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!

A Bridge of Cultures by Jay Bowen

A Contemporary look at Native Insights Friday, September 23rd—Sunday, September 25th

On Friday evening, September 23rd, 5:00–8:00pm Jay Bowen will be presenting his artwork to Shelter Bay Community members and Swinomish Tribal members.   Jay will be sharing the presentation with 14-year-old aspiring artist, Delarosa Damien.

Their art will also be on display during the weekend at the clubhouse from noon to 5:00 pm.

 Jay was born into a traditional Upper Skagit family. At a young age he realized that his God given gifts were in the arts.  He attended Western Washington University and the Rhode Island School of Design. His artistic talents are in oil painting, designing custom fine jewelry, steel sculptures, and in working with many other mediums of art.   Jay’s paintings, sculptures and poetry have spiritual and healing properties. He uses the power of color and movement to express all that surrounds us.

Delarosa Damien has dedicated her life to telling her stories through art. Delarosa plans to attend Art School after high school. 

To register for the Friday Evening Event click on the reservation link below:



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

Hurray! The Shelter Bay Clubhouse is re-opening for larger group attendance. Communiversity is looking forward to presenting a

variety of instructional and informative courses and classes. Starting in the fall, we will have a series on Know Your Community, a
class on Deception State Park, How to Grow Orchids, and a zoom class on Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft by
an AARP Speakers Bureau instructor.

Watch the electronic sign board at the front gate. Check the Communiversity Web Site for specifics on these classes later this 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.