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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 find food from the landscape and more.  Min 6/Max 12

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

Dates/Time:  Mon–Fri | Aug 10-14 | 10am–3pm | $200*

*10% discount for additional siblings

Register here.

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International Soccer Camp with Challenger Sports

 Please review Challenger’s COVID-19 protocols prior to registering. 

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 30 days ahead of camp and you will qualify to receive a free International Soccer Jersey (plus $7.95 S&H per jersey).

Location: South Whidbey Sports Complex, 5598 Langley Road, Langley

TINY TYKES: 3-5 YEARS
Mon–Fri | Aug 3-7 | 8-9am | $114* §  REGISTER HERE

HALF DAY: 6-10 YEARS
Mon–Fri | Aug 3-7 | 9am–12pm | $164* § REGISTER HERE

HALF DAY: 11-16 YEARS
Mon–Fri | Aug 3-7 | 1–4pm | $164* § REGISTER HERE

FULL DAY: 7-16 YEARS
Mon–Fri | Aug 3-7 | 9AM–4pm | $200* § REGISTER HERE

*Please note that there will be a $10 late fee for campers registering within 10 days of the camp start date.

§ $40 Cancellation Fee 10+ days prior to camp. No refunds for cancellation within 10 days of camp.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

Seeking 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 Chris Robson for more information about hosting at 253-205-0356 or crobson@challengersports.com

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Kayak Camp!

Paddling Skills for Teens

AGES 12-16

No previous kayaking experience is needed for this fun-filled water orientated camp! Campers will be introduced to basic water safety and sea kayaking skills including:  outfitting and gear, wet exits, self and assisted rescue, and key paddle strokes. Participants should expect to get wet and have fun playing games like ‘kayak polo’ and ‘kayak sponge tag’ that build paddling and boat-handling skills.  Participants must be able to swim and comfortable in deep, over-your-head water while wearing a personal flotation device (life jacket). 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 10

Provided: Kayak, life jacket, paddle, sprayskirt, and safety gear.

Bring: Wear comfortable clothes that can get wet (synthetics dry faster) and/or a bathing suit, hat with a brim, sunscreen, bottle of water, towel, any required medications and dry clothes to change into after camp (optional).

Location: Goss Lake Public Boat launch. Option for the final day at the Langley marina, TBD by instructors, students, and parents.

Instructors: Whidbey Island Kayaking guides, who are certified kayak instructors and have experience and enthusiasm for leading programming for youth.

Dates/Time:  Mon-Fri | Jul 20-24 | 2-4:30pm | $135

Note: Heavy rain or strong wind would cancel the activity.

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN: Key Protocols

  • Advance registration and payment required online

  • Waivers need to be signed by each paddler, in advance, online.

  • We will be limiting equipment availability and staggering launch times so that physical distancing can be maintained.
  • We urge you to stay home if you are showing symptoms of illness or have possibly been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed or has symptoms. Our crew will also stay home if they are not feeling well.

  • Face masks must be worn while on land. Physical Distancing of 6 feet is necessary.

  • CLEANING….All kayaks, paddles, lifejackets will be disinfected after every use. Hand sanitizer, disposable masks and gloves will be on hand for customers. We will be using soap, bleach solutions, and isopropyl alcohol to clean and disinfect all equipment.

Stay Safe and Paddle Safe! – Whidbey Island Kayaking

Register here.

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Skyhawks Cheer Camp

Please review Skyhawks’ COVID-19 (Level 3) protocols prior to registering.

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!  Min 15/Max 20

Skyhawks is the country’s leader in providing a safe, fun, and skill-based sports experience for kids. 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: South Whidbey High School Track (May be relocated as necessary)

Dates/Time:  Mon–Fri | Jul 20-24 | 1pm–4pm | $139

REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM

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Skyhawks Track & Field Camp

Please review Skyhawks’ COVID-19 (Level 3) protocols prior to registering.

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!  Min 15/Max 20

Skyhawks is the country’s leader in providing a safe, fun, and skill-based sports experience for kids. 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

Dates/Time:  Mon–Fri | Jul 20-24 | 9am–Noon | $139

REGISTER ONLINE AT SKYHAWKS.COM

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Tennis Camp

Registration now open!

Ages 6-10 & 11-14

Have fun learning the basics of tennis. Instruction includes drills, games, and sportsmanship. Beginners and those who have participated in previous camps are welcome.  After warm-ups, players will be divided into groups based on experience.  Campers should dress appropriate for the weather, wear sun screen, and bring a water bottle.  Loaner racquets and all equipment will be provided.

Location: South Whidbey High School Tennis Courts

Instructor: SWHS Alumni, Alex Foode alexfoode@gmail.com, Bayley Gochanour bayleygoch@gmail.com and assistants

Min 4/Max 15 per session

AGES 6-10

Mon-Thu | Jul 20-23 | 8:30-9:30am | $40
Mon-Thu | Aug 10-13 | 8:30-9:30am | $40
Mon-Thu | Aug 17-20 | 8:30-9:30am | $40

Register here.

AGES 11-14

Mon-Thu | Jul 20-23 | 9:45-11:15am | $50
Mon-Thu | Aug 10-13 | 9:45-11:15am | $50
Mon-Thu | Aug 17-20 | 9:45-11:15am | $50

Register here.

Rain-out plan:  Tennis may be cancelled due to rain. Call the office (360) 221-5484 one hour before class if unsure.  We will have Friday as a make-up day.

 

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Model Rocket Workshop

Please review the COVID-19 Safety Plan prior to registering.

Calling future astronauts & rocket scientists!

AGES 9-13

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. Min 5/Max 12

Bring: Water bottle, mask/cloth face covering, hand sanitizer, materials fee.

Instructor: A local favorite educator, Leonard Good. (360) 221-6439; leog@whidbey.com

Location: Workshop will be conducted outdoors primarily, SWPRD Building, 5475 Maxwelton Road in Langley

Dates/Time:  Tue–Thu | Jul 14-16 | 10–11:30am | $40*
OR Tue–Thu | Jul 28-30 | 10–11:30am | $40*

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

Register here.

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Tree Climbing Camps

Please review AdventureTerra’s COVID-19 protocols prior to signing up.

Specializing in rock and canopy climbing activities, AdventureTerra programs go beyond the norm and leave people with lifelong experiences they will never forget. These fun activities are designed to teach people how to climb and also help participants explore and build upon important character skills and traits like confidence, inspiration, tenacity, passion, discipline, selflessness, and courage. We look forward to climbing and sharing these powerful, unique experiences with you.

Tree climbing with the regular foot/hand ascenders can be physically challenging or impossible for some. As an alternative, we have Battery Power Ascenders so almost anyone can tree climb no matter age, physical strength, abilities, or disabilities, and it is even accessible for people in wheel chairs. Typically people who are considered overweight or obese might want to use a battery ascender, there is a 375lb weight limit for the battery ascenders. How many people in your group believe they would like to use a battery ascender? This is a free service, no additional charge.

KIDS CAMP: AGES 8-13

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 personal, small group camp and you will have fun experiencing it all; playing around with different climbing techniques, equipment, knots, outdoor safety skills and learning how trees talk to each other! You will get a chance to see wildlife from a totally different perspective and learn about interesting ecology and environmental topics too. Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more available here soon.  Min 3/Max 20

Please register 2 weeks in advance.

Location: Deception Pass State Park

Dates/Time:  Mon-Fri | Jul 13-17 | 9am-4pm | $375*
Dates/Time:  Mon-Fri | Aug 10-14 | 9am-4pm | $375*
* Discover Pass required if parking.

Register here.

TEEN CAMP: AGES 13-17

This teen camp will teach and offer experiences around climbing giant 200+ foot old-growth trees at Deception Pass State Park. In this small group camp, participants will not only learn how to climb giant trees, but they will also learn about ecology, environmental issues and biology. Other fun activities include setting up tree traverses, slack-lining between trees, tree yoga 100’s of feet off the ground, napping in tree hammocks or tents, and shooting giant sling-shots to set lines into new trees. Have fun playing around with different climbing techniques, equipment, knots and outdoor safety skills. Essential information like physical requirements, cancellations, what to bring, and much more available here soon.  Min 3/Max 20

Please register 2 weeks in advance.

Location: Deception Pass State Park

Dates/Time:  Mon-Fri | Aug 17-21 | 9am-4pm | $375*
* Discover Pass required if parking.

Register here.