Explore Summer: Clubs in Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete, Sedro-Woolley, and Mount Vernon, including LaVenture & Mount Baker will be in operation this summer. Due to the unique needs of our communities, each Club has its own summer hours & rates. Please visit your Club’s page to get information about its summer program.
Days at the Club will include a variety of educational activities focused around weekly themes, with opportunities for outdoor recreation, hands-on learning, and involvement in Boys & Girls Club National programs focused on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. Additionally, one of the key components of #ExploreSummer is Summer Brain Gain and Summer Brain Gain: READ—six-week modules of fun, engaging activities designed to address summer learning loss. Each week is focused on a theme and provides a variety of activities focused on literacy, math, and other skills. All Summer Brain Gain modules are aligned with Common Core standards, and provide opportunities for youth to learn through project-based activities, creative expression, and team collaboration.
Nutrition: Through partnerships with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) we are able to provide fresh, nutritious snacks and meals to youth in our Clubs and communities, at no cost to the child. In some communities, we partner with local School Districts and bridge the gap in service, and in others, Boys & Girls Clubs serve as the lead agency. Last summer, across our service area, we facilitated more than 30,000 meals and snacks. Specific meal offerings and service times will be released as we get closer to summer, please check our website and Facebook page for more info in the coming months. We know that our kids have growing bodies, and when we can assist in ensuring they have the fuel they need, our entire community wins. Make sure to stop by a Club or service location to #ExploreNutrition this summer!
Field Trips: Getting out and about is an important component of the summer, and at the Boys & Girls Club, we are excited to offer field trips locally and beyond in Washington State. Please visit your Club’s page to which field trips are offered. Additionally, some field trips can be registered for a la carte through your local Club.
Start dates and costs for #ExploreSummer vary by Club sites. Please visit your local Club page.