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Summer registration

NEW Summer 2020: Immunization records REQUIRED for all members 6-12 years old.

Summer Afternoon Program

The Club’s summer afternoon program, 12:30-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday will begin on June 4th and run through September 4, 2020. The program for youth, grades 1-12, will feature large group games, daily outside movement and play time, educational time to fight summer learning loss, fun specialty programs that focus on health, academics and leadership.

Lunch will be served at 12:30-1:15 and is included as part of the membership.  A healthy snack is also served M-F from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

The Club program fee for the summer afternoon program is $65 for the entire summer for all 1st-7th graders.  If your child is new starting this summer an additional annual $25 registration fee will be required.  For new 8th-12th graders, only a $25 registration fee is required.


To register

NEW Members: must attend an orientation session, complete the membership form available ONLY at orientation and pay the applicable fee before youth can attend and become a member.

EXISTING Members: complete short Afternoon Summer Program registration form and make your full payment via online (link below) or in person at the Club via cash or check.

NEW and EXISTING Members please complete as needed: Medication/allergy form

We hope you’ll be able to join us!


Summer 2020 Day Camp Program

The Club’s Day Camp program will start June 4 and run through September 4, 2020 Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (except June 29-July 3).  This Day Camp program is designed for kids entering 1st – 6th grade.  Youth must be six year old by September 8.

This program will feature:

  • Licensed teachers who will oversee Brain Gain curriculum focused on math and reading
  • Includes art, health, fitness, leadership, technology and gardening programs.
  • Lunch and two snacks (morning and afternoon) are provided
  • Weekly field trips
  • Daily outside programs
  • Additional learning activities

This is a fee based program with fees ranging between $21-$28/day per child.  We are an eligible Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) site.  Details regarding the daily rate, fee structure, down payment, and CCAP are included in the attachments below.


Important Dates

  • February 17 registration opens
  • Early bird discount is available through March 31
  • Open enrollment closes May 1
  • Registration after May 1 may be done, however enrollment is not guaranteed as the Club needs assess staffing availability, patterns and schedules.

The Club is excited about the field trips and program opportunities for 6th graders, however we require a minimum number of 6th graders to enroll to ensure its success. A decision whether the program will run will be made by May 8th


To learn more and register, click and review the following documents.

To pay for the Afternoon program or Day Camp program options, click the link below to our secure online processing form.

New and renewing members

New and renewing members must complete a membership application and waiver of liability, pay a non-refundable $25 annual registration fee, and attend an annual orientation session with a parent or guardian prior to joining the Club. All members must renew membership in August.

  • Orientations are held at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month at the Club. No appointments required. Just show up.

Parent Handbook:  Click here to download a copy of the new 2020 school year handbook

Membership requirements

Eligibility by age

  • Members must be at least six years old and have completed kindergarten. First graders are required to provide proof that they have completed kindergarten either with a note from a teacher or a final kindergarten report card.
  • Twelfth graders through age 18 may attend through the summer immediately following their high school graduation.

Membership fees and orientation

  • Annual registration is a non-refundable $25 with a $75 maximum per family with three or more siblings who attend the Club. Family is defined as immediate family, not extended relatives.
  • Youth in 1st-7th grade will be required to pay a non-refundable $100 program fee for the school year with a $300 maximum per family who have three or more siblings attending the Club.
  • Membership is open to any child, ages 6-18, regardless race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religion or creed.
  • Membership must be renewed every August.
  • Membership forms are available at orientations only.
  • Donations above the membership amount are much appreciated. It costs the Club more than $1,000 annually for each member. Club funding comes from a combination of individual and business donations, as well as private and public grants.

Membership application and waiver of liability

  • Membership application and waiver of liability must be completed, signed and submitted annually for safety and funding purposes.
  • While data may be compiled and used for funding purposes, all individual information is held confidentially.

 Club policies

Arriving and departing the Club

  • Members in 1st-5th grade will be required to check book bags, backpacks, coats, hats, hoods and head scarves, personal electronics and toys at the front desk as members arrive. Members 6th-12th may leave those items in a locked storage space, on a hook in their program area or keep them with them.
  • Cell phones and electronics must be checked at the front desk for 1st-3rd graders. Limited access to electronics will be allowed for 4th-5th graders. Cell phones are permitted for 6th-12th graders for use at designated times.
  • Members under the age of 12 must be escorted by a parent, guardian or authorized adult or older sibling when departing the Club.  Members 12 and older may leave with a signed release of liability.
  • No member, regardless of age, will be allowed to return to the Club once leaving the premises for the day.

Supporting good behavior

  • Club members are held to a high standard of behavior that demonstrates respect for peers, staff and volunteers. Staff will use teachable moments to remind Club members of appropriate behavior and choices.
  • Bullying will not be tolerated.

Parent handbook

Please review the guidelines, processes and policies that the Club follows to best serve your child. Click here to download your copy now!


The Club contracts for services with Paul Bunyan Transit and uses its Club van to transport elementary children after school. Availability is limited and arrangements must be made in advance. Please complete the transportation forms provided below and return them to the front desk. For more information or to be added to the waiting list, contact Sara Collins, member services assistant director,

From elementary school

  • Central Elementary School, M-F

From Gene Dillon School: You may arrange with ISD #31 to have your child take the bus directly to the Club. Only registered Club members who have signed up for bussing to the Club may ride the bus. Space is limited.

From Bemidji Middle School: You may arrange with ISD #31 to have your child take the bus from the Middle School to JW Smith and then walk to the Club.

From other schools not listed here: Contact ISD #31 transportation office at 218-333-3225 to check availability.

 Club hours

Every day after school, M-F

  • 2:40-6 p.m., mights, grades 1-3
  • 2:40-7 p.m., juniors, grades 4-5, tweens, grades 6-7, and teens, grades 8-12
  • 2:40-4 p.m. healthy snack served

Weather cancellations

  • The Club follows ISD 31 for weather closings. If school is cancelled or dismissed early due to inclement weather, the Club will be closed.
  • If after-school activities are cancelled, the Club will remain open for the convenience of the parents and the safety of children, but only until 4 p.m.

Contact Club program staff

Club program staff work directly with youth and are rarely accessible by phone. The best way to communicate with Club program staff is via email. If you need immediate assistance, contact the Club’s front desk from 1-6 p.m., M-F, at 218-444-4171.

Program staff email:

 Do homework, earn points, shop the Club store

Club members who participate in homework or tutoring sessions can earn Power Points to make purchases in the Club store. Have fun and join the club!

What we do

Learn more about what we do at the Club – our focus areas and programs. Then meet our staff and board.