Triple Play

Anacortes Club members participate in the March Triple Play activity.

A Game Plan for Mind, Body and Soul
Triple Play, BGCA’s first comprehensive health and wellness program, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to improve the overall health of Club Members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

The Mind component encourages young people to eat smart through the Healthy Habits program, which covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, the food pyramid and appropriate portion size.

The Body component boosts Clubs’ traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. Body programs include six Daily Fitness Challenges; teen Sports Clubs focused on leadership development, service and careers in athletics; and Triple Play Games Tournaments, inter-Club sectional tournaments that involve multiple team sports.

The Soul component helps build positive relationships and cooperation among young people.

 Triple Play – Fact Sheet 


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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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Club Members Jump for Fitness in La Conner

Jump Rope Daily Challenges

Jump rope is a fun, bone-strengthening activity that can be played year round — indoors or outside!

Throughout the month of February, the La Conner Club will hold Daily Challenges all geared towards jump rope. With benefits such as improved balance, burning calories, and strengthening bones,  Club members are getting a chance to get out and be active while learning how to set short term as well as long term goals for fitness. Triple Play

Triple Play Daily Challenges take place every day at the Club from 3:00-4:00pm. For more information about Triple Play Daily Challenges 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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Daily Challenges are a Slam Dunk

Basketball Daily Challenges

This rotation pass drill is designed to work on the core while also encouraging communication between partners.

Throughout the month of January, the La Conner Club has held Daily Challenges all geared towards basketball. With a variety of challenges focusing on different aspects of the game such as: dribbling, agility, passing, and shooting form. Members are getting a chance to get out and be active while learning how to set short term as well as long term goals for fitness.Triple Play

Triple Play Daily Challenges take place every day at the Club from 3:00-4:00pm. For more information about Triple Play Daily Challenges 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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Club Kids ReMix a Party Classic

Chex ReMix

Club members put a spin on the classic Chex Party Mix.

This week at the La Conner Club, members made a Chex ReMix during Cooking Club. Here is the recipe so you can try at home with your family.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 Cups Wheat
  • 4 Cups Corn Chex Mix
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter
  • 4 Tablespoons of taco seasoning
  • 1 Cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional Mix-Ins: Pretzels, dried fruit, chocolate chips, peanuts, goldfish crackers.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Melt butter and seasoning together in a mixing bowl then set aside. In a larger mixing bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients.  Take the melted butter and seasoning, pour over the dry ingredients and mix all together until well coated. Pour mixture on a large cookie sheet. Spread out evenly on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle on the parmesan cheese and heat in oven until melted. Let the Chex Mix ReMix cool off and enjoy!

Cooking Club  takes place every Tuesday & Wednesday. For more information about Cooking Club 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@skagitclubs.org.

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Cooking Club Turns Up the Heat

Saucy Salsa

Club members enjoying some saucy salsa!

This week at the La Conner Club, members made some saucy salsa during Cooking Club. Here is the recipe so you can try at home with your family.

Ingredients:

  • (This recipe calls for a blender)
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 2 jalapeno chiles
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 2 dashes salt (to taste)
  • 2 dashes pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

Remove the skin from the tomatoes and chiles. Add tomatoes, chilies and salt to blender and blend for thirty seconds.Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, pour in salsa from blender and fry for one minute. Add eggs, salt and pepper to salsa and cook until eggs are set. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Cooking Club  takes place every Tuesday & Wednesday. For more information about Cooking Club 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@skagitclubs.org.

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Daily Challenges Kick Off on the Gridiron

 

Daily Challenges Kick Off

Football Daily Challenges in La Conner

Every day, things kick off at the La Conner Club with the Daily Challenge, a sports activity centered around a monthly theme.  With our local Braves teams and the Seahawks starting their seasons, it’s only natural that the theme for September is football!    Club members of all ages are taking part in drills focused on improving skills such as ball handling, throwing and catching, maneuvering and even strategy. Triple Play

Whether members are participating in a game of keep away, a fancy footwork drill or a Friday scrimmage, they are learning about the sport of football together, and challenging themselves to complete each activity to the best of their ability.  And to have fun, of course!

Triple Play activities like our Football Daily Challenges 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@skagitclubs.org.
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La Conner Club Kids Get Cooking

 

La Conner Cooking Club

Club kids take & bake their own pizzas.

The Cooking Club meets twice a week to learn about different food groups, a balanced diet and of course, how to cook!  This week, they dove into cheese, pepperoni, ham, pineapple and more, which can only mean one thing…pizza!  Members were each provided with their very own personal pizza crust to top however they wanted.  Some ended up as plain cheese pizzas and some had the works.  Youth also took this opportunity to get creative and make a design using their toppings.  

Once members were finished with their creations, the pizzas were wrapped up and sent home to be enjoyed later that night for dinner, or baked and packed for lunch the next day.  Although some members couldn’t help but sneak a bite or two early, before their pizza had even made it home. 
 
Cooking Club  takes place every Tuesday & Wednesday. For more information about Cooking Club 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@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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Members Take Flight During Superhero Week

Skyline

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 laconner@skagitclubs.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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