Programs

Early Bird and No School Days

The Boys & Girls Club of Albany is open on select non-school days

Please see the club calendar for specific dates.

NO SCHOOL DAY FAST FACTS:
Earlybird: For members who are dropped off on no-school days before 10 AM. For those Early Bird members, there’s an additional $6 charge.

Members who are dropped off after 10 AM will require no additional fee.

Members must bring their own lunch on No School Days

Prepay 24 hours ahead in order for your child to participate in the Breakfast Club

No transfer of days

NO REFUNDS OR DROP-INS ARE ALLOWED FOR EARLY BIRD

Drop in hours for no school days are 10am – 6pm – there is no charge for these hours for current BGCA members.

The Breakfast Club staff will provide breakfast and supervised activities, such as games, movies, arts, crafts, tech, etc throughout the day. Early Bird lasts from 7:00 am – 10:00 am every morning (Monday thru Friday).

CHANGES TO OUR MEMBERSHIP POLICY

The After-School Program is currently NOT accepting any new 1st-3rd grade members. We have reached full capacity in this area. We will be evaluating numbers periodically to see if we are able add any additional members. For the time being we are holding a wait list for 1st-3rd graders.

Please call 541-926-6666 and speak with our front desk to be placed on the wait list. You will be contacted if we have any openings.

We are still accepting new 4th & 5th grade members and 6th-12th members!

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Parent orientation is required with a membership for children attending our after-school or summer program.

*Orientation will take place September 4-7 and 10-14. Following these dates, orientation will continue every Monday & Thursday from 6pm-7pm during the month of September.

*Orientation will continue throughout the year every Monday from 6pm-7pm (5pm-6pm during summer program).

**There will be no orientation if a holiday lands on a Monday. Orientation will promptly start at 6pm. Tardy parents will be asked to attend an orientation on a later date.

Membership Services open Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, closed from 1pm – 2pm for lunch.

Who Can Join?

Anyone entering the 1st through 12th grade can join the Club for only $25 per year (9/1 thru 8/31). Arrangements can be made if you can’t afford the membership fee. Our doors are open to boys and girls of all races, religions, and ethnic cultures.


When Can I Go?


The Club is open during hours when kids most need a place to go: after school from 2:45 – 7:00 pm, from Monday through Thursday, from 2:45 – 6:00 pm on Friday, and all day on most non-school days and during summer. For specific hours and program information, call the Club at 541-926-6666, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. We accommodate for early release days.

How Do I Join?


Stop by the Club and see what’s happening. We’ll be happy to give you a tour.

Parent orientation is required with a membership for children attending our after-school or summer program.

Orientation takes place every Monday & Thursday from 6pm-7pm during the month of September and will continue throughout the year every Monday from 6pm-7pm (5pm-6pm during the summer).


Basic Rules After Joining


Members must play only in the designated areas. You must be respectful of others, take care of equipment and property, bring your membership card, and check in at the counter daily.

CHARACTER & CITIZENSHIP


T3 - Training Teens For Tomorrow

T3 - Training Teens for Tomorrow

The T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow program is dedicated to educating and motivating youth in Albany to pursue their dreams. Through hands on work experience at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany and weekly trainings the T3 Interns will be given the necessary skills to compete in our economy.

 

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TORCH CLUB

Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

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PASSPORT TO MANHOOD

Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions, each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.

Youth For Unity

YOUTH FOR UNITY

This program builds the capacity of local Clubs their members appreciate themselves as unique and social individuals, understand diversity in society, recognize bias and unfairness and take personal leadership in confronting bias.

Drama Matters

DRAMA MATTERS

Drama education builds self-confidence, sparks creativity and boosts academic achievement. The DramaMatters Afterschool Program Guide is a weekly program consisting of 60 minute sessions segmented for beginner, intermediate, and advanced members.

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KEYSTONE

This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES


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HEALTHY KIDS CLUB

Year round nutrition education provides our kids daily opportunities to learn the benefits of healthy eating and being physically active. In addition, Healthy Kids Club members learn basic food preparation skills.

Click here for a link to an article featured on Healthy Kids Club at the BGCA!

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IRON CHEF

Competitors are chosen based on outstanding attendance and ability to learn the fundamentals of kitchen safety and nutrition taught during Healthy Kids Club. Only five teams will compete and they are comprised of one Healthy Kids Club member and no more than four family relatives.

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GARDEN CLUB

The Garden Club cultivates nutrition through planting the food we eat. With the help of Linn County Master Gardner’s Healthy Kids Club Gardeners learn to grow healthy fruits and vegetables. Once the produce is ready to eat we pick and prepare our produce in the HKC nutrition classes.

SMART Girls

SMART GIRLS

SMART Girls offers young women – ages 8 to 17 – guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and more.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS


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DIGITAL ARTS

In each of the five tutorials (Design Tech, Photo Tech, Music Tech and Movie Tech), members advance through three levels of animated lessons online atwww.myclubmylife.com and participate in instructor-led group activities.

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NATIONAL FINE ARTS

Using the interactive National Fine Arts Program Guide, staff can guide youth through the various art projects with step by- step instructions and instructional videos.

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POWER HOUR

The Power Hour materials provide practical tips and best practices for recognition and incentives, behavior management, volunteer recruitment and training, collaboration with other organizations and use of technology and the Internet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MyFuture.net

My.Future provides Club staff and members with the ability to develop strong, grounded digital literacy competency through project-based learning experiences. Members produce portfolios of projects and present their projects to earn digital badges. Digital badges can unlock exciting Club technology or leadership opportunities.

 

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