Penticton

BGC Okanagan – Penticton

General Inquiries

Phone: 250.493.0512
Email: south@bgco.ca
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BGC Okanagan – South

Ages 0-5 Programs

Infant Development Program

The South Okanagan Infant Development Program serves children from birth to three years old who are at risk for, or who already have, a delay in development. Our consultants can assist you to enhance your child’s development in these important years. We provide services to Cawston, Keremeos, Kaleden, Ok Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton and Summerland.

Infant Development Program & Location Details

Infant Development Program

The South Okanagan Infant Development Program serves children from birth to three years old who are at risk for, or who already have, a delay in development. Our consultants can assist you to enhance your child’s development in these important years. We provide services to Cawston, Keremeos, Kaleden, Ok Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton and Summerland.
 

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Monday – Friday
8:30am-5:00pm
By Scheduled Appointment
Contact
Program Contact: Jennifer Fox
Email Address: jfox@obgc.ca
Phone Number: 250-493-0512

Ages 5-12 Programs

Before and After School Programs

BGC Okanagan Before & 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 of FUN!
 

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Monday – Friday
7:00am – School Start
School Dismissal -6:00pm
5 – 12 Years of Age
Contact
Program Manager: Matt Hatch
Program Coordinator:
Email Address: south@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-493-0512

Recreation Programs

Recreation programs are for members aged 5-15 years who want to come out to the Club and take part in a wide variety of activities that are planned around BGC Canada 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.

After School Programs & Location Details

Recreation Programs

Examples include activities such as community field trips, sports, BGC Canada 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.

 

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Time & Date varies
5 – 15 Years of Age
Contact
Program Manager: Matt Hatch
Email Address: recreationpenticton@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-493-0512

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 Program & Location Details

Youth Recreation Program

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 BGC Okanagan as needed.
 

Penticton 1295 Manitoba St. Time & date varies 13 – 19 Years of Age Contact Program Director:

YES Program

YES is a youth recreation program that engages youth in Penticton in positive recreation including physical activity, art, socialization, leadership opportunities, and more. 

YES Program Details

YES Program

Penticton
1295 Manitoba St.
Time & date varies
13 – 19 Years of Age
Contact

Program Manager: Rachelle Bowie
Email Address: rbowie@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 778-214-4131

Family Programs

Community Kitchen

Community Kitchen is a program that allows families to cook together once a month on Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and prepare four meals that are healthy and nutritious for their family at a minimal cost. The goals of the program are to educate parents about basic healthy food preparation through demonstration and hands on cooking. In turn, the parents learn to prepare meals on their own that are affordable, easy to prepare and are nutritious. A facilitator coordinates all the necessary supplies and food needed to cook the meals.

Community Kitchen Details

Community Kitchen

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Fridays
9:30am to 12:30pm
Families – Prenatal – 6 Year of Age

Contact

Program Coordinator: Janet Brown
Email Address: jbrown@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-493-0512

Integrated Family Development Service 

The Integrated Family Development Program is a free, voluntary service that facilitates counseling, support, parent education, conflict resolution, and community connections for children, youth and their families, to increase healthy family functioning and develop positive skills for life. Individuals and families can self-refer or be referred by community partners. 

Integrated Family Development Service & Location Details

Integrated Family Development Service

The program’s role in the community is preventive in nature, aiming to stop the escalation of problems to a point where more intrusive interventions might be required. The service provides flexible and effective support to families who are experiencing a variety of problems, and employs interventions such as outreach, parent-child mediation, solution-oriented counseling strategies, connection to community resources and referrals, and enhancement of parenting and life skills.
 

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Date: by appointment
Time: n/a
5 – 19 Years of Age & Parents
Contact
Program Director: Jen Anderson
Email Address: south@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-493-0512

Positively Pregnant

This is for parents-to-be or parents of babies up to 6 months of age. We provide pre-natal information, support and supplements as well as nutritious meal. 

Positively Pregnant Program & Location Details

Positively Pregnant

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Tuesday
10:00am – 1:00pm
Pre-natal – 6 Months

Contact 

Program Coordinator: Janet Brown
Email Address: jbrown@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-493-0512

 

Parenting

This program offers a variety of parent education and parent/child activities for parents with children 0-6 years of age.

Parenting Program & Location Details

Parenting

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Wednesday
10:00am – 1:00pm
0 – 6 Years of Age

Contact 

Program Coordinator: Janet Brown
Email Address: jbrown@bgco.ca
Phone Number: 250-493-0512

 

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 & Location Details

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting

Penticton
1295 Manitoba Street
Date: semi-annually
Time: varies
6 Months – 5 Years of Age

Contact 
Program Coordinator: Janet Brown

Contact: jbrown@bgco.ca

 

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