Mount Vernon Club

Club hours: 2017-2018 School Year, Monday-Friday: 2 – 6 p.m.

Teen Hours: Teen only hours (without younger members present) are Monday-Fridays: 2 – 3:30pm Teens are welcome to stay until 6pm. Teen Nights: 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month, 6 – 10pm. Teen members are those attending middle school or high school. 

2018 Summer Hours: Morning Program: 7am to 2pm. Drop-In: 2pm to 6pm

Who Can Attend the Club? Any youth ages 6 (or completed Kindergarten) to 18. Buses are available from all Mount Vernon schools.

Membership Information: Please see the Club Membership page for more information and forms.

2017–2018 School Year Enrollment: Open Enrollment for new members begins on Aug 21, 2017. All families wishing to enroll must do so, in person, at their corresponding Club. For families that are currently members, enrollment will open on August 1st, 2017. All memberships expire on Aug 31, 2018, and must be renewed for the new school year. Memberships are valid from September 1, 2017 to August 31st, 2018. Space is limited. We encourage families to re-enroll immediately when Open Enrollment begins. Membership registrations and renewals will be accepted Monday – Friday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. All relevant forms are available from the Forms page. Please allow approximately 30 minutes to register.

Family Nights: Family nights are held quarterly. Open to members and their families, this is a great time to enjoy dinner together, bestow recognition for Club members’ achievements, and play some fun games.

Club Director: Angela Freeberg 
Program Director: Elizabeth Hanna

Location: 1100 North LaVenture Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 947, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Contact: (360) 419-3723 x31

LaVenture Club

Club hours: 2017-2018 School Year, Monday-Thursday: 2 – 5 p.m.

2018 Summer Hours: July 9th to August 9th, Monday thru Thursday, 8am to 1pm. Members may attend the Mount Vernon Club after. 

Who Can Attend the Club? Any youth enrolled in 6th-8th grade within the city of Mount Vernon.

Membership Information: Membership is free, paid for through the 21st Century Grant. The annual teen fee is waved for LaVenture members. Membership is also valid for any other Skagit County Boys & Girls Club. 

2017–2018 School Year Enrollment: All memberships expire on Aug 31, 2018, and must be renewed for the new school year. Memberships are valid from September 1, 2017 to August 31st, 2018. Space is limited. We encourage families to re-enroll immediately when Open Enrollment begins. Membership registrations and renewals are accepted at LaVenture Middle School. All relevant forms are available from the Forms page. Please allow approximately 30 minutes to register.

Family Nights: Family nights are held once a month. Open to members and their families, this is a great time to enjoy dinner together, bestow recognition for Club members’ achievements, and play some fun games.

Site Coordinator: Brian Gustafson 

Location: 1100 North LaVenture Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 947, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Contact: (360) 428-6109 x31177

Mount Baker Club

Club hours: 2017-2018 School Year, Monday-Thursday: 2 – 5 p.m.

2018 Summer Hours: July 9th to August 9th, Monday thru Thursday, 8am to 1pm. Members may attend the Mount Vernon Club after. Summer programs operate on the LaVenture Middle School campus. 

Who Can Attend the Club? Any youth enrolled in 6th-8th grade within the city of Mount Vernon.

Membership Information: Membership is free, paid for through the 21st Century Grant. The annual teen fee is waved for Mount Baker members. Membership is also valid for any other Skagit County Boys & Girls Club. 

2017–2018 School Year Enrollment: All memberships expire on Aug 31, 2018, and must be renewed for the new school year. Memberships are valid from September 1, 2017 to August 31st, 2018. Space is limited. We encourage families to re-enroll immediately when Open Enrollment begins. Membership registrations and renewals are accepted at LaVenture Middle School. All relevant forms are available from the Forms page. Please allow approximately 30 minutes to register.

Family Nights: Family nights are held once a month. Open to members and their families, this is a great time to enjoy dinner together, bestow recognition for Club members’ achievements, and play some fun games.

Site Coordinator: Erik Pineda 

Location: 2310 E. Section St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 947, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Contact: (360) 428-6109 x32175

Fun in the Sun with Triple Play

Mount Vernon Club hosts a water balloon toss in the warm weather

From a simple game of Duck-Duck-Goose, to a live full size games of Battleship, Triple Play always has a way to make exercising fun and active for our Club kids.

Triple Play is the second most used program both in our Clubs, and nationally, right behind the Power Hour program. Triple Play is designed to give kids different ways to stay active and is a game plan for the mind, body, and soul.

Sedro Woolley Members play a freestyle game of soccer

Every game we play encourages social interactions, teamwork, strategy, and being active, and we love mixing it up to keep things fresh. Games such as five-finger-soccer, which has the same rules of soccer but instead of kicking the ball around, when someone gets the ball they have to stand still and throw it to teammates, encourage teamwork, collaboration, and activity. Meanwhile other games such as Bow and Stern, an edited more intense version of Simon Says, focus on staying sharp and on your feet ready to move.

Triple Play brightens our kid’s days and gives them a fun chance to play and interact with each other.

Mount Vernon Library Hosts Weekly Story Time at the Mount Vernon Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon is usually full of color, sound, and activity everywhere you look. But every Thursday, there is a pocket of near silence among the organized chaos of the Club as members have the option to walk into a quiet room, stocked with coloring sheets and colored pencils. There, members can take a quick break in a relaxing, calm, quiet environment as a part of “Story Time with Callie”.

Callie Shoemaker, Mount Vernon library assistant, has continued this long-running tradition at the Mount Vernon Club. “When I took over the position, this was one of the projects I decided I’d keep going” said Callie. Every week, for just over two years now, a library assistant has come to the Club to read to members as the members get to relax, color, and listen to the stories.

Story Time is a part of a larger program at the Mount Vernon Club called Project Learn. Every week there are 

different themes for the days, such as Limerick day or National Walnut Day. Callie takes these themes and brings in a selection of books based on them.

“I really like bringing in some books related to the theme, new arrivals in the library, and some personal favorites to read to the kids” said Callie. The members get to choose which books they want Callie to read.

February – Youth of the Month

Congrats to Mount Vernon’s Awardees for February

Girl of the Month

Kylie M. Age 9

Kylie is a third grader at Jefferson Elementary. She has only been coming to the Club since the beginning of this school year, but in that time she has shown great character through her respectful demeanor and the value she places on those around. She has been a wonderful addition to the Mount Vernon Club environment.

Kylie M.

Boy of the Month

Manuel C. Age 10

Manuel is a fourth grader at Centennial Elementary. He has been part of our club for three and a half years. In that time, Manuel has shown himself a leader by participating in a variety of activities at the club, working hard on his homework and being respectful. We have so enjoyed having him be part of our club.

Manuel C.

Homework All-Star

Samuel T. Age 9

Samuel is a fourth grader at Little Mountain Elementary. He has been part of our club since May 2017. When Sam is at the club you can almost always find him deeply immersed in whatever book he’s currently reading or doing his homework in Power Hour. He also participates in our outdoor games regularly. Overall, he is a well rounded young man who models the importance of expanding one’s mind on a regular basis.

Samuel T.

Artist of the Month

Daisy M. Age 9

Daisy is a fourth grader at Jefferson Elementary. She first joined our club in November 2015.  Daisy is an absolute pleasure to be around her sweet, caring and respectful personality makes her a leader in the making. She is a creative person and loves participating in art. We are excited to see her continue to grow as a leader and as an artist.

Daisy M.

 

Triple Play MVP  (Sportsmanship Award)

Giovanni M. Age 9

Giovanni is a fourth grader at Jefferson Elementary. He first joined our club in November 2015. When he’s at the club you can almost always find him outside participating in Triple Play or chatting with his friends in the gamesroom. He loves participating in a variety of outdoor activities and shows good sportsmanship as well. We are excited to see him continue to grow into a young leader.

Giovanni M.

The Biggest Shed in Skagit Valley

“What is in a watershed?” Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club members pondered this question recently during a visit from the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group. Kids suggested objects as small as insects and as large as mountains only to find that all of those objects can be found in the Skagit Watershed, the region that feeds into and affects the Skagit River. As one member commented, “that must be a really big shed!

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County includes helping youth become caring and responsible citizens. For the kids at the Mount Venture Boys & Girls Clubs, they learned more about responsible citizenship by playing games. The constructed their own “river” by placing together their drawings of the Skagit River side by side to create a line. Then, Keelin Maurmann and Emily Jankowski from the Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group asked each kid to pick up an item from around the room. Flanking both sides of their “river,” the kids passed all of their items to the person standing next to them until one person at the end held all of the items. The activity helped them visualize the accumulation of items in the Skagit River and helped them understand how littering affects salmon populations.

“Kids are incredibly intuitive,” says Nathan Allen, Director of STEM Initiatives for Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County. “They understand how throwing trash on the ground affects the water which affects salmon population. More importantly, they’re young enough to avoid any bad habits and to make a lifelong positive impact on the environment.”

Environmental education creates citizens who understand their impact on the world around them and helps to protect local businesses who rely on natural resources throughout the Skagit Watershed. Through educational opportunities like the visit from Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group, Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County not only help serve youth but help protect another vulnerable population, the salmon in the Skagit River.