Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry

After School Program

Program Hours

Mon – Thurs 1:00 – 7:30pm; Fri 1:00 – 9:00pm

Early Releases: 11:30am – 9:00pm*

*Bus pickup times: 1:00pm

**Please note that we are not always open on school holidays, visit our Program Calendar page to see which holidays we are open.

 

Program Information

A typical day after school:

When the children first arrive after school they have three options; to do their homework, play a game in the gamesroom or to play in the gym. Our homework power hour is from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. The children earn points for doing their homework each day and once a month they can cash in their points for prizes. Each day in the gamesroom is a different gamesroom tournament (4:00-4:45pm) where children can earn points for participation and just have fun learning to play each different game. At the end of each week the children’s points are tallied and a king and queen of the gamesroom is posted on the wall. Every afternoon in the gym is a gym game (3:30-4:30). These games consist of various recreational activities; bombardment, matball, run the bases, kickball, three circles of war and many more. Starting at 3:00 our technology center opens for computer usage, arts and crafts, playing boardgames, legos, and other small group activities. At 4:30 our upstairs area opens as well. A recreational activity is played upstairs each day including dodgeball, guard the pin, monarchy and much more. Other activities throughout the week include Drama Club, Fine Arts Club, Craft Club, Lego Masters, and Green Thumbs Garden Club.