Services and Activities

Check out the Special Interest programs in our brochure for the 2013 Afterschool progam at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz. afterschool programs for Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz

Afterschool Sign-ups for January:


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Who We Are

The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz is a youth service organization promoting youth guidance through educational, vocational, recreational, social, and character development. Membership for youth ages 6-18 is just $40.00 a year.

Our staff members are trained to provide leadership and guidance through individual assistance, small group, and drop-in activities.


What We Do

  • Afterschool drop-off programs Monday - Friday
    (included in annual membership dues)

    Afterschool Hours:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 2:30 - 7:00 pm
    • Wednesday | 12:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Summer Day Camp program
    Monday - Friday
    (ran from June 18 - August 24, 2012)

We are proud to offer a variety of well-rounded and diverse programs for all youth ages 6-18. We are determined to meet the needs of all young people in our community by providing opportunities and experiences to unite youth from diverse backgrounds. Most importantly, we encourage youth to get involved in activities they might not normally try, but undoubtedly will benefit from (check out our Youth Development Strategy).

Our programs impact the lives of young people by helping them to develop the values, skills, attitudes, character and behavior that will enable them to succeed in life.

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Our programs can be divided into the 5 Core Areas of nationally recognized and tested Boys & Girls Club Programs:

Education and Career Development:

  • Tutoring
  • Scholarships
  • Power Hour daily homework program
  • Youth Employment
  • Career Development
  • Computer Education

Character and Leadership Development:woodshop

  • Youth of the Year
  • Kids of the Month
  • Keystone Club
  • Torch Club

The Arts:

  • Fine Arts
  • Crafts
  • Woodworking
  • Movie-making
  • Newspaper Club
  • Music classes
  • Photography
  • Magazine Club

Health and Life Skills:

  • Cooking and Nutrition classes
  • Swim Lessons
  • SMART Moves and SMART Girls
  • Environmental Club
  • Garden projects
  • Recycling and Conservation

Sports, Fitness and Recreation:youth

  • Basketball¬†Leagues
  • Dance classes
  • Karate classes
  • Recreational Swims
  • Hockey Team
  • Aquatics Team
  • Hiking
  • Fishing Club
  • Special Events & Field Trips