Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s tested and proven programs address today’s most pressing youth issues. Young people learn the skills they need to succeed in life and what could be more important than that?
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
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!