April 3 - Friday - 5:30- 7 pm - Open House at the BV Club to watch and learn about STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, and math).  Check out our new Technology Center with 3D printer, iPhone microscopes, rocket projects and more!  Volunteers to help with these and other STEM programs are welcome and needed!

April 25 - Casino Night Fundraiser at Chaffee County Fairgrounds in Salida.  Includes 3 live auction items (3 nights at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, 2 nights in a luxury cabine and a year family pass at Mt. Princeton, and a full day guided fly fishing trip with professional guide Hayden Mellsop).
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Stream Explorers - Fridays, 9-noon, in Salida, April 17, 24, May 2, 9 for grades 5-8 at the Scout Hut.  Come learn about bugs and what lives in our river, how to determine river health, learn fly tying, casting, and go fishing!.  This program is in collaboration with GARNA and Collegiate Peaks Anglers of Trout Unlimited.  Sign up at Salida Pool (BV June dates coming soon, 9 am-noon).  Those doing all 4 sessions receive a FREE fly rod and reel!  NO COST, but registration required.  Check it out!

May 22-25 - Paddlefest in BV.   CKS is excited to announce our continued partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chaffee County (BGCCC) and the Buena Vista Optimist Club. PaddleFest raises funds and awareness for these two amazing local non-profit organizations and the organizations assist in producing the event. CKS and PaddleFest are committed to educating the next generation about outdoor recreation, and providing youth with safe, fun access to outdoor activities. PaddleFest has tons of opportunities for kids to learn new skills and experience water and land-based outdoor sports in a safe and fun environment! 

To participate or VOLUNTEER a couple of hours, please go here!

Here's a GREAT article about what's happening at the new BV Club facility.

Boys & Girls Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County is the only community organization that provides proven programs and safe, positive, year-round places for kids to learn and grow.

what award-winning actor and BGC alumnus and national board member, Denzel Washington, has to say about the importance of Boys & Girls Clubs. 

More BGC in the news -  Money & the Wall Street Journal - check it out.

Our STAFF make those valuable kid relationships.  Check out a recent article on our "veteran" employee, Jenn Wood. 

Read personal stories and successes here.


By Jonathan Alter of Bloomberg News
Talk about a man-bites-dog story: The adults in the room — from senior White House Official to an executive with Major League Baseball — stood in awe of 17- and 18-year-olds. Alter tells truly inspiring stories about Real Boys & Girls Club members. A must read!

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Nate Solder, BVHS grad and now # 77 for the New England Patriots signed autographs after speaking to members at a Youth of the Year Breakfast.

"This was the BEST day of my life!"
— New Member