A Program of the Katie Johnson Fellowship

The Wabe of Whidbey Island
Join the Wabe
Group of participants at the Wabe

First summer of the Wabe of Whidbey, 2017

Want To Join Us?

We welcome people of diverse talents and professions as campers, mates, cooks, nurses, artists, etc.

Our camp dates for summer 2024 are: 
For campers: Sunday, July 14 to Saturday, July 27
For volunteers (mates): Saturday, July 13 to Monday, July 29

To inquire about availability for the coming summer, please contact the camp directors.  
Kevin Heller: kevinwilliamheller@gmail.com and
Karen Elliott: Elliott.kje@gmail.com.
or Executive Director Gillian Butchman at gillianbutchman@me.com

What To Expect

We do have a typical schedule in The Wabe, although it is frequently altered:

  • 7:00 AM: Wake up
  • 7.45 AM: Morning Exercise/Yoga
  • 8:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM: Music & working on the camp play which will be performed on the last day (Full group)
  • 10:30 AM: Small group choices – among varying activities – such as dance, pottery, art, cooking, sign language, sports 
  • 11:30 AM: Same as above – small groups choose a second activity 
  • 12:30 PM: Lunch
  • 1:15 PM: Rest or Quiet Individual Activity 
  • 2:00 PM: Afternoon Program – usually a full group activity, such as exploring Whidbey Island, or swimming at different beaches, touring the towns and parks, finding the festivals and musical concerts, visiting Whidbey artists. A small group may choose bike riding, or a sports game.
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner – with stories of the day’s adventures, the showing of art work, the performance of a skit, song, or other new accomplishment 
  • 7:00 PM: Evening program – could be a Studio Night – individual or small group performances of a work in progress; or practice for the camp play; or a movie, or an evening beach combing for art and pottery projects, or a sports game 
  • 9:00 PM: Retiring. Some may choose a quiet individual activity until 10:00 pm. 

Alterations to our schedule have included:

  • Invitations to attend Tai Chi classes at The Whidbey Institute
  • Sunday mornings at the Unitarian Church where our own Paola may play the piano
  • A day long excursion to Deception Pass Park with swimming and picnic, or other extraordinary Whidbey venue
  • Visits from friends who willingly share their talents with us

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