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Enrichment Classes Sports for Youth & Adults Special Events Summer Camps Clinics And More!

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



SRPRD Recreation Center & Offices

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:

Updates & Errors


5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260

Office Phone

(360) 221-5484


(360) 221-7323


Dennis Hunter • Bob Hezel • Don Wood Mark Helpenstell • Matt Simms

Website Office Hours

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

Office Closed May 29, July 4, September 4

STAFF Parks & Recreation Director Doug Coutts, (360) 221-6488 Recreation Supervisor Carrie Monforte, (360) 221-6788 Office Manager Peggy Nelson, (360) 221-5484 Facilities & Grounds Supervisor Tom Fallon, (360) 221-7181

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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@

RECREATION TRENDS Do you have ideas or suggestions for new program directions? Is there something you’d like to see us try? Email us your ideas at We want to hear from you!

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.

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.

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.

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 before leaving home to determine program status.

REFUNDS & CREDITS 1. Full refunds will be given for all classes cancelled by SWPRD. 2. Refunds requested and submitted in writing using the Refund Request Form before the early fee deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no early fee 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 early fee deadline date (or at least 5 business days before start of program if no early fee 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 deadline date 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. 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). 8. One day classes, trips, or special events are not covered under this policy (no refunds or credits available). 9. Certain contract programs, indicated with this symbol: §, have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy.



SCHOLARSHIP & HOW TO REGISTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Online FOR PROGRAMS For your convenience, you may register There are several needs-based resources available to enable youth to participate in programs with SWPRD. Please apply well before your program start date. Call (360) 221-6788 for info.

REGISTRATION INFO † Symbol indicates that fee includes 8.7% sales tax. The State of Washington Department of Revenue collects sales tax on fees for certain recreation programs. § 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.

online for many of our programs, with no additional fees. Check out this service at

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 email to swparks@whidbey. com. Always 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.

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 in advance 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

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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. For additional information about availability

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Sports Fields

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.


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BBQ Grill

Picnic Shelter

Skate Park & Pump Track

Soccer Fields

Basketball Court

Horse Trail

Play Structure


Boat Ramp

Lake Swimming*


*Always check for posted closures before swimming



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meetings, classes, and special events at our new 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, advance reservations required for groups of 20+. Picnic shelters can accommodate 45-75 people.



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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. Instructor: Kurt Johnson has spent over 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. He has also provided biological services for shellfish farming of clams, mussels, oysters, and geoducks. Email: Location: A private residence in Freeland and SWPRD Room 111 Min 5 / Max 15

Sat | Apr 29, 1–4pm; May 6, 9am–12pm; and May 27, 10am–12pm | $25* *Additional materials fee of $140, 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.

SIGN LANGUAGE ALL AGES, KIDS W/ ADULT Sign language is a living language and a beautiful way of communicating. Young and older adults, Moms who want to teach their baby signs, as well as hard-ofhearing individuals will enjoy learning how to communicate without using speech. The deaf in our community are able to communicate with anybody with this beautifully designed language. Instructor: Susan Ishikawa is a certificated Teacher of Deaf and Severely-Hard-ofHearing, with a BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology and is a certified Sign Language

CURIOSITIES and Lipreading Instructor. She has worked in Vocational Rehabilitation and is proud of her ability to put deaf individuals into the world of work. Susan was fascinated with KOKO the signing gorilla; if KOKO could learn, it was possible for her too. sisoleil973@yahoo. com, (360) 221-0383 Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 1 / Max 8

Thu | May 4-25 | 5:30–6:30pm | $50 Thu | Jun 1-22 | 5:30–6:30pm | $50

SPORTS FOR DOGS: K–9 NOSEWORK Sniffing out fun on Whidbey

HUMANS AGE 16+; DOGS AGE 4+ MONTHS (OR 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. Programs are on-going and held Wednesdays and Sundays; dates later in summer will be determined in June. 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. Location: Varies; classes meet in classrooms and outdoors; advanced classes may be held off-site on “field-trips.” Schedule: 6-week sessions are held Sundays OR Wednesdays beginning May 7 and are ongoing with brief breaks. Times vary by level. See for detailed schedule.

Fee is $150* per dog per session. *Additional $10 materials fee paid directly to instructor provides odor kit containing 4-6 tins of the target odors, rare-earth magnets, gloves. Drop-ins by appointment $25.


BEGINNING GUITAR Have fun learning to play acoustic guitar!

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ Gain a solid foundation and the tools to play thousands of songs using traditional and contemporary sources. Learn fundamental chords, progressions, strums and fingerpicking. By the end of this course, you will have the resources to play many songs in different styles. Beginning guitar is geared toward folks who have no guitar playing experience and would like to sample playing guitar. This class also makes a great refresher for those with some playing experience. Loaner guitars are available, reserve prior to the first class. All materials included! Kids under 16 welcome if accompanied by a parent. Instructor: Quinn Fitzpatrick has had a successful career for over 15 years both as a professional musician and guitar teacher. He came to Whidbey Island to focus on composing, recording and promoting his solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar music. He is a versatile, encouraging and patient instructor who teaches all styles, ages and levels. Quinn’s wants every student to have a solid foundation, be inspired and play the music they love. Location: SWPRD Room 125 Min 5/Max 20

Tue | Jun 20–Aug 1*| 6:30–7:30pm | $85 *No class on 7/4

FIRST AID & CPR 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 American Heart Association CPR (for adults, children, and infants), First Aid, and use of an AED. Those who successfully complete the course will earn their AHA CPR/FA card. Instructor: Jon Gabelein, Firefighter, EMT, AHA instructor and Coupeville School District teacher. Location: SWPRD Rec Center, Room 125. Min 5/Max 25

Sat | Jun 17 | 9am–1pm | $35


MODEL ROCKETS Calling future astronauts & rocket scientists!

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. Instructor: Hometown hero and local favorite teacher, Leonard Good. (360) 2216439 Location: SWPRD, Room varies. Min 5/Max 12

Tue–Thu | Jul 11-13 | 10–11:30am | $40* Tue–Thu | Jul 25-27 | 10–11:30am | $40*

Whidbey Playhouse Community Theater Presents a Production of

*Additional $5 materials fee due to instructor at first session. Provides tube, balsa wood, and model rocket motor.


Directed by Stan Thomas Music and Lyrics by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard, Oliver Wallace and Cy Coban, Allie Wrubel and Ray Gilbert, Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston Book Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Simpatico Based on the 1951 Disney film “Alice in Wonderland” and the novels “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll

July 20th runs through July 30th Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays @ 7:30pm Sunday Matinees @ 2:30pm

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: TBD Instructor: Auston Reisman and staff from Jack’d Skimboards. Min 4/Max 17

Sat | Jun 24 | 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.

BEGINNING DRAWING WITH ZENTANGLE Create a piece of art in every class!

ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ 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! For greater creativity and balance, look no further than Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making. Each pattern is built one line at a time, combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold as you enter an immersive state of flow. Kids under 16 welcome if accompanied by a parent. This is a great opportunity to nurture your child’s creativity! 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, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Anyone can draw and create a Zentangle!

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SAILING LESSONS FOR ADULTS Sail with South Whidbey Yacht Club!

Location: SWPRD Room 125


Min 5/Max 20

Tue | Jun 20–Aug 1* | 5:30–6:30pm | $85** *No class 7/4 **Supplies available for a $15 materials fee paid directly to instructor at your first class, or bring your own (list available online).

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EARTH SKILLS FOR ADULTS ADULTS AND YOUTH 16+ Earth Skills are not just for young Scouts! Join us for these brief workshops and learn how our ancestors used materials found in nature to live and survive. Learn how to make & use a BowDrill fire starter kit; how to make a quickie bow; how to make a survival shelter; and more! Instructor: Nancye Good grew up on Whidbey but relocated to New York City where she now teaches Earth Skills. 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 and is excited to share this ancestral knowledge with you.

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Location: Lone Lake Public Access Program Administrator: Bob Rogers Our head instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. Min 4/Max 10

Sat–Sun | Jun 17-18* | 10am–4:30pm | $200** Mon–Thu | Jun 19-22* | 2–4:30pm | $200** Sat–Sun | Jun 24-25* | 10am–4:30pm | $200** *Friday, June 23 will be extra day of fun on the water for students from Sessions 1 & 2. This may be considered a make-up day if we lost a day of instruction due to weather reasons. Session 3 students may participate on this day but the on water experience will be limited, but still fun. Please plan to attend. **$50 discount for SWYC members.



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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. Coach can meet SWES students at the flagpole after school, and together they will walk to the Primary School Gym. Loaner racquets and all equipment will be provided.

Want to learn helpful tips to eating healthy, sustainable foods in an encouraging, supportive atmosphere? Join the Grub Club! We will meet twice a month to learn Eating Green technics and to discuss challenges, triumphs, and goals.

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Come feel the wind on your face, breath the fresh air and learn how those boats get from place to place using only the wind. It’s easy and fun. The on-water instruction will be in 12’ Pelican Sailboats on Lone Lake. All sessions will accommodate both beginning and intermediate sailors. Extended program details are at and a welcome message will be emailed about one week prior to first class with details and updates.

Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified., pattie@ Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 2/Max 12

Mon | May 15, 29; Jun 5, 19; Jul 17, 31; Aug 7, 21 | 5:30–6:30pm | $15

Location: Grades 2-5: Primary School Gymnasium; Grades 6-8: SWHS Tennis Courts. Instructor: Caryn Ploof Min 6/Max 18


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

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Dockside tours on the Coupeville Wharf.

Leisurely weekend sails. Private events by request.

Reservations and information at or 360-320-4337





10 ACTIVE LIVING GRADES 2-5 Tue/Thu | May 9–Jun 8 | 3:40–4:30pm | $60 GRADES 6-8 Tue/Thu | May 9–Jun 8* | 5–6pm | $60 *Tuesday, June 13 is the rain-out make-up day.

JR. TENNIS LEAGUE Summertime is tennis time!

AGES 6–7

(10 hours, Max 16)

Tue/Thu | July 11–Aug 10 | 11am–12pm | $55 AGES 8–10

(10 hours, Max 16)

South Whidbey Youth Ultimate

Tue/Thu | July 11–Aug 10 | 12–1pm | $55

Play Ultimate Frisbee and participate in tournaments around the Puget Sound with a new South Whidbey youth team! Ultimate combines the continuous movement and endurance of soccer with the aerial passing skills of football, and the goal of completing a pass to a player in the end zone. Teamwork, spirit and safety are ingrained in the sport and are emphasized here. Details still forming, check website for info.

AGES 11–17 “JV”

(13.5 hours, Max 24)

Tue/Wed/Thu | Jul 11-27 | 9:30–11am | $75  AGES 11–17 “VARSITY”


(13.5 hours, Max 24)

Whidbey Island Junior Tennis League is the perfect place to learn and play tennis with friends this summer! Players ages 6-10 will do large group warm ups and then be divided according to ability and age for drilling and match play. The focus is on skill development, sportsmanship and fun! Players ages 11+ will be matched up with equal-level opponents for match play. The focus is on skill development, strategy, sportsmanship and fun! All levels welcome.

Tue/Wed/Thu | Jul 11-27 | 8–9:30am | $75

Come when you can–we realize over several weeks, players may miss some sessions. If there’s room, it’s also okay to register and join after the league has started–same low price! Tennis may be cancelled due to rain – potential rainouts are built in to the schedule, therefore there will be no make-up days for the tennis league. Call the office (360) 221-5484 one hour before class if unsure. Refunds will not be issued for missed days. Coaches: Karyle Kramer, karyle.kramer@ and Caryn Ploof Location: SWHS Tennis Courts.



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Reduce both your waste and your waist by turning non-recyclable household items into workout equipment such as Medicine Balls, Agility Ladders, Cones, Dumbbells and Exercise Cards. After creating our new equipment, learn some basic movements and join in for a short workout. Have fun in your fitness and reduce your waist by reducing your waste!

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 that combines racing with navigation. Check out com/watch?v=OZOI9kKuA4I. Learn the fundamentals of map-based navigation and apply them right away in an outdoor orienteering course at Community Park.

Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified., pattie@ Location: SWPRD Room 111

Sat | Jul 1-22 | 1:30–3:30pm | $50

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360-341-3504 • Bring: Outdoor shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and a compass if you have one. Instructors: Bob Forgrave is president of Cascade Orienteering Club, former director of the state orienteering youth league, and former middle school team coach. bob@ Co-trainer Chris Whitmyre is former director of the “Ultimate Orienteer” series for experienced navigators.

ACTIVE LIVING 11 prepared to participate rain or shine, and help create a supportive environment for your teammates. Spring Session: Coach can meet students at the SWES flagpole after school, and escort them to the program. Preregistration required. Coordinator: Coach Shannon Lind, USATF, RRCA certified coach, lind@whidbeyisland. com

Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park, then outdoors in the park.

Location: Spring session: SWPRD Room 125; Summer session: The Crow’s Nest

Min 10/Max 30

Min 10/Max 20

Sat | Jun 3 | 12:30–4pm | $12*

Tue/Thu | May 2–Jun 15 | 3:50–4:50pm | $50 Tue/Thu | Jun 27–Aug 10* | 9:15-10:15am | $50

*Youth ages 14 & under who are accompanied by a participating adult are half price.

ARCHERY ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! Learn proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, and receive 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, come prepared for the weather. See “Camps” section for youth archery offerings. 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 Ellite Coach and has coached national level competitions. Location: Community Park field at the north entrance.

Mon–Fri | Aug 14-18 | 5:30–7pm | $65

RUNNING CLUB Kids Run the Nation

GRADES 4-5 The goal of Road Runners Club of America is to see a youth running club in every school and community in the U.S. Each meeting we will have short discussions regarding health and fitness followed by physical activity. We will focus on proper form, running etiquette, stretching, warming up, cooling down and fun. Every day we’ll head out on the trails and fields of Community Park. Be

*Class will run July 4.

PRIVATE BASEBALL LESSONS One-on-One with Steve Goucher

AGES 8–13 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. 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. Location: Community Park Field #1.

Tue–Wed | Jul 25-26 | 1–3pm | $35/half hour

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Fall Traveling Teams

GIRLS, GRADES 7-8* Girls in grades 7-8 will have the opportunity to form teams with us to join in the S.W.I.S.H. Basketball League. This gives South Whidbey an opportunity for girls who would like a slightly more competitive option to play against teams in the Skagit County SWISH league. It’s also a chance for local kids to play as a team, rather than competing against each other. These are not “select” teams, in that we are not excluding anyone. Anyone who has the skill to play and who signs up in time is able to play. Look for more info in late August.

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original, eclectic rock n’ roll April/May at Bayview Hall 5642 Bayview Road, Langley Summer, outside at the Cash Store 5603 Bayview Road, Langley

Wednesdays • 6–8 pm Free and Family Friendly!

12 ACTIVE LIVING Registration Deadline: Monday, Oct. 2.

Min 5/Max 12

Schedule: Games Saturdays, from around Oct 21 (Seeding Game) to around Dec 17. Practices vary by coach.

Thu | May 4–Jun 8 | 5–5:45pm | $60

*Basketball opportunities for girls in grades 1-6 and boys in grades 1-8 will be offered in the Fall Activity Guide, available in early September.


PLAY GYM Start Smart Sports

AGES 3-4, MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARTICIPATING ADULT This fun sports development program introduces children to the world of sports. Parent and child work together to learn throwing, catching, kicking, hitting, and sportsmanship! Sports covered will be scaled down to your child’s size and ability, and the main focus will be on moving our bodies. Fun tools like parachutes will be incorporated. Burn off some energy with us this winter while developing kinesthetic awareness, balance and coordination. Location: Primary School Gym and Community Park


YOUTH IN GRADES 4-8 You’ve been asking for this for years! Join us for an opportunity to shoot some hoops by yourself or get involved in a pick-up game or maybe play a game of HORSE. Program is subject to cancellation based on school activities; there will be no make-up days. Register once for a great deal and drop in whenever you wish. Volunteer Gym Attendant: Skye Dunn is excited to bring youth open gym to Whidbey. Location: LMS Main Gym Min 2/Max 15

Join us for a game of volleyball with a great group of people. Enjoy a fun 2-hour workout while playing volleyball, and improving your skills. Participation is at–your–own–risk, and by participating you consent to our standard waiver/release of liability (see registration form). Coordinator Info: Mike & Amber O’Brien, (360) 661-4545 Location: LMS Main Gym*

Tue | Apr 11–Jun 13* | 6:30–8:30pm | Free** *Location & schedule frequently varies. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates. **Donations to the Park’s youth scholarship fund are welcome and encouraged.

Wed | Apr 12–Jun 7 | 6–8pm | $25 for 10 weeks or $5* per visit.


*Youth must be registered in advance by a parent/guardian

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!

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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 (see registration form).



Location: SW High School Main Gym* Coordinator: Nick Welles, (360) 320-1187

Thur | Apr 6–Jun 1* | 6:30–8:30pm | Free** ADULTS 35+

Enjoy great competition and test your skills against local players! Four players to a team. Team sign-up and info will be available at Bring your game to Whidbey Island! Coordinator: Louis Muniz (360) 969-1028,

Location: LMS Main Gym* Coordinator: Greg Hein, (360) 661-1560

Location: South Whidbey High School; semi-finals and final rounds may be held outdoors at SWPRD Rotary Court.

Mon | Mar 20–Jun 12* | 6:30–8:30pm | Free** *Schedule frequently varies. Please check with coordinator for schedule updates. **Donations to the Park’s youth scholarship fund are welcome and encouraged.

Sat | Jul 22 | Opening round: 10am | $100/ team

GOLF LESSONS ADULTS, YOUTH AGES 12+ WITH ADULT Learn to play golf in a relaxed non– competitive environment. Keepers of the Game member Bob Brown will run this four–week golf program for new golfers, those wanting to tidy up their skills, and those returning to the game. This is your opportunity to learn this lifetime sport. Classes will take place rain or shine. This program fills up, so register early! Instructor: Bob Brown is the Director of Keepers of the Game, an international association to build character through golf. Location: Island Greens Golf Course, 3890 E French Rd, Clinton Min 4/Max 7

Sat | Apr 29–May 20 | 9–9:50am | $34* *Participants will need to purchase 4-5 tokens for balls. These can be purchased for $3 at Critters & Co. at Ken’s Corner.


Whidbey Island Bicycle Club


Increase your connection with the sport of cycling and ride with cyclists of all levels


WIBC organizes local & distant rides for all level riders, hosts social rides for beginners, training rides for experienced cyclists, and joins on rides with other clubs. Join the Club. WIBC welcomes all riders, off and on road. Like us on:

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115 Anthes • Langley • 360-221-7505 Join us for

“Welcome the Whales”

Parade, Festival and Gray Whale Presentations Saturday, April 8, 2017 • 11am-5pm Details at 360.331.3543

Langley Whale Center is a project of the Orca Network

Come show us that you still have it! Get exercise and blow off end-of-the-week steam at the best fields around. Get a team together or join the pick-up list. This is a clean, community oriented, alcohol– free league. ASA rules for softball will be followed, with a few 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 14 games, plus tournament. Teams will have byes. Register your team by June 8! Mandatory Team Manager’s meeting Tuesday, June 13, 6pm in the Crow’s Nest at Community Park. Fees cover the cost of field use, game balls, umpire, scorebooks, administrative costs & tournament. Uniforms are not provided by SWPRD. Coordinator: Carrie Monforte, (360) 2216788, Location: South Whidbey Fields. Min 2/Max 8 Teams

Tue and/or Thur* | 6pm, 7:15pm* | Jun 20– Aug 19* | $750 per team, max 20 per roster *No games July 27. Additional tournament Friday evening, Aug 18 and/or Saturday all day, Aug 19. Games may start as early as 5:30pm in August, depending upon daylight.

ADULT RECESS ADULTS* Why should kids get to have all the fun playing outdoors?! It’s time for adults to have recess of their own. This adults-only workout will have us wondering why we ever thought exercise was boring. Learn how to have fun and make your workout a game rather than a chore. Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified., pattie@ Location: Castle Park Playground Min 2/Max 10

Sat | Jun 3–Jul 1 | 8–8:45am | $25* *Older kids who want to join the workout are welcome, but they must demonstrate the ability to follow directions and exercise without supervision. Kids free with adult.

INTRO TO KAYAKING ADULTS This course is designed for both the casual paddler and those interested in ocean touring. While the course is perfect for the beginner, anyone who has never had formal instruction will benefit from this class. We’ll cover: types of craft, outfitting & gear, transport, best launch sites on Whidbey, and some basic current, tide, and weather. We will also teach safe ways to enter and exit a kayak, self and assisted rescue skills and basic paddle strokes. Participants must be comfortable with deep, over-your-head water while wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) and having some upper-body strength will make some exercises easier. Participants will get wet! This class is an excellent intro to kayaking, but does not imply any certification or infer any skill qualification. Bring: A hat with a brim, a towel, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. Please wear comfortable clothes/layers that can get wet (synthetic fabrics; not cotton) and/ or a bathing suit. Wetsuits/drysuits are recommended but not required. A thermos with a warm drink for after the class is recommended. Save $50 if you provide your own kayak, paddle & PFD Instructors: Whidbey Island Kayaking owners and guide(s). Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention. Location: Goss Lake Public Boat Launch Min 4/Max10

Sat/Sun | Jun 3-4 | 12–4:30pm | $200* M/T/W/Th | Jun 12-15 | 2–4:30pm | $200* *Fee is only $150 if you provide your own kayak, paddle & PFD!


ACTIVE LIVING • AQUATICS 15 not apply. We’ll trudge along some of the beautiful trails in Whidbey’s Parks, having fun. We’re running. We’re slower than a herd of sloths stampeding through peanut butter, but we are running! Instructor: Pattie Beaven, Personal Trainer Certificate and CrossFit Level 1 Certified., pattie@ Location: Picnic Shelter at Community Park Min 2/Max 10

Thu (7am) & Sun (1pm) | Jun 1-Jul 30* | $15 *No meet-ups July 9, 13, 16.

OPEN WATER SWIM CLINICS Swim in your own backyard!

ADULTS 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. Participants should know how to swim. The lake clinic may be of interest to those preparing for the Whidbey Triathlon. The saltwater clinic is ideal for stronger swimmers. Course 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’ Bring: Wetsuit (optional for lake), swim cap, goggles, ear plugs, towel. Instructors: The team is comprised of experienced open water USA Masters swimmers Chad Martin & Jeff Jacobsen. No certified lifeguards will be on duty. info@

Running Meet-Up

Location: July 1 at Goss Lake; July 2 at Seawall Park.


Min 4/Max 10

For those of us who hate running but want to get a great and quick cardio workout. Join the Sloth Army – marathoners need

Sat | Jul 1 | 1–4pm | $40 Sun | Jul 2 | 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.


SWIM LESSONS South Whidbey Learn to Swim

AGES 4+ YEARS, LEVELS 1-5 Learn to swim in a heated, outdoor swimming pool at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. South Whidbey Learn to Swim Lessons teach aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression. Our objective is to teach children to be safe in and around water, have fun and learn basic swimming skills. We offer 3, 2-week sessions

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throughout the summer, each consisting of 8, 30-minute lessons. There are 4-6 participants in each group. All classes will participate in Safety Day. Each class will talk about age appropriate safety skills as it pertains to pools, beaches, and boating. Students will experience wearing life jackets. Registration 1) Choose the level most appropriate for your child’s ability.

SESSION 3 Levels 1-5 M–Th | Jul 24–Aug 3 | 9:25–9:55am | $85* Levels 1-5 M–Th | Jul 24–Aug 3 | 10–10:30am | $85* *Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings

2) Choose the session, dates and times for your skill level.


3) Register online or in person at the SWPRD office.

South Whidbey Stingrays


AGES 6-17

Swim lessons fill very quickly on a firstcome first served basis. Please review our cancellation/refund policy prior to registering. There are 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 not enough enrolled.

Join our novice swim team this summer! Our 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. Swimmers will be placed in a practice group based on age, ability and space available. The summer session will end with an intra squad swim meet and awards banquet.

Swim Levels Swim Level descriptions and skills are online. 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 keep in mind that your child may need to repeat a specific level before moving up. Level 1 and Level 3 often need to be repeated. If your child is registered for a level that is not appropriate for his/her skill’s we will make an effort to place that child in the correct class only if there is a vacancy. Swim Coordinator: Kristi Eager keager6@ Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club heated outdoor pool. 360.678.5640

Levels 1-5 M–Th | Jul 10–Jul 20 | 10–10:30am | $85*

Min 3/Max 6 per class (Level 1 Max 4)

SESSION 1 Levels 1-4 M–Th | Jun 26–Jul 6 | 9:25–9:55am | $85* Levels 1-5 M–Th | Jun 26–Jul 6 | 10–10:30am | $85*

Prerequisite: 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. REGISTRATION Swim registration opens May 10. Swim team fills quickly. Please review our cancellation/refund policy prior to registering. There are 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 not enough enrolled. SCHEDULE Tryouts: Tuesday, May 2, 6pm, at Island Athletic Club Practice: June 26–August 3 Swim Meet: Wednesday, August 2, 5–7pm at UBGCC

Includes July 4.

Awards Banquet: Friday, August 4, 6pm at Castle Park

SESSION 2 Levels 1-4 M–Th | Jul 10–Jul 20 | 9:25–9:55am | $85*

Equipment: Swim suit (jammers for boys, one piece for girls), goggles, swim cap and swim training fins. New swimmers will be provided a Stingray team cap. Swim Coordinator: Kristi Eager, keager6@ Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club heated outdoor pool PRACTICE GROUPS New swimmers, regardless of their age will be placed in the Bronze or Super Swimmer practice group unless they have Coach’s approval. 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.


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SUPER SWIMMER (AGES 6-8) M/W/TH | Jun 26–Aug 3 | 8:30–9:10am | $160* BRONZE (AGES 8-12) M/W/TH | Jun 26–Aug 3 | 8:30–9:15am | $160* SILVER/GOLD (AGES 11-18) M/W/TH | Jun 26–Aug 3 | 7:30–8:30am | $160* *Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings

FAMILY MUSIC CAMP Island Strings Summer Fun!

KIDS AGES 4-10 AND THEIR FAMILIES Families can learn a stringed instrument together in this fun summer music camp. Learn the basics of your choice of guitar, violin, viola, or cello. This year for the 1st time, camp will culminate with an overnight campout at Community Park to go with all the camp songs we’ll be learning! We’ll have a small bonfire, share a potluck dinner & breakfast, and enjoy a night under the stars. Campers are also encouraged to play at the Maxwelton 4th of July Parade with Island Strings.  Instructor: Linda Good, with assistant Madelyn Cooke. Linda has her M.A. in Music (Ethnomusicology) and teaches Suzuki method. Location: SWPRD Room 125 Max 5 Families

Mon–Thu | Jun 26-29 | 10am–12pm* | $125 per family** *Plus optional overnight campout Thursday night, to include potluck supper & breakfast, camp over by noon Friday. B.Y.O. camping

Tribal Canoe Races

Native Arts & Crafts Music, Dancing, Storytelling, Food Youth Activities, Educational Exhibits & Native Spirit Art Show at the Rec Hall

18 SUMMER CAMPS & CLINICS shelter, supplies, and dishes to share for a potluck supper & breakfast. Limited parking for camper vans. **Instruments can be rented for $10 each for the week, various sizes available. Instruments go home with families for the week.


Instructor: Melissa Koch is a full time practicing artist, bringing a lifetime of 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. Location: SWPRD Room 111

Around the World of Art

Min 6 / Max 12

AGES 6 – 11

Mon–Fri | Jul 10-14 | 1–4pm | $150* Mon–Fri | Jul 31–Aug 4 | 9am–12pm | $150*

Join us for this super fun and creative instructional art camp which will give you the opportunity to explore the arts and crafts from around the world. Participants will create their own art works inspired by many diverse cultures, such as Japan, Australia, Europe and Africa. Children will get to use lots of fun materials such as charcoal, oil pastels, acrylic paints, sumi ink, bamboo calligraphy pens, and paper and canvas. Projects will include: printmaking, collage, drawing and painting and some crafts such as marbling paper. Bring a bag lunch and drink, sunscreen, and clothing that can be worn working on messy art projects or an art apron.

*Plus additional materials fee of $20 paid directly to instructor on first day of camp.

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. 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 Ellite Coach and has coached national level competitions. Location: Community Park field at the north entrance


AGES 9-12 Mon–Fri | Aug 14-18 | 1:30–3pm | $65

AGES 9-17

AGES 13+ Mon–Fri | Aug 14-18 | 3:30–5pm | $65

Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! Learn proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, and get

Adults – See page 11 for lessons.

Marine Science Camp on Whidbey Island In collaboration with

Salish Sea Explorers (Grades 6-9) $225/wk / South Whidbey & Freeland parks, Whidbey Island / July 24-28 / 9am-4pm Explore our connections to Puget Sound beaches, estuaries and forests through science games, adventures and hands-on activities. This camp will travel and explore the different ecosystems by investigating local water quality, tracking small animals in the forest using the magic of black lights, and deploying buoys along the shoreline to measure marine waters. It is all connected! Microscopes will allow us to explore the unseen world of the marine food-web. Meet an amphipod, a diatom or maybe even a flying pteropod of the ocean. Local scientists will be visiting the camp to share their knowledge with us during the week. Come explore with us!

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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.



Online registration & details at Bring: Appropriate clothing, lunch, snacks, water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen. Will receive t-shirt, ball and merit award. 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. Location: Community Park Min 15/Max 26

BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER Mon–Fri | Jul 10-14 | 9am–3pm | $159 § FLAG FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER Mon–Fri | Jul 31–Aug 4 | 9am–3pm | $159 §

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

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Bring: Appropriate clothing, snacks, water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen. Will receive t-shirt, ball, and merit award.

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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. Location: Community Park Min 15/Max 18

BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, SOCCER Mon–Fri | Jul 10-14 | 9am–12pm | $135 § Mon–Fri | Jul 31–Aug 4 | 9am–12pm | $135 §

BRITISH SOCCER CAMPS With Challenger Sports

AGES 3–16 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, small– sided 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: Snacks, drinks, shin guards & sunscreen. Sign up at Bonus: Register online by June 23 and receive a FREE game jersey (plus S&H)! Location: Sports Complex 5598 Langley Rd., Langley

FIRST KICKS: 3-4 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 7-11 | 1–2pm | $108* § MINI SOCCER: 4-6 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 7-11 | 2:30–4pm | $125* § HALF DAY: 6-10 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 7-11 | 9am–12pm | $157* § HALF DAY: 11-16 YEARS Mon–Fri | Aug 7-11 | 1–4pm | $157* § *$10 late fee will be added to registrations received after July 28. § $40 Cancellation Fee 10+ days prior to camp. No refunds for cancellation within 10 days of camp.


AGES 8–16 Designed for the more competent player, Tetra Brazil camps and team clinics will inspire players to practice and improve their ball control, foot skills and moves that Brazilian soccer is famous for. With our unique programs combining learning and fun, players are grouped according to age and ability. From there we will challenge players to raise their game and reach new heights within an excellent learning environment. Our highly regarded course of instruction has been designed by our professional coaches to provide

SUMMER CAMPS 21 teams, coaches and players with the same, expert level of training received by youth professional players in Brazil. Learn how to play the Brazilian Way. Bring: Snacks, drinks, shin guards & sunscreen.

will also receive an $80 rebate. Contact us for more information about hosting at or call (360)2216788.

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Bonus: Register online by June 30 and receive a FREE game jersey (plus S&H)!

Jet Baseball w/ Steve Goucher

Location: Sports Complex 5598 Langley Rd., Langley

Mon–Fri | Aug 14-18 | 9am–4pm | $224* § *$10 late fee will be added to registrations received after August 4. § $40 Cancellation Fee 10+ days prior to camp. No refunds for cancellation within 10 days of camp.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED For British & Brazilian Soccer Coaches! Visiting coaches stay with local families during Challenger’s British Soccer and Tetra Brazil Soccer weeks. Host families will not only provide a memorable and international learning experience for their family, but

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 Tuesday & Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm. Half Hour lessons are $35. 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. www.jetbaseball. com

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22 SUMMER CAMPS Location: Community Park Field #2 Min 8/Max 20

Mon–Thu | July 24-27 | 10am–1pm | $129

FALCON BASKETBALL BOYS & GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 3-8 Come work on your basketball skills under the guidance of Coach Washington, the boys’ basketball coach at SWHS, his 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 8 to receive a free shirt. What to bring: A ball clearly marked with your name, water bottle, proper basketball attire, shoes with non-marking soles, shorts, and your positive attitude! Instructors: Coach Washington and his staff and players, mwashington@sw.wednet. edu Location: SWHS Gyms

T–Th | Jun 20-22 | 9am–12pm | $50

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. 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. Camp tee shirts are included in the fee if you register by August 6. Please indicate at registration if you need a loaner board and your shirt size. 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. Instructors: Auston Reisman and fellow Jack’d Skimboards riders. jackdboards@ Location: Double Bluff Beach Min 15/Max 25

Sun–Mon* | Aug 20-21* | 10am–12pm | $85 *Yes, those are the correct dates



Discover Magic Camp

AGES 8-12 Abracadabra! Camp will feature custom created props, top secret private files for each child and special bonus material the kids can unlock with a secret code after class. The tricks, designed for first time learners, will not only fool adults, but will develop and unlock exciting possibilities in every child. Discover Magic is an innovative national program specially designed to teach key life skills to youth through the process of learning to perform magic. Kids will be engrossed in learning and performing magic while developing communication skills, self-discipline and confidence. Each child will receive a graduation certificate and wand. Instructor: JR Russell, professional magician, and Seattle Magician of the Year 2012, is a retired Naval Aviator who turned his passion for flying jets into entertaining children with magic.


Location: SWPRD Room 111


Min 5/Max 10

Mon–Fri | Jun 19-23 | 3:30–5:30pm | $100* *Additional $50 materials fee due at first session directly to instructor. Provides magic props, folders, secret files, custom tricks, magic t-shirt, and secret video links.

EARTH SKILLS CAMP CAMPS FOR 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. At this camp you will learn how to make shelter out of materials found in the woods, how to find and purify water, how to make fire with friction, how to 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 on the last day so the campers can share what they’ve done. What to Bring: lunch, snacks, water, and weather appropriate clothing (layers!). 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. Location: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom Min 4/Max 8

Mon– Fri | Aug 7-11 | 9am–2pm | $200

SAILING CAMP Learn to sail with South Whidbey Yacht Club!

YOUTH AGES 10-16 Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn the basics of sailing! The camp

@South Whidbey High School

June 26-29th, 9:30 - Noon SPORTS - SNACKS - FUN! AGES: Completed K-5th Grade




For Questions Call 221-6980 Register online at 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. Safety is our priority. Each student will be assigned their own boat. Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention. Extended program details are at and a welcome message will be emailed about one week before the first class with last minute details and any updates. Prerequisites: All sailors must demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for 2 minutes without a life jacket. Level 2 sailors must be 12+ years old and achieved a level 2 competency at the Beginner Level or by permission of the Program Administrator. Location: The first morning of the Level 1 camp students will meet at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim assessment and orientation. That afternoon and the rest of the days will be at Lone Lake Public Access (no transportation provided). Returning sailors do not need to be swim assessed again, but please do attend the orientation session. Parents and drivers are welcome to join us at this orientation class. Level 2 sailors will meet Monday, 11am at Lone Lake. Program Administrator: Bob Rogers Our head instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors,


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Dancing on Whidbey Island Classes For All Ages! Adult Discounts

Min 6/Max 10

LEVEL 1 SAILORS AGES 10-15 Mon–Fri | Jul 10-14 | 10am–3:30pm | $175* Mon–Fri | Jul 17-21 | 10am–3:30pm | $175* Mon–Fri | Jul 24-28 | 10am–3:30pm | $175* LEVEL 2 SAILORS AGES 12-16 Mon–Fri | Jul 17-21 | 10am–3:30pm | $175* Mon–Fri | Jul 24-28 | 10am–3:30pm | $175* *$50 discount for SWYC members.

KAYAK CAMP! Paddling Skills for Teens

AGES 12-17 No previous kayaking experience is needed for this fun-filled water-orientated 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


Island Dance

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What To Bring: hat with a brim, towel, sunscreen, and water. Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet (synthetics dry faster) and/or a bathing suit.

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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.

Anywhere on Whidbey

Lead Instructor: Travis Kulcsar is starting his 7th season with Whidbey Island Kayaking. He is a white water raft guide, turned sea kayak guide who has paddled around the world, from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand. He loves coming to Whidbey every year to lead tours and sharing this magical place with others. Location: Mon-Thu will at Goss Lake Public Boat launch; Fri at the Langley Marina. We have what you need for

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Min 4/Max 8

Mon–Fri | Aug 7-11 | 2–4:30pm | $130


ENTERING GRADES 6-9 Have fun learning about Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs, also known as underwater robots) in a safe and collaborative work space. Become familiar with buoyancy, thrusters, and manipulators as well as motor control and electrical circuits. Working in groups, you will assemble your ROV and fly it underwater by the end of the week. Hands-on experience with soldering irons, heat guns, and other tools you can’t use on the dining room table included. Instructor: Ashley McConnaughey, mentor for championship underwater robotics team., (425) 3207849 Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Church, 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton and other locations around South Whidbey. Bring: Water, lunch and snacks. Min 3/Max 12

Mon–Fri | Aug 14-18 | 10am–3pm | $280* *Additional $50 materials fee paid directly to instructor at first session. Provides various parts and tools for groups to make an underwater robot

INTERMEDIATE UNDERWATER ROBOTICS ENTERING GRADES 6-9 Working in teams, students will engineer and build a working underwater robot expanding upon the skills from Beginning Underwater Robotics. Focus will be on adding a camera to pilot, working on motor controllers (upgrading from switches), and developing manipulators. We will fly the ROVs in land-based pools and if opportunity and weather cooperates, in SW waters.

SUMMER CAMPS 27 Prerequisite: Intro to Underwater Robotics, or by permission of instructor. Instructors: Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members,, (425) 320-7849 Location: AtlantisSteam space at St. Peter’s Church at 6309 S Wilson Pl, Clinton Bring: Water, lunch and snacks. Min 3 / Max 10

Mon–Fri | Aug 7-11 | 10am–3pm | $280* *Additional $50 materials fee paid directly to instructor at first session provides components for your team’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV).


ENTERING GRADES 6-12 This class is specifically built for students wishing to participate in the coming year’s underwater robotics competitions. In a week of building and testing, students will experiment with creating *parts* of a working robot using various materials: from re-purposed MacGyver style materials to

Attend Septic 101 Protect your investment. Avoid expensive repairs .

Attend Septic 201 If you have a gravity or conventional pressure system, you could get certified to inspect it.

Freeland Hall April 17, 5-8pm June 19, 5-8pm

Nordic Lodge, Coupeville April 24, 5-8pm May 15, 5-8pm June 8, 5-8pm

Call 360-678-7914 for details.



off-the-shelf parts. Learning circuits, motor controllers, pistons, actuators, electronics soldering, and mechanics, students will utilize these skills to build and test their ideas. While the skills learned are applicable for any basic robot, all parts will be for underwater robots. Prerequisites: Desire to compete in underwater robotics and prior Atlantis student; new students must have permission of the instructor and serious interest in robotics. Bring: Water, lunch and snacks. Instructors: Class mentors have coached international championship underwater robotics teams. Teachers include Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members., (425) 320-7849 Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Church 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton Min 3/Max 12

Mon–Fri | Aug 21-25 | 10am–3pm | $100

in Deception Pass State Park Recreational tree climbing, also known as canopy climbing is an unforgettable amazing experience and a fast-growing sport. Come climb some of the biggest trees in world, higher than 250’, this new unique activity is something everyone should experience. This adventure gives a sense of freedom, power and connectivity to nature like nothing else.

Buy One, Get One Free and save $149 when you use the code SWPRG

You and a friend can experience a Canopy Climbing Adventure together!


*Additional $50 materials fee paid directly to instructor at first session. Provides robotics parts to investigate.

STEAM SISTERS Nerd Girls Unite!

ENTERING GRADES 6-8 Soldering blinking ladybugs, binary jewelry and Newton’s Laws all in three days of fun for girls looking to find their “Nerd Tribe”. A fun and comfortable place to be who you are and enjoy all the nerdy, techy, witty, and intellectually curious aspects of “you” with other like-minded individuals.  (Who are as interested in how to blow up a watermelon as you are. Seriously.) Bring: Water and snacks. Instructors: Class mentors have coached international championship underwater robotics teams. Teachers include Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members., (425) 320-7849 Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Church 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton Min 3/Max 12

Tue–Thu | Aug 1-3 | 1–4pm | $100 *Additional $50 materials fee due paid directly to instructor at first session. Provides robotics parts to investigate.


SUMMER CAMPS 29 information, contact Carrie at (360)221-6788 or



Pay: Varies; typically a revenue split of 80% instructor/20% SWPRD

If it’s nice and hot outside we will turn on the waterworks (sprinklers) at Community Park for a quick afternoon cool-off and set up our super–duper water slide. Youth must be supervised by parents/guardians. Those who participate consent to our standard waiver/release by participating.

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 at (360) 221-6788 for more information.

Download a Program Proposal Packet from our website html Fall Program Proposals due: June 15 Winter Program Proposals due: Oct. 15 Summer Program Proposals due: Feb. 15

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

Location: Community Park Field #3 Coordinators: SWPRD and the South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation Board

Wed | Aug 9 | 1–2pm | Free


Primary Care

FUN FOR ALL AGES Got a small non-motorized boat in the back yard gathering dust? Get down to Lone Lake and get it on the water! At the 4TH annual ‘GOTTA REGATTA, all small sail and paddle boats are invited, including canoes, kayaks, SUPs & row boats. No boat? No problem – come and take a ride with us. This all free fun day includes: —» Games —» Sailboat rides —» Hot Dogs —» Entertainment —» Smile & Wave Sail-By Parade —» Racing demo —» Youth build-a-boat (while supplies last) —» Awards for: Best Dressed Boat& Funniest Boat. Join us for this community party on the lake! Info: Contact Bob at bobrodgers100@ or visit Location: Lone Lake Public Access

At Primary Care Clinton: Annette Fly, ARNP and Hannah Carlson, ARNP

Primary care for the whole family including fall sports physicals & immunizations

Sun | Jul 30 | 1–5pm | Free

HELP WANTED ADULT TENNIS INSTRUCTORS Pay: Typically a revenue split of 80% instructor/20% SWPRD We’d like to offer evening adult tennis lessons or league play to our community. Tennis Instructors contract with SWPRD to provide youth and/or adult tennis programs on South Whidbey. For more

SOUTH n 5486 Harbor Avenue Freeland, WA 98249 360.331.5060

NORTH n 1300 NE Goldie Street* Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360.679.5590

n 11245 State Route 525* Clinton, WA 98236 360.341.5252

n 275 SE Cabot Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360.675.6648

*A Department of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. Accepting Apple Health. Financial assistance available.

30 Recreational Adult Coed Softball League. 100-150 folks turn out each summer for this fun, alcohol-free, community-oriented league. Games will be played on Fridays, Tuesdays and Saturday, August 20. Umpires needn’t commit to all dates, but will indicate their availability on application. Umpires will be contractors, not employees of SWPRD.

217 First Street • Langley 221-5525 • Tickets $7, under 17 or over 65, $5


WHETHER A PRIVATE PARTY OR A COMPANY FUNCTION, LET US TAKE YOU IN STYLE AND BE YOUR DESIGNATED DRIVER. Stay safe and book your special event transportation with us. Serving SeaTac Airport with 9 trips a day 360-679-4003 • 877-679-4003

Application process: Please submit an application indicating your availability and a contract. Application & info available at For more information, contact Carrie at (360) 221-6788 or

RECREATION ASSISTANT Pay: Up to $15 per hour, DOE. SWPRD is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic person to assist us in our recreation programs. Focus is on our basketball programs, but will include other programs including dodgeball, 5k race, triathlon, special events, and more. Ideal candidate loves the game of basketball and has experience in other sports as well. Rec assistant will help plan, promote and supervise our basketball programs. The position works with youth,

Advanced Registration Required

adults, volunteers, coaches, and referees. Education and/or experience in recreation & youth work ideal. Basketball programs run October–March, Coordinator will occasionally assist with other recreation programs in spring & summer. This is an intermittent, part-time position. Mail application to: SWPRD, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260 or email to Application and job description available from www.swparks. org/employment. For info, call (360) 2216788 or email Application deadline April 20, or until filled.

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 24 • Whidbey Island Triathlon Crew – July 28-29 • Weekly Host Families for international soccer coaches –August 6-19. For more information, contact Carrie at (360) 221-6788 or

SCHEDULE OF FUN APRIL Apr 6 Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 17 Apr 29 Apr 29 Apr 29

18+ Adult Drop-In Basketball Adult Drop-In Volleyball Open Gym for Youth 35+ Adult Drop-In Basketball Oyster Gardening Clam Digging 101 Golf Lessons

MAY May 2 Running Club for Youth May 2 Swim Team Tryout May 4 Play Gym May 4 Sign Language May 7 Sports for Dogs: K9 Nosework May 9 Youth Spring Tennis May 10 Sports for Dogs: K9 Nosework May 10 Swim Registration Opens May 20 Mother-Son Event May 29 Memorial Day (closed)

JUNE Jun 1 Sloth Army Running Club Jun 1 Sign Language Jun 3 Outdoor Navigation Jun 3 Adult Recess Jun 3 Intro to Kayaking for Adults Jun 8 Adult Coed Softball Sign-up Deadline Jun 12 Intro to Kayaking for Adults Jun 13 Coed Softball Team Manager Mtg Jun 15 Grub Club Jun 17 First Aid & CPR Jun 17 Sailing Lessons for Adults Jun 19 Sailing Lessons for Adults Jun 19 Become a Magician! Jun 20 Adult Coed Softball Jun 20 Falcon Basketball Clinic Jun 20 Beginning Guitar Jun 20 Beginning Drawing with Zentangle Jun 24 Chum Run 5K Jun 24 Skimboard Paint Workshop Jun 24 Sailing Lessons for Adults Jun 26 Family Music Camp Jun 26 Swim Lessons Session 1 Jun 26 Swim Team Jun 27 Running Club for Youth


JULY Jul 1 DIY Workout Equipment Jul 1 Open Water Swim Clinic Jul 2 Open Water Swim Clinic July 4 Independence Day (closed) Jul 10 Art Camp Jul 10 Swim Lessons Session 2 Jul 10 Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp Jul 10 Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp Jul 10 Sailing Camp (Level 1) Jul 11 Model Rockets Jul 11 Jr. Tennis League Jul 15 Fall Program Proposals Due Jul 17 Sailing Camp (Level 1 & 2) Jul 19 Concert in the Park Jul 22 LM Premier 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney Jul 24 Pro Baseball Camp Jul 24 Swim Lessons Session 3 Jul 24 Sailing Camp (Level 1 & 2) Jul 25 Model Rockets Jul 25 Private Baseball Lessons Jul 26 Private Baseball Lessons Jul 29 Whidbey Island Triathlon Jul 30 “Sail Whatever You Gotta” Regatta Jul 31 Art Camp Jul 31 Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp Jul 31 Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp

Open Wed - Sat 11am-5pm and Sun 1-5pm

270 SE Pioneer Way • Oak Harbor

360.240.9500 •



AUGUST Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 7 Aug 7 Aug 7 Aug 7 Aug 9 Aug 14 Aug 14 Aug 14 Aug 16 Aug 20 Aug 21

STEAM Sisters Concert in the Park Kayak Camp! Inter. Underwater Robotics Earth Skills Camp British Soccer Camps (Ages 3-16) Beat the Heat Waterworks Archery for Youth & Adults Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp Intro to Underwater Robotics Concert in the Park Skim Skool Robotics for Competition

SEPTEMBER Sept 4 Labor Day (closed) Sept 23 Children’s Day


Girls’ Basketball Reg. Deadline

Camp Casey Swimming Pool Opens June 17

Open Swim to the public & Swiming Lessons (360) 678-5050

Cities with gigabit speeds see a per capita GDP increase of 1.1 % Gigabit access encourages business growth, attracting high-tech industry looking to telecommute and use efficient cloud-based communications.

To grow the local economy you need business, community and workforce development. Gigabit bandwidth accelerates all three!

The number of “connected” devices is growing at an astounding rate, increasing the average number of connections per household.

The Internet is where we now binge watch TV and movies, keep in touch with grandparents over Skype or telecommute to our office.

We want to emphasize this

Whidbey Telecom is

is an ongoing community

embarking on a journey to

initiative. Strong leadership and

create one of the few high-

support from residents are needed

tech ecosystems in the country. In addition to 10G and 1G zones throughout South Whidbey Island, the foundation for this fiber optic network will be a

as the deployment of this advanced network proceeds. All of South Whidbey will be the beneficiary of this infrastructure

10G Metro Area Network, which we call “The Big GiG”.

upgrade for years to come.

Our goal is to drive economic development of high-tech

This infrastructure will not only attract new businesses, in new

low-impact jobs, support STEM programs in our school district,

growth industries, but will support the evolution of existing

and to provide the resources needed to help local businesses

businesses seeking transformational growth in 21st century jobs.

and entrepreneurs thrive. We strive to produce leading edge

As one of the fastest, most reliable, secure, and flexible networks

products and services to our local customers for both their

in the nation and we’re excited about how the BiG GiG will

homes and businesses.

empower everyone to thrive here on Whidbey Island.

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