‘Axe-citing’: Area’s first axe-throwing venue opens on Camano Island

By Evan Caldwell | Tuesday, September 3, 2019   A bout 150 people were very “axe-cited” Saturday, Aug. 31. They descended on Camano Island’s Arrowhead Ranch to try the area’s first axe-throwing site. “With people already flocking to our area for unique outdoor and recreational opportunities, we thought that offering an axe-throwing venue would add to our […]

Thousands Watch Record 93 Racers in Soap Box Derby

By Evan Caldwell | Monday, June 17, 2019   CAMANO ISLAND — Addison Inman sprang out of her soap box derby car, twirled, cartwheeled and fist-pumped the sunset-tinged sky. The 12-year-old Stanwood Middle School student won the super stock division Saturday at the 12th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby at Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island — where she […]

On The Faster Track

Local companies help Arrowhead Ranch raise starting point of soap box derby, which takes place Saturday By Evan Caldwell | Thursday, June 13, 2019   CAMANO ISLAND — There was a real need for speed. Literally. Racers started a little on the slow side during last year’s race — the first at the new track at Arrowhead […]

Free Luge Sessions Draw Young Daredevils To Camano Island

Children 9-13 years old learned luge sledding — on wheels, for now — with the help of Team USA. By Ben Watanabe | Monday, May 20, 2019 8:49am   CAMANO ISLAND — The first run was over in seconds. Then came another dozen or so for each of the seven children trying luge for their first […]

Kids Try Sledding With Olympians On Camano

Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island hosting USA Luge’s Slider Search by Evan Caldwell • May 20, 2019   One-by-one, turn-by-turn, the kids improved and their smiles grew. “It’s thrilling,” Sawyer Coburn, 13, said after his third trip down the hill on the luge sled. “It feels like Indiana Jones or something. You feel like you’re […]

Future Olympians May Be Discovered On Camano This week

CAMANO ISLAND — Children this weekend can pretend as if they are competing in the Olympic games, sliding fast through a chute of ice. In reality, they’ll be at a ranch on Camano Island, riding a sled attached to Rollerblade wheels down a controlled pavement course.

Racers Gear Up For Annual Soap Box Derby

The derby is a family-friendly competition for children 7 to 17 years old and happens every year on the Saturday of Father's Day weekend at Arrowhead Ranch. It is the largest race of its kind west of the Mississippi River. The racers works with a mentor to build their car and practice racing on the [...]

Looking for Olympians

Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island hosting USA Luge’s Slider Search A hill on Camano Island could be where a future winter Olympic athlete gets his or her start. US National Luge Team coaches are encouraging children ages 9-13 to give the sport a try on May 18-19 at Arrowhead Ranch. “It’s been too long since [...]

USA Luge Looking for New Sliders

Camano Island, Wash. — Arrowhead Ranch, a 20-acre destination adventure center under development on Camano Island, has been selected as a regional host location for the upcoming White Castle USA Luge Slider Search on May 18-19. The site is 62 miles north of Seattle.

Incorporating sleds on wheels, the Slider Search is an off-season recruitment program that travels the nation each summer and fall looking for future Olympic athletes in the sport.

Soap Box Derby Open House

Arrowhead Ranch will Open its Doors for a Public Soap Box Derby Open House EventLocal children encouraged to attend and register for Soap Box Derby Arrowhead Ranch, a 20-acre destination adventure center under development on Camano Island, will open its doors to the public for a Soap Box Derby Open House event on March 30th [...]