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    Hamilton Boys & Girls Club Program

    What is the Hamilton Boys & Girls Club?

    The Hamilton Boys & Girls Club (HBGC)* provides fun and enriching after school programs for Hamilton students looking to explore new hobbies, hang out with friends, or get help with schoolwork. With programs ranging from Robotics to Art and Kickboxing to Dungeons & Dragons, we have something for everyone. These activities are focused on participation and fun, and some will even satisfy students’ P.E. requirements.

    *formally known as Hamilton Out of School Time or HOST

    Where does it take place?

    Club members will meet up right after school in The Commons to sign in and grab a snack. They will then depart with a staff member to their separate programs in various rooms throughout the school. All of our programs take place at Hamilton International Middle School, including the gym. Any classes with trips that go beyond the Wallingford Playfield will have supplemental field trip permission forms.

    When are the after-school programs?

    Our afterschool programs are divided up by seasons, so fall, winter, and spring will all have slightly different offerings. Below are our fall dates and hours:

    DATES:
    September 23rd—December 13th (Study Hall will run until December 19th).
    PLEASE NOTE: There are no after school programs on non-school days (Oct. 11, Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving Break) 

    HOURS: 
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 4:00—5:30 p.m. (snack served at 3:45)
    Wednesday: Session one —> 2:45—3:45 and Session two —> 3:50—4:50 (snack served at 3:45)

    What programs are available, and what do they cost?

    Study Hall: Monday – Thursday

    Pick-up Basketball: Wednesday & Friday

    All other classes are once a week, with many returning favorites such as Minecraft Club, Dungeons & Dragons, and Art Club. We also have some new programs like Kitchen Creators, a merge of Baking Club and Cooking Club, and Iconic Image Explorers, where students choose famous paintings and pictures from throughout history to learn about and recreate. This program has been offered at the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club for the past 5 years and has won awards locally and nationally for its originality and hands-on approach to learning.

    To see what else is offered, click here to view our registration page.

    Fees and Cost

    • Annual Boys & Girls Club Membership: $50
    • Each class has a fee ranging from $110 – $150, depending on the cost of materials or field trips.
    • Scholarships: Through our partnership with Hamilton International Middle School, many students qualify for full or partial scholarships. Reach out to hamilton@positiveplace.org to find out if your child qualifies.

    Transportation Information

    For those who qualify, After School Activity (ASA) buses are available Monday – Thursday, and they leave 15 minutes after programs finish. These buses are run by the school district, so if you already qualify for school bus transportation, then you’ll likely qualify for ASA buses as well. When you register for one of our programs, select ‘Taking the After School Activities Bus’ in response to the questions ‘How will your child be leaving after the program has ended?’ Then a downloadable form will pop up that needs to be submitted to Program Director Porter Wells at pwells@positiveplace.org. SPS Transportation can take 7-10 business days to process requests, so make sure to plan ahead.

    Wallingford Boys & Girls Club Teen Center

    For any student with a Hamilton Boys & Girls Club membership, the Wallingford Boys & Girls Club provides free after school drop in care for grades 6th and above until 8pm. At the Wallingford Teen Center, kids have access to open gym, homework time, free dinner at 7pm, and monthly Teen Late Nights (on Friday, open until 11pm). They also have the opportunity to get involved in award winning leadership programs such as TORCH Club and participate in enrichment activities such as Music Club.

    Further Questions? Contact us at hamilton@positiveplace.org or by calling 206-252-5831.


    You can also stop by our office in Room 104 (across from the main office). Staff are often working in class with students, both during the school day and after school as well. So it’s best to schedule an appointment ahead of time.