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Due to COVID-19, many organizations have changed how they are providing services or may be temporarily closed. Call, or check the service website, for additional information.

For children and youth: Evening programs begins September 25th, 2022. For seniors: Limited in-person programs/activities available until September 6, 2022. Without Walls programs available by social media and by phone.

Children and Youth Programs

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184 Horton St E
London, ON
N6B 1K8
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519-434-9114
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Fax: Registration: 519-434-7306
iconPath School Year - Administration: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Programs: Mon-Fri 7:30am-7pm

Application

Day program referral

Eligibility / Target Population

Children and teens grade 1 to 12
Residency Requirements: London and area

Fees

Membership or visitor fee * additional fees for some programs * subsidy available to qualifiying families based on annual family income

Contacts

Nadine Harrison - Program Manager - Children and Youth
519-434-9115 ext 238 * nharrison@bgclondon.ca
Arden McClean - Manager of Program Services - Child and Youth
519-434-9115 ext 257 * amcclean@bgclondon.ca

Languages

English ; Spanish

Area Served

London and area

Accessibility

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Description of Services

Programming for children and youth * affordable recreational, social and educational programs that promote physical and emotional well-being

Facilities include:
  • two swimming pools (warm water wellness pool and a 25 meter competitive swimming pool complete with ramp)
  • spa
  • large gym offering extensive sports programs and leagues
  • rock wall climbing
  • indoor playground
  • imagination playroom
  • creative playroom
  • Kidzone room
  • craft room
  • three computer labs
  • homework help and tutors
  • Digital Creative Arts Centre (Youth space)
  • Digital Zone
  • various clubs
  • special events and theme days

Operates full-day camp programs for March, summer and winter breaks as well as PD days and Easter Monday * children with disabilities are welcome in all programs

Koats for Kids – Distributes coats to children in need every year in mid/late fall * call for specific dates and times of distribution * proof of age of children is required

Swim Lessons – Offered through the Life Saving Society on Sat year round

Digital Creative Arts Centre – Programming for children and youth including music recording, drop-in jam sessions, guitar and ukulele lessons

Youth Programs – Homework help, computers, access to internet * access to sports, gym, weight room * leadership activities, out trips, and specialty clubs
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  • After School Bus Program Service is available at various schools throughout London, providing free transportation to and from the Club on Horton St for members of the Club * visit website for schedule
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  • Evening Adventure - After School Program After school program for children resuming September 26, 2022.
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  • Job Skills and Leadership Training Provides youth with training opportunities, work experience and skill development through experiential learning within the Club's facility and community partnerships * grades 9-12 programs available * low or no cost training and certificates also available
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  • Social Programs Programs for children and youth * program times are subject to change
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  • Supper Club Hot, nutritious meal provided to children and youths attending evening programs during the school year
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  • Teen Zone Programming for teens including homework help, computers, access to internet, games, music and other activities * access to sports, gym, rock climbing, swimming pool, weight room * leadership activities, out trips, and specialty clubs
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  • Volunteers Volunteer opportunities for youth and adults * volunteers assist with other programs in recreation, nutrition, social programs, and creative and digital arts * must attend orientation and obtain a vulnerable sector check (18 years and older) after speaking to the staff

About Us

BGC London's (formerly Boys and Girls Club of London) mission is to provide safe, supportive places where children, youth, and seniors can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2022: Suggest an edit