Boys & Girls Club Blog

After School Care Fall 2017 Update

Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh has four licensed after school care sites within schools in the Oshkosh Area School District. The schools that we run these programs in are: Smith, Jefferson, Shapiro Stem, and Lakeside. We average anywhere from 20-45 kids per day. Our daily activities include table time, homework help, snack, art activities, and gym games. We also love to go outside when it is warm enough to play.

Each month, during early release, we get the pleasure of going on an adventure! We have been to Sky Zone, Badger Sports Park, Neenah/Menasha YMCA, and a movie so far. We are headed to Funset Boulevard next week for laser tag, a climbing playground, bumper cars, and games! We love to take the kids out for a fun day after being cooped up during winter!

We have been very fortunate this year with lots of new collaborative partners! We have welcomed Boy Scouts of America in to do different STEM experiments each week. They have been coming into our sites for the last few years and have now changed their focus to STEM instead of physical activity. We are looking forward to trying out new lessons.

NIKE has been joining us at Shapiro after school care for the last few years. They bring in equipment and teach new games to our after school kids every Thursday.

One of our new collaborative partners is 4-H. Sarah came to each of the schools to show the kids how to use Lego robotics with laptops. It was definitely a winning activity that we will hopefully be doing again in the Spring.

Lastly, UW Oshkosh students will be coming in April to bring in a ton of new STEM activities. We are very lucky to have such wonderful and creative partners and we are always looking for new and fun things to bring into our school sites to introduce and explore new activities to our kids.


By: Lindsay Clark
Childcare Director
Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh