Joe Schmitt writes a weekly blog called The Good Life, featuring information about the region’s history, culture, climate and economy. The blog also showcases new residents, clubs and organizations, outdoor recreational opportunities and local events.
School’s out and while sipping lemonade, basking in the sun and eating cherries is great, it is not enough to keep us and our Valley’s kids fully engaged all summer long. Not to worry - we’ve got you covered. I’ve put together a big list of links to keep you and an army of boys and girls busy right up until the moment that the school bell rings in September.
Summer Sports – a great way to stay active, make new friends or try out something new. Today, kids can choose from t-ball, yoga, Zumba, soccer and more
Summer Camps – from day camps to overnighters, here is a link to a comprehensive guide
Hardcore Runners – an evening summer race series that will have you lacing up your running sneakers and seeing who the fastest is in your family
Fishing – nothing says summer like a lazy day spent around a lake casting your rod for fish. Here is the link to the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife’s fishing holes.
Yakima Valley Library – I can’t imagine a summer without a couple of good reads. The Yakima Valley Libraries offer up summer reading challenges for kids of all ages.
Outdoor Recreation – check out our web page devoted to all things outdoors. Plan a river rafting trip, go for a hike, or spend an afternoon horseback riding.
Pools – when the summer turns up the heat, cool off in one of the valley’s many pools
Volunteering – is a great way for kids to learn responsibility and community involvement
Day Trip – every month I write a travel blog on places to visit around Washington, be sure to check in for ideas on where to go next.
Pippins Baseball – nothing says summer like a hot dog and a ball game, cheer on the new local team