Fund Est. 2004
Located: Decatur, Indiana / Berne, Indiana
In 1990, Dick Wemhoff sensed a need for young boys to connect and grow while participating in structured after-school activities. He began sharing his vision and, through generous donations, founded the Boys Club of Decatur offering creative programming at the Villa Lanes Bowling Alley owned by the Mies family.
Over the years, the Club has experienced much growth and allowed girls into its programming through its affiliation with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Faithful support from Adams County residents has also contributed to this growth.
BGCAC (Boys & Girls Club of Adams County) currently operates at two locations – the Decatur Club at the site of the former Erie Railroad depot building and the South Adams Club (est. 2003) at the Senior Center in Berne. The combined daily attendance averages between 150 and 200 youth, ages 6-17. The annual enrollment fee is $5, and the Clubs do not discriminate regarding membership.
With over 1,000 youths served since the inception of these Clubs, the Clubs' goal is for every youngster in Adams County to enjoy the benefits of belonging. Not only is the Club a safe place for kids to go after school and on most non-school days, but it is also a place where each child has the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally and academically.
For a tour or more information regarding BGCAC's mission with youth, please visit their website at www.bgcac.org or call 260.724.9128.