Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry

Vacation Program

Vacation Schedules

February Vacation: 2/27/2017 – 3/3/2017

April Vacation: 4/24/2017 – 4/28/2017

Summer:   6/20/2017-8/18/2017

Program Fees

Full Summer: $550

Weekly: $85 (summer)

Daily: $25 (summer)

Late Fee: $1/min after 6:00pm

Program Information

We run weekly, February and April, and summer vacation programs for our members when they are off from school.

In order to attend the vacation/summer programs all payments must be received in advance of service. For those using the daily and weekly option: All payments must be received before your child attends each day (not after).

Club shirts must be worn every day! Children arriving at the Club without a shirt will be given a new shirt and parents will be expected to stop at the office at the end of the day to pay for the new shirt.

Bag lunches can be brought to the Club in a lunch box or small cooler with member’s name clearly printed on it. Please include utensils in children’s lunches. Parents, please NO MICROWAVE meals or snacks.

Lunch is from 12:00 to 12:30 in the function hall. All members must eat their lunch during this time; all other program areas will be shut down.

Pizza is available to members at a cost of $1.00 a slice. Pizza orders will be taken daily by the team group leader. Pizza orders must be in by 10:30 am, if your child will not be in until after that time, you can call the main office and place you order. It is recommended that parents place orders to eliminate the possibility of forgetting or using money intended for pizza in the vending machines. Vending machines are available for drinks & snacks and must be purchased prior to going into the function hall for lunch. Vending machines may be used throughout the day during member’s game room rotation. Snacks are only allowed in the snack area of the games room. Please throw garbage in appropriate receptacles.

Please note children must be picked up by 6pm each day or a charge of $1.00 per minute per child will apply.

Program Activities

During vacations the Club divides its members into four separate groups determined by the grade they will be entering in the fall or their current grade during week vacations. Members stay in their determined groups for all activities throughout the vacation. Members rotate throughout the day to designated program areas of the Club.

In the Function Hall we have a pool table, Foosball table and a ping pong table along with a number of different board games, Legos, arts and crafts. We also show the occasional movie on the large screen TV located in this Hall.

In the Game Room we have tournaments such as eight ball, Foosball, ping pong, carpet bowling and bumper pool. In the Gym, we play games like kickball, bombardment, run the bases, whiffleball and much more.

We will have scheduled time Outside, where the children play games like soccer, football, baseball, capture the flag and other outdoor activities.

We have a two-sided multifunctional Technology Room where they will have the opportunity for open computer time which can include online games, educational learning through computer games as well as enjoying the internet safety program presented by Netsmartz. The other half of the room provides the kids with arts & crafts, coloring and painting, reading from our children’s library, board games and more.

Our final area is Upstairs, where they do smaller group games and activities.

During our summer vacation program, we have scheduled field trips. Please visit the front desk for more information and permission slip forms.