Radford 7-12 year olds

Summer Program for Radford Center (7-12 year olds)

New this summer, the Club will feature structured classrooms by age group for 7-12 year olds. Your child’s class will move throughout our program areas (games room, gym, learning center, computer lab, arts & crafts, drama room and playground) with a staff leader. Kids will get to experience various activities and programs each day, allowing them to try new things and enjoy everything the Club has to offer. As in the past, breakfast, lunch, and snack will be served daily.

Summer Program Guide

To view a copy of our Summer Program Guide, click here!

Registration

If you would like your 7-12 year old child to be a part of our summer program this year, pre-registration is required. This means signing up ahead of time to save a spot for your child. This is important because we will only offer 50 spots per age group for kids ages 7-12. Pre-registration will be required for all children. The yearly Boys & Girls Club membership fee of $25 must also be paid.

Parents can register for summer online here!

What if the Radford Summer Program is full?

If you sign up, but the class has already reached the 50 limit, your child will be placed on a waiting list. We will serve children on a first come, first serve basis. This is why it is important to register as soon as possible to have your best chance of securing a spot for your child.

Weekly Summer Fees & Payment Options

We charge per week, not per day. This means that it is the same cost whether your child comes 3 days or 5 days.

Before 9 a.m. After 9 a.m.
$55 1st child $35 1st child
$35 additional child $20 additional child

This year, payment will be due the Friday prior to the following week in order for your child to participate.

Scholarship assistance will be based on a sliding scale income but everyone will be expected to pay according to their income level. Assistance will be offered for children who are aged 7-12. County assistance is accepted for children 5-6 years old. If you are interested in acquiring assistance, please contact your caseworker. If you are interested, please ask the Radford Center front desk for paperwork.

Payment Options

Forms of payment include: credit card, check, cash, and automatic payments from your bank account.

New in 2017! The TraxOnline Parent Portal allows parents to register for summer, sign up for memberships as well as make payments on your account by credit or debit card. ALL parents are strongly encouraged to sign up and make payments using this method as the Club is moving toward being paperless!

Expectations

There will no longer be “drop-in care” for children 7-12 years old during the summer.  In order to keep your child’s spot through the summer, they will be expected to participate at least 3 days per week. They will need to be there by no later than 10am. For those of you who go on vacation, your child can be gone for up to one week without paying for that week. Any additional time away after that week, you will be financially responsible in order to save your child’s spot. If you plan to have your child in summer school, you must document this on your registration form. If you cannot commit to these requirements, your child’s spot will be given to someone on the waiting list. Weekly payments must be kept current or your child’s spot will be given to the next family on the waiting list.

Your child is expected to participate fully in each program following their class schedule and behave according to our Club rules found in our Parent Handbook. Children who choose not to follow these expectations will not be able to participate in our summer program.

For any questions concerning our summer program, registration or expectations please contact Lindsay Clark at lindsayc@bgcosh.org or Lori Fields at lorif@bgcosh.org.

Field Trips

Each summer, Club members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field trips that are both fun and educational. 7-12 year olds will have a set schedule of 5 field trips planned for the summer to many cool places. In the past, the Club has traveled to locations likes Do-It-All-Sports Paintballing, Xtreme Air, Noah’s Ark, Cave of the Mounds, Funset Boulevard, Fox Cities Stadium for a Timber Rattlers game, the NEW Zoo, Old World Wisconsin, Mulberry Lane Farm and more. You can view a schedule of field trips on our online calendar.

Fees

A flat field trip fee of $50 will be charged for the summer per child. If you choose to not have your child attend the field trip, you must keep your child home for the day. That is because on field trip days that is the activity being offered that day for your child. If your child comes to the Club at least three days a week but will not attend on any scheduled field trip days, then the fee can be waived. Also, if you provide proof that your child is signed up for summer school, the field trip fee will be reduced to $40.

Financial assistance for those who need it based on a sliding scale similar to our weekly fee scale. It is a sliding scale because all team leaders for that class are included on that field trip.

Additional optional field trips must be paid for separately and are not included in the flat field trip fee. Optional trips are on a first come, first serve basis.

The Scholarship Form for Field Trip Assistance can be downloaded here.

What’s Provided on Trips and What to Bring

Lunch and snack is provided on all trips that take place during those meal times.  A child may bring their own bagged lunch if desired. Sunscreen and bug spray are provided on trips, but your child may bring their own if desired. Extra money may be sent with your child on trips for a snack and/or small souvenir. Please do not send more than $5. Gift shops/concessions will only be visited if time permits.

Questions

Any questions regarding field trips should be directed to Program Director Danielle Bittelman at danielleb@bgcosh.org or 920-233-1414, Ext. 24.

Camp Radford

7-12 year old classrooms and will have two day trips to Camp Radford this summer. Most age groups will have an option to sign up for an overnight trip as well for an additional fee. For more information on the variety of different activities kids can participate in while at camp, please visit our Camp Radford page.

Programming

Visit our online calendar to see daily schedules for 7-12 year olds.

Theme Weeks

During each theme week, activities will be planned for 7-12 year olds around the specific theme and on Friday’s Club members are welcome to dress up in costumes that go along with the theme.

  • June 12-16 – Club Kids have Character Week
  • June 19-23 – Service and Safety in Our Community
  • June 26-30 – Barnyard Palooza
  • July 3-7 – Patriotic Week
  • July 10-14 – Artful Antics
  • July 17-21 – Triple Play
  • July 24-28 – STEM Week
  • July 31- Aug 4 – Around the World Cruise Week
  • Aug 7-11 – Career Week
  • Aug 14-18 – Reading Week
  • Aug 21-25 – End of the Summer Celebration

Open House!

Wednesday, June 7th
6:00-7:30 pm

This open house gives your family a chance to meet your child’s teacher and tour the classrooms he/she will be in this summer. This will also give you the opportunity to

  • Tour the Club
  • Learn the expectations
  • Get to know the Club staff
  • Get to know the activities/programs offered
  • Meet community reps from our different partner organizations (Catalpa Health, Molina Healthcare, etc.)
  • Ask any questions you may have about the Radford Summer Program.

There will be a light dinner provided at 6 p.m., followed by a scavenger hunt.