Fun Filled Spring Break for the Anacortes Club
The Anacortes Boys & Girls Club wrapped up a fun-filled Spring Break with the theme “Be A Character,” with each day filled with unique activities centered around a different character.
“When school is out, Clubs are in. That is a big focus for the Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Club Director Taylor Bannister. “Opening our doors during Spring Break allows us to reach out to those students who need us most by providing a fun and safe environment for them to learn, explore and have fun. This year was especially fun because of our great themed activities.”
“I loved the themes because they were so active,” said Club Member Sarafina Dunlap. “You got to be whatever you wanted and it was fun watching people dress up.”
On Cowboy Day, Club Members made cacti, “wanted posters”, and ran an “equestrian course.” Tuesday was Secret Agent Day which included missions for youth to complete a string “laser” course. Lucha Libre Day involved making Luchador Masks and competing in sumo suit wrestling. On Jedi day, members underwent Jedi training, made Star Wars finger puppets, and read from Star Wars scenes. Wrapping up the week with “Be Your Own Character Day”, Club members created their own characters, made their own costumes, and held a fashion show emphasizing their uniqueness.
“My favorite days were Jedi Day and Be Your Own Character Day,” said sixth-grader Alexander Davidson. “I liked that we could bring our own items for those days. We also got to do a lot of activities you normally don’t get to do and they all when along with the theme.”
Jordan Fratianni. said her favorite day was Jedi Day. “I’ve only now started watching Star Wars and this let me learn a lot more about it. It was really fun!”
“Friday, the Be Your Own Character Day was my favorite,” said Madison Johnson.” We got to walk down the runway and show off our creativity.” She came up with the character “Taylor Fairy”, emulating Club Director, Taylor Bannister and showing off her “nerdy, fun and silly” side.
“Spring Break is always fun because the extra time with the Club members allows us to run more programs and activities with them,” said Program Director, Andrew Worcester. “Normally we wouldn’t have the time to do things like making Lightsaber Pretzels or character creation. It’s a lot like a small dose of summer, and that gets us really looking forward to this years summer program.”