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Membership Handbook
Spring/Summer Programs
Summer Camp 2018

Wakeman Mission:
“To guide and inspire young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their
full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
Online Membership Registration

Wakeman will take membership registrations for the 2017-2018 program year online. Any child wishing to participate
in a Wakeman program or Open Gym must have a current membership. In order to register for membership online,
follow the directions below.
1) Logon to our website at
2) Click ‘Online Registration’ in the top right corner.
3) If you are a returning member, enter your email and password then click ‘Sign In’.
4) Please review your information and update your family profile along with member school and grade.
If you cannot remember your password click “forgot password” and instructions on how to reset your password will be
emailed to you. If you cannot remember the email address you used to register, please call the club at (203) 259-4805.

If you are a new member, click on ‘Sign Up’. Enter and Save all required fields to become a member.
For more information or any questions please call the club between 9:00am and 4:00pm at (203) 259-4805.
The following programs will register online beginning on the date indicated below. All other programs listed on pages
4 and 5 will register by phone or in person. (See Program Registration Procedures on page 8.)

Program Online Registration Date (Begins at 10:00 am)

Spring Lacrosse (Boys & Girls Grades 1-4) Ongoing at

Summer Camp March 1

Spring Senior Basketball League March 7

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club’s after-school program, serving 6 through 12 year olds, is exempt from the State
of Connecticut childcare licensure as per the Office of Early Childhood. All Wakeman programs adhere to the
membership and safety standards set forth by Boys & Girls Club of America.

Bus Transportation to the Southport Clubhouse

Online Registration Instructions
To register for a bus to the Southport Clubhouse please see our website Then scroll your
mouse over ‘Southport’ to see the drop down list. Using your mouse, scroll down to ‘Bus Transportation From School’
and click on ‘How to register’ Registration can be done on the website or by email to

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Vital Statistics
Southport Clubhouse
Southport, CT 06890 Southport, CT 06890
PHONE NUMBER: (203) 259-4805 FAX NUMBER: (203) 254-1431
Executive Director
Senior Unit Director
Program Director — Basketball
Program Director — Leadership Development & Global Citizenship
Program Director — Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Program Director — Arts, Technology & Academic Success
Office Manager
Administrative Associate
Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2414 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
PHONE NUMBER: (203) 908-3378 FAX NUMBER: (203) 908-3382
Unit Director
Senior Program Director
Program Director
Program Director — Teen Services
Administrative Assistant
Director of Development
Special Events Director
Grant Manager
McKinley Outreach
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 60 Thompson Street
Fairfield, CT 06825
PHONE NUMBER: (203) 259-4805 FAX NUMBER: (203) 254-1431
Director of Administration & Outreach
Outreach Coordinator
Registration Dates — Spring/Summer Programs
Registration Begins Program Grade Program Begins Cost Page


January 2 Weight Training: Session I 8-9 January 19 $10 19

January 2 Weight Training: Session II 8-9 February 21 $10 19

February 7 Conditioning 101 8-10 March 2 $60 19

February 8 Mini-Member Take Over 1-2 March 1 $60 18

February 20 Empowering Fitness 6-8 March 14 $60 19

March 6 Junior Pitcher's Club 6-8 April 17 $45 20

March 20 Speed Training 6-8 April 17 $90 19

March 21 Dodgeball League 3-5 April 17 $60 20

March 28 Tennis 3-4; 5-6 April 26 $90 20

April 4 Small Fry Friday I 1-2 May 4 $30 18

April 4 Small Fry Friday II 1-2 May 25 $30 18

Online on/after March 7 Boys Spring Senior League 9-12 April 17 $65 18

March 21 Basketball Skill Building 3-5 April 18 $60 18

May 16 Junior Summer League Boys/Girls 6-8 July 2 $60 18


January 4 Cartooning 3-8 January 31 $30 23

January 8 Smart Kids Make Smart Moves I 1-2 January 24 Free 22

January 10; entries due Fine Arts Exhibit 1-12 January 15 Free 23

January 10 Monsterology 1-2 February 5 $65 23

January 25 Chefs and Canvases 3-5 February 22 $25 23

January 29 Lego Robotics 6-8 February 27 $60 24

January 31 Art Masters 3-5 March 1 $65 23

February 1 Babysitting/CPR 6-8 March 7 $75 22

February 20 Chefs and Canvases 1-2 March 19 $25 23

February 27 Taste Buds 3-5 April 18 $50 24

February 28 Smart Kids Make Smart Moves II 1-2 March 21 Free 22

March 5 Automotive Robotics 5-8 April 2 $60 24

March 8 Mystic Immersion: 3-5 April 17 $60 24

Ancient Eruptions

Registration Begins Program Grade Program Begins Cost Page


March 12 Chefs and Canvases 3-5 April 17 $25 23

March 12 Impossible Cooking 6-8 April 19 $50 24


January 4 Snow Ball Dance 4-6 January 26 $10 plus donation 25
of school supplies

January 8 Kids Night Out 3-5 February 2 $25 25

February 1 Grand Prix Go Carts 3-8 March 10 $80 25

March 5 Basketball 3-8 April 22 $40 25

Hall of Fame

March 12 Kickball Tournament 3-5 April 6 $10/player 25

March 15 Guy’s Night Out 3-5 April 20 $20 25

March 27 NY Yankees 3-8 June 10 $120 25

at NY Mets

April 3 Yard Goats vs Portland 3-8 May 6 $40 25

April 19 Starry Night 1-5 May 11 $10 25

February 7 Birthday Parties 1-5 April 21 (Varies) $225 26

January 23 Vacation Camp 1-2 February 16 $20/day 26

January 23 Vacation Camp 3-5 February 19 $20/day 26

March 6 Rockin Jump 3-8 April 11 $30 26

March 13 Bounce U 3-5 April 10 $20 26

March 14 April Vacation Camp 1-5 Varies $20 26

Ongoing at Fairfield Youth Lacrosse 1-4 Varies Varies 15 at Wakeman

January 3 Youth Yoga: Session I 3-5 January 22 $60 21

February 5 Youth Yoga: Session II 3-5 March 12 $60 21

March 27 Youth Yoga: Session III 3-5 April 30 $60 21

Ongoing Adult Yoga — Varies Varies 21


Online on/after March 1 Summer Camp 1-8 Varies Varies 30

Message to Parents
Wakeman has a membership tracking system that requires all members to bring their membership cards every time
they enter the club. Members swipe their cards through a scanner when they come into the building and when they
leave the building. This system will allow staff to track attendance and to alert the staff as to who is in the Club. This
eliminates non-members from using the Club with the emphasis on security in our daily lives. It is very important for
parents to stress to their child the importance of presenting their card when entering the Club.

The safety of all our members, both inside and outside the club is of vital importance. As our membership increases
and our programs continue to grow, safety in the parking lot is an ongoing issue. We ask that you follow the one-way
signs once you pull into the parking lot. If you are parking we ask that you are cautious when pulling in and especially
when pulling out, and PLEASE refrain from using cell phones while driving on Club property. Also, state law prohibits
any use of the handicap spot without a valid handicap marker. This includes dropping your child off. Many times there
are programs ending when others begin and at times the parking lot does become congested. We ask all our drivers
to be aware for the safety of our members.


Wakeman makes great use of our website. Please check the website for open gym times, league schedules, an-
nouncements, program descriptions, registration dates and cancellations. There is also an opportunity for feedback
from our members through email.

Dedicated adults are needed to work part-time during week nights and weekends. Senior Staff are responsible for
supervising club members and programs, as well as assisting full-time staff with program set up, clean up and admin-
istrative tasks. If you are interested, please contact Geoff at 259-4805 or

Wakeman Commitment
A message from Clare Mahoney, Rich Lee, Maria Cimina, Geoff Baranger, and John Novak
Countless hours are put into the program planning process: organizing activities, scheduling gyms and field times,
recruiting referees, volunteer coaches and instructors. Before registering for any program, please be certain that your
child is prepared to attend classes, practices, games or clinics unless, of course, he or she is injured, ill or
academically ineligible. The Wakeman staff has made a commitment to provide each youngster with the best
possible Club experience. We ask that our members make the same commitment in return.

Membership Dues

General Membership (3rd–12th grade) $125

High School Membership (9th–12th grade) $115

Family Membership (3 or more children) $375 cap

Mini Membership (1st–2nd grade) $30

Adult Membership (10:00am–2:00pm school days) $185

*General Memberships and Mini-Memberships will be prorated to a fee of $65 and $15 respectively on April 1, 2018

Wakeman Values
The following is a list of qualities that are important to leading a happy, fulfilling life.
We want our members to be good people. We want our members to be:

The most important value and you all know what it means.
But are you strong enough to live without lying?
The Wakeman Staff thinks you are.

Sensitive to the Feelings of Others

Wakeman is a place where everyone should feel comfortable and included.
If someone is not playing, ask them to join your game.
No one is good at everything.
Do not make anyone feel bad about themselves.
Wakeman wants its members to be strong and confident.

Willing to Help
Wakeman is proud of our members and their willingness to volunteer and donate to those less
fortunate. Let’s not lose that attitude with each other. If another Wakeman member needs help
consider it your duty to see to their needs.

Sportsmen and Sportswomen

When the other team wins by two or twenty do not pout or act mad. Celebrate the fact that you are
part of the game and run over to congratulate the winners. The same goes for you when you win a game.
Remember what it feels like to lose. Your opponents are feeling that way right now.

If you say you are going to do something, make sure it gets done.
And if you are asked not to do something, don’t do it.

Relax and give things time. The staff at Wakeman is here to serve you.
If they are asking you to wait you can be sure it is for a good reason.

Willing to Try New Things

The only way you are going to learn is to try.

Of Yourself, Of Your Family, Of Your Club.

Program Registration
Many of Wakeman’s programs have been known to fill up right away as space is limited. ALL registrations are taken
on a first come, first serve basis.


1. ONLINE: See page 2 for additional information or consult our website.
2. IN PERSON: You can come down to the club on the day of registration (indicated on the inside front cover of
this book) at 10:00am (the Club opens at 9:00am). At this time you will sign your member up, pay for the
program and receive the necessary information.
3. BY PHONE: Your child must be a current member before you may register by phone!
You can call the Club on the day of registration (indicated on the inside front cover of this book) starting at
10:00am and place your child’s name on the program reservation list. You then have 48 hours to come in and
pay for the program and receive the program guidelines.


To register for Wakeman programs you must be a member of the Club for the 2017/2018 program year. All 2016/2017
memberships expired on August 31, 2017 and everyone must fill out a new application and pay the appropriate fee.
If you attended camp in the summer of 2017, you must renew membership for the 2017/2018 year.
n Registrations will be taken until the program is full and then a wait list will begin. No payment is required of the
members on the wait list until they are accepted into the program.
n Your child must have a current membership before you may register by phone!

Program Registration, continued
We understand that there are instances where participants would be entitled to a refund of fees paid. No matter how
diligently one plans their family’s and children’s activities, situations may arise that require a change. However, as an
organization, we must set guidelines that allow us to plan for our seasonal needs such as ordering equipment,
supplies and assignment of officials. All of these activities have a cost associated with them. For these reasons we
have developed the following refund policy.

Full Refund
A full refund (less a $10 administrative charge) will be given if a participant attends no practices, class, games or
try-out sessions and as long as jerseys, t shirts or gear have not been ordered for your child. The Club must receive
notice of intent to withdraw ten (10) days before the first scheduled session. Please allow 30 days for processing
refund checks. *Membership is non-refundable and not transferable.

Partial or Pro-rated Club Credit

Between 0-3 sessions, practices, or classes attended, we allow a partial Club credit (less a $10 administrative charge).
The pro-rated Club credit will be based on participation, individual circumstances and whether or not jerseys, t shirts
or gear have been ordered for your child and is at the discretion of the staff. Club credits are good for one year from
date of issuance. *Membership is non-refundable and not transferable.

No Refund
If three practices, sessions, classes or one regular season game has elapsed, then no refund will be given. If a partici-
pant is dismissed at any time for disciplinary reasons then no refund will be given.

Summer Camp Refund Policy

A full refund (less the $50 deposit) will be issued if Wakeman receives in writing your intent to withdraw before the
final camp balances are due (May 18, 2018). No refunds or credits will be issued after this date unless it is an illness or
injury in which case a doctor’s note must be provided. The Club Unit Director must receive notice of intent to with-
draw by email. Please allow 30 days for processing refund checks. *Membership is non-refundable and not trans-

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club’s after-school program, serving 6 through 12 year olds, is exempt from the State
of Connecticut childcare licensure as per the Office of Early Childhood. All Wakeman programs adhere to the
membership and safety standards set forth by Boys & Girls Club of America.

Bus Transportation to Clubhouse
Ongoing Online Registration
Wakeman has begun Transportation to Wakeman’s Southport Clubhouse for “Open Gym”. Bus transportation is for
members in 3rd-8th grade only. “Open Gym” consists of two gyms, a gameroom, computer lab, turf field, outdoor
sport court and lounge space. There is also a homework room where children can participate in the Power Hour
homework program and receive help from Keystone volunteers. Open Gym is supervised, but not structured; allowing
members freedom to do what interests them. The Clubhouse is open daily from 3:00pm- 9:30pm.

A once-a-year $20 clerical fee is charged per day of week you register your child to ride the bus from school to Wake-
man's Southport Clubhouse. This fee is necessary to help Wakeman offset the substantial clerical costs incurred by
Club directors and administrative staff in registering, coordinating and monitoring members participants who utilize
bus transportation from schools. The once-a-year clerical fee is $20 for a child who signs up for bus to Club one day a
week, $40 for child to ride bus to Club two days weekly, $60 for three days weekly, $80 for four days weekly, $100 for
five days weekly.

To register for a bus from your child’s school, please use the following online registration directions:
n Visit our website at
n Click on the red “online registration” button in the upper right
n Log into your existing account to register for the bus. If you are a new member, you will have to create an account
n You will get an email receipt from our registration database once payment is complete. You will then get an email
from Program Director Geoff Baranger confirming that your child is all set to begin taking the bus within seven
(7) days of completing registration process.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Program Director Geoff Baranger at or
(203) 259-4805.

We offer transportation from the following Fairfield Schools: Burr, Jennings, Stratfield, North Stratfield,
Osborne Hill and Fairfield Woods M.S., Mill Hill, Sherman, Riverfield, Dwight, St. Thomas, Tomlinson M.S.,
Ludlowe M.S. and Eagle Hill.

Connecticut Childcare Disclosure:

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club’s after-school program, serving 6 through 12 year olds, is exempt from the State
of Connecticut childcare licensure as per the Office of Early Childhood. All Wakeman programs adhere to the
membership and safety standards set forth by Boys & Girls Club of America.

Bus Transportation to Clubhouse
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child take the bus home any day of the week they want?
Children are only allowed to take the bus on the day of the week that they have been pre-registered through Wakeman.
If your child is not scheduled to take the bus to Wakeman, but a family emergency makes it necessary for them to take
the bus to Wakeman, call the club and speak with Geoff Baranger before 12:00pm at (203-259-4805). Transportation
will only be provided if our directors can properly communicate to the school and there is space is available on the bus.

What do I do if my child is sick and will not attend school?

When you notify school by phone to tell them that your child is sick, let them also know that your child will not take
the bus to Wakeman that day.

What do I do if my child is sick and will not attend school?

When you notify school by phone to tell them that your child is sick, let them also know that your child will not take
the bus to Wakeman that day.

What should I do if I cannot pick up my child until later than expected?

Although the Clubhouse is open until 9:30pm every day, one or both gyms often close daily from 5:15pm-8:00pm for
programs and the Computer Lab closes at 6:00pm daily. Children who often spend a long period of time at the club
may run out of creative ways to stay busy. Parents should have two alternative people who can pick up their child in
an emergency in case parents are running late. This is also important in case your child gets sick or hurt at the club-
house and needs to be picked up early. Keep the phone numbers of alternative rides in your cell phone and at work.

Can my child leave Wakeman without a parent?

Yes, Wakeman is a drop-in Clubhouse, meaning children can come and go as they please. Many children walk, ride
bikes, or get dropped off at the Club and some may also walk to local convenient stores. Parents should discuss their
own expectations with children to be sure they reach an understanding of family rules.

What do I do if my child is in school, but will not take bus to Wakeman?

If your child leaves school early due to illness or other reason, let the main office know that your child usually
attends Wakeman but will not attend that day.

If your child is in school at regular dismissal time but will not take bus to Wakeman, you must send a note with
your child in the morning to the school’s main office).

What happens on a half day of school?

There will not be a bus available to Wakeman on scheduled half days of school (such as conference days or the day
before Thanksgiving), or unscheduled half days (due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reason). Children will
be responsible for finding their own transportation home from school.

Is the Club open on snow days, days off from school and vacation weeks?
On snow days, Wakeman attempts to open the Clubhouse at 3:00pm. During severe weather, the Club may stay
closed for entire day. On scheduled days off from school and vacation weeks, Wakeman is usually open 11:00am-
9:00pm. As a member, there is no additional fee for your child to drop in on these day.

How do I contact Wakeman?

The Southport Clubhouse phone number is (203) 259-4805. Children can be reached at the Club, but the Club is a
very busy place with many children and programs taking place, so phones calls should be limited to emergencies.
Children may use the front desk phone to call their parents as needed.

Any boy or girl between 3rd and 12th grade, regardless of age, may join Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. Memberships
are $125 per 3rd-8th grade members and $115 per 9th and 12th grade member per program year (September 1 to
August 31). Memberships can be obtained at any time during normal operating hours. Memberships may also be
processed online; please refer to page 2 for directions.

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is committed to providing high quality staff, facilities and programs for its members.
Wakeman receives income from a variety of sources including grants, special event fundraisers, annual charitable
appeal and program fees, but without these multiple sources of income, Wakeman's membership fee alone would
cost over $500 per child per year.

Wakeman offers two modern facilities at the Southport Clubhouse and the Smilow Burroughs Clubhouse in Bridgeport.
In Southport, members have access to two basketball courts, a homework room, an arts studio, a game room, a
weight training center and a technology room. Just outside the front door, there is a turf field where programs such
as lacrosse, field hockey, flag football and rugby take place. An adjacent SportCourt surface features two outdoor
basketball/tennis courts. The Smilow Burroughs Clubhouse offers a basketball court, a homework room, an arts
studio, a game room, a dance studio and a technology room. Outside there is a grass play space along with access
to the Cal Ripken multi-purpose field, which is located one-quarter of mile away.

Wakeman's facilities are open daily throughout the school year and on weekends and school holidays. The member-
ship fee entitles all members to use either Club's facilities on a daily basis. Bus transportation is provided from 14
Fairfield Schools to the Southport Clubhouse and 2 schools to the Smilow Burroughs Clubhouse daily. Membership
also provides access to over 100 fee-based programs, leagues and classes including basketball, lacrosse, other sports
programs, arts programs, Keystone Club, Torch Club, After School program at Smilow Burroughs and numerous other
top-quality programs. Wakeman also offers a variety of day camps in the summer.

Club hours are posted monthly at the Club and on the Club’s website at Hours vary
depending on seasonal programs and vacation periods. (Note: Memberships obtained after April 1 will be
prorated to $65. All memberships expire on August 31.)

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club’s after-school program, serving 6 through 12 year olds, is exempt from the State
of Connecticut childcare licensure as per the Office of Early Childhood. All Wakeman programs adhere to the
membership and safety standards set forth by Boys & Girls Club of America.

Mini membership is for 1st and 2nd graders regardless of their age. This membership entitles 1st and 2nd graders
to participate in age appropriate programs. Mini members are not eligible to participate in open gym. Membership
cards will be distributed to all participants. Cost is $30. (Note: Memberships obtained after April 1 will be prorated to
$15. These will expire on August 31.)
Memberships may be processed online. Please refer to page 2 for directions.Memberships may be processed online.
Please refer to page 2 for directions.
Each time a member comes to the Club, they must scan their membership card at the front desk. Lost cards will be
replaced for $5 per card.

A member is allowed to bring one guest per visit at a cost of $5 per visit. All guests must fill out a membership
application. Children are only allowed to be a guest once. After that they are expected to become members. Guest
fees paid to Wakeman will not be added to future membership payments.

Members are responsible for securing their own health and accident insurance. Wakeman will not be responsible for
injuries sustained by members as a result of their participation in Club activities.

Those unable to afford membership or program fees should submit a written request to the Unit Director by com-
pleting the financial aid application.  All requests will be given careful consideration. Financial Aid requests must
be submitted at least two weeks prior to program registration date and must include copy of most recent tax
returns for each parent/guardian with partial or full custody of child, including step-parents. Additional third
party verification of financial condition may be requested.

Adult memberships are available for $185.  Adult memberships are required for anyone who has graduated from
high school. This allows adults to use the facility from 10am-2pm on days when school is in session from September
– June. Memberships must be paid in full the first time adult members choose to use the facility—no exceptions. 
For more information on adult memberships, please contact Clare Mahoney or (203) 259-4805. 

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club may collect information via online or written surveys, questionnaires, interviews, focus
groups and applications of members. The aggregated results of these analyses may be shared with Club staff, Boys &
Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), funders, and other community stakeholders to evidence program effectiveness and/
or impact on our members.

Drop-In Guidelines

Open Gym: Is time set aside for members in 3rd-12th grade to use the facility on a drop-in basis. Members in 1st-2nd
grade may not participate in open gym. The club is supervised during open gym, but games and play times are not
organized. Parents should be advised that members are allowed to come and go as they wish. During open gym
at least one gym will be available to shoot around or play pick up games in. Parents are not allowed to participate
in open gym! They are encouraged to drop off their child. The times of open gym will vary depending on practice

Game Room: Will be opened and supervised during designated hours for members in 3rd-12th grade. The game
room contains 1 pool table, 1 ping-pong table, 2 foose ball tables, 2 carpet bowling tables and 1 knock hockey table
along with a gaming console.

Computer Room: The Club has a number of multimedia computers available for use on a daily basis. An assortment
of games and educational programs are installed and a supervisor is always present. Computers may be used for ½
hour time slots by signing in. The computer room is open 5 days a week. The computer room hours are as follows:
Monday–Friday 3:00pm–6:00pm.

Weight Room Hours: If the Club is open, the weight room is open for high school students. Eighth grade members
who take the weight training class can use the room from 3:00pm–8:30pm on weekdays only.

Turf Field/Sport Court: Will be opened and supervised during designated hours. These hours are posted on the
website at Wakeman members will be allowed to use the turf field/sport court during daylight
hours and favorable conditions at the discretion of full-time staff. On weekends, there is no supervision provided for
the turf field/sport court.

Parents are not allowed to remain in gyms/program spaces during practice or classes.

Holiday Schedule

January 15 (Martin Luther King Day) 11:00am-9:30pm for all members in 3rd-12th grade
February 16 (Professional Development Day) 11:00am-9:30pm for all members in 3rd-12th grade
February 19 (President’s Day) 11:00am-9:30pm for all members in 3rd-12th grade
March 30 (Good Friday) Closed
March 31 12:00pm-6:00pm for all members in 3rd-12th grade
April 1 (Easter Sunday) Closed
April School Vacation (Monday-Friday April 9th-13th) 11:00am-9:30pm for all members in 3rd-12th grade
Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) Closed
Last Day of School June 12 Last Day of Open Gym


Inclement Weather & Snow Days

Club closings due to inclement weather will be announced on Wakeman’s Phone Center and
Days, in which area schools are closed due to snow, the Club will not open until 3:00pm. We advise you to call the club
first to make sure that we are open. Please call your child’s coach or check our website; click on “daily cancellations”
regarding any practice cancellations.

Club Rules
Everyone who comes to Wakeman is looking to have fun. We ask that everyone follow these simple rules to ensure
that everyone has a good time and help keep the Club safe.

n Leave your hats at home.
n Have fun, be nice to everyone and play fair.
n Resolve your disagreements nonviolently and if you need help, alert a staff member.
n Walk unless you are in a gym.
n Consume all drinks in the lobby.
n Use a locker and a lock to keep your valuables safe (please use your own lock).
n Please leave hats, wallets, jewelry, watches and cash at home when you come to the Club.
n If you bring valuables with you, please leave them with the staff person on duty or lock them up.
n Wakeman cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen property!
n Sport Court, Tennis Court, Turf Field and Playground use is allowed during daylight and favorable conditions,
and/or at the discretion of the full-time staff. Parents should talk to their children with regards to where they are
allowed to play.
n Members are not allowed to “hang out” behind the building or in the wooded areas along Westford Drive, the
railroad tracks or on the I-95 exit ramp.
n Wakeman staff will not tolerate foul language, teasing, taunting, bullying, fighting, etc.
n There is no smoking anywhere on Wakeman property.
n General conduct will be closely scrutinized by our staff. One warning will be issued for inappropriate behavior
before a member is dismissed for the day or evening. Any violation of the Club rules may result in suspension
of membership privileges at the discretion of the Unit Director. Incidents deemed of a more serious nature
will be referred to the proper local authorities.

Fairfield Youth Lacrosse at Wakeman
1st‑4th Grade
Fairfield Youth Lacrosse (FYL), in coordination with Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, has determined that in order to
provide the Town of Fairfield a comprehensive, unified lacrosse experience; FYL will provide all youth programming
for the Town of Fairfield, grades 1-4 will be housed primarily at Wakeman’s Southport facility. FYL looks forward to
providing progressive, coordinated, comprehensive programming for all boys and girls from grades 1-8, and welcome
all those who’ve been playing lacrosse at Wakeman in recent years.

Evaluations for all players in grades 5-8 were held in December. Following US Lacrosse and CONNY (Connecticut New
York Youth Lacrosse) guidelines, play in grades 5-8 is age based. If you fall in this category, missed evaluations, and
are interested in playing, please visit for more information about joining a team. 5th-8th grade
programming will largely not be held at Wakeman.

Overall Programming
Each age/grade is separated by gender. Grades 1-4 are balanced teams to allow for competitive play. While your child
is assigned to a specific team, all grade level teams practice at the same time and may often run drills together and
rotate coaches on certain days. This helps to increase the comfort level of players with different coaches and allows
for specific skill building. Coaching follows the FYL curriculum and is consistent throughout the program. For insur-
ance purposes, every player is required to be a US Lacrosse member ($30.00). Your membership can be purchased
or renewed directly through US Lacrosse during the registration process. Uniforms are included with the grade 1-4
program. All registration is done through

Descriptions for age and grade level programs follow (Register by January 30th, 2018):

Grade 1/7U $210

The first grade program is a fun clinic based format where players are taught the elementary skills of the game.
Teams are coached by parent coaches who have taken a PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance course) and have participat-
ed in FYL coaches training clinics.  High school technical coaches assist with the first grade program. The first grade
program meets one (1) time each weekend at Wakeman and culminates in a fun end of season jamboree.

Grade 2/8U $275

The second grade program is an advanced clinic based format where players work on and improve elementary skills
and game fundamentals with the addition of in house scrimmages.  In this program, the 7v7 game format becomes
further developed (without goalies). Teams are coached by parent coaches who have taken a PCA (Positive Coaching
Alliance course) and have participated in FYL coaches training clinics.  High school technical coaches assist with the
second grade program. The second grade program meets two (2) times each weekend at Wakeman and culminates in
a fun end of season jamboree.

Grade 3/9U $350
The third grade program continues building on the skills and fundamentals of the game. The 7v7 game format begins
to introduce goalies. Teams are balanced for in house scrimmages as well as some competition with neighboring
towns in games and tournaments. The third grade program is coached primarily by parent coaches with the addition
of high school and college coaches to enhance the technical aspects of the game. At this age there will generally be
three (3) events a week, including practices and games.  

Grade 4/10U $375

The fourth grade boys program begins introducing the 10v10 game format, while the fourth grade boys and girls
programs continue the 7v7 format to allow for competitive play in games with neighboring towns. Skill building and
game fundamentals continue to develop with the introduction of more complex drills and practices. Teams are
balanced for in-house scrimmages as well as competition with neighboring towns in games and tournaments.
The fourth grade program will meet 3-4 times a week.

Please support our 2017-2018 Team Sponsors
Gold Sponsor
Abbey Tent & Party Rentals
Fairfield Country Day School
Kasson Jewelers of Southport
Lanese Construction, Inc.
Maritime Chevrolet

Girls Junior Basketball Girls Pee Wee Basketball

Jason M. Scully, DDS, Francis J. Dart Promotions
Zaino, DDS, & Janette Black, DDS Kelly Designs
Little Pub Little Pub
Melissa & Doug
Outdoor Design Landscaping, LLC
Boys Pee Wee Basketball
Adapative Wealth Management
Red Baker 4 on 4 Basketball
Brody Wilkinson Attorneys at Law
Abbey Tent & Party Rentals
Fairfield Country Day School
Cardinal Education Consulting
Fairfield County Orthodontics
Lanese Construction, Inc.
LaJoie’s Recyclers OrthoConnecticut
Little Pub
Maritime Chevrolet Boys Junior Basketball
Melissa & Doug J & S Sweet Success
Michael Smith Architects Kasson Jewelers of Southport
PT + Physical Therapy Little Pub
Sammy’s Southport Pizza & Grill Melissa & Doug
The Russell Insurance Agency, LLC


Silver Sponsor
People’s United Bank

Contributing Sponsors
Billy’s Bakery
Garelick &Herbs
Professional Physical Therapy

Basketball Leagues, Tournaments & Programs
The goal of our basketball leagues is to provide a friendly atmosphere, in which volunteer coaches work with small
teams of boys or girls. These teams, which consist of players with different skill levels, are taught the basics of basket-
ball as well as sportsmanship, while having fun, and making new friends.

Preparation for the 2018 season is based on the numbers from the 2017 season. Details listed below may change

Basketball is one of the more popular programs offered at Wakeman. Please make sure your child can
commit to the entire program before registering (please read all the registration guidelines carefully).


All high school boys (9th-12th grade) play together in a tournament style league. Captain’s will organize their own
teams and submit the registration form with team name to Rich before registration begins. Each player is responsible
for signing up online for their team and paying for membership and league fee individually online. Those who do not
pay will be ineligible to play.

Pool play will be followed by a double elimination play-off. Registration begins March 7th. Games will be played
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:15pm and 8:15pm. Teams play once (sometimes twice) each week. Sponsors needed–
contact Rich at the Club for more info!
This series of four clinics is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill base of players looking to improve and feel
better about playing the game. Experienced instructors and local high school students will be on hand to teach rules,
ball handling, lay-ups, shooting and defense. Classes will be held Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm on April 18, 25, May 2, 9th.


Boys and Girls who have just completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grade will play in this no-pressure fun league. Teams are
arranged by Wakeman Staff. Games are refereed by Wakeman staff. Boys/girls play in separate leagues. There are
no practices. Program runs 6 weeks from July 2nd to August 6th. Games are played Mondays typically beginning at
5:00pm, depending on registration.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Mini-Member Programs
If your first or second grade child is wondering what open gym is like this is the class for them! Participants will get
the open gym feel as they participate in supervised games in the gym, on the sport court, turf and in the gameroom.
Members will meet on Thursdays from 4:00pm-5:15pm for six weeks from March 1st-April 5th. Snacks will be provided.


This program is a chance for all “small fries” to participate in supervised athletic games in a friendly environment.
Small Fry Friday will be divided into two sessions consisting on three Friday dates. Classes will meet from 4:15pm-

Session I May 4th, 11th & 18th

Session II May 25th, June 1st & 8th

Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Full Member Programs
Instructional class is offered to 8th/9th graders only. The session covers proper lifting techniques and workout methods
on the machines in the weight room. Once the course is completed by the members, they will be allowed to use the weight
room. Classes will be held on January 19th or February 22nd from 4:15pm-5:15pm.


This is an instructional class for 8th-10th graders looking to take the next step in weight training. If your child is consid-
ering playing a spring sport this is the motivation they’ll want! The class will focus on training every major muscle group
in the body and the best way to go about it. Participants will not just learn the proper ways of weight lifting they will learn
how to build and maintain muscle. Classes will be held Thursdays March 1st-April 5th from 4:00pm-5:15pm.


Teenage girls face a number of social and academic pressures that can make exercise feel too challenging. By offering
this program we hope to empower girls because they need to feel strong, confident and most of all healthy! The first
30 minutes of each session will cover strategies to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition, peer
pressure, body image, exercise and athletics. This will be followed by 45-minutes (workout) of skills, drills, and activities
related to one of six dimensions of skill-related physical fitness: speed, agility, balance, coordination, power & reaction
time. The program will be held on Wednesdays, March 14th-April 25th from 3:45pm-5:00pm. (No class on April 11th).


Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is offering the opportunity for members in 6th-8th grade to be a part of a program that will
focus on getting in shape and maintain your fitness levels. This class will be instructed by certified personal trainers
provided by Ozone Fitness Training Center. Trainers will teach members how to get in shape by providing a variety of
fitness activities, healthy nutritional guidelines, and running programs. All participants will learn how to appropriately
sprint as we breakdown the mechanics of form running. Agility techniques focusing on strength and balance will be
taught as well ensuring each participant is faster and more agile upon conclusion. Members can set goals which they
can keep track of as they progress through the sessions in turn improving their self-confidence and esteem. Classes will
be held Tuesdays from 3:45pm-5:00pm, April 17th-June 5th.

This league will be held Tuesday April 17th-May 29nd (No Class May 22nd) from 4:15pm-5:15pm and is open to both boys
and girls. Participants will play in as many games as we can fit into the hour time slot. Participants will be split up into
teams after an evaluation conducted on the first day by Wakeman staff. This will ensure fair and equal teams throughout
the league (no request for teams will be taken). The last day of the program we will conduct a double elimination tourna-
ment and crown a champion of the league. All games will be held in the Red Baker gymnasium. .


Boys who would like to learn how to pitch with proper mechanics and learn how valuable a good mental approach to
pitching should sign up for this. Rich Lee will direct this young group of pitchers and also teach a training approach for
them to help better themselves physically as well as prepare their bodies for the position. We will discuss set up, grip,
wind-up, stretch and responsibilities pitchers must accept in order to succeed. A limited group, so sign up early. Five
sessions Tuesday/Thursday include April 17, 19, 24, 26, and May 1st from 4:00pm-5:00pm.


This tennis program uses features from the USTA’s 10 and Under Tennis program. With 10 and Under Tennis, balls bounce
lower, don't move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. Tennis racquets are sized for small hands, and courts are
smaller and easier to cover.  By using this format, the benefits are immediate, and within a short time kids are rallying,
playing games, and wanting to play even more tennis. Tennis Pro Pam Reiss will lead instruction for each session. Classes
will be held Thursdays, April 26th-May 31st.

Grade Class Time

3rd/4th 4:15pm-5:15pm
5th/6th 5:15pm-6:15pm

Yoga Classes
Hatha/Iyengar Style
Benefits of Yoga: Joints maintain their suppleness, reduce Stress, improve concentration and balance, relieve depression,
soothe and calm nervous system, strengthen body, reduces osteoporosis, detoxify the body. It also enhances breathing
and sense of well-being. It quiets the mind and helps let go of worries. It helps maintain a sense of living in the present, and
puts less focus on the past and future. (All flexibility levels are encouraged to participate at their own comfort level.)

January/February Session $130

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am-10:30am: January 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 & 27

March/April Session $115

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-10:30am: March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29; April 3, 5, 17, 19, 24 & 26
(No class on April 10th & 12th)

May/June Session $115

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-10:30am: May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; June 5, 7, 12, 14 & 19

Yoga Instructor Bio:

Nicole is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance (RYTs), and she has also taught Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
for several years following a Yale-affiliated Dancing Thru Pregnancy program. Nicole teaches a rhythmic and sometimes
vigorous Vinyasa style class that emphasizes the importance of fluid movement linked closely to pranayama (breath
awareness). Nicole’s creative sequencing and intelligent alignment, encourages physical stability, increases flexibility,
and enhances the body’s natural detoxification process. Nicole has a technical approach to the postures, affirming
one’s commitment to practice and offering a mindful approach to living that is evident both on and off the mat. Her
distinctive style synchronizes breath with movement which she believes brings the transformative qualities of yoga
and healthful living to the forefront.


Is your child ready to stretch and bend while relaxing the mind and body in a fun and light atmosphere? Wakeman’s
instructor Aimee Stumm who specializes in Children’s Yoga will lead the class each week with different themes and
introduce music and props to stimulate participants. Members will strengthen their self-confidence and increase their
self-esteem while developing patience and learning skills to relax and concentrate. All flexibility levels are encouraged
to participate at their own comfort level.

Session I—Monday (4:30pm-5:30pm) January 22nd-March 5th (No Class February 19th)
Session II—Monday (4:30pm-5:30pm) March 12th-April 23rd (No Class April 9th)
Session III—Monday (4:30pm-5:30pm) April 30th-June 11th (No Class May 28th)

Educational Development
This program is sponsored by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and its goal is to provide children with the knowledge,
skills and self-esteem to help kids avoid risky behaviors and/or situations. It is a fun learning experience that provides
youth with age appropriate knowledge and skills they would need to grow to be confident teenagers.

Each class will focus on a different topic that will feature different guest speakers or field trips. Trips will be available
at the date of registration at the front desk. Topics include: healthy lifestyles & nutrition, who to call in case of an
emergency, fire safety, physical fitness, internet safety and treating others with kindess while dealing with peer pressure.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 4:15pm-5:15pm

Class Dates Registration Dates
Session I: January 24, 31, February 7 January 8
Session II: March 21, 28, April 4 February 28


The “super sitters” class will allow all participants to become fully certified in infant, child, and adult CPR. The class
will be taught by a registered nurse and will meet on Wednesdays, March 7-April 4 from 4:00pm-6:15pm. In order to
become certified, it is mandatory that members attend all 6 classes. It is very important for members to pay serious
attention during every class. This is an excellent class for our young babysitters.

Art Classes
Each year Wakeman showcases the artistic talents of our members in conjunction with Boys & Girls Club of America’s
Fine Arts Exhibit. The exhibit is a program designed to promote creativity using various media and to encourage artis-
tic skills and cultural enrichment. Last year 356 young artists entered 386 pieces of art. Wakeman had six pieces at
the Regional level in Vermont move on to the National Fine Art Exhibit in Atlanta, GA. Log onto to view
the works of the 36 national winners.
This year Wakeman’s exhibit will run from January 17th through January 19th with a Preview Party on January 17th.
Any artwork created by a Wakeman member in 2016-2017 at home, in school or at the club may be entered into the
exhibit. All entries must be received by January 15th.


If you can hold a pencil, you can start drawing great cartoon characters right away! You just have to learn how! In this class,
we will use step-by-step methods to learn how to cartoon heads, eyes, bodies, clothing and more. Each session will consist
of 3 classes where members will learn how to draw a different cartoon character whether it’s from a popular animated
show, film, book or even video game. Classes will meet Wednesdays from January 31st-February 14th 4:00pm-5:00pm.


During this class we will explore the creatures, animals and monsters that have inspired movies, myths and cartoons.
Using a variety of materials we will use our imaginations to design our own MONSTERS and work on re-creating some
of the creatures that walk across our minds. Classes will meet on Monday, February 5th – March 19 (No Class February
19), from 4:15pm to 5:30pm.


Come and show your artistic side! Members will explore a variety of creative materials and techniques such as:
drawing, printing, painting, sculpting and more. Children will develop their art-making skills each week by learning
about different artists and fashioning their own masterpieces. Come and show your artistic side! Classes will be
held on Thursdays, March 1st-April 5th from 4:15pm-5:30pm.

CHEFS AND CANVASES GRADES 1 & 2/3-5 $25/class

During these one day events, members will not only create a theme inspired canvas to take home, but they will also
create special appetizers to take nibble on during class. Painters can expect to take home one canvas and leave the
crumbs behind.

Registration Date Grade Program Date Time

January 25 3rd-5th Thursday, February 22 4:15-6:15
February 20 1st & 2nd Monday, March 19 4:15-6:15
March 12 3rd-5th Tuesday, April 17 4:15-6:15

S.T.E.M. Programming
The lab will be available every day from 3:00pm-6:00pm! There will be four designated computers for those who wish
to use the computers for homework. The rest will be available for playing computer games. Members must sign in and
out the games they use to insure that all games will be handled properly.


This program will introduce younger members to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to
complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. Over the course of 6 classes, you (YES YOU!) will have built your own
robot with a small group of friends and programmed it to dance around the room. Classes will meet from 4:00pm-
5:15pm on Tuesdays, February 27th-April 3rd.


This cooking class is a chance for members to get creative with their food. Over the course of 5 classes, participants
will learn how to make special themed snacks after-school with a variety of seasonal ingredients. Members will create
fresh salsas and tacos, use toaster ovens to make cookies, make brushettas and even have a chance to participate in
a ‘top chef’ themed meal challenge. This is a hands on class. Classes will take place on Wednesdays, April 18th-May 16th
from 4:15pm-5:30pm.


This new program will introduce young members to the engineering behind automobiles. Not only will members learn
about cars and the mechanics behind them, they will also learn how to design, construct, and control their very own
self-made car. Members will use typical house hold items create their own cars and then test them for speed, dura-
bility, accuracy, and design. Come burn some rubber with us! Classes will meet from Mondays, April 2-May 14th from
4:00pm-5:15pm. No Class on April 9th.


During this cooking series, young chefs will be participating in weekly cooking challenges that will introduce them to
new foods in a fun way while working with their peers as the clock counts down. This new program will help members
practice basic math, reading and time telling skills while also gaining an understanding of sequencing. For 3 classes,
chefs will select a bag of mystery themed ingredients and cooking assignments that they will have to complete with
the help of their peers. Classes will meet on Thursdays, April 19th-May 3rd from 4:00pm-5:30pm.


In this innovative program member will use hands-on experiments, live pod-casts, and movies to learn about the
volcanic eruptions that shaped the earth. Participants will build their own volcanoes, learn how to use a compass
on a scavenger hunt, read cave paintings, and participate in different science experiments and much, much more!
Classes will meet Tuesdays, April 17th-May 22nd from 4:15pm to 5:30pm.

One Day Activities
SNOWBALL DANCE GRADES 4-6 $10 and a donation of school supplies
A winter dance organized and chaperoned by the Torch Club and its advisors. The dance will be held January 26th
from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Events for the night will include music, dancing, food, dodgeball, capture the flag, 2 ball and a
dancing contest.


During this night of fun, Keystoners will entertain members in games like dodgeball, kickball, relay races gameroom
tournaments and more! This event will be held on Friday, February 2nd from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Dinner will be served.


Members are asked to gather a team of eight players. Players will participate in a round-robin double elimination tourna-
ment, which will take place on Wakeman’s turf field. To register please fill out a registration form beginning March 12th,
located at the front desk. All Participants will receive a T-shirt and have pizza and drinks. The tournament will be held
April 6th from 4:00pm-6:30pm.


Wakeman members are encouraged to sign up for Wakeman’s new Weekend Excursions! During the spring, there
will be 4-5 trips that members can sign up for. Members will be broken up into groups of no more than seven (7) and
will be supervised by Wakeman Staff. Participants are encouraged to bring money for lunch or other expenditures.
Trip schedule with information regarding departure date/time, destination and return time can be found below.
Registration is done on a first come first serve basis and can be done in person or over the phone. Fee includes
admission to the event as well as bus transportation.

Event Date Departure Return Destination Cost Registration Date

Saturday, March 10 10:00am 3:00pm Grand Prix New York $80 February 1
Speedway Mount Kisco 10:00am
Sunday, April 22 12:00pm 4:30pm National Basketball Hall $40 March 5
of Fame 10:00am
Sunday, May 6 11:30am 5:00pm Dunkin Donuts Park $40 April 3
Yard Goats vs Portland 10:00am
Sunday, June 10 11:30am 5:30pm Citi Field $120 March 27
New York Yankees at 10:00
New York Mets


On Friday, April 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Keystone members will coordinate a variety of indoor and outdoor
challenges to keep members excited and earning points and prizes. Participants will compete in relay races, Minute
to Win It Challenges, tournaments and more! Dinner will be served.


The excitement of the big screen comes to the field at Wakeman. This is for children to enjoy one of their favorite PG
rated movies. The movie will be announced the day of registration. Those who attend will be able to purchase snacks
and drinks from the Torch Club snack stand. Starry night will take place on Friday, May 11th from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

Vacation Activities
VACATION CAMP GRADES 1-5 $20 per day
This is a mini-camp was run by Torch Club members, our enthusiastic Jr. Staff and Athletic Director Ruben Goodwin.
A typical day will include dodge ball; Capture the Flag, Kickball, 2 Ball, basketball, game room tournaments, and other
exciting activities.

Date Time Grade Registration Date

February 16th 11:00am – 2:00pm 1st/2nd January 23rd
February 19th 11:00am – 2:00pm 3rd – 5th January 23rd
April Break
April 9th 11:00am – 2:00pm 3rd – 5th March 6th
April 10th 11:00am – 2:00pm 1st/2nd March 6th
April 11th 11:00am – 2:00pm 3rd – 5th March 6th
April 12th 11:00am – 2:00pm 1st/2nd March 6th
April 13th 11:00am – 2:00pm 3rd – 5th March 6th


The Keystone Club will host Birthday Parties at the following times:

April 21 10am-12pm April 28 10am-12pm May 12 10am-12pm May 19 10am-12pm June 2 10am-12pm

April 21 12pm-2pm April 28 12pm-2pm May 12 12pm-2pm May 19 12pm-2pm June 2 12pm-2pm

April 22 10am-12pm May 5 10am-12pm May 13 10am-12pm May 20 10am-12pm June 16 10am-12pm

April 22 12pm-2pm May 5 12pm-2pm May 13 12pm-2pm May 20 12pm-2pm June 16 12pm-2pm

Children in grades 1-5 are eligible for a party! Parties cost $225, last 2 hours and will be held in one gym. Keystoners will
entertain partygoers for 1.5 hours and supply you with a room for cake and help with clean up. Popular activities include
Capture the Flag, Dr. Dodgeball, Kickball, and Soccer (other activities are also welcome). Parents are responsible for
bringing party needs: food, drink, candles, matches, paper products, and utensils. A maximum of 25 children are allowed
including siblings. No helium balloons please!

Registration can be done over the phone at 10am on February 7th. Birthday party times will be selected on a first
come, first serve basis. We apologize to everyone who cannot be accommodated, but the times listed above are the only
available slots.


What better way to spend a vacation day! On Tuesday, April 10th fill the afternoon up by bouncing your way through an
entire facility of unbelievable bounce structures. Members will enjoy 1 ½ hrs of fun and games at Bounce U along with a
snack at the facility. Meet at Wakeman at 2:00pm and return by 4:45pm. Snack and juice will be provided at the facility!
Permission slips and BOUNCE U waiver forms are required to be completed and returned to Wakeman by the trip date.


On Wednesday, April 11th from 1pm-4pm members will take to the mats and gear up for an afternoon and pizza and
bouncing. At Trumbull’s Ultimate Indoor Trampoline Park members will participate in a variety of activities with Club
staff and volunteers. Participants should plan to be dropped off at Wakeman at 12:30p for pizza and drinks before
heading up to Rockin’ Jump. We will return by 4pm. Waivers and permission slips will be available at registration at
our front desk on March 6th.

Wakeman Outreach at McKinley
McKinley Elementary School • 60 Thompson Street, Fairfield
Since 2005, the Outreach at McKinley has provided after-school programs for McKinley’s diverse student population
and volunteer opportunities for high school students.  The Outreach focuses on improvement of students’ social
skills, healthy lifestyles and academics.  It also helps open the door to participation in Wakeman after-school programs,
leagues and summer camps.

Enrichment program are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in six week sessions throughout the school
year. Recent programs include DIY STEM, WonderSTEM, Creative Kids Art, Soccer Fitness Fanatics, Games & Chess
Club, Scooter Mania and more.

The 3rd-5th grade Great Futures Mentoring Program and 2nd Grade Smart Moves Mentoring Program serve 80
McKinley students with 125 high school volunteers during the school year.  Through after-school mentoring, McKinley
students gain consistent role models and strengthened academic skills. Teen volunteers develop their patience,
compassion and knowledge while exploring careers working with youth, fulfilling school community service
requirements or just giving to others.

Bus is available from McKinley School to Wakeman’s Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse daily after school. Many
McKinley students also participate in leagues and vacation activities at both clubhouses.

Volunteer one hour a week or more – and you’ll make a difference in a child’s life. Very likely, they’ll also make a differ-
ence in your own life! More than 130 teens and 10 adult chaperones chose to make a difference last year and over-
whelmingly felt the experience impacted their own life as well. 

Teens frequently use their hours toward college applications, Fairfield Prep Christian Service, National Honor Society,
High School Key Club and other programs. Volunteer hours are tracked by Wakeman. Programs begin mid-Septem-
ber; volunteers may be accepted anytime as space is available. Volunteers must commit to a consistent day for a
minimum of one season of the school year (fall, winter, spring).

Updated details about various volunteer options are available at

Click “Outreach”, then “Teen Volunteer Opportunities”.

Smart Moves Mentoring: 9th-12th grade volunteer mentors assist 2nd graders 1 on 1 in a group setting with
academics (homework/reading), life skills lessons (such as teasing, friendships, tattling) and socializing (board
games, small group activities). Smart Moves meets Wednesdays 3:15–4:45.

Great Futures Mentoring: 10th-12th grade volunteers mentor their 3rd-5th grade mentee 1 on 1 in a weekly two-hour
session, spending time with other mentors and students for homework, games, crafts, sports, and more. Mentors can
choose between Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 2:45–4:45.

Assistant Engineer (STEM): 9th-12th grade volunteers assist small groups of 3-4 kids in a staff led Wakeman STEM
class once weekly. Teens can volunteer Thursdays 3:10–4:40.

Games Wizard (Board Games & Chess Club): 9th-12th grade volunteers assist kids in Board Games & Chess Club
to strengthen math and reading skills, friendships, sharing and cognitive reasoning.

Big Buddy: 9th-12th Grade Big Buddies assist a younger member with special needs be fully active in athletic classes
Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 3:15-4:30. Positions are sometimes available for the Southport Clubhouse on
various days of the week for flexible hours/days between 3:30 and 6:00.

Power Hour Homework Tutuor (Southport or Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse): 9th-12th grade volunteers assist
members with homework Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu between 3:30 and 6:00pm.   Volunteers commit to at least 90 minutes
per day each week.  Power Hour is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America program for members to complete homework -
whether it takes fifteen minutes or two hours, clubhouse staff and volunteers are ready to guide and help.

Volunteer Applicant Instructions:

n Teens should contact Tim Cepetelli by email:
Ambitious, eager, mature teen role models are sought; parents should not inquire on behalf of a teen.
n Pick up orange Teen Volunteer Application: Available from the clubhouses or McKinley main office.
n New potential volunteers: Sign up to attend a 75-90 minute combined interview/orientation session. Sessions
are scheduled monthly late summer to spring. Email to RSVP or be notified of upcoming
* All volunteers are interviewed to match with youth and programs based on compatibility of interests, personalities,
experiences and availability. All applicants may not be accepted into a program. 
All volunteer programs meet on-site at the McKinley Outreach or clubhouses.
Adult supervision is present to assist teen volunteers at all times.
For more information:
Tim Cepetelli
Director of Administration & Outreach
203-255-8318 (McKinley School) Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 2:00-5:00pm
203-259-4805 (Southport Office) All other days and times

Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse
2414 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport • 203-908-8
The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse has grown immensely since its opening in 2011. The after school program provides
a fun and safe environment for over 250 children in grades 3-8.  Children travel throughout the 23,000 square foot
facility taking part in fitness programs, computer classes, arts & crafts projects, recreational activities and getting
help with school projects and homework assignments.  Each afternoon, the Teen Lounge is filled with high school
members participating in college preparedness and job readiness programs like diplomas 2 Degrees and Career-
Launch.  Our teens learn about colleges, the application process and learn how to create a resume and enhance their
interview skills through these programs.  At night the gym is filled with the sound of squeaking sneakers as boys and
girls work on their basketball skills and the game room is bouncing with activity each night and on Saturdays as kids
enjoy some Wakeman favorites like carpet bowling and ping pong. Other favorite programs include STEM Mentoring,
Karate, Girl Scouts, Cooking, LiveGirl, and much more.

For more information, please call the Clubhouse at (203) 908-3378.

Unit Director: Laura Magnotta

Senior Program Director: Ruben Goodwin

Program Director Teen Services: Gina Osegueda

Program Director: Melissa Moy

Wakeman Summer Camp 2018
Online Registration Date: March 1st
Full Day Camps: 9:00am-3:30pm Available for All Day Camps
NEW! Before-care 8:00am-9:00am Available for All Day Camps
Weekly Camp Schedule 2018
(Grades listed are for current school year.)

Dates Camp Name Grade Time Fee

Week 1: June 25-29 Day Camp 1st-5th 9:00am-3:30pm (F) Full $230
9:00am-12:00pm (H) Half $140
Before-care: Before-care:
8:00am-9:00am $25/day
Be Fit Camp 5th-8th 9:00am-2:00pm $185

Week 2: July 2-6* Space is the Place 1st/2nd 9:00am-12:00pm (H) $125
Science Camp (New!)
Week–O–Fun 3rd-5th 9:00am-4:00pm $265

Week 3: July 9-13 Day Camp 1st-5th 9:00am-3:30pm (F) Full $230
9:00am-12:00pm (H) Half $140
Before-care: Before-care:
8:00am-9:00am $25/day
Future Leaders Camp 6th-8th 9:00am-2:00pm $185

Week 4: July 16-20 Boys Basketball 5th-8th 9:00am-2:00pm $160

Week–O–Fun 3rd-5th 9:00am-4:00pm $290
Arts and Crafts 1st/2nd 9:00am-12:00pm $125
Toast It Up! 3rd-5th 12:30pm-3:30pm $125

Week 5: July 23-27 Day Camp 1st-5th 9:00am-3:30pm (F) Full $230
9:00am-12:00pm (H) Half $140
Before-care: Before-care:
8:00am-9:00am $25/day
Week–O–Fun 6th-8th 9:00am-4:00pm $290

Week 6: July 30-August 3 Tween Photography 6th-8th 9:00am-12:00pm $125

Girls Basketball 3rd-5th 9:00am-12:00pm $125
Boys Basketball/Baseball 3rd-4th 12:30pm-3:30pm $125
Toast It Up! 6th-8th 12:30pm-3:30pm $125

Week 7: August 6-10 Exploration Camp 3rd-5th 9:00am-3:30pm $290

Boys Basketball 5th-8th 9:00am-2:00pm $160
Arts and Crafts 1st/2nd 9:00am-12:00pm $125
Photography 3rd-5th 12:30pm-3:30pm $125

Week 8: August 13-17 Day Camp 1st-5th 9:00am-3:30pm (F) Full $230
9:00am-12:00pm (H) Half $140
Before-care: Before-care:
8:00am-9:00am $25/day


* H – Half Day *July 4th week is a four-day week because the
Club is CLOSED on July 4th!
2018 Summer Camp Online Registration Information
Thursday, March 1st, 10:00 am

Registration will be conducted online for 2018 Summer Camps on

Thursday, March 1st beginning at 10:00am.

To register click on and look for link on home page which will take you to the online registration.
You must be a 2017-18 member in order to register. If you have not signed up for membership since September 1,
2017, your membership is expired and you need to renew.
Currently updated 2017-18 members:
If you are a current 2017-18 club member you will need your username and password to register.  If you do not
have this information please contact the front desk at 203-259-4805 between 9:00am-4:00pm. This is for those
who have renewed or completed a membership as of September 1st, 2017. Your username is the email you provided
Wakeman when you signed up for membership. If you forgot your password, please click “forgot password” and
instructions will be emailed to you. Please check your spam folder, as sometimes this email gets directed there. 
Expired or new memberships:
Memberships are available online. You will not be able to sign up for Summer Camp until you renew or obtain a
membership. Please make sure all information is correct when you register- it may affect your camp status if
Other Notes:
1. A nonrefundable deposit of $50 per camp is required at time of registration or you may pay in full.
2. The grade your child is in for the 2017-18 school year is their grade for camp.
3. You will receive a confirmation packet in the mail. This will include health forms, permission to administer
medicine authorization, and an insurance form. These are due to the Club no later than May 18th.
4. Camp balances are due May 18th. These can be paid online or in person.
5. All registrations must be done online. No phone call, drop-offs, faxes, mail-in or in person registrations will be
accepted. To register on line please see our website at

Health and Insurance Forms:

Please make sure that all forms are returned to the Club prior to the first day of camp. These forms are due at
Wakeman on or before May 18th. According to State Law, your child cannot participate without these forms on
file at the Club. A physical exam dating back 36 months is acceptable. We do not keep physicals on site from
the previous year. If your child needs to bring medication to camp, an authorization from the physician is
mandatory, as well as written parent permission. Medication(s) should be packaged in their original container,
which also has the correct pharmacy label. Please call the club regarding this matter if applicable. Please return
completed Medical forms, Insurance Forms and pay any Balances by May 18th.
Forms can be returned by mail:
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
P.O. Box 118
Southport, CT 06890
Or by fax at 203-254-1431
Other information you need to know:
Waiting List: Some camps fill up quicker than others. These usually include Day Camps, Basketball Camps & Photo
Camps. We encourage you to complete your registration on March 1st. It is possible that even if you do register on the
same day, you may still be placed on a wait list. As always, we will do our best to accommodate everyone.
Medicine: Any child with special needs and/or allergies must provide a signed release from the physician prior to
start of camp AND parent/guardian must alert camp nurse in writing on the 1st day of camp. All medication needs to
be administered by the nurse and kept in the office for safe keeping during camp.
Special Placement: Due to the numbers enrolled in camp we are unable to honor request for placement with friends
on teams.

2018 Camp Descriptions
DAY CAMP GRADES 1-5 $140 Half Day • $230 Full Day • NEW! $25/Day Before Care
This summer Wakeman will be providing a week to remember for every child in 1st-5th grade. The children will be
broken into groups of 10-12 children with a 6:1 camper/counselor ratio. Children will participate in their favorite sport
games such as: dodge ball, capture the flag, kickball, baseball and soccer. They will also participate in arts and crafts,
gameroom tournaments, as well as a special event each week. Last year’s events included Break Dancers, Curious
Critters and a Slip-n-Slide Moon Bounce. We will be offering half day or full day camps for each of these weeks. Half
day will run from 9:00am-12:00pm, which will include all the normal activities and the weekly special event. The full
day will run from 9:00am-3:30pm for those parents who wish to have their kids enjoy a full day of fun. Full day camp-
ers should bring lunch which will be eaten from 12:00pm-12:30pm.
Before Care is available this year. For an additional $25/day, you may drop your child off at the club at 8:00am
before camp starts. Your child will be able to use the Warren Gym and Gameroom prior to camp. Pickup will
remain at 3:30pm.

WEEK O’ FUN!       GRADES 3-5 Sessions I and II   Session I: $265 • Session II: $290
This action packed week of Summer Camp will feature a new destination every day. Throughout the week the children
will visit various venues such as Lake Compounce, The Bronx Zoo, Brownstone Quarry, Naskart indoor kart racing
and trampoline park, Norwalk Aquarium. Rock N Jump. Due to the 4th of July holiday, Session I will consist of a 4-day
week and session II will consist of 5 trips.  Destinations are subject to change.  Finalized list of destinations as well as
further information about the trips will be available after February 1st at and sent out after
your child is registered.

WEEK O’ FUN!  GRADES 6-8 $290

This camp is similar to our Week O’ Fun for younger members, but we step the adventure up a notch for a unique
week of exciting trips.  Each day has a different focus that will have campers completely involved in each experience:
Amusement, Nature, Knowledge, Sports and Adventure.  Destinations will include Lake Compounce, Brownstone
Quarry, Farmington River Tubing, NASKART indoor kart racing/trampoline park, Rock N Jump and Sleeping Giant
Mountain. Destinations are subject to change. A final itinerary of trips will be available after February 1st at www. and sent out after your child is registered..


Join Rich Lee, Wakeman Basketball Director, for an exciting week of basketball. Campers will expand their skill set
and knowledge of the game through proven techniques and fundamental training. Games will be a part of camp as
well as introduction to team concepts and individual development. This is the one you can’t miss!


This instructional basketball camp is a great way to develop skills and basketball knowledge in the offseason. Girls
will be able to enhance their skills while developing a deeper knowledge of the game. The girls will be instructed at a
6:1 ratio and have the opportunity to work on ball handling, defense, shooting, rebounding, and court knowledge.

This combination Baseball and Basketball Camp will focus on fundamental skill development in a fun environment led
by Wakeman program director Rich Lee. Campers will learn to apply those skills in game situations for both sports.
They will enjoy some fun contests and learn the proper mindset for young athletes to prepare themselves for playing
multiple sports. This is a great opportunity for members to improve their skills at these two wonderful sports.

ARTS & CRAFTS CAMP GRADES 1-2 & 3-5 $125

Come on down and put your imagination to work! Small camper/instructor ratio of 6:1. All supplies included in fee.
A short playground/snack break is scheduled each day.


Wakeman has introduced photography into its summer camp program. Members will learn tips to improve picture
taking, study the history of photography, and experiment with different types of cameras. Members will go on two
field trips during the week. Members are required to bring their own digital camera and connectors.


Do you have a tween that loves taking pictures and would like to improve his or her skills? Tweens will have the
opportunity to get creative and improve existing skills using their digital camera. Projects will include social, musical,
cultural and environmental themes. Participants will learn how to use the MAC computer to create their own
photo slideshow to take home at the end of camp. Previous experience with picture taking using a digital camera is


Tired of sitting home all summer or attending traditional day camps meant for younger school kids? Join our Future
Leaders of Wakeman crew as we wind our way through team building activities, challenges by guest speakers and
self-discovery projects, all geared to reinforce strong skills in our future leaders. Using models from Boys & Girls
Clubs of America’s Torch and Keystone Youth Service Programs, FLOW activities include: coordinating a special event
for Wakeman’s younger day campers, an adventurous field trip, and likely get a little dirty while completing a hands
on community service project – all in one week! Please see our website after February 1st for
more detailed information about this camp.

TOAST IT UP! GRADES 3-5 & 6-8 $125

Does your child have a knack for cooking? Our new cooking class involves the use of only toaster ovens! Kids will pre-
pare appetizers and small plate entrees each day, in which they will be able to eat before the day is over. New cooking
tips, preparations lessons, as well as nutritional challenges and games will take place each day. We will host a “top
toaster” on the last day where kids will create (in teams) a unique item based on the food items provided.
This is not a nut, gluten or dairy free class. Space is limited to 16 participants.


Join us for the most intensely awesome camp of the summer! Campers spend a week around Wakeman and Southport
filled with adventurous fitness challenges like beach running, trail hiking, biking (cycling), team challenges, a mini duath-
lon (biking/running) and the most challenging obstacle course ever to be seen at Wakeman! Each day, campers will also
try a healthy snack with a local expert and make their own deliciously nutritious lunch from a variety of ingredients. Be
Fit Camp is led by Wakeman directors Clare and Tim and visits by fitness and healthy lifestyle experts. Camp is focused
on individual enjoyment of fitness activity, setting personal goals and friendly competition. Camp is for boys and girls
of all fitness levels. This is fun and friendly environment for all campers, regardless of fitness level. We’ll stay fit by riding
our bikes to all activities within two miles of the Clubhouse. All participants must bring a bike and helmet to camp daily.
Bikes can be stored in the Clubhouse for the week if desired.


Similar to our Week O’ Fun Camps, Exploration camp will feature 5 educational based destinations where campers
will be able to enjoy themselves while learning about different aspects of science. Destinations may include Norwalk
Maritime Aquarium, The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Connecticut Science Center, The New England Air
Museum and Connecticut Air & Space Center. Destinations are subject to change. A final itinerary of destination will
be available after February 1st. Campers will be in groups of no more than six and supervised by Wakeman staff.

In this program members will learn all about the vast abyss we call Space. Members will explore different science
experiments that will help them understand space travel and our exciting solar system. Activities in this camp will
include learning how to build a functional rocket, create a space craft, design their own galaxy, star gazing and a hunt
for aliens. Members will learn how to turn everyday objects into space exploration tools.

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
385 Center Street, P.O. Box 118
Southport, CT 06890
Phone: (203) 259-4805 • Fax (203) 254-1431 •


Hoyt. O. Perry, Jr John Cullinane
Chairman Emeritus 1923-2009 Eugene J. Fabbri
Peter Harding James D. Fitzpatrick
Chairman William Gray
Sean Sullivan Hobart C. Kreitler
1st Vice Chairman Brian T. Silvestro
Dr. Robert C. Tremaglio
Sheila Clancy
2nd Vice Chairman
Robert Lyons Southport Clubhouse
Treasurer Robert Scheetz, President
Michelle Guzzi Kevin Barry
Secretary Cheryl Guibone
Manisha Juthani-Mehta
Michael Bayles Kate O’Connor
Eileen Blees Fred Paulmann
Christopher Brogan Jody Sommers
Jack Collins Jason Scully
John P. Donahue, M.D. Alyson Torello
Jeff Dunne
R. Bradford Evans Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse
Michael Fox Jack Collins, President
Thomas M. Graham, Jr. Mary Ann Brewster
James D. Haas Deanna Bucher
Paul J. Halas Richard Kirk
Stacey Hoin Callie Heilmann
Brendan Kerrigan Anne Larcheveque
Matt Knisely Karen Maloney
Kieran McTague June McClendon
Cheryl Mellinger Ed Sheehan
Thomas L. Mindrum Randy Taylor
James Moye
Robert G. Rotanz David W. Blagys
Robert Scheetz
Jeffrey Tengel

385 Center Street
PO Box 118
Southport, CT 06890