DSC02856Phone
219.462.2182

Mailing Address
PO Box 254
Valparaiso, IN 46384

Street Address
354 W. Jefferson
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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

Summer Hours
Club programing is closed in the summer. KidsCamp is open and runs 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Club Director
Kris Balog
kbalog@bgcpoco.org
219.462.2182 x 224

Program Director
Jon Young
jyoung@bgcpoco.org
219.462.2182 x 233

Membership Coordinator
Angelica Torres
atorres@bgcpoco.org
219.462.2182 x 231

Administration Office
354 W. Jefferson St
P.O. Box 254
Valparaiso, IN 46383
219.464.7282 phone
219.462.1081 fax

Club Calendars
*To see only Valparaiso Club events, filter by location at the top of 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. To download the registration form, click here.

Online Registration

*Please note, we are not currently taking online registrations. Please use the paper form and return to the Club for the time being. We are currently switching registration platforms. Thank you.

If you are renewing a membership(s), or are already familiar with our organization, you may use our new online registration service. The system is run by “nFocus Software,” a name you will see at the top of each page. You may complete your online registration either at home or at the Club.

Please note that if any child in your family has ever had a membership, you are already in our system and are considered a renewal. If you do not already have a username and password, the system can send them to you.

If you would like to use our online system but are on either free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please complete the online form, save it, and then visit the club to make payment. You may also simply come in and register on-site. Please read all instructions within the system carefully.

Membership Form

Leagues Offered

Spring Basketball
Summer Flag Football
Fall Basketball
Winter Soccer
Winter Dodgeball

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.

Leagues Page

 

Camps

Studio 6

The Valparaiso Club holds week-long summer camps. There is a camp for everyone! Click the button below to see a list of camps we offer.

Club History

1970 Opened as the Valparaiso Community Boys’ Club. 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.

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 ExecutiveDirector.

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

Club 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

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