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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 Building, 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, 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. 

†Older students may apply as counselors-in-training. Contact NWLACC for info.

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District 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 IS THROUGH SOUTH WHIDBEY PARKS & RECREATION DISTRICT.  Click here to register.

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Earth Skills & Science Camp

AGES 7–12

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

Instructors: Taught by Leonard Good and Nancye Good and other guest instructors. www.earthlivingskills.com

Location: We’ll meet at the Picnic Shelter at South Whidbey Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley

Min 6/Max 12

Mon–Fri | Aug 5–9 | 10am–3pm | $200*

*10% sibling discount

Click here to register.

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International Soccer Camp

With Challenger Sports

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 multi-faceted 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 & sunscreen.

Sign up only at challengersports.com 

Bonus: Register online by July 6 and receive a FREE game jersey (plus S&H)!

Location: South Whidbey 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–12pm | $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.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

Seeking Host Families for British 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 programs@whidbey.com or call (360)221-6788.

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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 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!

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.

Included: T-shirt, poms and merit award.

Bring: Two snacks & water bottle, weather-appropriate clothing, athletic shoes and sun protection.

Location: TBA

Min 15/Max 20

Mon–Fri | Jul 22–26 | 12–3:00pm | $129

REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM

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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

Min 8/Max 20

Mon-Thu | Jul 22-25 | 10am–1pm | $139

Register here for Pro Baseball Camp.

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Skyhawks Track & Field Camp

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 cross-country, 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!

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.

Included with Purchase: T-shirt and player evaluation.

Bring: Two snacks & water bottle, weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle, running shoes, and sun protection.

Location: TBA

Min 15/Max 20

Mon–Fri | Jul 22–26 | 9am–12pm | $129

REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM

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Model Rocket Mini-Camp

Calling future astronauts & rocket scientists!

AGES 9-13, YOUNGER OK WITH AN ADULT

Learn science by creating and launching your own model rockets! Tuesday and Wednesday, we will assemble and finish a complete 20-inch model rocket. Thursday will be launch day, when you are encouraged to bring along a camera and your fan club to document your rocket’s first flight! Rockets will be made from a cardboard tube, with balsa wood fins, and powered by a “B” or “C” Estes model rocket motor. The rockets have parachute recovery, so the student may take the rocket home. Kids return for this program year after year, and the class fills quickly. Click here to register early.

Instructor: Hometown hero and local favorite teacher, Leonard Good. (360) 221-6439

Location: SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Road in Langley

Min 5/Max 12

Tue–Thu | Jul 9-11 | 10–11:30am | $40*

Tue–Thu | Jul 16-18 | 10–11:30am | $40*

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

Click here to register.

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Skyhawks Mini-Hawk Sports Camp

Skyhawks Sports Academy

AGES 4–7

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes.  Includes:  t-shirt, sport ball, and merit award.

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.

Online registration only at www.skyhawks.com

Bring: weather-appropriate clothing, snacks, water bottle, comfortable athletic shoes and sun protection

Location: Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley

Min 12/Max 18

Mon–Fri | Jul 8-12 | 9am–12pm | $129 § REGISTER HERE

Mon–Fri | Jul 29-Aug 2 | 9am–12pm | $129 § REGISTER HERE

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Skyhawks Multi-Sport Camp

AGES 6–12

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 skill-based 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.

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.

For more information and to register, go to www.skyhawks.com.

Bring: Weather-appropriate clothing, lunch, snacks, water bottle, athletic shoes, and sun protection.

Location: Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley

Min 15/Max 24

BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER

Mon–Fri | Jul 8-12 | 9am–3pm | $155 § REGISTER HERE

FLAG FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER

Mon–Fri | Jul 29–Aug 2 | 9am–3pm | $155 § REGISTER HERE

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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 sailor 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.

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.

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.

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 site updates).  Returning sailors do not need to be swim assessed again, but should 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 | Jul 8-12 | 9am-2:30pm | $175*

Mon-Fri | Jul 15-19 | 9am-2:30pm | $175*

Mon-Fri | Jul 22-26 | 9am-2:30pm | $175*

Intermediates (Level 2 Sailors, Ages 12+)

Mon-Fri | Jul 15-18 | 9am-2:30pm | $175*

Mon-Fri | Jul 22-26 | 9am-2:30pm | $175*

*$50 discount for SWYC members.

Click here to register.