Vernon

Okanagan Boys & Girls Club – Vernon

General Inquiries
3300 37th Avenue
Vernon, BC V1T 2Y5

Phone: 250.542.3121
Email: vernon@bgco.ca

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BGC Okanagan – North
BGC Okanagan – Vernon Early Years
BGC Okanagan – Youth

Ages 0-5 Programs

Daycare

We believe in the importance of the whole child and create a space where children aged 3-5 years feel safe and secure. We strive to help each child reach their full potential by giving many opportunities to explore, discover, PLAY and experience meaningful activities and events in a rich, nurturing, and high quality Early Learning environment.

Daycare & Location Details

Daycare

We view all children as individuals who bring their own unique ideas, learning styles, and are competent, capable and curious.

We support all aspects of a child’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative development and we strive for each child to experience a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Our dedicated Early Childhood Educators connect each family’s unique diverse strength, and maintain relationships based on mutual trust, openness and respect. Communication is vital and we encourage two-way dialogue between parents and educators.

To support quality in our programs we invest in our educators and provide professional learning opportunities and encourage reflective practise.
 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Monday – Friday
7:45am – 6:00pm
3 – 5 Years of Age
Contact
Program Manager: Becky Kirkham
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121

Ages 5-12 Programs

After School Programs

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs After School Programs are the best place for children to be after the school bell. For 60 years we have been providing programs to children and we know what kids love to do! Children will be provided time to play outside, sports, games, creative arts, a daily nutritional snack, and fun leisure activities. Our staff develop a special, caring relationship with each child, encouraging them to explore areas of interest, create new friendships, and develop their personal growth.

After School Programs & Location Details

After School Programs

After school programs emphasize a sense of belonging, help make positive choices, learn healthy behaviours and build on a child’s strengths encouraging them to reach their potential. Parents often comment that they “trust our staff in caring for their children.” We understand the importance of physical health, social and emotional development, learning, and allowing kids to be themselves in a supportive, safe place where they are encouraged to explore, try new activities, and have a lot FUN!
 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Monday – Friday
School Dismissal – 6:00pm
5 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Senior Program Manager: Jesie Harms
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121

Recreation Programs

Recreation programs are for members aged 5-17 years who want to come out to the Club and take part in a wide variety of activities that are planned around BGCC Core programming areas. Opportunities to develop friendships, and connect with positive role models, allows children to find a place where they belong, are cared about and where they can learn new skills. Activities create a safe and fun way for kids to spend their time during the after school hours, weekends and evenings.

Recreation Programs & Location Details

Recreation Programs

Each Club location offers recreation programs to meet community needs. Each community location will offer monthly calendars describing the specific activities that can be located on our Facebook pages and at the service locations. Examples include activities such as community field trips, sports, National Boys and Girls clubs programs, life skills, creative arts, leadership, and learning.
The Recreation program is open year-round at various times based on program offerings. See the service location for monthly calendars for specific times and dates.

Parents are responsible for a yearly membership and program fees. Program fees will vary dependent on the program. Financial Subsidies or Canadian Tire Jumpstart funding may be available for eligible families.
 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Tuesday to Fridays
6:00pm to 8:30pm
7-12 years old
Contact
Senior Program Manager: Jesie Harms
Program Coordinator: Julia Bargery
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121
Vernon – Lavington
9715 School Road
Tuesday/ Friday (September – June)
2:15pm tp 4:15pm
7 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Senior Program Manager: Jesie Harms
Program Coordinator: Julia Bargery
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121
Vernon – Falkland
5756 Tuktakamin Road
Wednesday (September – June)
2:15pm to 4:10pm
7 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Senior Program Manager: Jesie Harms
Program Coordinator: Julia Bargery
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121
Vernon – M.V. Beattie
1007 Belvedere Street
Thursdays (September – June)
2:00pm to 4:30pm
7 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Senior Program Manager: Jesie Harms
Program Coordinator: Julia Bargery
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121

Youth Programs

Youth Recreation Programs

 In our after-school and evening drop-in programs, children and youth are emotionally and physically safe, welcomed, accepted, valued, respected and encouraged to explore new opportunities and build positive relationships with like-minded peers.

Youth Recreation Programs & Location Details

Youth Recreation Programs

Positive adult mentors guided by the Clubs’ core values build self-esteem and encourage healthy relationships while instilling the importance of mutual respect, teamwork and being socially responsible. While youth may just need a safe and supportive place to “hang out”, we also offer recreational opportunities, games, creative arts and special events.

Our programs are accessible, affordable and address community needs. Youth can be referred to other supports within Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs as needed.

Vernon – Teen Junction
3104 37th Ave
Monday – Friday3:00-8:00 *Closed for Stat Holidays

13 – 20 Years of Age

Contact
Program Director: Rachelle Bowie
Program Coordinator: Sara Isaac
Phone Number: 250-260-1000

Family Programs

Achievers Program

Achievers Program – The Achievers Program is a unique recreation and social program that provides community integration to school-aged children with disabilities. Children participate in social and recreational activities. Each child has an individual goal plan that is developed with our professional staff and parents work toward independence and a lifetime of activity and community involvement.

Achievers Program & Location Details

Achievers Program

All participants are referred by MCFD.
 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Tuesday-Saturday
afterschool and weekends
5-18years
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Cathy Warner
Program Coordinator: Tatania Black
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121

D.I.Y (Drop-In for Youth)

D.I.Y (Drop-In for Youth) – Designed for youth with special needs this drop-in program provides youth between the ages of 13 and 18 a safe place to “hang out”, connect with friends, meet new people, and sign up for activities led by staff. .

Community Kitchen Details D.I.Y (Drop-In for Youth)

D.I.Y (Drop-In for Youth)

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Tuesdays
3-6pm
13 – 18 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Cathy Warner
Program Coordinator: Tatania Black
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121

Life Skills Program

Life Skills Program – The Power of Me! – Focusing on the age group 13-18 years, youth with special needs have the opportunity to learn vital skills associated with living alone or semi independently, preparing them for the future as an adult. This program blends daily living, personal/social and work related skills into integrated fun lessons designed to increase self-confidence. Program occurs weekly on Thursdays during the school year. Participants must be referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Life Skills Program Details

Life Skills Program

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Thursday (September – June)
5-8pm
13 – 18 Years of Age
Contact
Service Stream Manager: Cathy Warner
Program Coordinator: Tatania Black
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-542-3121

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties – Let us plan the birthday party for you! We will provide the set-up and clean-up, while parents will have to provide the guests, cake and goodie bags. There will be lots of fun games and activities central to the theme including time to play in our gym. We will have one staff party leader present, and we ask for a minimum of one parent helper. Two weeks advance booking is required.

Birthday Parties Details & Locations

Birthday Parties

Themes:

Hockey Party – have a blast playing floor hockey in our gym.
Fairy Tale Party – come dressed as a prince or princess.
Gym Games Party – play games in the gym with friends!
Saturday 2 hrs Cost $150 *Maximum 15 children

Download our birthday party registration form here
 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Time and Date Varies
5-12 Years of Age
Contact
Senior Program Manager: Jesie Harms
Email Address: vernon@bgco.ca 
Phone Number: 250-542-3121

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting

Families are complex, challenging, and worth every bit of effort. The Nobody’s Perfect parenting program is about finding your way as a parent — even when family life gets a bit messy. Find ideas and support to help you manage today’s challenges and your child’s needs. Discover your strengths as a parent, and build new ones with the support and encouragement of other parents. For parents of children 0-5.

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Details & Locations

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Contact us for specific dates and times
0 – 5 Years of Age
Contact
Early Learning Coordinator: Tracy Williamson
Phone Number: 250-542-3121 ext 106
Email Address: earlylearning@bgco.ca

Mother Goose and More

Mother Goose Programs are happening in the community!

The Parent Child Mother Goose Program uses songs, rhymes and storytelling with parents and their children to promote oral language, social competence and emotional regulation in young children. Parents play with their children by engaging in songs and games with trained facilitators. Mother Goose strengthens the bond between parent and child and provides parents with the tools that make daily life with a young child more fulfilling while enhancing their child’s development.

Mother Goose and More Details & Locations

Mother Goose and More

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Contact us for times!
Contact
Program Manager: Becky Kirkham
Phone Number: 250-542-3121 ext 111
Email: ccrrvernon@bgco.ca

Child Care Resource and Referral

The CCRR is a service for Families and Child Care Providers. Child Care Resource and Referral work with the North Okanagan communities to promote quality, inclusive child care services that meet the needs of families and promote the healthy development of children.

Child Care Resource and Referral Details & Locations

Foster Parent Support

SERVICES TO PARENTS:

  • Referrals to local caregivers and other child care services
  • Answers to your child care questions
  • Assistance with application for Affordable Child Care Benefit
  • Access to parent education opportunities
  • Drop-In programs for families and children
  • Resource/toy lending library

SERVICES TO CARE PROVIDERS:

  • Support for new child care businesses
  • Courses, workshops, training and networking opportunities
  • Drop-In programs for caregivers and children
  • Site support visits by qualified staff
  • Resource/toy lending library
  • Listing on the CCRR caregiver registry
  • Child Care referrals to your centre

For more information please call:
General Enquiries – CCRR at 250-542-3121 Ext. 111
Program Coordinator – Chere Lane at 250-542-3121 Ext. 107
 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Contact
Program Manager: Becky Kirkham
Phone Number: 250-542-3121 Ext. 108
Email Address: ccrrvernon@bgco.ca

PALS

PALS is a program for parents/guardians of Kindergarten children. It is designed to improve the children’s performance in reading, writing and math at school and to build the connection between home and school.

PALS Details & Locations

PALS

Parents are invited to attend kindergarten PALS sessions held throughout the school year. At these sessions, a trained facilitator will talk to parents about early learning.

The focus of the PALS sessions will be:

  • Storybook Reading
  • Linking Literacy and Play
  • Early Math

After each session, families will go home with a “goodie bag”, which will support the topic they have been working on.
 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
3 Sessions throughout the School year
Time Varies
Age: Kindergarten
Contact
Early Learning Coordinator: Tracy Williamson
Phone Number: 250-542-3121 ext. 106
Email Address: earlylearning@bgco.ca

Ready Set Learn

Once a year families are invited to an open house at their neighbourhood elementary school.

Ready Set Learn Details & Locations

Ready Set Learn

Parents will learn about:

  • getting ready for kindergarten
  • public health programs and services
  • information about other community services for families with young children

 

Vernon
3300-37th Avenue
Date: Annually
Time Varies
Age: Pre-Kindergarten
Contact
Early Learning Coordinator: Tracy Williamson
Phone Number: 250-542-3121 ext. 106
Email Address: earlylearning@bgco.ca
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