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219.926.9770

Street Address
521 W. 1100 N.
Chesterton, IN 46304

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 254
Valparaiso, IN 46384

Hours
School Year
Monday – Friday:  2:30 – 6:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday:  Closed

Summer Hours
Monday – Friday: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Club Director
Ron Ranta
rranta@bgcpoco.org

Program Director
Angie Barber
abarber@bgcpoco.org

Membership Secretary
Debra Pope
dpope@bgcpoco.org

Club Calendars
*To see only Duneland Club events, filter by location at the top of the calendar.

Who Can Belong
All boys & girls currently attending Kindergarten through 12th grade can be members of the Boys & Girls Club. Youth enrolled in Kindergarten can become members in the fall they start school.

Cost
Membership fee is $35 per child and is good for one year. Membership fee assistance is available based on need. We also offer assistance for some programs which require fees, based on need. Speak with the Membership Secretary or another staff person if you are in need of assistance with any fee. Membership fees are non-refundable.

Guest Policy
Guests are welcome to come for one free visit. After their visit they must become members in order to participate.

Safe Passage Policy
For members under the age of 12, a parent, guardian or other pre-authorized adult must retrieve the member from the Club. Members age 12 and older may leave the Club unescorted with written permission from a parent or guardian. Members 12 and older may also escort other members of their household from the Club. No member, regardless of age, will be allowed to return to the Club once they leave the premises for the day. The Club will not physically restrain a member that insists on leaving the Club, nor block the facility’s exits. Therefore, it is each parent’s responsibility to discuss the Club’s Safe Passage Policy with his or her child and ensure that he or she complies. The Club will not accept responsibility for members that leave the Club unsupervised and in breach of this policy. The Club does, however, reserve the right to discipline members that leave unescorted without written permission, up to and including suspension and termination of membership.

On-Site Registration
You are always welcome to come in during club hours to complete a membership application and pay for your membership(s). A Club membership form can be printed and completed ahead of time to save time. You may pay on-site by cash, check, or with a credit card.

Registration Form

Leagues

Our sports leagues focus on skill development, sportsmanship, and having fun.

While all athletic programs have a competitive component, our leagues focus more on learning the game and having fun.

All volunteer coaches have background checks done, and are expected to uphold the ideals of the Boys & Girls Clubs.

All players are guaranteed adequate playing time, and a chance to try all positions.

Your child’s annual Club membership gives them access not only to our athletic leagues, but also to all of our year-round programming.

League Website

Club History
Established Duneland Club at the MAC Center on Lincoln Ave in October of 2006.
Membership grew rapidly to over 300 members by year’s end, with more than 80 using the facility every day.

Due to growth in membership and average daily attendance, In 2014, the Duneland Club moved to a new facility located at 521 W. 1100 N.

Club Statistics
Facility size: 6,500 sq. feet; including Gamesrooms, Computer Lab, Link & Learn Room, Art Room & Gym.
Club open: 20 hours per week, 231 days per year.
Club membership: 334 (as of December 31, 2013).
513 total members served in 2013.
Ages served: 5 – 18 (children enrolled in grades K-12).
Age breakdown: 13.77% ages 5-7, 41.32% ages 8-10, 28.44% ages 11-12, 16.47% Teens.
Gender: 57% male, 43% female.
Average daily attendance: 111 in 2013.

Our Club offers free lunch in the summer as part of our KidsCamp program.

June 2017 Lunch Menu
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