Enrichment based before and after school care for Columbia Public Schools

Adventure Club

Adventure Club is an enrichment based, before and after school program for elementary aged children within the Columbia Public School District. All programs are licensed by the Missouri Office of Childhood within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Department. We provide hands-on educational and recreational activities and we work diligently to offer enriching activities that enhance the development of children socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Consistent communication between program staff and families is essential in meeting the best needs of your child, as families are an integral part of our success.

Educational and Recreational

Hands-on educational and recreational activities for children in a safe, caring and convenient environment. State licensed and follows national accreditation standards.

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Dedicated Staff

Adventure Club takes pride in its high-quality staff, including an Administrative Team, Site Facilitators, and office support. Adventure Club typically has approximately 90+ fun and enthusiastic part-time staff members facilitating activities with 700+ children enrolled in the program. The staff-to-child ratio is typically 1 to 16.

Each school has Site Facilitators in charge of the program. All full-time Site Facilitators have their bachelor’s degrees. Part-Time Site Facilitators have a minimum of 60 college credit hours with at least six-hours in child-related course work. Site Assistants are primarily students in the University of Missouri College of Education and Human Development who are seeking additional experience working with school-age children. Adventure Club has operated through the University of Missouri College of Education & Human Development since 1997.

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We offer a variety of activities which include recreation and games, arts and crafts, music, dramatic play, homework help, and time for the children to pursue their own interests. We encourage all children to respectfully learn and work with others.

Adventure Club staff work with 4 children