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Parks and Recreation Update <br />July 2021 <br />Recreation Staff Report: <br /> <br />Co-Ed Youth Flag Football: The Flag Football league which staff partnered with the Anacortes Football League, ended <br />June 11th. The 5-week program focused on teaching the fundamentals of the sport. The program served children 1st-7th <br />grade, with modified programing to meet state guidelines. Thanks to the Anacortes High School Football Team for <br />helping out with the program. <br />Pee Wee Baseball: We had 73 participants sign up for the Pee Wee Baseball program. The Pee Wee baseball program <br />serves to teach 4–6-year-olds the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and safe environment. The program was adapted to <br />meet state health guidelines. The program was held at the Storvik Park Ball field which provides plenty of space for the <br />program to spread out and give parents/spectators a good opportunity to watch the kids in action. <br />Youth Volleyball Camp: The Anacortes High School Volleyball Coaches and Team put on a camp through APRD on June 8, <br />10, & 11. The turnout was great with 32 participants! The AHS Volleyball coaches and players were very organized and <br />the kids who participated had a blast. We had a last-minute facility scheduling change when the middle school was not <br />available, and camp had to be moved out to Fidalgo Elementary. But the school district was accommodating. <br />Participants received a camp t-shirt as part of their registration fee. Thanks again to Coach Swapp and her players for <br />putting together the camp! <br />Tots in the Park: In this new toddler program, staff planned outdoor activities for toddlers and their parents out at <br />Washington park. The program was designed to provide a safe alternative to our indoor parent child activities. The <br />participants made crafts, had guided exploration, and played fun games. The library partnered with staff on this program <br />to bring a kids Storytime to end each class. We had 14 children sign up for this activity. <br />Night Out at the Park: Night out at the park is an adapted version of kid’s night out that was last offered in 2019. The <br />program planned an evening of outdoor fun for the participants including crafts, hiking, sports, and snacks. We had 21 <br />participants participate in this activity. The program took place at Washington Park. <br />Survivor Camp: Staff has brought back the popular Survivor camp program for 2021. We have filled capacity for both <br />sessions starting June 28th and July 12th. The four-day camp leads children through various teambuilding and competitive <br />activities. We normally have a waitlist for each session and this year was no exception. Recreation Coordinator, Travis <br />Anderson, did a great job figuring out a way to get as many kids into the program as possible, while maintaining a high- <br />quality program. In the summer of 2022, we would like to offer more sessions but would need to hire more seasonal <br />staff to do this. <br />Senior Center Social Cafe: On Thursday, June 17, the recreation staff coordinated with senior center staff to provide a <br />social event outside to celebrate the future opening of the Senior Center scheduled to take place in July. The event <br />started at 10am, refreshments were served, and the weather was great. Several of the Seniors were very excited to see <br />friends they had not socialized (in person) with for over a year. The ukulele group, half-notes, played several songs and it <br />felt like the center was never closed. Many of them are very excited the doors to the center will be opening back up. <br />Girls Youth Basketball: the Anacortes High School Girls Basketball Coaches and Players hosted a girls basketball camp <br />from, June 28 – 30 at the Anacortes Middle School Gym. After a very warm first day the participants did a great job <br />learning and soaking up skills that were being taught. Thanks again to Coach Dunham and the high school players. All the <br />participants we saw were having a great time! <br />Art Camp/Class: Julene Connon, long time Summer Art Camp instructor for us is back this summer to teach a full slate of <br />youth and adult classes the first week of classes took place from June 28 – July 1 at the Depot. The Youth Classes had 32 <br />participants, Teen classes had a 10, and Adult Classes had 4. Recreation staff was very pleased with the participation <br />numbers, especially since the class was not advertised in the Summer A-Town Publication. We have another week of <br />classes scheduled for mid-July. <br />Skyhawks Tennis Camp: APRD has been partnering with Skyhawks sports for over 20 years and they have been able to <br />provide some sport camps that we have not been able to provide due to limited resources. Tennis has been one of those <br />camps. The camp took place the week of June 28 – July 2. There were three sessions of classes taught for ages 4 to 8 <br />years old. Each session was full. Skyhawks Sports will be back later in the summer to offer some more camps. <br />Sailing Classes: June 28th also marked the new era of the partnership with Anacortes Waterfront Alliance to offer Learn <br />to Sail Classes for the community. The first week was a beginner class however throughout the summer beginner and