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Grandparents U: Anacortes Grades 5-8

Dates and Courses to Be Announced

Create memories to last a lifetime during this unique intergenerational program for grandparents and grandchildren ages 7-14.  You and your grandchild will work side-by-side as you participate in a hands-on course taught by Western faculty.

Youth program participants and staff must abide by all University regulations and program rules.

At a Glance

Grades 5-8 (Ages 10-14)


Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Shannon Point Marine Center
See location details

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Details coming Spring 2018

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9:00 – 9:30 a.m.


9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Class Orientation and Session #1

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Buffet in Classroom

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Class Session #2

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.


2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Class Session #3


9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Class Session #4

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Class Session #5/ Wrap Up

12:30 p.m.

Program Concludes


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Location Details

Shannon Point Marine Center
1900 Shannon Point Rd, Anacortes

For detailed parking instructions (if applicable), please refer to the confirmation letter.

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Cost Details

Registration is $240* for one grandparent and one grandchild. Additional grandparents can register for $140 each and additional grandchildren can be added for $80 each. This includes all class/instructor fees, facilities access, and lunch on Thursday.

*WWU Alumni, Faculty and Staff are eligible for a $20 discount at time of registration.

Important Lodging Information

Participants are responsible for securing their own lodging. Please visit the Explore Anacortes website for a list of lodging options in the Anacortes area.

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Cancellation Policy

​Cancellations received in writing or via e-mail to 7 days prior to the program are eligible for a full refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after 7 days prior will no longer be eligible for a refund.

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