Lodging, Meals, Activities & Schedules

Teacher Training February 2022

Program Details

February 20-24

Daily Class Schedules are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Getting to the Island

Fly into SeaTac/Seattle International Airport (SEA). (Everett has a new airport (Paine Field) with limited service that is just a stone’s throw from the Whidbey Island ferry. You might check it out.) There are shuttles from the SeaTac airport to the island that cost $42 each way and take 90 minutes, including the ferry ride. There are two shuttle stops on the south end of the island, at Ken’s Corner, and Bayview. Please let us know if you would need transportation from the ferry to your lodging at information@soundcirclecenter.org

If you are driving or renting a car, the I 5 freeway in Seattle can be very busy any time of day, so leave yourself ample travel time. The Mukilteo-Clinton ferry runs every half hour (on the hour and half hour) and costs $15 for car and driver. During the summer weekends, ferry lines can be long.

Housing

Whidbey Island is a very popular summer destination, so don’t wait too long to make your reservations. If you still need housing, a good option is to go to Airbnb or VRBO on the web. Whidbey Institute is a great resource when visiting. In the past students have found shared accommodations which makes housing more affordable.

The town of Freeland is 15 minutes away and Clinton is less than 10 minutes from our program location at the S Whidbey Community Center, (723 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260.)


Food

We will provide a light snack in the morning and afternoon during the week. Normally we offer lunches for purchase during the program, but due to COVID we are not planning to do that this summer. You will be responsible for your own breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is a small market with a nice deli within walking distance of the classroom (5 min). They have a good selection of organic and gluten free foods. There are also other dining and take-out options nearby. We encourage you to plan to pack a lunch, so we can have social time during the lunch breaks.

Families and Child Care

If you are planning to bring your children, let us know or sign them up for summer camps at Whidbey Island Waldorf School.

Whidbey Island Waldorf School Summer Camp Schedule and registration link.

Activities

There are a lot of interesting things to do in the summer on the island, if family or friends plan to join you. There are quaint villages, organic farms, farmer’s markets, beaches, forest trails, wineries, and a host of local arts activities. The Whidbey Island Waldorf School is 5 minutes away and nestled in 100 acres of forest with many trails to explore.

Langley Visitors Center

Whidbey, Camano Islands Visitor Information

Please email information@soundcirclecenter.org if you have any questions or need help with anything.

We look forward to being with you this summer.