Summer Programs & Activities


The Summer Program will run from
Tuesday, May 30th - Tuesday, July 25th. 

from 8:00am - 5:00pm


Summer 2017: The Summer of Flexibility, Friendships, & Fun in the Sun!

Boys & Girls Club Activities, Programs, and Special Events List


*Signed permission slip is required to participate in that program due to travel or program content

**Permission slip required & program is limited to a certain number, however there will be an alternates list


Art Around the World – (Tuesdays 9:00am – 10:30am with Sue)

This fun and new activity will highlight different artist and art styles from all over the world and throughout history. Join Sue each Tuesday morning to see what topic she has in store for you!

*Bonnets for Babies – (Thursdays 10:00am – 11:00am with Sue)

Members will be knitting bonnets this summer for newborns at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. Participants will deliver the bonnets towards the end of summer.

Dragonfly Quest – (Tuesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm with Tricia)

Members learn about the scientific method through hands-on science experiments

**Fishing Fun – (Wednesdays 9:00am – 11:00am OR 1:00pm – 3:00pm with Bill)

Simply enjoy the outdoors with a nice, quiet time to fish. Members can choose from the morning session or the afternoon session. The Club will provide all materials, but members are welcome to bring their own.

**Fun Run – (Thursdays 11:00am – 12:00pm with Bill)

Members will have the opportunity to stretch their legs by participating in a fun RUN once a week. The activity will utilize the that travel through the park. Shoes are REQUIRED!

**Golf at Pretty Lake – (Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:00am with Bill)

For those members who want to make a commitment to golf but just aren’t sure how to play, this is the program for you. Bill will be taking up to 10 kids out to Pretty Lake Golf Course to work with Golf Pro Chris Tilbury to go beyond just the basic skills of golf. Golf attire is encouraged, khaki pants/shorts, and a nice plain shirt.

**Golf at Tri-Way – (Mondays 3:00pm – 5:00pm with Bill)

A sports oriented activity for all members interested in golf. Beginners are especially welcome. Bill will help the kids develop the basic skills to putt and drive. Members will travel to the Tri-Way Golf Course driving range limited to first 10 members. Shoes are REQUIRED!

JA: More Than Money – (Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am with JA Volunteers)

Volunteers from the Junior Achievement community will be putting on this exciting program for our kids.

*Plant an Extra Row – (Thursdays 9:30am – 11:00am with Joanna)

This activity provides members with an opportunity to have a green thumb. Under the supervision and guidance of Club staff, members will be involved in the planting and cultivating of fruits and vegetables; once completed they will donate grown items to the local food pantry.

*Purdue Extension – (Tuesdays 9:00am – 11:00am with Joanna)

Purdue Extension is back with us this summer, teaching our kids how to prepare healthy meals and snacks that taste delicious and to help them understand the importance of good nutrition! There will be eating involved!!

*Swimming – (Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm with Joanna and multiple staff)

*Members must bring swimming gear; no member will be allowed to swim in regular clothing.

*Staff will not be responsible for lost or stolen items


*They will travel to and from pool on the Club bus.

*Every Tuesday & Thursday starting May 30th-July 20th.

Teen Sports Club – (Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm with Tricia)

This summer our teens will focus on planning and implementing a fundraiser to raise funds for teen programs and activities. With the temporary loss of our regular Club site the teens missed out on concession stand sales and Christmas Tree sales. This will be a good insight for our kids on the planning process for a fundraiser.

Yoga – (Thursdays 9:00am – 10:00am with volunteer Andrea)

Members will enjoy some relaxation time while also getting to stretch out their bodies from all of the week’s fun activities.


Claytech – (Mondays 1:00pm – 2:00pm with Sue)

This classic program brings the art of using clay and animation together. Members will work on creating story boards, clay figures, and stills. All of which will culminate in a minute-long movie.

*Date SMART – (Thursdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm with Joanna)

Teenagers will learn how to achieve mutually supportive relationships free of violence and abuse. The program also encourages youth to become community advocates for relationships that promote equality and respect while also combating the attitudes and behaviors that lead sexual and domestic violence.

**Healthy Habits – (Mondays 3:30pm – 4:30pm with Joanna)

This program is designed to teach young people about the benefits of developing healthy habits such as eating smart and being physically active; equip young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities both at the Club and at home; and encourage small steps toward positive changes.

Junior Staff – (Thursdays 11:00am – 12:00pm with Tricia)

Designed for ages 13-18, this program provides the tools to guide young people in preparing for a career in Boys & Girls Clubs and/or other service professions. Through participation in Junior Staff, teens will develop interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, and a sense of community engagement while experiencing on-the-job Club work.

*Keystone Club – (Mondays 11:00am – 12:00pm with Tricia)

Keystone is the Boys & Girls Club movement’s most dynamicteen program. It affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. They conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration, and community service.

Money Matters – (Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am with Joanna)

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13-18 by building their basic money management skills. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, budget, save, and invest. They also learn about starting small businesses and paying for college.

National Photography Program – (Wednesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm with Sue)

This fun and interactive program is designed to help members go beyond snapshots and develop skills to take photographs that can really impact the viewer. The current popularity and accessibility of photography makes it a powerful means to engage youth of all ages in creative programming, while simultaneously teaching them skills them will use for the rest of their lives.

*Passport to Manhood – (Mondays 2:00pm – 3:00pm with Bill)

Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility in Club boys ages 8-17. The program consists of different sessions that focus on specific aspects of manhood through highly interactive activities. This is an effort to engage young men in discussion activities that reinforce positive behavior.

*SMART Girls ­­– (Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm with Joanna)

This program is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls. Club girls explore their own and societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care, and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

S.T.E.M. – (Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00am – 11:00am with Tricia)

This summer we will be doing some hands-on, activity-based STEM projects. These activities will connect our members to science themes that they regularly encounter. Special attention will be paid to connections of theory and application and the common interactions members have with these scientific principles.

*Torch Club – (Mondays 9:00am – 10:00am with Joanna)

Formally known as Happy Helpers, Torch Club is a chartered small-group leadership and service club for boys and girls ages 8-12. Members will elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.

*Youth for Unity – (Wednesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm with Joanna)

This program is aimed at creating an environment in which differences can be acknowledged, discussed, and validated. Supportive relationships will encourage kids to embrace unity and inclusion for all.


*Teen Beach Trip to Culver – (Friday, July 14th)

Over the course of the summer the teens will have the chance to participate in teen programs and earn some volunteer hours. The Club has arranged a TEENS ONLY beach day at Lake Maxinkuckee for those who participate in the Club’s teen programming. Participation is a MUST! Details to follow as the summer rolls on.

Summer Olympics – (July 18th, 19th, and 20th)

A three-day event that highlights other countries. Members wilsign-up and be separated into four teams (countries). The four different countries will compete against one another in team and individual events.

*End of Summer Beach Party – (Tuesday, July 25th)

The Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County has teamed up with the Culver Parks Department to end our summer program at Lake Maxinkuckee! The cost is free to all members, just remember to bring your SWIMSUITS and TOWELS!! Further details will follow, be on the lookout. *Club Closed to those not attending this trip*

*FIELD TRIPS – Deadlines are FIRM

Friday, June 9th – Science Central

Cost: $8/member 9:00am – 4:00pm (Deadline to turn in permission slip & money is Monday, June 5th)

Friday, June 23rd – Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

Cost: $5/member 9:00am – 4:30pm (Deadline to turn in permission slip & money is Friday, June 16th)

Friday, June 30th – "Despicable Me 3” Movie /Teen Movie Trip (TBD)

Cost: $6/member Afternoon Showing (Deadline to turn in permission slip & money is Wednesday, June 28th)

Friday, July 7th – Deep River Waterpark *Club CLOSED to those not attending this field trip*

Cost: $14/member 10:00am – 5:00pm (Deadline to turn in permission slip & money is Friday, June 30th)

Monday, July 17th – South Bend Cubs Game *Club CLOSED to those not attending this field trip*

Cost: $7/member 11:30am – 5:00pm (Deadline to turn in permission slip & money is Monday, July 10th)


*Track Meet – (Friday, June 16th)

Competition with the other Clubs/youth agencies in our area. Help us bring home a victory this year!

*Bowling Tournament – (Wednesday, July 12th)

We’ve been out of this one for a few years but we’re back and ready to win!

*Fishing Tournament – (Friday, July 21st)

Limited to the first 12 members. Let’s go ahead and round the summer out with 3 victories!

Fun Fridays – (June 2nd, 16th; July 14th, 21st)

Due to some of our Fridays not having a major field trip planned we will have special themed days. These days will consist of games, movies, and activities based around the theme. The kids can even dress accordingly!

Fun Friday Themes:

June 2nd – Superhero Day

June 16th – Sports Day

July 14th – Bubble/Water Day

July 21st – Safari Day


BGCMC Summer Program (Tuesday, May 30th – Tuesday, July 25th)

We will operate our Summer Program out of Menominee Elementary from 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Please be aware of the programs/activities, field trips and deadlines, and dates of closing. Signs for important reminders will be posted at the Front Desk along with Facebook reminders.

Club Closed – (Tuesday, July 4th)

In observance of Independence Day! Have a great holiday!

Free Lunch (Tuesday, May 30th – Friday, July 14th)

A free hot lunch will be offered at Menominee Elementary to all of our kids. Anyone 18 years of age or younger is eligible. No outside food or drink will be allowed in the cafeteria. (packed cold lunches will be fine)

Please provide your child with a sack lunch for the following days, July 17th – 24th

Afternoon Snack – (Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 3:30pm)

The Boys & Girls Club is part of the SFSP summer snack program. We will be providing/offering all of our members a free afternoon snack daily.

Club Closed – (Wednesday, July 26th – Tuesday, August 1st)

The Club will have its end of summer shut down during this time. We will open again for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 2nd.


A printable version of this list can be found in the Dropbox link below, along with the Programs Permission Slip, Field Trip Permission Slip, Weekly Activity Guide, and the Swimming Permission Slip

*Please download the forms before printing*



We are currently accepting payments/new memberships for the Summer Program.

Some of our programs will have limited spots and will be on a first come, first serve basis.
However, if your child is still interested in that program we encourage them to sign up and be an alternate. 
To view or print menus for the Free Lunch Program click the link below!
We will be walking straight to the Cafeteria at Menominee from May 30th-July 14th, we will be eating from 12:00-12:30.