DSC_5493Phone
219.762.4613

Street Address
5895 Evergreen Ave.
Portage, IN 46368

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

Club Hours
Monday – Friday: 2:30 – 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours
Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Club Director
Steve Letic
sletic@bgcpoco.org

Program Director
Caleb Hall
chall@bgcpoco.org

Membership Coordinator
Tisha Martin
tmartin@bgcpoco.org

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

Ages
Our Portage Club members consist of youth in grades First through 12th.

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.

Membership Form

Leagues Offered

Summer Flag Football
Fall Soccer
Winter Basketball

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 Page

 

Camps
Check back soon to see available camps!

Club History
A capital campaign was successful in raising $1,133,902 from 212 businesses and individuals in the Portage / Porter County community. The John Will Anderson Foundation awarded us a grant in the amount of $575,000, and we broke ground for a new Club at 5895 Evergreen Avenue on Thursday, May 23, 1996.

The Portage Club of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County opened its doors on Dec. 26th, 1996.

In 1999, we received a $200,000 donation for a 7,000 square foot gym addition.
A new gym was added and opened in December of 2001.

In January of 2002, each Club in Porter County received 10 computers for their computer labs. The state of the art computers were donated by Power Up, a national partnership of computer hardware and software companies attempting to help bridge the digital divide.

Club Statistics

Facility size: 26,000 square feet; including Gamesrooms, Learning Center, Computer Lab, Link & Learn Room, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen/Lounge, 2 Gyms, and a Teen Room.

Club open: 30 hours per week, 231 days per year.

Club membership: 1,104 (as of December 31, 2016).

Ages served: 6 – 18.

Age breakdown: 9.06% ages 6 – 7, 39.12% ages 8-10, 23.11% ages 11-12, 28.70% Teens. (2013 Stats)

Gender: 53% male, 47% female.

Average daily attendance: 406 during 2016

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