This NASA Club will educate members on the engineering design process which consist of remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating and finally creating models. In the first challenge, members will work in groups or individually to design a crew exploration vehicle. A crew exploration vehicle takes astronauts to the moon, Mars, and other destinations in space ... Read more
Members who join this club will have the opportunity to work on a whole new skill set by using the XYZmaker to create their very own 3D model. By using hard concentration skills, geometric figures, and mathematical skills they can bring their imagination to life.
As you play Freerice and answer questions correctly, banner ads from our sponsors appear on your screen. The money generated from these sponsors is then donated to the World Food Programme, who use it to help the world reach zero hunger. In the game, these donations are represented with grains of rice. The amount of ... Read more
https://www.bgca.org/programs/education/summer-brain-gain All Ages Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program, complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.
While learning to code, imitating algorithmic processes, and designing original technologies, members build key social and emotional skills like teamwork, perseverance and the ability to identify and solve problems. During the “Hour of Code” youth are exposed to computer science through accessible, drag and drop coding and games.
Door County Medical Center’s (DCMC) Art for Health program is a series of workshops for children that focus on health, music and art. Using popular regional and local visual and performing artists as facilitators. Classes strengthen each participant’s relationship with art and emphasize how creativity in a child’s life contributes to their overall health. Plus ... Read more
All Sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
AMP is an innovative wellness program designed by Door County Medical Center’s Exercise Physiologist Adam Peronto to help youth become physically active. AMP is a collaborative program provided by Door County Medical Center and the Boys & Girls Club in conjunction with Bridges to Health. Providing an opportunity for Children to be active while having ... Read more
Teen Center 4:00pm-5:00pm
These games will have specific challenges that will keep the members on their toes and test their witts. Challenges could be that members can only hop on one foot during the game, solve a riddle to move on, work as a team to overcome an obstacle or find the pieces of a puzzle and solve ... Read more
The Computer Science Pathway, a key component of Boys & Girls Clubs’ Education & STEM programming, invites youth and teens on a journey from their first encounter with code to creative computing.
This year-round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.
ImageMakers is a year-round program that helps Club members ages 6-18 learn the art and science of photography through multiple categories: Culture and Tradition, Portraits, Nature and Surroundings, Fashion and Style, and Editing and Filter. Photographs are displayed at local and regional exhibits around the world
The National Photography Program enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through the appreciation of photography
Year Round Programming
CareerLaunch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club members old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work. Our focus will be the Teen Center “Snack Shack”.
Students discuss and reflect on the factors and considerations that influence personal food choices; consider the impacts of food choices on personal well-being, the environment, and other people; and debate the questions, complications, and paradoxes associated with the what’s, how’s, and why’s of food choices. We will cook two recipes each lesson that will highlight ... Read more
Session 3, Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
STEM Challenge Kits will involve a variety of different challenges for members to read about, plan, and then enforce their plan to engineer whatever it is in their chosen challenge. They will have the opportunity to communicate with their team members and bounce ideas off of one another.
Tuesday and Thursday 4-5 - Session 2
The Ultimate Journey is the environmental component of BGCA’s STEM suite of programs. Through fun, hands on activities, it promotes an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. Exposure to STEM activities is critical during the ages of 9-13 when Club members’ natural curiosities drive interest and build capacity for success in these disciplines.
Wednesday 4:30-5:30 - Session 2
This will be the polished version of the game with all the new creative ideas tested and added from last game day. The members will teach the 4th and 5th graders the improved rules as they will be invited down to play the game!
We will continue playing games but, new rules and creative ideas will be added from what the members came up with during our brainstorming session the previous game day.
Running from zombies, navigating a maze looking for keys to escape while avoiding the Crypt Keeper, solving riddles to get to the next room hoping that it will lead to the way out or, gathering up all the power ups so, you can turn the tables on the evil Grog! These games and more await ... Read more
STRIDE Academy is an online learning engine that builds customized challenges in reading and math for each learner. Members receive a “coin” for each correct answer and are rewarded by earning the opportunity for 60 second “brain breaks” when they cash in their coins.
Homework-help program encourages youth to be self-directed learners. Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Designed specifically to help kids and teens with homework, this program is available after school at Clubs. Dedicated ... Read more
Thursdays 4:30-5:30 - Session 2
Combining theatre and art, Pinocchio’s Pals is the perfect mash-up for our members to create a new world in the art room. Each activity provides an opportunity for members to imagine a puppet that represents themselves or a character that is as wild as they want it to be. Since there are no cookie-cutter designs ... Read more
An ongoing program for this age group. We focus on recognizing our own feelings as well as those of others. How to solve simple problems with friends and what to do when the problem seems too big. We discuss the topic of bullying with the help of our Community Partners, the Sturgeon Bay police department, ... Read more
Kindergarten -1st Grade
Right after active play in the Rec. Center these short, calm down sessions are great for transitions back to a classroom setting and dinner time. Learning to take time out from busy schedules is a life-long, usable skill and the kids really take to it. They will learn short calming strategies that they can use ... Read more
Door County Civility is a community-based initiative formed in the spring of 2013 under the umbrella of the Door County Community Foundation. It’s mission is to foster and incorporate the principles of civility into the fabric of everyday life in Door County. Since we focus a lot on Kindness, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution in ... Read more
Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30 - Session 2
Thank you Grandma Mary, our fabulous volunteer, for creating a fun activity as we learn to tie our shoes. We have multi-colored socks with eyelets and shoe laces in them. We can all practice at once and it’s fun! We will be working on this and revisiting as needed throughout the school year.
We will focus on identifying the 5 basic food groups and understand that eating from all 5 keeps us healthy. We will spend a week focusing on hand washing and the importance of not sharing germs. We will talk about the 5 senses and how they relate to how we choose foods. We will learn ... Read more
Directed by former music teacher Carmen Youra, our members get the special privilege of raising the roof of our club in song. If your child loves to sing, they belong in this club. Participating in concerts around the community, and acting as ambassadors for our club members these kids are singing dancing and having a ... Read more
Session 3, Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
Covering the fundamentals of music theory and learning to play many songs on this whimsical instrument is our goal. Our members get to enjoy lessons lead by our Volunteer Mark Sherer, a former music teacher. Playing silly songs and developing musical ability – what a fun combination!
In partnership with the Salvation Army of Door County, BGCDC received a grant providing Guitars and equipment for this program. In addition to this generous donation, Tom Mulinix has volunteered to teach our members. Our goal is to teach kids to make music on a guitar. Club members will learn the concepts of music as ... Read more
Members will learn how to work in a commercial kitchen setting. We will cover various topics on kitchen safety, sanitation, knife skills, ingredient identification, terminology and healthy food choices. Students will use all kitchen equipment to prepare meals they will then share and evaluate. Students will also be expected to try new foods and to ... Read more
Grades 1st and 2nd
Monday’s 4:30-5:30 - Session 1
Imelda Delchambre from UW-Extension will use reading to teach the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Health messages conveyed through selected books are reinforced with activities and food tastings. Books used in the program include “Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds,” by Jean Richards and “I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato,” by ... Read more
Members will make a sample recipe together each week and in the process learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety/sanitary practices and nutrition concepts. For each class members will receive the recipe, cooking skill and kitchen safety/sanitary tip sheets and a returnable backpack including the recipe ingredients and other foods to make a complete meal for ... Read more
We will sample new foods and explore nutrition concepts through discussion, a learning activity and making of a sample snack together. Nutrition concepts explored include the five food groups and variety, healthier snack choices, breakfast importance, energy balance, hydration and drink choices and influence of the food environment. Examples of popular past sessions included muesli, ... Read more
Create a fun learning game in minutes – we call these ‘kahoots’. You can make a series of multiple choice questions. The format and number of questions are entirely up to our members.
Read the poem and discuss what happens at what part of the day. (for example: at night time we sleep, in the morning we get up and have breakfast, at noon we eat lunch etc…) Then make their own clocks with moveable hands and color.Talk about the earth’s rotation around the sun and how it ... Read more
Members will be dancing their way to fitness in this club! Do you have a member who isn’t too keen on traditional sports, but loves to run around and be active? Does your member like to groove and get silly? Then this is the perfect club for them! We will be projecting different dances on ... Read more
Year Round Programming
This club will be focusing on one of the key essentials to succeeding in life: working well with others. We will be highlighting what true sportsmanship looks and how our actions affect others. By playing non-traditional group games, members will hone their skills on strategy, communication, and teamwork.
Triple Play, BGCA’s first comprehensive health and wellness program, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. The Body component boosts Clubs’ traditional physical ... Read more
Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.