Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How does a Boys & Girls Club membership work?
Once you have attended a parent orientation meeting and signed up your child up for a membership, he or she will receive a personal Club kid card with a corresponding number. A membership to the Boys & Girls Club means your child can come anytime to the Club’s drop-in program. Club kids are welcome anytime our doors are open—after school, during school breaks and during the summer (additional fees may apply depending on time of year; see below). Click here to read the Membership handbook.
How much does a membership cost?
A membership costs only $10 during the school year.
Does that $10 cover everything?
The $10 membership fee provides your child with access to all Clubs and programs, a free meal and daily activities during the school year. Additional fees will apply for all-day camps, summer camps, athletic leagues and/or certain field trips.
How old are the kids that the Club serves?
We provide programs and services to kids between the ages of 6-18 years old; regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, beliefs and economic status.
What are the operating hours?
Northtown Club/Lisa Stiles-Gyllenhammer Club: Monday – Friday; 3pm – 7pm. During school closures, the Clubs will be open from 1pm – 6pm.
BE GREAT Club of East Central Spokane: Monday – Friday; 2:30pm – 7:00pm. During school closures, the Club will be open from 12:30pm – 6:00pm.
Monday – Friday; 7am for Sunrise members and 9am for regular Club members. Clubs close at 6 pm. Program runs June 17 – August 23, 2013.
Regular Program Costs: $100 for entire summer, or $10 per week. Includes lunch and snack.
Sunrise Program Costs: $250 for entire summer, or $25 per week. Includes breakfast, lunch and snack.
I need to contact a Club, what number do I call?
The Northtown Branch can be reached at 489-0741; the Lisa Stiles-Gyllenhammer Club can be reached at 368-9175; and the BE GREAT Club of East Central Spokane can be reached at 536-8152.
Are you open year-round?
The Clubs are open Monday – Friday, year-round with a couple of exceptions. We are closed to observe the following holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also have what we call “Shut down” weeks a few times a year which allow us to clean the buildings, make repairs and conduct staff trainings. Please check the calendar on our web site for these dates or contact the Club.
Which Club can my child join?
It doesn’t matter where you live in the Spokane area, your membership will get you in. Kids from 6-18 always have access to the Northtown Club and Lisa Stiles-Gyllenhammer (Mead) Club during operating hours, however the BE GREAT Club of East Central Spokane is available to kids grades 5 – 12.
Can I tour the Clubs?
Of course. Please stop in or call to let us know you’d like a tour of our facilities; we’d be happy to show you around.
What type of programs do you run?
There are so many – fortunately we make sure they appeal to kids of all ages and interests. Please check our programs page on the web site for a full listing of programs and descriptions.
How will my child get to the Club after school?
Some kids walk to the Club, some get dropped off and others arrive on a school bus. The Lisa Stiles-Gyllenhammer Club is currently the only Club with transportation. Please contact the Club with questions.
How do Boys & Girls Clubs sports leagues work?
Our Clubs offer not only drop-in programs but also sports leagues such as basketball, soccer and football. If you would like to sign your child up for a sports league, please visit the web site to download a registration form or contact your nearest Club.
What if my child has allergies?
Your child’s health and safety is our main concern. Please let the staff know that your child has allergies when you sign him/her up. All of our staff has been trained in CPR/first aid and how to deal with an allergic reaction.
Can I volunteer?
Yes! We are always looking for great volunteers. Whether you want to coach a sports team, teach a music class, provide homework help, be a mentor to one of our kids or help with special events, volunteers that can share their time and talents make up a huge part of our organization. Check out the Volunteer page (under Give) to read the handbook and/or sign up.
Where can I get more information?
The most comprehensive information can be found on our web site at www.bgcspokanecounty.org. We also have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bgcspokanecounty (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/bgcspokanecounty)