Joining a social, athletic, or intellectual club can help you meet like-minded people, push your personal boundaries, and make new friends. When children join or become active in a club, they can learn new and creative things, get exercise in a fun way, and develop cognitive and critical-thinking skills. Our team at Crème de la Crème of Las Vegas (Durango Drive & Sahara) has put together this list of seven local Las Vegas clubs you and your family can join to create lasting memories and enhance overall health.

Las Vegas Swim Club

Family in Las Vegas area pool.
Image by Bo Gordy-Stith is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0

Whether you have novice or professional swimmers in your household, everyone can find a program to fit their abilities at the Las Vegas Swim Club. The staff at the Las Vegas Swim Club breaks the swimming program into age and ability groups so the instructors can focus on teaching age- and ability-appropriate classes.

The Las Vegas Swim Club coaches have years of expertise in professional swimming and instruction. They can help take you and your children to the next level of swimming, whether for personal improvement or to take part in championship-level events. After a day of swimming at the Las Vegas Swim Club, refuel your body at one of the many healthy eateries in Las Vegas.

Location: 101 Pavilion Center Drive

Contact: 702-379-7755

Casual Chess Club

If you or any family member is interested in the theory and techniques of chess, consider joining the Casual Chess Club. This family-friendly club hosts weekly chess meetups where you can find people of all skill levels to play chess with.

Whether you’re a beginning chess player or a grandmaster, you’ll enjoy the warm and casual atmosphere the Casual Chess Club offers. Besides the weekly meetups, you can also participate in clubhouse tournaments throughout Las Vegas. In addition, you can attend over-the-board chess matches at various Las Vegas establishments, such as Dema’s Pizza, Kopper Keg, or Jersey Mike’s Subs.

Location: 1772 S. Rainbow Blvd. (This is the meeting location for Jersey Mike’s Subs, where the club meets Tuesdays from 5 to 8:30 p.m.)

Contact: Via email

Fit4Mom Las Vegas

Expectant and new moms can enjoy workouts and support when they join Fit4Mom Las Vegas. The Fit4Mom classes help mothers develop physical, mental, and emotional strength through fitness and wellness programs designed for pregnancy and the postpartum stages. Mothers-to-be can take the Fit4Baby class held by a certified prenatal fitness instructor.

Once your youngster is born, bring them along for a family fitness experience with the 60-minute Stroller Strides total-body workout. Not only will mom get a great workout, but your baby will enjoy engaging in songs and activities that correlate to the mother’s fitness routine. Other Fit4Mom workouts include Body Blast, Body Well, Strides 360, and Stroller Barre. When you join the Fit4Mom Run club, a coach will guide you and help you develop the correct running techniques to enable you to participate in 5K, 10K, or half marathon runs, whether pushing your baby in a stroller or not.

Location: 6605 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Contact: 702-882-1795

Vegas Dads Group

Dads enjoy taking active roles in their children’s lives and activities and sharing their experiences with other fathers. The organizers of Vegas Dads Group founded the group so fathers and their kids could get together and go to museums, parks, parent-and-me classes, and other social activities. Dads in this club can take parenting workshops and have dads-night-out activities for social bonding. During workshops and meetups, dads can talk about potty training techniques, feeding fussy babies, or the kids’ education. Working dads, stay-at-home dads, single dads, and married dads are all invited to join Vegas Dads Group.

Location: Various spots around Las Vegas

Contact: kevin@vegasdadsgroup.com

The Writer’s Block

Aspiring writers can take workshops at The Writer’s Block to help them advance with various writing disciplines, such as poetry, prose, screenwriting, novels, blogging, podcasting, and more. Each Writer’s Block workshop is project-based, so the student takes their finished work home at the end of the workshop. Children from kindergarten to grade five can go on field trips with the Writer’s Block staff members where the students collaborate on writing, illustrating, and completing a picture book with their choice of theme.

Joining the Writer’s Block book club is a wonderful way to read a book and share your thoughts and feelings about the book with others who have read it. You can join specific book clubs such as the Shakespeare club, the Bourbon Book Club (with book discussions paired with sips of whiskey), or the Reading Women Book Club with works written by women authors.

Location: 519 6th St. Suite 100

Contact: 702-550-6399

First Nevada

Kids can learn about coding and robotics when they take classes from First Nevada. Students who take these classes will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through hands-on robotics education. With the informal robotics, coding, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) classes, kids can go on to robotics camps and clubs with the outcome of working in competitive robotics teams. First Nevada encourages family engagement with family STEAM and robotics nights, Girls in STEAM robotics events, and mentoring students.

Location: 1025 S. 1st St.

Contact: 702-888-3673

Girls on the Run

The staff, coaches, and instructors at Girls on the Run teach young girls crucial life skills through research-based programs. Girls gain confidence and self-awareness through dynamic, interactive, and physical activities while working in teams. The coaches help the girls with journaling, self-expression, leadership, and team-building skills they can carry with them through life. Part of the program includes running to build physical strength and endurance, and at the end of the Girls on the Run program, the participants will run a 5K race.

Location: 5955 S. Edmond St., Suite 24

Contact: 702-637-3055

With so many fabulous clubs and organizations for you and your family to join in the Las Vegas area, which club is your favorite and why? Is your family drawn to athletic, artistic, or social clubs? If we missed a club you can recommend in the Las Vegas area, let us know. We always enjoy learning about family-oriented clubs in our area.