The North Counties Transportation Coalition is working with community and senior centers, tribes, transit agencies, counties and cities, and riders to identify existing transportation gaps and explore developing a new community-based transportation option for Camano Island and North Snohomish County.

Please complete this Survey so that they know where you need to go.

Trish Hatley Quartet with Reuel Lubag on Piano

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00-9:00 PM

Outdoor Concert on Camano Center Patio (event is limited to 40 tickets). In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors.  If the event is able to be held outside, we may be able to release extra tickets. Eventbrite is the preferred method. If you are unable to finalize your ticket purchase from Eventbrite, please give us a call. We are happy to help.

Ticket Price = $25 Tickets

Beer and Wine will be available for purchase

Restrooms will be available with limit of two people at a time in restroom

Masks will be required and social distancing practices will be in place.

Island County: Phase 3: What does that mean for the Camano Center and 2nd Chance Thrift Shop?

We have now successfully entered into the Governor’s Phase 3 as a county. Many inquiries have been coming in asking when the Thrift Shop and the Center will open up.  As an organization that’s mission is to connect, enrich, and support our community (with an emphasis on seniors aging in place successfully), we are being very cautious in resuming activities before Phase 4.

There are still many restrictions in Phase 3 to opening up. We must adhere to multiple requirements including but not limited to: purchasing sneeze guards for every area that has a volunteer or staff behind a counter, limiting the capacity of the building to 50 people (includes staff and volunteers), requiring masks and providing them to all staff and volunteers, providing hand sanitizer to everyone, cleaning all surfaces between customers, re arranging flow of traffic with signage and arrows, educating staff and volunteers, screening staff and volunteers for symptoms, documenting our efforts, and having a COVID19 trained supervisor on site during open hours.

We have found a successful way to have thrift sales outside to keep our volunteers, staff, and community safe. We are focusing our efforts to having 3-4 more sales in June and July.  We will have limited entertainment planned for the Center, but cannot resume daily operations such as social games, lunch and health and wellness classes until Phase 4. Watch our website and Facebook for dates.

Thank you for showing such support to the success of the Camano Center and the 2nd Chance Thrift Shop, and caring about the future. You are the reason essential services are continuing despite being closed for the past 4 months. You are responsible for these programs continuing:

Please note there have been some date changes for these sales.

These summer sales are outdoor only at the Camano Center. They will take place on the patio. Lots of great bargains.

Social distancing and masks required. The Camano Center will remain closed and there will be no access to the building or to restrooms.

Sales are scheduled for:

June 25, July 11,  July 23 9 am -2pm

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Please help us make our 14th Annual Gala Auction our best yet! Please see list below for ways to help! Our auctions are successful because of the contributions made by Camano Center members, friends and support from the community.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible! Call Cindy Hand at 360-387-0222 if you have any questions about an item or service you are interested in donating.  We thank you for your support!

Unique Experiences

Vacation home or timeshares!!
Frequent Flyer Miles!!
Dinner Party or BBQ
Wine or Beer Tasting Party
Lesson or Session with Professional
Fly Over
Luxury or Classic Car  Rental/Lease

Decorative Theme Baskets

Gourmet food or cooking items
Wine & Liquor
Garden or Spa

Home & Garden

Outdoor furnishings/décor
Interior Design Services
Cleaning Services
Landscape Planning
Home Improvement Services

Cooking & Food

Homemade desserts or appetizers
Kitchen equipment
Cooking Lessons

Electronics

IPad, tablet or accessories
Laptop or Chromebook
New flat screen televisions

Sports & Equipment

Sporting Equipment A
Autographed sports memorabilia
Tickets to sporting events
Team sweatshirt, cap, jersey

Dining & Entertainment

Restaurant gift Certificates
Hotel Gift Certificates
Theater or concert tickets

Personal Items

Jewelry
Scarf, purse, accessories
Clothing store gift certificates
Beauty or Spa  gift certificates
Spa Gifts or Gift Certificates

Please limit donations to new or very lightly used items of value—the 2nd Chance Thrift Shop is happy to accept any other donations!  Proceeds from the Thrift Shop provide over 50% of funding for the Camano Center!

June 13 9am - 3pm. This is an outdoor only sale at the Camano Center. The sale will take place on the patio and the parking lot. Lots of great bargains. Social distancing and masks required. The Camano Center will remain closed and there will be no access to the building or to restrooms.

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Governor Inslee's Response to the latest uptick in COVID --19 cases

We have canceled the Trunk Sale ahead of changes to the requirements for social and non-essential gatherings that will limit those numbers to 10 under the new Safe Start phase limits for those counties in Phase 3.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. All vendors are currently being contacted and refunds will be issued.

Hello friends!

It’s been a full four months that we have been closed to members and our community at both the Center and the Thrift Shop.  I have to be honest and tell you that right around week two I was wondering if we would still be in business come April. Financially we were already in a tough situation (February was the first month since I’d arrived that we operated without a deficit) then to have all income sources shut down, was a very scary and sad reality.

The thing I hadn’t counted on, was how amazing and generous all of YOU would be! You have kept the help coming in so many ways, and enabled a very small team (reduced by 85%) to continue giving essential services to our community despite having the doors shut! Here is what YOU have done for others with your generosity: 

We are staying in very close contact with our healthcare experts, government officials, and Island County leadership to follow the safest plans to slowly open up what we can. Until then we are utilizing the internet to sell items from our Thrift shop on eBay and Facebook, and hope to have a few big parking lot sales (adequately spaced out) as soon as it’s safe. We have a local church holding service in the parking lot on Sundays (in their cars) and planning for more ways to utilize our grounds over the next months prior to being able to open the buildings. Our biggest responsibility is to our community, especially those in the population that are most vulnerable, so we will not be rushing into opening up the shop and center without restrictions. We all want to get back to being social, shopping, attending events and programs, and earning income rather than asking…but it has to be done cautiously.

Many people have asked when the thrift shop will open, or why it isn’t already. The short answer is that it isn’t that easy. I have a 3 page document that outlines what we need to do from the Governor’s office. Just a few of the items are: purchasing sneeze guards for every area that has a volunteer or staff behind a counter, limiting the  number of shoppers, having mandatory masks and sanitizer available, cleaning between customers, re arranging flow of traffic, educating workers, having limitations on staff and volunteers over 65 years old, screening employees and volunteers for symptoms, and having a COVID19 trained supervisor on site at all hours open.  We have to weigh in all of the cost and risk of these things to the profit that can be made. (Now you know why we are looking at outside sales!)

My sincerest goal is to be a stronger non-profit for our community after weathering this storm both in what we can handle, and financially. We take the responsibility of each and every donation given by you, very seriously. Nothing is being spent unless absolutely necessary in order to provide the services we are able to right now.  The amazing staff here are cutting back further and wanting to volunteer instead of being paid (which there are rules against)! Everyone is humbled by your support of them and our mission.

Thank you for showing such support to the success of the Camano Center and the 2nd Chance Thrift Shop. I am not exaggerating when I say that your donations are all that are keeping the essential services going. YOU are responsible for the good that has been occurring on our island! I thank you from the very bottom of my heart, and can safely thank you on behalf of our Board, staff and volunteers too!  We are a special community for certain.

Warmly,

Bonnie Eckley
Executive Director

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Donate to the Camano Center general fund here.

Find Us

Camano Center
606 Arrowhead Road
Camano Island, WA 98282
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Our Hours
Monday - Friday Closed

Contact
(360) 387-0222

Thrift Shop

2nd Chance Thrift Shop
1335 State Route 532
Camano Island, WA 98282
(360) 629-6142
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Store Hours:  
Friday &  Saturday: 9-4
 

Donation:
By Appointment Only

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