Enrollment & FAQs

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A young person, age 6-18, becomes a member of the Game Loft by simply (1) enrolling in a scheduled activity, (2) completing the registration form with parental approval and signature and getting their tee-shirt. Membership is free.

Please fill out and return the form below to info@thegameloft.org or in the Game Loft lobby during office hours:

Members, as opposed to unregistered drop-ins, are tracked on a ladder of success that follows the eight keys of Positive Youth Development and uses progress on the Five Cs (confident, competent, caring, contributing and connected) as a critical measurement.

We encourage kids and parents who are interested in learning more about Loft membership to visit us in person, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday in Belfast at 78A Main St. (above All About Games) or at Mt. View Middle School on Wednesdays during the school year. We’ll be happy to give you a tour of the Game Loft, pass on a registration form, and play a quick game or two, as well!


Game Loft FAQs

What do I need to know about Game Loft membership?

  • Membership is free (and your child gets a cool T-shirt).
  • A Game Loft member is a Game Loft “owner”.
  • We offer free transportation to members Tuesday- Friday and to special events.
  • Only members can participate in Live Action Combat (LAC).

Game Loft School Year Hours:

The Game Loft will be returning to Fall hours starting the week of Labor Day with the following schedule:

Monday 2-6pm for gamers aged 6-12 years
Tuesday 2-6pm for youth 6th-12th grade
WEDNESDAY BELFAST SITE CLOSED- Mount View 2-5:30pm for youth 4th-12th grade
Thursday 2-6pm for youth 6th-12th grade
Friday 1-8:30pm for youth 6th-12th grade

Game Loft Summer Hours:

Monday 2-6pm for gamers aged 6-12 years
Tuesday 1-6pm for youth 6th-12th grade
Wednesday 1-6pm for youth 6th-12th grade
Thursday 1-6pm for youth 6th-12th grade
Friday 1-8:30pm for youth 6th-12th grade

When is the Game Loft closed?

  • In case of inclement weather The Loft posts closing notices on WLBZ-2 and Facebook.
  • The Loft is closed on the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Patriots’ Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
  • The Loft closes for vacation on the last week in June and first week in July.
  • The Game Loft’s Belfast location closes on Wednesdays during the school year for programming at our satellite location, Mount View Middle School.

When are meals served?

  • The kitchen is open from 2:30-5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday with dinner served Friday night at 5:30pm.
  • All meals and snacks are USDA approved.
  • All meals and snacks are free.

How can I arrange transportation?

  • Rides are available home from our general program in Belfast Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during the school year. Rides are available to and from the Belfast Summer program Tuesday-Friday.
  • A van to Searsport or East Belfast schools for pick-up during the school year is available by request.
  • Belfast schools provide transportation to downtown Belfast after school during the school year; Captain Albert Stevens School drops off directly in front of the Game Loft.
  • To arrange transportation call the Game Loft at (207) 338-6447 before noon (or before 10am in the summer) and leave a message including the child’s name, a pick-up location, and return telephone number.
  • Kids have access to the late bus at Mount View Middle School for transportation home from our Wednesday program.

What is the Youth Advisory Board?

  • The youth advisory board advises Game Loft staff and board of directors about Loft policies and programs.
  • The youth board raises money for Loft special programs.
  • You can support them by: donating your returnables at the Waldo County Redemption Center, purchasing a Game Loft hoodie, attending our monthly Magic Tournaments and other fundraising events.

How do I stay informed about the Game Loft?

  • Call (207) 338-6447 for more information.
  • Subscribe to our blogs and E-Courier.
  • Like us on Facebook.
  • Visit any time.
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