Boys Girls Club of Oshkosh by bzs14448


                                       Radford Center 501 E. Parkway 233-1414
                                       The Club (Teen Center) 532 Broad 233-1414

                     Boys & Girls Club Adventures
                              Fall 2008

Membership Information
*All memberships expired on August 31st
*Membership fees are $20.00 for the first child, $10.00 for the second child
and $5.00 for any additional children not to exceed $35.00 per family.
*Scholarships are available so that no child is denied because of an
inability to pay.
*Children must be between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.
 *Non-Members between the ages of 6 and 18 may visit once and are then required to get
a membership.

                          Hours of Operation School Days
   Day of the Week              Radford Center            The Club Teen Center
      Monday                       2:30-8:30                    2:30-8:30
      Tuesday                      2:30-8:30                    2:30-8:30
     Wednesday                     2:30-8:30                    2:30-8:30
     Thursday                2:30-5:30 Elementary      2:30-9:00 (13-18 year olds)
                            2:30-9:00 Middle School      5:30-9:00 Middle School
         Friday           2:30-7:00 Elementary        2:30-10:00 (13-18 year olds)
                          2:30-10:00 Middle School      7:00-10:00 Middle School
                                      High School
 Saturday & Sunday                   Closed                       Closed

              Hours of Operation Non-School Days and Fee Structure
                                  Radford Center             The Club Teen Center
   6:30 a.m -9:00 a.m.             8.00 first child         No Program at the Club.
                             6.00 each additional child       Teens using Radford
                                                            Center before 9:00 a.m.
                                                                   fees apply.
   9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.            6.00 per child             Free 13-18 year olds
                             5.00 each additional child            11:00-5:30
   2:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.         Free 6-18 year olds           Free 13-18 year olds
      Scholarships are available for daily fees for those who need assistance.

Non School Days: Oct. 30, 31 Nov. 10, 21, 28, Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 Jan. 2
Early Dismissal: Oct. 1, 15, Dec. 3, 17, Jan. 7, 21
The Radford Center and Teen Center are closed Nov. 27, Dec. 24, 25, 31 Jan1
                                      Open Door Policy
Attention parents, the Boys & Girls Club Radford and The Club (Teen Center) have an
open door policy. It is a parent’s responsibility to make sure that their child understands
departure procedure from the Club. Children choosing to leave the Center may not return
until the following day.

                             Weather related school closings
Parents please note that on days school is cancelled the Boys & Girls Club will strive to
have our facilities open for children by 8:00 a.m. (assuming road and weather conditions
permit safe travel for staff). Facilities will be closed at 5:30p.m.on these days. Please
verify that the Club is open by calling after 7:00 a.m.

                              Program opportunities
             We are looking for individuals that are interested in the art of photography.
             Learn to take great photos and enter them in a contest. This program is for
             8-12 year olds and meets on Mondays from 4:30-5:00.

                                     Jr. Keystone
This leadership program focuses on teamwork. Members will develop a commitment to
their community and education. Jr. Keystone members play a very special role at the
Boys & Girls Club by planning special events and acting as leaders for other members.
This group works with the Keystone group. Open to all middle school youth and meets
on Mondays from 5:00-6:00.

                                       Girls Fit Right
This is a program designed to provide teen girls with fitness, healthy eating habits, fun
games, field trips, and a positive social environment. Open to Middle and High School
girls on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 at The Club.

                                   Triple Play Activities
Check the schedule weekly for fun Triple Play events. We will have obstacle courses,
physical fitness challenges, fun facts, and more. Challenge activities for all ages on
Thursdays from 4:00-4:30.

                                                  Girl Power
                    Come and join Tiffanie for this girl’s only program that will explore
                   craft projects, build friendships and do activities that just girls want to
                      do. Open to all 6-12 year old girls on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00.

                                                 Dragon Fly Quest
Science fun is what this program is all about. You will learn how to do experiments and
figure out how things work. This program meets every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 for 6-12
year olds.
                            Healthy Habits Cooking
Open to all 6-12 year olds, Healthy Habits will teach you all about the food
pyramid, measurements, and of course, cooking! Learn to make some
yummy dishes and try them at the end! Meet Staci on Wednesdays from
4:00-5:00 in the kitchen.

                                           Computer Basics
            Learn Microsoft Word and Publisher. Use your skills for school work, to
            create projects for your friends or to gain a better understanding of the
             computer. Come and join Logan as he shows you all what a computer can
            do. The program is on Tuesdays from 5:00-5:30 for ages 8-12.

                             Violin Lessons
Learn to play the violin with Elina & Ping. Lessons are for
those who are just learning or those who have some experience.
Come and join your friends and create some beautiful music. The
group is for 9-13 year olds Must be signed up in advance with
Tiffanie, then you will be assigned a time.

                                         Girls Build
Habitat for Humanity is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club for the Girls Build
program. Girls build addresses health and well-being by focusing on basic human
needs (food, water, clothing, shelter, rest and love) and those needs are met in
our homes and neighborhoods. The program has limited space for 8 girls
between the ages of 10-12 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:15. Sign up
is required.

                        Gym fun for girls, boys and 6-8 year olds
Join us in the gym for some active fun and games from 3:00-3:45. Different games
every week.
Mondays are girls only gym for 6-12 year olds.
Tuesday and Thursday for 6-8 year olds
Wednesday boys only gym for 6-12 year olds
Friday is teen time in the gym.
                                     Indoor Football
It is Monday Night Football at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Come down and join
the team for some indoor football action. The game begins on Monday from 4:00-5:00
for 6-12 year olds.
                                     Art Adventures
 Calling all 6-12 year old members who love to draw, paint, and sculpt. Join Diana in the
Art room to get creative and make masterpieces. Mondays are creative crafts days and
Tuesdays are art adventure days.
Mondays 3:00-8:00 Creative Crafts starts at 4:00
Tuesdays 3:00-8:00 Art Adventures starts at 4:00
                      Soccer for 8– 12 year olds
Learn all about the fast moving game of soccer! Play in organized
soccer games, score goals, make saves and lead your team to
victory! 6-12 year olds can play on Mondays in the gym, from 5:00-

Join our kickball league so you don’t miss out on the fun! Open to all ages on
Tuesdays in the gym from 4:00-5:00.

                                            Scrap booking
                 There is so much to do in the fun and creative world of Scrap booking!
                 Make bookmarks, photo frames, and even a memory book to keep
                 forever! Be original and join Tiffanie on Tuesdays, from 6:00-7:00.

                             Dollars and $ense
It is never too early to be thinking about money management.
Elementary youth learn the basics of money management with fun
games and activities with friends. Staci is looking for elementary
youth on Fridays from 4:00-5:00.

                              Big Brain Bank Power Hour Program
                  Now you can earn while you learn! Earn a Boys & Girls Club buck a
                  minute as you complete homework, get help from a volunteer or staff
                  member, practice lessons, or read silently in our Learning Center
                   homework help program, Power Hour. On the last Friday on the
                    month you will be able to bid on prizes and school supplies in our
                    Big Brain Bank Auction! Daily from 2:30-5:00.

                                       Date Smart
 Gain the knowledge and skills necessary for establishing fun, safe and mutually
supportive dating relationships. Be able to help friends and family members make
healthy relationship choices as well. D.S. meets every Friday from 4:00-5:00 for 6-12

                                     American Girls
 Spend time getting to know Felicity, Kirsten, Samantha, Josefina, Addy, Molly and Kit,
as we read and discuss exciting tales of young females from different cultures and time
periods. Then take a special trip with our American Girl group to Apple Blossom Books
to meet author, Valarie Tripp! This program is open to the first 12 girls, ages 9-12 that
sign up.
                                        Let’s Just Play
Let’s just play some new and exciting gym games, every Friday from 5:30-6:30. We’ll put a spin
on the games you already know and introduce you to some new, wild and original ones, too!
Open for all ages.
                           Badminton/ Volley ball
This program will give members of all ages a chance to play some games
that they are not always given a chance to play. We will alternate between
the two sports on Tuesday’s from 5-6. This will let the members learn the
basics and have a good time when playing.

                                   Gym Adventures
Gym Adventures will be for our 6-9 year old members. This program will give these
members a chance to get in the gym and play with their own age group without feeling
intimidated by the older members. This will take place on Wednesday from 4-5pm.

                                  Floor Hockey
6- 12 year old members will be playing floor hockey every Wednesday
from 5-6. Join the floor Hockey team and have some fun!

                          Teen Basketball
On Wednesday nights from 7-830 the gym will be open to our teen members and give
them a chance to come down and play basketball with their friends. They can play 21,
Lightning or pick up games against each other.

This will happen on Thursday nights 430-530 after Fitness Authority. We will play a
variety of Dodgeball games but members must do Fitness Authority first before they can
play Dodgeball.

                                           Little Dribblers
              This program will be for our 6-9 year old members to help them with their
              basketball skills and play games against each other. We will do this every
              Friday from 4-530.

                    Holiday Parade-November 8th, 2008 (9-12:30p.m.)
We are looking for energetic 9 year old and older Boys & Girls Club members to
represent us in the Holiday Parade as banner carriers. Find a friend to carry a banner with
from the corner of Main & Merritt over to 10th and Oregon. Enjoy a piping hot bowl of
chili at the end at your Boys & Girls Club. Sign up is required because we can only take
the first 30 to sign up.

                            Boys & Girl s Club Members Vote
The Boys & Girl Club would like to see who its members would like for president. Cast
your ballet at the club on Thursday October 30th. Vote for the candidates of your choice
just like your parents will on November 4th. Poles open at 9:30 and close at 3:00. All 6-
18 year old Club members welcome to vote in this mock election.
                   Radford Center Adventures Fall 2008
Times     Monday                Tuesday             Wednesday          Thursday            Friday
3:00-5:00 Power Hour            Power Hour          Power Hour         Power Hour          Power Hour
            (All Ages)          (All Ages)          (All Ages)         (All Ages)          (All Ages)

3:00-3:45 Girls Gym             6-8 year old gym    Boys Gym           6-8 year old gym    Teen Gym
            (6-12 year olds)    (6-8 year olds)     (6-12 year olds)   ( 6-8 year olds)    (13-18 year olds)

4:00-5:00 Photography           Art Adventures      Gym Adventures     Triple Play
            4:30-5:00           (6-12 year olds)    (6-9 year olds)    Challenges          Little Dribblers
            (8-12 year olds)                                           (All Ages)          (6-9 year olds)
                                Kickball            Healthy Habits     4:00-4:30           4:00-5:30
            Indoor Football     (All Ages)          (6-12 year olds)
            (All Ages)                                                 Dodgeball games     Date Smart
                                Girls Build                            (6-12 year olds)    (13-18 year olds)
            American Girl       (10-12 year olds)                      4:30-5:30
            (9-12 year olds)    3:45-5:15                                                  Dollars and
                                                                       Dragon Fly          $ense
            Creative Crafts                                            Quest               (2nd-5th grade)
            (6-12 year olds)                                           (6-12 year olds)

                                                                       Girls Build
                                                                       (10-12 year olds)
5:00-6:00 Soccer                Computer Basics     Floor Hockey       Middle              Let’s Just Play
            (6-12 year olds)    (8-12 Year Olds)    (6-12 year olds)   School/High         5:30-6:30
                                5:00-5:30                              school night        (All Ages)
            Creative Crafts                         Girls Fit Right    (6-12 grade)
            (6-12 year olds)    Badminton/          (6-12 grade)       5:30-9:00
                                (All ages)
            Jr. Keystone
            (6-8 grade)         Girls power
                                (6-12 year olds)

6:00-7:00                       Scrap booking       Girls Fit Right
                                (6-12 year olds)    (6-12 grade)

6:30-8:30 Teen Soccer           Teen Volleyball     Teen                                   Middle School &
            (13-18 year olds)   (13-18 year olds)   Basketball                             High School
                                                                                           Recreation night
                                                    (13-18 year                            (6-12 grade)
            (9-12 grade)                            olds)                                  7:00-10:00
            7:00-8:00                               7:00-8:30
                                 Teen Programs at The Club
  Times          Monday               Tuesday           Wednesday             Thursday             Friday
 3:00-4:00     Power Hour           Power Hour           Skill Tech             Wall of
             (13-18 year olds)    (13-18 year olds)      (13-18 year          Champions
                                                       olds) 3:00-4:00     (13-18 year olds)
 4:00-5:00                          Teen Fit Club           G-force          Teen Fit Club        Date Smart
                                  (13-18 year olds)     (6-12 grade)         (6-12 grade)
                                                       Teen Advisory                             Teen Cuisine
                                                             board                             (13-18 year olds)
                                                      (13-18 year olds
                                                        1st & 3rd of the
                                                        Round Table
                                                       13-18 year olds
                                                       2nd & 4th of the
 5:00-6:00     Jr. Keystone       Rhythm Institute     Girls Fit Right        Party harty      Hmong Girls
                (6-8 grade)       (13-18 year olds)     (6-12 grade)         (6-12 grade)      Dance group
                                                        Hmong Girls                            5:00-7:30
                                                        Dance Group
                                                          5:00-8:30                            Groove School
                                                                                               (13-18 year olds)
 6:00-7:00    Money Matters                           G-Force                   Middle
             (13-18 year olds)                        (6-12 grade)           School/High
                                                                            School Nights
                                                                              (6-8 grade)
                                                                            6:00-9:00 p.m.
 6:30-8:30      Teen Soccer        Teen Volleyball
             (13-18 year olds)    (13-18 year olds)
 7:00-8:00       Keystone                                                                      Page Rec nights
               (09-12 grade)                                                                     (6-12 grade)
                                                                                               7:00-10:00 p.m.

                                WALL OF CHAMPIONS
Join the elite and be immortalized in picture on the Wall of Champions. Events include
Pool, Fooseball & Ping-Pong. As well as Air Hockey and the Madden 08 challenge. See
the competition, see if you can win, and see if your picture goes up on the WALL OF
CHAMPIONS!!! The fun begins on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00.

                                   Teen Advisory Board
The teen center is looking for some individuals who will be the voice of the teens that use
the teen center. Teens will have a voice in what activities, special events and equipment
teenagers are looking for in our community. If you have an interest in representing your
peers please talk to Jason. The teen advisory board gathers the first and third
Wednesday’s of every month from 4:00-5:00.
         Thursday Middle School/High School Night and Page Schedule
                       Free for members $2.00 non members
         Middle School Nights                    PAGE Recreation Nights
                October 2
         Dodgeball Tournament                          October 3
                October 9                              October 10
         Video Game Challenge
               October 16                              October 17
               October 23                              October 24
            Fear Factor Night
               October 30th                            October 31
      Middle School Day 11:00-5:30                     NO PAGE
                No School
              November 6th                            November 7
         Dodgeball Tournament
              November 13                            November 14
         Video Game Challenge
              November 20                            November 21
                 Dance                                 NO PAGE
             November 27th                           November 28
          Closed Thanksgiving                          NO PAGE
              December 4th                            December 5
         Dodgeball Tournament
             December 11th                            December 12
             December 18th                           December 19th
         Teen Christmas Party

                            Female Appreciation Day Nov 15
A day of all female activities, speakers and fun. Members only, ages 6-12 year olds.
Come pamper yourselves from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Sign up with Tiffanie.

                                     Teen Volleyball
Come test your sets and spikes out in our gymnasium. The curtain will be pulled so boy
and girl members have equal opportunities to participate. Work on your serve at the Club
Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 for 13-18 year old members.

                               Teen Soccer
Play in organized soccer games in the gymnasium. Score the winning goal,
make the pass or make the big save. Monday nights belong to teen soccer
fans from 6:30-8:30 for 13-18 year olds.
If you are in high school and you want to make things happen and be active in your club,
community and school then join Keystone. The group meets on Mondays from 7:00-8:00.

                               RHYTHM INSTITUTE

            Join the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute every Tuesday and learn the basics,
             develop your skills and perform in the art of drumming and percussion.
             Expert instructors will be on hand to take you through the steps. The 10
           week program ends with an all youth performance. Join in the fun and join
in the RHTYTHM on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00.

                                   TEEN CUISINE

Get to the CLUB early on Fridays at 4:00 to make sure you don’t miss out
on Teen Cuisine. Treats, snacks and sometimes full course meals are on
the menu at the CLUB. Learn what’s in it, how it’s made, and then you
can go home and make it later.

Middle school and high school girls wishing to work out in the fitness center and are
looking for some instruction check out G-force. This program will help you develop a
healthy routine of getting in shape. Meet in the fitness center on Wednesdays from 6:00-

                             Money Matters/Career Launch
Learn how to start a savings account, balance a check book, or save money for college.
Get the facts about getting a great career and becoming financially independent. The
program is open for 13-18 year old members and meets on Mondays from 6:00-7:00.

                         Power Hour at The Club
Power Hour, held in Club Tech, is a program designed to help students
after school with their homework. The program will be run by volunteers
from Ripon College. These volunteers have a diverse educational
background, therefore, being able to cater to all disciplines of teen
curriculum. Receive homework help every Monday and Tuesday from
                                         Teen Fit Club
Teen Fit Club is new program with a new face. This program is aimed to help our teens
learn about exercise, diet, lifestyle, and making good choices. In this program you will
be guided on the proper ways to weight train and do cardiovascular exercise. Teens will
also be learning how to make life choices that will keep your body healthy. We are very
lucky to have Natalie, a kinesiology student from The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh,
to lead this program. Join your peers in Club Fit on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-
                                        Skill Tech
Skill Tech is a program geared toward educating our teens on how
computers work and how to operate them. This program begins at the
basic introductory level and gradually submerges into the advanced
concepts of technology. Learn everything from keyboarding,
assembling a computer, or creating web pages. Open to 13-18 year
old members on Wednesday from 3:00-4:00.

                                       Round Table
Round table is a program for all teens to discuss current events and teen issues. Teens
often feel that they go unheard, therefore, it is the hope of this program to provide an
open forum for our teens to express their thoughts and concerns about the world around
them. Whether they are discussing school dress codes or the presidential election, they
will have a chance to voice their opinions. Round table meets on the 2nd and 4th
Wednesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 for 13-18 year olds.

                                     pARTy hARTy -
Party Harty is an arts program designed for teens to use their imagination. Art activities
can include t-shirt design, scrap-booking, photography, & stagecraft. We love to
challenge our teens and hope that this program will teach them to think outside the box.
Meets on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00.

                                        Groove School
This is guitar lessons at its finest. The Boys & Girls Club has teamed up with Electric
Guitarist, Jason Lipsky. Jason comes to the club every Friday and gives guitar lessons to
our teens. Teens do not need equipment because The Boys & Girls Club provides it all.
Join Jason on Fridays from 5:00-7:00 for all 13-18 year old members.

                    Middle School Youth at The Club (Teen Center)
We know that all of the 6th and 7th grade members who are not 13 yet want the
opportunity to hang out with friends in the coolest teen space in the city. Thursday nights
after 5:30 and Fridays after 7:00 is your chance. Call all your middle school friends and
participate in dances, Karaoke, basketball tournaments and fear factor nights. Mark your
calendar for every Thursday and Friday non-school days you have a cool place to be.

                             Lights on After School October 16th
Join the Boys & Girls Club as on October 16th for lights on after School. The Boys &
Girls Club is open every day after school providing a variety of program for youth
between the ages of 6 and 18. Programs focus on , education and career development,
health and life skills, the arts, sports fitness and recreation and character and leadership.
                                      Late Fee Policy.
 Parents please know the Boys & Girls Club hours of operation and make sure that we
have current up to date phone numbers on your children’s forms. There will be a $10.00
late fee for any child not picked up within the first fifteen minutes after closing and an
additional $1.00 per minute thereafter. Children cannot attend any program until the late
fee is paid.

                        Funding provides Quality Snack Program
          The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh provides a snack at the Radford Center and
             after school sites with the funding from USDA. In accordance with the
            Federal Law and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited
          from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or
disability. If you have any questions about this program please contact Patti Garvey at

                            Pick ‘N Save & Festival Foods
Advantage WE CARE program is a donation program which allows you to donate to the
Boys & Girls Club to raise additional funds just by using your Advantage savers Club
Card every time you shop. A percentage of the total dollars you spend will be
donated back to the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh. Just stop by the service desk and add
the Boys & Girls Club to your Advantage Card application today. If you shop at Festival
Foods, save your grocery receipts and bring them to the Club. Festival Foods will
reimburse us one percent of your total purchases. Make your receipts count.

                       Dental and vision program
The Boys & Girls Club has a dental and vision program available for
children. This program is for individuals who don’t have any other form of
insurance or medical assistance. If you are interested, contact Tiffanie at 233-1414.

                                 Electronic Devices
Club members need to leave CD players, I-pods, cell phones and other electronic devices
at home. The Boys & Girls Club can not be responsible for lost or broken items

                                     Hats and Jackets
Members must remove their hats and jackets while they are in the Boys & Girls Club
facilities. This includes bandanas, scarves, and do rags. Please hang up items on a hook in
the games room.

                           School Attendance
If for ANY reason your child does not attend school, they will not be
allowed to attend the Boys & Girls Club that day.
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                                                   Holiday Celebrations

               Halloween Party –October 31st, 2008 (12:30-3:00p.m.)
               It is a non-school day and we are going to have a Halloween
               celebration at the Boys & Girls Club. No costume is needed for this
               Halloween fun, just your presence. We will be playing Halloween
               games, making creations in crafts, and having spooky adventures.

                               Christmas Party-December 17th, 2008 (5:30-7:30p.m.)
                               6-12 year old Club members come and join us for a Christmas celebration
                                including food, crafts, & games. Family members welcome for this special
                                evening including a visit from the North Pole.

               Teen Christmas Party-December 18th, 2007 (6:00-8:00p.m.)
               Teenagers come and check out some Christmas fun at the Teen Center. The party is open
               to all 13-18 year old Club members. We will have food, refreshments and special
               Christmas activities.

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