Mount Vernon #DiscoverSummer

The Drop-In Program offers members a fun and safe environment for members ages 6-18 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. For more information, please visit our website at www.skagitclubs.org.

An extension of the after-school 21st Century programs at LaVenture and Mount Baker Middle Schools, this five week summer program will give students the opportunity to dive into some awesome topics, build important collaborative learning practices, and prevent youth from experiencing that summer slide that sets them back academically each year. From June 26th to July 28th we will be meeting at LaVenture Middle School from 8am-1pm. Breakfast and lunch is provided. After 1pm participants can choose to head over to the Clubhouse, located on the LaVenture Campus, and #DiscoverFun. The program is free, though enrollment capacity is just 90, so an early enrollment is encouraged. The program is a collaboration between the Boys & Girls Club and Mount Vernon School District, and is aligned to take place in concert with the Mount Vernon Summer School program, also being housed at LaVenture Middle School. Participants in this program will not be traveling on Tuesday’s Field trips with the traditional Clubhouse.

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 are required to be wearing a Club shirt. Club shirts will be provided to members on their first day of Camp or at the time of Registration. Youth who do not have a Club shirt will not be able to attend the Club that day. Children dropped off without a shirt will be charged $10 for an additional shirt. The Club will be closed during field trips.  If youth chose not to attend they may come at 2pm for the afternoon drop-in program. 

For 2017, Mount Vernon will travel each Tuesday:

Tuesday, June 27th
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Tuesday, July 11th
Seattle Aquarium
9:00am Departure
($40 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Tuesday, July 18th
Soaring Eagle Regional Park; Sammamish, WA 
9:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Tuesday, July 25th
Woodland Park Zoo
9:00am Departure
($45 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Tuesday, August 1st
City Lights at Newhalem
9:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Tuesday, August 8th
Fort Casey
9:00am Departure
($30 for non-#DiscoverMore participants)

Tuesday, August 15th
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 19th-23th:
#DiscoverMovement 

June 26th-30th:
#DiscoverGoo

 July 3rd-7th:
#DiscoverAmerica
(CLOSED JULY 4th)

July 10th-14th:
#DiscoverDinos

July 17th-21st:
#DiscoverEcology

July 24th-28th:
#DiscovertheFuture

July 31st- Aug 4th:
#DiscoverIdeas

Aug 7th-11th:
#DiscoverSenses

Aug 14th-18th:
#DiscoverLiquids

Aug 21st-25th:
#DiscoverHealth


 

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 skagitclubs.org. 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 skagitclubs.org. 

Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club
1100 North LaVenture Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 428-6995

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