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Clubs & Membership

Clubs & Memberships


We currently operate 11 Clubs in the metro Omaha and Southwest Iowa area, in addition to Camp Nakomis, a summer camp that provides a positive, challenging outdoor experience to the youth within our community. Historically, BGCM has purposefully located Clubs in areas of high need in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of at-risk youth. Currently we serve over 5,900 children and teens each day, many of whom are minorities, economically disadvantaged and live in single-parent households.

2016-2017 Hours & Programs

Membership Information

Every day during the school year and summer, your child will benefit from an engaging, safe, interactive and fun environment in our Clubs.

  • BGCM accepts applications for children between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age at each location. School sites may vary.
  • An annual membership for a child to enroll in a Boys & Girls Club is $30 per year.
  • Our staff members are caring youth development professionals who are trained to work with young children and teens.
BGCM Handbook

Visit a club location during regular club hours to hand in your filled out application, renew membership or to apply for new membership.

Kids and teen will love coming to the Club because of the fun atmosphere, friends and caring staff. They will also greatly benefit from engaging youth development programs that help them prepare to become healthy, productive adults. Our programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to learn powerful life skills and introduce them to new experiences. Based on the interests and needs of the boys and girls we serve, our Clubs offer diverse program activities around the following four areas: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles & Character & Leadership Development.



nakomis logo-01Camp Nakomis

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Camp Nakomis is Located on 35 wooded acres in Carter Lake, IA. Miles of hiking trails, numerous camp sites and a fishing dock give campers countless opportunities to enjoy themselves, all in a safe and positive environment. Camp Nakomis is the perfect place for youth ages 5-15 to enjoy the outdoors. Camp Nakomis is open to the public.

Legacy Clubs

Carter Lake Unit

The Iowa West Ranch encompasses the Henry Ogram Carter Lake Unit and Camp Nakomis. Carter Lake Unit serves more than 600 members each year and has a history rich in tradition and excellence. The Club includes a 21st Century Learning that focuses on academic success of all members throughout the school year. Located on 35 acres of forest land in Carter Lake, IA, the Carter Lake Unit also offers a summer day camp experience to Metro youth each year called Camp Nakomis. At camp, members take part in fishing, archery, canoeing, arts, and outdoor skills education.


Council Bluffs Unit

The Council Bluffs H.H. “Red” & Ruth Nelson Unit on the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus was opened in 2009 and is located at the Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus. The Club provides services to the 21 area schools located in Council Bluffs, with over 120 members per day. The Club is also a host site to a 21st Century Community Learning Center, which services nearly 60 members from Roosevelt Elementary school daily.

The Club provides a multitude of programs that enrich the lives of the area youth. We provide a safe , stable environment to grow and become the leaders of tomorrow.


Mount View Unit

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) has partnered with Omaha Public Schools (OPS) for several years on many different programs for students. In 2003, BGCM partnered with OPS and was the lead agency for a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) program located at the old Mount View Elementary.

Because of the success of these partnerships, OPS asked if BGCM would be interested building a Club attached to the newly planned Mount View School. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and OPS agreed and the new Club was built on to the school in 2006.


North Omaha Unit

The North Omaha Unit opened its doors in 1961 on 20th Street, and became the place for all boys to hang out and have fun. In 1997, the Flannigan building (2606 Hamilton) was purchased from Boys Town and opened up in 1998. BGCM then sold the Flannigan building to Omaha Public Schools and kept part of the land to build the new Club, which opened its doors in 2005.

Over the years, the organization has grown to serve the needs of the North Omaha community and has build a family atmosphere where kids can come and be kids in a safe and nurturing place.


South Omaha Unit

The Carl Mammel South Omaha Unit has over 1,000 youth (ages 6-18) enrolled as members. It is located in the heart of South Omaha, just one block from the business corridor.

Built in 1966, the South Unit was originally known as the Gene Eppley Boys Club, but was recently renamed the Carl & Joyce Mammel Unit. The South Unit is the only Club within Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) that has a swimming pool, and regularly hosts Club members from other BGCM units.

With its large fenced-in recreation area and sports fields, the South Unit is also a staple for BGCM and community-based events.

Westside Unit

The Westside Unit is a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and Westside Community Schools. The school district provides a building attached to Westbrook Elementary School in which the Club operates after school and summer programs. The school district also provides transportation to the Club from Hillside Elementary, Westside Middle and Westside High School.

The Westside Unit serves more than 800 youth each year from around the Metro. In 2008 the Club was awarded the National Honor Award for Program Excellence amongst all Clubs with budgets under $500,000.


School Sites


Druid Hill Elementary School
  • 4020 N 30th St
  • Omaha, NE 68111
  • Phone: 531.301.4096
  • Julie Knight, Site Director

King Science & Technology Magnet – BGC Extension
  • 3720 Florence Blvd.
  • Omaha, NE 68110
  • Phone: 402.557.3720
  • Angela Reed, Unit Director

The Wildcats Club began in 2008 under the Middle School Learning Center Initiative. In 2011 the Wildcats Club became a part of an even bigger Club: the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands.

Today the Club serves 160 youth with numbers on the rise every day. Kids meet in the cafeteria every day at 2:45.

Members of the Wildcat Club kick off each day with a homework power hour, then branching out to our vast array of enriching programs: Arts, Triple Play, Cooking, Smart Girls and much more…


Morton – BGC Extension

Morton Magnet, a district wide magnet center serves over 700 students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. In addition to a staff commitment to assisting every child to succeed and excel in a caring and committed environment, Morton offers a unique decision making sciences program. This program, modeled after the Stanford University Decision Science program, encourages students to act and think strategically in the decisions they make daily.

Morton Magnet MSLC provides tutoring from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m., monthly field trips, weekly movies as well as a hot snack. After school programming is on every school day from 2:45 p.m. until 6 p.m. The partnering organization for the Morton Magnet after school program is Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands.

Skinner Magnet Center
  • 4304 N 33rd St
  • Omaha, NE 68111
  • Phone: 402.453.6857
  • Jennefer Avant, Unit Director


Spring Lake Magnet Center

Spring Lake Magnet Center is new to BGCM as of August 2014!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is a leader in youth development on the local and national level. We are transforming our community by providing youth with impactful, fun and educational opportunities in a safe environment. These opportunities are led by professional, positive role models who make a lifelong impact in the lives of those we serve.