Project BE GREAT is a free after-school program for all members age 5 to 13. Members participate in an array of Boys & Girls Clubs of America programs, special events, activity clubs and unique opportunities from community and corporate partners. Following the DC Public School schedule, Project BE GREAT is offered Mondays through Fridays from 3:00p to 7:30p.
Members enrolled in Project BE GREAT can sign up for transportation services during the DC Public Schools’ academic year.
Bus Service for DC Public Schools – $60
The Club offers bus transportation services from approved DC Public Schools. Please see the Bus Services section for more information.
Bus Service for Charter and Private Schools – $40
The Club offers bus transportation services from approved charter and private schools. Please see the Bus Services section for more information.
The Club Bus service transports members to the Club from designated schools. We currently pick up from the following schools:
- Barnard Elementary School
- Brightwood Elementary School
- Raymond Education Campus
- Powell Elementary School
- Bruce Monroe Elementary School
- Dorothy Heights Elementary School
- Meridian Public Charter School
- Center City Public Charter School
- Academia De Le Porta Christian
- Latin American Montessori Bilingual
- E.L. Haynes Elementary
In order for the Club to provide bus service from a school not listed above, at least two members need to request the Bus Service from the school and there must be available space on the bus based on the school dismissal time.
To learn more about our bus service please contact Membership Coordinator – Ms. Chrystal Mitchell (email@example.com).
Camps are held during days DC Public Schools are closed excluding Federal and DC holidays. Camps begin at 9:00am and end at 6:00pm. George M Ferris, Jr. Clubhouse 6 offers the following:
Day Camp at the Club – FREE
The Club is open for Day Camps when DC Public Schools are closed due to Teacher Conferences. Day Camp is from 8:30am to 6pm.
Day Camp Field Trips – $20
Members enrolled in Day Camp can participate in field trips for an additional fee. Lunch will be provided.
The Club is open for members when DC Public Schools is closed or dismisses early as a result of teacher Professional Development Day or Parent Teacher Conferences. Families should send a bag lunch with members who attend the Club for Day Camp. Staff will not leave the Club to purchase a meal or snack for a member. Members are not permitted to use the vending machine on the main floor of the Police Station. There may be a field trip offered for Day Camp. Members who attend the field trip must pay the field trip fee upon submitting a permission form.
- Winter Camp – $75
- Spring Camp – $60
- Camp Before Care – $10 – 7:30AM to 9:00AM
Winter and Spring Camp happen in December and April, respectively, while DC Public Schools are closed. Camp days are from 9AM to 6PM. Families must complete an application and pay a fee to enroll in Winter and/or Spring Camp. Members attend field trips and participate in fun Club activities. Before Care service is offered to families during Winter and Spring Camp and is from 7:30AM to 9AM.
- Camp Summer@6 – $600 all 8 weeks OR $100 per week
- Camp Before Care – $100 all 8 weeks OR $15 per week
Camp Summer@6 is an 8-week academic and enrichment camp for youth ages 5 to 13 camp offered in late June, July and August. Families can enroll in the camp for individual weeks or all 8 weeks. Families should submit an application in March to avoid limitations in enrollment. Members participate in BGCA programs, club activities, special events and competitions, weekly field trips and frequent visits to the pool. Members also engage in Summer Brain Gain, a program designed to address summer learning loss. Before Care is also available for interested families. All youth ages 14 and older, can enroll in the DC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for an opportunity to work at the Camp. For more information on SYEP, visit their website at http://does.dc.gov/service/summer-youth-employment-program.
To learn more about our camps please contact Membership Coordinator – Ms. Chrystal Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org).