Mill Creek Adventure Club meets at Mill Creek Elementary School, which is located at 2200 Nifong Blvd. West. The enrollment capacity at Mill Creek Adventure Club is 120 children AM/PM. Currently, in addition to the Site Facilitator, there are 15 University of Missouri college students employed at this site.
Mill Creek Adventure Club meets in the school's cafeteria. We also have daily access to the school's gymnasium, computer lab and large playground area. Mill Creek's outside playground has several swings, climbers, jungle gyms, 4-square courts, basketball goals and a large grassy field as well as a black top area.
In the mornings, a parent or an authorized adult must initial the students in on a sign-in sheet. The sheets, printed in weekly increments, have columns for the student's arrival time and for the the initials of the person bringing the student to Adventure Club. A Site Facilitator or Site Assistant will initial in the student in the afternoon; a parent or other authorized adult must initial them out in the afternoon, noting the time that they departed.
We also use a "Where am I?" pocket charts to keep track of the students. The pocket chart has 5 categories: Playground, Cafeteria, Gym, Commons and Computer Lab. It is the students' responsibility to change their own name tag when they arrive in the morning and afternoons and when they decide to leave one area for another. They must also inform a staff member when they leave one area for another; we utilize walkie-talkies so that we may communicate with one another and ensure a student's arrival from one area to another.
Mill Creek Adventure Club is a fun, safe place for Mill Creek's children to come before and after school. We offer lots of choices for the children, and encourage them to participate in the activities they wish. Some favorite choices are: games in the gym, Ooey Gooey Club (messy, tactile activities), building activities (Lego's, blocks), and creating a variety of art projects. Mill Creek Adventure Club is a place where the children have fun with their school friends in a safe, learning environment.