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.
Weekly Themes: When you choose to #ExploreSummer 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 17th-21st: #ExploreDiversity Our world is filled with a diverse array of people, cultures, and ideas. This week explores different aspects of cultures around the world including culinary arts, music, language, and celebrations.
June 24th-28th: #ExploreImagination This week offers members the opportunity to explore their imaginations! Club members will explore mythology, traditional fantasy stories, and search the seas and skies for fantastical creatures.
July 1st-3rd: #ExploreWashington As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation, we will take some time to learn about the birth of our state. Members will learn about history, stewardship, and citizenship
Clubs closed July 4-5.
July 8th-12th: #ExploreSpace Members will have the opportunity to explore space and aeronautics. Kids will learn about gravity and how planets revolve around the sun.
July 15th-19th: #ExploreTimeTravel Members will explore different times periods in their fancy Time Traveling car! We will explore civilizations from ancient times to modern day and what we will be expecting in the future.
July 22nd-26th: #ExploreSeattleSports During this week, members will learn Seattle Sports histories. Kids will compete as their favorite local sports teams, create their own mascots, and take pride in the athleticism of local heroes.
July 29th- Aug 2nd: #ExploreHollywood Members will get behind the lens to tell stories about themselves and their Clubs. They will explore drama, music, and all the pieces that make Hollywood sparkle.
Aug 5th-9th: #ExploreCareers What do you want to be when you grow up? Members will learn about careers in their community and think about their interests and futures. They will also get to talk with special guests about their careers and see how what they learn in school now can help them get a job in the future.
Aug 12th-16th: #ExploreInnovation Members will explore what it means to create what will seem like the tallest towers in the world, bridges that can never collapse, and create objects that start from a simple idea.
Aug 19th-23rd: #ExploreBackyardFun Break out your sprinkler hoses for some backyard fun! Members will not only play their favorite outdoor games, they will also learn about their local watersheds and how to preserve their own backyard.
Aug 26th-30th: #ExploretheCircus Games, animals, and everything under the big top! Members will try their hands at juggling, making circus posters, and being clowns. They will also make their own carnival games, learn about the circus, and enjoy their last week of summer.
*Start dates vary by club sites.