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MEMBERSHIP

Enroll your child today! Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County membership is open to boys and girls ages 6 to 18. The Membership form, Safe Passage Policy, AND the last page of the Handbook must be completed by a parent/guardian each school year and each summer prior to a member attending. Memberships are on a space available basis. Once you have completed our membership form and the Safe Passage Policy form please return the form to the Club with payment.

2019 Summer Registration Form

2019 Mandatory Annual Health Form *must be filled out and brought to orientation along with the registration form

2019 Handbook

 

$25 After School Club (August - May)

After school hours are:

Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm and 3:00pm - 7:00pm for 7th grade and up, with snack and dinner provided.

Club hours during school holidays and all Club days are 9:30am - 6:00pm; early bird begins at 7:30am and early bird fees will be charged.

$50 Summer Club (June - August)

Summer hours are 9:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, with lunch and snack provided, early bird begins at 7:30 a.m.

Our goal is to keep costs as low as possible to not exclude anyone based on economic circumstances, however additional fees may be charged for field trips.

Summer Club

Summer Club membership is accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Priority is given to current club members. Summer club runs Monday – Friday 9:30am-6:00pm, June 10th – August 16th. We will be closed July 1st – 5th. Summer Club fee is $50/member.

Summer Club is available for children aged 6, who have completed kindergarten, through youth aged 18.

Early Bird Club is available for your convenience from 7:30am-9:29am Monday – Friday and the cost is $5/day/member. Scholarship forms will be available at orientations. 

Summer applications will be avaliable on April 1. Please complete pages 1-4 of the document for each member you are enrolling. These must be returned to the Club at an orientation. The Handbook portion of the document is for your reference.

To aid in communication with members’ families and to keep parents and guardians informed of updated Club information, it is required for at least one parent or guardian to attend an orientation prior to their child’s enrollment for summer Club. Membership applications can be downloaded from our website or picked up at the Club after April 1. However, applications will only be accepted at an orientation. Scholarship forms will also be available at orientations for those who choose to apply. 

Upcoming Orientation Dates and times

All orientations will take place at the Club. All efforts will be made to keep the orientations to 30 minutes. Orientation dates will be avaliable April 1. Please sign up for one of the following orientations by registering at Club or sending an email to membership@bgcstorycounty.org.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

When Ames Public School is cancelled due to inclement weather, the Club will be closed. When Ames Public Schools close early due to weather, the Club will be open after school lets out, and will close at 5:30 p.m.

GUESTS

Invite a Friend! Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County membership continues to grow each year. We encourage our Club members to invite friends to visit our Club for a day and consider becoming a member. We also encourage our Community youth to visit our Club and consider becoming a member. All visitors must provide parent contact information upon arrival to the Club.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Story County
210 South Fifth Street
Ames, IA  50010

Phone: 515-233-1872
Email: theclub@bgcstorycounty.org

DISCIPLINE

We recognize that parents are our essential partners in helping our youth stay on a positive path so they can develop into responsible citizens and leaders. Discipline is handled in a proactive manner on an individual basis by our staff. Our Club emphasizes respect and responsibility by each member towards his/her peers and Club Staff.

New Communication Tool to Parents

In our continued effort to provide parents and guardians with concise and quick notifications in times of inclement weather or other emergency situations, the Club will begin using EZ texting to send important notifications to parents and guardians. We will be conducting a test of the new system on the afternoon of Friday, June 21. If you DO NOT receive a message by the end of day on the 21st, please notify the Club so we can check that we have your information recorded correctly. Thank you!

What number will the message come from?

  • The message will come from a short code, which is special five- or six-digit number.

Will advertising be sent?

  • No. We will never send advertising.

Is my contact information secure? How do you protect my privacy?

  • Your contacts are kept in strict confidentiality. We do not share, rent or sell the contacts belonging to our clients with any third parties.

Can I respond to the text?

  • Yes, as long as the reply is received within twelve hours of the original text. **We do ask that you avoid responding to the notification texts as we can’t guarantee a timely response.