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About the Camano Center
The Camano Center was built in 2001 and is owned and operated by Camano Senior Services Association. This wonderful building resembles a mountain lodge with wood and rock accents, and is designed as a place where community members can get connected to services, programs, classes and each other. The grounds are planted and maintained by our "Down to Earth Gardeners" group and other volunteers, with assistance of our paid groundskeeper.
The Center may be rented for weddings, parties, auctions, meetings, and other events.There are large and small rooms, a commercial kitchen, and a lovely terrace and ampitheater area available at reasonable rates.
The Center is also a hub of community activity. Fitness classes include senior aerobics, yoga, Zumba and T'ai Chi. There are a monthly book club, a writer's group that meets weekly, an acrylics class, and a drop-in watercolors group. Groups meet to play a variety of card games. AARP Safe Driving Courses are offered approximately every six weeks. Our 75+ group is a favorite with our senior population. And dozens of bus trips are scheduled every year.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Senior Services of Island County coordinates a lunch program at the Center, providing all community members with an opportunity to have a great meal and interact with other people. SSIC also administers a Meals-on-Wheels Program that serves all of Camano Island, and a program by which Camano Island residents age 60 or over can obtain Ensure on a donation basis (a $30 donation is requested for a case of 24 cans of Ensure).
The Center also maintains a medical equipment lending program. Anyone in need of medical equipment may borrow items at no charge for as long as needed (subject to availability).
Wireless internet is available throughout the building, and a lending library offers reading materials and videos for members to borrow at no charge.
See the Center's monthly newsletter, "Camano Connections" or elsewhere on this website for additional information on;
- Resources and Services
- Facility Rentals
The Camano Center also conducts many Center sponsored events, both as fundraisers and simply to provide the community with fun things to do and learning experiences. Included are;
- Crab Fest every January
- Women’s Expo, a free event every May
- 55+ Resource Fair every 18 months
- Camano Crab Dash every June
- Collector's Car Show, Poker Run and Outdoor Market in August
- Annual Gala Auction in September
- Holiday Craft & Gift Bazaar every November
- An Afternoon with Santa
- Community Dances several times a year
- And Much More!
The Camano Center also hosts many local community events and groups, including the Camano Chamber's Annual Chili and Chowder Cook-Off, the Camano Animal Shelter Association Annual Auction, and the Culinary Arts Society.
The Camano Center has much to offer to community members. We encourage everyone to become a member and "Get Connected".