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Summer Camps

Family Music Camp
Island Strings Summer Fun!
Youth Ages 4 - 10 and Their Families

Families can learn a stringed instrument together in this fun summer music camp. Learn the basics of your choice of guitar, violin, viola, or cello. This year for the 1st time, camp will culminate with an overnight campout at Community Park to go with all the camp songs we’ll be learning!  We’ll have a small bonfire, share a potluck dinner & breakfast, and enjoy a night under the stars. Campers are also encouraged to play at the Maxwelton 4th of July Parade with Island Strings. Max 5 Families

Instructor: Linda Good, with assistant Madelyn Cooke. Linda has her M.A. in Music (Ethnomusicology) and teaches Suzuki method.

Dates/Time: Mon-Thu | Jun 26-29 | 10am-12pm*
Location
: SWPRD Room 125
Fee: $125 per family**
*Plus optional overnight campout Thursday night, to include potluck supper & breakfast, camp over by noon Friday.  B.Y.O. camping shelter, supplies, and dishes to share for a potluck supper & breakfast. Limited parking for camper vans.
**Instruments can be rented for $10 each for the week, various sizes available. Instruments go home with families for the week.

 

Art Camp
Around the World of Art
Youth 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. melibeekoch@gmail.com

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Jul 10-14 | 1-4pm
OR Mon-Fri | Jul 31-Aug 4 | 9am-12pm
Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111.
Fee: $150*
*Plus additional materials fee of $20 paid directly to instructor on first day of camp.

 

Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp
Skyhawks Sports Academy
Youth Ages 6 - 12

Multi-Sport camp introduces young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program, we combine 3 sports into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages. By the end of the week, you will walk away with knowledge of new sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. Min 15/Max 26

Registration only available through www.skyhawks.com.

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

Coaches: Chosen for their strong character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, Skyhawks coaches will make the extra effort to ensure your child has the best on-field experience.

Location: Community Park.

Basketball, Baseball, Soccer:
Mon-Fri | Jul 10-Jul 14 | 9am-3pm | $159 §

Flag Football, Baseball, Soccer:
Mon-Fri | Jul 31-Aug 4 | 9am-3pm | $159 §


Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Camp
Skyhawks Sports Academy
Youth 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. Min 15/Max 18

Registration only available through www.skyhawks.com.

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

Coaches: Chosen for their strong character, responsibility, and capacity to effectively communicate sports skills to youth, Skyhawks coaches make the extra effort to ensure your child has the best on-field experience.

Location: Community Park.

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer:
Mon-Fri | Jul 10-14 | 9am-12pm | $135 §
OR Mon-Fri | Jul 31-Aug 4 | 9am-12pm | $135 §



Skim Skool
Skimboarding: Learn to ride the tide!
Youth Ages 7 - 15

Skimboarding is a fun and exciting sport that has been around since the 1920’s, and Whidbey Island offers some of the best conditions in the Northwest. The Jack’d Boards Crew will provide basic FUNdamental skills needed to ride the glide of the tide. To begin, students will master proper techniques collaboratively as a group. Once we build a solid foundation focus will shift towards exclusive one-on-one time with instructors, expanding expertise regardless of past experience with the new and innovative sport of skimboarding. We skim rain or shine so please be prepared for any type of weather. Min 15/Max 25

Bring: Towel, water, snacks, weather appropriate attire for beach conditions, and a skimboard. If you do not have one, we will provide a few loaner skimboards but you will likely have to share. Camp tee shirts are included in the fee if you register by August 6. Please indicate at registration if you need a loaner board and your shirt size.

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

Instructors: Auston Reisman and fellow Jack’d Skimboards riders. jackdboards@gmail.com

Dates/Time: Sun/Mon* | Aug 20-21* | 10am-12pm
Location: Double Bluff Beach
Fee: $85
*Yes, those are the correct dates 


Become a Magician!
Discover Magic Camp
Youth Ages 8 - 12

Abracadabra! Camp will feature custom created props, top secret private files for each child and special bonus material the kids can unlock with a secret code after class. The tricks, designed for first time learners, will not only fool adults, but will develop and unlock exciting possibilities in every child. Discover Magic is an innovative national program specially designed to teach key life skills to youth through the process of learning to perform magic. Kids will be engrossed in learning and performing magic while developing communication skills, self-discipline and confidence. Each child will receive a graduation certificate and wand.
Min 5/Max 10

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. jr@jrrussellmagic.com www.discovermagic.com

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Jun 19-23 | 3:30-5:30pm
Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111
Fee: $100*
*Additional $50 materials fee due at first session directly to instructor. Provides magic props, folders, secret files, custom tricks, magic t-shirt, and secret video links.

 

Earth Skills Camp
Youth Ages 7 - 12

This camp is all about survival on Earth. Everything people need to survive can be found in nature right here on Whidbey. At this camp you will learn how to make shelter out of materials found in the woods, how to find and purify water, how to make fire with friction, how to identify some edible and medicinal plants, and ways to hunt animals. We will play unique games that will hone your senses and instincts. Families are invited to join us for a few hours on the last day so the campers can share what they’ve done. Min 4/Max 8

What to Bring: lunch, snacks, water, and weather appropriate clothing (layers!).

Instructor: Nancye Good grew up on Whidbey but relocated to New York City where she teaches Earth Skills in schools and after school programs.  Living in the city, Nancye missed the nature immersion she enjoyed as a kid, and realized how important nature is to our physical, mental and spiritual health.  She received her Coyote Mentoring certification at Children of the Earth Foundation. Learning about how our ancestors used materials found in nature to live, and how important it is to caretake our land, has become her passion.  Nancye is excited to share this ancestral knowledge as well as fun and exciting ways to connect deeply to nature, with kids of all ages. nancyegood@yahoo.com.

Dates/Time: Mon– Fri | Aug 7-11 | 9am–2pm
Location: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom
Fee: $200


Sailing Camp
Learn to sail with South Whidbey Yacht Club!
Youth Ages 10 - 16

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn the basics of sailing! The camp combines shore side learning with lots of hands-on, on-the-water sailing experience. In addition to sailing, students learn boating safety, basic seamanship and knot tying. The focus is on sailing and having fun. Safety is our priority. Each student will be assigned their own boat.  Sufficient staff will be on hand to ensure each participant receives personal attention.  Extended program details are at swparks.org and a welcome message will be emailed about one week before the first class with last minute details and any updates. Min 6/Max 10

Prerequisites: All sailors must demonstrate the ability to stay afloat for 2 minutes without a life jacket.  Level 2 sailors must be 12+ years old and achieved a level 2 competency at the Beginner Level or by permission of the Program Administrator.

Location:  The first morning of the Level 1 camp students will meet at the Honeymoon Lake Clubhouse for swim assessment and orientation. That afternoon and the rest of the days will be at Lone Lake Public Access (no transportation provided).  Returning sailors do not need to be swim assessed again, but please do attend the orientation session.  Parents and drivers are welcome to join us at this orientation class.  Level 2 sailors will meet Monday, 11am at Lone Lake.

Program Administrator: Bob Rogers bobrodgers100@hotmail.com Our head instructors are US Sailing certified and will be assisted by experienced dinghy sailors. 

LEVEL 1 SAILORS AGES 10-15:
Mon-Fri | Jul 10–14 | 10:00am – 3:30pm
Mon-Fri | Jul 17–21 | 10:00am – 3:30pm
Mon-Fri | Jul 24–28 | 10:00am – 3:30pm

LEVEL 2 SAILORS AGES 12-16:
Mon-Fri | Jul 17–21 | 10:00am – 3:30pm
Mon-Fri | Jul 24–28 | 10:00am – 3:30pm

Fee: $175 per session ($50 discount for SWYC members)

 

Kayak Camp!
Paddling Skills for Teens
Youth 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 and have fun playing games like ‘kayak polo’ and ‘kayak sponge tag.’ Participants must be comfortable with deep, over-your-head water while wearing a personal flotation device. They must also be able to pull oneself up onto the deck of a pool from the deep end without use of steps or ladders. This class is an excellent intro to kayaking, but does not imply any certification or infer any skill qualification. Min 4/Max 8

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

Lead Instructor: Travis Kulcsar is starting his 7th season with Whidbey Island Kayaking. He is a white water raft guide, turned sea kayak guide who has paddled around the world, from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand.  He loves coming to Whidbey every year to lead tours and sharing this magical place with others.

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 7-11 | 2-4:30pm
Location: Mon-Thu will at Goss Lake Public Boat launch; Fri at the Langley Marina.
Fee: $130.00


Intro to Underwater Robotics
Exploring ROVs and SW waters
Youth Entering Grades 6 - 9

Have fun learning about Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs, also known as underwater robots) in a safe and collaborative work space. Become familiar with buoyancy, thrusters, and manipulators as well as motor control and electrical circuits. Working in groups, you will assemble your ROV and fly it underwater by the end of the week.  Hands-on experience with soldering irons, heat guns, and other tools you can’t use on the dining room table included. Min 3/Max 12

Bring: Water, lunch and snacks.

Instructor: Ashley McConnaughey, mentor for championship underwater robotics team. atlantissteam@gmail.com, (425) 320-7849

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 14-18 | 10am-3pm
Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Church, 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton and other locations around South Whidbey.
Fee: $280*
*Additional $50 materials fee paid directly to instructor at first session. Provides various parts and tools for groups to make an underwater robot

 

Intermediate Underwater Robotics
Youth Entering Grades 6 - 9

Working in teams, students will engineer and build a working underwater robot expanding upon the skills from Beginning Underwater Robotics.  Focus will be on adding a camera to pilot, working on motor controllers (upgrading from switches), and developing manipulators. We will fly the ROVs in land-based pools and if opportunity and weather cooperates, in SW waters. Min 3 / Max 10

Prerequisite: Intro to Underwater Robotics, or by permission of instructor.

Bring: Water, lunch and snacks.

Instructors: Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members, atlantissteam@gmail.com, (425) 320-7849

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 7-11 | 10am-3pm
Location:
AtlantisSteam space at St. Peter’s Church at 6309 S Wilson Pl, Clinton
Fee: $280*
*Additional $50 materials fee paid directly to instructor at first session provides components for your team’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

 

Robotics for Competition
Making Parts Work
Youth Entering Grades 6 - 12

This class is specifically built for students wishing to participate in the coming year’s underwater robotics competitions.  In a week of building and testing, students will experiment with creating *parts* of a working robot using various materials: from re-purposed MacGyver style materials to off-the-shelf parts. Learning circuits, motor controllers, pistons, actuators, electronics soldering, and mechanics, students will utilize these skills to build and test their ideas. While the skills learned are applicable for any basic robot, all parts will be for underwater robots.Min 3/Max 12

Prerequisites: Desire to compete in underwater robotics and prior Atlantis student; new students must have permission of the instructor and serious interest in robotics.

Bring: Water, lunch and snacks.

Instructors: Class mentors have coached international championship underwater robotics teams. Teachers include Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members.  atlantissteam@gmail.com, (425) 320-7849

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 21-25 | 10am-3pm
Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Church 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton .
Fee: $100
*Additional $50 materials fee paid directly to instructor at first session. Provides robotics parts to investigate.


STEAM Sisters
Nerd Girls Unite!
Girls Entering Grades 6 - 8

Soldering blinking ladybugs, binary jewelry and Newton’s Laws all in three days of fun for girls looking to find their “Nerd Tribe”.  A fun and comfortable place to be who you are and enjoy all the nerdy, techy, witty, and intellectually curious aspects of “you” with other like-minded individuals.  (Who are as interested in how to blow up a watermelon as you are. Seriously.) Min 3/Max 12

Bring: Water and snacks.

Instructors: Class mentors have coached international championship underwater robotics teams. Teachers include Ashley McConnaughey, and mentored by international champion ROV team members.  atlantissteam@gmail.com, (425) 320-7849

Dates/Time: Tue/Wed/Thu | Aug 1-3 | 1pm-4pm
Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Church 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton.
Fee: $100
*Additional $50 materials fee due paid directly to instructor at first session. Provides robotics parts to investigate.

 

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