Our Programs

Afterschool Program

BGC Gander provides after school programming to all kids Grades k – 6 . Programs are offered Monday – Friday from 2:45pm – 6pm.

Our structured age specific program features numerous activities that creates a sense of belonging, leadership, team building , problem solving and a way for your child to make new friends! 

Program Details


  • Arts and crafts 
  • Homework assistance
  • Recreation 
  • Culinary arts
  • STEM
  • Outdoor outings

If you would like more information please call 256-7803.

Preteen – Teen Programs

BGC Gander provides pre-teen and teen programs grades 6 – 12. Programs are offered throughout the week from 6pm – 8pm. 

Details can also be followed on our Facebook page 

Program Details


  • Members are required to fill out a registration form
  • Attendance will be taken
  • Programs include, Lead UP, Kids Food Nation

If you would like more information please call 256-7803.

 Day Camps

Day Camps are offered to club members during Professional Development Days and Parent Teacher Interviews.

Due to COVID camps are only offered to registered members.

If you would like more information please call 256-7803.

Day Camp Details

Professional Development Camps

  • Cost: $25.00 per member 
  • Time: 8am – 6pm
  • Members are required to bring their own lunch and snacks (Due To COVID – Brown bag lunch only)
  • Pre register at 709-256-7803

Parent Teacher Interview Camps

  • I/2 day camps  $15.00
  • 12pm – 6pm
  • Members are required to bring their own lunch and snacks (Due To COVID – Brown bag lunch only)
  • Pre register at 709-256-7803




Inclement Weather

BGC Gander follows the NL English School District procedures for closing during inclement weather. If the NL English School District schools are closed; BGC Gander is closed. If NL English School District schools are let out early; BGC Gander is closed.



All Statutory Holidays.

October 11 Thanksgiving

Dec 22 – Jan 3 Christmas Holidays 

April 15 – April 22 Easter Break

August 29 – September 7 


Virtual Programs

Are you looking for a fun way to keep your children connected to their friends outside their Bubble or to meet new friends?

If so… this program is for you!

BGC Gander is now offering Virtual Programming.

Details to follow!



Kid Food Nation

Kid Food Nation is a national initiative that helps kids and families develop food skills through hands-on experiences related to planning, preparing, and cooking. The program also features an online hub with resources for healthy eating and meal preparation, and a national recipe competition that encourages kids to put their food literacy skills into practice and submit original, healthy, and nutritious recipes. Our Kid Food Nation online hub was created by Corus Entertainment, and our program is developed through collaboration with Dietitians of Canada.

For children aged 7 – 12

Generously Supported By


Sunrise Drummers

Kwe’ (Hello)

Sunrise Drummers is an Indigenous language and drumming program focusing on Mi’Kmaq Cultures. The objective of this program is to learn more about First Nations Culture in an environment of learning and music. 

This program consist  of:

  • Language Component: Starting from the sounds that letters make including blends, vowels and glides. We learn common words and topics.  The goal is to have whole conversations in Mi’Kmaq. 
  • Drumming Component: Through Mi’kmaq song books we learn how to drum and sing native songs.  This  includes learning the honor song, sunrise song and much more.
  • Cultural Diversity Component; We learn about different Mi’kmaq beliefs such as medicine wheel, talking stick, sweat lodge and more.  It is during this component that we have opportunities  to make Indigenous items such as moccasins, rattles and drums. 

Msit No’Kmaq (All my Relations)


Generously Supported By

Lead Up

Lead UP provides youth with opportunities to engage in service initiatives that will address community needs, encouraging them to develop life and work skills, self-confidence, and self-efficacy, while discovering new opportunities. Currently piloting at 5 Clubs, the program engages under-represented youth in meaningful service and promotes youth civic engagement.

For youth aged 13 – 18

Generously Supported By

Basic Needs, Brighter Future

The Basic Needs, Brighter Future program provides young people with resources to enhance and expand their access to food, education relating to food, and the development of healthy habits and life skills. Grants allow Clubs to feed more young people and their families, promote the importance of healthy habits, and educate Club staff and members.

For children and youth of all ages

Generously Supported By

Project Backpack  (November 2021-June 2022)

Project Backpack is designed to help reduce food insecurity for young people and their families. Once a week, program participants (selected with discretion by the Club) are given a food-filled backpack to bring home, with nutritious food that they can easily assemble into healthy meals over the weekend or during time periods when Clubs or schools are unable to provide meals.

For children and youth of all ages

Generously Supported By


Keystone  (November 2021-June 2022)

Keystone is our national leadership development program that provides youth with the knowledge and skills to make positive choices in their lives and make a difference in their Clubs and communities. Throughout the course of the year, Keystone participants complete at least one activity in each of the five core areas: Leadership, Teamwork, Healthy Choices, Service to Club and Community, and Learning for Life.

For youth aged 14 – 18

Generously Supported By


Creating Connections (October 2021-June 2023) 

Creating Connections is a program to increase youth awareness about substance use and misuse, prevent harm associated with substance use, and promote healthy relationships and coping. Club staff create a safe space for teens to talk and learn about finding balance in their lives and tearing down stigmas around substance use, addiction, and mental health.

For youth aged 13 – 18

Generously Supported By


Power Up (November 2021-June 2022) 

Power Up! is an academic support program that helps kids develop positive study habits and practices at school, and encourages a life-long interest in learning. Participants are given the tools and environment necessary to set and plan for academic goals, and are helped along the way by volunteer tutors and mentors.

For children and youth of all ages

Generously Supported By


Coca Cola Homework & Academics Support(November 2021-June 2022) 

This program will encompass peer tutoring, guest speakers, reading circles and stem activities.

For children and youth of all ages

Generously Supported By


Weekly Schedule update

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Summer Program Registration

Summer Camp Registration begins May 17, 2021

Registration will take place by PHONE only. Emails or voicemails will NOT be accepted. To register, please call 709-256-7803

Please provide name, phone number and weeks of camp needed when calling.

Unfortunately space is limited due to Covid-19.

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COVID - 19 Screening

Parents before sending your child / children to BGC programs please screen your child for symptoms of Common Cold, Influenza, COVID – 19 or other Respiratory Disease using the Screening Questionnaire. 

Please see the link below

Screening – COVID-19 (gov.nl.ca)

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