Is Your Business Ready to Ready…Set…Play? We Are!
*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/).
Register NOW to reserve your BRAG TAGS® designed for our summer youth activity program, Ready, Set, Play Covington! This year’s event will kick off at the Covington Chamber’s Health and Wellness Fair, sponsored by MultiCare, on Saturday, June 25 at the MultiCare Covington Medical Center. The program will run from June 25 through September 5, 2022. Kids and their families can visit member businesses, complete activities, and earn BRAG TAGS® while getting to know their community. After collecting tags at all participating businesses, participants will receive a special prize pack with amazing items including swim passes from the Covington Aquatic Center, a coupon for a free Crumbl Cookie, a $50 savings account from Red Canoe Credit Union, a pedometer from Valley Medical, a beach ball from Mary Bridge/MultiCare and more!
Registration and payment are due by May 15, 2022, and the cost is $400 for new participating businesses. Contact us at email@example.com or 253-329-0999 for details and to see if your business is eligible to participate.
Why should my business participate? This program will directly increase foot traffic to your business, you’ll provide socially safe activities for hundreds of kids in the Covington community, and you’ll help kids and their families get to know their community better.
Can ALL businesses participate? No. Ideally, your business is physically located in the Covington, Washington City Limits with a storefront and regular operating hours. In-home business or those with limited hours are not eligible to participate. If you are outside city limits, we have grandfathered in prior participants that are Covington Chamber of Commerce Members who have continued to be part of the program. We are making some exceptions to this rule if your business is centrally located. Contact us for details.
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, 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 want to thank MultiCare Covington for the lanyard sponsorship and Red Canoe Credit Union, the Covington Aquatic Center, Crumbl Cookies, Valley Medical Center and MultiCare for providing goodies for the prize pack!
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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?