Langley Whale Center Facebook Page or stop in for information about our Free Monthly Youth Team Activities

Join us for

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KAYAKS ~ TOURS ~ SUPs ~ RENTALS

Parade, Festival and Gray Whale Presentations

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BAYVIEW CORNER COMMUNITY DANCES! 6/13 Western Heroes original, eclectic rock n’ roll

6/27 Rusty Fender & the Melody Wranglers classic & original two-step & country waltzes

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7/11

funk, rock, reggae & soul originals

7/25 Ruzivo

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Janie Cribbs & T.Rust 8/22 original roots, blues, and soul

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HELP WANTED RECREATION INSTRUCTORS Pay: Varies; typically a revenue split of 80% instructor/20% SWPRD Do you have experience teaching art, fitness, movement, or sports? Do you have a great idea, hobby or something new to add to our list of programs? If you answered yes to any of the above questions and have something you’d like to add to the schedule, contact us! Download a Program Proposal Packet from our website www.swparks.org/about/ jobsemployment/html Fall Program Proposals due: June 15 Winter Program Proposals due: Oct. 15 Summer Program Proposals due: Feb. 15 For more information, contact Carrie at 360-221-6788 or programs@whidbey.com.

UMPIRES: COED SOFTBALL Pay: $35 per game (typically 2 short games each evening). All umpire fees are paid at the end of the season. SWPRD is seeking umpires for our Recreational Adult Coed Softball League. 100-150 folks turn out for this fun, alcoholfree, community-oriented league. Games will be played Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a tournament August 17-18. Umpires needn’t commit to all dates, but will indicate their availability on application. Umpires will be contractors, not employees of SWPRD. Application process: Please submit an application indicating your availability and a contract. Application & info available at www.swparks.org/about/jobsemployment/ html For more information, contact Carrie at 360-221-6788 or programs@whidbey.com.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Pay: Unpaid, but the rewards are endless! Each year we count on well over 100 volunteers to make our programs a success. Consider volunteering for one of the following. • Chum Run 5k Support Crew – June 16 • Whidbey Island Triathlon Crew – July 27-28 • Weekly Host Families for international soccer coaches –August 5-11. For more information, contact Carrie at 360-221-6788 or programs@whidbey.com.

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SCHEDULE OF FUN APRIL Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 23

Pickleball Open Gym Youth Basketball Intro to Pickleball Pick-Up 18+ Basketball Pick-Up 35+ Basketball

MAY May 1 Swim Team Tryouts May 5 Oyster Gardening May 9 Swim Registration Opens at 9AM May 15 Canine Games in the Park May 15 Canine Sports Sampler May 15 Canine Good Citizen May 15 Pickleball May 19 Canine Sports Sampler May 19 Clam Digging 101 May 19 Canine Good Citizen May 28 SWPRD Office Closed May 29 Youth Spring Tennis May 29 Adult Tennis Lessons

JUNE Jun 3 Jun 3 Jun 7 Jun 9 Jun 11 Jun 12 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 16 Jun 16 Jun 18 Jun 19 Jun 19 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jun 25 Jun 25 Jun 25

Reactive Dog Clinic Intro to Fly Fishing Adult Coed Softball Team Registration Deadline Adult Sailing Lessons Adult Sailing Lessons Adult Coed Softball Team Manager Mtg Fall Program Proposals Due Chum Run 5K Adult Sailing Lessons Outdoor Navigation Become a Magician! Magic Camp Falcon Basketball Camp Babysitter Training CPR & First Aid Training Skimboard Painting Workshop Swimming Lessons, Session 1 Music Camp Sailing Camp

JULY Jul 2 Kayak Camp! Jul 2 Tennis Camp Jul 2 Swim Team Jul 4 SWPRD Office Closed Jul 7 Open Water Swim Clinics Jul 8 Open Water Swim Clinics Jul 9 Swimming Lessons, Session 2 Jul 9 Sailing Camp Jul 9 Tennis Camp Jul 9 Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp Jul 9 Skyhawks Mini Hawk Camp Jul 10 Model Rocket Mini-Camp Jul 16 Sailing Camp Jul 16 Art Camp Jul 17 VolleyKids Jul 18 Concerts in the Park Jul 23 Pro Baseball Camp Jul 23 Private Baseball Lessons Jul 23 Parent-Tot Swim Class Jul 23 Swimming Lessons, Session 3 Jul 24 Model Rocket Mini-Camp Jul 27 SWPRD Office Closed Jul 28 Whidbey Island Triathlon Jul 29 Play Guitar Today! Jul 29 Beginning Drawing with Zentangle Jul 29 Play Ukulele Today! Jul 30 Tennis Camp Jul 30 Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp Jul 30 Skyhawks Mini Hawk Camp

AUGUST Aug 1 Aug 6 Aug 6 Aug 10 Aug 13 Aug 13 Aug 13 Aug 15 Aug 20

Concerts in the Park British Soccer Camp Swimming Lessons, Session 4 Skim Skool Art Camp Archery for Adults & Youth 9+ Earth Skills Camp Concerts in the Park Science & Nature Camp

SEPTEMBER Sep 3 Sep 22 Sep 30

SWPRD Office Closed Children’s Day Girls’ Traveling Basketball Team Registration Deadline for Grades 7-8


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