Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club is for children in grades 5 through 8. We provide opportunities for relationship and connection with others, camp experiences, and a life of useful service that goes beyond the classroom. We meet once a week on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Pendleton Hall on the Glenview New Church campus. (Click here for directions.) All children in grades 5 through 8 are welcome to attend.

For more information on the Boys and Girls Club, or to enroll your child, please e-mail Brannon Smith or give him a call at 847.729.3638.

Opportunities for relationship and connection with others

The Boys and Girls Club offers children opportunities for social connection, a sense of camaraderie and teamwork, learning to get along with one another, and fun. These things happen in each weekly meeting / activity and also in camp experiences three times a year (see below).

Camp experiences: Learning that goes beyond the classroom

Camping is a unique experience in which children learn skills in nature that they might not otherwise develop. They learn skills of tenting (with separate tent areas and bunk houses for girls and boys), food preparation, canoeing, hiking, and more. There are three camping trips to the Boys and Girls Club Camp in Wisconsin during the year—one in the summer, one in the fall, and one in the winter. Summer Camp is a week-long camp that features, among other things, fun day trips to the Wisconsin Dells and canoeing on the Wisconsin River. Fall Camp and Winter Camp are weekend trips that include other fun activities for children.

Ongoing learning and practice in a life of useful service

One of the important things that children learn and practice in our Boys and Girls Club is a life of useful service. They do this as they work together in the different aspects of the club experience — running weekly meetings, following through on planned activities, and especially when they are working together during each camp experience for a common goal.