2024 Summer Camp Program Information

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro is excited to offer our Summer Camp Programs for the Summer of 2024. Our age-specific elementary and middle school camps include structured games, athletics, arts and crafts, team-building activities, field trips, and more. This summer, we’re offering school site-based camps for members enrolled in SLUSD and SLZUSD Summer Learning programs. Summer Camp dates and locations are listed below. 

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Summer Camp 2024 

For 77 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro summer camps have been a core experience for our local youth. As time has passed, we’ve stayed true to the same principles: Lots of imagination, fun, terrific staff, a strong sense of belonging, and a safe and supportive environment where young people can thrive.

Our Summer Camp has a team of Youth Development Professionals who invest their time, talent, and experience into caring for your child. Our team will welcome your child by name and help them connect with other campers through engaging activities. Camps are closed for holidays on June 19, July 4-5.

Great summers start near you. See below for our summer 2024 line-up: 

Jefferson Elementary School 
1400 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro 
Dates: June 17-July 19
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grades: Upcoming 2024-2025 Kinder-5th grade
Fees: $500 per student (Financial assistance and payment plans available.)
 
Halkin Elementary School for Summer School Students
1300 Williams St., San Leandro  
Dates: June 17-July 19
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. following summer learning program                    
(Open to members enrolled in summer learning programs)                   
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of July 15th
 
John Muir Middle School for Summer School Students
1444 Williams St., San Leandro
Dates: June 17-July 19 
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. following Summer Learning programs
(Open to members enrolled in summer learning programs)      
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of July 15th
 
San Lorenzo Site Location coming soon
Dates: June 17-July 19
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fees: $500 per student (Financial assistance and payment plans available.)
 
Bay Elementary School for Summer School Students
2001 Bockman Rd., San Lorenzo
Dates: June 12-July 19
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. following summer learning programs
(Open to members enrolled in summer learning programs)
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of July 15th
 
BGCSL Teen Center Clubhouse 
Dates: June 17-July 19
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grades: Upcoming 2024-2025 6th-8th
Fees: $500 per student (Financial assistance and payment plans available.) 

Summer Camp 2024 FAQ

Registration for the school year opens every spring. Each school-site Program Director will notify families when it’s time to register for the following school year.

Enrollment for BGCSL’s Summer Camp 2024 will open April 15, 2024. If your child will not participate in a summer learning program at Bay Elementary School, Halkin Elementary School, or John Muir Middle School, they may enroll in one of BGCSL’s three Summer Camp locations: Jefferson Elementary School, Colonial Acres Elementary School, and BGCSL Teen Center Clubhouse.

To register for Summer Camps, your children must be BGCSL members. If they are not members yet, simply create an account in the My Club Hub parent portal. Membership is free. Once you’ve registered your children as members, you can select the Summer Camp of your choice within My Club Hub. If you do not have access to join via computer at home, you can also complete your application at our Clubhouse, located at 2200 San Leandro Blvd. San Leandro or call 510-483-5581.

For issues or support with online registration, call 510-483-5581, or email us at info@bgcsl.org.  

Scholarships are available for families who meet the financial assistance requirements. Financial aid requests will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

To apply for financial assistance, select the “Pay at the Club” option in the enrollment form. Your balance will be posted to your account and the request will be evaluated. Financial Assistance confirmation will be sent within 7 days after registration completion.

If financial assistance is not approved, we can help you set up a payment arrangement. Otherwise, please submit your full payment through the “Account Billing” tab from your parent portal account. The entire fee will have to be submitted before summer camp starts.

Please note: If your child will attend a summer learning program at Bay Elementary School, Halkin Elementary School, and John Muir Middle School, participation in BGCSL’s Summer Camp is free of cost.

For further questions, please email info@bgcsl.org.

Daily activities include athletics, art, STEM enrichments, dance, and cooking classes. Each week has a different theme, and Program Directors hand out the schedule at the beginning of each camp session.

These are this summer’s weekly camp themes:

June 12-14 (San Lorenzo only): Community

June 17-18, 20-21: Fun in the Sun

June 24-28: Olympics

July 1-3: Explorations

July 8-12: Game Show Mania

July 15-19: Futuristic Fun

The summer program focus includes the following:

Academic Success programming aims to provide Club members with educational experiences that create a love of learning.   

Summer Brain Gain comprises one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary and middle school students aligned with common core anchor standards. 

Health & Wellness Programming encourages Club members to adopt healthy eating habits, practice good decision-making, develop healthy relationships, and make a lifelong commitment to physical fitness. 

Character & Citizenship Programming focuses on cultivating good character and leadership skills and offers Club members the opportunity to give back to their community through service projects. 

Athletic Programming develops valuable life skills while making new friends and gaining confidence in their ability to meet challenges. At all skill levels, our youth athletics programs foster teamwork, participation, fairness, and positive social skills in a fun, safe, and supportive atmosphere. 

Arts Programming allows all youth to access imagination and creativity to express themselves and build connections with others in their community. The Arts programs, experiences, and initiatives include visual, digital, performing, and applied arts.  

 

Yes. Our TK-K, 1st-4th grade, and 6th-7th grade middle school programs are run separately. Students are also separated by grade within the day camps. There is occasional overlap at times, however, students are generally placed in groups with peers close to their age. 

This summer, BGCSL will offer Summer Camp at three summer school locations: Bay Elementary School, Halkin Elementary School, and John Muir Middle School. BGCSL staff will pick up members from their classrooms when school is released, and the program will run until 5 p.m.

Please confirm your child’s participation in a summer learning program at one of the three schools listed above prior to enrolling your child in BGCSL’s Summer Camp.

If your child will not participate in a summer learning program, they may enroll in one of BGCSL’s three Summer Camp locations: Jefferson Elementary School, Colonial Acres Elementary School, and BGCSL Teen Center Clubhouse.

Students receiving special services are welcome to register for all programs. Please let us know how to support your student best to succeed in the programs via the online program registration form. A staff member will schedule a meeting to review the members’ needs. If you need assistance, please call us at 510-483-5581. 

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided every day. If your child has allergic reactions to certain foods, we ask that you please notify the staff of those allergies by indicating them on the membership application during the online registration process/paper. If your child(ren) needs more snacks than the program provides, please provide your child(ren) with additional healthy (no candy or soda) snacks. 

Members must be picked up from camp by 5 p.m. If you know you will be late, please contact us immediately. After the first warning, a late fee may apply.

Parents or legal guardians of members in grades 6th-8th must complete walk-home permission form for members in middle school to be able to sign themselves out. Members in elementary grades (TK-5th) are not permitted to sign themselves out of Summer Camp. 

Safety is our number one priority. Therefore, the Summer Camp staff takes the safety of every child very seriously. Please review the safety policies here. If you have any additional questions about our safety policies, please contact us 510-483-5581. 

If you have a concern about one of our staff or our program, you are encouraged first to discuss the situation with the Summer Camp Program lead. The names and contact information for each lead are included in the 2024 Summer Camp Parent Handbook. You may also reach out to info@bgcsl.org. 

If you have a specific question that isn’t answered here, please call us at 510-483-5581. The names and contact information for Program Leads at each site can be found in your 2024 BGCSL Summer Camp Parent Handbook.

Do you have more questions?

Please email us at info@bgcsl.org.  or use the chat box on our www.bgcsl.org

See our other programs

Whether your kids are into sports, art, stem, or anything in between, we have a program for them!

TK-K After School Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro offers a wide variety of free after-school programs for youth ages 4-18. Elementary and middle programs are hosted daily at San Leandro and San Lorenzo Unified School District school sites. Please check our locations to find an after-school youth enrichment program at your child’s school.

Summer Camps

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro has partnered with locally trusted programs across San Leandro and San Lorenzo to provide summer enrichment camps to elementary and middle schoolers.

After School Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro offers a wide variety of free after-school programs for youth ages 4-18. Elementary and middle programs are hosted daily at San Leandro and San Lorenzo Unified School District school sites. Please check our locations to find an after-school youth enrichment program at your child’s school.

Teen Clubhouse

Our teen center, The CLUB, offers a safe place for teens ages 13-18 to drop in after school. From sports to tech and the arts, volunteerism to academic pursuits, The CLUB offers resources and programs to help create meaningful experiences today as teens prepare for tomorrow.

School Year Day Camps

When Schools are out, Clubs are in. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro offers free drop-in services over school breaks throughout the year. Please check our school-year day camp calendar for specific dates, locations, and registration information.

Club Sports & Recreation Programs

Part of our mission at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro is to help children and teens develop healthy habits through physical activity and sports. Our programs support kids of all ages in developing interpersonal skills, physical fitness, and stress reduction and promote a positive use of free time.