GOOD CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP
For the community’s convenience the Club is committed to be open during non-school time. Our Day Camps are a great example of this commitment. During school breaks such as Winter Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break the Club is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm. During these times we provide a Camp experience that only a Boys & Girls Clubs can. Club youth experience fun and engaging activities by the ways of: sports, recreation, arts, technology, and education. They also have opportunities for weekly field trips including locations such as: Burrage Mansion, John’s Incredible, Krikorian Theater, Raging Waters, and Yucaipa Regional Park.
Day for Kids
Unlike many other countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. Boys & Girls Clubs of America, along with the support of other leading youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids.
Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Now, more than ever, BGC Day for Kids provides adults and kids an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and celebrate the wonder of life and the fulfillment of spending time together.
Boys & Girls Clubs hopes to make BGC Day for Kids a permanent part of our national culture. Soon we hope the month of September not only recalls the full swing of the fall and back-to-school season, but also BGC Day for Kids, the day we devote our hearts and our minds to our children as a nation.
The Historic Burrage Mansion in the hills of Redlands is the perfect setting for celebrating the Season of Giving. This event is dedicated to bringing joy, smiles, and laughter to kids in our local communities with holiday games, crafts, activities, food and fun! It is topped off with a visit from the “Big Guy” who gives each child a toy! The event is supported by the local fire departments, local businesses, including T-Mobile, and the Rochford Foundation that all help make the evening magical. Each year around five hundred Club Members are treated to this special occasion.
Kids In The Kitchen
Kids in the Kitchen is a program that teaches members the fundamentals of the kitchen and basic nutrition. They learn kitchen safety, how to read measuring cups and recipes. This is an interactive program where the members do the work and staff is there to guide them along the way. Through meal preparation and enjoying their creations members learn to enjoy time in the kitchen.
Parents Night Out
Parents Night Out is a Keystone sponsored event in which the first Friday of every month Keystone members (and their Club Advisor) keep the Club open after hours. Club parents are able to pay $10 for their child to stay at the Club from 6:00-11:00pm. During this time younger members are fed dinner and participate in fun activities. Keystone members plan and supervise all activities during Parents Night Out. Parents Night Out is not only a fundraising opportunity for our Club teens but is also a great learning tool in leadership, team work, and safety management.
Spring Fest & Egg Hunt
Spring has sprung! This kid event is on the grounds of the Historic Burrage Mansion, a perfect setting for an egg hunt and related activities. This annual event is supported by Starbucks associates throughout the Inland Empire and local businesses. Kids hunt for eggs and get a special visit from Mr. E. Aster Bunny!
Sunrise Club is our Before school program on elementary school campuses. We open for members who need to arrive before school opens. Morning staff plan daily art activities, games or allow members to use this time to complete any unfinished homework and/or get caught up on their daily reading.