COVID-19 FALL PROGRAM INFORMATION
At this time, the Boys & Girls Club will not be offering a full-day program in Anacortes. Projected needs in the community can be met through the existing licensed childcare program at Whitney School, operated by the YMCA. Should the need grow beyond this, the Club will explore opening a full-day, licensed childcare program.
Anticipating there are families not in need of full-day programs, but interested in some regular supports and interaction for their children, we are launching Club Connection. The program will operate from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Club members can enroll in one of four options: 1. Monday through Friday, with the intention to attend nearly every day; 2. Monday/Wednesday, attending twice weekly; 3. Tuesday/Thursday, attending twice weekly; 4. Friday Only. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Club Connection will include an afternoon snack, learning supports and tutoring, social-emotional learning activities, enrichment programs, and of course, fun. Club members will be placed into a cohort and remain with that cohort for the entirety of the program, for health and safety reasons. Participants are required to wear masks unless there is a documented medical exception. While this limits the free-choice developmental activities Boys & Girls Clubs are known and loved for, our staff has worked hard to recreate the fun Club experience our members and families have come to expect.
A daily health screening will occur, and entrance will be subject to fulfilling that screening and a temperature check on arrival. For families who may have children they are comfortable in walking to the Club on their own, we are working on an app-based system for parents to complete the health screening in advance for admission to the program each day.
Teen Hours: Our current focus remains on providing younger members enhanced services to assist working families. However, there are plans to operate bi-weekly Teen Nights beginning as early as September 18th, from 6:00-10:00 pm. Teen members are those attending middle school or high school.
Who Can Attend the Club? Any youth ages 6 (or completed Kindergarten) to 18. Buses are available from select schools during normal operations. No transportation is currently available.
Membership Information: Beginning with the 2020-21 School year, all membership registration and interaction regarding the payment of dues and fees will be conducted through the new MyClubHub system, which launched on August 17, 2020.
Club Director: Andrew Flores
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 947, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Contact: (360) 419-3723 x11