Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Helping young people build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.

Club Hours of Operation:
1:00 pm—7:30 pm,
Monday—Friday

To become a member, email or call 617-427-6050 and ask to speak to a membership director.

Executive Director: Alisa Drayton

Register for summer camp today by following these simple steps on MyClubHub. Guarantee your child’s camp slot by submitting deposit and medical records today!

Upcoming Event

14th Annual Arthur J. Hurley III Memorial Golf Tournament

Yawkey Club of Roxbury‘s 14th Annual Arthur J. Hurley III Memorial Golf Tournament provides a fantastic opportunity to strengthen our community of business leaders and local stakeholders.

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Our dedicated staff and comprehensive programs expand children’s horizons by exposing them to technology, the arts, math and more.

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, Junior 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.

Our Club facilities and age-appropriate settings create a sense of physical and emotional safety for our members atmosphere.

  • Art Room
  • Baseball Field
  • “The Clubhouse Network” Computer lab
  • Education Room
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Music Studio
  • Opportunity Hub
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Performing Arts Center
  • Pool
  • School Age Child Care
  • Security System
  • Teen Center
  • Teen Podcast Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ page for insights on general club information, details about our exciting Summer Programming, and key information for the Academic Year.

General

How do I register my child for programming?

All BGCB registration is completed in the MyClubHub Parent Portal. In the Parent Portal, families can complete membership applications, program registration, and submit payment. The Parent Portal link is a private link that can be accessed upon request made directly to Club Membership Staff. Once application and payment are received, please allow 48 hours for Club Membership Staff to review your application and send you an invitation to a parent orientation session.

Afterschool enrollment for returning families begins August 1; new family enrollment begins the second week of September.

Summer camp enrollment for returning families begins February 1; new family enrollment begins the second week in March.

What are the eligibility requirements for programming?

The Yawkey Club of Roxbury’s programs serve children ages 6-18. All six-year-olds must be enrolled in the first grade. All members must be residents of the City of Boston.

We work to be an inclusive space on the basis of ability. For children on the autism spectrum and/or experiencing developmental challenges, our Club Social Worker will connect with families during the enrollment period to assess whether Yawkey Club of Roxbury is the best program for your child(ren) and establish a plan for their success.

What documents are required for my member to be medically cleared?

If your child is prescribed an emergency medication, e.g. EpiPen or albuterol inhaler, the medication along with the following documentation must be submitted before they start attending programming:

  • Anaphylaxis or Asthma Action Plan
  • Medication Order Form
  • Medication Parental Authorization Form

Medication must be submitted in the original package with the pharmacy label.

Does the Club provide transportation?

The Club does not provide transportation services for our members. Contact your child(ren)’s school(s) Family Liaison or the district’s transportation department to inquire about bus route options. Club Membership Staff also have a working list of private transportation companies used by existing Club members available upon request.

Can my member walk home unsupervised?

To be an unsupervised walker, it must be indicated on the membership application for members aged 12 and older. Members aged 6-11 are not permitted to leave the building without an adult, notwithstanding if indicated on their membership application.

How do I report behavioral concerns missed by Club staff?

Please contact the Club Director of Operations or Program Director via email or in-person.

Director of Operations: Adam Chaprnka, achaprnka@bgcb.org

Program Director: Daniel Pattianakotta, dpattianakotta@bgcb.org

Can my eldest child, who is a teenager, pick up my youngest child?

The youngest child must be at least 10 years-old and the eldest child must be at least 12 years old.  Members aged 6-9 can only leave the building in the custody of an adult.

Can I pack snacks or lunch for my child to have at the Club?

All outside foods are prohibited at the Club. Snacks and dinner are provided daily to all members.

The only exceptions granted are to support a member’s medical condition; a doctor’s note must be provided.

How can I get my teen employed at the Club?

Please contact the Club’s Teen Career Pathways Program Manager via email or in-person.

Teen Career Pathways Program Manager: Fernando Phillips, fphillips@bgcb.org

Summer

What are the dates for summer camp sessions? What are the hours of operation?

Camp Jubilee is a two-session program.

− Session 1: July 1, 2024-July 26, 2024
− Session 2: July 29, 2024- August 16, 2024

The hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:30pm. Check-In is no later than 9:00am; campers will not be accepted after this point. Dismissal is no later than 4:30pm (unless child is enrolled in the aftercare program).

Before and After Care services are available for purchase separately. Before Care operates between 7:30am to 8:30am. After Care operates between 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

What is the camp fee?

Camp Jubilee has a fee of $100 per week. A sibling discount is available for families that have multiple children enrolled in both sessions of camp; campers must be enrolled in both sessions to be eligible for the sibling discount.

− Session 1: $360.00 USD

− Session 2: $300.00 USD

When is the deadline for submitting before or after care payments?

The Membership department will process Before Care and After Care payments via debit/credit cards from 7:30am-5:30pm. Before Care and After Care payments MUST be paid by Friday a week in advance.  No cash or money orders will be accepted. Before Care and After Care are charged on a daily basis. The weekly rate for Before Care and After care is $25.00; the daily rate is $5.00. Each rate is applied per service per child.

What is the camper arrival time cut off? Why?

No camper will be admitted into camp after 9:00am. We do not admit campers after 9:00am once programming has already begun as late arrivals are disruptive to the camp education lessons.

Where can I find my camper’s swimming days, field trip schedule, and theme day schedule details?

This information is located in the Camp Jubilee Parent Handbook. Every parent is expected read and adhere to all content therein.

Are campers guaranteed slots in the afterschool program?

Campers are not guaranteed slots in the afterschool program. Any child that has not attended afterschool programming previously is not eligible for early enrollment/enrollment for returning families. New family afterschool enrollment begins the second week of September.

Can parents volunteer chaperon field trips?

Parents are not permitted to volunteer as chaperons for field trips.

Are parents invited to Camp Jubilee Prom? 

Yes, parents are invited. Parents are given a time of arrival to allow them to get their child(ren) prepared for prom.

Should campers wear their prom clothes at the start of the day, or will they be able to change before the party?

Campers can either wear their clothes and/or bring their garments at the parents’ discretion. In the past parents have dropped off or sent their campers clothes as prom does fall at midday and if campers arrived fully dressed at the top of the day, they may damage their clothing participating in regular camp activities.

What should my camper bring every day?

This information can be found in the Camp Jubilee Parent Handbook.

  • Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Block/Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit
  • Sneakers
  • Lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Googles
  • Pool Shoes
  • Change of Clothes

Swim Cap (Campers cannot enter the pool without a swim cap. Swim Caps are available for purchase at the Front Desk for $3. Cash and/or card is accepted.)

Who are my camper’s primary counselors?

This information can be found in the Camp Jubilee Parent Handbook. Also, lead camp counselors facilitate dismissal sign-out daily.

Academic Year

What is the membership fee? Does the membership fee guarantee member for an entire calendar year?

The Membership Fee is a one-time payment of $25.00 for ages 6-12 and $5.00 for ages 13-18. The Membership Fee grants access to the building from September to June. Membership must be renewed annually for Summer and the following school year.

Do staff meet Members at the bus stop and escort them into the building?

No, once on club property all members must self-escort into the building. Front Desk and Security staff monitor members entering the building.

Can children that are not current members (e.g. inactive members or younger siblings) of the Club wait for their guardian in the building?

Children who are not active and medically cleared Club members are not permitted to enter the building. In the event an unauthorized child enters the building Club staff will activate the non-member arrival protocol including, but not limited to, contacting the child’s guardian, police, and the Department of Children and Families.

What are the hours of operation? Can I drop off my member before 1:00pm?

The Yawkey Club of Roxbury afterschool program hours of operation are 1:00pm-6:00pm.

The Roxbury Club offers during the Afterschool program a free Before Club service that allows members to arrive as early as 11:30am. Registration for Before Club is required.

The Roxbury Club, also, offers evening programs between 6:00pm-7:30pm. Registration for evening programs are required.

How do I enroll in Before Club service?

Families can register for Before Club through the Parent Portal and at the Front Desk with a hardcopy form.

How do I register my member for Specialty Programs? How to check Specialty Program availability?

The Roxbury Club hosts an in-person Open House event in September for families to sign-up their member(s) in Specialty Programs. Families can also check the availability for and sign-up for Specialty Programs by directly emailing the staff person that is facilitating the program of interest. Staff contact information is available in the Light the Night specialty program guide underneath the program description.

When are my member’s swim days? How can my teenager get access to the pool?

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 1st – 4th graders

Tuesday & Thursday: 5th – 8th graders

If your teen member is interested in using the pool, please email- Malik Swain, Aquatics Manager, mswain-portis@bgcb.org to schedule a swim time.

Can my members bring their phone/electronic device to the Club?

Please do not bring or send valuables to the Club; including iPads, tablets, cell phones, electronic items, video games, and jewelry. The Yawkey Club of Roxbury is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal articles.

If your member must use a tablet or laptop for academic purposes, they are responsible for those items.