Youth Center

853-5437

Monday-Thursday
6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday
6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends
Closed


The Youth Programs goal is to provide a safe, enriching, supervised environments for youth of all ages. Our programs maintain an atmosphere that encourages flexibility and allows for freedom of choice within appropriate guidelines. We strive to reinforce family values and emphasize the uniqueness of each child by promoting positive attitudes and validating self-worth. Some of the programs we offer include: Before and After School Care, Power Hour (help with homework), and Youth Sports.

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Download 2019 Parents Night Out Schedule

DIY STEM: Dried Apple Shrunken Heads
Tue · 1 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Start the fall season off right by designing, craving, preserving, and dying out produce into these spooky Halloween decorations while incorporating art into a science investigation!

4H National Science Day: Game Changers
Wed · 2 Oct · 1:30 p.m.
For members only · Ages 9-14
Game Changers. Designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service, Game Changers teaches kids ages 8-14 how to use computer science (CS) to create games, solve problems and engage with topics they’re passionate about. Game Changers uses physical activity and puzzles to teach kids important CS concepts and problem-solving skills, creating real-world connections between computer science and civic engagement, healthy living and agriculture.

BGCA Triple Play: Zombie
Thu · 3 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Zombies are coming! Get ready for the release and create more zombies by popping balloons. Come see what this new game is all about.

Parent’s Night Out
Fri · 4 Oct · 6:30-10:30 p.m.
$15 for members; $20 for non-members · Ages 5-12
Need a break? We’ve got the place for you! Leave your kiddos with ease as they enjoy games, arts and crafts, dinner, movies, and more!

BGCA Healthy Leaving- 4H Cooking- National Taco Day
Fri · 4 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Love Tacos? Today is National Taco Day come and make some delicious healthy and traditional tacos. Also learn how to make a traditional Mexican salsa called Salsa En El Molcajete.

TEENS: Keystone/Teen Council Meeting
Fri · 4 Oct · 5 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
Your input matters! Get ready to volunteer in your community! Join us for the planning and collaboration of this year’s Bootastic! All ideas welcome!

BGCA Planet Fitness Judgment Free Zones/Healthy Living: What Would You Do?
Fri · 4 Oct · 6-9 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
How would you react to a situation? Join us as we address current news events or issues in your Club or community, for example if the local high school is experiencing a problem with bullying or academic dishonesty.

Passport to Manhood: Relationships with Girls
Mon · 7 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-14
This session will help boys and young men recognize attitude about girls, become aware of stereotyped image of girls in popular culture, see the connection between female and male stereotypes, and explore new ways to think about and communicate with girls.


BGCA: Smart Girls Club: What Makes A Good Friend?
Mon · 7 Oct · 4:45 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-14
In this session, girls define the qualities of a good friend. They discuss the difference between interacting with friends one-on-one and in a group. They are encouraged to think about how their friendships have changed over time, and how they imagine those friendships will change in the future.

BGCA High Yield Activity: Tag-Team Stories
Tue · 8 Oct · 2 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Get your computer and writing skills ready for a wacky computer relay. It is a ghostly challenge like no other.

TEENS- BGCA High Yield Activity: Getting Paid! Tech Careers
Tue · 8 Oct · 3 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 13-18
The field of technology is ever changing and growing. This activity will give teens the opportunity to research and review current job postings to gain awareness of skills they must possess to have a successful career.

Movie Day: Hocus Pocus & Popcorn
Wed · 9 Oct · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Join us for a Halloween movie on the giant projection screen! Popcorn + Lemonade provided!

DIY STEM: Zombie Lab
Thu · 10 Oct · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Tap into your inner mad scientist and see how many tasty and repulsive things you can create! In this Zombie Lab kit you’ll find all the mixes, molds and tools you need to make horrifying snacks. Line up your measuring cup, syringe, scoop and tweezers (included) and start experimenting on your zombie head. Cook up bubbling brains, and enjoy a glass of zombie barf, straight from the zombie head’s mouth!

DIY STEM: Makerspace: Heat Press Tees
Fri · 11 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Create your own spooky design in our STEM Center of Innovation to then heat transfer onto your own t-shirt! Add that special touch with fabric paints or markers too!

4-H Baking Project: Cupcakes
Tue · 15 Oct · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
We’re baking up something really spooky! Investigate the science of baking and the function of ingredients by exploring and making a savory treat!

BGCA Fine Arts: Melted Crayon Art
Wed · 16 Oct · 1 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Introduce yourself to a new way to make art- with melted crayons! Explore the ways they can be used and make a masterpiece!

Jumanji
Thu · 17 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Adventurers Beware: Danger lurks at every turn and on every turn, as you embark upon this epic adventure. Decode the secret rhyming messages, then race against time to roll the dice. Can you save your fellow players from the vicious croc’s snapping jaws or the stealthy lion’s ferocious bite?

Torch/Keystone Clubs: Millions of Hours of Service
Tue-Fri · 15-18 Oct · 2-6 p.m. daily
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Help set up games, create crafts, organize the haunted house, and more as we prepare for our annual Halloween carnival!

BGCA High Yield Activity: Judgment Free Zone- National Youth Confidence Day
Mon · 21 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Striving toward and achieving one’s goals is an important way to build self-esteem. You build the most solid foundation of self-esteem and self-confidence with the building blocks of positive experience and success. The more individuals recognize their ability to meet the goals they set for themselves, the more likely they are to feel confident and worthy.

Lights on After School 2019
Tue · 22 Oct · 4-6 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Lights on After School is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Join us for light activities to include glow in the dark slime.

BGCA: Torch/Keystone Clubs
Wed · 23 Oct · 1 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Join your fellow torch club members and help clean up and organize the aftermath of Bootastic!

BGCA- 4-H Baking: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Wed · 23 Oct · 2 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Do you love pumpkin? Do you love cheesecake? Why not combine them and create a delicious mouthwatering masterpiece? In honor of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day we are going to be baking a pumpkin cheesecake.

BGCA Triple Play: Candy Ball
Thu · 24 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Team building and socializing with others as you race the clock and the dice to unravel the candy ball the fastest! The faster you are the more candy you get!

BGCA, 4H Sewing: National Frankenstein Friday
Fri · 25 Oct · 3 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Have you ever dream of creating your own terrifying looking monster? Come and create your own terrifying and frightful Frankenstein pillow.

BGCA Triple Play: Toilet Paper Mummies!
Mon · 28 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
How fast can you wrap your teammate in toilet paper like an Egyptian mummy? Race the clock and find out!

Cultures + Traditions: Dia De Los Muertos
Tue · 29 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Learn about this tradition that originated in Mexico where families come together to celebrate and remember their ancestors and loved ones who have passed away.

BGCA Triple Play/4H: Healthy Habits: Sugar Stacks Experiment
Wed · 30 Oct · 1:30 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Ever wondered JUST how much sugar is in the candy you’re about to eat from trick-or-treating? Find out as we measure and compare with this science experiment!

BGCA Fine Arts/4H: Ghost Repellent Candles
Wed · 30 Oct · 2:30 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Afraid of Ghosts? Come make a herbal lavender and sage scented candle. Ghost Repellent, is a must have for those pesky ghost. Especially when they just lurk around all day making strange noises. "For best results light at dusk or dawn. Removal of ghost not guaranteed. Results may vary. Discontinue use if hauntings increase. No ghost will be tested in the making of this product."

BGCA High Yield Activity: Mime Madness
Thu · 31 Oct · 4 p.m.
Free for members; $2.50 for non-members · Ages 9-18
Are you ready for a game with Mimes? What is a Mime you ask? It’s a form of silent art that involves acting or communicating using only movements, gestures, and facial expressions.