Weekend Meal Program Begins Friday, September 3rd

A partnership of Boys & Girls Club of Door County, Sturgeon Bay Community Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Tadych’s Econo Foods 

Boys & Girls Club of Door County is excited to announce the start of a Weekend Meal Program in partnership with Sturgeon Bay Community Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and Tadych’s Econo Foods. The drive thru pick-up program will begin Friday, September 3rd, 4:30-6:00pm. Anyone in need of weekend meals is encouraged to drive thru and pick up a family meal kit while supplies last every Friday at Sturgeon Bay Community Church (515 N 12th Ave). There will be 100 family meal kits that will include items like soup, bread, fruit, peanut butter, and more! They are available on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is required, simply pull up to the site and a volunteer will assist you. 

Who: Anyone in need of weekend meals 

What: Family meal kits including items like soup, bread, fruit, peanut butter, and more! Where: Sturgeon Bay Community Church, 515 N. 12th Ave. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 When: Beginning September 3rd, 2021. Drive thru pick-up on Fridays from 4:30-6pm 

Questions? Contact Cindy at 920.333.8822 or 

“This weekend meal program demonstrates the importance of coming together as a community to help each other,” says Jennifer Gentry, Interim CEO of The Boys & Girls Club of Door County. “We are very grateful to all of the partners and volunteers who have made this possible again.”


Join Us for An Evening With Jerry Kramer

The Boys and Girls Club of Door County is excited to invite you to An Evening with Jerry Kramer Featuring a Private Screening of the Documentary Film You Can If You Will: The Jerry Kramer Story. This event is presented by Jim Olson Motors.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Boys & Girls Club in our mission of enabling all young people in our community, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. And support Club programs that promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Get tickets and/or sponsor the event here:

Event Schedule – Thursday, September 30, 2021 at The Lodge Leathem Smith
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm        Registration

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm        Cocktails & Social Hour

5:35 pm – 5:45 pm        Welcome Remarks

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm        Dinner & viewing of Jerry Kramer documentary

6:35 pm – 6:50 pm        Remarks from Boys & Girls Club President

6:55 pm – 7:05 pm        Reverse Auction

7:05 pm – 8:00 pm        Q&A and stories with Jerry

8:05 pm                        Closing and Goodbyes

Thank You to All of Our Event Sponsors

We are grateful to all these local businesses for their support!


Enrollment is OPEN for the 2021-2022 after-school program!

Open Enrollment for the 2021-2022 After-School program begins TODAY! Friday, August 6th! Enroll your child in the Boys & Girls Club of Door County and allow them access to:

  • Positive Role Models
  • Fun & educational activities
  • Healthy snacks and meals
  • Opportunity to build character in a safe environment

An annual membership includes after-school programming and any half days.The cost of a membership is $36 per school year, per child, with a maximum of $72 per family. Visit and download the Membership Application today or stop into the Hatch Center to receive your application today!

Who can be a Member?

School Age Children, K-8th grade attending Sturgeon Bay School District(Due to COVID policies, if your child attends a parochial school within the Sturgeon Bay School District please reach out to Membership before enrolling.)

When is the Club open?

Monday – Friday, 2:30pm – 6:30pm. Extra programming will be available for Full-Day and Holiday breaks when school is not in session. Please review Boys & Girls Club of Door County Calendar for pre-registration on these available dates. An additional fee of $5/day will be charged for these extra days.

We will be accepting completed applications with Payment at the Front Desk of the Hatch Center at 55 S. 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235

For more information please contact, Katherine (Katie) Geurts, Director of Membership | (920)333-8829


Boys & Girls Club of Door County 12th Annual Celebrity Golf Outing in honor of Dave Resch • June 15, 2021

Many Thanks To Everyone Involved in this Year’s 

12th Annual Boys & Girls Club of Door County Celebrity Golf Outing

The Boys & Girls Club of Door County would like to thank all those involved in making our 12th Annual Celebrity Golf Outing a resounding success. The outing was held on Tuesday, June 15 at the prestigious Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor.

We have many to thank for the outcome of this event, which raised approximately $140,000 for the youth of Door County, bringing our twelve year fundraising total from these golf outings to over $1,000,000! 

All of these funds stay in Door County to help support the Club which now serves nearly 200 youth every year.

The outing would not have been possible without the tremendous support of our Presenting Sponsor, Jim Olson Motors, our Eagle Sponsors, T. Danis Charitable Trust, Marine Travelift, our Dinner Sponsor Bel Gioioso Cheese our Major Sponsors, Triangle Distributing, Portside Builders, CHT, Security Luebke Roofing, Guardian Financial, Baird Financial, and One Source Technology, our VIP Sponsor Investor’s Community Bank, our Birdie Sponsor Fenimore Assist Management, our Champagne Sponsor, One Barrel Brewing Company our Par Sponsors C & C Custom Builders, Cellcom/Nsight Community Giving, Stewart & Theresa Fett and Wulf Brother’s, and our 55 tee/green sponsors, and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort for providing accommodations for our out of state celebrities.

Our thanks also goes out to our Door County newspapers and radio stations for their excellent coverage; without their assistance we could never have reached out to so many people.

A special thank you goes to Nick Freimuth for conducting the live auction and maintaining an exciting atmosphere. Kudos to all who donated items for the live auction and the generous bidders who contributed to the success of the outing.

And then, there is our golf outing committee (Mary Croft, Dave Pape, Rich Board, Arleigh Porter, Fran Shefchik, Steve Kase and Elfriede Leporte) and the volunteers who help plan, work, organize and set up for this great event.

We truly appreciate our celebrities for traveling, to be with us and we extend a heartfelt thank you to the following — Harry Sydney, Mark Murphy, Mark Tauscher, Bart Starr Jr., Paul Coffman, and Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer. And, a thank you to Jerry Kramer, who wanted to join us, but was able to.

Last but not least, we thank our Door County golfers for their ongoing support, plus all the other golfers from Green Bay, Neenah, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and beyond to support our cause. It is truly inspiring to watch the community come together to support is important cause.

All of you are so appreciated, we couldn’t have done this without your support. Thank you, each and every one of you for making a difference in the lives of the youth of our community, who will ultimately be the future leaders of tomorrow.

Larry Brunette, Golf Outing Committee Chair Person



A partnership of the *New* Boys and Girls Club of Door County

Sevastopol, WI, May 2021 — Only in a small town in Wisconsin would we hear of a partnership such as the one that was established this past winter as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and one school district’s remote learning needs. 

In late 2020, the Sevastopol School District was operating on a rotating schedule of in-person and remote learning where students attended school every other weekday. During this time, it was realized that many students needed access to additional support and resources on their remote learning days. The *New* Boys and Girls Club of Door County was a natural partner to fulfill this role. At a time when many other public spaces were unable to open their doors, a satellite learning resource center fully staffed by BGC educators was established in the ballroom of the Institute Saloon, located across the street from the school.

If you’re picturing students sitting in bar stools and eating fried food while doing their homework, think again! The Institute Saloon’s large outdoor area and the separate ballroom adjacent to the public bar served as the perfect venue to host this program. The partnership and generosity of Dennis Schartner and Kay Haen, owners of the Institute Saloon, was instrumental in providing this support for the community’s youth, and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for their community engagement.

The program allowed students who were not assigned to attend school in their classroom to spend their time at the learning center where they were supervised, had access to high-speed internet, and were provided with homework assistance from BGCDC staff. The center was supervised by Ms. Lexie Joly who is a Sevastopol alumni and currently a long-term substitute associate at the Sevastopol Middle School. 

Ms. Joly shared “Working side by side with a remarkable team, I am grateful for the opportunity to provide support both academically and emotionally for Sevastopol students and the community.”

Ultimately, by having this additional academic support available to students on a daily basis, it is believed that the district’s overall learning disruption that may have otherwise occurred has been significantly reduced. 

“Sevastopol School District is beyond thankful for our community partners who filled a need within our schools during the pandemic.  When communities continue to work together, the possibilities are endless!” said Melissa Marggraf, Director of Pupil Services.

Since the district has returned to daily in-person learning, the satellite location has pivoted to an afterschool program that offers homework assistance as well as recreation activities. 

An average of 25 students attended the program on any given school day from January through May, including full-day program offerings on in-service days and spring break. 

This public-private partnership is a great example of how the *New* Boys and Girls Club of Door County is working to intentionally address the specific needs of individual schools and communities throughout the Peninsula. 

To support the *New* Boys and Girls Club of Door County or to learn more about how to get involved, please visit https://bgcdoorcounty.o


The New Boys & Girls Club of Door County And Crossroads at Big Creek Announce Partnership for Youth Outdoor Summer Programming

The New Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC) and Crossroads at Big Creek announce the formation of a partnership aimed at providing outdoor experiences for 11- to13-year-olds attending BGCDC’s Camp LeVoy Summer Camp. “This partnership is an opportunity to provide regular programming in a COVID-safe environment while also fulfilling both organizations’ commitment to serving our community and offering impactful, youth- oriented, environmental educational experiences,” said Matt Peter, Director of OutDoor Operations for BGCDC.
Participants in the Camp LeVoy Outdoor Group will engage in various nature and science- based activities, including stream monitoring, long-term science projects, and wildlife monitoring, while still receiving dynamic and well-rounded experiences in other program areas such as arts & culture, food & agriculture, and STEM activities. Additionally, the OutDoor Group will be assisting Crossroads in restoration and land management efforts.
“We are looking forward to having Camp LeVoy here,” said Laurel Hauser, Crossroads at Big Creek executive director. “Our mission is to offer outdoor experiences to learners of all ages and backgrounds and we have 200 acres for kids to explore. The campers will do some fun projects like snake board monitoring and outdoor cooking at our Council Ring. And they’ll learn to identify all kinds of wildlife. We’re thrilled that this group of kids will get to know Crossroads really well by spending a lot of time here. We hope they’ll bring their families back, too.”
“Honestly, it dawned on everyone that this collaboration was a no brainer,” said Peter. “When you get groups of dedicated people together, such as the Crossroads and BGCDC staff, amazing things can happen for our local community and youth. And that’s what it’s all about!”
The Boys & Girls Club’s Camp LeVoy is an 11-week summer camp that runs from June 14- August 27, 2021. Camp participants will experience weekly programing, both on and off-site, ranging from growing food to making pottery to visiting local businesses. Registration is open but spots are limited! For more information about Camp LeVoy, or to register, contact Nicolo Baldarotta, Membership & Family Coordinator for BGCDC, at


New Boys & Girls Club of Door County – Community Meal Giveaways!

Beyond feeding our Club kids, we are extending our Community Table Project to ANY community members in need of a hot meal. No need to be a member, this opportunity is open to anyone!
Starting Monday 4/19 the Club will be handing out prepared and packaged meals at 5:00PM.
When: EVERY Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (through May 19)

Time: 5:00PM-6:00PM or while meals last

Location: Boys & Girls Club of Door County, The corner of 55 S 3rd Ave and Nebraska St

How does this work?
This is a DRIVE THRU style event.
1- Please remain in your car with a mask on

2- Be prepared to tell the volunteers how many meals you need

3- Take home your meal and enjoy
This event is first come, first serve. If meals run out before 6:00PM we will post a sign for anyone who might arrive once we are out.


Welcome to 2021 and welcome to The New Boys & Girls Club!

What’s new you ask? Well, just about everything. New programming, new locations supporting all of Door County, new staff members, new partnerships, new Summer Camp (Camp LeVoy), and a new opportunity to be an even better club for our community kids than ever before. 
We got here by taking the opportunity during the pandemic to imagine what the best childhood would look like in Door County and what were the elements, experiences and resources every child should have access to in order to get the most out of growing up in this community and whether we were in line with the results. Turned out that we were in some areas and not in others. And in the end we came up with four areas that we wanted to inspire our kids to do: Learn, Create, Explore and Share. With those four inspirations we then built our new organization model, delivery models and programming around each by creating what we call our “4 Pillars”. To inspire our kids to learn, we created the Academic Success program. To inspire kids and to expose them to the opportunities to be creative, we established our Arts & Culture Academy. And in order to ensure that our community kids explore our rich natural resources, we created The OutDoor Club. And our 4th and most important program is our Community Table Project, which is focused on teaching kids how important it is to share and give back to a community that gives to them.
In this newsletter, and all that will follow, you’ll be meeting our staff, our members, our partners and supporters as they share their inspirations, passions and personal missions to make our community a better place for kids and their families regardless of their race, religion, or their socioeconomic status. We are all Door County.
So let me just say this, “welcome to the New Boys & Girls Club of Door County!”

John McMahonCEOThe New Boys & Girls Club of Door County


Volunteer Corner

Chelsea Dahms – Community Impact: Have you heard? The Club is excited to welcome back volunteers and community partners into the building! With this announcement comes a new software that allows you to view our volunteer needs and then simply schedule your shifts conveniently online. Follow this link to set up your personalized volunteer portal and check out what volunteer opportunities are available.
If you have any questions, Chelsea is happy to help guide you through the process. Please email or call (920) 333- 8823 with any questions.
As always, safety is priority at the Club, all volunteers will be required to update their background check prior to volunteering. During each shift we ask that volunteers wear a mask and maintain social distancing recommendations.We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Wilderness Awaits!

Matt Peter – Director of the OutDoor Club: The New Boys & Girls Club of Door County truly believes that nature provides the best classroom to teach, learn, and grow. There is no better place to explore nature than in our own beautiful natural areas. Access to and the exploration of the outdoors has incredibly powerful effects on critical thinking, problem solving, and mental and physical health. Understanding and employing these ideologies resulted in the creation of the OutDoor Club, a brand new set of programming aimed at providing year-round outdoor opportunities for all Door County youth. 
So far, we have engaged new youth from all over the county in hiking andexploring natural areas in Door County. As the weather begins to change, we plan on expanding OutDoor Club programming to include road biking, mountain biking, spring wildflower hikes, and paddling activities. Perhaps the most exciting opportunities will be available during our 11-week Camp LeVoy Summer Camp. Every week, Camp LeVoy participants will have the opportunity to participate in OutDoor activities ranging from water sports to botany to visiting ourconservation partners. 
As part of Camp LeVoy, we are piloting an OutDoor group that will be stationed out of Crossroads at Big Creek. This partnership will give our older Boys & Girls Club members the opportunity to spend ample time outside learning about our local ecosystems, assisting Crossroads in their restoration efforts, and enjoying the great outdoors!