Dear Boys & Girls Club Caregivers,

Summer Program at the Boys & Girls Club of the Manitowoc has become a popular choice for youth and families in the community, and we are thrilled to make summer a fun learning experience for so many! We believe that summer is a great time to give kids opportunities to develop new friendships, play, continue to learn, and experience new things.

Program Information

This year’s Summer Program will feature an array of fun and exciting activities. Members are split up into groups by age to participate in age-specific programs. These programs will focus on topics such as physical and emotional wellness,  fine arts, STEM, recreation, leadership and community service, and more. We will be enjoying time at Miracles Park and have some great field trips planned, too.

Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will again be provided through the Summer Food Service Program.

  • What: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley – Manitowoc Branch 2024 Summer Program
  • Who: Youth ages 6-12
  • When: June 10 – August 15th between 7:00 am – 5:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
    • CLOSED: July 4th, 5th, 22nd
  • Where: The Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County (3651 Dewey St.)
  • Other Important Information:
    • 2023 Summer Registration will begin on March 11th – April 14th.
    • Friday, August 16th will be the End of Summer Celebration. No programming will be offered this day – more details to come soon.
    • Summer Program fees are due May 15th.

How do I register my child?

All Club registration occurs on the Caregiver Portal. If you are new to the Boys & Girls Club, choose the green CREATE ACCOUNT button on the Caregiver Portal webpage to create an account.  You can do this at any time and before summer registration opens on March 11th.

If you have already accessed the Caregiver Portal, login using your Username and Password under the ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT? section.

How to register for the 2024 Summer Program in the Caregiver Portal can be found in the Caregiver Support Guide that can be found on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley’s webpage below:

Caregiver Support

 

Registration for the 2024 Summer Program for all youth ages 6-12 will begin on Monday, March 11th.  Summer Program registrations received after the April 14th deadline are not guaranteed acceptance due to site capacity. Click the button below (on or after March 11th) to access the Caregiver Portal and register for the Summer Program. The Boys & Girls Club prioritizes serving families and youth that need us most.  Youth and families facing adverse challenges will be accepted into Summer Program first.

To assist families in registering for the 2024 Summer Program, we will be hosting registration stations at the Manitowoc branch location on March 11th – 15th and March 18th – 22nd between 10:00 am  – 2:00 pm.  We will have devices and staff available to answer questions and provide support to register for summer.

CAREGIVER PORTAL LINK AVAILABLE ON MARCH 11

Scheduling & Attendance Requirements

Frequency of attendance is an important component of a quality and impactful Club experience, we want to make sure that the children we enroll are going to use the program on average at least three days per week throughout the summer.  If your intention is to have your child participate at a lesser frequency, it is possible that we may not be able to enroll your child or may have to put them on a waiting list.

Summer Family Orientation (Mandatory for ALL 2024 Summer Program Caregivers)

Caregivers and Club members (if possible) registered for Summer Program are expected to attend a 45-minute family orientation at one of the following offered times at the Manitowoc Club.  Attending a summer family orientation will provide families with important information regarding the summer program and allow for questions.

  • Friday, April 26th at 8:30 am or 4:30 pm
  • Monday, May 6th at 1 2pm
  • Thursday, May 9th at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, June 6th at 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 6th at 6:30 – 7:30 pm (following the open house – see tabbed sections below for more information on this open house)

Fee Information

It is our mission to ensure that we serve the youth in our community who need us most and that a family’s income level is not a barrier to participation.  Thanks to the generosity of many friends and supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley we can ensure that families of extremely low to middle income will still be provided a substantially subsidized program fee.  Families of upper income who utilize the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley will be charged the full cost of service for our summer program.  As always, we understand that families face various challenges outside of income level and we ask that you reach out if you need help managing the cost of your child’s participation. The fee structure for the BGCFV 2024 Summer Program outlined below for your reference.

All summer fees are due May 15th.

Important note regarding fees: Fees only apply to youth ages 7 and older. Youth who turn seven before July 17th will be charged the full rate and youth who turn seven after July 17th will be charged 50% of the full rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the enrollment criteria?

Enrollment decisions are not made on a first-come-first-served basis but instead are based upon the needs of the child and the family for our services and frequency of attendance. Please contact Connor Schultz, Manitowoc Branch Director, at 920.905.5522 or cschultz@bgcmanitowoccounty.org if you would like us to know more about your child’s needs.

What if registration is full? 

If we have reached maximum capacity, we will place your child on a waiting list and contact you if space becomes available. Children in certain high-needs situations, such as those who are homeless, will not be placed on a waiting list and will be allowed to participate immediately. 

How do I get help with the cost of participation?  

Families who need financial assistance or to set up a payment plan should reach out to Connor Schultz, Manitowoc Branch Director, at 920.905.5522 or cschultz@bgcmanitowoccounty.org.

What if my child requires special supports or accommodations?

We welcome all young people to participate in our programs and recognize that in some cases, reasonable accommodations may be needed for youth to have a good experience at the Club. To learn more about special accommodations or supports offered, please visit the tabbed section labeled Supports For My Child.

Are snacks/meals included?

Youth who are attending the full day of Summer Program at the Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County will receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack daily.

Are field trips offered through Summer Program?

Yes, we love offering youth more opportunities to get out and take in the world around them through Summer Program field trips. Registration for field trips opens April 15th in the Caregiver Portal. To learn more, please visit the tabbed section labeled Field Trips.

I have other questions, who can I contact?

Please contact Connor Schultz, Manitowoc Branch Director, at 920.905.5522 or cschultz@bgcmanitowoccounty.org.

Field Trips

Registration for field trips will open up on April 15th in the Caregiver Portal and details on the field trip opportunities and how to sign up will be sent directly to enrolled families via email. Field trips are only available for members ages 7-12 years oldThere is a non-refundable fee for each field trip.

If a Club member is having trouble following expectations prior or during the field trip, they may not be eligible to travel and/or caregivers may be contacted to pick up their child from the field trip or the Club. If a youth expresses that they are not interested in attending the field trip they are signed up for the day of they will not be forced to attend and will be allowed to stay at Club.

Please contact Connor Schultz, Manitowoc Branch Director, at 920.905.5522 or cschultz@bgcmanitowoccounty.org with any questions regarding field trips.

Supports For My Child

The Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County want all youth to be safe and successful. We welcome all youth to participate in our programs and recognize that in some cases, reasonable accommodations may be needed for youth to have a good experience in our programs. We are committed on working together to bridge any gaps for your child.

If you feel your child may encounter any barriers to success and participation in our Summer Program we encourage you to please reach out to Connor Schultz, Manitowoc Branch Director, at 920.905.5522 or cschultz@bgcmanitowoccounty.org.

Youth Member Accommodation Form

 

Please review and complete this form and contact Connor Schultz for further discussion if needed. All information shared will be secured and confidential and distributed to staff only on a need-to-know basis.

Open House

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley want all youth to be safe and successful. We welcome all youth to participate in our programs and recognize that in some cases, reasonable accommodations may be needed for youth to have a good experience in our programs. We are committed on working together to bridge any gaps for your child.

ALL Caregivers and Club members accepted into the 2024 Summer Program are invited to join us for an Open House at the Boys & Girls Club of Manitowoc County.  The open house will consist of formal tours of the facility, time to meet the staff, and hear about programs offered throughout the summer!

  • Wednesday, June 6th from 5:30-6:30pm (Orientation will take prior to open house hour)