Radford 7-12 year olds

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

2019 summer hours begin on Monday, June 10th and end on Friday, August 23rd. The Club features structured classrooms by age group for 7-12 year olds during the summer. 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.

Meals are included. Breakfast is served between 8:15 – 9:15 a.m., lunch is served between 11:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m., and snack is served between 1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Summer Programs

View our current Summer Program Guide.

Registration

If you would like your 7-12 year old child to be a part of our summer program, you must have a current membership form on file and pre-registration is required. We offer 275 spots for kids ages 7-12. Summer Registration paperwork will be available at Boys & Girls Club after school sites from 2:45 – 6:00 p.m. M-F, and at the Radford Center front desk starting Monday, January 14, 2019. The yearly Boys & Girls Club membership fee of $25 and your first week’s fee must both be paid in order to hold your spot.

What if the Radford Summer Program is full?

If you sign up, but the class has already reached the 250 child limit, your child will be placed on a waiting list. We will serve children on a first come, first served 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 Fee

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.
$70 1st child $50 1st child
$50 additional child $35 additional child

Payment is 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 and can be made by phone or at our Radford Center front desk.

Expectations

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 to the Club by no later than 10 a.m. Your child can be absent for up to one week this summer without having to pay the weekly fee. 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 Childcare Director Lindsay Clark at lindsayc@bgcosh.org or 920-233-1414, ext. 114.

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.

All field trips* are included in the weekly summer fee. On field trip days, that is the activity being offered for that day for your child. If you choose to not have your child attend the field trip, you must keep your child home for the day.

You can view a schedule of field trips on our online calendar starting May 1st, 2019.

 *Additional optional field trips must be paid for separately and are not covered by weekly summer fees.

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. The Club is not responsible for lost or stolen money.

Optional Field Trips

Optional trips are on a first come, first served basis and each trip must be paid for separately. They are not included in the flat field trip fee and space is limited.

There may be other optional trip opportunities that come up during the summer as well. These trips will not include your child’s entire group and are completely optional.

Questions

Any questions regarding field trips should be directed to Program Director Danielle Bittelman at danielleb@bgcosh.org or 920-233-1414, ext. 124.

Camp Radford

Camp Radford is located about an hour from the Club on the Little Wolf River in New London, Wisconsin and is surrounded by natural wetlands. All members will get to experience outdoor education at it’s finest including archery, fishing, cooking over a fire, large group games, swimming, tree and animal identification, fort building and more.

7-12 year old classrooms and will have 3 separate 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 after May 1st, 2019 to see daily schedules for 7-12 year olds.

Open House

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
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.