FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SUMMER 2021

 

If I registered my son/daughter 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 enrollment form. Please contact members@bgclub.com with any questions.
 

Are there health screening procedures in place for the summer?
The Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area has aligned health and safety protocols with those of our local school districts and encourages social distancing. We are following recommended guidelines to ensure regular cleaning and disinfection. All participants and visitors are asked to self-screen prior to coming into a Club facility.

 

Self-Screen

• Has your child been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a health care provider in the last 10 days?

• Has your child been in contact with anyone who tested positive or was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days?

• Has your child or any household member had any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours?

• New or worsening cough
• Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
• New loss of taste or smell
• Temperature 100.4 degrees or higher
 

Masks

• Masks are optional for activities in Club facilities

• Masks are available upon request at front desk/check-in

 

How is the Club keeping kids safe?

Click here for safety information.


What are the Club’s operating hours?
Our first day of summer programs is Monday, June 7th at 6:45 a.m. We are open Monday – Friday from 6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Our last day of summer programming is Friday, August 20th. The Club is CLOSED Friday, July 2nd – Monday, July 5th.


Where do I register?
You can register your child on our website by clicking here. Summer fee is $25 per Member.


How much does the Club cost?
The membership fee is $20 per year, per Member. Families of three or more pay $45. Financial assistance is available upon request. Summer fee is an additional $25 per Member.


What should my child bring with them to the Club?
Please limit personal belongings to a water bottle, sweatshirt and a book at the most. All attending Members should plan to wear sneakers for the day to allow safe participation in all programming.


What if my child has medications/allergies?
Please note their needs on your membership application and be sure to communicate your child’s needs to our staff. A completed medication authorization form is required each year. The form is available at our Club site or on our website: https://www.bgclub.com/become-a-member.


My child has to babysit their siblings - can they come too?
The Club is open to kids going into grades 4-12, if their siblings fall in that age range, then they have to become a Member as well if they wish to bring them here. Registration does not guarantee participation.


Where can I find Club updates?
Visit our Facebook page for the latest updates.


What meals are provided? How do you handle food allergies? What if my child is gluten free by choice?
Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. We are happy to provide a different meal option for medical reasons. Please ensure that a note from a doctor accompanies your membership application.


Who is eligible to attend?
Kids going in to grades 4-12 are eligible to become Members.


My child 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.


How do you ensure my son/daughter 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 lunch or snacks?
Absolutely. We don’t provide refrigeration, but Members can bring their own meals or snacks. Please remind your child not to share food with other Members. Please do not bring anything containing peanuts or tree nuts, including granola bars.


Can my child bring electronics/toys?
Please do not send electronic devices or toys to the Club. Any devices or toys will be checked in and not allowed during program times.


Please explain the pick-up procedure.
Please call the Club when you arrive to pick-up your Club Member(s) and we will get them to you as quickly as possible.


How will I know about upcoming opportunities for my child(ren) and family?
The Club will periodically text reminders about upcoming programs, schedule updates or other events

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