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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

SUMMER

 

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 the first time.


What are your hours?

We are open Monday – Friday from 6:45 AM - 5:30 PM The Club is closed on July 4th. See our Program Guide for a listing of daily activities and field trips.
 

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 when your child will be here.

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

No, kids can come as many days throughout the summer as they would like and for as many or as few hours as they would like. If they do 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.
 

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

Skate park hours?

10:00 AM – noon & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

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 their siblings fall in that age range, then they have to become a member as well if they wish to bring them here.
 

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?

Breakfast is served at 7:30 AM 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.
 

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 4 sites spread out across the area. Please visit the “Locations & Hours” page on our website for more information.
 

Do you provide transportation?

The Wausau School District provides transportation from summer school to the Club. Please contact the school district with questions (715) 261-0500 or find additional information on the school district website
 

Do you provide sunscreen? Bug repellent?

Please provide your own sunscreen and/or bug repellent and ask your child to put it on themselves as needed.

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.
 

Once I sign the permission slip packet, is my child registered for each field trip?

No, kids have to register for each field trip daily at the front desk. If and only if kids are attending summer school, they can sign up in the morning for swimming via phone call.

 

Can they bring their own lunch?

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 can be purchased here at the Club. 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 parents come pick up their child.
 

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