OPERATIONS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
When you need care - we're here for you!
We can't wait to see all our Club members again! Boys & Girls Club is providing full day care at locations throughout the Tri-Cities and Prosser. We are open and ready to serve your family and children.
We anticipate summer looking different this year due to Covid-19 and social distancing practices. This will greatly affect our normal field trips and how we administer programs and activities. The safety of the families we serve and our staff is our priority. We will have a strong focus on academics while keeping the kids active and having fun with hands-on activities, games and programs. There will not be an official summer camp start date. However, as parents/guardians return to work and need childcare, we will be here!
For Parents, Caregivers, & Members
Parents and Families,
As you return to work or plan to return to work, we are are so grateful that you are looking to Boys & Girls Club for care.
First, if you have had a child in care at our Clubs during the 2019-2020 school year, we have great news- returning to care is easy! Simply contact the Area Director listed below and they will help you get re-enrolled. All can be reached via phone at 509-543-9980. No registration is necessary.
- For Richland school age program, contact Heather Robertson: email@example.com
- For Pasco school age program, contact Rachel Duvall: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For preschool and nursery programs, contact Jamie Luce: email@example.com
If you are in need of care and have not used our Clubs during the past year, please enroll here.
Rates are the same as our full day camp rates for Richland & Pasco schools.
As always, safety is our number one priority. We will continue to do everything possible to protect children, staff, and volunteers. We will monitor all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health updates. We will advise all staff, families, and youth to take precautions as recommended by the CDC, provide resources like handwashing guides, and speak with young people in an age-appropriate manner about the virus and social distancing.
We appreciate your patience and support throughout this time. Thank you for being part of our Club family!
Letter From our Executive Director
Parents, donors, and community members-
How things have changed! I hope you are doing well and keeping healthy amidst this ever-changing reality. Two months ago I would have never predicted where we find ourselves now, and I struggle to predict where we will be in another two months. However, I am confident that we will still be creatively executing our mission of “empowering all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential”. I am proud of the decisions that we have made during this season, and that plans that we are making to expand our services to better serve youth during this COVID crisis.
Our mission is the same now as it has always been. However, we have had to pivot to meet the needs in our community during this COVID crisis. Our team has had to think creatively...
Reducing the Spread of COVID-19
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- It takes an average of 11.8 seconds to sing the entire Happy Birthday song, so if you sing it twice, that will ensure you've scrubbed long enough. This is a great method to share with children in your family. While this measure is simple, it is effective.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.