Island Rec will be offering virtual programs this summer; In-person programs and events canceled

PRESS RELEASE: San Juan Island Park and Recreation District commissioners have made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person programs and events for summer 2020 based on Governor Jay Inslee’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order and his four phases of reopening, in addition to Washington State Department of Health guidelines.

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Island Rec offers May Fitness via ZOOM

Are you missing your morning fitness class routine? Island Rec is continuing to carry classes with Jacquelyn Reiff and Katerina Wen through the end of May via Zoom. All classes will be accessed through a live Zoom video link that is sent to you each morning of class. Sign up for the whole month, or a drop-in option is also available. To register, please visit our website, www.islandrec.org

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Island Rec cancels May events

An update from the San Juan Island Park and Recreation District board of commissioners: All Island Rec in-person programs for April and May remain cancelled in order to prevent community spread of COVID-19. Have you tried one of our adult fitness LIVE Zoom classes with Jacquelyn Reiff or Katerina Wen? It is a great way to stay moving while staying at home. The following special events are also cancelled for May:

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Island Rec – Fit and Over 50! Live on Mondays and Wednesdays

Are you missing your morning fitness class routine? Try a safe, heart healthy exercise class to energize your active lifestyle from the comfort of your own home with Jacquelyn Reiff. This class will use easy to follow low-impact movements, increase core and muscular strength, while working on balance and stretching to enhance your daily living. A chair can be used for standing support and exercises can be modified depending on fitness level.

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Trail completed at John O. Linde Community Park

A fully paved one-mile long loop trail is now open at John O. Linde Community Park in Friday Harbor. Island Rec says the final phase of the trail was completed this last fall in conjunction with the baseball field construction through the generous support of a private donor. If you have any questions about the trail or park please feel free to call the Island Rec office at 360-378-4953, or drop by the office at 580 Guard St. Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm.

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3 off-island trips offered by Island Rec for Grades 6-8

Island Rec is offering a series of off-island trips for teens. First up is the YMCA Climbing Wall in Bellingham on February 17, 2020. First timers and seasoned climbers are welcome to join us as we head up to the Whatcom Family YMCA in Bellingham to take on the tallest indoor climbing wall in the Pacific Northwest. The early registration deadline is February 6 for $63. Price goes up by $10 after February 6. 

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Feb. 18-21: Island Rec's LEGO Camp in Friday Harbor

Island Rec is offering a LEGO Camp during Mid-Winter Break February 18-21 in Friday Harbor.  The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi. Explore engineering principles as we construct the Ewok Village on Endor, fly through space on our X-Wings, and defend the Echo Base on Hoth. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire.

An instructor from Seattle’s Play-Well TEKnologies will be here to organize this one-of-a-kind camp.

Participants ages 5-7 will partake in Jedi Engineering with Lego Materials camp that runs from 9 am to 12 noon

Participants ages 7-12 will be taking the Jedi Master Engineering with LEGO from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Both camps will be held in the Friday Harbor High School STEM Building, February 18-21, 2020.

Register by February 6 for $138. The cost is $148 for registration after Feb. 6. 

For more information or registration, call 360-378-4953, visit www.islandrec.org, or stop by our office at 580 Guard Street from  11 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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