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Summer Camps

Discover Magic Camp
Ages 8-12

Discover Magic is an innovative national education 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. Every class features 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. Each child will receive a graduation certificate and wand. Check out www.discovermagic.com for more info.

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.

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri* | Jun 27-Jul 1* | 3:45-5:45pm*
Location: SWPRD Rec Center, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 125*
Fee: $125**
*Friday’s schedule may vary and will include graduation and a magic show, possibly at a different South Whidbey location.
**Add’l $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.


Art Camp
Around the World of Art
Ages 6 - 11

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. Min 6 / Max 12

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.

Dates/Time: Mon – Fri | Jun 27 - July 1 | 1–4pm
Fee: $150*
*plus add’l materials fee of $20 paid directly to instructor on first day of camp.

Location: SWPRD Rec Center, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 111


Music Camp
Island Strings Summer Fun!
Ages 5-12, younger with adult accompanying

Learn to play violin, viola, cello, or guitar! This one hour a day group learns how to hold and play the strings on the violin thru games and songs. Instruments go home with families for the week. Instrument rental is available in various sizes ($10 fee). Friends & family are invited to come listen on the last day! Min 4/Max 12

Instructor: Linda Good, M.A. in Music, Music Teacher, Ethnomusicologist. llgood@langleywa.com (360)221-6439

Dates/Time: Mon-Thu | June 27-30 | 10-11am
Fee: $80*
Location: SWPRD Rec Center, 5475 Maxwelton Rd, Langley, Room 125

*Instruments may be rented from instructor for $10.


Flag Football Camp
Skyhawks Sports Academy
Ages 6–12

Skyhawks flag football is the perfect program for your young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment. The week ends with the Skyhawks Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron! Registration & details only through www.skyhawks.com. Min 15/Max 26

Bring: appropriate clothing, two snacks, water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen. Participants receive a t-shirt, ball, and a merit award.

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.

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Jun 27-Jul1 | 9am-3pm
Fee: $155
Location: Sports Complex on Langley Road


Sailing Camp
Your summer adventure - learn to sail!
Sessions for youth ages 10+

Learn to sail with South Whidbey Yacht Club! Our priorities are safety, then fun, then learning. Students must be comfortable in and on the water, and demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for 2 minutes without a life jacket. A detailed description of the class can be found at  http://www.swyachtclub.org/programs.php .

Beginners: Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn the basics of sailing! Each student will be assigned their own boat for the week.  The course combines shoreside learning with lots of hands-on, on-the-water sailing experience. Students learn boating safety, basic seamanship, and knot tying.

Level 2: This class is limited to youth students that have attained a Level-2 competency and are ages 12 or older.   Students will sail in two-person boats, further their sailing and seamanship skills, and begin basic competitive sailing.

Instructors: Our head instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors.  Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure that each participant receives personal attention.

Location: On the first morning, students meet at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim assessment and orientation; then that afternoon and the rest of the days will be at Lone Lake Public Access class (no transportation provided). Returning beginning sailors do not need to be assessed again, but should attend this orientation.  Intermediate students will meet at 11am Lone Lake on Monday.


BEGINNERS AGES 10+:
Mon-Fri | Jul 11-15 | 10am – 3:30pm | $175*
Mon-Fri | Jul 18-22 | 10am – 3:30pm | $175*
Mon-Fri | Jul 25-29 | 10am – 3:30pm | $175*

LEVEL 2 SAILORS AGES 12+:
Mon-Fri | Jul 18-22 | 10am – 3:30pm | $175*
Mon-Fri | Jul 25-29 | 10am – 3:30pm | $175*

*SWYC club members receive a $50 discount.

 

S.T.E.A.M. Sisters
Camp for Nerd Girls!
Girls, Ages 10-13

Camp for girls who want to explore the fun of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics!  This week-long camp provides girls a fun collaborative space to engage their passions with other girls as they explore physics, build a Rube Goldberg contraption, write computer code, play with chemical reactions, fly robots, discover the magic of math, and so much more!  We also hope (crossed fingers!) we get to video chat with some women scientists! Min 3/Max 16

Bring: Water, lunch and snacks; a laptop computer/notebook would be useful but not required. 

Instructor: Ashley McConnaughey, mentor of championship underwater robotics team, and special guests. Email: atlantissteam@gmail.com  (425) 320-7849
             
Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Jul 11-Jul 15 | 10am-3pm
Location:
 Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton
Fee: $280*        
*$50 add’l materials fee paid directly to instructor.


Underwater Robotics Camp
Exploring ROVs and South Whidbey waters
Ages 10-13 years

Students will have fun as they learn about Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs, also known as underwater robots) in a safe and collaborate work space. During class they will become familiar with buoyancy, thrusters, cameras and manipulators as well as motor control and electrical circuits. Working in groups, they will assemble an underwater robot and then, using the underwater robot they just built, investigate under the surface of our South Whidbey waters.   Min 3/Max 12   
          
Instructor: Ashley McConnaughey, mentor for championship underwater robotics team. Email: atlantissteam@gmail.com  (425) 320-7849

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Jul 18-22 | 10am-3pm
Location:  Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton, and other locations around South Whidbey.
Fee: $280*
*Add’l $50 materials fee due to instructor at the first day. Provides various parts and tools for groups to make an underwater robot.



Falcon Basketball Camp
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 camp 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 and athletes are admitted on a first come, first served basis.

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! Fee includes a shirt, please indicate size at registration.

Instructors: Coach Washington and his staff and players. Email:: mwashington@sw.wednet.edu

Location: TBA

GRADES 3-5:
Thu - Fri | Jul 28–29 | 9-10:30am | $35

GRADES 6-8:
Thu - Fri | Jul 28–29 | 10:45am-12:15pm | $35

 

Multi-Sport Camp
Skyhawks Sports Academy
Ages 6–12

Multi-Sport camp introduces young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 3 sports into one fun-filled week: soccer, baseball & flag football. 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. Min 15/Max 26. Registration & details only through www.skyhawks.com.

Bring: appropriate clothing, two snacks, water bottle, running shoes, and sunscreen. Participants receive a t-shirt, sport ball and a merit award.

Dates/Time: Mon–Fri | Aug 1-5 | 9am–3pm
Location: Community Park.
Coaches: Chosen for their strong character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, Skyhawks coaches will make the extra effort to ensure your child has the best on-field experience.
Fee: $155


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. Min 15/Max 18

Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Registration & details only through www.skyhawks.com.

Bring: appropriate clothing, snacks, water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen. Participants receive a t-shirt, ball, and a merit award.

Dates/Time: Mon–Fri | Aug 1-5 | 9am-12pm
Location: Community Park.
Coaches: Chosen for their strong character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, Skyhawks coaches make the extra effort to ensure your child has the best on-field experience.
Fee: $135



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 rescue, key paddle strokes, and bracing. But it’s not all work - expect to get wet 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. For more information visit:
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w.whidbeyislandkayaking.com

Bring: a hat with a brim, a towel, sunscreen, and a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes that can get wet and/or wear a bathing suit under your clothes. Min 4/Max 8

Instructor: Senior guide at The Whidbey Island Kayaking Co. krista@whidbeyislandkayaking.com

Location: Mon-Thu: Goss Lake; Fri: Langley marina.

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 8-12 | 2-4:30pm
Fee: $130



Skimboarding Camp
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 Jackd 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 a towel, water, snacks, weather appropriate attire for beach conditions, and your 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. Min 15/Max 25

Save $15! For only $165 you can do the Skimboard Paint Workshop AND Skimboarding Camp. Sign up by registering for Skimboarding 101 and choosing the “Bundle” option.

Dates/Time: Wed–Thu | August 17-18 | 10:30am–12:30pm
Instructors: Auston Reisman and his fellow riders from Jack’d Skimboards, Email: jackdboards@gmail.com
Location: Double Bluff Beach
Fee: $85






5475 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260
Phone, 360.221.5484
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