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General Information

Club hours do not change when schools dismiss early.

The Club does not assume responsibility for any member’s possessions brought to the Club. Members are strongly encouraged to leave high value items at home. 

 

The Club does not allow members to use the telephone for non-emergency calls. Please have your arrangements for pick-up in place before you drop your child/children off.

 

The Club requires every member, visitor, volunteer, and staff to sign in and sign out at the registration desk. 

 

The Club has an open door policy and DOES NOT provide custodial care from September through May.

  • Members must have completed applications and membership fees in order to attend the Club.

Club Rules

  1. Respect the Club and its Property
  2. NO Running in the building
  3. NO Fighting, keep your hands and feet to yourself*
  4. NO Name calling
  5. NO Ethnic slurs*
  6. NO Stealing*
  7. Respect Staff, Volunteers and fellow Members
  8. NO Loitering in Club hallways or restrooms
  9. Members must wear appropriate attire (as determined by Club Staff)
  10. Have FUN

These rules represent the Club’s basic rules. We use a progressive discipline model at the Club and repeated offenses can lead to suspension or termination of membership privileges.  Rules marked with an * indicate the Club has a ZERO tolerance for these violations and may result in an immediate suspension of membership privileges.

 

Members suspended or expelled from the Club for violations of Club rules do not receive a refund of membership.

Club Hours

Regular Hours:

Club – Monday to Friday:
Members ages 6 to 10: 2:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Members ages 11 to 18: 2:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Saturdays:  11:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Extensions – Monday to Friday:  2:30 PM to 7:30 PM

School Holidays/Snow Days

Club – 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Club Expectations

Being at the Club is a privilege, not a right. By showing respect for the Club, its staff, and all other club members, you can ensure that you are safe in the Club; that the building and its equipment stays in good condition; and that your relationships with others remains fun and positive. Failing to abide by these expectations (i.e., fighting, stealing, destroying property, and disrespecting staff or other Club members) may result in the loss of privileges, a suspension, or even criminal prosecution.

Club Fees

Annual Membership Dues are $15.00  Dues are to be paid at the time of membership application. Memberships are valid from June to May of each year and are valid at all Club sites.

Parental Information

Parent Information

Parents play a vital role at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania. It is important that each parent be involved in the growth and development of their child(ren). The Club’s purpose is to provide guidance and structure to children while in our care. 

The following will highlight the policies and give you general information about our organization. If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Club at anytime. The Club’s phone number is 342 – 8709.

 

Philosophy

Our goal at the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA is to help prepare our members to be the Leaders of Tomorrow. By doing so, we encourage positive attitudes, education, good sportsmanship and friendship. Our aim is to empower boys and girls with the skills needed to face all types of challenges that they may encounter. Our Club bases its program on membership, community involvement and its recognized role as an advocate for youth.

Membership

Membership at the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA is for any boy or girl between the ages of 6 through 18. Yearly membership fee is $15.00 which covers a membership year from June 1st through May 31st.

Open Door Policy

The Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA provides after school activities and programs. Our open door policy states that members are allowed to enter and leave the Club. If you wish for your child(ren) to remain at the Club, it is your responsibility to make sure your child understands your wishes and  this policy. If you have any questions, contact the Club Director when you drop off your child(ren).

Professional Staffing

The members of the Boys & Girls Clubs are supervised by a professional staff. All staff members are thoroughly trained and full background checks are performed on each staff member to ensure your child’s safety. Staff members are kept advised of the challenging trends throughout the youth movement. To promote personal and professional growth, staff members attend workshops and seminars offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Hours of Operation at the Central Club

Our goal at the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA is to help prepare our members to be the Leaders of Tomorrow. By doing so, we encourage positive attitudes, education, good sportsmanship and friendship. Our aim is to empower boys and girls with the skills needed to face all types of challenges that they may encounter. Our Club bases its program on membership, community involvement and its recognized role as an advocate for youth.

Rules, Regulations and Discipline

 Proper behavior is expected at all times.  When disruptive or uncooperative behavior becomes a problem, the member is given consequences. Continuous behavioral problems or extreme incidents may result in suspension or permanent loss of Club privileges. 

The following actions will lead to immediate suspension:

  • Deliberate destruction of Club property or equipment
  • Racial or gender related offensive remarks
  • Use of tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Gang related activities
  • Theft of any person’s belongings, or of any Club property
  • Fighting or bullying
  • Possession of a weapon – which may be cause for permanent dismissal

Health and Emergency Procedures

It is important that every parent cooperate fully with the health and emergency procedures. Our regulations are designed to protect the well being of all members. If a member becomes ill at the Club, he/she MUST be picked up, within sixty (60) minutes after contact has been made, by the parent, guardian or emergency contact. If your child is ill before leaving home, please DO NOT bring them to the Club. Since the Boys & Girls Club is not a day care facility, we are not equipped with an area to isolate ill members. In case of an accident that requires medical attention, every effort to contact the parent, guardian or emergency contact will be made before the Club makes arrangements for proper aid. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO UPDATE YOUR PHONE NUMBERS AS THEY CHANGE! Prescription/nonprescription medication WILL NOT be administered by any Club staff at any time. Arrangements can be made to store items if needed.