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School year registration

Complete your program and registration fees online

The Club program fee for all 1st-7th graders for the school year will be $100. In addition, an annual $25 registration fee for members, grades 1-12, will now be due every August instead of January. In addition to the fees, all members must attend an orientation session and complete the 2019-2020 school year membership form.

Make your payment now: Please register one child at a time when using our online payment form. Payments can also be made via cash or check at the Club’s front desk.

Financial aid and payment plans: No child will be turned away because of inability to pay. If your family needs assistance or a payment plan, please contact Sara Collins, member services director, at the front desk. Or email her  at

Pay fees now (Grades 1-7)

1st-7th grade fee payment

Pay fees now (Grades 8-12)

8th-12th grade fee payment


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 2019-2020 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.