Club Policies

Member Check-In Policy: Members are given a membership card and must check in and out at the front desk. This card is also used to participate in club activities such as sports or social recreation events. Members must have their card with them at all times. If a member does not have their card with them their choice of activity may be limited.

Open Door Policy: Parents are reminded that the club has an open door policy and that staff supervision is limited to inside the building. We recommend that you and your child set some firm rules about leaving the club, visiting friends in the neighborhood, going to McDonalds, etc.

Non-member Check-In Policy: Children are allowed to attend the Waltham Boys & Girls Club without becoming a member for one day and must check in and out at the front desk.

Visitor Policy: All adults who are not Waltham Boys & Girls Club staff members are required to sign in at the front desk. Once a visitor has signed in he/she will receive a visitor badge that must be worn at all times while in the building. Upon departure the visitor must return the visitor badge to the front desk and sign out. Any adult found in the building without a visitor badge will be escorted out of the building.

Phone Calls: The Waltham Boys & Girls Club phone line is for business purposes only. Personal phone calls for members or staff are not allowed. In the case of an emergency you may ask to speak with a supervisor and he/she will address the situation accordingly.

Personal Belongings: The Waltham Boys & Girls Club is not responsible for lost or stolen property. We strongly recommend that members bring a lock and use the lockers provided by the club to safeguard coats and other valuables.

Discipline Policy:

Minor Offenses: Staff members may draw from a range of methods to establish what will work for each individual child. Examples may include, but are not limited to: Time-outs, restriction from activity or program area and/or apology letters.

Minor offenses include, but are not limited to: swearing, running in hallways, eating outside the designated areas, being in an unsupervised area and general horseplay.

Major offenses: Full time staff members have the ability to suspend a club member for the remainder of the day. After speaking with a supervisor, a suspension of additional days may result. If a child is asked to leave the club he/she is to speak with a director upon their return to the club. A phone call will be made to the member’s parent or guardian. Major offenses include, but are not limited to: fighting, stealing, disrespecting staff or equipment. Long Term suspension may be imposed for repeat offenders or any member that is deemed dangerous to themselves, other club members and/or staff.