Special Interest Classes

last revised: 9/4/18

Downtown Afterschool Offerings (2018/19)

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Arts & Music

Music Lessons

Ages: 6 & up | Cost: $35.00 per 4 week session
Due to limited space and increasing popularity, Club members may only register for 3 consecutive sessions of music programs before they are required to take a break for one session.

Piano Lessons

Beginner: Wed 3:00 – 3:45pm
Intermediate: Wed 3:45 – 4:30pm | Wed 5:00 – 5:30pm

Guitar Lessons

Beginner: Fri 3:45 – 4:15pm
Intermediate: Fri 4:30 – 5:15pm

Studio Recording

Ages: 8 & up | Cost: $35.00 per 4 week session
Learn how to record and mix your own music in our professional recording studio. Parents may sign their child up for one of the following class times
Tuesday & Thursday each week:
3:30 – 4:00pm
4:00 – 4:30pm
4:30 – 5:00pm
5:15 – 5:45pm
5:45 – 6:15pm

Band Workshop

Ages: 9 & up | Cost: FREE
A workshop to educate and develop song writing, musical collaboration, instrument technique and live performance skills. Prior experience in an instrument is recommended however not required. By the end of the session, youth will have learned how to play and perform music in a band setting and potentially play a planned performance in Santa Cruz.
Tuesday & Thursday each week:
5:00 – 6:00pm

Choir

Ages: 8 & up | Cost: FREE
Fridays 5:30 – 6:30pm

Aquatics

Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons

Ages: all | Cost: $35.00 per 4 week session
For help deciding which class your child belongs in, review the Swim Level requirements and skills.
Level 2: Tu and Th 4:00 – 4:30pm
Level 3: Tu and Th 4:40 – 5:10pm
Level 4: Tu and Th 5:20 – 5:50pm

Private swim lessons

Ages: all | Cost: $40.00 per 45-minute class
To schedule a private swim lesson please contact our Aquatics Coordinator at (831) 423-3138 ext.25 or email: katee@boysandgirlsclub.info

Swim Team / Water Polo

Ages: 6 & up | Cost: $35.00
Level 4 swimmers. Combo class provides basic skills and understanding of water polo and swim team competition in a recreational format. Swim Team is continuous with no breaks between sessions. You may enroll any time, payment due per session, pro-rated for mid-session entry.
Mon, Wed, Fri 4 – 5:30pm

Tiny Turtles

Ages: 2 – 5 | Cost: $50.00 for 4 20-minute lessons
Individual 20 minute lessons for absolute beginners. Caregivers may participate. For more information, contact Aquatics Director, Ismael Alvarez at katee@boysandgirlsclub.info
Tuesday slots 11am – 1pm

Athletics

Karate Class

Ages: 6 & up | Cost: $35.00 per 4 week session
Beginning Class (6 & up): Wed & Fri: 4:00 – 4:45pm
Intermediate Class (orange belts & up): Wed & Fri: 4:45 – 5:30pm

Basketball and Biddyball

League is open to girls and boys 1st – 8th grades.
Visit Basketball page for more details.

Dodgeball

Ages 8 & up | Cost: $25 for 6 weeks
Registration Opens: Feb 5th, 5:30pm

League runs April -May
Catch, throw, and dodge your way through this exciting and fun league! Dodgeball games include traditional, basketball, army, and medic. Registration includes dodgeball shirts, tournament, and pizza party at the end of the season. Meets twice per week.

Clubs

Cub Scouts

Grades K – 5 | Cost: Boy Scouts of America dues apply, scholarships available.
Pack 674 is focused on exciting outdoor adventures, safety, community service and character development. Pack 674 is excited to be welcoming girls and boys! Parent participation highly encouraged. Pack 674 has two meetings and one outdoor activity per month. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/pack674
Every other Thursday: 6 – 7:00pm
Dates: 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13 (resumes in January)
Cost: Boy Scouts of America dues apply, scholarships available.

Smart Girls / Great Fellas

Ages: 9 – 11 | Cost: FREE
Health, fitness, prevention/education, and self esteem enhancement program for girls. Program encourages healthy attitudes and lifestyles.
8 week program Oct 11 – Dec 6
No meeting 11/22
Thursdays 5:00 – 5:45pm

Live Oak Afterschool Offerings (2018/19)

Music

Digital Audio Studio

Ages 10 & up | Cost: $35.00 per 4 week session
See how a song starts from an idea to a billboard chart topper. Learn how to record vocals and live instruments using Reason 10 and turn your songs into a reality.
Fridays 5:00 – 7:00p

Beat Production

Ages 10 and up | Cost: $35
Learn about the tools used by many DJs and hip hop producers to create their legendary sounds. See for yourself how easy it is to make your own tracks using Ableton Live 9. You’ll be producing hits in no time.
Monday or Wednesday 5:00-7:00p

Beginning Piano

Ages 6 and up | Cost: $35 for 4 week session
Introductory level piano class to help youth learn how to read sheet music, develop music theory and learn basic piano songs.
Fridays 4-5p
Limit 8 students per session

Athletics

Surf Club

Ages 11 and up | Cost: $175 which includes 2019 Club membership
Surf Club meets every Wednesday at Opal Cliffs Park for the entire school year. Parents are notified via email each week if ocean conditions are safe to surf for beginners. Transportation is NOT provided. Members learn ocean and wilderness safety, first aid and CPR as well as how to ride a wave, commune with nature and get the best of “Soul Surfing”. Separate registration is required. Please contact Coach Michael Allen at Taoofsurfing@gmail.com

Aliberti Afterschool Offerings (2018/19)

TBD

last revised: 5/7/18

Downtown Summer Offerings (2018)

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Arts & Music & Character

Studio Recording

Ages: 8 & up | Cost: $35
Learn how to record and mix your own music in our professional recording studio.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:00 – 3:30, 3:30 – 4:00, 4:15 – 4:45, OR 4:45 – 5:15
Session 1: June 12 – July 8 (Registration opens May 15 10am)
Session 2: July 24 – Aug 16 (Registration opens June 26 7:30am)

Academics

Summer Brain Gain

Ages: grades 1 – 6 | Cost: FREE
Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities aligned with Common Core standards. Each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final project. As a result, kids develop higher-order thinking skills through the summer while staying on track for the coming school year.
June 11 – Aug 16
Monday – Thursdays
Entering Grades 1 & 2: 9:45 – 11:45am
Entering Grades 3 & 4: 1:15 – 3:15pm
Entering Grades 5 & 6: 3:15 – 5:15pm

Fisheries Club

Ages: 10 – 16 | Cost: $35
Fisheries class is a 5 week class focused on learning about fish! Lead by UCSC Graduate Students, Club members will learn how to answer questions such as “What even is a fish?”, “Why do fish look so funny?”, and “Why are fish so important to Monterey Bay?” Club members will get to participate in fun activities such as “fish printing”, identifying different local species, and safe, hands-on fishing practices. This class will culminate in a one-day fishing trip on the Monterey Bay with UCSC Graduate Students, Discover Angling (local nonprofit that pairs accomplished fishers with youth groups), and Stagnaro’s Private Charters.
June 18th – July 16th (Registration opens May 15 10:00am)
Mondays 10 – 11 am

Aquatics

Swim Lessons

Group swim lessons

Ages: all | Cost: $45.00 per 3 week session
Session 1: 6/19- 7/5 (Registration opens May 15th 10:00am)
Session 2: 7/10-7/26 (Registration opens June 26th 7:30am)
Session 3: 7/31-8/16 (Registration opens July 24th 7:30am)
Levels 2 – 4 are offered. Lessons are 2 days per week per 3 week session.
For help deciding which class your child belongs in, review the Swim Level requirements and skills.
Level 2: Tu & Thu 9:00 – 9:30pm
Level 3: Tu & Thu 9:40 – 10:10pm
Level 4: Tu & Thu 10:20 – 10:50pm

Swim Team / Water Polo

Ages: all | Cost: $65.00 per 9 week session
June 19 – Aug 16 (Registration opens May 15th 10am)
Recreational, skills-based 9-week swim team. Must be a Level 4 swimmer.
Tues & Thurs: 4:15-5:45pm

Athletics

Basketball

Ages: 3rd graders & up | Cost: varies (see below)
Interested in playing basketball over the summer? Come join us for open gym! Participants will have the opportunity to; play pick up style games, learn and refine offensive strategies as well as practice general athletic/basketball related skills. Note: Guarantee your child’s spot by pre-registering for full summer! Reg May 15th 10am.
June 11 – August 10th (no gym Fri 7/13)
Time: 4:30 – 6pm
Mon & Wed: Entering Grades 3, 4 & 5
Tues & Thurs: Entering Grades 6, 7 & 8
Fridays: Entering Grades 9 – 12
Cost: grades 3 – 8 $70.00 for whole summer or $10 week
grades 9 – 12 $35.00 for whole summer or $5 week

Basketball Work Opportunity

High School students wanting to learn the ins and outs of refereeing and scorekeeping can assist with open gym for Grades 3-8 and have their open gym fee waived for Fridays.

Flag Footbal

Ages: 8-14 | Cost: FREE
The 49ers Prep Flag Football is a brand new program to educate and empower youth through football.
June 23 – July 21
Time: 9am – 12pm

Live Oak Summer Offerings (2018)

Music

Piano

Ages: all | Cost: $35
Introductory level piano class to help youth learn how to read sheet music, develop music theory and learn basic piano songs.
Days: Fridays
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Dates: July 20 – Aug 10

Guitars Not Guns

Ages: all | Cost: $150 donation
Scholarships are available. All fees are a donation to Guitars Not Guns. Applications at the front desk
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Dates: July 13 – Aug 15

Academics

Summer Brain Gain

Ages: 6 – 11 | Cost: FREE
Prevent summer learning loss! Summer Brain Gain focuses on reading, programming, activities, projects, and assessments. All Club members will participate in our Brain Gain program. Classes are designed to be developmentally appropriate and help Club members reach our priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Curriculum has been designed to engage members in hands-on learning experiences that may include: cooking, gardening, technology, sports and fitness, art, music, performance and Community service. A well rounded youth grows into a successful adult.

Aliberti Clubhouse Summer Offerings (2018)

Clubs and Character

Cooking Adventure!

Ages: all ages | Cost: $50
10 week session (whole summer)
Cooking with Colly Gruczelak (Press Banner Cooking Columnist)
Wednesdays: 6 – 9 years old
Fridays: 10 years old and up
Time: 2 – 3:15pm
contact Maia for sign ups (831 535 7017 or maia@boysandgirlsclub.info)

Afterschool Program Flyer: Downtown

Afterschool Program Flyer: Live Oak

Afterschool Program Flyer: Scotts Valley

2018/19 Session & Registration Dates

Most special programs will be held in the 4 week sessions outlined below. Registration dates are Tuesday evenings on the date specified, from 5:30pm – 7pm at Downtown and from 5pm – 7pm at Live Oak.

Registration Opens Session Dates
August 28 Session 1: September 4 – 28
October 2
Session 2: October 8 – November 2
November 6
Session 3: November 12 – December 14 (no classes week of 11/19)
December 11 Session 4: January 7 – February 1
February 5
Session 5: February 11 – March 8
March 12 Session 6: March 18 – April 19 (no classes week of 4/1)
April 23 Session 7: Apr 29 – May 24
May 14 Summer Registration: All Day (10am – 7pm)

Summer Program Flyer: Downtown

Summer Program Flyer: Live Oak

Summer Program Flyer: Aliberti

Summer 2018 Session & Registration Dates

Registration for Summer Special Interest Classes at ALL Clubhouses is open TUESDAY 5/15 at 10am. Field trip registrations are staggered throughout the year:

Live Oak Field Trips

Registration Opens Field Trip Date Field Trip Description
May 15 10am June 21 Movie
May 15 10am June 28 Gizdich Ranch
June 26 7:30am July 5 Sanctuary Exploration Center
June 26 7:30am July 12 Roller Skating
June 26 7:30am July 19 Natural History Museum
July 24th 7:30am July 26 Bowling
July 24 7:30am August 2 Museum of Discovery
July 24 7:30am August 9 Mystery Spot
July 24 7:30am August 16 Boardwalk

Downtown Field Trips

Registration Opens Field Trip Date Field Trip Description
May 15 10am June 21 Mini Golf
May 15 10am June 28 Beach Day
June 26 7:30am July 5 Movie (TBD)
June 26 7:30am July 12 Roller Skating
June 26 7:30am July 19 Beach Day
June 26 7:30am July 27 Bowling
June 26 7:30am August 2 TBD
July 24 7:30am August 9 Beach Day
July 24 7:30am August 16 Boardwalk

Aliberti Clubhouse Field Trips

Registration Opens Field Trip Date Field Trip Description
May 15 10am June 14 Henry Cowell Redwood State Park
May 15 10am June 21 Natural Bridges State Park Beach
May 15 10am June 28 MOVIE: The Incredibles 2
June 26 7:30am July 3 (TUESDAY) Long Marine Lab
June 26 7:30am July 12 Roller Skating with Live Oak and Downtown
June 26 7:30am July 19 SLV Pool
June 26 7:30am July 27 Bowling with Live Oak and Downtown
June 26 7:30am August 2 Santa Cruz Natural History Museum
July 24 7:30am August 9 Mystery Spot
July 24 7:30am August 16 Boardwalk