Spring Break 2019

We know that many families in the communities we serve rely on the Clubs to provide enriching activities over Spring Break, coming up this March 25-29. It is important to us to stay open and provide a safe place for youth; however, due to budget constraints this year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro must limit to operations and registrations for Spring Break activities.  

We know that these changes will be difficult and restrictive for some of our families. Please know that we have done the best we can to balance the concerns of our families and feedback from our community survey with our budget constraints before making some tough decisions around where and how our Clubs can stay open and best serve our youth. 

What’s changing, and why?

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro is working to meet the needs of our youth and families this year by providing Club Hub locations for families to attend over Spring Break. We are planning to open three Club Hub locations for youth in grades 1-6. However, if there are not enough registrations for one of our Club Hubs by February 15, 2019, we will be unable to open the under-registered site.

Teens in 7th-12th grade should check in with teen staff at their Club site to find out about off-site activities available over the break. 

Due to our tight restrictions, families must register and pay in full by February 15, 2019. We will need to register at least 35 families per site in order for Club Hubs to remain open. Registration is first-come, first served. If more than 45 youth register per Club Hub, additional families will be placed on a waitlist and we will evaluate whether or not we can provide extra staff on an as-needed basis. 

We unfortunately cannot provide scholarships for youth this year. 

Where are Club Hubs, and how will they work?

We will be operating three Club Hubs for youth members in 1st-6th grade to attend. Youth who are not Club members are welcome to attend at the visitor rate. 

  • Inukai Family Club, Hillsboro
    Accepting youth closest to the Hillsboro community
  • Rockwood Club, Gresham
    Will be accepting youth from Margaret Scott, or closest to the Rockwood location
  • Blazers Club, King
    Accepting youth from Regence & Wattles, or closest to the Blazers location

North Clackamas students attending Oak Grove Club, Riverside Elementary, and Lot Whitcomb Elementary are encouraged and welcome to register for a Club Hub within transportation distance from them. Middle School students at Rowe and Alder Creek will need to check in with teen staff at their Club for spring break activities. 

Transportation

Wattles Club will be providing transportation to and from the Blazers Club Hub for registered youth, as available and upon request. Please check in with Wattles Club staff about any needed transportation arrangements, pickup, and drop off times prior to registering. 

Unfortunately, we cannot provide transportation to most Club Hubs and families will be responsible for arranging a way to get to and from their Club Hub. However, if you would like to participate in a carpool with other families, our Youth & Family Services staff are happy to work with you to make these community connections. 

Questions?

Please direct any questions or concerns to Rachel Schutz, our interim VP of Club Services and Senior Director of Youth, Family, & Trauma Informed Services.

Club Hub Hours & Locations

Three Club Hubs:

Inukai Club
Rockwood Club
Blazers Club

Open 9 am – 6 pm
Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29

Cost:

  • Youth members (Grades 1-6): $65 for the week 
  • Visiting Youth (non-members): $100 for the week 

Please note: We unfortunately cannot provide scholarships for Spring Break this year.

Deadline:

Families who want to attend Spring Break Club must be registered online and paid in full by February 15, 2019.