BGCTX COVID-19 Response Plan:

BGCTX COVID-19 Response Plan:

​​April 2, 2020 10:53am - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Dear Parents, 

Beginning today, March 31, Mission Essential Day Camps will be available for youth in the region at a rate of $50 per week or $10 per dayFamilies interested in day camp services may enroll eligible youth online at bgctx.org/SupportDayCamps or at the Club sites listed below. Day Camps will operate Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm until such time that a pandemic-related response to school-aged childcare is no longer required. BGCTX Day Camps are available for 5-12-year-olds at the following sites:  

  • Clements Teen Center (ages 10-12) - 2900 East Elms Road, Killeen, TX 76542 

  • Woody Hall Unit (ages 5-9) - 5100 Trimmer Road, Killeen, TX 76542 

  • Bigham Unit (ages 5-9) - 304 West Avenue B, Killeen, TX 76541 

  • Nolanville Unit (ages 5-12) - 400 Gold Star Avenue, Nolanville TX 76559 

  • East Williamson County Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 2500 North Drive, Taylor, TX 76574 

  • *Gatesville Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 2533 E Main Street, Gatesville, TX 76528 

  • Georgetown Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 1200 W. 17th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 

  • Waco Clubhouse-Brownfield Unit (ages 5-12) - 2700 N 21st #2816, Waco, TX 76708 

  • *Lampasas Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 107 N Main St, Lampasas, TX 76550 

  • Copperas Cove Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 1202 Veterans Avenue, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 

(*BGC Lampasas and Gatesville Day Camp fees have been waived thanks to generous support from anonymous donors) 

Last week, to more effectively meet the emerging needs of individuals and families affected by disaster events in our region, BGCTX announced open enrollment for “Mission-Essential Day Camps.” With the passage of the Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and support from regional public and private sector funding partners, we are relieved to announce a reduction in previously published Mission-Essential Day Camp weekly fees. 

We have all watched the world around us change over the last couple of weeks, sometimes by the hour. These changes have created a great deal of uncertainty for our staff, adversely impacted our charitable income, and constrained our ability to serve the youth who need us most. Rather than sitting ideally by, we have been working hard to create youth development solutions for a new audience who needs Boys & Girls Clubs most – the youth of mission-essential families.  

Local school closures have created an unpredictable burden for families who are still working every day to fulfill mission-essential roles. With new levels of funding support in place and a geographically diverse offering of Day Camp sites, we stand ready and able to support the families on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in the communities we serve. We hope this reduction in weekly fees, and the offering of a daily fee option, will expand the accessibility of Day Camps to any and all mission-essential families who need school-aged child care.” 

Sincerely, 

Tiana Quick
Chief Executive Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas
tquick@bgctx.org



April 2, 2020 10:49am - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 




​April 2, 2020 10:45am - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Media Contacts:  

Tiana Quick, Chief Executive Officer 

254.699.5808 or tquick@bgctx.org 

Daniel Hall, Vice President of Resource Development 

770.757.7527 or dhall@bgctx.org 

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Central Texas Launch Mission-Essential Day Camps At Ten Regional Locations; Announce Reduction In Fees, Daily Option. 

KILLEEN, TEXAS - With the passage of the Coronavirus Aide, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and support from regional public and private sector funding partners, BGCTX Leaders announced today a reduction in previously published Mission-Essential Day Camp weekly fees. 

“We have all watched the world around us change over the last couple of weeks, sometimes by the hour. These changes have created a great deal of uncertainty for our staff, adversely impacted our charitable income, and constrained our ability to serve the youth who need us most. Rather than sitting ideally by, we have been working hard to create youth development solutions for a new audience who needs Boys & Girls Clubs most – the youth of mission-essential families,” said Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas CEO Tiana Quick.  

“Local school closures have created an unpredictable burden for those families who are still working every day to fulfill mission-essential roles.” With new levels of funding support in place and a geographically diverse offering of Day Camp sites, we stand ready and able to support the families on the front lines of the COVID-19 response in the communities we serve,” said Quick. We hope this reduction in weekly fees, and the offering of a daily fee option, will expand the accessibility of Day Camps to any and all mission-essential families who need school-aged child care.” 

Beginning today, March 31, Mission Essential Day Camps will be available for youth in the region at a rate of $50 per week or $10 per dayFamilies interested in day camp services may enroll eligible youth online at bgctx.org/SupportDayCamps or at the Club sites listed below. Day Camps will operate Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm until such time that a pandemic-related response to school-aged childcare is no longer required. BGCTX Day Camps are available for 5-12-year-olds at the following sites:  

  • Clements Teen Center (ages 10-12) - 2900 East Elms Road, Killeen, TX 76542 

  • Woody Hall Unit (ages 5-9) - 5100 Trimmer Road, Killeen, TX 76542 

  • Bigham Unit (ages 5-9) - 304 West Avenue B, Killeen, TX 76541 

  • Nolanville Unit (ages 5-12) - 400 Gold Star Avenue, Nolanville TX 76559 

  • East Williamson County Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 2500 North Drive, Taylor, TX 76574 

  • *Gatesville Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 2533 E Main Street, Gatesville, TX 76528  

  • Georgetown Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 1200 W. 17th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626 

  • Waco Clubhouse-Brownfield Unit (ages 5-12) - 2700 N 21st #2816, Waco, TX 76708 

  • *Lampasas Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 107 N Main St, Lampasas, TX 76550 

  • Copperas Cove Clubhouse (ages 5-12) - 1202 Veterans Avenue, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 

(*BGC Lampasas and Gatesville Day Camp fees have been waived thanks to generous support from anonymous donors) 

Last week, to more effectively meet the emerging needs of individuals and families affected by disaster events in our region, BGCTX announced open enrollment for “Mission-Essential Day Camps.” Day Camps will offer child care solutions for youth of families who play important (mission-essential) roles in supporting the infrastructure needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region – local government staff, first responders, Texas National Guard, hospital workers, healthcare workers, and business deemed mission-essential by local disaster declarations 

Day Camps will provide youth with a safe place, positive adult supervision, exposure to traditional Boys & Girls Clubs youth development programs, and a minimum of two meals and a snack per day. To support Day Camp operations, BGCTX has partnered with local school districts and government agencies to support food program access for participants, regular sanitation of facilities, medical screening of participants, and continued learning requirements for youth. Day Camps will adhere to local, state, and federal 10+ gathering restrictions and follow CDC social distancing guidelines and guidelines extended to child development agencies during the pandemic. BGCTX will observe rigid safety measures associated with disinfection, health screenings for participants, and proper health care modeling.



March 24, 2020 11:12am - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 




March 23, 2020 3:49pm - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas (BGCTX) has established a public private partnership with the City of Nolanville to provide childcare solutions for mission-essential employees important for supporting the infrastructure needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning Monday, March 23, Boys & Girls Club will operate “day-camps” for 5-12 year old youth from this priority audience at no cost, in the following sites:

·         Mary Marie Multi Use Center – 400 Gold Star Avenue, Nolanville TX 76559

·         JW Sims Community Center – 408 10th Street Nolanville, Texas 76559

BGCTX will provide youth of mission-essential families with a safe place, positive adult supervision, exposure to traditional Boys & Girls Clubs youth development programs, and a minimum of two meals and a snack per day. Day Camps will adhere to Bell County’s 10+ gathering restrictions and follow CDC guidelines extended to child development agencies. Together BGCTX and City of Nolanville will observe rigid safety measures associated with disinfection, health screenings for participants and proper health care modeling.

Families interested in day camp services must enroll eligible youth online at www.bgctx.org/join or at Club sites, and submit proof of residency and mission essential employment status prior to day camp participation. At this time, in order to ensure compliance with COVID-19 related safety guidelines, BGCTX can only provide day camp services to 27 youth. Accordingly, day camp enrolment will be extended to families in the following priority audience order:

1.      Youth of mission-essential families who support City of Nolanville’s COVID-19 response infrastructure – essential City staff and first responders.

2.      Youth of mission-essential families who reside in Nolanville and support the region’s COVID-19 response – first responders, healthcare personnel, essential local government staff, and National Guard.

3.      Youth of Nolanville residents employed by “essential business” as defined by Executive Order GA-08.

BGCTX Day Camps will operate Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 PM until such time that pandemic related emergency child care solutions are no longer required.

BGCTX leaders are exploring additional child support day camp service partnerships with regional municipal partners, private firms, and other stakeholder to ensure that youth have access to a safe place during the COVID-19 pandemic.



March 18, 2020 4:14pm - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In accordance with BGCTX policies, and in response to recently updated COVID-19 closure plans from ISD’s throughout region, please note the following closure schedules for BGCTX’s Clubhouses:

  • Killeen ISD* - through March 27, 2020
  • Copperas Cove ISD* - through April 3, 2020
  • Gatesville ISD* - through March 20, 2020; update announcement by the district scheduled for March 19, 2020
  • Lampasas ISD - through March 27, 2020
  • Georgetown ISD* - through April 3, 2020
  • Taylor ISD* - through April 3, 2020
  • Marlin ISD* - through March 20, 2020
  • Waco ISD* - through March 27, 2020


March 17, 2020 3:39pm - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, Killeen ISD will expand Grab & Go Lunch Service to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas' Nolanville Unit - 400 Gold Star Avenue Nolanville, TX 76559 (Monarch Park)

Lunch meals will be provided at no cost to all children ages 0 - 18 from 11:00am - 12:30pm through the duration of KISD's COVID-19-Related closure period.

For updates and information, please visit www.bgctx.org/COVID19Plan or  www.killeenisd.org/covid19


MARCH 13, 2020 11:41am - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BGCTX COVID-19 response to mirror local ISD's and prioritize youth safety; regional Clubhouses and administrative operations to experience closures from March 16 through March 20, 2020  

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas (BGCTX), nothing is more important than the safety and wellbeing of our youth. BGCTX follows the guidance and expertise of local, state, and national health officials to help protect our Boys & Girls Club members, their families, and our employees from all communicable diseases.  

Based on reports of possible COVID-19 exposure in the region as well as facility closure responses by regional Independent School Districts all Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas Clubhouses (29) and administrative offices will experience closures. Our policy recommendations prioritize Club member safety and follow school-district closures to ensure our youth and families are at a lower risk of being exposed to this communicable disease. Accordingly, BGCTX will follow the following closure schedule by community: 

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco - March 16 through March 27, 2020  

  • Clements Boys & Girls Clubs (Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville) – March 16 through March 20, 2020  

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Copperas Cove March 16 through March 20, 2020  

  • Boys & Girls Club of Lampasas - March 16 through March 20, 2020  

  • Boys & Girls Club of Gatesville March 16 through March 20, 2020  

  • Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown - March 16 through March 20, 2020  

  • Boys & Girls Club of East Williamson County - March 16 through March 20, 2020  

  • Boys & Girls Club of Falls County - March 16 through March 20, 2020  

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas Admin Offices – March 17 through March 20, 2020  

BGCTX leadership continues to closely monitor the spread of Coronavirus and COVID-19 response from regional public health, governmental, and school district professionals to determine operations / closure plans beyond published timelines. BGCTX’s COVID-19-realted response plans will be updated regularly at www.bgctx.org, published on various social media channels, and distributed to parents of Club members via email.  We are aware of the hardships this may cause you and your family, but have to place the safety and wellbeing of our youth first. The following Level 2 recommendations may help you and your family stays healthy over the coming weeks;  

  • Encourage your kids to wash their hands frequently 

  • Ramp up cleaning efforts that include frequently touched surfaces as well as less frequently used areas 

  • Potentially limit all unnecessary travel 

  • Potentially limit large gatherings  

  • Potentially limit/restrict outside visitors and guests 

  • Potentially limit outside food deliveries 

  • Stay home if you or anyone in your family feels sick 

BGCTX cleans and disinfects the Club environment regularly as prevention to all communicable diseases, and will continue to hold this standard in high priority. We will monitor the school districts we serve and respond accordingly if there are any further developments. In the meantime, a best practice in the defense against spreading a virus is to wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds. As we remind our young people on a regular basis, we would ask that you practice this routine at home as well; It takes an average of 11.8 seconds to sing the Happy Birthday song, so if you sing it twice, that will ensure you’ve scrubbed long enough. While this measure is simple, it is effective.  

We want you to be aware of the importance of helping prevent the spread of respiratory illness and share this information with your friends, family and colleagues. Be assured that BGCTX takes this matter very serious and will continue to be in communication with our local health partners and stand ready to take all appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the children we serve.

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