Early Morning Programs
Available in East Dartmouth and Dartmouth North sites only.
Early Morning Program Details
Early Morning Program
Dartmouth North, site offers early morning program to for children currently enrolled in grades Primary – 6 students and attending, Shannon Park, Bi-Centennial, John McNeil and Harbour View Elementary Schools. Early morning care operates out of the Dartmouth North Site (60 Farrell Street). Members arriving after 8:10 am will be turned away for that day. During early morning members will participate in quiet activities such as puzzles, games, and drawing.
Hours of operation; 7:30 am – 8:30 am (includes drop off)
East Dartmouth site offers early morning program to for children currently enrolled in grades Primary – 6 students and attending Admiral Westphal Elementary and Ian Forsyth Elementary schools. Early morning care operates out of the East Dartmouth Community Center Site (50 Caledonia Road). Members arriving after 8:10 am will be turned away for that day. During early morning members will participate in quiet activities such as puzzles, games, and drawing.
Hours of operation; 7:30 am – 8:30 am (includes drop off)
Members must be 5 years of age by December 31st in the current term and enrolled in grade Primary. The Club does not offer EMP to children enrolled in Pre-Primary Programs.
After School Programs
After School Program Details
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Halifax offers After School programs for children currently enrolled in grades Primary – 6. Each week the children will have a variety of experiences in the gym, activity space and kitchen to explore a central theme. Activities will include cooking, arts/crafts, physical activity, reading, research and science. (Activities vary from site to site)
Admiral Westphal Elementary only
Site currently serves, Colonel John Stewart, and Astral Drive Elementary School
Site currently serves, Shannon Park, John McNeil, Harbour View, and Bi-Centennial
Site currently serves, Ian Forsyth, *Bois Joli, *Shannon Park
Humber Park Elementary only
Site currently serves, Harry R. Hamilton Elementary, Millwood Elementary, Sackville Heights Elementary, Sackville Heights Junior High (Grade 6 only), and *Ecole Du Portage
Site currently serves, Central Spryfield, *Chebucto Heights, *Fleming Tower and *John. W. MacLeod
(* NOT TRANSPORTED BY THE CLUB. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange for transportation to the applicable Club site for their child/ren)
Members must be 5 years of age by December 31st in the current term and enrolled in grade Primary. The Club does not offer ASP to children enrolled in Pre-Primary Programs.
In-service day camps, Christmas break day camps, & March break day camps
In-service Day Camp, Christmas Break Day Camp, & March Break Day Camp Details
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax offers programming to children according to;
Halifax Regional Centre For Education Calendar. Registered children will participate in a variety of activities, based on a theme each in-service day. The sites are open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 pm based upon a mandatory pre-registration.
CSAP Calendar In-service days (East Dartmouth site only). Registered members will participate in a variety of activities, based on a theme each in-service day. The ED site is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 pm based upon a mandatory pre-registration.
In-service day camps, Christmas break day camps, March break day camps are offered according to the Halifax Regional Centre For Education Calendar at the following sites;
Children do not have to be registered in any other BGCGH program or activity to register for Halifax Regional Centre For Education in-service day camps, Christmas break day camps, or March Break day camps (March break day camps are offered by the week only). Children must be 5 years of age by December 31st, 2019 and enrolled in grade Primary. The Club does not offer services to children enrolled in Pre-Primary Programs.
Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial
CSAP In-service day camps offered at the following site only;
Children do not have to be registered in any other BGCGH program or activity to register for CSAP in-service day camps! Children must be 5 years of age by December 31st in the current term and enrolled in grade Primary. The Club does not offer services to children enrolled in Pre-Primary Programs.
Summer day camps
Summer Day Camp Details
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax is dedicated to getting kids outdoors, learning new skills, and trying new things. Summer program consists of structure and unstructured activities with physical activity, crafts, low energy games and team builders. BGCGH are committed to creating lifelong relationships among members and families.
Summer day camps are offered at 5 of our sites;
- Cole Harbour-50 Ritcey Crescent
- Dartmouth North-60 Farrell Street
- East Dartmouth-50 Caledonia Road
- Sackville-45 Connolly Road
- Spryfield-11 Aldergrove Drive
Children aged 5 – 12 years (children must be 5 years old by the 1st day of Summer day camp on July 2nd 2019) Summer day camps are offered by the week only.
Youth Program Details
Torch Club (Available at selected sites. Activities and times may vary)
Torch Clubs get pre-teens, aged 10-13, and engaged with what’s happening in their community.
Torch Club members plan their own programming based on the issues important to them. Torch Club helps kids develop leadership skills and self-esteem in a respectful, diversified environment. The program also offers the opportunity to give back to others and gain a sense of responsibility that comes with making their own decisions.
Torch Clubs provide a small group experience, with the support and guidance of a caring adult mentor. This program serves as a launching pad for pre-teens before joining Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada’s Keystone program.
Keystone (Available at selected sites. Activities and times may vary)
Keystone helps kids 14 and older channel their energy in a positive direction. It focuses on leadership, education and career development, economic and political awareness, and social recreation. Under the guidance of Club staff, Keystone members plan activities based on their own interests and the needs of their community, giving them the chance to be involved and help change their community and their world. Through Keystone, youth learn how to foster respect between groups and individuals. They learn valuable leadership skills and form lasting friendships with other teens across the country. And they develop self-confidence and self-esteem.(Available at selected sites)
Raise the Grade (Spryfield site only)
Raise the Grade is an academic success and life after school skills program for youth in grades 7-12. Youth in this program will focus on achieving academic and personal goals, as well as have the opportunity to explore personal interest opportunities, with the support of staff and volunteer tutors and mentors. RTG aims to encourage youth and support families by giving them free access to tutoring, technology, and a supportive environment. If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Taylor Johnson, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Drop in (Available at selected sites. Activities and times may vary)
BGCGH offers youth drop-in programs for youth who are in grades 7+. We are striving to provide many opportunities for our youth to develop life skills, like resume building and learning about budgeting in a fun and exciting way. We offer a variety of programming ranging from learning how to cook, to making melt bead crafts. We occasionally offer events and outings as well, like bowling, swimming and over nights.
BGCGH partners with many schools to provide a nutritious breakfast, free of charge, in a supportive and positive environment for students of the school.
Breakfast Program Details
BGCGH provides breakfast and/or grab and go in the following schools;
- Admiral Westphal Elementary School
- Bicentennial School
- Caledonia Junior High School
- Dartmouth High School
- Harbourview Elementary School
- Ian Forsyth Elementary School
- Shannon Park Elementary School
Kids skip breakfast at home for many reasons, but it is well known that children who arrive at school hungry, cannot learn to the best of their abilities. Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. The program provides an opportunity for students to get a nutritious start to their days so they are prepared to get the most out of school. Many students enjoy the social time of having breakfast with their friends. The free program is open to any student, check with the school office for location, start date, time and permission form. The breakfast program is made possible by the generous support of many community organizations and foundations. Donations are always welcome from parents. Income tax receipts are available for donations made out to the Boys & Girls Club of East Dartmouth. Volunteers are needed for all the programs. The time commitment is 1 hour in the morning before school anywhere from one day a week to once a month. Please contact the Nutrition Coordinator at email@example.com