Family Night: Spaghetti Feed – Friday 10/24 6:00-8:30 pm

logo_wholefoodsParents and siblings and grandparents and aunties! COME! This is your night to join your Boys and Girls Club members at the Club for a fun and festive evening of games, a craft activity and a full spaghetti dinner SPONSORED BY WHOLE FOODS SANTA CRUZ! Enjoy your kids’ secret after school hideout, talk to staff in a fun and relaxing environment, meet other parents, challenge Grandpa to a game of pool.

New Afterschool Classes Added


This is Santa Cruz after all! A new Special Interest class started 9/22 and there’s still room to join. Have fun practicing poses and breathing, develop strength and focus, learn new games. Sign up at the Front Desk.
Time: Mondays 4:45-5:30
Ages: 8 & up (but ask if you feel like your youngster is already ready)
Cost: FREE
Dates: 9/22 – 10/13


Wow, the new Visiting Artist Program is going to be amazing! We’ve partnered up with the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County (the folks that bring us Open Studios and SPECTRA artists) to bring diverse artists to the Club. Music, dance, storytelling, visual arts and more!
Time: Wednesdays 4-5pm
Ages: 8 & up
Cost: $20 material fee, scholarships available
Dates: 4 classes meeting…
Session 1: 10/1-10/22
Session 2: 10/29-11/19
Session 3: 12/3-12/31 (skipping 12/24)
Session 4: 1/7-1/28
Session 5: 2/4-2/25
Session 6: 3/4-3/25
Session 7: 4/8-4/29

Basketball League 2014/15 FULL

Div 1 and Div 2 Basketball leagues sure filled up fast this year! Even the waitlist is full. We grew the program by 2 teams to accommodate the growth in numbers this year. Thanks for everyone’s support and interest! We’re really looking forward to a great season! There’s still plenty of room in Biddy Ball starting January for 6-7 year olds. To get early notice of next year’s registration, make sure you are signed up on our Email List and that you Like us on Facebook. Insiders tip: if your kid does Summer Basketball Camp, you get early registration for the 2015/16 league.

Afterschool Program Starts Tuesday, Sept 2

Begins: Tuesday, September 2 (after Labor Day break)
Hours: Monday-Friday 2:00-7:00pm (Wednesdays 12:30-7:00pm)
Cost: Included in $40 annual membership fee
Note: There is no $10 daily fee for the afterschool program!
Activities: arts, music, swimming, karate, gym, games room, homework assistance, field trips and more.

Special Interest Programs
Pick up the new Afterschool Program flyer at Club, or download session dates, registration dates and class times here: Afterschool Program Flyer
Basketball League
Click here for Basketball League Application: Basketball League Application

Walking Bus from Bay View Elementary & Mission Hill Middle School
The Club provides a walking bus with staff escorting members from Bay View Elementary School to our afterschool program, Monday through Friday for only $5 a week, paid in advance. Staff will escort 6th, 7th & 8th graders from Mission Hill for free. Register weekly, but be sure to register at the Club or by phone by Friday, August 22 for the first week of school! Click here to download the application: Walking Bus Application

Tutoring and Homework Help
The Club is proud to offer tutoring and homework help in our Learning Center during the afterschool program. Please contact our Education Director, Leah, for more information.

Sereno Group Donation

The Sereno Group’s 1% for Good Program contributed nearly $18,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz to refurbish and renovate the Teen Room at the downtown branch. Upgrades to the Teen Room include computer desks, sofas, chairs, tables, lamps, TV, TV stand, game systems, CD players, fresh paint, new carpet and flooring.

Mural Project

Our garden mural project is going great! We are having fun, team-building, mixing colors, and learning what it means to build a community with large scale art!

Summer Day Camp

Downtown Club

June 16 – August 22

Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6:00pm
Cost: $10 per day/child or $40 for pre-paid week

Current Boys & Girls Club membership required ($40/year).
Check with the front desk if you are unsure if your child’s membership is up-to-date.

Youth 12 & up are free after 10:00am.

NOTE: Like our afterschool program, our summer day camp is drop-in. Current members can come for any of the days and spend as much or as little time at the Club as they/their parents want and are not required to register in advance. However, early registration and pre-payment does speed up the front desk check-in time and some of the popular special programs have limited spaces available.

You can print all forms out below or pick them up at the front desk.

  1. Fill out a Membership Application for each child (if they are not a current member) and read the Member Orientation Packet.
  2. Fill out and sign the Summer Camp Registration (both sides).
  3. Choose which days and/or special programs you want for your child.
  4. Turn everything in and pay at the front desk after registration opens.

View the Summer Program 2014 flyer.


Live Oak Teen Center

June 16- August 22
Monday – Friday
10:00am – 6:00pm
Summer Membership Cost: $20

The Club Teen Center invites incoming 6th graders and all other Shoreline Middle School students to attend our summer session! Activities include: field trips, beach days, games, and arts & crafts.