Join the Club
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County welcomes any youth who has completed their first day of first grade through the completion of twelfth grade into the Clubhouse. Membership is easy, just fill out the membership form, pay the $30 annual membership fee and then parents must attend a membership orientation held at our Clubhouses regularly. Once those three things are complete, all youth have to do is show up.
Boys & Girls Clubs are unique, we have an open door policy which allows for members to check in everyday the Club is open without signing up or preregistering.
Clubs are open daily from the time school releases until 7:00 pm. Check Clubhouse calendars to see schedules for school break and early release days.
Memberships always expire on May 31st of the annual year, no exceptions. Membership registration and renewals will be accepted at the Clubhouses; they will not be accepted at the Downtown Bellingham Administration offices. Blaine accepts membership paperwork every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lynden accepts paperwork every Monday 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ferndale accepts paperwork every Tuesday at 6:15 and Bellingham accepts paperwork every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Please schedule at least 30 minutes to complete your child’s registration and the new Club Orientation.
Membership scholarships are available for families. For families who wish to apply for scholarships, click here for information on qualifications and our process.
Memberships: 6,164 and growing!
In 2015, we received the Readers Choice Award for Best After-School Program and Best Childcare from Bellingham Alive l NSLife Best of the Northwest award show! Thank you to our tireless staff and wonderful community members who recognize the positive impact that the Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of youth in our county.