354 W. Jefferson St.
P.O. Box 254
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-2182 (phone)
(219) 462-1081 (fax)
Valparaiso Jr. Youth Basketball Program
We are running the Valpo Jr. Youth Basketball Program in the summer for boys and girls ages 8-12. The Camp will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 11 through August 1. Girls from 5:30- 7 p.m. and boys from 7-8:30 p.m. Please click on the following link for more information: Jr Youth Basketball. Registrations are being taken until Friday, May 24th. Please scroll down and click on the red circle labeled 'register' to sign your children up for this program.
2013 Summer Camp information now available!!
Click here to see all the exciting camps we have planned! We have some returning camps along with brand new camps for even more fun for our members. The flier contains information such as Camp description, dates, ages, fees and registration dates. Please scroll down and click on the red circle labeled 'register' to sign up your children for one or more of our camps.
Meet our most recent Member of the Month
Valparaiso teen selected as Porter County Youth of the Year
We are closed Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 9th. We reopen for summer on June 10th! Our hours will be Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Full May Calendar of Events.
Normal Club hours this time of year:
Monday - Friday: 2:45 pm - 8:20 pm. (5 - 7 year-olds must be picked up by 7pm on school nights.)
Saturday and Sunday: Closed (except for Saturday leagues).
Click here to read the Boys & Girls Clubs Severe Weather Policy. Please check cancellations.com for Club closings due to inclement weather.
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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
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