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Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area

1710 N. 2nd Street

Wausau, WI 54403

P: (715) 845-2582

E: info@bgclub.com

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

If you are looking for FAQs specific to the DCE Middle School site, click here

Do you have transportation from my child's school?

We provide transportation from Horace Mann, John Muir, Wausau East, Wausau West, Hawthorn Hills and Riverview Elementary Schools. Hawthorn Hills students, please return this form to school to ride the bus and Riverview students, please return this form to school to ride the bus. 

If I registered my child online, do I need to wait to hear back or can they start coming right away?

You will receive a registration receipt after completing the application. From there your child is welcome to come at any time. They will receive a membership number when they check in for their first time.


What are your hours?

We are open Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Please note that we are now closing an hour earlier than previous school years.


Where do I register?

You can register your child on our website. Please visit the Become a Member page.
 

Do I have to let you know when my kid will be there?

No, you do not have to let us know.

 

Does she/he have to come for the whole evening?

No, kids can come as many days throughout the school year as they would like and for as many or as few hours as they would like. If they leave, they need to sign out at the front desk and may not return without parent permission.
 

How much does it cost?

The membership fee is $20 per year, per member. Families of three or more pay $45. Financial assistance is available upon request.
 

What should my kid bring with them?

Most kids bring a backpack with a sweatshirt, shoes (sandals or sneakers), snack or money to purchase snacks and sometimes a book to read.
 

What if my son/daughter has medications/allergies?

Please note their needs on your membership application and be sure to communicate your child’s condition(s) to our staff. A completed medication authorization form is required before medications can be administered. This can be found on our website on the Become a Member page.
 

Where do I sign up for field trips?

Field trip permission slips are available at the front desk.
 

Can parents come on field trips?

We welcome chaperones on our big field trips and encourage parents to sign up as volunteers. For additional information please contact Mao Thao (maot@bgclub.com).
 

Skate park hours?

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. These times could vary depending on the day. You can find updates on our Facebook page.

 

Can my kid bring a friend?

Yes, as long as they sign up to be a member.
 

My son/daughter has to babysit their siblings - can they come too?

The Club is open to kids going into grades 4-12, if siblings fall in that age range, then they have to become a member too in order to attend the Club.

 

Can my son/daughter get homework help at the Club?

Yes, we have Power Hour afterschool every day to help kids focus on getting their homework done. Our staff and volunteers are available to help with homework to the best of their ability.

 

Do I have to come inside to pick them up?

No, parents do not have to come inside.  

 

Is there somewhere for my kids to safely store their backpack/school items?

Yes, we have cubbies behind the front desk that their belongings can safely be stored in, but we do encourage members to leave valuable items at home.

 

Where can I find Club updates?

Visit our Facebook page for the latest updates (Facebook.com/BGCWausau).      
 

What meals are provided? How do you handle food allergies? What if my child is gluten free by choice?

An afterschool snack and dinner are provided during the school year. We are happy to provide a different meal option for medical reasons. Please ensure that a note from a doctor accompanies your membership application.
 

What additional costs are there?

The only additional costs are occasional field trip fees.

 

Who is eligible to attend?

Kids going in to grades 4-12 are eligible to become members.

 

My son/daughter attends a school district other than D.C. Everest or Wausau, can he/she still attend?

Absolutely. The Club is open to kids in grades 4-12 from any school district. We have four sites spread out across the area. Please visit the Locations & Hours page on our website for more information.
 

How do you ensure my kid won't leave?

Members have to sign out at the front desk before they leave and we do our best to ensure members do not leave the premises otherwise; however, we cannot physically stop a member from leaving.
 

How can I get a hold of my child?

Call us any time at 715-845-2582. We will connect you with your child.
 

Can they bring their own meals?

Absolutely. We don’t provide refrigeration, but members can bring their own meals.

 

Should I send them with money?

Although it is not necessary, kids may bring money for snacks that we have for sale. Be sure that the money is in a secure backpack and we will keep it behind our front desk for them.
 

Are fidget spinners allowed in the Club?

We ask that all members leave their fidget spinners at home. If they bring one into the Club, we will hold onto them at the front desk until they leave for the day.
 

Can my son/daughter bring electronics?

We already have so many activities going on, so we encourage members to leave their electronic devices at home.

If there are any further questions please call us at (715) 845-2582 or e-mail us at info@bgclub.com