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Happy 1st Birthday Wissahickon Valley!

Oct 02 2018

On September 11th, 2017 the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club opened its doors to 57 students, 6 to 13 years old.

On September 11th, 2018 the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club celebrated it’s 1st birthday with 72 total Club members!

As our WV family continues to grow, we want to acknowledge the community that has continued to welcome us with open arms, our volunteers who make everyday a little less hectic, our staff who prove ambiguous day in and day out and our Club members who have helped make Wissahickon Valley a true family!

As they say, it takes a village and here in Ambler we could not be more thankful for all of the people who help us be the best we can be. We are excited to continue to grow; in every way possible!

Gap is Great!

Jul 26 2018

Thank you to Gap for helping our kids start the school year off right! Visit Gap in the Willow Grove Park Mall (2500 W. Moreland Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090) now through August 5th to show your support for Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Club. Make a monetary donation or drop off a backpack and or school supplies to get an additional 10% off your purchase. THANK YOU


Growing With Our Garden

Jul 25 2018

This summer, our gardening skills were put to the test! We learned a lot along the way and some of us even discovered a newfound love of fruits and veggies! 

Over the course of the summer, we harvested arugula, cherry tomatoes, endless amounts of spinach, zucchini and green beans. Our beets were delicious and so was the corn! We created yummy recipes using these fresh veggies and our campers learned to love foods that they were once afraid of! With such an abundance of freshness, we were able to sell bunches of arugula, spinach, beets and snap peas for 25 cents in front of our building!

We cannot wait to see what tasty treats our fall crops bring. Stay tuned!

Friday Fiesta!

Jun 04 2018

Last Friday, Wissahickon Valley commenced the first school year in our new building with a taco party! Thanks to Dos Hermanos Tacos, we were able to provide a tasty treat to all of our members and their families.

Gabriel and his crew from the taco truck helped us pull off quite a fiesta! In addition to tacos, weserved fresh Butterhead lettuce and arugula salad from our garden, strawberries, tortilla chips and water ice to cool us down!

Friday’s fiesta was our way of thanking our students, their families and our volunteers for helping us make the 2017/2018 school year a success! Thank you to our wonderful community for supporting us in more ways than we can count! We are looking forward to even more learning and laughing next school year!

Meet Our New Club Member!

Apr 19 2018

Spring is the season of growth and new life. Now that it is (finally) upon us, Wissahickon Valley is excited to introduce our newest Club Member… Bubba Bunny!

Bubba is the result of two animal obsessed Directors concocting a lesson plan to intrigue our animal loving Club members. Since spring is the season for new life, we thought it would be the perfect time of year to introduce a Club for our fellow animal lovers! It is through All About Animals Club that the idea of “Bubba” has been able to come to life.

Over Spring Break, the Wissahickon Valley Directors searched high and low for the most perfect bunny to join our Club family. He had to be outgoing, friendly and looking to be loved. Three days before the start of the All About Animals Club the Directors felt defeated. They had searched shelter after shelter but found no such bunny. Finally, they made one last attempt to find the perfect bunny. Via Craigslist they found Thor. Thor’s family was moving to Florida and could not take him along; the best part, he loves to be loved!

Sold. Thor made his way from New Jersey to our quaint West Ambler trailers. He made his debut in All About Animals Club where he was dubbed, “Bubba Bunny.”

Now, Bubba enjoys his days roaming the Club offices, playing with baby Connor and munching on cilantro from our Club Members – all while learning to use his litter box!

Bubba has been a part of our WV family for almost a month now and he fits right in. He has taught our students compassion, responsibility, empathy and communication. We only expect these traits to grow in our students as Bubba spends more and more quality time with us. Our goal is to make Bubba feel safe while he teaches our children a variety of life skills.

We are sure Bubba is loving every second of his Furever home! We sure are!