Shelter Bay Communiversity

Welcome to Shelter Bay Communiversity!

Never stop learning…
...because life never stops teaching.

Shelter Bay Communiversity provides life-long learning opportunities available to residents of the Shelter Bay and Swinomish Tribal Communities.

Communiversity is a volunteer-managed program for the enjoyment of all Shelter Bay residents and Swinomish Tribal members. It provides a broadly-based curriculum of subjects presented in a fun and no-stress environment. Offerings are currently being made over Zoom until we can return to the Clubhouse.

Contact person if you have questions:
Jim Barrett 206-930-3607

Upcoming Courses
Be sure to check back – additional courses will be added soon!

Instructor's Course Proposal Form
Click the link to submit information about the course you would like to teach. A member of the Communiversity staff will get right back to you.

Proposal Form

Shelter Bay Community is complicated and unique in many ways.

The Know Your Community program is being offered to all residents by experts from within our community.

The overall program planned as a weekly offerings covering each segment of our Community with an opportunity for participants to ask questions and get answers immediately from those presenting and other in attendance.  The first session will cover the history of Shelter Bay, bringing everyone up to date on how we got to where we are today and cover how our Home Owners Association (HOA) is structured and functions compared to other HOA communities.  Later classes will deal with our Tribal Leases, Tribal regulations, taxes, authority and much more.  Other classes will cover our Committee structure with presentation by each committee chair or representative about their purpose, their guidelines and how to get involved in participating in the committee process.  Other sessions will allow you to meet the management employees, learn what they do and why your favorite project is more complicated than what you might think.  Lastly, the Marina and other amenities will be explained.  

The program will be Zoom hybrid structure with both in person classes in the Clubhouse and on Zoom.  After registering you will receive an invitation link which will work for all classes.  Each class will be recorded.  You only need to register once and after registering the Zoom link will be sent to you which will be good for all the classes.

Please Register by clicking on this link:

The 1st class recording is available at:
Passcode: **.Mnsn5

The second class will be offered Monday, December 12, starting at 6:30 pm and is scheduled to last 2 hours. The first hour will cover Tribal Land/Lease Topics and will be presented by Rod Proctor, the second hour will explain our Marina, its history, business plan, operations, and benefits to residents of Shelter Bay, presented by Pat McGarry and Vanessa Finch.

Hurray! The Shelter Bay Clubhouse is re-opening for larger group attendance. 

Watch the electronic sign board at the front gate. Check the Communiversity Web Site for specifics on future classes each month.

Please reach out to Carolyn Caporgno at if you have a class idea or if you can share a skill you have with us.