Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

You can register in person at the Club, or you can register online through our online application portal.

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Are there any membership requirements?

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.

What is the age range?

Our Clubs are open to kids between the ages of 6 and 18.

What is the cost?

Annual Club membership dues are $2 per year. Most school-based Club locations are free. Some Clubs charge additional fees for regular care, as noted below. Unless noted, kids can access unlimited programs for the cost of their $2 membership dues.

  • The Shopneck Club in Brighton offers additional daytime programs on Mondays during the school year from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm for a $20 fee.
  • On occasion, specialized programming, sports, or field trips may require additional fees.

What are the Club hours?

Clubs are generally open Monday – Friday, after school until 6:00 pm or later and during the day in the summer. Hours vary by location. Contact your local Club for the exact operating schedule.

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.

Do the Clubs have summer programs?

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.

Do you provide membership fee scholarships?

Membership fee assistance may be provided depending on availability and household income.

Are there any attendance requirements?

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.

Do memberships transfer between Clubs?

Generally, members can attend multiple Clubs.  However, if your member 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.

Do you provide meals/snacks?

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

Do you provide transportation?

Boys & Girls Clubs 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.

Are you open during school breaks or holidays?

Operating days and hours vary between Clubs. Contact your Club to find out more information about hours and closures.

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.

What programs do you offer?

Each Club offers a variety of programs that fall into three key programmatic areas: Academic and Careers; Character and Leadership; and Healthy Lifestyles.

Learn more about our programs »

What should my kid bring with them?

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 as Club staff to lock up the item while they are at the Club and then collect the item upon departure. BGCMD is not responsible or liable for lost, misplaced, stolen or missing items.

What is your closure policy?

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.

Do you have a summer camp?

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver operates a residential summer camp. This camp is only open to current Club members.