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Posted by Tracy Dumas. | Dec 19, 2023 9:37:08 AM

Winter Break is here, parents. Are you ready? The Alaska Club offers a wide range of options to keep your family active and having fun not only during winter break, but also throughout the year. We caught up with TAC Director of Youth and Family Recreation, Kathie Stacey, to learn more.

Building healthy generations is one of The Alaska Club’s brand values. The club provides family-friendly health and fitness options that everyone in your crew can enjoy in one visit. As Kathie says, the clubs are designed to serve the whole family. “While your teenagers are playing basketball, your younger kids might be having a swim lesson, and at the same time, you can get a workout for yourself too.”

Many of our clubs also offer childcare in the Playcenter for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. The kids can get their energy out under the watchful eye of our caring staff while you get in a workout, group fitness class, swim, or a relaxing sauna session. Reservations can be made on our website at www.thealaskaclub.com/kidsplaycenters.

Thinking about swim lessons? Swimming is not only great exercise for all ages, but it’s also an important life skill. Kathie knows first-hand what sets TAC’s Starfish Academy apart from other local swim programs. “I have four kids and they all learned how to swim through Starfish Academy,” she says. “We offer small class sizes and teachers who love working with kids. Our pools are warmer than other pools and we offer a wide range of classes for all ages from 6 months to 99 years!” Group lessons go to age 16 – there’s even a swim team option - but the club also offers private adult lessons with no age limit. It’s never too late to learn how to swim! Learn more about our swimming programs and how to register at www.thealaskaclub.com/starfish-academy-swim-lessons.

Swimming every day is a highlight at The Alaska Club’s Fun Camps. Winter Break Camp is coming up quickly – December 26-29th and January 2-5th. As Kathie explains, camp is filled with fun activities for kids to do all day long. “The day starts off with circle time, crafts, and outdoor play, or gym time. After lunch, they go swimming for two hours before an afternoon snack, and then it’s time for pickup.” The camps have theme weeks to keep it fun and interesting. For this winter camp, the themes will be snowflakes and Alaskan/Arctic animals. And don’t forget one of the best parts about camp – making new friends. Our campers come from all around town, members and non-members alike, so your child is sure to meet a variety of new buddies.

Parents can feel confident sending their kids to The Alaska Club’s Kids’ Camp, as Kathie notes that all our counselors are CPR certified and trained in childcare health and safety, as well as child abuse prevention. She adds that many of our counselors work for their school district and enjoy working with children.

Even if you’re not sending your child to camp, they can still make memories at the club by having a birthday or special event at TAC. The club offers several party packages including Playcenter Parties, Pool Parties with The Gauntlet – a floating, inflatable obstacle course, and more with special pricing available for members. Consider TAC when planning your next event. Details at www.thealaskaclub.com/parties.

Keeping your family engaged over winter break is easy when you turn to the club. “I think parents should encourage healthy fun and play!” says Kathie. “Going to the gym doesn’t have to be ‘working out’. It could be swimming, playing basketball, a game of pickleball, going to the racquetball court, or doing a team training class together.” However you choose to spend your time at TAC this holiday season and throughout the new year, Kathie says having fun with your family while staying active is what we’re all about. “It’s how we’re going to build healthy generations.”


For more information about family activities at The Alaska Club, including camp registration, visit www.thealaskaclub.com/kids.

Written by Tracy Dumas.

Director of Marketing & PR

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