Keep the summer boredom at bay by participating in ReadySetPlay!
*This is our Business Registration Information Page. If you are a parent/guardian/community member wanting to sign up a child for the program please visit the City of Covington page HERE (https://www.covingtonwa.gov/readysetplay/).
*PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Brag Tag® earning period has ended as of 9/30/2020. We are excited to reconnect with you early 2021 about reserving your 2021 tags for the Summer Fun!
Register NOW to reserve your “BRAG TAGS®” design for our summer youth program “Ready, Set, Play Covington!”. We will begin 6/15/20 through 9/11/20 (different dates due to covid-19). Local youth can visit your business, complete an activity and earn a “BRAG TAGS®“. After collecting ALL of the tags at participating businesses they will receive a 10 swim passes redeemable at the Covington Aquatic Center! Early Bird Registration is now until 5/1/20 and is $300. Registration 5/2/20-5/31/20 is $400. If a logo is supplied by 5/31/20 it can be on the back of the tag. Please note: Logos on the back of the tag are for Covington Chamber members only. If you join the Chamber after tags are ordered we will not be able to update them to include your logo. If you want your logo on the tag and are NOT a member please contact us during this registration process on joining ASAP. Your business “BRAG TAGS®” are refilled upon your request throughout the summer. Please contact us to alert us when you are LOW so we can accommodate you accordingly Please notify us you are “low on tags” by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why should my business participate? It will directly increase foot traffic to your business, you’ll provide 3 months of swimming to hundreds of local youth and you’ll be part of a bigger community “give”. 2019 had 1,189 participants and 277 local youth that visited every single participating business to earn their swimming pass and 800 separate visits to the pool!
Can *ALL* businesses participate? No, if you are a business within Covington, WA City limits with a storefront and regular operating hours then yes (not an in-home business or limited ‘open’ hours). If you are outside city limits we have grand-fathered in prior participants that are Covington Chamber of Commerce Members. If you apply for a “BRAG TAGS®” design below without being within those guidelines we will connect with you prior to purchase. If you aren’t sure if you are within those guidelines please contact us first: email@example.com
What is my responsibility in the program? You are responsible for signing up/selecting a design, having a coordinating activity (provided with the tag), maintaining distribution of the tags (email us for more tags: firstname.lastname@example.org) , understanding the program, having regular operating hours OR if not have a plan for how to distribute the “BRAG TAGS®” to the children when closed. Never turn anyone away from the program but most of all HAVE FUN!
Who manages the program? This program is a collaboration with the City of Covington and the Covington Chamber of Commerce. We also thank MultiCare Covington for the lanyard sponsorship and Covington Aquatic Center for the swim passes and The Tamara Paul Group for their “prize pack” sponsorship. If you have questions about the program please contact us: email@example.com
SELECT A “BRAG TAGS®” DESIGN!
***ALL TAG SELECTION IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. OUR PROGRAM BEGINS 8/3/2020 and to find out more as a youth participant please visit the City of Covington Page: https://www.covingtonwa.gov/readysetplay/
Did you know plastic bags are the most common debris found in our oceans? Gather up some plastic bags and bring them to a recycling location (such as a grocery store bin) and snap a photo of you doing your good deed to show us! Make sure to ask for paper next time you are at the store.
Grab your tape, glue, sticks, paper, cotton balls or more and design a home just for you! Are you wanting to live in outerspace? Or how about Mt. Rainier? In a treehouse or a camper off adventuring? We can’t wait to see your incredible ideas! Bring it by to show us to earn your Home Dreamin’ Tag!
It is never too early to learn about money! Pick one of these activities and share a photo with us once complete: Start a savings account, get a piggy bank and start saving OR play a game involving money (think monopoly).
The Pacific Northwest has some of the best outdoor activities! What kind of things do you like to do outside? Show us a snapshot or video of your time outdoors whether it is camping/hiking/climbing/exploring.
Rock painting is so much fun! Find a rock, use your best artistic skills to decorate/draw/paint it and bring it in to show us/exchange at our rock station! We can’t wait to see your design and help you earn your Brag Tag!
Safety is no joke! Can you answer these safety questions: What should you do if an earthquake started? What do you wear around bodies of water? Share a safety tip with us to earn your Tag!
Follow the clues! Have you ever participated in a scavenger hunt or tried geocaching? Well, now is your chance! (Participating business must provide all clues and set this activity fully up)
Snag up your squirt guns and play outside with others OR create a target to try to hit! Don’t have a squirt gun? Use a hose or squirt bottle (after adult approval). Visit our business and tell us all about it to earn your tag!
Summer is great for a hike! But this challenge isn’t about trails – it is about creating something NEW! Be innovative and create a new dance move, song, food creation, color, or more! Be prepared to share it/tell us all about it when you come in to earn your tag!
Eat your veggies! No, really, eat your veggies! Vegetables are some of the healthiest foods – come in and tell us all about your favorite vegetable. Can you draw a picture of it as a cartoon character and bring it in to show us to earn your tag?
Be a Water Saver – come in and tell us about a time that you conserved water by turning off the hose or stopped the running water while brushing your teeth/washing your hands!