Valparaiso Unit
354 W. Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 254
Valparaiso, IN 46383
ph: (219) 462-2182
fax: (219) 462-1081
          

Club News
Our hours are:  Mon - Fri:  2:30-8 pm.  (5-7 yr olds must be picked up by 7 pm on school nights.)
 You can now sign up your children for our Summer Activity Camps have begun.  Click on the below red 'register' button to start the registration process.



 Upcoming Events
  Full July Calendar of Events
  Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser on August 5th! Click here to print and present fundraising flier.

Program Information
Our hours:  Mon- Fri:  2:30 pm - 8 pm.  (5-7 yr olds must be picked up by 7 pm on school nights.)
Saturday and Sunday:  Closed (except for Saturday leagues).
 
Read our guideline handbook for parents, guardians and members.
  
Click here to read the Boys & Girls Clubs Severe Weather Policy.  Please check cancellations.com for Club closings due to inclement weather.
 
Unit History
  • Opened as the Valparaiso Community Boys' Club in 1970. Our first home was Westminster Hall in the First Presbyterian Church basement at 51 N. Franklin Street.
  • In December 1972, the Club was moved from Franklin Street to the old Gardner School at 354 W. Jefferson Street (pictured above).
  • Girls were admitted to the club in 1974 in common membership with the boys.
  • In June of 1976, Chuck Leer (Executive Director of the Montgomery County Boys Club), was hired as Executive Director.
  • In 1977, a gymnasium was planned and funded by the John Will Anderson Foundation.
  • In 1985, the mini-gym was added to the north side of the gymnasium, and the Club was renovated inside and out.
  • In 2000, the Club was given air conditioning for the first time since it was first built as an elementary school in 1899.
  • In 2012, the big gym was completely renovated along with the mini-gym also being improved
Unit Statistics
  • Facility size: 22,000 square feet; including Gamesrooms, Computer Lab, Link & Learn Room, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen/Lounge, Gym, Mini Gym and Senior Room (ages 12 and over).
  • Club open: 30 hours per week, 231 days per year.
  • Club membership: 1,392 (as of December 31, 2012)
  • Ages served: 5 - 18 (for those enrolled in grades K-12).
  • Age breakdown: 58% 5 - 9 year olds, 32% 10 - 12 year olds, 10% Teens.
  • Gender: 59% male, 41% female.
  • Average daily attendance: 141 members a day during the 2012 year.
  • 1705 total members served in 2012
 
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