Club Classics: Spring Programming

The Club is excited to announce Club Classics, a 6 week session of some of our favorite Clubhouse activities. Members, ages 8 to 18, are invited to participate in these weekly programs and we are excited to get more members back into the building!

Club Classics are programs that will run Mondays – Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Members are welcome to register for 1 program per evening for the 6 week session. The session will run from Monday, May 10, 2021 through Thursday, June 17, 2021. All programs are open to youth and teens of all ages, unless noted otherwise. Check out our spring offerings here!

To register, complete the Club Classics registration form and return it to Meg via email at m.gambale@bgcwoburn.org or in the Club’s secure mailbox at our front door. All participants must complete a 2020-2021 membership application and pay a $25 membership fee. Not a member yet? No problem, Meg will follow up after receiving your registration form to complete membership!

Club Classics Spring 2021 Registration Form

Groups will have a limited number of members and all activities will follow current COVID-19 safety procedures such as social distancing, masking, hand washing and daily health screenings. Enrollment is limited and spots will fill on a first come, first serve basis. We ask the members commit to attending all 6 weeks of programming. Frequent absences will result in removal from the program in order to accommodate someone on our waitlist. 

#FunFridays: Register Today!

#FunFridays are the Club’s special events hosted every Friday to get members back into the Clubhouse! We’ve designed these options to make sure Club members have a safe option on Friday evenings to socialize with their peers. Registration is required as we are following strict safety protocols including limited group sizes, social distanced activities & entry health screenings.

Email Meg at m.gambale@bgcwoburn.org to register. All events are open for registration and all you need is an active Club membership. Not a member yet, no problem – email Meg to register and she will follow up with membership information! It is easy to become a members, so make sure to share these events with your friends.

Friday, May 7, 2021
Fee-Fi-Fo…Fun! Giant Game Tournaments – Elementary Members: Join us at the Clubhouse from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for GIANT games and tournaments. See if you can be crowned the champion! Participate in some of your favorite classic games, just GIANT, and spend some time with your friends enjoying being back in the Club.
Anything BUT the Putter – Middle & High School Members: We’ll provide the course, you provide the putter! Join us 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to compete in a mini golf competition – the spin – you can’t use a putter. Come with a putter replacement – the more creative the better! – and see how you stack up in the competition.

Friday, May 14, 2021
Movie Night – Elementary Member Movie Night: Join us from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a viewing of “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”! Wear your pjs and we’ll provide the popcorn. 
Nailed It! Cooking Competition – Middle & High School Members: Show off your cooking & culinary design skills in this challenge! Compete against your friends and see if skills are award-worthy!

Friday, May 21, 2021
Escape the Club! Escape Room – Elementary Members: Join us from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to see if you have what it takes to escape the room! Solve puzzles, figure out the codes, and follow the clues in this fun challenge.
Cornhole Tournament – Middle & High School Members: Join us for a night of competition! Invite a friend and sign up as a team of two to participate and show off your skills. Guest of members are welcome to sign up and prizes & food will be provided!

Friday, May 28, 2021
Fancy Friday – ALL Club Members: You’re invited to Fancy Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.! The Club’s fanciest day full of all the fanciest activities. Please come dressed in you fanciest outfit and prepared to welcome the holiday weekend in with style. 

Friday, June 4, 2021
Club Carnival – Elementary Members, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Middle & High School Members, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Join us as we transform the Club into a classic carnival. Play your favorite games and try to win prizes. Please note the staggered time by age group for this week’s event.

Friday, June 11, 2021
Minute to Win It! – Elementary & Middle School Members: Join us from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to test your skills and see if you can come out on top! Participate in a variety of 1 minute challenges to see how you stack up against the competition.
Wait?!…Where’d They Go? – High School Manhunt: High school members are invited to join us for a night of manhunt from 5:00 p.. to 7:00 p.m. Most teens know this opportunity doesn’t present itself often, so you don’t want to miss this!

Afterschool Opportunities at the Main Clubhouse!

The Club is excited to offer limited afterschool academic enrichment programming starting Monday, April 26, 2021 at our Main Clubhouse! Enrollment is open for two programs, PowerHour Plus & Middle School Study Hall. Both programs will run for 8 weeks and are designed to support our members transition back to full time learning at school as well as get them engaging safely with their peers.  

PowerHour Plus is for our elementary members, ages 8 & up. This program will run Mondays – Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program will begin with PowerHour, our Club’s structured homework time and move into an enrichment activity and social recreation time. 

Middle School Study Hall is offered to our members in 6th, 7th and 8th grade and will run Mondays – Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Members will be given support on their homework and academic goals and then get to socialize and engage with their peers.

The Club is following strict safety protocols due to the current health crisis which includes limited group sizes, social distanced activities, masking and frequent hand washing. Due to these restrictions there is a 2-day limit per member to accommodate as many youth as possible. This program is not childcare and we do not offer transportation. 

For enrollment forms and more details, click here!

Kick Off Spring Programming this April Vacation!

The Main Clubhouse is excited to begin some spring programming this April Vacation! Club members are invited to join us back in the building for Club Classics, an afternoon full of all our favorite in-person activities. From gym games to art projects and just quality time with Club friends and staff, we are eager to get back to the Club together!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021: 5th Graders
Thursday, April 22, 2021: 4th Graders
Friday, April 23, 2021: 2nd & 3rd Graders – must be 8 years old & up

Members are invited to sign up, based on grade level, to spend an afternoon at the Clubhouse. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., youth will be in a small group participating in structured activities. The Club is practicing strict COVID protocols including limited capacity, socially distanced activities, masking and frequent hand washing. 

Space is limited. Members must sign up by emailing Meg at m.gamable@bgcwoburn.org. An active 2020-2021 membership form and a $25 membership fee is required to participate in all Club programming. Meg will follow up with all details needed and confirm what is needed to participation.

We look forward to sharing with you some more opportunities this Spring! Keep an eye on our website, that is where you will find the most up to date information and offerings.

Middle School Programming Starting NOW!

James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn is excited to start virtual, middle school programming this January! All middle school students are invited and encouraged to join us for bi-weekly enrichment and social recreation opportunities with your peers.

Teen Director, Katie Sullivan, will be offering varied opportunities for our middle school population to interact and engage with Club staff, high school mentors and other middle school students. Open to all, these meetings will work to encourage positive social interactions, provide a safe space and support teens’ unique needs.

Join our Kick Off Event on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Email Katie at k.sullivan@bgcwoburn.org to RSVP and receive the registration link. Direct any questions to Katie!

NEW! Teen Leadership Opportunity.

The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn is excited to announce a new leadership development opportunity for high school members at the Club! Our Youth of the Year program will prepared members in a variety of important leadership skills and culminate in the naming of our 2021 Joseph L. Drew Youth of the Year.

In a year where Club programming and offerings have never looked so different, the Club is adapting our annual Youth of the Year competition. All interested high school members are eligible and encouraged to participate in our 10 week leadership course. This program will feature 10 workshops to develop youth’s public speaking, interview skills and other important 21st Century Learning skills. Youth will complete the 2021 National Youth of the Year application throughout this program and be eligible to be a finalist for our local Youth of the Year award. Finalists will then go on to compete via an interview process for the title of 2021 Joseph L. Drew Youth of the Year.

If you have an questions about our program or this process, please email Meg at m.gambale@bgcwoburn.org. Keep an eye out on our website for updates from this program and our teens as we move forward!

Last 2 Weeks of Summer Camp in a Box!

We can’t believe we are typing this … but it is time to register for the last two weeks of Camp in a Box for this summer! We have traveled the globe, designed structures and board games, explored the Earth and put on an amazing play. It has been so much fun engaging with members virtually and learning new things together. You do not want to miss our last two weeks of this awesome summer program!

All youth, ages 8 and up, are welcome to participate but programs are designed with ages 8 – 12 in mind. The group meets via Zoom, Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Options for our upcoming weeks are:
Week 7, August 17th – August 21st:
Write On!: Join us as we learn the basics of creative writing. Build your own stories and characters this week and make your way to becoming an author.
Art 101:
Club members will spend the week exploring the elements of art! We will learn about famous art pieces and artists before we try our hand at using new elements.
Week 8, August 24th – August 28th:
The Show Must Go Online!: Back by popular demand! We will be hosting another opportunity for members to sharpen our acting skills and practice a script for a small virtual performance. 
Space Invaders: Launch into space with us as we explore the solar system and spend the week among the stars! From building rockets to learning about moon rocks, you’ll be on your way to astronaut status in no time.

Camp in a Box, offers online meetings each afternoon accompanied by a box full of all the supplies you’ll need. There is a one time $30 registration fee and then a weekly $25 program fee.

Members meet with Club staff and their peers to play games and dive into a Club program. This is a great opportunity for members to learn new concepts, get creative and socialize online with friends with a trusted adult mentor. We hope to see you in an upcoming week.

To register, email info@bgcwoburn.org beginning Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited and fill on a first come, first serve basis. Include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Age
  • Preferred Email
  • Program Choice
  • Is your child a Club member?

If you have any questions please reach out to Meg at m.gambale@bgcwoburn.org!

Camp in a Box: Weeks 5 & 6 Information!

We’re excited to announce our next two weeks of Camp in a Box virtual programming! Camp in a Box, offers online meetings each afternoon accompanied by a box full of all the supplies you’ll need. There is a one time $30 registration fee and then a weekly $25 program fee.

Members meet with Club staff and their peers to play games and dive into a Club program. This is a great opportunity for members to learn new concepts, get creative and socialize online with friends with a trusted adult mentor. We hope to see you in an upcoming week.

Youth, ages 8 and up, are welcome to participate but programs are designed with ages 8 – 12 in mind. The group meets via Zoom, Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Options for our upcoming weeks are:
Week 5, August 3rd – August 7th:
Extreme Earth: Learn about nature, extreme weather, and ways to problem-solve towards a healthier environment in this earth STEM program!
Time Travelers: Explore different periods of history in this STEAM program and participate in art-focused daily activities.
Week 6, August 10th – August 14th:
Animal Kingdom: Join us for this animal focused STEAM program to learn about animals from around the world through science & art activities.
Gamers Gonna Game: Become a board game designer as we learn what makes a game and end the week creating our own!

To register, email info@bgcwoburn.org beginning Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Space is limited and fill on a first come, first serve basis. Include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Age
  • Preferred Email
  • Program Choice
  • Is your child a Club member?

If you have any questions please reach out to Meg at m.gambale@bgcwoburn.org!

Week 3 & 4 Camp in the Box Released!

We have been having a blast in our new virtual camp experience this week! Members are artists exploring new cultures and game designers developing games around projectiles. We are excited to release information for Week 3 & 4 of Camp in the Box! Check out the information below, including how to register. Registration opens Monday at 9:00 a.m.

Q: Can you tell me more about the program choices?
A: Sure! We tried to pick well rounded options to appeal to all members.
Week 3 Options:
LEGO Science
: We will explore some science concepts & participate in daily challenges using LEGOs! Having your some of your own LEGOs will help this week!
The Show Must Go Online!: Work together to learn how to put on a production. Those interested should feel comfortable having their camera on, performing & reading from a script!
Week 4 Options:
Rise or Fall? Tower Challenge: Explore the engineering behind towers! From learning about famous ones to daily challenges to create the tallest, strongest, sturdiest towers, this will be a fun week of STEM.
Science of Senses: Explore your 5 senses and participate in daily experiments to learn more about sight, sound, smell and touch!

Q: How do I register?
A: Registration opens Monday, July 13th at 9:00 a.m. and will be done via email. Space is limited and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

To register, email info@bgcwoburn.org at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, 7/13/2020 with the following information. Please complete this information once for each of your children.

  • Your Name
  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Age
  • Preferred Email
  • Program Choice
  • Is your child a Club member?

Q: What can I expect with a week of Camp in a Box?
A: Families will pick up a box of supplies to compliment the activities & programs in your chosen breakout session. Almost all needed supplies will be provided!

Q: What ages can participate?
A: All youth 8 and older are welcome to sign up, but programs may be more enjoyable for those ages 8-12.

Q: Can I register for all 4 program choices?
A: Unfortunately no, the two program choices each week happen simultaneously so you can only sign up for one program per week.

Q: How do I pay my fees?
A: Once you send your registration you will receive confirmation email with instructions on how to pay online.

Q: Who can I contact with more questions?
A: Please email Meg at m.gambale@bgcwoburn.org with further questions.

Camp in a Box – Virtual Camp Experience!

We are excited to announce our virtual camp experience, Camp in a Box!

Q: What can I expect with a week of Camp in a Box?
A: Families will pick up a box of supplies to compliment the activities & programs in your chosen breakout session. Almost all needed supplies will be provided!

Q: What ages can participate?
A: All members 8 and older are welcome to sign up, but these programs are best suited for our 8-12 year olds.

Q: Can you tell me more about the program choices?
A: Sure! We tried to pick well rounded options to appeal to all members.
Art Adventures: Daily art projects designed to explore new parts of the world! SOLD OUT!
Finger Flickers: Learn about projectiles and complete daily STEM challenges.
Boot Camp: Specialized daily workouts & fitness challenges!
Photography: You’ll need a device that takes pictures & we’ll teach the basics.

Q: How do I register?
A: Registration opens Monday, June 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. and will be done via email. Space is limited and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.

To register, email info@bgcwoburn.org at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, 6/22/2020 with the following information. Please complete this information once for each of your child.

  • Your Name
  • Member’s Name
  • Member’s Age
  • Preferred Email
  • Program Choice
  • Is your child a Club member?

Q: Can I register for all 4 program choices?
A: Unfortunately no, the two program choices each week happen simultaneously so you can only sign up for one program per week.

Q: How do I pay my fees?
A: Once you send your registration you will receive confirmation email with instructions on how to pay your fee online. If fees are a barrier for your participation, please email Meg!

Q: Who can I contact with more questions?
A: Please email Meg at m.gambale@bgcwoburn.org with further questions.