BGCNLT was founded in 1998 in response to a lack of affordable high quality out-of-school time programs in the North Tahoe region. While the Club has grown significantly since then, we aim to achieve the same mission—to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Last year, the Club provided over 1,800 local youth with programs, activities and fun with before school, afterschool, summertime and holiday programs across three sites:
In Kings Beach, the Club offers a preschool, a Kinder Club, a 1st-6th program and teen specific program for approximately 300 youth a day during the school year. In the summer months, the Kings Beach site hosts summer camps that are open from 8 am until 6pm. Each day, campers are given breakfast, lunch and a snack. Campers rotate through various program areas and each Friday, spend the day at the beach. There are specialty camps available as well for campers who want to diver deeper into one particular sport or subject matter such as volleyball, Lego Robotics or musical theatre.
In Truckee, the Club operates a school based elementary school site that sees an average of 100 elementary aged students each day after school. Total membership for the program nears 300 students. In collaboration with a local foundation, we offer these students transportation to our Kings Beach site during the summer months for camp.
The Duffield Youth Program in Incline Village serves an average of 70 elementary aged children a day within Incline Elementary School. A before-school and after-school program are available and for the first time this last summer, an all day summer camp for 1st-6th graders that averaged 70 children registered each day. This project is a collaboration between the Club, Incline Village Elementary School, Washoe County School District and the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation.
In Truckee, the Club also operates an after school program at Alder Creek Middle School. The program operates three days a week on the Alder Creek Middle School campus and is growing with an average of 28 children attending each day.