Teen Outdoor Expeditions

Our Teen Club Members will get to experience firsthand the amazing islands and mountains of Skagit Valley.

Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is excited to start our TOE (teen outdoor expeditions) program for Club Members in 7th grade and up.


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Camp Kirby Leadership Summit

Teens from each of our Skagit Clubs attended the weekend Leadership Summit

Teens from each of our Skagit Clubs attended the weekend Leadership Summit

During the weekend of April 11-13th, teens from the Skagit County Clubs joined together for a Leadership Summit on the shores of Samish Island at Camp Kirby. 40 teen Club members and 5 staff attended the leadership summit, an event that each Club worked hard to raise their own funds for. Over the course of the weekend teens did great activities that allowed them to learn about leadership, communication skills, working in groups, and good sportsmanship. Each group was compromised of members from each Club, making it possible for teens to meet new people and make new lasting friendships. On Saturday, events were split into stations such as improv, rock climbing and team building and communication exercises. The final station of the day was completed after dinner on Saturday night, in which each group came up with a skit that was performed for everyone at camp. 
 
Teens packed up and headed home on Sunday afternoon after a great and fun filled weekend. Many new friendships were made between Club members and Club staff. Each Club looks forward to the chance to meet each other again. 
 
Thank you to Camp Kirby for a great weekend of fun and learning; to our Club staff and teens who attended the trip; and too our friends, families and community members who supported each of our various fundraising efforts that made this experience possible. 
 
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MV Teens Go Bowling

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On Saturday December 7th, 11 Teens from the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club spent an afternoon of fun at the Riverside Bowling Lanes. Teens met up at the Mount Vernon Club at 12:30 p.m. and were driven to the alley by two Staff. Rental shoes and a group game was purchased by the Club through the Teen Outdoor Expedition (TOE) Program. Teens had a blast playing against each other and can’t wait for the next trip. 

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Cycling on Lopez Island

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Members enjoy a bike ride in the great outdoors of the San Juan Islands.

Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund, Teen Members from the Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Clubs spent an amazing day touring Lopez Island by bike on Saturday, April 27th.

The day began at 9:00am when Members were picked up at the Sedro-Woolley Club followed by the pick-up of the Mount Vernon Club Members. We journeyed to Anacortes to catch our 10:40am ferry to Lopez Island to begin our fun and exciting adventure. Some Teens who met each other on previous TOE trips were excited to see each other again. However, for most, this was the first time they met, so they took the opportunity on the ferry to mingle and get to know each other while taking in the sites of the San Juan Islands.

Once off the ferry, we picked up our bikes which were ready for us in the parking lot thanks to Heidi and Michael at Village Cycles, and we powered through our first tough hill. We continued to travel along the east side of the island taking in the spectacular view of the ocean. After traveling half way down the island, we made our way to the western shore, then headed back north to Fisherman Bay. Members enjoyed a late lunch while listening to live music provided by the Tour de Lopez event near us. After our relaxing break we were in the home stretch and made it back to the ferry lines. Members returned home around 6:30pm exhausted from their 13 mile round-trip cycling adventure.

We’d like to give a big thank you to Heidi and Michael at Village Cycles for outfitting our Teens with the proper equipment to launch their cycling careers.

Teen Outdoor Expedition (TOE) trips take place every month.

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Snow Tubing with TOE

Anacortes & La Conner TOE Trip

Teens relaxing after having a blast snow tubing.

Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fun – members from the Anacortes and La Conner Clubs had an amazing experience snow tubing on Snoqualmie Pass on Saturday, March 16th.

Teen Members from the Anacortes and La Conner  Boys & Girls Club embarked on their journey at roughly 8:00am heading up to Snoqualmie Pass. Club Members from the two clubs mingled during the van ride and started to form bond of friendships. Once we arrived at The Summit snow tubing area, Teen Members got dressed into their snow attire and hurried over to the slops to wait for their start time at 11:15am. Teens spent two hours having a blast tubing down the hillside and finished the day by eating their lunches at the lodge.

Teen Outdoor Expedition trips take place every month on Saturdays.

Below are some photos from the trip.

 

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TOE Snow-Tubing March 16th

William enjoying his ride down the hill with the TOE Club.

William enjoying his ride down the hill with the TOE Club.

Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is excited to continue our TOE (Teen Outdoor Expeditions) program for Club Members in 7th grade and up. 

Join the Anacortes Club and the La Conner Club on March 11th for a snow-tubing adventure of a lifetime!

Trip Cost:

$25 – Includes

  • Transportation
  • Rental Equipment
  • Tickets
  • Snacks

Trip Info:

  • Teens must provide their own snow attire (i.e. Pants, Jacket, Gloves, etc.).
  • Teens must also provide their own lunch.

Space is Limited! If you would like a permission slip or have further questions please contact Anacortes Teen Coordinator Patrick Greenlaw at 360-588-9045 or La Conner Unit Director Kendrick Davis-Pittamon at 360-466-3672 our Teen Outdoor Expedition Coordinator Sarah Levy at 360-428-6995.

 

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TOE Snow Tubing

TOE Teens eager to tube down the slops of The Summit at Snoqualmie Pass.

TOE Teens eager to tube down the slops of The Summit at Snoqualmie Pass.

Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fun – 12 members from the Mount Vernon and Sedro Woolley Teen Center had an amazing experience snow tubing on Snoqualmie Pass on Saturday, March 9th.

Teen Members from the Mount Vernon and Sedro Woolley Boys & Girls Club embarked on their journey at roughly 8:00am heading up to Snoqualmie Pass. Club Members from the two clubs mingled during the van ride and started to form bond of friendships. Once we arrived at The Summit snow tubing area, Teen Members got dressed into their snow attire and hurried over to the slops to wait for their start time at 11:15am. Teens spent two hours having a blast tubing down the hillside and finished the day by eating their lunches at the lodge.

Teen Outdoor Expedition (TOE) trips happen on varied Saturdays throughout the year.

 Check out more photos from the trip below.

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Snow-Tubing March 9th

12339-banner-GettingOut625-12-20Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is excited to continue our Teen Outdoor Expeditions (TOE) program for Club Members 7th grade and older.

Join the Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley Clubs on March 9th for a snow-tubing trip to Snoqualmie Pass.

Trip Cost:

$25 – Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Rental Equipment
  • Tickets
  • Snacks

Trip Info:

The Teen Members need to meet at the Club at 7:30am. We will return by 5:30pm.

Teens must provide their own snow attire including pants, jackets, gloves, etc.

Space is Limited. If you would like a permission slip or have further questions please contact Sedro-Woolley Teen Center Director Patrick Dougher at (360) 419-5525 or our TOE Coordinator Sarah Levy at sarahl@bgcskagit.org or (360) 428-6995.

 

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TOE Snowboarding Trip

Anacortes TOE Trip

Anacortes TOE Trip

The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club teens took their TOE trip to Mount Baker on Saturday, February 9th. Five Club teens joined two Boys & Girls Club Staff on the mountain for a day of snowboarding. Each of our Club members were beginners, but had a great day learning how to snowboard and enjoying each others company. This trip was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund.

 

To check out more pictures from our awesome adventure, click here.

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Snow Tubing with Teen Outdoor Expeditions

TOE Club going Snow-Tubing

Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is excited to continue our TOE (Teen Outdoor Expeditions) program for Club Members in 7th grade and up.

Join one of our 4 Clubs on our 4th Teen Outdoor Expedition (TOE) trip: Snow-Tubing at The Summit in Snoqualmie!

Trip Dates:

  • February 23rd Mount Vernon Club
  • March 2nd La Conner Club
  • March 9th Sedro Woolley Club
  • March 16th Anacortes Club

Trip Cost:

$40 – Includes:

  • Tickets
  • Transportation
  • Rental Equipment
  • Lunch & Snacks

Trip Info:

The teen members need to meet at the Club at 7:30AM and will return by 4:30PM.

Teens must provide their own snow attire (i.e. Pants, Jacket, Gloves, etc.).

Space is Limited! If you would like a permission slip or have further questions please contact your Teen Coordinator at your local club or our Teen Outdoor Expedition Coordinator Sarah Levy at sarahl@bgcskagit.org or (360) 428-6995.

 

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SW Teens Learn to Snowboard

SW TOE Group Snowboarding on Mt. Baker

Thanks to the generous support of the Skagit Community Foundation, Foothills Toyota, and the George B. & Ruth Elizabeth Ferguson Advised Fund – the Sedro-Woolley Boys & Girls Clubs took their Teen members snowboarding on Mt. Baker.

February 2nd marked the Sedro-Woolley Teen Center’s first ever snowboarding trip. Eight Teens embarked on a journey Saturday morning, many had never attempted snowboarding, but under the instruction of the Sedro-Woolley Program Director John Garman and Mount Vernon Teen Director  Sarah Levy the Teens hit the slopes at the Mt. Baker Ski Area with confidence. It was a sunshiny day at 43 degrees with Mt. Shuksan in the background and over 150 inches of snow under their boards! What’s the most important skill to learn snowboarding??? How to stop said Club Staff. So the Teens spent the morning learning how to stop, gliding, cutting turns, and successfully riding the chair lift. 

We’d like to give a big thanks to the Glacier Ski Shop for outfitting our Teens with the proper gear to launch their snowboarding careers and the kids who participated in trip. You guys rock! For photos of the day’s events click here. And if you have any questions about our future Teen Outdoor Expeditions feel free to contact Club Staff at 360-856-1830 or email Program Director John Garman at johng@bgcskagit.org

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