SB- Sports Fitness and Recreation

Sports, Fitness & Recreation                             
Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse

We offer a comprehensive  schedule of programming to help our members experience diverse and exciting opportunities at the Club that meet their varied interests and needs
Boys & Girls Ages 13-19

One Friday night a month is designated by Boys & Girls Clubs of America as #weownfridays. Teens are welcome to participate in team building events, team challenges, sport events, tournaments and dances. Stop by the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse to see what is happening this month! Activities are free or minimal cost.  Email
Boys & Girls Grades 3-12

Martial Arts of Connecticut offers a free Karate program for members in 3rd-12th grade at Wakeman . Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm-6:45pm in the studio.  The program is free, however all participants are required to pay for the testing fee of approximately $20 at the end of the school year. All participants receive their first uniform at no cost.

Participants are responsible for paying for a second uniform should it become lost or damaged.

All interested participants must have their parent/guardian complete the Karate Program registration packet before the start of the program. Packets are available at the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse front desk.
Tennis & Academic Club                                                                                                                         
Boys & Girls Grades 6-7

First Serve Bridgeport, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of youth through tennis is partnering with Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse in a tennis & academic enrichment program.
First Serve Bridgeport is happy to offer the ACE (All Children Excel) program to Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse. This program will combine tennis (instruction & play) with homework help and lessons in the areas of good health, nutrition and character.
Tennis & Academic Club is a free program for 6th-7th grade members at the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse.  Fall and spring sessions are offered, with each ACE session meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse and Black Rock Tennis Courts.  Van transportation is provided by Smilow-Burroughs staff to and from Black Rock courts for tennis instruction from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Participants then return together to the Clubhouse for academic instruction from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Snack is provided daily.  Participants must be able to commit to the entire 8 weeks, and be able to attend both days.
Spring 2017 session information will be available in late winter.  All participants must have a parent/guardian complete a permission slip in order to participate. For more information, please contact Jenn Vega at or call 203-908-3378.
Girls Grades 6-8

LiveGirl brings together middle school girls (grades 6-8) from across Fairfield County for a variety of leadership experiences. We offer year-round programming that fosters deep connections, including weekly mentoring groups, a leadership series, and a summer camp. 

We employ a variety of leadership activities, athletics, and performing arts to facilitate bonding in a diverse, team-based environment. 

The Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse is a partner in this effort and members from the Club can participate in this program.  Contact Melissa Moy for more information.
Girl Scouts                                                                                                                                                             
Girls Grades 3-8

The Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Sharing traditions with millions of Girl Scouts—and the huge network of Girl Scout alumnae who came before them—helps remind girls they belong to a big, powerful sisterhood. A cornerstone of Girl Scouting, the seven legacy badges build on over 100 years of Girl Scout history. Each of these badges (Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Girl Scout Way, and Naturalist) is available at five levels of Girl Scouting, from Brownie to Ambassador. Wakeman Boys & Girls Club has their very own troop, that meets every Wednesday night from 6pm-7:30pm.  Contact Melissa Moy for more information.
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