Spencer Kids Group

Mission Statement: To promote and help provide a nurturing community for kids.

Brief Agency Overview: Spencer Kids Group has been providing a safe supervised site for Spencer youth since 1998.  We operate a free youth center for any child from the Spencer School District along with a formal homework help program at the school and a formal summer program.

Hours of Operation:

Office Hours Noon-6PM Monday-Friday
School year hours Monday-Thursday 3-6PM, Friday 3-7PM
Summer hours Noon-6PM Monday-Thursday and 12-7PM Friday        

Contact Person: Erica Schober

List of programs, descriptions, eligibility requirements and costs of each:

After-School Youth Center

SKG provides a safe, supervised and fun center.

The youth center is opened daily after school 3-6PM Monday-Thursday and Friday’s 3-7PM. During the summer, days when there is no school or school closes early the center opens at noon. Students can walk or ride the bus to SKG. The center has a basketball court, volleyball, TV, Ping Pong, Foosball, Internet, arts and crafts available. We also offer a small meal nightly. There is no cost to attend. All children are welcome ages 6 and up. No cost to attend.

Spencer Summer Recreation Program

SKG operates a Summer Recreation program for kids in Spencer and the surrounding area. The program includes activities that are intended to teach kids sportsmanship, structure, leadership, and healthy living. The program operates for 6 weeks during the summer months.

The children are broken into groups and offered activities based on their age group. Activities include; softball, flag football, kickball, volleyball, basketball, enrichment activities, yoga/exercise time, cooking classes, and project/craft time. Trips to the movies, skating and bowling take place through Summer Rec also. Minimal Fee for program around $25-$30

Spencer Homework Program (SHIP)

SKG operates an after-school homework assistance program in cooperation with the Spencer Elementary School. SHIP provides homework help to students 1st through 6th grade. Many students are referred to the program by their teachers or counselors. Bussing provided from School. No cost to participate.

SKG Sponsored Events

 Student Dances            Pie In the Park

Formal Dress Sales        Spring Fever Dance

Bunny Breakfast           and many more…...

Community Movie Nights

SKG brings free family outdoor movies to local families. The movies are viewed on a large screen set up on the school football field or area park. Movie theater themed concessions are available during the events.

Dog Show

The amateur dog show began as a way for area children to show off their pets. The show has evolved into an annual spring event where area “experts” provide coaching for participants to practice and learn how to show their pets like the pros do.  Those who participate can win prizes, trophies, and enter to win raffle baskets.  The public is invited to watch the show. 

Lunch with Santa

Spencer Kids Group works with the Spencer Area Chamber of Commerce to bring Mr. and Mrs. Claus to Spencer. During this event children have an opportunity to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, get a free bag of goodies, and have their picture taken to commemorate the event. The day includes a free horse drawn wagon ride around Spencer, lunch is available, games, face painting, an opportunity to win raffle baskets and purchase small gifts for parents and siblings. This event is offered to the public.

Youth Recreation Trips

Annually SKG organizes supervised trips to Wisconsin Dells, Brewer Games, and a Woodchucks game at reasonable prices so families that otherwise may not be able to get to these attractions can afford to go as part of a group.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Volunteer as a mentor/tutor 
Volunteer as youth Worker/Supervisor
Fundraising Events – Spring Fever Dance, Formal Dress Sale
Become a board member
Sponsor an activity
Volunteer for a fundraiser
Make a donation

Contact Information
Street Address: 117 E Clark Street
Mailing Address: PO Box 15
City, State, Zip: Spencer, WI 54479
Phone: 715.659.4969
E-Mail Address: spencerkidsgroup@hotmail.com