Overview & FAQs

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington is a youth organizations that serves kids ages 6-18 weekdays through after school services and during school holidays and summer breaks. We serve kids in the Bloomington community at our Lincoln Street, Ellettsville and Crestmont units. After-school and camp programming is developed with our three core program areas in mind:

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Member Eligibility Check-List

The purpose of this document is to promote positive and clear communication between staff and parent/guardians about membership at the Boys & Girls Club (BGC). In order to support the success and safety of all individuals registered and participating at the BGC, it is important that participants are indeed “Club ready.” To assist in determining if your child is “Club ready,” the following criteria have been developed:

 

  • Youth is able to participate in Club programs independently or with minor accommodations.
  •  Youth is age 6-18 years old.
  •    Participant is able to use the restroom independently or with minimal verbal prompting.
  •  Youth is able to take direction and instruction from a staff person.
  •  Youth is comfortable with, and able to interact in, a group environment. Youth can successfully participate in a group with an adult to child ratio of at least 1 to 20 (one adult to every twenty youth)
  •   Youth interacts and participates in programs in a manner that is physically and emotionally safe for themselves and others.
  •  Youth does not require physical intervention for redirection, direction, assistance, or for any other reason.

If you believe that your child may not be ready, or have questions about the above, please feel free to schedule a meeting with the Unit Director or Director of Operations for clarification.

What does a daily schedule look like?

Summer schedules are as follows:

Crestmont:

  • Before 9:00 AM: Free time
  • 9:00: Breakfast
  • 9:30: Free time/Club meetings/field trip
  • 11:30: Lunch
  • 12:00: Mills Pool/programs/field trip
  • 3:30: Snack
  • 4:00: Staff-led activity
  • 5:00: Pick-up

Ellettsville:

  • Before 9:00 AM: Free time
  • 9:00: Breakfast
  • 9:30: Morning team huddle
  • 10:00: Morning camp rotation
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 12:30: Free time
  • 1:00: Afternoon rotation
  • 1:45: Afternoon team huddle
  • 2:00: 1st Program Rotation
  • 3:00: Snack Time (Provided)
  • 3:30: 2nd Program Rotation
  • 4:30: 3rd program Rotation
  • 5:30: Free time/learning Center

Lincoln Street:

  • Before 9:00 AM: Free time
  • 9:00: Programs/free time
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 1:00: Field trip/pool/free time
  • 2:15: Snack
  • 4:00: Club meetings
  • 5:00: Pick-up
Our rotations are designed to be fun, engaging and educational. Field trips are every Wednesday and Friday and leave between 9 -10 AM and return 1- 3 PM. Parents will be notified of any field trips returning after 2:30 PM. Wednesday field trips are based on the theme of the week. Friday field trips will be to Bryan Park Pool.

Camp Rock: 

Are snacks provided?
Snacks are provided at all three units after school; Fruit and/or crackers along with juice.

At the Crestmont Unit,  members of the Boys and Girls Club Ladies Auxiliary provide dinner for members on Fridays.

At the Ellettsville Unit a healthy snack is provided to all members by the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.

Hold old do you have to be to attend?
Lincoln Street: Any child from 6-18 years old can attend.

Crestmont: Your child must be 6 years old to attend.

Ellettsville: Any child from 6-18 years old can attend.

How does my child get there after school?
Lincoln Street: The Club, along with Girls Inc. and MCCSC provides free transportation for members to travel to and from the Club after school each day.

Crestmont: Bus transportation is provided from Fairview Elementary and North Elementary. Students from Tri-North Middle School can walk to the Club. A return van is available to take children home who live in the Arlington, Crestmont, and Crescent Point Neighborhoods.

Ellettsville: The Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation provides transportation for members from RBB schools to the Club after school each day.

How does my child get there during the summer?
Lincoln Street: Summer transportation to the Club is not provided.

Crestmont:  Summer transportation to the Club is not provided.

Ellettsville:

How much does it cost?
Lincoln Street: To become a member at the Lincoln Street Club the annual fee costs $20.00 per child.

Crestmont: To become a member at the Crestmont Unit the annual fee costs $5 per child.

Ellettsville: To become a member at the Ellettsville Unit the annual fee costs $20.00 per child.

Who are the people working with my kids?
Our staff includes qualified program directors, programming staff and volunteers at all three units.
Break Camps

Lincoln Street: Visit the Lincoln Street page for more information about summer, winter, and other break camp updates.

Crestmont: Visit the Crestmont Unit page for more information about summer, winter, and other break camp updates.

Ellettsville: Visit the Ellettsville Unit page for more information about summer, winter, and other break camp updates.

What are the Club hours?
Lincoln Street: School Year hours are from 3pm to 7pm
Summer Hours: Noon (12pm) to 6pm

Crestmont: School Year Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Summer Hours: 9am – 5pm

 Ellettsville: School Year Hours (through Friday, May 30): 2-6 p.m.

Summer Camp Hours (starting Thursday,  June 4): 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Summer Drop in Hours (starting Thursday,  June 4): 2-6 p.m.

How do I register?
Lincoln Street: To register a new Lincoln Street Club member, bring the completed membership form, with the membership fee, to the main office at the Lincoln Street Club weekdays between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Existing members can renew their membership by submitting the membership renewal form with the membership fee. There is a 24-hour waiting period from the time a completed membership form is turned in and when the member is allowed to begin attending the Club.

Crestmont: To register a new Crestmont Club member, bring the completed membership form, with the annual membership fee ($5), to the Crestmont Club weekdays between 2-7 p.m. There is a 24-hour waiting period from the time a completed membership form is turned in and when the member is allowed to begin attending the Club.

Ellettsville: To register a new Ellettsville Club member, bring the completed membership form and membership agreements, with the annual membership fee ($20), to the Ellettsville Club weekdays between 2-6 p.m.  There is a 24-hour waiting period from the time a completed membership form is turned in and when the member is allowed to begin attending the Club.