Great Futures Start Here.
Our programs use an integrated model of age‐appropriate social, recreational and academic activities that involve proven strategies for building positive relationships, mentoring, conflict resolution, skill development, leadership training and leading a healthy active lifestyle. Our programs are developed in collaboration with youth, their families and other partners to create comprehensive healthy living opportunities for children and youth.
OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS
After School Program
Constructive, affordable after school care in an informal and relaxed environment
After School Program Details
September to June Monday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ages: 4‐12 Program Goals To provide constructive, affordable after school care in an informal, relaxed environment designed to provide opportunities to complete homework and engage in learning activities through peer support and mentoring and to develop skills that will;
- encourage personal interests and benefit future learning opportunities.
- improve attitudes about school and learning
- foster a sense of belonging and self- worth
- strengthen decision making, communication and problem solving skills
- expand planning and goal setting abilities
- promote good work habits and task persistence
- increase knowledge of personal health and nutrition
$30.00 per week – subsidies available
To book courtesy seat transportation to the After School program please go to Student Transportation – CLASS Shared School Services Chatham-Kent (cklass.ca). Set up a profile. Seat selection is available in August
PA Day Program
Full day program on PA Days. $30.00 per child, lunch included.
Drop‐in Centre Details
September – June
Monday – Friday
6:30‐p.m. ‐ 8:30 p.m.,
- Leadership programs
- Health and Nutrition
- Teen Cooking program
- Personal Wellness
- Monthly Dances
- No Cost
Summer Day Camp
Social recreational activities for children over the summer months
Summer Day Camp
Camp hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Club will be opened from 8:30 – 5:30 to accommodate working parents
** Hours of operation and Room Assignments will be subject to current COVID regulation
To provide social recreational activities for children over the summer months that will;
- enhance self-esteem
- promote positive peer co-operation
- bridge the summer learning gap
- increase community awareness
- teach healthy alternatives to aggressive behaviours
- Increase knowledge of personal health and nutrition
- to reduce stress on working parents
Our programs tackle relevant social issues, encourage and empower children and youth, and help them set a path for success.
Art Club is a fun way for your kids to explore their creative side, learn valuable skills, and enjoy expressing themselves.
All equipment supplied.
Kid Food Nation – Sarnia and Forest
Kid Food Nation is a national food skills initiative, designed for kids aged 7-12 years. The initiative aims to help improve Canadians’ food skills and support healthy eating habits by empowering and educating kids, parents and families to develop practical knowledge and experience related to planning, preparing and cooking healthy meals and snacks.
Mixing visual, auditory, and hands-on activities to engage different learning styles, Discovery Lab encourages children to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fundamentals mixing visual, auditory, and hands-on activities that engage different learning styles and encourage creativity and innovation.
Flex Your Head
Flex Your Head was developed to help youth think about, talk about, and understand issues of mental health and wellness within a safe, fun, and welcoming environment. In an active, peer-based format, youth are given the knowledge, skills, and strategies to cope with stress and distress and promote positive mental health and wellness. Visit bgccflex.ca to learn more.
Basic Needs, Brighter Future
The Basic Needs, Brighter Future program provides young people with resources to enhance and expand their access to food, education relating to food, and the development of healthy habits and life skills. Grants allow Clubs to feed more young people and their families, promote the importance of healthy habits, and educate Club staff and members.
Summer Brain Gain
To counter learning loss during the summer months, Summer Brain Gain provide opportunities for Club members to practice reading and mathematics skills on a daily basis, with a focus on two key outcomes: educational activities that look and feel different from the regular school day, and high levels of youth engagement and motivation.