Monthly Archives: August 2014

The One Man Human Knot

HumanKnotMount Vernon Boys & Girls Club Members were challenged to a unique version of the human knot game, building on their leadership and communication skills. Members were told only one person, called the ONE, was allowed to give them instructions during the untangling process. 

Once the task was complete, Members were asked how it differed from the regular game, in which everyone is allowed to talk. All Members agreed having only one person talking during the game challenged the group to listen closely to instruction. They also agreed that it challenged the ONE by having to communicate exactly what he needed. Kids took turns being the ONE and had a blast leading their group to success! 

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Members Take Flight During Superhero Week


Club members Baylee S. and Anna T. soar above the Seattle skyline.

Club members tested their super powers last week during La Conner’s Superhero Week as themed activities exercised youths’ minds and bodies while providing a whole lot of fun at the same time!
Members invented their own superheros and thought up new super powers while making paper doll versions of their caped crusaders and were challenged creatively on Friday for the Superhero Costume Contest.  Youth brainstormed all week to develop super identities and personalities, which they brought to life for the contest.  Each participant described their powers and showed off their signature move for fighting crime while the rest of the club watched and voted for their favorite hero.
Project Learn activities of Superhero Jeopardy and the X-Ray Vision Test had members thinking hard during the week.  For the X-Ray Vision Test, youth had to put their hand into paper bags containing common objects and, without looking, decide what the object was.  After 10 hidden objects, LC members proved that they are well on their way to having 20/20 X-Ray Vision.
Spidermans Web

Club members pose after participating in Spiderman’s Web.

Physical challenges for the week included the Kryptonite Relay Race, which required youth to return scattered kryptonite rocks to Krypton using only chopsticks, Spiderman’s Web, where youth tested their throwing accuracy by tossing paper balls at a doorway covered in a masking tape web, and a Laser Obstacle Course.  Every club member participated in the Obstacle course, where youth were timed while they navigated through yarn ‘laser beams’ to retrieve magic crystals while trying their hardest not to touch any lasers. 

Club member’s excitement for Superhero Week was well captured in the Superhero Photo Booth, where youth dawned capes and laid on a cityscape backdrop to give the illusion of flight.
The La Conner Boys & Girls Club will be open for the final two weeks of summer before school starts.  The club will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 2nd for the first day of school.  For more information on any of our fun and engaging programming, please contact the Club at (360)466-3672 or email
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A Water World of Fun

Water World

Members cautiously passing a huge water balloon, never quite knowing when it’s going to burst!

This past week La Conner Club members embraced summer and participated in all kinds of water games as part of the weeks’ Water World theme.  Thankfully the weather held out and the sun shone brightly every day!
Games that splashed the kids kept them cool throughout the week and included Draw From the Well, a Water Balloon Relay, Frozen Feet and more.  The Sponge Relay was a big favorite of the water games.  Youth took turns using sponges to soak up water from a large bucket before running across the play area to try and fill a cup with water before the opposing team filled their cup.  Running around with a soaked sponge cooled off many club members too, and soon, the water was flying everywhere!
Other activities for the week included Sharks and Minnows, Beach Towel Tennis, Watercolors, Rainbow Bubbles and a field trip to a water park.
Thirteen Club members had a blast on Friday at Birch Bay Water Slides.  The Activity Pool was one of their favorite places to hang out because members could play games, splash around, and go nuts!  When they build up the nerve, members joined the lines for the water slides.  From the Corkscrew to the Twister to the Black Hold, the slides were a definite highlight of the week and were the main source of the day’s shrieks and laughter.
The La Conner Boys & Girls Club will be open all summer long. For more information  any of our fun & engaging summer programming, please contact the Club at (360) 466-3672 or email


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