Summer at the Clubs

Registration opens on March 1st, 2019

The information below is from the 2018 Summer season. Updated information will be available near the end of February with registration opening on March 1, 2019.

The Drop-In Program offers members a fun and safe environment for members to thrive in. Each day, innovative programming will take place throughout the Club, working toward three priority outcomes in participants: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. The Drop-In Program is a great way for members to spend the afternoon during the summer. They’ll get the opportunity for physical activity, educational engagement, and even more importantly, summer fun. Come join us for a Triple Play Daily Challenge, games of dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, and more.

Extended-day programs are offered to families at our Club, to help bridge the gap when youth need additional hours of service to remain safe, have fun, and be engaged. The tuition for the #DiscoverMore program is in addition to any drop-in fees, and represent our cost of service to deliver quality programs for youth in our community. 

A morning snack is offered, as well as Lunch, and is included in tuition, as well as all weekly field trips in #DiscoverAdventure. On field trip days, youth must arrive at the Club at least fifteen minutes prior to departure time. When the bus leaves, the Club remains closed until return, or when the drop-in program opens.

One of the key components of #DiscoverMore 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 around 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. In addition to Summer Brain Gain, mornings at the Club will include a variety of educational activities focused around our weekly themes, opportunities for outdoor recreation, hands-on learning, and involvement in Boys & Girls Club National programs focused on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Citizenship.

Discover Summer: When you choose to #DiscoverSummer at the Boys & Girls Club, you can rely on purposeful and intentional programs and activities to engage youth of all ages. This year, each week is centered around a theme, from which all elements of engagement begin.

June 18-22: #DiscoverInnovation
June 25-29: #DiscoverAnimals
July 2-6: Clubs closed this week. Registered Members may attend Burlington (ALL CLUBS CLOSED JULY 4th)
July 9-13: #DiscoverFutbol
July 16-20: #DiscoverPreparedness
July 23-27: #DiscoverAmerica
July 30-Aug 3: #DiscoverCuisine
Aug 6-10: #DiscoverArts
Aug 13-17: #DiscoverMotion
Aug 20-24: #DiscoverConservation
Aug 27-Aug 31: #DiscoverWater

Discover Adventure: Getting out and about is an important component of the summer, and at the Boys & Girls Club, we are excited to offer day trips for our #DiscoverMore participants, and for those only participating in #DiscoverFun, some spaces will be made available for an additional fee. All participating youth will need to arrive no later than fifteen minutes prior to the announced departure time, and be wearing a Club shirt—provided to them on their first day of camp, or at registration, if in person and supplies are available. Youth not in their Club shirt will not be able to attend the Club that day, as Clubs are closed during these trips, and for safety reasons, we require all traveling youth to be easily identifiable at all times.

For 2018, Clubs will participate in the following field trips. See your Club for specific dates

Imagine Childrens Museum
10:00am Departure
($35 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Forest Park
9:00am Departure
($45 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Snohomish County Clubs
10:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Everett AquaSox
9:30am Departure
($45 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Artist Point, Mount Baker
9:30am Departure
($40 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Pacific Science Center
8:30am Departure
($55 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Seattle Art Museum/Seattle Aquarium
8:30am Departure
($50 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Playground Crawl
9:30am Departure
($40 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Woodland Park Zoo
8:30am Departure
($50 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Birch Bay Waterpark
9:30am Departure
($60 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Discover 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 #DiscoverNutrition this summer!

Discover STEAM: This summer, in conjunction with Burlington’s full summer program, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is offering a STEAM Magnet Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Youth entering first through sixth grade who demonstrate an interest or proficiency in these subjects are encouraged to consider participation. Space is very limited.