Boys and Girls Club

For one reason, then another, then another, we just haven’t gotten around to enrolling any of our kids in extracurricular activities or sports this school year. As Spring Break has come and gone along with many of the registration deadlines for Spring sports, I’ve found myself at a loss trying to track down fun and affordable activities for four children.

Enter those signs posted outside my kids’ school that advertise T-Ball and Flag Football. As of today they are still up so I thought I’d give them a call and see what it’s all about.

Those signs were placed by Salvation Army’s Boys and Girls Club. We live in South Broken Arrow, and though I’ve passed the location several times, I had no idea what an incredible resource they were. It turns out they have a wealth of activities, summer camps and indoor swimming available year round for the entire family. Fees are beyond reasonable. Memberships are paid yearly and are only $35 for youth, $125 for adults and $100 for seniors.

The website also lists the following available activities for children:

  • Before and After School Care
  • Out of School Care
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Youth Basketball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Rugby
  • T-Ball
  • Swimming (both daily year round swimming and swim team)
  • Challenger Sports and Art (for children with special needs)
  • Karate
  • Water Aerobics
  • Tutoring
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Photography

I inquired more about some of those I’m interested in for my own kids; here’s what I learned.

T-Ball – Ages 4, 5, and 6. Sign up is presently ongoing. Practices and games are Thursday evenings. There is a parent meeting this evening, April 4, 2013. The cost is $70, which includes playing fee for the season, a t-shirt, trophy, as well as a one year membership to the Boys and Girls Club.

Flag Football – Ages 5-14. Sign up is presently ongoing. Practices and games are on Saturdays. Cost is $60 and includes jersey, belt, flags and a six month membership to the Boys and Girls Club.

Challenger Sports – For children with special needs. They include activity and arts and crafts. Calendar of events is not yet available, but you can call Molly at 918.357.5012 for more information.

Summer Day Camps are $100 per week plus the yearly membership fee. All you have to do is pay a $5 deposit to hold your kid’s spot and they’re in!

There is also year round, daily indoor swimming available to members, which is worth the yearly membership fee alone! I’m really glad to know more about this incredible neighborhood resource for my kids, whether we sign up for sports or just have access to a recreational facility for rainy days and occasional Summer Activities.

The information listed is for the Broken Arrow location at 1400 West Washington, but there are several other locations in the Tulsa Metro. Take a look at the Tulsa Metro Boys and Girls Club website for more information.

What resources have you found to keep your kids active this Spring?


See you around town!


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