After School and Weekend Clubs for Kids in the Twin Cities

Clubs are great ways for kids explore their interests and meet and hang out with other kids who share those interests. One of the nicer things about clubs, is that parents are usually not only welcome, but integral to leadership. Most after school activities are looking for parents to step into leadership roles. By choosing a club as as your extracurricular activity, you can have some family time while also giving kids time for fun with other children. We have links to local chapters of national clubs here, but if you know a family-friendly Twin Cities kids club that you would like listed, leave us a comment and we’ll take a look at it.

Twin Cities Scouting Clubs

Northern Star Scouting

No longer just for boys, Northern Star Scouting’s mission is to prepare young people to be leaders and individuals of strong character through the principles of Scouting. Families can find an age-appropriate nearby programs for both boys and girls here.

Girl Scouts River Valley

There are three Girl Scout Councils that serve Minnesota, but this is the Twin Cities area council. Girl Scouts’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Scouts - Twin Cities Kids Clubs
Check out the Scouts at the State Fair each year

Boys & Girls Club of America

Serving youth for over 100 years, The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. It offers sports, education, arts and other programs for kids. Find the closest club here.

4H Clubs in The Twin Cities

The 4H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, which members pledge to use to make the world a better place. Find your closest 4H chapter here, just choose Minnesota and your county, and you’ll get a list of nearby chapters.

4H Twin Cities Kids Clubs
4H Fun

Twin Cities Sports Clubs for Kids

When it comes to sports – there are more Twin Cities kids clubs than we can list and they range from expensive traveling teams to after school programs in parks. Sometimes your kids park or school coaches are the best people to suggest a team. If you have a sports club that is family-oriented and inclusive, leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out.

Girls on the Run

I like this program because it is less about competition and more about building a life-long love of running and a healthy outlook. The Twin Cities chapter has several locations, but they all work toward the same 5K in November. Of course, this is only for girls. There is also a Twin Cities Track Club, which is open to both boys and girls and offers different kid-friendly running events throughout the year.

More Ideas for finding Kids Clubs to Fit Your Family

  1. Often times the same organizations that offer Summer Camps, will offer a club.
  2. You also may want to check what your children’s school has to offer. Many schools offer Kids Club summer camps and after school programs. While these are essentially extended care programs, they operate like clubs for kids.
  3. If you belong to a church, they often offer clubs as well. If you don’t belong to a church, but still want a faith-based program, check with your favorite VBS provider, if they offer a summer program, its usually an indicator the church has a strong youth and family program.

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