Bats, balls or beakers – there’s plenty to do on the Eastside this summer

Though it might not exactly be summer weather, summer holidays are here, and the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish have planned a full program to keep everyone busy and entertained, from the young to the young at heart.

  • Thursday, July 1, 2010 11:49am
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The City of Issaquah is hosting summer softball leagues at Tibbetts Valley Park.

The City of Issaquah is hosting summer softball leagues at Tibbetts Valley Park.

Though it might not exactly be summer weather, summer holidays are here, and the cities of Issaquah and Sammamish have planned a full program to keep everyone busy and entertained, from the young to the young at heart.

Anyone for a duel? Issaquah’s Summer Fencing Camp is for ages 8 and up. Join the Washington Fencing Academy for “fitness with an edge. Campers will learn the Olympic style of competitive fencing, including equipment techniques, learning to bout with other campers. And you can test what you leaned in a mini-tournament.

Fencing is a fast, energetic sport that requires your mind and your body to work together. No prior experience is required, and all ages and fitness levels are welcomed.

The City of Issaquah is also hosting summer softball leagues at Tibbetts Valley Park.

Games, which will start in early August, are officiated by USSSA Umpires.

The Jack ‘n’ Jill coed league is for ages 18 and up, and depending on the division, games are played Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Mondays and Wednesdays.

There will also be a mens league for ages 35 and up.

For more information about these activities, and dozens of others, on the field and off, visit myparksandrecreation.com/ActivitySearch, and click on Issaquah.

In Sammamish

The City of Sammamish has also put together a range of activities, for those looking to stretch their legs or stretch their brains.

Skyhawks Sports are offering tons of different sports camps, from soccer, baseball, flag football to tennis, track and field, beginners golf, and event cheerleading. For more information contact Skyhawk Sports at 1-800-804-3509, or visit www.skyhawks.com.

Those looking to exercise the other half of their brain might like the Mad Science Summer Camps.

Designed to inspire and empower budding scientists, engineers, naturalists, and chemists, Mad Science has eight different school age camps and one camp designed specifically for PreK/K children.

All Mad Science activities are developed by a professional team of educators, scientists, and entertainers to ensure they are fun, age appropriate and scientifically accurate. For additional information on the camps, and to register your child, visit our web site at www.MadScienceFun.com or call 425-556-0800.

For more information on summer activities in Sammamish, visit the city’s web site at www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/departments/parksandrec


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