About the Youth House (aka The Dads Club)…

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On May 26th, 1957, due to the efforts of 275 local families and generous gifts of local businesses, the dads of Verdugo Woodlands built a youth house for the children of the community. Since that time, the Youth House, better known as The Dads Club, has been home to Scouts, Pancake Breakfasts, Little League meetings, orchestra practice, special classes and educational programs, cultural art activities, set building and rehearsal for the Father’s Follies and numerous other events.

It serves as a meeting and gathering place for countless community activities. It is available for rental to all groups and organizations. It has been used for corporate meetings, weddings, birthday parties, fund raising events and more.

It has a main room that is approximately 40’ x 80’, a stage, a dance floor, a fireplace and a kitchen with stove, oven and refrigerator.

Some Of Our Programs

Exercise At The Dads Club!

P90X Workouts 5 days a week at the Dads’ Club beginning at 5:30am!  No more excuses!  Join your friends and get in shape.  Note:  Wednesdays mean P90X Yoga, and we start at 5am.  Be there and start your day off right!

Cub Scouts At The Dads Club!

Boy Scout Troop 118 meets at the Dads’ Club every Wednesday night from 7-8:30pm.  With nearly 50 Scouts, from 11-17 years old, they plan their own camping trips, work towards the rank of Eagle, provide community service and learn the value of leadership.  Participants come from about 15 different schools all around our area.  Come by and see what future American leaders looks like – you’ll be impressed!

Boy Scouts At The Dads Club!

Cub Scout Pack 118 meets at the Dads’ Club once a month with now both boys and girls from 1st Grade to 5th Grade!  Individual Dens of the same aged youth also find time to meet at the Dads’ Club for their weekly meetings.  Cub Scouts learn about citizenship, the outdoors and have cool pinewood derby races – all centered in our community Dads’ Club.

Robotics At The Dads Club!

VW Dads Club Robotics – Rebel Recoders Robotics – Our year round robotics club is for grades 7 through 12.  We actively participate in FIRST FTC League and in the past we’ve competed in the GUSD Elementary Competition, FIRST Lego League and the Mini Urban Challenge. We currently meet on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Fridays at the Dads Club. Drop in visits are very welcome but please contact us to make sure that we are meeting as that the students schedules are very demanding and we we occasionally reschedule sessions.

Chorus At The Dads Club!

VW Voices, the Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School chorus, has found the ideal music space in the Dads’ Club. Underwritten by the Verdugo Woodlands Dads’ Club, two separate groups–a 4th-6th grade chorus and a 3rd grade chorus totaling more than 100 children–rehearse twice a week and perform 6 concerts a year for the school and the community, in the Dads’ Club. This has been a musical home for the kids of VW Voices for the past 7 years.

Drama At The Dads Club!

Verdugo Woodlands’ after-school drama program P.O.S.E. has enjoyed a wonderful creative partnership with the Dads’ Club for years.  Playing On Stage Education (POSE) conducts two ten-week theater education sessions during the school year, each rehearsing and performing original theater productions on the Dads’ Club stage.  This sizeable space has allowed the organization to provide students, from 1st-6th grade, with an opportunity to experience theater in large groups of 40-60 students per session.