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Renton Summer Games

Renton Summer Games: Challenges Brought Home

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Renton Summer Games

Are you looking for a little friendly competition? Call a few of your friends and sign up for the Renton Summer Games! This free event will have you competing alongside your fellow Rentonites in Olympic style events.

Follow us on social media for sneak peeks as we carry Erasmus's Flame on the road to Challenges.

How it Works

1 ) Pick up your kit.
2 ) Share completion of your events with us and other participants through social media using hashtags & tagging us!
3 ) Report your participation. Then, we will calculate & share the info. 

Kit Pickup Days and Times

Get started with Renton Summer Games by picking up a kit at the Renton Community Center on one of the following days:

  • Friday, August 7, 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 9, 1 - 4 p.m.

Our goal is 1,000 participants. As you complete your events, share with us on social media using the hashtag #RentonSummerGames and don’t forget to follow Renton Recreation and Neighborhoods on Instagram for videos and inspiration.

The Challenges

Each week will have a time, distance & participation event. Directions will be included in the kit.

Week 1
August 11: Quarter Spin
August 12: Straw Wrapper Challenge
August 13: Make your Own Light Saber - Fencing

Week 2
August 18: Cookie Face
August 19: Wall Jump
August 20: Blindfold Lawn Bowling

Week 3
August 25: Water Balance Walk
August 26: Standing Long Jump
August 27: Ping Pong Pan

Campin' Out Series

Campin' Out Week 1 Activities (July 6 - 10)

Click image to download the Campin' Out flierCampin’ Out kicks off on July 6 and ends on July 31. Each week will have a theme and Community Services staff have arranged for some fun and informative virtual entertainment.

Week 1 (July 6-10): Wellness in the Wilderness

Week 2 (July 13-17): Under the Stars

Week 3 (July 20-24): Campin' with Critters

Week 4 (July 27- 31): Van Gogh Outdoors

Other activities during Campin' Out might include yoga, dance, sing-a-longs and even a biologist. Recreation and Neighborhoods staff are being creative to bring Renton residents fun and interesting programming for free.

Below are a list of previous activities that have taken place during Campin' Out!

  • Learn how to make a camp charcuterie with Kristi Slotemaker from River Valley Cheese! This board is guaranteed to elevate your glamping experience whether you're deep in the forest or campin' out at home. Click here to watch the recording.

Campin' Out Week 2 Activities (July 13 - 17)

Experience activities that are out of this world during "Under the Stars" week for Campin' Out! Join us for stories, workouts, dance instruction and NASA approved crafts and cooking. This week will even feature a special drive through pick-up event for making your own constellations at home.

Online activities can be streamed from the Renton Community Services Facebook page or on Zoom. If joining via Zoom, please note the different meeting information for each activity. Click here to download a constellations worksheet!

  • Monday July 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Spencer takes you on an adventure through space with a campfire story to kick the second week off with special guest Recreation Coordinator Mary Adams. 

  • Tuesday, July 14 at 11 a.m.

Two Campin' Out activities in Tuesday! First, join us for a lunchtime workout with Dayna. Fitness professional and outdoor enthusiast Dayna Monardez will help you “blast off” that middle section with an out for this world workout and the motivation to keep you going. Click here to watch this workout with Dayna!

  • Tuesday, July 14, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Create your own constellation! Pick-up a free constellation and s'mores kit. Don’t forget to snap a picture of what you made to share with us. Pickup occurs in the Renton Community Center Parking Lot (1715 Maple Valley Hwy) and kits will be given until 6:30 p.m. or until supplies last.

  • Wednesday, July 15 at 11 a.m.

We will have two more activities on Wednesday for Campin' Out! First enjoy story time and public safety tips with Deputy Fire Marshal Sara Furguson from Renton Regional Fire Authority. Join us as she reads "No Dragons for Tea". Click here to watch the video of story time.

  • Wednesday, July 15 at 4 p.m.

Make your own flashlight constellation craft with Tawnee from Wyldwood Creative. You can create your own night sky with supplies that you probably have at home! Click here to download the constellations worksheet. Then, watch the video here.

  • Thursday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m.
“Reach for the Stars Workout” with Life Coach and Fitness Professional Dayna Monardez. She is back with an exciting new routine that you can do in your own backyard. Click here to join this Thursday workout!
  • Friday, July 17

NASA approved fun for you to do at home! Make your own no bake moon cookies, learn about meteor showers and plan a shooting star party, or create a galaxy pinwheel craft.

Campin' Out Week 3 Activities (July 20 - 24)

Get ready for a week of Campin’ with Critters! Tom Gaines with Northwest Animal Adventures will be sharing his cute and creepy creatures with us every day next week. Each broadcast starts at 6:30 p.m. Online activities can be streamed from the Renton Community Services Facebook page or on Zoom. If joining via Zoom, please note the different meeting information for each activity. 

  • Monday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a live animal demonstration with Northwest Animal Adventures on Zoom! Click here to join this activity.
  • Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Make your home the best bird buffet on the block! Check out these DIY bird feeders you can make with supplies from around the house. Video will be posted when available. Share your DIY birdfeeder with us using the hashtag #CampinOut on social media.

Northwest Animal Adventures is back with another creepy crawly critter! Click to join this activity here.

  • Wednesday, July 22 at 11 a.m.

Boost your backyard biodiversity with a DIY bug hotel! Join us at 11 a.m. for a demonstration. Some supplies you might want to set aside are terracotta pots, dry leaves, toilet paper roll tubes and dry yard waste. Click here to join the DIY bug hotel demonstration

  • Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Today Northwest Animal Adventures shares with us Colossal Reptiles at 6:30 pm! Click here to join this activity
  • Thursday, July 23 at 12 p.m.
We have two activities today! First, join us for a read aloud at 12 p.m. Click here to join the read aloud on Zoom.
  • Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Check out barnyard animals with Northwest Animal Adventures. Click here to join this activity.
  • Friday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Today Northwest Animal Adventures shares with us worldwide wildlife and critters from around the globe. Click here to join this activity.

  • Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Stop by the Renton Community Center for a free s'mores kit and a Project Coocoo kit! Additional pick up times during the final week (July 27 - 31).

Campin' Out Week 4 Activities (July 27 - 31)

During the last and final week of Campin' Out, join us as we “Van Gough Outside"! This artistic week is inspired by stories, DIY, process art and “Project Cuckoo” birdhouse kits. Online activities can be streamed from the Renton Community Services Facebook page or on Zoom. If joining via Zoom, please note the different meeting information for each activity. 

  • Monday, July 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

We have two activities for the first day of Week 4! Pick up a free DIY birdhouse kit for Project Cuckoo! We will be at the Renton Community Center from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or until supplies last.

  • Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Spencer and Recreation Coordinator Mary Adams as they recap the amazing time we had last week "Campin’ with Critters" followed by a read aloud of “Splatter”, a colorful story about teamwork and perseverance. Click here to join this activity!

  • Tuesday, July 28 at 6 p.m.

Make your own rag rug DIY tutorial with Tawnee from Wyldwood Creative. Why toss those worn out t-shirts when you can repurpose them into a functional work of art? 

  • Wednesday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We have two activities for today, including another opportunity to pick up your birdhouse kit! Project Cuckoo birdhouse distribution from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until supplies last at Renton Community Center. Don’t miss your chance to go “Cuckoo” with the Recreation and Neighborhoods Division!

  • Wednesday, July 29 at 11 a.m.
Story time and public safety tips with Deputy Fire Marshal Sara Ferguson from Renton Regional Fire Authority. Tune in as she reads "Scribble Stones". Click here to join this activity!
  • Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Join Meena Merchant as she spreads creativity and love with a project for all ages! Supplies that will accentuate the project are: dark colored paper or cardstock (black, dark blue, purple, etc.), craft paints (tempera, acrylic), paint brush, bubble wrap (small bubbles if possible), jar/water container, paper towels. Don’t have all the supplies? Use your imagination and get creative with Meena. This will be a live DIY with time for Q&A. Click to join this activity!
  • Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m.
Join Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Spencer for a read aloud! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, "Maybe Something Beautiful" reveals how art can inspire transformation—and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Click here to join this activity!

Project Cuckoo

Free Birdhouse Kits: Project Cuckoo

To celebrate our last week of Campin’ Out, the City of Renton's Recreation & Neighborhoods Division is inviting you to take part in a week dedicated to the arts! 

In partnership with the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, we have purchased 1,000 do-it-yourself birdhouse kits to be distributed to families throughout Renton. Each kit will contain the materials needed to make a birdhouse. As of July 28, all kits have been distributed.

Project Cuckoo is a community based art project designed to capture the stories, sentiment, and emotions during this unique time. Residents can upload a photo of their own birdhouse on here on SurveyMonkey. Your submissions will be transformed into a virtual art gallery for everyone to enjoy!

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