Read About Past Experiences YOU Helped Make Possible

2018 Lake Day

21 Club members adventured to Shavehead Lake to enjoy smoked pulled pork, barbeque chicken, pizza and many other delicious sides.  Many of these youth had never been on a boat or swam in a lake.  They were able to go tubing, skiing and simply enjoy life under the sun... read more


On September 22nd, 30 teens from BGCEC participated in a tailor-made leadership summit at Five Star Life. The teens put their communication skills to the test during team-building games, and challenged their ideas of sacrifice and courage while climbing a rock wall.... read more

Gatlinburg Trip

Nine youth embarked on a journey of discovery to Gatlinburg for a nature artist’s dream experience.  They learned all about art, nature photography and watercolor.  We were able to partner with Burlington Graphic Systems and their graphic designer and printing... read more

2018 Summer Camp

The Boys & Girls Club members throughout Elkhart County had the opportunity to spend 5 days and 4 nights at Camp Eberhart.  They had a true camp experience where they bonded over camp fires, kayaking, swimming, horseback riding and many other fun activities.  For... read more

Golf Outing

TWELVE Club members from Goshen experienced a golfing lesson from the pros at MapleCrest Country Club. They had fun practicing on the green and were so thankful for MapleCrest for the delicious food. These members are coming back with their parent, guardian or a loved... read more

Historic Boston Trip

Our members got to experience the culture, history and all the thrills Boston has to offer.  During their week-long trip the club members toured college campuses, including Harvard, witnessed the excitement and rivalry as they cheered on the Red Sox on the opening... read more

Shred the Snow

Nine teens took to the slopes at Swiss Valley for a day of skiing and snowboarding. They had lessons with a professional.  It took some practice, but once they gained their confidence there was no stopping them.  Only one of these Club members had ever experienced a... read more

2018 Girl Power Basketball Experience

Members of female athletic teams from all four Club sites enjoyed an exciting night of Notre Dame women’s basketball!  The bond and comradery from this trip went a long way in helping the girls to bond as a team and respect each other as opponents.  These are great... read more

Disney on Ice

30 of our Club members have spent time following the Winter Olympics.  After learning about the dedication and discipline of our Olympians, they were fortunate enough to take this new passion and go see Disney on Ice.  Thank you to all of our Marketplace donors for... read more

2017 Thanksgiving Dinner

Our Goshen Club hosted a club-wide member and family Thanksgiving dinner. Our youth were able to bring their families to join in the festivities. Thank you to Grace Community Church for donating and volunteering for this great Marketplace event. Thank you Dana... read more

2017 Fall Festival

Over 360 kids had a blast celebrating Fall Fest! Members started the celebration listening to motivational speaker Eric Saunders, kids also go to enjoy an exotic petting zoo, dancing to a live DJ, a photo booth, bounce houses, face painting, educational games, popcorn... read more

2017 Lake Day

Twenty of our members spent a day at Shavehead Lake where they went tubing, boating, and enjoyed a delicious cookout! Kids were taught about boat and water safety and for some of our children, it was their first time to ever be on a boat.This is an event the kids look... read more

2017 Art Week

Our artistic kids got to experience a 5 day/4 night, all-inclusive camping trip to Camp Koda! This included a cultural mix of local and famous artists, a Broadway show, a Museum trip and daily workshops to hone their newly learned skills on this... read more

Take Me Out To The Ball Game – SB Cubs

What a fun night we had at the South Bend Cubs because of the Boys & Girls Club Marketplace crowdfunding. Sixteen of us ventured to our suite and one lucky club member threw out the first pitch and was given the game ball. We all enjoyed the blow up slides and... read more

Washington D.C. Trip

Thanks to your generous support and the support of champions Mike Gaeddert and Matt Clauss, 17 of our Club kids got to go on the trip of a lifetime where they met both of Indiana’s senators, our district’s representative in the House and also the vice president. In... read more

Colts Experience

Thank you to Champions Tyler August and Ross Gunden for making sure this experience was successful. Forty-eight of our Club members, from all four sites, went on a trip of a lifetime to tour Lucas Oil Stadium, met Justin Snow and had a motivational and educational... read more

Dinner & a Movie

Thank you Sharon Welsh and Adrian Aguilar for Championing February’s Marketplace event.  The club members had a blast eating pizza in the ballroom, having a very special treat of unlimited popcorn and watching a movie on the big screen for their private viewing.  For... read more