Edmonds Family: Time to think about summer camps; teen tech month at library

By Lara Alexander

Summer really is coming!

Summer camp registration opens March 1 for Edmonds Parks and Recreation. Kids ages 3-17 will find something fun in the Rec Zone catalog. Choose from day camp, preschool, sports camps and many camps focusing on special interests for your little actor, scientist or artist! Check out these interesting options for summer fun:

On June 11, kids and their parents are invited to Willow Creek Fish Hatchery in Edmonds to build their own fishing pole, practice casting, and go on a fishing trip for trout.

Is your tween ready to start babysitting soon? Campfire USA will be teaching Babysitting Basics in March and in August to 11- to 14-years-olds who are interested in helping to care for younger siblings and neighbors.

Your resident comedian will enjoy the zany fun of acting camp for one crazy week in August. Kids ages 8 to 15 will enjoy theater games and polishing their acting skills, gearing up for a performance on the last day.

In-person registration for summer activities begins at 8 a.m. March 1.  Phone registration begins at 9 a.m., March 2.  For more information, visit www.reczone.org or call 425-771-0230.

March is Teen Tech Month at the Sno-Isle libraries

Can you think of a creative way to promote the Edmonds library or a favorite book? As part of Teen Tech Month, all teens have a chance to enter a video contest! First place wins a $150 Best Buy gift card. Second place and Librarian’s Choice winners will receive a $75 Best Buy gift card. All finalists receive an “Infamous for Information” T-shirt.

You must be between the ages of 12 and 18 (or in 6th through 12th grade), and reside or attend school in Island or Snohomish counties to enter. Good luck and get creative!

How to Enter:

  1. Create a video that promotes the library or your favorite book.
  2. Video length must be 30 seconds to 3 minutes long, including credits.
  3. Feature libraries only in the Sno-Isle system. Or, feature books written for teens and owned by Sno-Isle.
  4. Your video must contain credits indicating you made it for the Sno-Isle Libraries Video Contest.
  5. Post your video to YouTube with the tag “snoisleteens.”
  6. Submit your YouTube URL through our online entry by March 31.

More teen events at the library…

Monday, March 14: Teens are invited to make their own bracelets at 4 p.m. Snacks provided.

Monday, March 21: Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at 4 p.m. Teens are asked to share their valuable opinions about library programming and purchases.

Friday, March 25: At 6:30 p.m., the Edmonds library shuts down to the everyone else and opens for a teens-only Afterhours “Game On!” Chow down on pizza and rock on to Wii games.

Edmonds mom Lara Alexander keeps busy chasing after a toddler, growing and cooking good food, and writing about it all. You can find more of her writing on her blog at www.food-soil-thread.com. If you have Edmonds-specific family activities for possible inclusion in Lara’s column, email them to family@myedmondsnews.com.

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