July 12-17: Rock Hunting

Head outside for a day of family fun! Lake Padden Park is a Bellingham gem with dozens of hiking trails weaving in and out of the woodlands and a beautiful lake for swimming.

You'll have a wide variety of recreational opportunities including; hiking, biking, running, paddling and swimming. Experience the sights and sounds of nature while hiking through an urban forest. 

Don't forget to look for painted rocks that have been hidden around the 2.6 mile lakeside trail. Take a photo with your rock and leave (or rehide) for others to enjoy. Post your photo on social media and make sure to tag "Whatcom Family YMCA".

How to participate

Text SUMMER to 844-889-6222 to register! Then, between June 28 and July 12, stop by the Bellingham YMCA Welcome Desk to pick up your activity passport. (You can also download the passport here). Don’t have a phone or don’t do text? Give us your email! (send those email addresses to StrongSupport@myy.org)

Then, start planning all your activities to be completed between July 12 and July 31 (or start early on the fun once you have your passport)! And don't forget to join in on our Whatcom County FUN, see activities below!

Passports must be completed and turned in to the Bellingham YMCA by August 3, 2021 in order to be eligible for the Local and National Grand prizes. 

Participation in this challenge is FREE for both YMCA Members and Non-Members. Internet access is required. No purchase necessary. One entry per email address. One family member must be at least twenty-one (21). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. See Official Rules for complete details.

Challenge Prizes & Incentives: 

We want to see YOU living Summer Out Loud with your Y family and friends! Use hashtag #YSUMMEROUTLOUD and mention @whatcomfamilyymca (Facebook) or @whatcomymca (Instagram) with your best, favorite, awesome-est photo or video summer moments. IMPORTANT: Make sure that your posts are set to "Public" so that we can see them! 

What happens when we complete our passports?

Each family who registers and completes the summer passport will be entered to win both our local & national grand prizes! Passports can be turned in at the Bellingham YMCA Welcome Desk. All passports due to the YMCA by August 3, 2021.


YOUR FAMILY COULD WIN! (Subject to Official Rules)

WEEKLY LOCAL PRIZES: Each week one family will win a Family Fun Basket from the Whatcom Family YMCA (Up to $50 value).

LOCAL CHALLENGE PRIZE: One lucky family will win a one-year family membership to the Whatcom Family YMCA (Up to $918 value).

NATIONAL GRAND PRIZE: Free Family vacation of your choice and a one-year family membership to the Whatcom Family YMCA! (Up to $5000 value).

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