#BeActive

#BeActive is a series of sport-specific clinics  that emphasize the fundamentals of each sport and help elevate the skill level of any athlete. Offered at our La Conner Club, all clinics are led by staff or volunteers who are well knowledgeable in the sport. This month the theme is track & field, led by Christina Barsness, Program Assistant with varsity track & field experience and Kendrick Davis-Pittmon, Program Director with varsity, collegiate, and open track & field  experience.

November Track & Field Clinic Schedule:

  • November 8th:400 Meter Dash
  • November 15:   200 Meter Dash
  • November 29th: Throws (Frisbee discus & foam shot put)

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Bouncing Adventure at Trampoline Zone

trampoline zoneOn July 7th the Anacortes & La Conner Boys & Girls Clubs went on a bouncing adventure to the Bellingham, Trampoline Zone, as just one of their many scheduled field trips. Foam pits were a favorite, which provided the opportunity to try any trick or jump without the chance of injury. By the end of the day even the most timid of the children were flipping into the pits. This afforded the kids a chance to develop courage and challenge themselves to do something that they were scared of at the start. 47 Club members were able to participate in the field trip. The next field trip for the Club members is a trip to Woodland Park Zoo.

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Club Kid Yoga Returns in March

Club Kid Yoga

The second season of Club Kid Yoga starts Tuesday, March 17th.

The La Conner Club is pleased to announce the second season of Club Kid Yoga with Crescent Moon Yoga Studio!

Athletics are a huge part of growing up these days for many youth in the area. They provide fun, a good source of exercise, create a sense of both pride and teamwork. Unfortunately, even young athletes can get injured while participating in sports at their age. Most of the common injuries that are experienced include strains, sprains, and motion injuries and breaks that, when repetitive, can affect the growth plates which can cause serious damage long term. Studies have shown that among the many ways to support young athletes, the one that is most underutilized is yoga. 

Crescent Moon Yoga

Thank you to Crescent Moon Yoga for this amazing fitness opportunity

Yoga can balance the body by building flexibility and strength. Adult athletes across many sports have used yoga to improve their performance. From Kobe Bryant to Russell Wilson, these stars have credited their success to incorporated yoga in their training routine.

For six weeks starting on Tuesday, March  17th, kids will head over to the Crescent Moon Yoga Studio and be lead through an hour-long workout by a professional instructor that will teach new skills, have fun, and feel good about themselves while getting better at their respective sport.

Age: 8 & older
Program Size & Length: Max 15 participants | 6 weeks
Cost: $15 per member
Club Kids Yoga Registration Deadline: March 13th. Member can’t participate until registration fee is paid. 

Club Kid Yoga take place Tuesdays in March/April from 3:30-4:30pm. For more information about Club Kid Yoga or any of our Targeted Programs that focus on Healthy Lifestyles, please contact the Club Director Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at 360-466-3672 or email kdavis@skagitclubs.org

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La Conner Stretches Its Programming

The La Conner Club is pleased to announce a program partnership with Crescent Moon Yoga!

Athletics are a huge part of growing up these days for many youth in the area. They provide fun, a good source of exercise, create a sense of both pride and teamwork. Unfortunately, even young athletes can get injured while participating in sports at their age. Most of the common injuries that are experienced include strains, sprains, and motion injuries and breaks that, when repetitive, can affect the growth plates which can cause serious damage long term. Studies have shown that among the many ways to support young athletes, the one that is most underutilized is yoga. 

Crescent Moon Yoga

Thank you to Crescent Moon Yoga for this amazing fitness opportunity

Yoga can balance the body by building flexibility and strength. Adult athletes across many sports have used yoga to improve their performance. From Kobe Bryant  to  Russell Wilson, these stars have credited their success to incorporated yoga in their training routine. 

For six weeks starting on Tuesday, October 7th, kids will head over to the  Crescent Moon Yoga Studio and be lead through an hour-long workout by a professional instructor that will teach new skills, have fun, and feel good about themselves while getting better at their respective sport. 

Age: 8 & older
Program Size & Length: Max 12 participants | 6 weeks
Cost: $15 per member
Club Kids Yoga Registration Deadline: September 29th
**Please register for Club Kids Yoga at the La Conner Club**

Club Kid Yoga take place Tuesdays in October from 3:30-4:30pm. For more information about Club Kid Yoga or any of our Targeted Programs that focus on Healthy Lifestyles, please contact the Program Director, Leah Vazquez at (360) 466-3672 or email leahv@bgcskagit.org.

 

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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 laconner@skagitclubs.org

 

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Club Kids on the Road to Gold

Hershey Track & Field District Meet

Club kids burst out of the blocks during the 100 meter dash.

Club members who participate in the Be Active: Run Happy program had a great showing at the Hershey’s Track & Field District Meet on Wednesday evening. Of the ten members who signed up and participated, all of them placed in the top two in at least one of their events. By competing at and placing in the top two at this local meet, all 10 members are qualified for the Hershey’s 2014 Washington State Track & Field Finals hosted by One Team Kids Foundation.

Club members will be treated like rock stars the weekend of June 27th– 29th

On Friday, all qualified athletes will attend a pre-meet party at Big Al’s in Vancouver, WA consisting of a spaghetti dinner, two free games of bowling, and a $5 arcade card. This will allow our members to have some fun with other competitors from around the state.  

Brooks Logo

Thank you to Brooks Running for the opportunity to launch Be Active: Run Happy

Saturday is the big day! Members will participate in the Parade of Athletes as they take a collective lap around legendary McKenzie Stadium. After the Opening Ceremonies, the completion will begin. Kids will compete in three different divisions: 9 & 10, 11 & 12, and 13 & 14 year olds. After the meet, all athletes will be treated to a movie at Cinetopia, a luxurious moving viewing experience in town, before heading back home. 

We’d like to congratulate our Hershey’s Track & Field District Meet Finalists:
Alex, Sammy, Chloe, Eleann, Soleil, Juliette, Frank,  Zack, Tyler, and Jacob

The Boys & Girls Club of La Conner is excited to offer Be Active: Run Happy and other Healthy Lifestyles Programs for our Members ages 6-18 thanks to the generous support of Brooks RunningThank you Brooks Running for this incredible fitness opportunity to our Members.

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Be Active. Run Happy. Be Great.

Be Active: Run Happy

This spring, Club members will have an opportunity to take part in our new running program.

Be Active: Run Happy, is a running program designed to inspire physical fitness and a lifelong attraction to running. Whether kids are just starting out, or have been running for years, the goal is to encourage, motivate, and develop a new generation of runners.  Be Active: Run Happy is brought to the La Conner Club thanks to Brooks Running.  

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Brooks Running, sponsor of the
Be Active: Run Happy Program

Starting May 13th kids will be led in fun, weekly workouts by experienced runners and track athletes. Kids will learn proper running techniques, warm-ups/cool downs, nutrition, and hydration over the course of the program. Every participant will have an opportunity to compete against other local kids in the upcoming All-Comers Meets in Burlington, Bellingham, and Shoreline, WA. They also get to take part in events such as the Torchlight 8K, Brooks Running Camp, and the Brooks PR Invitational for free. 

Did we also mention the free Brooks Running shoes & gear?

The Boys & Girls Club of La Conner is excited to offer Be Active: Run Happy and other Healthy Lifestyles Programs for our Members ages 6-18 thanks to the generous support of Brooks Running. Thank you Brooks Running for this incredible fitness opportunity to our Members.

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LC Open for Mid-Winter Break

Join us in celebrating National Boys & Girls Club Week.

The La Conner Boys & Girls Club will offer programing during mid-winter break from March 3rd-7th. The Club will be open every day from 12:00-6:00pm and will featured a wide array of fun and educational Targeted Programs including:

  • Club Tech: Clay tech, introduction into stop-motion animation
  • Reading Roadtrip: Members will dive into short stories from around the world while dining on the snack inspired from that story’s regional cuisine.
  •  Extreme Capture the Flag: Members will square off against Club Staff in an epic battle of cardiovascular excellence.
  • Science Club & ImageMakers: Photography Club
  • And much more!

Club Members will receive a lunch, and two snacks during these extended programming days.  
The cost for programming during mid-winter break is $50 per family for a week pass. This offer is available to all students of the La Conner School District.

For more information about mid-winter break  or other programming at the La Conner Boys & Girls Club, contact Club Director Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at (360) 466-3672 or email at kdavis@bgcskagit.org

 

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Getting Flexible in LC

Triple Play

Club Members improve flexibility in a fun way.

La Conner Club Members worked on loosening up and stretching out today.  The Brown Bag Game is a fun activity that always draws the interest our Members.  During this game, youth set a brown lunch sack upright on the ground then bend to pick the bag up using only their mouths.  After a Member successfully picks up the bag, our Healthy Lifestyles Assistant Taysha James cuts one inch off of the height of the bag.  This becomes more and more challenging as the activity continues until there is nothing left of the bag.  Only the most flexible members make it this far though!

This activity helps reinforce the importance of exercise and healthy lifestyle, while Members have a great time.

Triple Play activities take place every day at the Club from 3:00-4:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm.  For more information about Triple Play or any of our Targeted Programs that focus on Healthy Lifestyles, please contact the Program Director, Leah Vazquez at (360) 466-3672 or email leahv@bgcskagit.org.

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