We started "Pokemon Club" in January of 2020, due to popular request. We only had 2 meetings before we had to stop, but we resumed in September of 2021, this time meeting in our large community room. In 2022, we expanded to meeting twice a month. We average about 25 attendees per session, ranging in age from 5 to 12, with a handful of parents.
The program lasts for an hour and requires a minimum of two staff. Additional staff for set-up and on call is helpful.
We have tables set up to play/trade/discuss cards. The program flyer says that we do not supervise trades, but I will step in if it looks like it's getting heated or there's a lot of big kids and a little kid. Some kids prefer to just stay here for the hour.
At the halfway point of the program we play a Pokemon episode on the big screen. Originally we had apples/healthy snacks available, but as of now all snacks at programs are on hold.
These are available for the full hour. Sometimes the kids want to do them, sometimes they don't. You can see the list here.