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BGCS Membership requirement for our 2023 Summer Program at the Rotterdam Club (SPARC):
To register for the 2023 SPARC Program, your camper must first have an active membership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady. If the child being enrolled is already a member at any BGCS Clubhouse or School Program for the 2022-23 school year, they do not require another membership.

To purchase a membership, click here for instructions on how to create a parent portal account and obtain a membership for your camper. When processing the membership, set the location to Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club.

Please note when creating/accessing your Parent Portal Account:

  • Your username will be the parent/guardian email entered when creating your account.

  • If your child already has a 2022-23 membership at any of our clubhouses or school programs, please use the same parent/guardian email that your Club has on file.

How to Register for SPARC 2023:
1. Read through the SPARC 2023 information on the BGCS website (click here) prior to processing your registration request through the Parent Portal.

2. Once your camper has an active membership (see “BGCS Membership requirement for Camp SPARC” above), access your Parent Portal (click here) account and either click on the Registration tab from your navigation bar/menu, or click the blue “Browse Registrations” button on the Home page.

3. Verify the "Current Location" (located just above the program search filter) is set to Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club. If not, click "(Change), select Rotterdam Boys & Girls Club, and click the Save button.

4. Using the "Browse" filter on the lower left of the Registration page, for each browse level select the following:

     a. Category - click on "Summer Program at the Rotterdam Club (SPARC)"

     b. Programs – click SPARC 2023
     c. Courses - select the week you are currently enrolling your member in

5. Once you have selected the Course (Week Option) in Step 4c, you will see the currently available enrollment options and pricing to the right of the search menu.

  • If one child from your household will be attending the selected week, choose the Child 1 Enrollment Option.

  • If multiple children from your household will be enrolling for the same camp week, choose the option that corresponds with each child you are registering to take advantage of our discounted pricing:


For the 1st Child attending select the Child 1 Enrollment ($75.00)
For the
2nd Child attending select the Child 2 Enrollment ($60.00)
For the
3rd Child attending select the Child 3+ Enrollment ($40.00)
For any additional children, continue to select the Child 3+ Enrollment ($40.00)

  • You can click on the shopping cart to verify your enrollment selections.

To remove an enrollment, either go back to that Course Enrollment selection, click on “Enroll” again, and “Unselect” that member, or you can proceed to the Summary page and click on the trashcan for the unwanted enrollment to delete it.


6. Click next to proceed to the registration questions that must be completed for each camper.

  • All *required questions must be completed

  • There will be questions that are pre-populated with answers you entered during the membership registration. Please review those answers and make any necessary updates.

7. Click next to review and complete the acknowledgements/waivers.

8. Click Next/Finish to review your summary and process payment.

9. Submit all required documentation:


Registering does not guarantee a place at camp unless all of the following has been received:

  1. Full payment

  2. A Copy of the most current Immunization Record for your camper

  3. If medication is to be administered by our nurse while at camp, a doctor’s note/order
    must be provided for each medication that is to be given *The order must include the medication name, dosage, and time dispensed*

  4. If your child has a food allergy, a doctor’s note/order must also be provided

Documents can be submitted via:

  • Upload through your Parent Portal account 

    • Navigate to the "Update Your Profile” tab

    • Select your Camper's name

    • Choose the "Upload Your Documents: SPARC Required Documents" form

    • Follow the directions provided.

    • Fax – (518) 374-4433 ATTN LINDSAY (Please include your Camper's full name on all documents)

SPARC early care is available from 8am - 9am for $25/week per child.

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