HIGH FIVE ... Because Quality Matters
The HIGH FIVE program is committed to assisting children along the path of healthy development by: ensuring that recreation and sport practitioners develop a high level of knowledge and expertise in child development; helping parents to make informed choices; and providing practitioners with tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program quality. HIGH FIVE is a program of Parks & Recreation Ontario, and is support by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
HIGH FIVE is a quality assurance program designed to support the safety, well-being and healthy development of children in recreation and sport programs. The Boys and Girls Club of Brantford is a HIGH FIVE REGISTERED Agency, employs a HIGH FIVE TRAINER and several QUEST EVALUATORS.
SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAM
To provide an educational and recreational experience in which campers can express themselves, learn to cooperatively play with others and function within a group.
To provide each camper with the opportunity for fun and adventure in a safe and supervised program; encouraging the development of the camper's physical, mental and emotional skills which contribute to a positive leisure attitudee; and, aspiring a sense of social understanding and responsibility in the campers within a peer group.
The Club provides an exciting, high energy and different theme each day program for children 6-12 years of age at our Edge Street location. Weekly trips are included at no additional cost.
Our camp leaders are experienced and trained in the field of children, youth and/or recreation, and have a minimum of HIGH FIVE PHCD, First Aid and CPR certification.
* we do not offer half day programs
* participants CANNOT registere for trip days only
* registrants must register for a minimum of 3 full days per week
Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Early/Late Supervision at no cost is provided at 8:00am and until 5:15pm. Additional supervision can be provided until 5:45pm for $4.63 per child per day.
LICENSED BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE & PA DAY PROGRAMS
These two programs are licensed by the Ministry of Education.
Children 5-12 years of age can register, either on a full time or part time basis. Children are provided with a wide range of recreational activities within a safe and secure environment.
|Banbury Child Care
||141 Banbury Road
||Before, After School & PA Day Program|
|Boys & Girls Club
||2 Edge Street
||After School Program (transportation provided from pre-determined school locations for this program)|
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
In 2008, to address government commitments to improve child and youth health issues, the Ministry of Health Promotions (MHP) developed a 'Child and Youth Health and Wellness After School Strategy'.
The strategy is focused on supporting comprehensive after-school programming in specific priority neighbourhoods where school-age residents can benefit from new or enhanced programs focused on physical activitiy, healthy eating and nutrition, wellness and personal health education.
The Boys and Girls Club operates out of Major Ballachey School (Rawdon St.) and will be providing the program for a fourth year effective September 2012.
This program is open to children 5-12 years (grades 1-6) and operates Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 3:15pm to 6:00pm.
For more information contact the Major Ballachey ASP Supervisor at 519-752-2964.
EVENING RECREATION PROGRAM
This membership can be purchased by youth ages 6-15 years of age and enables the user to participate in Club evening programs. Evening programs begin the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving in October and operate until the last Friday in May.
Nightly programs involve gymnasium activities and sports, crafts, games room, computers, specialty clubs and so much more!
The games room is a safe and supervised area allowing children to meet and interact with other members. Members can enjoy the challenges of billiards, foosball, ping-pong, air hockey and shuffleboard.
Arts and Crafts Room
A supervised area where members can make crafts, learn new artistic techniques and express themselves creatively in a wide variety of media.
The computer room provides opportunities to play games, chat with friends, do homework, or work on projects. A knowledgeable staff is always available to provide assistance.
The gymnasium is the heart of the facility and is open for a wide variety of games, activities and challenges organized by staff and volunteers. Get involved in a ball hockey league, learn or enhance your soccer or volleyball skills, or just play for fun.
The gaming lounge, equipped with a PS3, XBox and Wii system allow members to interact with other members and challenge thir gaming skill levels.
Programs Within Drop-In Programs
The Club is always incorporating additional 'specialized' programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the membership. The following are some examples of other programs members can be involved in.
TORCH CLUB (Junior Leadership)
Torch Club helps kids develop leadership skills and self-esteem in a respectful, diversified environment.
Special thanks are extended to CIBC for their support.
KEYSTONE CLUB (Senior Leadership)
Keystone provides youth with the knowledge and skills to make positive choices in their lives as well as a place to use their creative skills to make a difference at the Club and in their community.
Special thanks are extended to Capital One for their support.
POWER UP! Learn. Grow. Achieve.
Academic support program that helps kids to develop positive study habits and practices at school and encourages a life-long interest in learning.
Special thanks are extended to Fidelity for their support.
TAKE IT E.A.S.Y
The program aims to foster self-esteem and confidence in teens and pre-teens so they can make better decisions when dealing with the chalelnges they face.
Special thanks are extended to Tupperware for their support.
CHRIS BOSH READING ZONE
Funding secured through the Chris Bosh Foundation has enabled the Club to create and deliver the 'Chris Bosh Reading Zone', an envionrment that encourages children to embrace reading as a lifelong skill.
STEP IT UP! is a philosophy in program delivery comprised of three components: increasing physical activity levels of our participants; enhancing nutritional awareness and heatlh eating choices; and Asset Building.
Step It Up! uses three tools which are implemented throughout all school age programs; the CATCH program is an evidence-based program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices and the prevention of tobacco use in children; SNACKivity is a structured, hands-on nutritional education activity which allow participants to research and prepare healthy snacks and faciliates activities and discussions which can be implemented in daily routines; DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS are building blocks of healthy development which assist young people to grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.
Acknowledgements and thanks are extended to the Sifton Family Foundation, the Hankinson Foundation, the Cowan Foundation, the Weston Foundation and the Brant County Health Unit for their financial and in-kind contributions which have assisted in the development, implementation and positive outcomes of this initiative.
YOUTH TAKING ACTION for HEALTH TOGETHER NOW!
The goals of this initiative are to engage, educate and inspire youth about active, healthy living. The workshop assists to enhance the capacity of youth leaders to work together to make their communities healthier places to be.
Making Healthy Choices: tobacco free living, physical activity and healthy eating.
Healthy spaces, healthy communities
Developing healthy living action plans
The Boys and Girls Club will be hosting two workshops during the fall/winter season for Club and community members. A great leadership development opportunity for school or youth groups. Dates and times to be announced. For more information contact the Coordinator Children & Youth Services.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada thanks the Government of Ontario for its support of the Youth Taking ACtion Together for Health NOW! Initiative.
The Club holds a Blood Donor Clinic on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm - 9:00pm, therefore we offer no evening program on this night.
For families with 3 or more children purchasing Evening Program memberships! Cost is $57.89 for the first 2 children and $5.79 for each additional child in the family.
ACCESS FOR ALL
The Boys & Girls Club believes in access for all. NO CHILD OR YOUTH WILL BE TURNED AWAY OR DENIED ACCESS DUE TO THE INABILITY TO PAY FOR MEMBERSHIP FEE’S.
There are several options for families to consider when purchasing a membership;
a) full payment,
b) payment plan and/or
c) full or partial subsidy.
All inquiries regarding financial assistance should be directed to the Executive Director.
EVERY KID COUNTS
“A recreation program to promote the inclusion of special needs children and youth.”
Six agency’s, united in their belief that recreation is everyone’s right collaborated on an initiative to promote the inclusion of children and youth with special needs in local recreation programs. The Every Kid Counts initiative promotes equal access for all to experience the benefits of recreation on an equal basis.
If your interested in this program, contact the Every Kid Counts Coorinator at (519) 753-3154, ext. 256
STUDENT FITNESS MEMBERSHIPS
These memberships can be purchased by youth 16-21 years of age who are registered in school on a FULL TIME BASIS. These services enable the user to utilize the weight training area during the facility hours of operation. There are different fee structures for students to choose from:
1 Month Membership
Punchcard (10 visits)
For children, youth, teens and students not wishing to purchase memberships, but still want to access services, there is a drop-in fee available.
6-15 years of age $3.48 per visit
(lower facility usage only)
16-21 years of age $4.58 per visit (lower/upper facility usage)
Physical or verbally abusive behaviour will NOT BE TOLERATED at the Club. ANY MEMBER OR VISITOR WHO INFLICTS PHYSICAL OR VERBAL HARM ONTO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT OR STAFF WILL BE IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED FROM THE CLUB AND PROGRAMS. Suspensions will begin at a minimum of 2 weeks and will be determined by the Coordinator Children & Youth Services. Parents and/or guardians of children and youth under the age of 18 years will be contacted.
The Club does provide transportation to and from the Club during the Evening Recreation Program, which operates from October to May. Pick-up and drop-off locations are pre-determined. Membership cards are required to board Club vehicles.
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH UTILIZING THIS SERVICE TO WAIT WITH THEM FOR THE BUS TO PICK THEM UP AND ALSO MEET THEIR CHILDREN AT THE DROP-OFF LOCATION AT THE END OF THE EVENING.