Smart Girls SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. Through dynamic sessions, participatory activities, and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults. BGC girl members 8-12 Members meet for one hour, once a week!
Torch Club Torch Club is the “student council” of our BGC. It helps to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life, giving them a firm foundation of good character, leadership and integrity. Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in the four focus areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation. BGC boys & girls ages 10-12
Cub Scouts The Salvation Army’s Cub Scout pack is available to boys grades 1-5. Cub Scouts, a component of Boy Scouts of America teaches young men to be respectful, responsible and to always do their best at everything they do. Meetings are hosted weekly at the Kroc Center. Fee: $12 initial fee w/additional materials and/or activity fees Days & Times: 6:30-7:30 pm every Tuesday
Child Watch Parents can drop off their children ages 1-6 for up to 1-1/2 hours while they utilize the Kroc. Children are fully supervised. Free with family membership. Punch Cards are now available. Fee: $2 per session for non-family memberships Dates: Monday – Friday, 8 am-1:15 pm & Days & Times: 3-7:30 pm; Saturday, 8 am- 12 pm
TWEEN Lounge Is your kiddo a little too old for Child Watch or too young for Teen Lounge? We’ve got you covered! Parents can utilize the Tween Lounge for a max of 2 hours while tweens, ages 6-12, are fully supervised. Tween Lounge offers: Video Games, Art Projects, Foosball, Air Hockey and an array of games for your Tween to engage in. We ensure your kids are in a safe and happy place while you get in a great workout. Days & Times: During School Year – Monday-Thursday, 4-8 pm; Saturdays-8 am-12 pm Summer- Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-1 pm & 4-8 pm; Friday-9:30 am-1 pm; Saturdays-8 am-12 pm
TEEN Lounge-FREE The Teen Lounge is a great place for teens, ages 13-17. Members participate in civic engagements, leadership opportunities, prevention programming, homework assistance, tournaments and also just have a fun place to hang out. The Teen room is equipped with a Pool Table, WiFi, Foosball Table, Ping Pong Table, XBOX Kinect, Big Screen TV, Two Computers (monitored use), Books and Games. Our Lounge is also always supervised by an adult. Days & Times: During School Year- Monday & Wednesday, 4-6 pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 4-8 pm; Fridays, 4-6 pm (During football season, CLOSED for home games!) Summer- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-6 pm
Summer Teen Academy The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club is offering a Summer Teen Academy that promotes life skills, prevention programming, and college and career preparation. This program is scheduled to include college campus tours, how to apply for college, leadership training, how to interview for a job, as well as tasks like how to change a flat tire! This program will offer guest speakers and much more. Ages: 13-17 Registration: April 23-26 (Applications may be picked up any time from Kroc front desk) Fee: $10 registration fee (additional expenses may be needed for field trips but you will be notified in advance) Lunch will be provided at noon each day. Days & Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 am-4 pm
Junior Staff If you are between the ages of 14-17, and enjoy being a positive peer and working with youth ages 5-12, consider applying for Junior Staff. The position is a Summer of service working with the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club staff, also allowing the teens to receive LOTS of community service hours. Through participation in Jr. Staff, teens will develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a sense of community engagement while experiencing on-the-job club work shadowing and assisting current staff. They will join members for swimming and field trips as well! Application pick up dates: April 23-26 Application due: May 1 Interviews will be held: May 8 Days & Times: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am- 6:30 pm (Flexible Scheduling)
SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls.
BGC girl members 8-12 Members meet for one hour, once a week!
All of the benefits of our Boys & Girls Club in a Day Camp! Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided as well as swimming and a field trip!
Dates: Monday, March 12-Friday, March 16; 7:30 am-6:30 pm
Fees: $30 registration if child is not a current club member; $90 per child
Registration: Feb. 12-March 2 (Registration will take place at Boys & Girls Club Desk)
Summer Day Camp
All of the benefits of our Boys & Girls Club in a 13 week Day Camp!
Dates: Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6:30 pm
Camp is in session from May 28-Aug.24 Fees: $30 Registration;$90 per week per child
Registration: Current BGC Members – Wednesday, April 25, 3-6 pm; New BGC Members – Saturday, April 28, 9 am-12 pm
Vacation Bible School-FREE!
A combination of Bible classes, arts and crafts, fun games, yummy snacks and worship all tied together to provide a fun- filled week! Open
Dates: June 4-8
The Salvation Army and the Search Institute have a partnership known as the Youth Asset Development Initiative (YADI). Each month the Kroc Center will focus on one special asset with the Boys & Girls Club members. The Asset will be taught in all of the existing programs through art, interactive games/activities and guest speakers.