The doors of our 20 Clubs across Metro Denver are open each school day and all throughout summer break. Clubs are safe, fun places for kids to spend their time when they’re not in school or at home. Through positive, healthy relationships, sports, arts, STEM, academics, and leadership programs, kids gain access to the tools they need to grow and lead healthy lives. We create an environment where kids envision their greatest potential and turn their dreams into real possibilities.
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Our Clubs are open to school-aged youth in grades K-12. To join, visit any of our Club pages, view details, and complete the online application.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can register in person at the Club, or you can register online through our online application portal. Separate applications are required for summer and school year.
Membership is available for youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Membership is open to all youth regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or income.
Our Clubs are open to kids between the ages of 6 and 18.
Most annual Club membership dues are $2 per year. Some Clubs charge additional fees. Unless noted, kids can access unlimited programs for the cost of their $2 membership.
- The Shopneck Club in Brighton offers additional daytime programs on Mondays during the school year from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Shopneck’s registration fee is $25
- On occasion, specialized programming, sports, or field trips may require additional fees.
Hours vary by location, but Clubs are generally open Monday through Friday. During the school year, Clubs are open after school until 6:00 pm or later and Clubs are open all day during the summer. Hours vary by location. Contact your local Club for the exact operating schedule.
Yes. Programs vary per Club, but typically run Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contact your Club for more information.
Membership for some summer programs may require eligibility verification. For example, some school sites only serve students participating in the Denver Public Schools Summer Academy program.
Membership fee assistance may be provided depending on availability and household income. Scholarships are not available at the Shopneck Club.
We recommend that members attend the Club at least twice each week in order to provide consistency and maximize the positive impacts of programming. However, there are no attendance requirements.
Generally, members can attend multiple Clubs. However, if your child will be frequently attending more than one Club, please talk to the Club Director at the Club where the membership registration was initially submitted. Transfers are handled on a case-by-case basis, depending on the capacity of each Club.
Each Club provides a daily meal and/or snack at no additional cost.
In general, BGCMD does not accommodate food restrictions, and Clubs are not nut, gluten, or dairy free facilities. Members are responsible for monitoring their own meals and snacks. However, please notify Club staff if the member has any food or other allergies any food allergies.
*Meal partners: Food Bank of the Rockies, Revolution Foods, Denver Public Schools
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver provides transportation for field trips.
Additionally, some Clubs have partnerships with local schools to provide busing to the Clubs.
All Club members who utilize Club transportation must have a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian before BGCMD can provide transportation.
Clubs observe the following minimum closures for staff training, Club maintenance, and/or staff holidays:
- Two weeks between the end of summer and the beginning of the fall semester.
- One week during winter break, between the fall and spring semester.
- One week between the spring semester and the start of summer.
- All major US holidays.
- Clubs may close for additional dates, as needed. Clubs will post all closures and notify families in advance.
Each Club offers a variety of programs that fall into three key programmatic areas: Academic and Careers; Character and Leadership; and Healthy Lifestyles.
Club members are encouraged to bring homework, sports clothing and equipment, and any other necessary items for programmatic participation.
Youth should not bring personal belongings of value and money into the Club. If it is a special circumstance, they can ask Club staff to lock up the item while they are at the Club and collect the item upon departure. BGCMD is not responsible or liable for lost, misplaced, stolen, or missing items.
The safety of the children you entrust with us is our highest priority. We have a rigorous set of safety policies and procedures which provide multiple checks for potential issues and threats. Here are just a few of the highlights.
- Before we hire, we do mandatory background checks on employees and volunteers and then we recheck them every year.
- Our employees and volunteers must complete mandatory training on child abuse prevention and reporting requirements.
- If there is an incident, our staff are required to report it, regardless of severity and if appropriate, we report the incident to the local authorities.
- Every year, our entire organization – including each Club – undergoes a safety assessment.
- Professional adults, trained in response protocols for all emergencies, check kids and visitors in and out at our secure access points.
- Staff and kids are trained and practiced in what to do during lockdown, lockout, evacuation, and shelter-in-place situations.
- As a trusted presence in Club neighborhoods, we are in close contact with community members and police so we can respond quickly in any situation.
If an unexpected Club closure occurs (due to weather, facilities emergency, etc.), Clubs will post signs on the building doors, update the Club’s Facebook page, and update the Club voicemail. Clubs will notify parents/guardians via an automated email and text notification system. Please be sure that you notify Club staff of any change in emergency contact or cell phone information to ensure that you receive emergency notifications. Local television channels will also be updated for Club late openings and closings.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver’s summer camp near Ward, Colorado, Gates Camp, is open to current Club members for day trips during the summer.