Club Membership: Membership is required to participate in our summer program. Please visit your local Club to apply. The monthly activity fee is waived during the Summer. A one-time registration fee may apply.
Summer Hours & Fees: During the summer our Clubs operate Monday thru Friday from 7am to 6pm. The Explore Summer Program includes Field Trips and a Club T-shirt for $160 a week, or $425 for a family of 3 or more. Some scholarship assistance, prioritized for families, is available. Waiting listings may apply. Inquire at your Club.
A la Carte Field Trips: Club members can participate in select field trips only for a per trip fee listed in Summer registration.
Who Can Attend Explore Summer at Club? Youth ages 6 (or completed kindergarten) thru 6th grade for the 2019-20 school-year.
Membership Renewals & Registration: All Memberships expire on Aug 31, 2019. Be sure to renew starting on Aug 1, 2019 for the following 2019-2020 school year. Member enrollment must be completed at the Club. Forms are available from the Forms Page. Waiting lists may apply.
How to Register for Explore Summer: Register Online before June 1st. New Members must register for membership, in person, at the Club between the hours of 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Bring your pre-filled forms for each child. Forms are available from the Forms Page.
Explore Summer (7am-6pm): All 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 represents our cost of service to deliver quality programs for youth in our community for the week.
A morning snack, lunch, and afternoon Snack are included in tuition, as well as field trips. 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.
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.
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 18th-21st: #ExploreDiversity
June 24th-28th: #ExploreImagination
July 1st-3rd: #ExploreWashington
Clubs closed July 4-5.
July 8th-12th: #ExploreSpace
July 15th-19th: #ExploreTimeTravel
July 22nd-26th: #ExploreSeattleSports
July 29th- Aug 2nd: #ExploreHollywood
Aug 5th-9th: #ExploreCareers
Aug 12th-16th: #ExploreInnovation
Aug 19th-23rd: #ExploreBackyardFun
Aug 26th-Aug 30th: #ExploretheCircus
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. 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 Explore Summer, or at registration. 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.
Mount Vernon will travel each Tuesday, except for Aug 8th:
Tuesday, June 25th
($30 a la carte)
Tuesday, July 9th
Museum of Flight
($45 a la carte)
Tuesday, July 16th
YMCA Swimming Pool
Tuesday, July 30th
Thursday, Aug 8th
Skagit County Fair
Tuesday, Aug 13th
($45 a la carte)
Tuesday, Aug 20th
Birch Bay Waterpark
($50 a la carte)
Tuesday, August 27th
YMCA Swimming Pool
*Start dates for #ExploreSummer may vary based on the School District’s weather make-up days.
**Field Trip departure times may change. Please check with your Club or refer back to this page for updates.