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Special Interest Classes

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)

last revised: 3/15/18

Downtown Afterschool Offerings (2017/18)

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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 2:45 – 3:15pm | Wed 3:30 – 4:00pm
Intermediate: Wed 4:15 – 4:45pm | Wed 5:00 – 5:30pm

Guitar Lessons

Beginner: Mon 3:45 – 4:15pm | Mon 4:30 – 5:00pm
Intermediate: Mon 5:15 – 5:45pm

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

Guitars Not Guns

Ages: 8 & up | Cost: FREE
Non-profit group teaches creativity and music to at-risk youth. No cost.
Meets Wednesdays each week @ 5:30 – 6:30pm
Special 9 wk session: Feb 14 – Apr 11

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: ismael@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 8 weeks
Group swim school for absolute beginners. Four or fewer students per class. Caregivers may participate. Pool deck and locker rooms will be available from 12pm to 1pm. For more information, contact Aquatics Director, Ismael Alvarez at ismael@boysandgirlsclub.info
Registration Ongoing
Tuesdays 12:15 – 12:45pm

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 6th, 6pm

League runs April 10th – May 17th
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.
Tu & Th 5:00 – 6:00pm

Clubs

Smart Girls

Ages: 8 – 11 | Cost: FREE
Health, fitness, prevention/education, and self esteem enhancement program for girls. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles.
Fridays 4:00 – 5:00pm

Live Oak Afterschool Offerings (2017/18)

Athletics

Toadal Fitness

Various Ages | Cost: Free
Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Toadal fitness Club members are able to participate in the following classes free of charge:

Class Ages Day/Time Description Fee
Sports and Fun 8+ Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:00 – 4:45
Kids will learn about what it means to play on a team while having fun playing dodgeball, capture the flag, soccer, relay races, and other games that will make sure your youth is staying healthy & active! Youths will also receive help with mastering cartwheels, handstands, and somersaults in this energetic class. FREE
Kickboxing
Advanced
10+ Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:15 – 5:30
More advanced techniques and workout. $30

Music

Digital Recording Studio

Ages 11 & up | Cost: $35.00 per 4 week session
Anyone can make a song in their head, but with Music Production and Recording, you can turn your vision into a reality. Learn to make a song from scratch, using cutting edge software as well as state of the art gear just like the pros use. Whether it’s dance music, grimy hip hop, or head bangin’ rock and roll, anything is possible with the skills you’ll learn.
Mondays or Thursdays 5:00 – 6:00p

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

Afterschool Program Flyer: Downtown

Afterschool Program Flyer: Live Oak

2017/18 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 6pm – 8pm at Downtown and from 5pm – 7pm at Live Oak.

Registration Opens Session Dates
August 29 Session 1: September 5 – 29
October 3 Session 2: October 9 – November 3
November 7 Session 3: November 13 – December 15 (no classes week of 11/20)
December 12 Session 4: January 8 – February 2
February 6 Session 5: February 12 – March 9
March 13 Session 6: March 19 – April 20 (no classes week of 4/2)
April 24 Session 7: Apr 30 – May 25
May 15 Summer Registration: All Day (10am – 7pm)