Common questions about the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Where are you located?
What time are you open?
Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Programming hours vary by site, and change periodically based on seasons, school schedules and holidays. PLEASE NOTE HOLIDAY CLUB CLOSURES: The Club is closed Nevada Day, Oct. 26; Thanksgiving Day and Family Day, Nov. 22-23; Christmas Eve and Day, Dec. 24-25; New Year’s Eve and Day, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. For all other school closures through the end of the year the Club is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Please call specific sites for more information.
What do Boys & Girls Club kids do?
At the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, our goal is to give kids a fun, healthy environment that gives them the tools to develop life skills. Opportunities for members are as diverse as our membership. Kids might choose to do an art project in our art room, hit up the computer lab to check e-mail or play games, take part in Reno Ballers or another sports league, or just hang out with friends in one of our common areas. Tutoring help is available in our library and homework rooms, giving youth and teen members great tools to build great futures. Check out our Programs and Services page for more information.
How much does it cost?
The annual membership fee at the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is just $20. Members at the Boys & Girls Club of Fernley pay $5 a day for before-school programming, and $3 for after-school program. There are additional costs at the Before and After School Program at Rollan Melton Elementary School, Sun Valley Elementary School, Lois Allen Elementary School, Libby Booth Elementary School, Nancy Gomes, Donner Springs, Lemmon Valley (no after-school fee) and Bernice Matthews school sites ($5 for before-school, and $3 for after-school), as well as in the Track Break and Summer Program. Neil Road, and the Donald W. Reynolds sites do not have additional fees. Teen centers do not have additional fees.
Our $20 membership fee is obviously heavily supplemented by diverse funding sources, from government and private grants, to the generosity of the Northern Nevada businesses and families.
SUMMER CAMP: During summer camp, youth members pay $40 week, which includes two meals and activities. Field trips are also available for a minimal additional fee. Check out our various Specialty Camps at select Club sites (additional fees vary with Specialty Camps).
It is important to the Boys & Girls Club to make our Club facilities and programs available to any child who wants or needs it, regardless of economic circumstances. Call the membership office at (775) 331-5437 (KIDS) for information about financial assistance or scholarships.
How many members do you have?
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ membership varies throughout the year, based on circumstances like season, school track breaks, and sports leagues. Annually, the Club serves more than 11,000 kids at locations throughout the Truckee Meadows and Fernley. At the Club’s main site, the Donald W. Reynolds Facility in Reno, daily youth populations can run from a couple hundred to nearly 1,000.
How does your food program work?
Many of the Club’s sites have full kitchens, and offer full meal service through a state-funded nutrition program that is supplemented by the Club and donors like Model Dairy. Annually, this means the Club is able to serve more than 200,000 healthy meals a year. The menu, developed under the watchful eye of our executive Cook, is constantly changing in an effort to improve the nutritional value of meals.
What about children under the age of 6?
The E.L. Weigand Youth Center is a Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows-affiliated site that offers programming for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and kindergartners. Children are offered individual attention, education, art and physical fitness in a modern facility with highly trained staff. Please visit the program’s Web site, or call director Kim Stevens at (775) 322-9030 for more information, or to enroll.
How do I enroll my child?
Parents and guardians of youth members are required to attend a mandatory orientation session during initial registration, as well as annual orientations when they renew each year. The Club makes it easy, with frequent orientation sessions offered in the evening and at events throughout the year. Please call the Club’s membership office at (775) 331-5437 (KIDS) to join and to learn about the Club’s new member orientation schedule.