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We are here for the youth in Schenectady all summer long!

Even though your local Clubhouse is not running normal programming, there's sure to be a

summer program close to you!

 

SPARC 2020 - Summer Program at

the Rotterdam Club

This year’s program runs for eight weeks beginning Monday, June 29th and ending Friday, August 21st.

 

(Closed on Friday, July 3rd in recognition of Independence Day)

 

S.P.A.R.C. is a day camp for youth ages 6-14.
All campers will participate in daily activities with a focus on our special themed weeks. Campers will enjoy a wide range of activities including sports, arts & crafts, physical fitness challenges, fun outdoor water games and much more.

 

Weekly Program Fees

Regular Monday- Friday

9am-5pm $95/ week

 

Add’l children, same family 9am-5pm $75/ week

 

"Early or Late Care" $3 per day/ per child

$25.00/ week for both

Early (EC) 7:30am – 8:59am

Late (LC) 5:01pm – 6:00pm

(Club closes promptly at 6:00pm. For every 5 mins. after 6:00p there will be an add’l charge of $5.00)

*Please note, payment is due by noon on Thursday for the following week.*

 

Summer Program Information

*Week 1 - Celebrate USA – Celebrating the beauty of the United States with fun interactive games and activities. Thursday, July 2nd wear your red white and blue!


*Week 2 - A Journey Through Time – Campers will spend the week learning how life has changed from telephones to video games and social media, by participating in throwback games and experiences. Friday, July 10th is blast from the past day; dress from your favorite decade.


*Week 3 - The Great Adventure Week - Campers will travel the globe learning about different customs from around the world and participate in fun cultural traditions. Friday, July 17th we will be celebrating all campers with a birthday bash.


*Week 4 - Mystery Week – Campers will solve mysteries and learn how to be a CSI detective. Friday, July 24th we will have scavenger hunts and an escape room.


*Week 5 - STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math – Campers will participate in hands-on learning activities and creative design. Friday, July 31st will be a “super silly slime filled day”.


*Week 6 - Outer Space Exploration – Campers will explore the galaxy and all the different planets. Friday, Aug 7th we will have an “aliens vs. astronauts” theme.


*Week 7 - Game Show Week – Campers will participate in trivia, talent, and physical game shows, including an American Ninja Warrior course. Friday, Aug 14th will be “SPARC campers got talent” show.


*Week 8 - Olympic Week – Campers will participate in various team competitions throughout the week. Friday, Aug 21st closing ceremonies and an end of camp BBQ!

 

City of Schenectady Park Summer

Recreation & Enrichment Programs

(Presented by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady)

 

Please note: An adult swimmer is classified as anyone 19 years or older

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

Parks Supervisor-

Louise DiFabbio (518) 374-4714 ext. 24  

Email Us

 

Summer Pool Director- Julie Rouse  (518) 374-4714

Central Park 

Central Park, Schenectady 12309

Pool Information

Monday, June 25th- Friday, August 24th  

    

Open Swim Hours:

Monday - Friday from 12:30pm-6:00pm. 

Saturdays & Sundays 1:00pm-6:00pm.

All swimmers ages 13+ must have a photo ID

All swimmers ages 0-5  must have an adult swimmer in the water with them. All swimmers ages 0-10 must have an adult in the pool area, on deck with them.

 

HillHurst Park  

Campbell Ave, Schenectady 12306

Pool Information

Wednesday, June 27th - Friday, August 17th

Open Swim Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00am-6:00pm.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00am-5:00pm. 

Saturdays 1:00pm-6:00pm. 

Family Swim Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

(2 children per 1 adult).

CLOSED Sundays.    

 

All swimmers must have a photo ID. 

All swimmers ages 0-5  must have an adult swimmer in the water with them. All swimmers ages 0-10 must have an adult in the pool area, on deck with them. All swimmers ages 0-20 must fill out a registration form.

 

Park Programming

Open: July 2- August 17 (Closed July 4th)

Wrap-around Service Hours:

Monday- Friday 11:00am-5:30pm

We will provide recreational/educational opportunities and improve the park program by involving youths in constructive programs and activities, encouraging them to interact positively with others, develop significant adult relationships and acquire skills. To help to increase their reading skills and educational success we will encourage youth to complete at least five books over the summer.  Youth will participate in reading club, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, sports clinics, healthy habits nutrition education, character programs, education enrichment programs, nature walks, games and themed sports weeks throughout the summer.

We will offer family activities such as an ice cream social, BBQ and final awards celebration to encourage family bonding  Summer lunch program, provided by SICM, is available each day from 12:30pm-1:30pm.

 

Quackenbush Park  

Forest Rd, Schenectady 12303

 

Pool Information

Monday, June 25th- Friday, August 17th  

Open Swim Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30pm-6:00pm.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30pm-5:00pm.

Saturdays 1:00pm-6:00pm.

Family Swim Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

(2 children per 1 adult).

Swim Lessons: 

Monday-Friday from 10:00am-12:00pm

(see pool staff for specific class times.)

 

CLOSED Sundays.    

 

All swimmers must have a photo ID. 

All swimmers ages 0-5  must have an adult swimmer in the water with them. All swimmers ages 0-10 must have an adult in the pool area, on deck with them. All swimmers ages 0-20 must fill out a registration form.

Park Programming

Open: July 2- August 17 (Closed July 4th)

Wrap-around Service Hours:

Monday- Friday 10:30am-5:30pm

 

We will provide recreational and educational opportunities and improve the park program by involving youths in constructive programs and activities, encouraging them to interact positively with others, develop significant adult relationships and acquire skills. To help to increase their reading skills and educational success we will encourage youth to complete at least five books over the summer.  Youth will participate in reading club, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, sports clinics, healthy habits nutrition education, character programs, education enrichment programs, nature walks, games and themed sports weeks throughout the summer.

We will offer family activities such as an ice cream social , BBQ and final awards celebration to encourage family bonding  Summer lunch program, provided by SICM, is available each day from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

Front Street Pool

Front Street, Schenectady 12305

Pool Information

Monday, June 25th - Friday, August 17th

Open Swim Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:30pm-6:00pm.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30pm-5:00pm.

Saturdays 1:00pm-6:00pm.

Family Swim Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

(2 children per 1 adult).

 

CLOSED Sundays. 

All swimmers must have a photo ID. 

All swimmers ages 0-5  must have an adult swimmer in the water with them. All swimmers ages 0-10 must have an adult in the pool area, on deck with them. All swimmers ages 0-20 must fill out a registration form.

Steinmetz Park

 

Park Programming 

Open: July 2- August 17 (Closed July 4th)

Wrap-around Service Hours:

Monday- Friday 10:30am-4:30pm

 

We will provide recreational/educational opportunities and improve the park program by involving youths in constructive programs and activities, encouraging them to interact positively with others, develop significant adult relationships and acquire skills. To help to increase their reading skills and educational success we will encourage youth to complete at least five books over the summer.  Youth will participate in reading club, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, sports clinics, healthy habits nutrition education, character programs, education enrichment programs, nature walks, games and themed sports weeks throughout the summer. Fishing Clinics will be offered by Department of Environmental Conversation. Other special events will be planned.

We will offer family activities such as an ice cream social, BBQ and final awards celebration to encourage family bonding. Summer lunch program, provided by SICM, is available each day from 12:30pm-1:30pm.

Call Us: (518) 374-4714    Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady   PO Box 466 Schenectady, New York 12301

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