When School is Out, the Club is Open!

Great Summers Start HERE.

The Alameda Boys & Girls Club has created full weeks of Summer Camp tailored to creating fun and fulfilling activities for youth that
completed 1st – 5th grade.
Kids will spend their Summer participating in daily sports and recreation activities in our Gym, hands-on STEM activities in our Center of Innovation or Living Garden and arts and crafts projects in our Fine Arts room. Campers will be assigned into Junior Explorers (1st – 2nd grade), Explorers (3rd – 4th grade) or Intermediate (5th grade) age groups and rotate between different program areas in a grand summer camp experience. 
Two camp t-shirts and 2022 annual membership to the Alameda Boys & Girls Club included. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided. 
Weekly registration is required to attend. Registration forms are only available at our front counter for parent/guardian pick-up.

Summer Day Camp: Monday, June 13 to Friday, August 12 (Closed July 4)
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | $140 per week, per child
For a limited time, receive a 15% discount when you prepay for two or more weeks

General Club Program: Monday, June 13 to Friday, August 12 (Closed July 4)
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Cost included in Summer Day Camp fee

Weekly Themes
Exploration
: June 13th-17th 

Beach: June 20th-June 24th
*Field Trip to the San Francisco Aquarium

Geology: June 27th-July 1st 

Red, White and Boom: July 5th-July 8th
*Field Trip to the U.S.S. Hornet Museum

Aero Physics: July 11th-July 15th 

Physics: July 18th-July 22nd
*Field Trip to Lawrence Hall of Science

Engineering: July 25th-July 29th 

Solar Arts: August 1st-August 5th
*Field Trip to Crab Cove Visitor Center and Aquarium

Space: August 8th-August 12th 

Visit our Clubhouse to Complete Your Application 
1900 Third Street, Alameda CA 94501

Youth can lose as much as 2 months of their learning during summer break. To eliminate this dreaded learning loss, the Alameda Boys & Girls Club will provide a daily Science, Technology, Engineering and Math filled programming. Youth will participate in fun and educational activities from science projects to ecology days that build on core subjects they’ve learned in school!  
Studies have shown that sports don’t only benefit the health of their participants, but can also boost esteem and brain function and promote good citizenry through teamwork. Whether youth are new to athletics or have been training for years, structured drills and fun mini games will give them greater confidence to achieve their dreams. 
Youth are able to relax and enjoy themselves while playing table games in our spacious games room and outdoor picnic area, or express themselves by creating beautiful arts and craft projects in our living garden. No matter the activity, campers will join staff for some quality fun that centers around play. 
For questions or more information, please contact Alex Rocha at alex@alamedabgc.org or (510) 522-4900 x 108
SUMMER CAMP FAQ
Trained Staff & Safety
Our staff have been busy training and preparing for all our members to return to the Club for an action-packed summer of fun! Youth will be in a safe environment, have fun, learn and make friends under the guidance of trained Youth Development Professionals. 
What is a Youth Development Professional?
As a Youth Development Professional (YDP), staff are the first contact and facilitators of Club programs. Our YDP’s have been familiarized with
Boys & Girls Clubs Basics, safety training programs and continuous education through Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Spillet Leadership University to ensure our youth receive the strongest foundation to tackle life’s challenges.  
Do you conduct background checks on staff?
All of our staff and volunteers must complete a LiveScan Background Check as well as a thorough background check prior to employment or volunteering at the Club.  
How do you train your staff? 
Within their first two weeks of employment, staff are required to complete the Sexual Abuse Prevention training set by Cal Chamber and within the first month of employment must complete Staff-to-Youth Interactions, Child & Club Safety 101 and Emotional Safety training modules certified by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Spillet Leadership University.  
Are Youth Development Professionals licensed as teachers? 
While YDP’s are entry level employees and not accredited teachers, our program is overseen by dedicated coordinators and leadership with decades of experience at the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. Staff and youth are supervised and coached on best practices in addition to their leadership development trainings while working through specialized program developed specifically for each program area. 
Has your Club been inspected by an independent public safety organization?
The Club is inspected quarterly by the Board led safety committee and is subjected annually to an outside inspection by a Boys & Girls Clubs of America safety inspector.
Bottom-line, is your Club safe? 
Safety is our top priority and we never want to put our youth in a situation where their safety is jeopardized. By sorting youth into appropriate age groups, instituting Club safety rules, training all of our staff and conducting continuous safety inspections, you can be rest assured that your youth will always be safe and have a great time at our Club! 
Facilities & Programs
As an organization that was built to serve kids and kids only, Alameda Boys & Girls Club’s state-of-the-art facilities provide members robust program options for them to participate in apart from outside distractions. As part of the Summer Day Camp, members will rotate through our Games Room, Gymnasium, Center of Innovation, Learning Center, Living Garden and outdoor field spaces. And for members who stay for the afternoon program, we open our Technology Center and Recording Studio for limited use.  
Games Room: Air Hockey, Billiards, Carpet Ball, Connect Four, Ninjas and Samurais, Pictionary, 20 Questions, King of the Hill competitions and more. 
Gym + Field: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Lacrosse, Volleyball, Spikeball, Can Jam, Capture the Flag, Cornhole, Dodge Ball, Kick Ball, Sharks and Minnows, Pac-Man, Relay Races and Over the Wire. 
Learning Center: Summer Brain Gain, Power Hour, Science Projects, Jeopardy, Bingo, Math & English Hangman, Spelling Baseball, Clay Working, Mancala and Trading Card Tournaments. 
Living Garden: Ecology Days, Scavenger Hunt, STEM Arts, Planting and Harvesting, Edible Garden, Bouquet Making, Zoology, Picnic Games and Clay Pottery. 
What is special about your Clubhouse?At ABGC we are a one-stop resource for education, health and wellness and recreation services. Between our four walls, kids can participate in a large variety of programs tailored to teaching them valuable life skills. In the past year alone, our Club was able to supply our members with the best tools to enhance their talents- upgrading our Technology Lab equipment, introducing brand new program areas in the Recording Studio and soon to be Electronic Arts Room and replacing our table games in the Games Room. 
Does your Club have Wi-Fi that the kids can use?The Club is proud to provide high-speed wifi access for homework to our members through our Club computers and tablets. While we do not give out our wifi log-in information, members are welcome to use the internet on a computer in the Tech Lab or on one of our Club laptops or tablets to access school or learning materials. 
Does your Club have a pool or offer swim lessons?We do not have an aquatics/pool area to offer swim lessons. 
What is the age range of your membership?For our daytime Summer Camp we will take children who have will have completed grades 1st through 5th.
During our standard program hours, we serve youth ages 6-18. 
Will a 6-12-year-old will be doing programs with teens?No – we are aware that children and teens develop differently at each age level. We split our programs into two separate hierarchies of elementary-middle school members and junior high-high-school teens. In our Summer Day Camp groups, we’ve gone further breaking out into groups of Jr. Explorers (1st & 2nd graders), Explorers (3rd & 4th graders) and Intermediates (5th Graders) with each group attending a different program during each hour. 
Are the facilities open to parents to come watch their kids?No – Unless a parent is a formally vetted volunteer of the Club and has completed a LiveScan Background Check, no parent, teacher or adult is allowed to supervise their child while at the Club.  
Will my child have to bring school supplies or a lunch?You’re more than welcome to send your child with their own supplies, but we provide members with all materials they’ll need for program. We will also provide breakfast, snacks and lunch and ask that you do not send them with meals to the Club unless they have specific dietary restrictions. 
Are kids assigned to different program areas and do they have to stay in that area?
Once members are sorted into their age specific Summer Camp group, they will be in that group for the whole week and be assigned to our various program areas for one hour blocks until the end of the Summer Camp program. To break up the monotony of scheduled rotations, every day members will start in a different area than the day before and unique programs will be run from day-to-day.Members will have to stay in their assigned program area for each one-hour block. During standard Club hours (1PM-6PM), members will have the choice of which program area they go to depending on the availability of that room to be open.
Will kids ever travel off campus for field trips?We have four field trips planned for the summer: San Francisco Aquarium, U.S.S. Hornet Museum, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Crab Cove Visitor Center and Aquarium. We will commute by bus, ferry and walking. Costs of the field trip and bagged lunch is included in the week’s fee, and kid’s may bring additional funds to purchase items from gift shops.