8800 Bender Road
To enable all young people,
especially those who
need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Our 2012-2013 membership form can be downloaded HERE.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lynden is a Branch Club within the organization of Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. The program currently serves 383 members. The Club provides a safe place for kids to be in the after-school hours. During the school year, all of our Club members receive a snack, help with homework, a games room to play in, playtime in organized outside sports, use of the Club’s laptop computers, and other daily programming opportunities.
Calling All Early Birds!
The Boys & Girls Club of Lynden offers a before school program. This is a fee based program opening at 7:00 am and running until school starts. Transportation to school and a light breakfast is included. Twenty visits for $100.00 or $10.00 per day for drop-in.
Early Dismissal Program
For the 2012-2013 membership year the Boys & Girls Club of Lynden will be open on early dismissal days only for Club members who have signed up and have paid the early dismissal program fee of $15.00 in advance. A $5.00 late fee will be added if payment is not received prior to the date.
The Lynden Club will be closed to all other Club members who have not pre-registered and paid the early dismissal fee.
The Lynden School District has seven early dismissal days planned through June of 2013. The next early dismissal day is scheduled for April 17th.
On early dismissal days the middle school will dismiss students at 11:00 am and all three elementary schools will release students at 12:00 noon.
Please plan accordingly as space will be limited to 40 Club members for each early dismissal day. You may sign your child up now for early dismissal days at the Club.
Thank you for your cooperation. This policy will allow us to staff and plan accordingly.
Please call the Club with any questions you might have at: 354-9959.
Click HERE for a copy of the Lynden School District's calendar.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lynden is currently offering the following programs to our Club members: Youth of the Year, Torch Club, Power Hour, SMART Girls, Arts & Crafts, Wise Guys, National Photography & Fine Arts contests, Running Club, Computer Lab, Cooking Club, organized games room, organized outside sports, special events, and numerous field trips.
After School: 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Late Pick-up Policy:
The Boys & Girls Club has operating hours, like every business. At closing time, the staff is instructed to clear, lock and secure the building and property and to leave the premises.
It is the PARENT’S responsibility to know the Club hours and the Club calendar, including times of closures and any changes, special hours or days when the Club is not open.
Fees are $1.00 per minute per child for every minute that the parent/designated person is late picking their child up. Late pick-up fee is due to Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County at the time of pick-up. The child may not return to the Club until the late fee is paid in full.
After 20 minutes past closing time, the staff member may contact the local police department and/or Child Protective Services to assume custody of child.
Chronic (three occurrences) late pick-up will result in the child’s membership being suspended / revoked determined by the Branch Director.
The safety and security of the child is paramount at all times.
Audrey has been with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County since January of 2004. Originally from Bainbridge Island she has lived in Lynden for the past seventeen years with her husband Jeff, who is a teacher at Lynden Middle School and their two children. Kate, is a junior at Lynden High School and Ben, is in 5th grade at Isom Elementary School. She is grateful to work for so many great kids in the Lynden community.
Elsha Grimes - Program Director
Elsha started working for the Lynden Boys & Girls Club in September 2010. She received a double degree in Recreation Management and Business Administration from Eastern Washington University in 2009. After graduation she moved to Whatcom County for a new start. She loves interacting with kids and is excited to be working for a great organization like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Curt Maberry Farm
Christina Abundis of Farmers Insurance
Enfield Farms Inc.
The Bank of the Pacific
Whatcom Women’s Network Group
Noon Kiwanis International
Whatcom Farmers CO-OP
Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling
Mt. Baker Rotary Club
BP Cherry Point Refinery
Lynden Breakfast Kiwanis Group