2022 Summer Club Program Options

Summer
Program

Dear Boys & Girls Club parents and guardians,  

The Summer Program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Appleton and Menasha is a popular choice for children, youth, and families in the Fox Cities, and we are thrilled to make summer a fun learning experience for so many! We believe that summer is a great time to give kids opportunities to develop new friendships, play, continue to learn, and experience new things.   

Summer Program Information  

Summer Program will once again feature a wide-ranging array of fun and exciting programs. Sports and recreation, Fine arts, small group discussions, leadership and community service, field trips, STEM, Summer Brain Gain, and much, much more will be among the many opportunities available again this year.

Both Clubs will also once again offer breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack through the Summer Food Service Program. 

  • What: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley’s 2022 Summer Program
  • Who: Youth ages 6-12 (Teen Centers available for youth ages 13-18)
  • When: June 6 – August 18th between 7:00 am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday) (Closed July 1st & 4th)
  • Where: The Boys & Girls Club of Appleton (160 S. Badger Ave) and Boys & Girls Club of Menasha (600 Racine St., Menasha) 
  • Other Important Information:
    • 2022 Summer Registration: March 7th – April 8th.
    • Friday, August 19th will be the End of Summer Celebration. No programming will be offered this day – more details to come soon.

How do I register my child?  

Registration for the 2022 Summer Program for all youth ages 6-12 is now open!  Click the button below to register! Summer Program Registrations received after the April 8th deadline does not guarantee acceptance into the Summer Programs.  You will receive a notification via email within three weeks of your registration to confirm acceptance and provide more information. If you do not receive notification within three weeks, reach out to your Branch location. The Boys & Girls Club prioritizes serving families and youth that need us most.  Youth and families who are facing adverse challenges will be accepted into the summer program first.

Scheduling & Attendance Requirements 

Your child’s participation will be limited to either the Appleton or Menasha Clubhouse throughout the course of the summer so please only submit one enrollment form per child. Frequency of attendance is an important component of a quality and impactful Club experience, we want to make sure that the children we enroll are going to use the program on average at least three days per week throughout the summer. This includes attendance at any of our school-based Boys & Girls Clubs as well. If your intention is to have your child participate at a lesser frequency, it is possible that we may not be able to enroll your child or may have to put them on a waiting list. 

Enrollment Criteria  

The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to serve all young people, especially those who need us most. Enrollment decisions are therefore not made on a first-come-first-served basis but instead are based upon the needs of the child and the family for our services and frequency of attendance. Please contact Kelsey Fulmer, BGC of Appleton Branch Director at (920) 750-5836, or Josh McQuillan, BGC of Menasha Branch Director at (920) 750-5856 if you would like us to know more about your child’s needs.  

Fee Information

It is our mission to ensure that we serve the youth in our community who need us most and that a family’s income level is not a barrier to participation.  Thanks to the generosity of many friends and supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley we can ensure that families of extremely low to middle income will still be provided a substantially subsidized program fee.  Families of upper income who utilize the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley will be charged the full cost of service for our summer program.  As always, we understand that families face various challenges outside of income level and we ask that you reach out if you need help managing the cost of your child’s participation. The fee structure for the BGCFV 2022 Summer Program is outlined below (or click to view the attachment with this information) for your reference. Any membership, participation, or summer fees only apply to youth ages 7 and older.

Families who need financial assistance or to set up a payment plan should reach out to Kali Jenneman, BGC of Appleton Membership Coordinator (920) 750-5802,  kjenneman@bgclubfoxvalley.org or BGC of Menasha at (920) 750-5860. 

2022 Summer Program Statements will be sent out to all families on April 29th with payment due on May 16th.

The annual Club membership fee remains $15 for youth ages 7 years old through those in 6th grade and $5 for teens entering grades 7th – 12th. Bussing from Menasha Summer School to the Boys & Girls Club of Menasha will be available this summer at no extra charge. 

How do I know my child has been accepted into the summer program? 

We will contact you via email with the status of your registration within three weeks of submission. If you do not receive an email within three weeks, please contact Kali Jenneman, BGC of Appleton Membership Coordinator (920) 750-5802, kjenneman@bgclubfoxvalley.org or BGC of Menasha at (920) 750-5860. 

What if registration is full? 

If we have reached maximum capacity, we will place your child on a waiting list and contact you if space becomes available. Children in certain high-needs situations such as those who are homeless will not be placed on a waiting list and will be allowed to participate immediately. 

Outstanding balances 

If your account is not current, you will also be asked to bring it up to date to finalize enrollment for you child upon acceptance into the 2022 Summer Program. As always, the Boys & Girls Club works hard to ensure all children can participate regardless of their household income levels. Please let us know if you need help managing and covering the cost of participation. We never want an inability to pay to keep a child from becoming a Club member.  

How do I get help with the cost of participation?  

Families who need financial assistance or to set up a payment plan should reach out to Kali Jenneman, BGC of Appleton Membership Coordinator (920) 750-5802, kjenneman@bgclubfoxvalley.org or BGC of Menasha at (920) 750-5860. 

Face Masks

At this time, the use of face masks within our facilities for Club members and staff is optional.  Face-coverings are barriers worn over the mouth and nose to reduce viral transmission. Face shields will not be allowed unless approved as part of a health or IEP plan.  We will continuously monitor guidelines and recommendations made by the CDC and DHS and update families upon any changes to this policy.

Field Trips  

Details on the field trip opportunities and how to sign up will be sent directly to enrolled families via email. Field trips are only available for members ages 7-12 years oldThere is a non-refundable fee for each field trip. If a Club member is having trouble following expectations prior to or during the field trip, they may not be eligible to travel and/or parents may be contacted to pick up their child from the field trip or the Club. If a youth expresses that they are not interested in attending the field trip they are signed up for the day of they will not be forced to attend and will be allowed to stay at Club. Please contact Kristin Griswold with any questions; (920) 997-1399 ext. 7758 or KGriswold@bgclubfoxvalley.org

New Family Orientation (Mandatory for NEW Summer Program Caregivers)

Caregivers of NEW Club members must attend a MANDATORY New Family Orientation at one of the following offered times at their Branch location:

  • Tuesday, April 12th at 5:30 – 6:30 pm                                      
  • Thursday, April 28th at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00 – 7:00 pm                                       
  • Thursday, May 26th at 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Open House (Open to ALL Summer Program Families)

ALL Caregivers and Club members accepted into the 2022 Summer Program are invited to join us for an Open House at their Branch location.  The Open House will consist of formal tours of the facility, time to meet the staff, and hear about programs offered throughout the summer!

  • Thursday, May 26th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm located at each Branch Location

What about my Teenager?  

Advance enrollment in The CLUB Teen Center’s summer programs is not required. Teen membership is $5 per year and there are no additional summer program fees. The CLUB Teen Centers of Appleton and Menasha will be open from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Any Club member entering 7th grade will be eligible for the Teen Center.  If your child is transitioning to the Teen Center this summer, it is advised that you schedule an orientation with the Teen Center contact at your location to learn about the different rules/expectations for our teens. (Radoslav Wilke, Appleton Assistant Branch Director – Teen Center at (920) 750-5830 or Josh McQuillan, Menasha Branch Director at (920) 750-5856.) 

Page Turners Early Literacy Tutoring Program 

This program is offered at the Appleton and Menasha branch locations for both a morning and afternoon session daily, June 6th – August 18th. Badger, Columbus, Foster, and Highlands Elementary Schools offer afternoon tutoring for the four weeks of summer school when the Club is open from 11:30 – 5:30 pm, June 13th – July 8th. Youth currently in, or who recently completed, K-3rd grades, are eligible based on a combination of need as well as tutor/ Club member availability.

This program provides youth with a tutor in a 1:1 or a small group setting that will meet at least 2 times per week for a half-hour session at each meeting.  This session includes time for a Read-Aloud book, student practice with leveled reading books, drawing/writing activities for comprehension, and developmentally appropriate literacy games.  Page Turners will provide opportunities to build Club members’ home libraries by providing youth with their very own books to take home. If you have any questions about the Page Turners program, please reach out to Ann Dudley, Literacy Coordinator, at adudley@bgclubfoxvalley.org

AASD Summer School Programs

We will again be offering programming after summer school each day at the following locations: Columbus/ABS Elementary, Foster Elementary, Badger Elementary, Highlands Elementary, Kaleidoscope Academy, and James Madison Middle School.  Summer school programming will take place June 13th through July 8th (with no programming occurring on Friday, July 1st or Monday, July 4th.)  A snack will be provided daily.

  • Badger: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm  
  • Columbus: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm 
  • Foster: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm 
  • Highlands:11:30 am – 5:30 pm 
  • KA-Roosevelt: 7:30 – 8:45 am and 11:45 am – 2:30 pm 
  • James Madison: 7:30 – 8:45 am and 11:45 am – 2:30 pm