Kirkland Boys & Girls Club was built to be your place.
The Club is set up to be laid-back and fun. You can grab a snack after school, spend some time in the computer lab, play a little foosball in the games room, get help with homework…or just hang out with friends. We’re all about giving you cool things to do and cool people to do them with.
Once you register online to become a member of the Kirkland Boys & GIrls Club, you will have a scan card made up that will stay at the Club and used every time you visit the Club. The cost of a yearly membership is $36. Please see current Club Brochure for current hours of operation.
The people who work at the Clubs are understanding and down to earth. They know their stuff so they can help you get through your homework, or maybe they’ll just shoot some pool with you or listen when you need to vent about a bad day.
Our caring staff are trained to create a learning scenario out of every game, to nurture self-esteem in every exchange with a child, and to boost the confidence that can be so fleeting during adolescence.
The positive relationships our mentors build with children at the Club are a key element of our impact on youth. Eighty-five percent of Club alumni said that Club staff helped them to know right from wrong, and 82 percent said that staff helped their self-confidence as a child (results from the Harris Interactive 2007 BGCA Alumni Survey).
There are always a million things going on at the Kirkland Club. On any given day there are sports activities, maybe a cooking class, an art project, or a computer activity such as mixing your own music or cutting a video. Beyond the everyday activities, we’ve got other programs like the Keystone Club and the Torch Club, groups of kids that meet to help volunteer in the community. In the summer there are always fun field trips to go on, like a trip to Wild Waves or the Pacific Science Center.
Our nationally recognized programs and activities impact children in three essential ways: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. A youth development strategy underlies all of our programs and fosters a sense of belonging, competence, and usefulness, and builds self-esteem and self-confidence among Club members.
To see a full list of the programs offered at the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club please click here.
“Eighty-eight percent of Club kids surveyed reported that spending time at the Club helped them make positive decisions in life, like staying out of trouble at home and school, saying no to things that are wrong, and attending class.”
– 2008 United Way of King County Outcomes Survey
Register now for the current Preschool Program! Our devoted, caring, and loving Preschool Director, Nancy Hartnell has a true passion for teaching, specializing in preschool music. She believes that learning should be fun and through play, kids will discover, explore and imagine while learning pre-reading, pre-math, science, music, physical, and social skills along the way! Her philosophy is to teach conceptually and incorporate activities to develop the child’s cognitive abilities. The class will provide a curriculum geared with Kindergarten readiness in mind and with the small class size we can tailor the skills to the child. Children ages 3-5 are welcome, must be potty-trained. Classes run September - June from 9:30am-12pm.
Costs: $220/month two days per week plus $36 yearly membership fee (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
$325/month three days per week plus $36 yearly membership fee (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
For any information regarding Preschool, please contact Nancy Hartnell at 425-827-0132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are bunch of fun summer camps to choose from. Check our Programs page to find out what we have on the schedule for the summer and how much the camps cost.
What kinds of things are there to do at the Club?
When you come to the Kirkland Club you can find all kinds of fun things to do. We’ve got computer labs, art rooms, and sports activities. We also have a games room with pool tables, carpet ball, foosball, air hockey, and things like that. The Club can also help you get your homework done and can give you a little tutoring on those tricky subjects. Also, you’ll always get a snack at the Club when you come in after school.
How do I become a member?
Once your parent or guardian registers you online to become a member of the Kirkland Boys & GIrls Club, you will have a scan card made up by staff that will stay at the Club and used every time you visit the Club. The cost of a yearly membership is $36.
Please see current Club Brochure for current hours of operation.
How much does it cost to be a member?
$36 per year.
How will I get home at the end of the day?
Usually kids at the Club will either walk home from the Club if they live close enough and have a walk-home form on file, or their mom or dad will come to get them at the end of the day.
How do I get to the Club after school?
We have vans that come to the school to pick you up. School Van Shuttles Includes, AG Bell, Mark Twain, Peter Kirk, Lakeview, Rose Hill, and John Muir. Your parent/guardian should register you for the van shuttle online if you would like to be on this list. Some kids also walk to the Club after school if it’s really close and your parents are okay with it.
How does a Boys & Girls Club membership work?
A membership to the Kirkland Boys & Girls Club means your child can come anytime to the Club’s drop-in program. Kids are welcome anytime our doors are open—after school, during school breaks, over the summer. The drop-in program is the heart of every Boys & Girls Club.
How will my child get to the Club after school?
Kids either walk to the Club or they are picked up after school by one of our Club vans. As soon as school lets out, our Clubs go into high gear, shuttling kids from school to the Club.
How much does a membership cost?
A Membership fee is just $36 a year.
How much do summer camps or spring break camps cost?
Our Clubs offer a wide range of summer and school break camps. Costs vary, so contact us to learn more.
What are your Club hours?
Summer Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-6:00pm
School Year Office Hours: 10am-7:30pm
Summer Camp: Camps – 9am-4pm; Before and After Care Available – 7:30-9am and 4pm-6pm; Drop-In Hours: 11pm-3pm
School Year 2011-2012: 10am-7:30pm; Drop-In Hours: 2:30-6:30pm M,T,Th,F; 2:30-6pm Wed.
Preschool School Year: 9:30am-12noon
What if I can’t afford a membership or a camp fee?
If you’re worried about being able to afford our services, then please call and ask about scholarship opportunities. We want to make sure that our doors are open to everyone.