Northwest NEWS

June 14, 1999


Woodinville Parks & Rec summer programs

Girls Volleyball Camp

   This volleyball camp's focus (for grades 6-8) is having fun while learning basic volleyball skills and team systems. Instruction is designed for the novice player with minimum experience, as well as the more advanced players who desire to improve their ability to earn a spot on a school squad. It runs from July 19-July 22, Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodinville High School gym. The fee is $80.

Musical Theater Camp

   This musical theater camp, designed for ages 10-14, focuses on script analysis, stage direction, character development, basic dance and movement, proper vocal technique for choral and solo singing, improvisation, theater games, and teamwork. It meets Monday-Thursday, July 19-29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last class will present a free public performance.

Habitat Managers

   Backyard Habitat Managers is a three-part class that will feature backyard wildlife in Woodinville. Classes will include creating a wildlife sanctuary and a tour of a Certified Backyard Sanctuary site. The first two classes will be held Wednesday, June 9 and June 16, from 7-8:30 p.m. The date of tour will be announced. Fee is $20 per family; classes will be held at council chambers at City Hall.

Adult Volleyball League

   Enjoy summer evenings playing outdoor volleyball at Redhook Brewery, playing on a co-ed team of 6 to 8 people. The Monday night league will begin July 7 and run through Aug. 18. The Wednesday night league will begin July 12 and run through August 23.

Kayak Kamps for ages 8-15

   This Kayak Kamp is provided by kayaking experts from Klub Kayak. Kids will learn basic paddling, orienteering, safety, and rescue skills. The first two days are water sessions that will be held in Lake Washington, and the last three days will be held at the new Woodinville Wilmot Gateway Park. Activities include kayak polo, water games, and a tour on the Sammamish River on the last day. Two sessions of week long camps will run simultaneously for two age groups: 8-11 years and 12-15 years, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Wilmot Park during the weeks of July 12 and Aug. 16. The fee is $160.

Summer Soccer Camps

   The City of Woodinville and the Northshore Youth Soccer Association (NYSA) will offer a fun, high quality soccer camp program for ages 7-12. The NYSA coaching director, Michael Duncan, will direct each one of these camps. Camp curriculum will include a progressive skill development program which caters to beginners, as well as challenges the more skilled player. Week-long camps begin July 19 and run through the week of Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $75. Extended camp hours are available to campers.

Dave Henderson's Baseball Camp

   Youth, ages 7-12, can learn baseball skills Monday-Friday, July 26-July 30, 9 a.m.-noon at Leota Jr. High baseball fields or Monday-Friday, Aug. 9-Aug 13, 9 a.m.-noon. The camp teaches fundamental skills such as throwing, hitting, fielding, team defense, bunting, and baserunning. These skills are incorporated into a daily-game situation. Fee is $95.

Who Lives in Woodin Creek?

   This free camp meets June 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Woodin Creek Park and offers hands-on exploration of stream ecology, aquatic insects, water quality, and information on native plants and habitat.

Nature Explorers

   Ages 6-12 can explore the environment July 20 and 21, 1-3 p.m. at Wilmot Gateway Park. Cost is $20. Participants will learn to respect the natural environment in a fun outdoor setting.

Habitat Hour

   Children ages 5 and older can listen to stories around the cedar tree at Woodinville Heights Park on Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. beginning July 7. Following the story will be a craft project. Staff will direct the free program, but no supervision is provided. Parents should attend with their child.

For information on any of these programs, call Cindy Shelton, Program Coordinator, 425-489-2700, ext. 292.