Check out all the ways our members can BE GREAT at our Clubs!


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Detroit Lakes members love their Club!

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Wacky Wednesday in Perham!

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Gracie plays bingo with seniors at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

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Our members love the Perham computer lab!

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A partnership with the NYM Regional Cultural Center brings art to Perham members during the East Otter Tail County Fair.

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Detroit Lakes members celebrating F-M Redhawks extra-inning win against Sioux City Explorers!

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Perham Unit Grand Opening, May 2012.

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Timberline Ranch hosts several horseback riding field trips for Detroit Lakes members during summer camp.

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Perham Club members go for a pontoon ride at Lutheran Island Camp.

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Playing games is "fun with a purpose"!

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From the top of the hill at the Detroit Lakes Club.

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Detroit Lakes Club members enjoy a magic show in the Kids' Cafe.

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GREAT friendships are made at our Clubs!

We help the children of Becker & Otter Tail Counties achieve GREATness!

Our Boys & Girls Clubs have responded to the needs of children in our area since 1957. Our Clubs in Detroit Lakes and Perham serve over 900 children between the ages of 5 and 18, with more than 225 of those children bursting through our doors each day after school. Our mission, “to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens” motivates us to keep reaching out to serve more kids and families in the Becker and Otter Tail County areas of Minnesota.

Every day, our members receive one-on-one homework help, time for social interaction, physical activities, arts and crafts time, and nutritious meals and snacks. We chose only the best adult staff and mentors to work one-on-one with our members. The activities and programs we implement focus on three priorities: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. We strive to provide experiences so rich and so fun that our members want to come back day after day!

By our mission, we are committed to serving those young people “who need us most”. To do this, we must understand what our members and their families need. For many, the need is financial. For others, the need is simply a safe and fun place to go after school. Other children need help academically, while some need a place where they can be assured a snack and a hot meal. Need is expressed in many different ways, so we offer our services as though every child who walks through our doors needs us most.

Childhood should be a time of discovery and excitement. It should be full of feelings of security and support from others around them. At the same time, it needs to be a time of growth and moving forward into young adulthood with all its responsibilities and expectations. Striking a balance is so very important – and that is what we do so very well at our Clubs.

Please consider a gift to our Clubs. We believe that every child deserves a chance at greatness – to reach their full potential – and we hope that you will support our efforts to make that happen for every child we serve.

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Organization Information

PO Box 83
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

(218) 847-5700, Ext. 4



We help the children of Becker & Otter Tail Counties achieve GREATness!

EIN: 410871442

Reports: Guidestar


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