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Misc. Programs

Special Kids CrusadeSpecial Needs

We are thrilled to be a host site for a wonderful Community Inclusion Program run by Special Kids Crusade. Children with developmental disabilities participate as full members of the Club, assisted by trained Including Special Kids™ (ISK) staff. If you know a special kid who would benefit from being part of a group, having friends and developing a sense of belonging, contact Special Kids Crusade’s Ilene Allinger Candreva at or (831) 372-2730


Summer Sleepaway Camp

Every year, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz has partnered with the Optmist Volunteers for Youth (OVY) to send members to summer camp.  Kids can attend for as little as $50/session (sliding scale)!  Open to kids entering 5th – 9th grade (10 – 13 years old) next Fall.  Nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the camp includes hiking, crafts, swimming, games, archery and the opportunity to make new friends! The Club has lots of kids going, many repeat attendees, and several kids who go on to become Counselors-in-Training and even eventually get summer jobs as counselors!  This year, members will register DIRECTLY with OVY Camp – download and fill out their registration form, choose your pricing tier, and mail directly to them.  Sign up soon because sessions fill up fast!  You can register for this summer now:

Visit the OVY website to download English or Spanish Registration Forms

ovy2016 sessions are:
Session 1: Sunday, June 19 – Friday, June 24
Session 2: Sunday, June 26 – Friday, July 1
Session 3: Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 8
Session 4: Sunday, July 10 – Friday, July 15
Session 5: Sunday, July 17 – Friday July 22

Second Harvest Food Bank

Apply for Food Stamps, Medical Insurance and Cash AidWe work with Second Harvest Food Bank and the County to help families learn about and apply for the benefits they may be eligible for.