Anacortes #DiscoverSummer

The Anacortes Club is currently on a Waitlist. A $15 deposit for each week is required. The waitlist will be assessed on June 9, and refunds will be processed if we cannot accommodate for the additional registrants. Space is not guaranteed.


The Drop-In Program offers members a fun and safe environment for members entering grades 1-12 to thrive in. Each day, innovative programming will take place throughout the Club, working toward three priority outcomes in participants: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. The Drop-In Program is a great way for members to spend the afternoon during the summer. They’ll get the opportunity for physical activity, educational engagement, and even more importantly, summer fun. Come join us for a Triple Play Daily Challenge, games of dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, and more from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

Extended-day programs are offered to families at our Club, to help bridge the gap when youth need additional hours of service to remain safe, have fun, and be engaged. The tuition for the #DiscoverMore program is in addition to any drop-in fees, and represent our cost of service to deliver quality programs for youth in our community during the extended hours of 7:00am to 2:00pm. 

A morning snack is offered, as well as Lunch, and is included in tuition, as well as all weekly field trips in #DiscoverAdventure. On field trip days, youth must arrive at the Club at least fifteen minutes prior to departure time. When the bus leaves, the Club remains closed until return, or 2:00pm when the drop-in program opens.

One of the key components of #DiscoverMore is Summer Brain Gain and Summer Brain Gain: READ—six week modules of fun, engaging, activities designed to address summer learning loss. Each week is focused around a theme and provides a variety of activities focused on literacy, math, and other skills. All Summer Brain Gain modules are aligned with Common Core standards, and provide opportunities for youth to learn through project-based activities, creative expression, and team collaboration. In addition to Summer Brain Gain, mornings at the Club will include a variety of educational activities focused around our weekly themes, opportunities for outdoor recreation, hands-on learning, and involvement in Boys & Girls Club National programs focused on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Citizenship.

Through partnerships with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) we are able to provide fresh, nutritious snacks and meals to youth in our Clubs and communities, at no cost to the child. In some communities, we partner with local School Districts and bridge the gap in service, and in others, Boys & Girls Clubs serve as the lead agency. 

Last summer, across our service area, we facilitated more than 30,000 meals and snacks. Specific meal offerings and service times will be released as we get closer to summer, please check our website and Facebook page for more info in the coming months. We know that our kids have growing bodies, and when we can assist in ensuring they have the fuel they need, our entire community wins. Make sure to stop by a Club or service location to #DiscoverNutrition this summer!

This summer, in conjunction with a return to Burlington with a full summer program for the first time in many years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County is offering a STEAM Magnet Camp (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). Youth entering first through sixth grade who demonstrate an interest or proficiency in these subjects are encouraged to consider participation. Space is very limited. 

Getting out and about is an important component of the summer, and at the Boys & Girls Club, we are excited to offer six day trips for our #DiscoverMore participants, and for those only participating in #DiscoverFun, some spaces will be made available for an additional fee. All participating youth will need to arrive no later than fifteen minutes prior to the announced departure time, and be wearing a Club shirt—provided to them on their first day of camp, or at registration, if in person and supplies are available. Youth not in their Club shirt will not be able to attend the Club that day, as Clubs are closed during these trips, and for safety reasons, we require all traveling youth to be easily identifiable at all times.

For 2017, Anacortes will travel each Thursday:

Thursday, June 29th
Ferndale Boys & Girls Club
9:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Thursday, July 13th
Seattle Aquarium
9:00am Departure
($40 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Thursday, July 20th
Soaring Eagle Regional Park; Sammamish, WA 
9:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Thursday, July 27th
Woodland Park Zoo
9:00am Departure
($45 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Thursday, August 3rd
City Lights at Newhalem
9:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Thursday, August 10th
Fort Casey
9:30am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Thursday, August 17th
Birch Bay Waterpark
9:00am Departure
($55 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

When you choose to #DiscoverSummer at the Boys & Girls Club, you can rely on purposeful and intentional programs and activities to engage youth of all ages. This year, each week is centered around a theme, from which all elements of engagement begin.

June 26th-30th:

 July 3rd-7th:

July 10th-14th:

July 17th-21st:

July 24th-28th:

July 31st- Aug 4th:

Aug 7th-11th:

Aug 14th-18th:

Aug 21st-25th:


Club Membership

includes Drop-In Hours

Monthly Activity Fee:
$50 per child, $100 per family*

Annual Registration Fee: $15 per child, $50 family, $10 Teen (*There is no monthly fee for teens)

Summer Hours & Fees

During the summer our Clubs operate Monday thru Friday from 7am to 2pm(DiscoverMore Program) and 2pm to 6pm(Drop-In Program). 

The DiscoverMore Program includes Field Trips and a Club T-shirt for $120 a week, or $300 for a family of 3 or more. A Club membership is required for participation. 

Non-DiscoverMore participants can join a field trip. The per trip fee is listed under the DiscoverAdventure section.

Who Can Attend the Club?

Youth ages 6 (or entering First Grade this Sept 2017) to 18

Teen Hours & Fees

Teen membership is for youth entering 7th grade, up to age 18 and membership is $10 a year. Teens are welcome at the Club during Drop-In Hours from 2-6pm. Teen Nights are for teens only without other younger members present. These are generally held once a month on Friday Nights. 

Membership Renewals & Registration

All Memberships expire on Aug 31, 2017. Be sure to renew for the following 2017-18 school year. Member enrollment must be completed at the Club. Forms are available at Waiting lists may apply.

How to Register for Discover Summer

Register Online before June 1st. New Members must register for membership, in person, at the Club between the hours of 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Bring your pre-filled forms for each child. Forms are available at 

Anacortes Boys & Girls Club
located in the City Hall basement
904 6th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221
360-419-3723 x11

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