Membership Information for Parents
Every day during the school year and summer, your child(ren) will benefit from an engaging, safe, interactive and fun environment in our Clubs.
Find a Club
With 28 Clubs in 10 metro counties, BGCMA serves nearly 12,000 youth annually and 3,500 youth per day. Find a Club near you. We also operate Camp Kiwanis a year-round residence camp that provides a positive, challenging outdoor experience to the youth we serve.
Age of Children
BGCMA accepts applications for children between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age at each location. School sites may vary.
Please download the membership application, fill out completely and bring or fax it to the Club in which you are enrolling your child(ren). Find a club in your area.
Membership, Enrollment & Cost Information
An annual membership for a child to enroll in a Boys & Girls Club is $50 per school year. School year after school programming operates generally August – May. Dates will vary year to year and will be updated here. The 2013-2014 school year after school programming will run 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Registration timelines will vary per Club. Please contact the Club directly for information on registration and parent orientations.
Summer Camp/Program Information
BGCMA operates a full day summer program/camp in every Club that generally runs June – July. Dates will vary year to year and will be updated here. The 2014 summer program will run 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at most Clubs. Some hours may vary Club to Club.
Summer fees and registration timelines will vary per Club. Please contact the Club directly for information on fees and registration.
Our staff members are caring youth development professionals who are trained to work with young children and teens. They mentor, guide and form positive relationships with youth and provide a safe and learning-centered environment that nurtures every child.
Kids and teens will love coming to the Club because of the fun atmosphere, friends and caring staff. They will also greatly benefit from engaging youth development programs that help them prepare to become healthy, productive adults. Our programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to learn powerful life skills and introduce them to new experiences. Based on the interests and needs of the boys and girls we serve, our Clubs offer diverse program activities around the following three areas:
- Academic Success: BE Educated
- Healthy Lifestyles: BE Healthy
- Character & Leadership Development: BE Leaders
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the cost?
- The cost is $50 per school year. Summer costs are extra and vary per club. Parents will be required to provide the child’s social security number as well as proof of income for eligibility
- What is your weekly/monthly fee for after school care?
- There is no weekly or monthly fee.
- Do you have to maintain a certain income level?
- Do you provide scholarships for youth or foster youth?
- Scholarships are reviewed case by case and are dependant on availability.
- Is attendance required?
- No, we are a drop in facility and do not require attendance but recommend your child come at least three days per week.
- Do you provide discounts?
- Our fees are structured to be affordable; some Clubs can set up payment plans if necessary. There are no family discounts. The cost is $50 per child.
- Can out of state children attend?
- Do memberships transfer?
- No. A fee must be paid at each Club if you transfer your child.
- Do you provide meals/snacks?
- During summer camp, breakfast and lunch are provided.
- Do you provide transportation?
- Transportation varies per Club. Contact the Club directly to find out if schools will drop off at the Club or if your selected Club provides a route from your child’s school. Transportation is first come, first serve and can require a minimum amount of attendance to ensure members most in need are able to attend the Club. Transportation home from the Club is not provided.
- Are you open during school breaks or holidays?
- We are currently open during Spring Break and Summer Camp. Please call the Club for other breaks, but generally Clubs are closed on corresponding county school holidays and full teacher work days.
- Can my child bring a friend for a day?
- Club visits are allowed during the school year and are limited to one day. Waivers must be signed prior to attending.
- Will my child receive one on one tutoring?
- All youth are provided homework assistance. Tutoring is on a case by case basis and dependant on volunteers.
- How do your sport’s leagues work?
- Athletic and sports programs are available at every Club. Our leagues are intramural. We offer basketball, flag football, soccer, baseball and softball, as well as swimming at certain locations. You must be a member of the Club to participate in a sports league.
- Are there programs for specific age groups?
- Our programs are age-appropriate and geared to meet the needs and interests of various ages. There are several specific programs for every age, including teen programming.
- I’m interested in volunteering as a parent. How do I do that?
- Yes, we would love to have you as a volunteer. Please visit our volunteer page for instructions on how to sign up. You may discuss current opportunities with the Club director and then complete the volunteer enrollment process.
- Do you accept court ordered volunteers?
- Can I volunteer as a teenager?
- You must first become a member by paying the membership fee and complete a volunteer application.
- Is there a minimum amount of days or hours?
- Depends on your availability. To gain the most of your experience, we recommend setting up a schedule conducive to your talent and the Club’s needs.