ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUMMER FUN
Last Updated 07/02/2020
Looking for things to do with your kids this summer? Look no further!
Skagit Kid Insider has your guide to Summer Fun in 2020 and it will be a
SUMMER TO REMEMBER!
We are pulling together everything you can do with your kids in Skagit County that is NOT VIRTUAL.
Whether you live in Mount Vernon or Anacortes, Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, La Conner or any of our smaller towns you are within 10 minutes of summer fun on any given day.
We have hikes and bike trails, farmers markets, day trips, summer reading at our libraries & more ALL IN ONE PLACE!
Your summer has just been planned!!
The 2020 Skagit County
Ultimate Summer Fun Guide
Is Sponsored By
The United Way of Skagit County's
WELCOME BABY PROGRAM
If you are pregnant (third trimester) or if you recently delivered in Skagit County – Welcome Baby is here for you! Welcome Baby can point you to the resources, tools, and activities available to families in Skagit County. The Welcome Baby Coordinators are here to answer questions, provide a listening ear, and connect you to resources.
We want to meet you (virtually – for now) and we have a gift to help get you off to a great start with your baby:
Dual Language Baby Board Book
Brain Boosting Activities from Vroom
Handmade Blanket & Hat
If there are other items that you need – please let us know, we can help!
I've contacted all of the organizations I'm aware of that have offered summer camps in past years. If they responded with a "yes" to in-person camps this year I have them listed on the Skagit County Camps Directory. There are still some pending because they're waiting to hear if they can hold their camps in schools. NOTE - these camps will fill up quickly because there aren't very many. Register your kiddos TODAY.
GOOD THINGS TO KNOW THIS SUMMER
This is the place where you can stay up-to-date on businesses that cater to Skagit County families that are opening up in Phase 2 and especially in Phase 3. We will also be updating Summer Meal Programs on the event calendar and keep you informed as our local school districts make decisions for the 2020-21 school year. Keep checking back as these pages will be updated as information is available.
Do you knit, sew, crochet, or quilt? Welcome Baby provides to families with newborns a handmade hat and blanket generously donated by creative members of our community. If you are interested in putting YOUR hobby to good use by warming the heads of adorable babies in Skagit County – we are accepting hat and blanket donations on Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:30am at United Way Offices, 831 S. Burlington Blvd.
If you purchase your yarn at WildFibers in Mount Vernon you will receive 10% off. Return your finished items to WildFibers and receive another coupon for 10% off your next purchase.
Looking for fun activities for your kids that get the entire family outside for the day? From mountain biking and hiking trails to visiting our local u-pick farms, you are bound to find something that will interest even the most tech-addicted kid! Have an entire day on your hands? Take a short trip to Mt. Baker or the North Cascades National Park for some fresh air. Don't forget to take a peek at our map of neighborhood parks and playgrounds. We make it easy to find one nearby.
Bet'cha thought that Skagit County was too small to take a quick day trip within. Think again! Guemes Island is actually part of Skagit County and just a short ferry ride away. Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is the dream location for families who love outdoor activities like camping and hiking. You can go on chartered whale watching cruises in the Puget Sound from Anacortes AND we have a North Cascades National Park right in our own backyard!
SkagitBrightBeginnings.com is here to help you navigate all things COVID-19 and parenting with a list of resources including:
- News and Essential information
- Medical and Dental
- Help for Parents and Caregivers
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Parent Support
To receive a direct link to the website, simply text the word SKAGIT to 474747.
It's always good to know where the indoor play areas are in Skagit County when it's dreary outside and playgrounds aren't an option. Luckily, there are lots of choices when it comes to indoor activities for kids. You just need to know where to look. Whether you are trying to find toddler activities or something for your teenager you've come to the right place!
BACK TO SCHOOL
As we move to Phase 3 in Skagit County I will begin adding activities from businesses who are opening up. Please support them if you feel safe doing so. We recognize that this is going to be a confusing period of time with varying opinions on what people should and shouldn’t be doing. For over 7 years, Skagit Kid Insider has been a reliable source of information for our community. We will continue to provide updates on the events and activities that are open under government guidelines. This does not constitute an endorsement or a suggestion that we jump back into a “normal” way of life. Masks are required in Washington State and businesses need your support to wear them inside. Click here to buy masks locally. During this time we encourage everyone to be informed and do what they feel is best for their own family.
Find more information regarding the Corona Virus in Skagit County here: https://www.skagitcounty.net/Departments/HealthDiseases/coronavirus.htm
Skagit Kid Insider is not personally recommending these events or locations.
Attend events at your own risk.
Please confirm the time, dates & fees, as they may change without notice to Skagit Kid Insider.
Thank you & most of all enjoy time with your family!!
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