At the Club, we strive to give your child an experience they will remember, through safe, fun and enriching activities with our experienced and trained staff.
The Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan’s summer program is full of new activities each week, focusing on learning cultures from around the world. Review the weekly themes at the bottom of this page.
Summer Sign-Up: Begins Wednesday, April 4th - 8:30AM at the Club’s main office on 220 S. 5th Street in Manhattan. Wamego parents can also sign-up at Central Elementary on April 9th and April 16th from 3:30pm - 6:00pm.
- 5th Street
- Lee Elementary (Lee & Marlatt students)
- Theodore Roosevelt Elementary (T.R. and Bluemont students)
- Central Elementary in Wamego
- Woodrow Wilson Elementary ( Lee, Marlatt, T.R., and Bluemont students)
Please reference all timelines below as program locations do change.
- 5th Street: May 29, 2018 - August 3, 2018
- Lee Elementary: May 29, 2018 - July 13, 2018*
- Theodore Roosevelt Elementary: May 29, 2018 - July 13, 2018*
- *Woodrow Wilson Elementary: July 16, 2018 - July 27, 2018 (for Lee, Marlatt, T.R., and Bluemont students)
- Central Elementary in Wamego: May 29, 2018 - July 20, 2018
*Woodrow Wilson site is available to Club members who are assigned to Lee, Marlatt, T.R., and Bluemont Elementary.
All school-based sites have the option to sign up for extended programs at 5th Street. Program availability is based upon a first sign-up, first serve basis. In order to guarantee your slot, you must pay for a full week regardless of whether your child attends the full week.
5th Street Summer Program is available to:
- Central Elementary (Wamego) Club members from July 23rd - August 3rd.
- Lee, Marlatt, T.R., and Bluemont Club members (attending the Woodrow Wilson site) from July 30 - August 3rd.
Is there a payment plan option? To reserve a program slot for your child, we must receive payment in full or ½ the total summer fee, plus the $30 membership fee (if applicable), and all past due balances at time of enrollment. Remaining balance will be due to the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan by Friday, June 8, 2018, unless an alternate payment plan has been arranged. On June 11, 2018, a late fee of $50 will be charged per child. All fees must be paid by June 15 in order for member to continue attending programs. To sign-up for a payment plan, please bring a voided check to the Club at time of Summer sign-up.
Partial scholarships may be available for qualifying families. To apply for a BGC Scholarship, a copy of your 2017 Tax Return to verify family income is required.
Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, June 1
Get ready for a week of fun in the sun! Members will explore the expectations of each of our sites. Enjoy high-yield activities, swimming* at the pool and get ready to travel around the world in just 10 weeks.
WEEK 2 - TOUR ITALY
Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8
Mama Mia! Pack a fork and your camera; we are headed to Italy! We will explore the art, language, and food of this beautiful country, so come hungry and ready for a gondola ride. Ciao!
WEEK 3 - TOUR FRANCE
Monday, June 11 – Friday, June 15Bonjour! Take a boat tour along the Seine River, visit the Eiffel Tower, take a underground train ride on the Metro. Whatever you do, don’t forget to taste the macarons or a chocolate truffle. Au revoir!
Monday, June 18 - June 22Picarones, pumas, and maracas, oh my! Pack your bags; we’re going to Peru! We’ll explore nature, music, and food from this country!
Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29All aboard! Dress warm as we visit the second largest country in the WORLD! Make sure you bring your camera as we get ready to see stunning scenery, great lifestyle, and friendly people.
Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6 *No Club 7/4
Come to the Club ready to soak up some sun; our next stop is the Bahamas! We are going to dive into the incredible food, landscape, and attractions of these beautiful islands.WEEK 7 - TOUR SWEDEN
Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
Hej Alla! Grab your ships, Vikings, as we set sail for Sweden! We will explore the many languages, culture, and history of this vast country. So come eager for knowledge as we set off on this journey. Hejdå!WEEK 8 - TOUR MADAGASCAR
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20
Andao! (means “let’s go”) We are headed to Madagascar! You will want to be well prepared for this adventure of a lifetime and come with several cameras to capture the honeypot of unique wildlife!WEEK 9 - TOUR MANHATTAN, KS
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27
Wear your Purple Power Shirts, hats, and anything purple; we are going to celebrate the Little Apple. So much to do and see in the city of Manhattan, home of the Wildcats! EMAW!
WEEK 10 - TOUR BACK TO SCHOOL
Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3
It’s Back to School we go! Let’s have fun because it’s cool to be smart!