BGC Kawarthas, formally known as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes, is one of the area’s largest and most diverse child and youth serving organizations. Established in 1970, the Club provides summer camps, before and after school programs, early learning, licensed childcare, child and youth counselling, infant development, sports, recreation and adventure programs in ten local communities. The Club currently serves over 8,000 children, youth and their families through services that foster self-esteem, build skills and develop character. Most importantly, we remove financial barriers to participation by keeping program costs affordable and subsidizing all of our programs for families who can’t afford to pay. At our Club, children and youth learn to become valuable members of their communities.