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Outdoor Navigation
Exploring is awesome!
Ages 10+, family-friendly 
We’re natural-born explorers; all we need is a lively intro to map reading technique to open up adventures in our local parks. This is a great way to introduce orienteering, a sport that combines racing with navigation.  Check out This program teaches the fundamentals of map-based navigation, then applies them right away in an outdoor orienteering course at Community Park. Students will learn:

  • Elements of a good map
  • Commonly mapped features
  • Orientation & relocation
  • Thumbing & contours
  • The enjoyment of knowing where you’re going!"            

Bring: Outdoor shoes, weather-appropriate clothing. A compass if you have one. Min 10/Max 30

Session 1: Sat | May 28 | 12:30-4pm
Session 2: Sat | Jun 18 | 12:30-4pm
Fee: $12* per session
*Accompanied youth ages 14 & under are half price.

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

Instructor: Bob Forgrave is president of Cascade Orienteering Club, former director of the state orienteering youth league, and former middle school team coach. (425) 827-7344
Co-trainer Chris Whitmyre is former director of the “Ultimate Orienteer” series for experienced navigators.        

Swim Lessons
Learn to Swim
Ages 4+

South Whidbey Learn to Swim Lessons teach aquatic and safety skills in a logical progression, teaching children to be safe in and around water, have fun, and basic swimming skills. 

Swim Lesson Registration: Choose the level most appropriate for your child’s ability by viewing the Class Descriptions and Skills. Choose the session, dates and times after determining the appropriate level. Students progress through levels at different speeds depending on age, physical coordination and comfort in and around the water.  If registering for multiple sessions keep in mind that your child may need to repeat a specific level before moving up.  Level 1 and Level 3 often need to be repeated.  If you are registered for a level that is not appropriate for your skills we will make every effort to place that child in the correct class if there is a vacancy.  If there is no vacancy a partial refund may be available but not guaranteed (see our Satisfaction Guarantee Policy). Min 3/Max 6 per class (Level 1 Max 4)
All classes will participate in Safety Day, covering age appropriate safety skills around pools, beaches, and boating.  Students will experience wearing life jackets. Certificates will be handed out on the last day of each session.

Coordinator: Coach Kristi Eager has taught lessons since 1988 and coached swimming since 1995.  Kristi coaches Island Masters at Island Athletic Club, and founded the South Whidbey Swim Club.  Kristi has a degree in Physical Education and is a level 2 Masters swim coach.

Location: Learn to swim in a heated, outdoor swimming pool at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.

Levels 1-4: Mon-Thu | Jun 27-Jul 7 | 9:25-9:55am |$85*
Levels 1-5: Mon-Thu | Jun 27-Jul 7 |10-10:30am |$85*

Levels 1-4 Mon-Thu | Jul 11-Jul 21 | 9:25-9:55am | $85*
Levels 1-5: Mon-Thu | Jul 11-Jul 21 | 10-10:30am | $85*

Levels 1-5: Mon-Thu | Jul 25-Aug 4 | 9:25-9:55am | $85*
Levels 1-5: Mon-Thu | Jul 25-Aug 4 | 10-10:30am | $85*

*Sibling discount: 10%

Swim registration opens April 18 at 9AM. Classes are filled on a first-come first served basis.  There will be no make-up days due to personal reasons or weather conditions.  We reserve the right to change the levels and times based on number of students enrolled. Each lesson has 4-6 participants. 

Swim Team
South Whidbey Stingrays
Ages 6 - 17

This novice swim team provides a fun and inviting atmosphere to learn the 4 competitive strokes of swimming.  Swimmers will develop endurance, strength, work ethic, positive self-image and, above all, a love for the sport of swimming.  Our coaches are committed to serving both the recreational and competitive swimmer.
Swimmers will be placed in practice groups by age, ability and space. Practice times are subject to change depending on number of kids. Once swim team is full, Coach Kristi will notify swimmers through email what practice group they will be in.

Prerequisites: Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle with side breathing and one length of the pool backstroke.  New swimmers must tryout with Coach Kristi Eager prior to registering.

Equipment:  Swimmers must have an appropriate swim suit (jammers for boys, one piece for girls), goggles, swim cap and swim training fins.  New swimmers will be given a Stingray team cap.

Coordinator: Coach Kristi Eager has taught lessons since 1988 and coached swimming since 1995.  Kristi coaches Island Masters at Island Athletic Club, and founded the South Whidbey Swim Club.  Kristi has a degree in Physical Education and is a level 2 Masters swim coach.  Email:

Location: Practices are held at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club (UBGCC); intra-squad swim meet at UBGCC; and awards banquet at Community Park.  

Tryout:  Wed, June 1 at 5:00pm, Useless Bay Pool, Freeland or contact Kristi Eager to schedule a tryout at Island Athletic Club if before June 1.
Swim Meet:  Wed, August 3, 5:00-7:00pm at UBGCC
Awards Banquet:  Thu, August 4, 6:00pm at Community Park

Practice Groups:

Min 3/Max 8
M/W/TH | Jun 27-Aug 3 | 8:30-9:10am | $160*

Min 3/Max 24
M/W/TH | Jun 27-Aug 3 | 8:30-9:15am | $160*

Min 3/Max 24
M/W/TH | Jun 27-Aug 3 | 7:30-8:30am | $160*

EARLY BIRD: HIGH SCHOOL (Advanced, by Coach Approval)
Min 3/Max 20
Jun 27-Aug 3 | Mon 7:30-8:30am with Black group and W/TH 6:30-7:30am with Coach Chris | $160*

*Sibling discount:  10%

Swim registration opens April 18 at 9AM. Classes are filled on a first-come first served basis.  There will be no make-up days due to personal reasons or weather conditions.  We reserve the right to change the levels and times based on number of students enrolled.

Model Rockets
Calling future astronauts and rocket scientists!
Ages 9-13, younger ok with an adult

Learn science by creating and launching your own model rockets! On 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. Min 5/Max 12

Dates/Time: Tue-Thu | Jul 12-14 | 10am-11:30am OR
Tue-Thu | July 26-28 |10am-11:30am
Fee:   $40*     
*Additional $5 materials fee due to instructor at first session. Provides tube, balsa wood, and model rocket motor. 
Location: SWPRD Building, Room 111   
Instructor: Hometown hero and local favorite teacher, Leonard Good.                               

Skimboard Painting Workshop
Ages 7 - 17

Paint your own one–of–a–kind skimboard. Join artists from Jack’d Skimboards to learn the basic techniques for painting with acrylic, watercolor, pencil, pen, airbrush, and screen printing. Each participant will be provided with a blank skimboard; the magic begins as each student creates their own masterpiece using one or all of the techniques available. At the end of class the boards will be finished by members of Jack’d and then will be available for pickup 2–3 weeks after class. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal… the registration fee for this workshop and your own custom painted board ends up being less than buying a new board! Min 4/Max 17

Bring: Sketches of your ideas, painting clothes, and creativity.

Date/Time: Sat, July 16 | 10am - 12:30pm
Fee: $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 $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.

Location: SWPRD Room 125.
Instructor: Auston Reisman from Jack’d Skimboards.

Ages 9 - 17 years

Whidbey Islanders have the privilege and the opportunity to learn archery from a national level coach! This archery clinic will cover proper shooting techniques, equipment selection, training and plenty of hands-on fun: This camp 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 ready and able to stay focused for the entire session.

Ages 9—12:        
Mon—Fri, Aug 15 - 19 | 1:30pm—3:00pm

Ages 13—17:      
Mon—Fri, Aug 15—19 | 3:30pm—5:00pm

Instructor: Coach Bill Stinson has been a professional archery coach and sports educator for 30 years. Coach Bill holds certification from USA Archery (Level 3), National Archery in the Schools trainer and NFAA Ellite Coach and has coached several national levels competitions. Email:
Location: Community Park field at the north entrance
Fee: $65

Introduction to Arduino
Learn to use an Arduino micro processor    
Ages 10+ or by permission

Starting with a simple LED circuit, this class is for those who want to learn Arduino as part of their robotics class or program. Each student will get their own Arduino kit to begin building circuits and learning how to program the Arduino to build your great idea.  Classes will cover Arduino hardware, interfacing with wires, resistors, capacitors, sensors, other circuits and how to begin programming your Arduino.
Bring:  laptop computer, water, lunch, snacks.    Min 2/Max 10

Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton.

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 15-19 | 9am-12pm
Fee: $150*
*Add’l $100 materials fee due directly to instructor at first session. Students will receive their own Arduino kit with Arduino, breadboard, wires, sensors, resisters, etc.

Instructor: Ashley McConnaughey has 7 years’ experience as a mentor of underwater robotics teams. (425) 320-7849


Robotics Workshop
Making Parts Work
Entering Grades 6 - 12

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, this class is particularly geared toward skills and bot parts useful to students competing in underwater robotics. Preference given to students who wish to compete in underwater robotics and former Atlantis students; new students should have serious interest in robotics. Bring: water, lunch and snacks.
Min 3/Max 12

Location: Atlantis STEAM space at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 6309 Wilson Pl, Clinton    

Dates/Time: Mon-Fri | Aug 22-26 | 10am-3pm
Fee: $50*
*Add’l $50 materials fee due paid directly to instructor at first session.

Instructors: Class mentors have coached international championship underwater robotics teams.Provides multiple robotics parts to investigate.Teachers include Ashley McConnaughey, Rob Setlow and occasional members of winning Atlantis ROV Team. (425)320-7849










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