APRIL - AUGUST
ACTIVITY GUIDE SUMMER 2019
Enrichment Classes • Sports for Youth & Adults Special Events • Summer Camps • Swim • And More!
2 GENERAL INFORMATION
MISSION STATEMENT Parks, facilities and recreation programs for the citizens of South Whidbey Island. CONTACT INFO SWPRD Recreation Center & Offices Location/Mail
5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA 98260
E-mail email@example.com Website www.swparks.org Office Hours
Mon-Thu, 8:30am–5pm Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm
May 27 July 4 Sept. 2
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:
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. We occasionally have the opportunity to add programs after publishing the guide. Follow us on social media to stay up to date.
Dennis Hunter • Josh Coleman Don Wood • Mark Helpenstell • Matt Simms
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you!
Parks & Recreation Director Doug Coutts, (360) 221-6488 email@example.com
INCLEMENT WEATHER & POWER OUTAGES
Recreation Supervisor Carrie Monforte, (360) 221-6788 firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather or power outages. If uncertain, call our voice messaging system at (360) 221-5484 one hour prior to the start to determine program status.
Office Manager Peggy Nelson, (360) 221-5484 email@example.com Facilities & Grounds Supervisor Tom Fallon, (360) 221-7181 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ages 5+ All Abilities & Levels! All Riding Styles
Updates & Errors
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. 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.
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Sometimes programs are canceled because people delay signing up. All programs have minimum attendance. By registering at least 2 weeks in advance of a program, you ensure we meet 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 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.
REGISTRATION INFO § Symbol indicates contracted programs that have their own refund policies. Contact the contractor directly to inquire about their specific policy.
Please review our refund policies prior to registering. 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.
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 email@example.com. Always call the office at (360)221-5484 to confirm receipt.
7. Refunds will not be issued for programs costing $10 or less (unless cancelled by SWPRD).
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).
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, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, WA 98260, 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 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.
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
5598 Langley Rd, Langley
Craw Rd & Hwy 525, Langley
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Skate Park & Pump Track
Baseball & Softball Fields
Boat Ramp or Launch
*Always check for posted closures before swimming
SOUTH WHIDBEY PARKS & RECREATION PARKS & FACILITIES
4 FACILITIES AND RESERVATIONS
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*Island County collects water quality samples May through August for freshwater lakes. For info on water quality call (360) 679-7350. Always check for posted closures before swimming. No lifeguards on duty. **A primitive court painted on the parking lot. A net, paddles and balls may be checked out from the Office during regular business hours.
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 and rates, call (360) 221-5484 or visit our website.
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.
You can affordably rent space for parties,
meetings, classes, and special events at our recreation headquarters or The Crow’s Nest at Community Park (located upstairs above the concession stand).
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.
South Whidbey Children's Center Summer Program for Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade • Field trips, art, cooking, science activities, beaches and tons of play! • Full day and half day programs
New location: South Whidbey Community Center, Room 107
• Accepts DSHS working connections childcare subsidies
ART SMARTS Books & Art Projects
GRADES 2-4 Join us for artistic fun on Early Release Wednesdays! We’ll start each class by reading a playful book together, then dive into an exciting art project inspired by the book. Each class will bring a different book and project, so students can experience different techniques and art mediums. Students will be given enough structure to feel successful, but also be given lots of opportunities to be creative! There are no wrong answers in art! Instructor can meet students at the SWES South Campus flagpole after school, and escort them to the program. Parents/ guardians must notify the school via Pick-Up Patrol and notify instructor of any schedule changes. Instructor: Beth Herrild has a B.S. in Fine Arts and has been an art docent (volunteer art teacher) in elementary schools for 12 years. She has a business creating art projects for elementary school age children. www.outsidetheboxcreation.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 4/Max 20
Wed | May 22-June 12 | 2:20-3:50pm* | $75** *3:45-5:15pm June 12 which is not an early release day. **Additional $7 materials fee paid directly to instructor provides paint, brushes, oil pastels, print plates, colored pencils, scissors, glue, etc.
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
ENRICHMENT CLASSES 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! Bring: Sketches of your design ideas, painting clothes, and creativity. Instructor: Auston Reisman and riders from Jack’d Skimboards, email@example.com Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 4/Max 17
Sat | June 15 | 2-4pm | $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. SAVE! For only $175, you can do the Skimboard Paint Workshop AND Skim Skool. Sign up by registering for Skim Skool and choosing the “Bundle” option.
BABYSITTER TRAINING AGES 11-17 Because you care… prepare! 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. Bring: Snacks (We will provide a few healthy snacks.) 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. firstname.lastname@example.org Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Min 10/Max 20
Fri | July 5 | 11:45am-3pm | $30
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. email@example.com Location: A private residence in Freeland and SWPRD Room 111
Sat | May 4 (Noon-3pm), May 11 (1-4pm), June 1 (10am-Noon) | $50* *Fee is per household. Additional materials fee of $180 for oyster seed and garden gear, to be collected after determining suitability of your beach for an oyster garden.
CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING ADULTS AND YOUTH AGES 14+ 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. Instructor: Jon Gabelein, Firefighter, EMT, ASHI Instructor and Coupeville School District teacher. Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Min 5/Max 25
Sat | June 15 | 9am-1pm | $35
6 PROGRAMS FOR DOG LOVERS
training required but dogs will sometimes be working within 5-10 feet of each other. You must be able to control your dog on leash and get its attention with food. By arrangement, this class can be configured to include dogs who don’t do well around others.
K9 NOSEWORK® Sniffing out fun on Whidbey
HANDLERS 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. Instructor: Georgia Edwards is a nationallyCertified NoseWork Instructor. She is a judge and certifying official for the odor recognition tests of the National Association of Canine Scent Work, and judge and search designer for all levels of scent work competition for the American Kennel Club and US Canine Scent Sports. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org Location: “The Doghouse” at Community Park and outdoors and offsite field trips. 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.
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DOG SPORTS SAMPLER Old Dog, New Tricks
HUMANS 16+; DOGS OF ALL AGES Try out dog sports while having fun and learning the foundations of good dog training. Dog sports provide mental and physical stimulation, build better relationships and have practical value. They create confidence and trust as you mindfully coach your dog from one challenge to the next, and they enrich both your lives with creativity and variety. In class you’ll get a taste of parkour, agility, rally, scent games, trick training and barn hunt with safe foundation behaviors suitable for dogs and people of all ages and abilities. You’ll also learn how to apply those behaviors to everyday life, as just a single simple behavior can be used in a handful of different ways. Along with tips, treat recipes and plenty of examples, you’ll be given information on how to continue with your new interests whether you intend to compete or just play in the living room on a rainy day. You can even earn your AKC Novice Trick dog title in class! Mixed breeds, rescues and puppies are welcome. No previous obedience
Bring: Treats, a buckle collar, and a 6’ leash required. A harness and portable crate or mat are recommended and will be discussed in class. Must provide evidence of basic vaccinations. Instructor: Victoria Farrington began training dogs with positive reinforcement in 1995 when she became an early adopter, explorer and explainer of clicker training. She has volunteered in shelters, done rescue and foster work, and taught classes at large clubs and small facilities. 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 and at all stages of life. She is an AKC Approved Evaluator for the STAR puppy program, all levels of the Canine Good Citizen and Tricks titles. Location: “The Doghouse” at Community Park, outdoors, and nearby locations Min 2/Max 4
Sat | May 4-June 15* | 11:30am-1pm | $100** Tue | May 7-June 11 | 11:30am-1pm | $100** *No class May 25. Additional group sessions may be added by arrangement with the instructor: 9 hours/$100** ** Fee is per dog.
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PROGRAMS FOR DOG LOVERS
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN Charm school for your dog!
HUMANS 16+; DOGS 6+ MONTHS 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. By arrangement, this class can be configured to include dogs who don’t do well around others. Bring to Class: Treats, a 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. Must provide evidence of basic vaccinations Instructor: Victoria Farrington, (see bio above) email@example.com
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Location: “The Doghouse” at Community Park, outdoors, and nearby locations Min 2 / Max 4
Sat | May 4-June 15* | 10-11am | $100** Tue | May 7-June 11 | 10-11am | $100** *No class May 25. ** Fee is per dog.
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Wednesdays • 6–8 pm Free and Family Friendly!
READING WITH ROVER THERAPY DOGS Is My Dog a Therapy Dog?
HANDLERS 12+*; DOGS 4+ MONTHS (Must Provide Evidence Of Vaccinations) Reading with Rover is a therapy dog program which started out as a communitybased literacy program volunteering in the schools and libraries of the Puget Sound area. They now offer the comfort of our therapy dogs at local hospitals, assisted living homes, rehabilitation facilities and are very popular college stress relievers! Visit www.readingwithrover.org for more info. For the past 15 years instructor Diana Trupiano has been an active member of Reading with Rover children’s literacy charity, where she currently holds the positions of volunteer, event coordinator, team evaluator, team protocol mentor, therapy team evaluator and therapy prep instructor. firstname.lastname@example.org LouAnn Hepp had a 25 year+ career in the public schools as a teacher, behavior specialist, and trainer. She left her school career to follow her entrepreneur calling, starting a business to help village women and children in SE Asia. She currently coowns a business focusing on malaria and other tropical diseases. Missing the milieu of public education, she and her therapy dog, Ruby, have been volunteering in schools since 2015. Location: M-Bar-C Ranch, 5264 Shore Meadow Rd, Freeland. *Must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
THERAPY TEAM MINI EVALUATIONS
This evaluation will determine you and your dog’s readiness to enter the Animal Therapy Team Prep Class. Dogs must be on a 6’ leash. No retractable or “flexi” leashes allowed. No aggressive dogs allowed. Min 4/Max 10
Thu | April 25 | 10am-3pm*| $10** *Participants will register for a 20-minute time slot and should arrive 5 minutes prior to their start time. **Fee is per evaluation, per dog-handler team.
ANIMAL THERAPY TEAM PREP
This class will help prepare you and your dog to successfully take the Reading with Rover therapy test (additional fee). Once you have passed the test, you will
become a registered therapy team. Our teams volunteer in schools, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice (hospital and hospice visits require additional training). Dogs must have basic obedience skills. In the class we will practice each test exercise using role play. Teams will receive coaching, as needed, to help pass the test, and to use in future visit situations. No aggressive dogs are allowed in class. Bring: Blanket, treat pouch, treats. Min 4/Max 10
Thu | May 9-23 | 6-9pm | $150 per dog
REACTIVE DOG CLINIC Work with your dog to gain confidence in social interactions
ADULTS* 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. Instructor: Mark Helpenstell has been training animals for 50+years. Mark has worked with hunting/retrieving dogs, stock dogs, horses, donkeys, goats, and peoples’ pets. Over the past several years, he has become an advocate of Positive Reinforcement Training, working with dogs, donkeys, mules, and cats. Mark volunteers at WAIF, and one of his dogs is a WAIF “Ambassadog.” Mark is largely self-taught, and has completed multiple Animal Behavior Certification courses, and has been a participant in many on-line and in-person courses. Mark got involved in donkey and mule rescue about 10 years ago, and has been Click’r Training to rescue/recover frightened, confused and difficult animals. Visit the Facebook page: “Come on, Let’s Train.” email@example.com Orientation location: SWPRD, Room 111.
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Working sessions location: South Whidbey Sports Complex at 5598 Langley Road. Please park and meet up at the smaller, southwest part of the parking lot. Other possible nearby “field trips.”
up on your skills, this is the course for you. You will learn the basics of pickleball rules, terminology, primary skills, coordination and more. Come catch Picklemania! We will have loaner equipment available.
Min 5, Max 9 The first date of each session is a humansonly orientation (must be registered for class).
Location: South Whidbey Community Center Auxiliary Gym
Sun | June 2-July 28 | 10-11am | $100** (no class 6/16, 6/23, 7/21) Sun | Aug 4-Sep 8 | 10-11am | $100** If class fills an additional class may be added before or after current class. *Teens welcome with a parent/guardian. **Fee is per dog.
INTRO TO PICKLEBALL Beginner Player Course
ADULTS, BEGINNERS Learn one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, Pickleball! Learn as you play and become a Pickler in no time. If you are new to the game, or would like to brush
Min 4/Max 6
Tue/Thu | May 14-16 | 12:45-2:15pm | $20
INDOOR PICKLEBALL ADULTS, ALL LEVELS WELCOME Due to popular demand, we’re expanding our pickleball offerings. Join us for one of the fastest growing sports in the nation, Pickleball. This fun and social game 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’s a great work out.
Location: South Whidbey Community Center Auxiliary Gym Min 12/Max 18
Tue/Thu/Fri | April 2-Aug 30 | 10:30am12:30pm | $45 for a 10-visit punch card* or $6 drop-in *Punch cards expire after two months. The punch card system is new and experimental, and may be cancelled with pro-rated refunds given if we do not have enough participation.
MORE PICKLEBALL Visit the website for details about more upcoming Pickleball offerings. Stay Tuned!
WHIDBEY ISLAND PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT
Tentatively slated for August 3-4, professional pickleball players Lindsey Newman and Riley Newman return to Whidbey Island to pull together a Whidbey Pickelball Tournament! Men’s Doubles • Women’s Doubles • Mixed Doubles
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10 SPORTS & ACTIVE LIVING 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.
SAILING LESSONS ADULTS AND YOUTH 16+ Sailing is an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Come feel the wind on your face, breath 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!! These sessions of the US Sailing Course for Beginning Sailing are being offered by the South Whidbey Yacht Club. On-the-water instruction will be in Pelican Sailboats on Lone Lake. For more detailed information, see the Adult Program Detail at www.swyachtclub.org.
Sat/Sun | June 8-9* | 10am-4:30pm | $200** Mon-Thu | June 10-13* | 2-4:30pm | $200** Sat/Sun | June 15-16* | 10am-4:30pm | $200** *Friday, June 14 will be extra day of fun on the water. This may be considered 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, but still fun. Please plan to attend! **$50 discount for SWYC members.
We provide one umpire per game to facilitate fair and spirited games. Teams typically play two 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 11, 6pm 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. Coordinator: Recreation Supervisor, 360221-6788, email@example.com Location: South Whidbey Fields. Min 2/Max 8 Teams
GAMES Tue and/or Thu* | 6pm, 7:15pm* | June 18Aug 15* | $665 per team, max 20 per roster *Additional tournament Friday evening, Aug. 16 and/or Saturday all day, Aug 17. Games may start as early as 5:30pm in August, depending upon daylight. Practices may take place on other days as necessary.
LM PREMIER 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ Enjoy great competition and test your skills against local players! Four players to a team. Team sign-up and info will be available at swparks.org. Bring your game to Whidbey Island! This fundraiser benefits Parks & Rec projects. Coordinator: Louis Muniz (360) 969-1028, firstname.lastname@example.org Location: South Whidbey High School; semi-finals and final rounds may be held outdoors at SWPRD Rotary Court.
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
Sat | July 20 | Opening round: 10am | $100/team
ARCHERY CLINIC 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 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 Elite Coach and has coached national level competitions. email@example.com Location: Community Park field at the north entrance.
Mon-Fri | Aug 12-16 | 5:30-7pm | $65
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TREE CLIMBING FOR THE ACTIVE SENIOR AGES 55+ Who said climbing giant trees is only for young whippersnappers? Climbing oldgrowth trees at Deception Pass State Park is open to everyone, our oldest climber to climb on their own strength was 89 and the oldest for an assisted climb is 98. This unique activity will offer a powerful new perspective of nature rarely seen and an unforgettable experience that will be cherished for life. If physical strength is a concern, participant can pay $80 extra ahead of time for the guides to set up a tree elevator, which will pull participants to the top of a +200ft giant old-growth tree. Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more are at swparks.org.
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Please register 2 weeks in advance. Location: Deception Pass State Park Min 3/Max 20
Thu | June 20 | 1-5pm | $119* Thu | Aug 22 | 1-5pm | $119* *$80 extra for assisted elevator. Discover Pass required for parking.
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FAMILY ROCK FAMILY TREE CLIMBING CLIMBING EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE AGES 7+
As a family learn to climb up giant oldgrowth trees at Deception Pass State Park. This unique activity will offer a powerful new perspective of nature rarely seen and an unforgettable family bonding experience. Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more are at swparks.org.
Looking for a new hobby, or looking for that next mind-expanding life experience? Learn the basics to outdoor rock climbing, it will open a whole new world! Learn knots, belay techniques, equipment, safety skills, and climbing techniques. Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more are at swparks.org.
Please register 2 weeks in advance.
Please register 2 weeks in advance.
Location: Deception Pass State Park
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Min 3/Max 20
Min 3/Max 20
Sat | June 22 | 9am-1pm | $94pp* Sat | July 13 | 9am-1pm | $94pp* Sat | Aug 10 | 9am-1pm | $94pp* Sat | Aug 31 | 9am-1pm | $94pp*
Sun | June 23 | 1-5pm | $94pp Sun | July 14 | 1-5pm | $94pp Sun | July 28 | 1-5pm | $94pp Sun | Aug 11 | 1-5pm | $94pp Sat | Aug 3 | 1-5pm | $94pp
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CLIMBING ADVENTURES â&#x20AC;˘ TENNIS 13 Min 4/Max 10
Tue/Thu* | June 18-July 11* | 5:30-6:30pm | $60 Tue/Thu | Aug 6-22 | 5:30-7pm | $60 *No tennis July 4; attend Friday, July 5 instead. Rain-outs: Tennis may be cancelled due to rain. Call the office 360-221-5484 one hour before class if unsure. July 12 and August 23 are rainout make-up days.
SLEEP IN THE FOREST CANOPY AGES 8+ W/ AN ADULT Explore and experience what it means to climb up giant old growth trees all day and by night sleep in the forest canopy of the trees at Deception Pass State Park. Kids and parents are welcome to sign up. Participants will get to sleep in tents or hammocks suspended 30-75 ft high. Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more are at swparks.org. Please register 2 weeks in advance. Location: Deception Pass State Park Min 3/Max 20
Thu-Fri | July 11-12 | 9am to 4pm next day | $250* Sat/Sun | Aug 17-18 | 9am to 4pm next day | $250* * Discover Pass required if parking.
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 for the first session and the August session will be Tuesday and Thursday for an hour and a half each with a total of 6 lessons. Participants provide their own tennis racquet, though some loaners are available. Dress appropriate for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Instructor: Alex Foode, alexfoode@gmail. com Location: SWHS Tennis Courts
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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS AGES 14-17, BEGINNERS-VARSITY Calling all high school tennis players! No matter your experience level there will be a place for you, even if you do not plan on joining the team. We will be working on basics at first but quickly move into athletic drills and match play to get you ready for upcoming seasons. Participants provide their own tennis racquet, though some loaners are available. Dress appropriate for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Location: SWHS Tennis Courts Instructor: SWHS Alumni, Alex Foode firstname.lastname@example.org and assistants. Min 4/ Max 16
TENNIS DRILLS & MATCH PLAY 50% Drill, 50% Match
AGES 14+, SKILL LEVEL: TENNIS EXPERIENCE RECOMMENDED New! Want to drill and practice match play? This is the tennis class for you. This year we are trying out a new type of class that will involve more match play along with some skills and drill work. The class will start off with drills that focus on specific skills (ground strokes, approach shots, volleys etc). This would be a great class to add on either during or after the high school or adult lessons and an easy way to meet other tennis players in the community. Class will be set at a faster pace, so basic tennis skills are recommended. After drills and warm up, players will be divided based on experience and skill. Participants provide their own tennis racquet, though some loaners are available. Dress appropriate for the weather, and bring a water bottle.
Tue/Thu | June 18-27 | 3:30-5:30pm | $50 Tue/Thu | July 2-11* | 3:30-5:30pm | $50 Tue/Thu | Aug 6-15 | 3:30-5:30pm | $50 *Does include July 4. Rain-outs: Tennis may be cancelled due to rain. Call the office 360-221-5484 one hour before class if unsure. Make-up days: The first two sessions may attend the following week. Final session will have a make-up Friday the 16th from 2:30-4:30.
Choose the level most appropriate for your child’s ability. If unsure, visit www. swparks.org and view the swim lesson 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 please keep in mind:
Level 3 introduces side breathing and often needs to be repeated.
SESSIONS FOR AGES 6-13
Level 4, 5 and 6 are in the deep end.
Have fun learning the basics of tennis this summer. Instruction includes drills, games, and sportsmanship. Details for these 4-day intensive sessions are on page 18.
Choose the session, dates and times for the appropriate skill level.
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Location: SWHS Tennis Courts Instructor: SWHS Alumni, Alex Foode email@example.com
Min 4/Max 16
AGES 4+, LEVELS 1-6
Wed/Fri | July 3-12 | 4:30-6:30pm | $50 Wed/Fri | Aug 7-16 | 4:30-6:30pm | $50 Mon/Wed/Fri | Aug 19-23 | 4:30-6:30pm | $40
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. Children can progress through 6 levels of swimming and safety skills.
Rain-out plan: Tennis may be cancelled due to rain. The first two sessions may attend the following week. For the last session we will do a make up the following Monday. Call the office 360-221-5484 one hour before class if unsure.
All classes will participate in Safety Day on the last day of each session. Each class will talk about age appropriate safety skills as it pertains to pools, beaches, and boating, and will experience wearing life jackets. 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. See Kristi Eager during swim lesson hours.
Register online or in person at the Parks & Rec office. If your child is registered for a level that is not appropriate for his/her skills, we will make an effort to place that child in the correct class if there is a vacancy. If there is no vacancy, a refund may be necessary (See refund policy on page 3). Do not intentionally register for a level that is not appropriate for your child’s skill level. Classes are filled on a first-come first served basis. If applying for a scholarship, apply at least 2 weeks in advance of registering. If your desired level class fills, join the online waitlist. There will be no make-up days due to personal reasons or weather conditions. We reserve the right to change levels and times based on enrollment. Classes may be cancelled if the minimum is not met. Swim Director: Kristi Eager keager6@gmail. com
Parent-Tot: Min 3/Max 6 (Requires one adult parent/guardian in the water with the child) Level 1: Min 3/Max 4 Level 2-5, PT: Min 3/Max 6
SESSION 1: JUNE 24-JULY 4 Level 1-4, 6 Mon-Thu | June 24-July 4 | 8:50-9:20am | $90* Level 1-5 Mon-Thu | June 24-July 4 | 9:25-9:55am | $90* Level 1-5, PT Mon-Thu | June 24-July 4 | 10-10:30am | $90*
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SESSION 2: JULY 8-18 Level 1-4, 6 Mon-Thu | July 8-18 | 8:50-9:20am | $90* Level 1-5 Mon-Thu | July 8-18 | 9:25-9:55am | $90* Level 1-5, PT Mon-Thu | July 8-18 | 10-10:30am | $90* SESSION 3: JULY 22-AUGUST 1 Level 1-4, 6 Mon-Thu | July 22-Aug 1 | 8:50-9:20am | $90* Level 1-5 Mon-Thu | July 22-Aug 1 | 9:25-9:55am | $90* Level 1-5, PT Mon-Thu | July 22-Aug 1 | 10-10:30am | $90* SESSION 4: AUGUST 5-15 Level 1-4, 6 Mon-Thu | Aug 5-15 | 8:50-9:20am | $90* Level 1-5 Mon-Thu | Aug 5-15 | 9:25-9:55am | $90* Level 1-5 Mon-Thu | Aug 5-15 | 10-10:30am | $90* *Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings in swim lessons (including Parent-Tot)
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About Swim Coordinator Kristi Eager Kristi Eager has been teaching lessons since 1988 and has coached swimming since 1995. She served as the assistant age group coach at Samena Swim Club in Bellevue and assistant coach for the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 of the 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.
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. Location: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club Pool Min 3/Max 6 Tots
Mon-Thu | June 24-July 4 | 10-10:30am | $90* Mon-Thu | July 8-18 | 10-10:30am |$90* Mon-Thu | July 22-Aug 1 | 10-10:30am | $90* *Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings in swim lessons (including Parent-Tot)
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SWIM TEAM South Whidbey Stingrays
AGES 6-18 We are a novice swim team whose mission is to provide a fun and inviting atmosphere to learn the four 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 one of four practice groups based on age, ability and space.
www.swparks.org Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke and must know how to swim Breaststroke. Any new swimmers wishing to join must tryout with Coach Kristi Eager prior to registering. Equipment needed: swim suit (jammers for boys, one piece for girls), goggles, swim cap, swim training fins. All equipment can be found at www.swimoutlet.com. New swimmers will be given a Stingray cap. Practice Groups: New swimmers ages 9+ will be placed in the Bronze practice group unless they have had prior swim team experience and can meet the Silver or Gold placement 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. Swim Director: Kristi Eager keager6@gmail. com Location: The heated, outdoor swimming pool at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club (UBGCC). Tryout: Tuesday, April 23, 6pm, Island Athletic Club or by appointment with Coach Eager. Practices: Mon/Wed/Thu, June 24–July 31 Intra-Squad Swim Meet: Wednesday, July 31, 5-8pm at UBGCC Awards Banquet: Thursday, Aug. 1, 6pm at Castle Park
SUPER SWIMMER: AGES 6-8 Mon/Wed/Thu | June 24-July 31 | 7:55-8:35am | $180* BRONZE: AGES 9+ (age 8 with coach approval) Mon/Wed/Thu | June 24-July 31 | 7:55-8:40am | $180* SILVER/GOLD: AGES 11+ (must have coach approval) Mon/Wed/Thu | June 24-July 31 | 7-7:55am | $180* *Sibling discount: 10% off additional siblings
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KAYAK CAMP! Paddling Skills for Teens
AGES 12-17 No previous kayaking experience is needed for this fun-filled water orientated camp! Our experienced instructor will introduce participants to basic water safety and sea kayaking skills including: types of craft, outfitting/gear, wet exits, self and assisted rescue, paddle strokes, and bracing. Participants should expect to get wet and have fun playing games like ‘kayak polo,’ ‘kayak sponge tag’ and other skill-building games. 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.
material kids (and their parents) 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 five 1.5-hour lessons. Instructor: JR Russell, Professional Magician, Seattle Magician of the Year 2012, President Society of American Magician Seattle Assembly, NW Regional Vice President, Society of American Magicians, Youth Leader of Society of Young Magician Assembly #145, Member of Kidabra Family Entertainers Society & International Brotherhood of Magician. email@example.com Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Min 5/Max 15
Mon-Fri | June 24-28 | 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.
Lead Instructor: Travis Kulcsar is a whitewater raft guide turned sea kayak guide. He has paddled around the world from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand. He loves paddling new water, rivers and open water, yet coming to Whidbey Island has been a blessing to him because he loves to share this magical place with others. Travis coaches children’s swim programs and this will be his 4th year leading the teen kayak camp for Whidbey Island Kayaking. Location: Monday-Thursday sessions will be held at Goss Lake Public Boat launch; Friday will be held at the Langley marina. Min 4/Max 8
Mon-Fri | June 24-28 | 2-4:30pm | $130
Become a Magician!
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. Camp will teach magic and valuable social interaction skills. Kids will be engrossed in learning and performing magic while developing communication skills, selfdiscipline, and confidence. Visit www. DiscoverMagic.com for more info. Magic Camp features custom created props, top secret private files, and special bonus
Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 6/Max 14
Mon-Fri | June 24-28 | 9am-Noon | $150** **Additional materials fee of $20 paid directly to instructor on first day of camp.
TENNIS CAMP AGES 6-13 Have fun learning the basics of tennis. Instruction includes drills, games, and sportsmanship. Beginners and those who have participated in previous camps welcome. After warm ups, players will be divided in groups based on experience. Campers should dress appropriate for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Loaner racquets and all equipment will be provided.
ART CAMP The Wonders of Nature
AGES 8-13 (Mature 7-year-olds may join)
DISCOVER MAGIC CAMP
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. firstname.lastname@example.org Jamie Conners is the art teacher at Wellington School and teaches private art classes to homeschoolers. Mrs. Conners has a degree in Commercial Photography and a BA in Fine Art and has owned her own photography business for 20 years and enjoys teaching children art.
A fun, engaging and creative summer art camp offering children the opportunity to explore ideas inspired by the natural world of flora and fauna, and to experiment with diverse art materials and artistic techniques including glass mosaic, solar prints, paint, pencil, sumi ink and bamboo pens, charcoal, and collage. Several projects will investigate the world of light, making sun catchers, and shadow, creating shadow paintings, as well as a glass mosaic tile project inspired by nature such as imagery of butterflies, leaves, and birds. Children should wear clothing that can get messy, bring a sun hat, sun protection lotion and a snack and water to drink. . Instructors: Melissa Koch is a full time
Instructor: SWHS Alumni, Alex Foode email@example.com and assistants. Location: SWHS Tennis Courts Min 4/Max 15 per session
AGES 6-10 Mon-Thu | June 24-27 | 9-10:30am | $40 Mon-Fri* | July 1-5* | 9-10:30am | $40 Mon-Thu | Aug 5-8 | 9-10:30am | $40 AGES 11-13 Mon-Thu | June 24-27 | 11am-1pm | $50 Mon-Fri* | July 1-5* | 11am-1pm | $50 Mon-Thu | Aug 5-8 | 11am-1pm | $50 *Except Thursday, July 4. Rain-outs: Tennis may be cancelled due to rain. Call the office 360221-5484 one hour before class if unsure. The first 2 sessions may attend the following week. The last session will have Friday as a make-up day.
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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. As a grand finale, campers are encouraged to play in the Maxwelton 4th of July parade Thursday morning with Island Strings. Bring: Pack a lunch/snack. Bring your instrument of choice (rentals available). 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 Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111 Min 6/Max 15
Mon-Wed* | July 1-3* | 9am-1pm | $100 per family**
Ride with a Guide on Island Transit buses. Free monthly guided tours help build your confidence for transit travel. May 18: Bus, Bike and Boat Show Tour to Anacortes June 14: Walk in the Park Tour to Deception Pass July 11: Fort Casey to Fort Worden in Port Townsend August 24: Open Studio Art Tour on South Whidbey September 20: Django Fest Tour to Langley All using the regular bus schedule.
Email: Travel@IslandTransit.org or call 360-678-9536.
* Plus optional participation in the Maxwelton 4th of July Parade. **Instrument rental is an additional $10 for the duration of camp (plus the parade). Parents are encouraged to participate too!
SAILING CAMP Learn to Sail!
AGES 10+, BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn the basics of sailing with the South Whidbey Yacht Club! Sailing is an activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Camp combines shore side learning with lots of hands-on, on-the-water sailing experience, and each student will be assigned their own boat. In addition to sailing, students learn boating safety, basic seamanship and knot tying. The focus is on sailing and having fun. Requirements: Each student must demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for 2 minutes without a life jacket. The Intermediate class is limited to youth who have attained a Level 2 competency at the beginner level and are 12+ years of age, or by permission of the Program Director.
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More Information: A detailed description of the class and your responsibilities can be found at www.swyachtclub.org/programs. A welcome message will be emailed about one week before the first class with last minute details and any changes that may have occurred.
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Location: The first morning, beginning campers will meet at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim assessment and orientation, then that afternoon and the rest of the days will be at the sailing site (see www.swyachtclub.org/programs for sailing sites and updates). Returning sailors do not need to be swim assessed again, but please do attend this orientation session. Parents and drivers are encouraged to join us at this orientation class. Intermediate students will meet directly at the sailing site.
BEGINNERS: AGES 10-15 Mon-Fri | July 8-12 | 9am-2:30pm | $175* Mon-Fri | July 15-19 | 9am-2:30pm | $175* Mon-Fri | July 22-26 | 9am-2:30pm | $175* INTERMEDIATES: LEVEL 2 SAILORS, AGES 12+ Mon-Fri | July 15-19 | 9am-2:30pm | $175* Mon-Fri | July 22-26 | 9am-2:30pm | $175* *$50 discount for SWYC members.
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Instructors: These classes are offered in partnership with the South Whidbey Yacht Club. The 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, fun and learning.
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. Bring: Athletic clothing, sneakers, water, snacks, knee pads (optional)
Coaches: SWHS Head Coach Mandy Jones
www.swparks.org (email@example.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. Location: SWHS Gym
Mon-Thu | July 15-18 | 10am-Noon | $60
SPANISH AND FRENCH CAMPS AGES 2-100 Parks and Rec is partnering with the Northwest Language and Cultural Center to provide unique and fun language and cultural activities for all ages (see page 28).
Climbing Adventures with AdventureTerra Specializing in rock and canopy climbing activities, AdventureTerra courses go beyond the norm and leave people with lifelong experiences they will never forget. For more information, see page 11.
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TREE CLIMBING CAMP AGES 8-12 Have you ever looked at an old-growth tree in the forest and wondered how you would get up there when the first branches are hundreds of feet up, or what the view would look like at the top of the canopy? Join this fun packed camp and you will learn! Have fun learning about climbing techniques, equipment, knots, outdoor safety skills and environmental ecology! Oh did we mention
you also get to fly drones and use giant sling shots to set climbing lines in trees? Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more are at swparks.org. Please register 2 weeks in advance. Location: Deception Pass State Park Min 3/Max 20
Mon-Fri | Aug 12-16 | 9am-5pm | $375* Mon-Fri | Aug 26-30 | 9am-5pm | $375*Â * Discover Pass required if parking.
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OUTDOOR ROCKCLIMBING CAMP AGES 8-12 Indoor climbing is fun, but have you tried the real rock yet? Learn the basics of outdoor rock climbing, including knots, belaying, different types of equipment, repelling, climbing technique, safety skills, and all the stuff leading to great character-building traits. Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more are at swparks.org. Please register 2 weeks in advance. Location: Mt. Erie Min 3/Max 20
Mon-Fri | July 15-19 | 9am-5pm | $375 Mon-Fri | Aug 5-9 | 9am-5pm | $375
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MODEL ROCKET MINI-CAMP Calling all future astronauts and rocket scientists
will likely have to share. Please indicate at registration if you need a loaner board. Instructors: Auston Reisman and fellow Jack’d Skimboards riders, jackdboards@ gmail.com Location: Double Bluff Beach
AGES 9-13, YOUNGER OK WITH AN ADULT
Min 15/Max 25
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.
Fri-Sat | Aug 2-3 | 10am-Noon | $95
Instructor: Hometown hero and local favorite teacher, Leonard Good, 360-2216439 Location: SWPRD Building Room 111
SAVE! For only $175 you can do the Skimboard Paint Workshop AND Skim Skool. Sign up by registering for Skim Skool and choosing the “Bundle” option.
EARTH SKILLS & SCIENCE CAMP
Min 5/Max 12
Tue-Thu | July 9-11 | 10-11:30am | $40* Tue-Thu | July 16-18 | 10-11:30am | $40*
Skimboarding: Learn to ride the tide!
This camp will combine games, nature exploration and wilderness living skills 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 (for example) or learn fun survival skills such as shelter building, how to purify and find water, how to make fire with friction and how to find food from the landscape.
Bring: Lunch, snack and water bottle
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.
Instructors: Taught by Leonard Good and Nancye Good and other guest instructors. www.earthlivingskills.com
Bring: Towel, water, snacks, weather appropriate attire for beach conditions, and a skimboard. If you do not have one, we have a few loaner skimboards but you
With Challenger Sports
*Additional $5 materials fee due to instructor at first session. Provides tube, balsa wood, and model rocket motor.
Location: We’ll meet at the picnic shelter at South Whidbey Community Park Min 6/Max 12
Mon-Fri | Aug 5-9 | 10am-3pm | $200* *10% sibling discount
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CAMP AGES 3–16 The #1 soccer camp is coming to Whidbey! For many years our British Soccer and
TetraBrazil camp programs were delivered exclusively by British and Brazilian coaches and our coaching material was heavily influenced by those countries. However, the recent World Cup demonstrated to us all just how well developed the game is globally and it is now time to provide players in the US with the very best coaching methods and practices from world’s most influential soccer playing nations. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament. The International Camp curriculum reflects the truly global nature of the sport today and will provide young players with a wide variety of coaching styles, practices, and influences that will help them develop a well-rounded skill set. We have taken the best coaching methodologies and practices from England, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands and France, and have woven them together in a multifaceted experience. 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 & sun protection Sign up at www.challengersports.com Bonus: Register online by July 6 and receive a FREE soccer jersey (plus S&H)! Location: Sports Complex, 5598 Langley Rd, Langley
TINY TYKES: 3-5 YEARS Mon-Fri | Aug 5-9 | 8-9am| $109* § HALF DAY: 6-10 YEARS Mon-Fri | Aug 5-9 | 9am-Noon | $159* § HALF DAY: 11-16 YEARS Mon-Fri | Aug 5-9 | 1-4pm | $159* § FULL DAY: 7-16 YEARS Mon-Fri | Aug 5-9 | 9am-4pm | $195* § * Please note that there will be a $10-15 late fee for campers registering after July 26. § $40 Cancellation Fee 10+ days prior to camp. No refunds for cancellation within 10 days of camp.
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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED Host Families for International Soccer Coaches! Visiting coaches stay with local families during Challenger’s International Soccer Camp. Host families will not only provide a memorable and international learning experience for their family, but will also receive an $80 rebate toward their camp fees. Contact us for more information about hosting at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-221-6788.
ARCHERY CLINIC ADULTS & YOUTH AGES 9+ 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. 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. email@example.com Location: Community Park field at the north entrance.
AGES 9-12 Mon-Fri | Aug 12-16 | 1:30-3pm | $65 AGES 13+ Mon-Fri | Aug 12-16 | 3:30-5pm | $65 ADULTS & YOUTH 16+ Mon-Fri | Aug 12-16 | 5:30-7pm | $65
Learn more at www.ryanshouseforyouth.org • 360-331-4575
Dancing on Whidbey Island Summer schedule: July 22 – August 16 Dance Intensive for upper level students: August 5-16 Dancers will take 2 classes per week or can add additional classes during the 4-week session. Adult classes start one week earlier for 5 weeks, one class weekly.
Registration begins in May! Register at Island Dance Monday – Thursday, 3-7pm Saturday, 10am-3pm
BALLET & POINTE • LYRICAL • MODERN • TAP • JAZZ • CREATIVE • PRE-DANCE BALLROOM DANCE • MUSICAL DANCE THEATER • TUMBLING • GYMNASTICS YOUNG CHILDRENS CLASSES AVAILABLE • BALLET FOR MEN ADULT CLASSES AVAILABLE: JAZZ • TAP • OPEN BALLET
360-341-1282 • 714 Camano Avenue • Langley firstname.lastname@example.org • islanddanceandgymnastics.com
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Skyhawks Sports Camps Skyhawks is the country’s leader in providing a safe, fun, and skill-based sports experience for kids between the ages of 4 and 12. 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. REGISTER FOR ALL SKYHAWKS CAMPS AT SKYHAWKS.COM
SKYHAWKS MULTI-SPORT CAMP AGES 6-12
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Our Multi-Sport camp is designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skillbased games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of (2 or 3) new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. Included: T-shirt, sport ball and merit award. Bring: Lunch, snack, water bottle, weatherappropriate clothing, athletic shoes and sun protection. Location: Community Park Min 15/Max 24
BASKETBALL, BASEBALL & SOCCER Mon-Fri | July 8-12 | 9am-3pm | $155 FLAG FOOTBALL, BASEBALL & SOCCER Mon-Fri | July 29-Aug 2 | 9am-3pm | $155 REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM
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SUMMER CAMPS & CLINICS 25 techniques. There is no stunting, just a big focus on fun while each cheerleader learns important life skills such as teambuilding and leadership. The week concludes with a choreographed performance and when available, a chance to cheer at a Skyhawks football or basketball tournament! Included: T-shirt, poms and merit award.
SKYHAWKS MINIHAWK SPORTS CAMP 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. Includes: T-shirt, sport ball and merit award. Bring: Snack, water bottle, weatherappropriate clothing, comfortable athletic shoes and sun protection. Location: Community Park Min 12/Max 18
Mon-Fri | July 8-12 | 9am-Noon | $129 Mon-Fri | July 29-Aug 2 | 9am-Noon | $129 REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM
SKYHAWKS CHEERLEADING CAMP AGES 5-10 Skyhawks cheerleading teaches young athletes all the essential skills to lead the crowd and support the home team. Skyhawks’ cheer camp will ensure that each camper will learn cheers, proper hand and body movements as well as jumping
Bring: Two snacks, water bottle, weatherappropriate clothing, athletic shoes and sun protection. Location: TBA Min 15/Max 20
Mon-Fri | July 22-26 | Noon-3pm | $129 REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM
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. Half Hour lessons are $35. Bring: Baseball glove, snack/lunch, water bottle and a sports drink. 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. Contact info for Steve Goucher: goucher15@gmail. com or www.jetbaseball.com Location: Community Park Field #2, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley
SKYHAWKS TRACK & FIELD AGES 6-12, BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE RUNNERS Skyhawks Track & Field was developed to introduce young athletes to this sport rich in tradition and history. These programs combine technical development and fundamental techniques with safety and a major focus on fun! Using special equipment, our exercises and drills will prepare athletes for a future in crosscountry, track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, and cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique program. Participants will put it all together for one fun-filled day at the end of the week at the Skyhawks track meet! Included: T-shirt and player evaluation. Bring: Two snacks, water bottle, weatherappropriate clothing, running shoes, and sun protection. Location: TBA Min 15/Max 20
Mon-Fri | July 22-26 | 9am-Noon | $129 REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM
Min 8/Max 20
Mon-Thu | July 22-25 | 10am-1pm | $139
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. To contact Steve Goucher, email him at email@example.com or visit his website at www.jetbaseball.com Location: Community Park Field #1, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley
Mon-Wed | July 22-24 | 1-3pm | $35/half hour
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CHUM RUN 5K Walk or run with your chums!
Join us for the 22nd annual Chum Run 5K, and walk or run to benefit South Whidbey Parks & Rec, and the Healthy Island Youth Scholarship Fund (HIYI).** Enjoy fun & friendly competition while helping to raise funds for a good cause.
For Your LOCAL Cinema Experience 3 Big Screens Featuring Blockbuster Movies Daily Visit the Oak Harbor Cinemas
Awards are given three deep in student and age group divisions. Medals given to first place three males/females overall, high school, and middle school divisions.
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK The Sounds of Summer South Whidbey Parks & Rec will be hosting its annual Concerts in the Park series Wednesday evenings this summer. Around 250 folks turn out each evening, taking advantage of a beautiful park setting and great music. These concerts foster strong connections, providing opportunities for our community to enjoy a high quality evening of musical entertainment together. The band will play nonstop from 6-7:30pm alternating Wednesdays. 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! Schedule may change, consult swparks.org for updates. Location: Community Park Baseball Field, 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-2216788 Moonlight Swing Orchestra Swing orchestra
Wednesday, July 17, 6-7:30pm F Street Project Eclectic: Rock, Blues, Country and Jazz
Wednesday, July 31, 6-7:30pm JM and The Recipe Classic rock and original
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6-7:30pm
Location: The 5K race starts and finishes at South Whidbey Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley. The course loops twice through the forest paths of Community Park.
Sat | June 15 | 10 am race start | $25 by 6/12, $30 Day of Race **Net proceeds are shared with the HIYI Scholarship Fund. This program provides assistance to children and youth from low income families, providing opportunities for area youth to participate in sports and other physical activities and recognizes the important physical, mental, and characterbuilding benefits such programs provide.
WHIDBEY ISLAND TRIATHLON Beginner triathletes welcome!
SWIM .5 • BIKE 19.5 • RUN 3.8 Join us for the 23rd 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
www.swparks.org 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. Beginners are embraced at this welcoming race, and often start by joining a relay team. Chip timing. Extensive support is provided by friendly volunteers. 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!
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Looking for Something to Do? Check out our events calendar with activities, sales, and special events from all over our community! www.freelandchamber.org 5575 Harbor Avenue Freeland • 360-331-1980
Race Director: email@example.com, 360-221-6788, www.whidbeytriathlon.com Location: South Whidbey Island
Sat | July 27 | Fees: $80+ for individuals, $160+ for relay teams +Sign up early to get the best rates.
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:
Our highly-trained and experienced OB/GYNs, midwives and the entire staff provide 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. Childbirth Education classes are also available. To schedule a Family Birthplace tour, please call 360.678.7656 ext. 7607 WhidbeyHealth Medical Center • 101 N. Main St., Coupeville www.whidbeyhealth.org
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Language Fun with Northwest Language & Cultural Center Parks & Rec is partnering with the Northwest Language Academy to provide language & multi cultural programs this summer! NWLA Language and Cultural Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based on Whidbey Island which provides innovative resources for people of all ages to learn new languages and to better understand diverse cultures as community becomes global. Info: nwlacc.org, 360-321-2101, info@nwlacc. org. All registration through swparks. org. ✝Older students may apply as counselorsin-training. Contact NWLACC.
WEEKEND SPANISH CAMP FOR ADULTS
instructor. Enjoy a broad variety of authentic cultural activities that include cooking, film, movement, songs, games and role-play. All levels of familiarity with Spanish are welcome. 12 hours of immersive experience Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 6/ Max 15
Fri-Sun | Aug 16-18 | Fri: 6-9pm; Sat & Sun: Noon-4:30pm | $198* *Family discounts apply, and needs-based scholarships may be available. Check swparks. org for details.
WEEKEND FRENCH CAMP FOR ADULTS ADULTS Reconnect with your French soul in this fun and dynamic weekend immersion taught by an experienced native speaking educator. Emphasis is on conversation in practical situations, complemented by cultural instruction, essential grammar and travel tips. Enjoy a lively weekend full of cooking, film, movement, music and songs, authentic games and language activities. All levels of familiarity with French are welcome. 12 hours of immersive experience
Location: SWPRD Room 111
This lively memorable weekend with family and friends - old and new - emphasizes conversation skills in practical situations, complemented by cultural instruction, essential grammar and travel tips. Experience a dynamic & fun hands-on themed immersion with a native speaking
Min 10/Max 25
Sat-Sun | July 13-14 | 10am-4pm | $198* *Family discounts apply, and needs-based scholarships may be available. Check swparks. org for details.
SPANISH CAMP AGES 7-13✝ In this themed immersive art-based program taught by a native speaking instructor, campers will be exposed to the Spanish language as they participate in sports, learn traditional crafts, games and songs, sample authentic foods, and work together on preparing an original production in Spanish to the community. All levels of familiarity with Spanish are welcome. Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 6/Max 15
Mon-Fri | Aug 12-16 | 9:30am-1:30pm | $230* *Family discounts apply, and needs-based scholarships may be available. Check swparks. org for details.
FRENCH CAMP AGES 7-13✝ In this themed immersive art-based program taught by a native speaking instructor, campers will be exposed to the French language as they participate in sports, learn traditional games and songs, make crafts, sample authentic foods, and work together on preparing an original production in French to the community. All levels of familiarity with French are welcome. Location: SWPRD Room 111
Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 11-5 5518 Woodard Ave. Freeland, WA 98249 (360) 331-5701 www.senior-resources.org Donations accepted daily 10-4
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Min 6/Max 15
Mon-Fri | July 22-26 | 9:30am-1:30pm | $230* *Family discounts apply, and needs-based scholarships may be available. Check swparks. org for details.
PARENT-CHILD SPANISH CAMP AGES 3-6 WITH A PARENT Designed for parents - or grandparents - and their young preschool children to learn together from a native speaking instructor. Through play and gentle, age appropriate activities participants build a repertoire in Spanish, which becomes part of their family traditions. All levels of familiarity with Spanish are welcome. Location: SWPRD Room 111 Min 6/Max 12
Mon-Fri | Aug 19-23 | 9:30am-1pm | $298 per family (1 parent, 1 child)* *Family discounts apply, and needs-based scholarships may be available. Check swparks. org for details.
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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/employment. 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 email@example.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 each summer for this fun, alcohol-free, community-oriented league. Games will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays in June 18-August 15 and a tournament on August 16-17. 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 and info available at www.swparks.org/employment.html For more information, contact Carrie at 360-221-6788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 15 • Whidbey Island Triathlon Crew – July 26-27 • Weekly Host Families for international soccer coaches – Aug. 4-11 For more information, contact Carrie at (360)221-6788 or email@example.com.
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