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NEW Summer Day Camp registration

Club families have been asking for a full-day option for years, and this year our team is able to offer a Summer Day Camp! Our summer program will run June 3rd-August 30th M-F. Print and complete your Summer Day Camp Registration.

View the Summer Day Camp brochure.

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., M-F. The morning session will run from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., followed by the Club’s traditional afternoon program from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Eligibility: Summer Day Camp is open for up to 60 children entering grades 1st-6th. Eligible 1st graders must have completed kindergarten and be 6-years-old by September 1.

Cost: $23 a day. New Club members must also submit the annual $25 Club registration fee. Although children are not required to attend five days a week, no discounts are available for attending fewer days.

Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP): CCAP is accepted for eligible families who have already been approved. CCAP will pay based on a county-approved amount of up to $78 a week per child. The family will pay the balance. A $25 annual registration fee applies to all children who are not already registered Club members.

VACATION: The Club will be closed the week of July 4th. No fees will be collected for that week. No refunds will be given for missing a day or two for illness or vacation.

ORIENTATION: A parent/guardian and child orientation is required for all new Club members for the traditional afternoon program and Summer Day Camp. Orientation is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at the Club.

REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS: At least two weeks notification is required to withdraw your child from the program and be eligible for reimbursement for the remainder of the summer. Otherwise, Summer Day Camp fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason, including suspension. If your child’s membership is revoked, you will be responsible for the remainder of the current week plus one additional week. The remaining balance will be refunded.

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Traditional summer program

The Club’s traditional summer program is open to children who will be entering grades 1st-12th and are 6 years-old by September 1. Hours will be 12:30-5:30 p.m., M-F, June 3-August 30.

Cost: $65 program fee, $25 registration fee if this was not paid yet this school year.

Print off and complete your traditional summer program registration.

School year registration

NEW: Complete your program and registration fees online

The Club is adding a $100 program fee for the 2018-2019 school year for all 1st-7th graders. 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 complete the 2018-2019 school year membership form and attend an orientation session. Learn more: Club Youth Fee Structure information

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 bgcba.memberservices@gmail.com.

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. Download your 2018-2019 School Year Membership Form, review it, sign it and return it to the Club.

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

Parent Handbook:  Click here to download a copy of the new 2018-2019 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.
  • 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!


 Transportation


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, bgcba.memberservices@gmail.com.

From elementary schools

  • Central Elementary School, M-F – Central Transportation Form
  • Lincoln Elementary – The Club will no longer be able to provide transportation to Lincoln 1st-3rd grade students for the 2018-2019 school as funding for this outreach has been depleted.

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.