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Phone

219.759.2565

Street Address
723 Long Run Road
Valparaiso, IN

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

Summer Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Club Director
Jason Kegebein
jkegebein@bgcpoco.org

Membership Coordinator
Shelly Price
sprice@bgcpoco.org

Club Calendars
*To see only South Haven 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 Offered

Spring Dodgeball
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 often for an updated list of camps.

Club History

In October, 1979 the South Haven Club opened its doors to boys ages 6-14. First location? The clubhouse at the South Haven Little League field.

In the summer of 1981, a grant was received from the John Will Anderson foundation to construct a 16,000 square foot clubhouse at 723 Long Run Road.

In June 1982, the South Haven Boys Club’s doors were open to the youth of South Haven. The club was open to girls on Monday, to boys on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and to girls and boys on Friday.

In December 1994, the Board of Directors approved a 62×41 addition to the east end of the South Haven Club gamesroom to serve as a multipurpose room, and the remodeling of an unused locker room to house a teen center.

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: 18,000 square feet; including Gamesroom, Learning Center, Computer Lab, Link N’ Learn Room, Arts & Crafts, Kitchen/Lounge, Gym, Mini Gym and Teen Room.

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

Club membership: 777

Ages served: 5 – 18 (children entering Kindergarten through seniors in high school)

Age breakdown: 51% 5 – 9 year olds, 32% 10 – 12 year olds, 17% Teens

Gender: 57% male, 43% female

Average daily attendance: 151

Our South Haven Club provides a FREE meal every day after school for Club members. See below for the monthly menu.

Cold Lunch May 2017

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