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Science & Nature Camp

AGES 7–12

Camp provides science education in an outdoor, hands-on setting, emphasizing experiential learning. Campers will spend most of their time outside, having a great time observing nature up close. Camp will combine games and nature exploration 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 and make things with our hands out of materials from nature.

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

Location: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom, 7015 Maxwelton Road in Clinton

Instructors: Leonard Good and Nancye Good earthlivingskills@gmail.com

Min 6/Max 12

Mon-Thu | Aug 20-23 | 10am-2pm | $160*
*10% discount for additional siblings.

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Earth Skills Camp

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. You will learn how to make shelter out of materials found in the woods, how to find and purify water, make fire with friction, 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.

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

Location: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom, 7015 Maxwelton Road in Clinton

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. earthlivingskills@gmail.com

Please learn more at our website www.earthlivingskills.com and our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/earthlivingskills/

or on instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/earth_living_skills/

Min 4/Max 16

Mon– Fri | Aug 13-17 | 10am–2pm | $200*
*10% discount for additional siblings

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British Soccer Camp

With Challenger Sports

AGES 3–16

The #1 soccer camp is coming to Whidbey! Challenger recruits the most talented coaches from Britain and provides each player with a positive experience. Participants will receive technical and tactical instruction in all areas of the game. British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high–level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Daily instruction includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. 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 www.challengersports.com

Bonus: Register online by June 22 and receive a FREE game jersey (plus S&H)!

Location: South Whidbey Sports Complex, 5598 Langley Rd., Langley

FIRST KICKS: 3-4 YEARS

Mon–Fri | Aug 6-10 | 8:00-9am| $112* §

MINI SOCCER: 4-6 YEARS

Mon–Fri | Aug 6-10 | 1-2:30pm | $129* §

HALF DAY: 6-10 YEARS

Mon–Fri | Aug 6-10 | 9am–12pm | $163* §

HALF DAY: 11-16 YEARS

Mon–Fri | Aug 6-10 | 1–4pm | $163* §

FULL DAY: 9-16 YEARS

Mon–Fri | Aug 6-10 | 9AM–4pm | $199* §

*$10 late fee will be added to registrations received after July 27.

  • $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 British Soccer Camp weeks. Host families will not only provide a memorable and international learning experience for their family, but will also receive an $80 rebate. Contact us for more information about hosting at programs@whidbey.com or call (360)221-6788.

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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 23-26 | 10am–1pm | $139

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Art Camp

Around the World of Art

AGES 6-13

Join us for this super fun and creative instructional art camp which will give children the opportunity to explore arts and crafts from around the world. Participants will create their own art works inspired by many diverse cultures such as Japan, Mexico, Europe, and Africa. Children will have the opportunity to use lots of fun materials such as paint, charcoal, oil pastels, sumi ink, bamboo calligraphy pens, paper, canvas and glass mosaic. Projects will include: collage, painting, drawing and a mosaic project.

Bring: Lunch, water, sunscreen, sun hat, and clothing appropriate for working on messy art projects.

Location: The Crow’s Nest at Community Park and/or Room 111 at Recreation Center.

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

Min 6 / Max 13

Mon-Fri | Jul 16-Jul 20 | 9am-12pm | $150*

Mon-Fri | Aug 13-Jul 17 | 9am-12pm | $150*

*Plus additional materials fee of $20 paid directly to instructor on first day of camp.

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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. 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 10-12 | 10–11:30am | $40*

Tue–Thu | Jul 24-26 | 10–11:30am | $40*

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

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Skyhawks 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. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes.

Online registration only at 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, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley

Min 15/Max 18

Mon–Fri | Jul 9-13 | 9am–12pm | $129 §

Mon–Fri | Jul 30–Aug 3 | 9am–12pm | $129 §

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Skyhawks 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. 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.

For more information and to register, go to 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, 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley

Min 15/Max 26

BASKETBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER

Mon–Fri | Jul 9-13 | 9am–3pm | $155 §

FLAG FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, SOCCER

Mon–Fri | Jul 30–Aug 3 | 9am–3pm | $155 §

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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 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.

Lead Instructor: Travis Kulcsar is a white water raft guide turned sea kayak guide.  He has paddled around the world from the Grand Canyon to New Zealand.  Coming to Whidbey Island every year to lead tours has been a blessing to him because he loves to share this magical place with others.  This will be his 3rd year running the camp for Whidbey Island Kayaking.

Min 4/Max 8

Location: Monday – Thursday sessions will be held at Goss Lake Public Boat launch, the Friday session will be held at the Langley marina.

Mon-Fri | Jul 2-Jul 6 | 2:00-4:30pm | $130

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Tennis Camp

SESSIONS FOR AGES 6-17

Have fun learning the basics of tennis. Instruction includes drills, games, and sportsmanship. Campers should dress appropriate for the weather, wear sun screen, and bring a water bottle.  Loaner racquets and all equipment will be provided. Tennis may be cancelled due to rain. Call the office (360) 221-5484 one hour before class if unsure.

Location: SWHS Tennis Courts.

Instructor: SWHS Alumni, Alex Foode alexfoode@gmail.com and Bailey Gochanour

Min 4/Max 12 per session

AGES 6-10

Mon-Fri* | Jul 2-6* | 9-10:30am | $36

Mon-Thu | Jul 9-12| 9-10:30am | $36

Mon-Thu | Jul 30-Aug 2 | 9-10:30am | $36

AGES 11-14

Mon-Fri* | Jul 2-6* | 11am-1pm | $48

Mon-Thu | Jul 9-12| 11am-1pm | $48

Mon-Thu | Jul 30-Aug 2 | 11am-1pm | $48

AGES 14-17

Mon-Fri* | Jul 2-6* | 3-5pm | $48

Mon-Thu | Jul 9-12| 3-5pm | $48

Mon-Thu | Jul 30-Aug 2 | 3-5pm | $48

*Except July 4

Rain-out plan:  July 2-12 sessions will be invited to attend the following week.  July 30-August 2 sessions will have August 3 as a make-up date.