Charlestown Club

Derek Gallagher, Executive Director

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Club News

Photo of Runners

Battle of Bunker Hill 5K Road Race: June 16, 2019

Nutrition Education at the Club

20th Annual Unity Weekend

Derek Gallagher: Executive Director

2018 Youth of the Year Finalists

BGCB once again receives top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Location & Hours


AGES 6-8

Monday to Friday 1:30pm – 6pm

AGES 9-18

Monday to Friday 1:30pm – 8pm

School Vacation Week

AGES 6-12

Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

AGES 13-18

Monday to Friday 11am – 6pm

 Closed Between Christmas and New Years Day


Parent Handbook

Programs & Features


  • Education

    We help members focus on academics, college, and career choices through homework help, STEM, Pen Pals, Museum of Science Explorations, College Club and career awareness programs.

  • Arts

    We encourage our members to express themselves and build confidence through visual and performing arts including music lessons, Photography Club, talent shows and dance classes.

  • Leadership and Character Development

    Members develop a positive self-image while supporting the Club’s community through Keystone Club, Torch Club, Young Leaders, Youth of the Year and Strong Women, Strong Girls.

  • Life Skills

    We offer safe places for discussion about important life decisions through College Club, teen mentoring and Junior Staff opportunities.

  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation

    We promote healthy lifestyles through swim lessons, pool games, Swim Team, sports leagues, travel teams, social recreation leagues and tournaments and Outdoor Adventures.

  • Technology

    Our Club promotes fluency in technology through our partnership with The Clubhouse Network, a program of the Museum of Science, Boston with support from the MIT Media Laboratory and programs like Newsletter Club, digital music studio, CyberSummit and Club Tech.

  • School-Age Child Care

    School Age Child Care (SACC) is a year-round after-school program with an emphasis on homework completion and educational development. SACC's designated staff provide an individualized experience to youth ages 6 to 12 through SACC programming. In addition, SACC members receive access to Club programming in the six core areas at our state-of-the-art Club. SACC staff members evaluate the educational and emotional needs of each enrolled child to provide personalized support to each youth. As a program licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, SACC accepts daycare vouchers. To enroll, the child must be at least 6-years-old and in first grade, and no older than 12.5 years old. If your child requires additional support to be successful in programming, please indicate this to staff as early as possible.

Features of the Charlestown Club

  • Art room
  • Climbing wall
  • “The Clubhouse Network” computer lab
  • Education room
  • Free dinner served nightly
  • Games room
  • Gym
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Library
  • Music studio
  • Performing arts center
  • Pool
  • Pre-teen center
  • School age child care
  • Security system
  • Teen center
  • Teen education room
  • Weight room
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Upcoming Events

51st Battle of Bunker Hill 5K Road Race

Date: 06/16/2019

Time: 10:30 a.m. start

Location: Charlestown Boys & Girls Club | 60 High St., Charlestown

Contact: Derek Gallagher at 617-516-5502 | dgallagher@bgcb.org

Description: This 5k course is a new and very scenic route passing Charlestown’s historic BUNKER HILL MONUMENT, TRAINING FIELD, AND ST. MARY”S CHURCH. Start and finish at Charlestown Boys and Girls Club – 60 High St, Charlestown, Mass. 02129.