Club for Boys accepting new members, complete with building renovations

The Club for Boys was busy during the pandemic closures but now they are open and even taking new members.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Club for Boys is open and taking new members. They have 120 slots available for boys ages 6-17. The annual fee is $12.00 per year.

Club for Boys

Club for Boys

Club for Boys

Thanks to donors and a successful capital campaign, the club underwent many renovations including adding a revamped Erickson building where boys are taught life skills and outdoor skills, complete with a learning kitchen.

Club for Boys New Kitchen Area

Club for Boys New Kitchen Area

Also new is a the outdoor sports court, a renovated lobby area and an outside garden area.

Club for Boys, Erickson Building

Club for Boys, Erickson Building

Club for Boys, Erickson Building

The Club has included increased safety measures for members during the pandemic.

The Club for Boys is now transporting to Valley View. Watch The Club for Boys Facebook Page and website for more updates if schools are being added for transportation.

Club for Boys, Garden Area

Club for Boys, Garden Area

Club for Boys, Garden Area

Mark Kline, Assistant Exec. Dir. for Club for Boys, says, “It’s important for parents if they are looking for a fun and safe after school program for the kids, so get in here early and get signed up.”

When school is not in session (E-learning days) the Club for Boys is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On school days, The Club for Boys is open from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Club for Boys, learning area

Club for Boys, learning area

Club for Boys, learning area

Kline says, “All the upgrades are done, if parents want to come down and take a tour, our new members meetings are usually Monday nights, except when school is out – then if school is closed and we are closed on Tuesdays. Otherwise this Monday for Native American Day, we will have our new members meeting on Monday morning.”

Club for Boys, outdoor sports court

Club for Boys, outdoor sports court

They are offering a Fall Food Service Program through December 31. Snacks will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and supper will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, and when all RCAS schools are not in session, breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Only registered club members are allowed to participate in program activities.

Club for Boys, outdoor skills equipment

Club for Boys, outdoor skills equipment

Club for Boys, outdoor skills equipment

In addition, the Club for Boys is distributing food for supper to families every evening from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays for weekends. Due to limitations in storage, preparation, and labor, families must sign up for this Program.

Families that are receiving snacks and/or supper meals from YFS, the YMCA, or RCAS school district are not eligible to receive food from the Club for Boys in addition to those providers.

Grab N Go participants should pick up meals on the north side of the club off Philadelphia Street. Doors for meal pickup will be labelled.

Meals will not be served October 5, November 2, 11, 26 and 27, and December 7 and 24.

For more information, contact the Club for Boys at 343-3500.

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