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summer programs

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

SPARC 2024

Summer Program at the Rotterdam Club

This year’s program runs for eight weeks beginning Monday, July 1st and ending Friday, August 23rd.

(Closed on Friday, July 4th 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.

 

SPARC Weekly Program Fees

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

$75 per week for one child

$60 per week for second child

$40 per week for each additional child

SPARC Early Care

Mon - Fri 8am - 9am

$25 per week per child

**We do NOT reserve enrollment for unpaid weeks**

Please be advised that if you do not pay in full for the weeks you need, the spaces available may fill and your child will not be able to attend.

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2024 Summer Schedule & Weekly Theme:

Week 1: July 1st - July 5th: 

Great Outdoors Week

(No program July 4th!) 

Week 2:  July 8th - July 12th

Creepy Crawly Critters Week

Week 3:  July 15th - July 19th

Space Odyssey Week

Week 4:  July 22nd - July 26th

Ocean Adventure Week

 

Week 5:  July 29th - August 2nd

Wondrous Wizards Week

 

Week 6:  August 5th - August 9th

Jurassic Voyages Week

 

Week 7:  August 12th - August 16th

Olympic Week

Week 8:  August 19th - August 23rd

Carnival Craze Week

Parent Orientation:
Tuesday, June 25th 7pm-8pm
721 Curry Rd. Schenectady 12306

SPARC Information:


What does my camper(s) day look like at camp?

Each day at SPARC is enriched with structured activities around various program areas such as, STEAM, Fine Arts, Sports, Gardening, and Theatre.


Do I need to pack a lunch?

Yes, all campers will need to bring their own lunch We are a nut free facility. Due to heat it is recommended that you pack a lunch that does not need to stay cold. We do not provide refrigeration. It is also recommended that you pack a water bottle that can be refilled. *No camper will be allowed to leave the premises to purchase a lunch.*


What to bring daily?

Campers should wear socks and sneakers. Campers transition between being indoors and outdoors and should dress accordingly. Campers should have a backpack to hold all their personal belongings, including a water bottle, snacks (nut free please) and a change of clothes. We have cubbies in which their backpacks will be stored.


What not to bring:

NO weapons of any kind, cell phones, electronic devices, glass containers, personal items, valuables or large amounts of money.

 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is not responsible for lost items.

City Summer programs

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 18 years or older

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

Parks Supervisor-

Caelynn Prylo (518) 374-4714  

Email Us

 

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

Central Park 

Central Park, Schenectady 12309

Pool Information

Friday, June 21st - Sunday, August 25th  

    

Open Swim Hours:

Monday - Friday from 12:30pm-6:30pm. 

Saturdays & Sundays 12:00pm-6:00pm.

All swimmers ages 18+ must have a photo ID

All swimmers ages 0-5  must have an adult swimmer in the water with them. All swimmers ages 6-10 must have an adult in the pool area, on deck with them. Any swimmers requiring a flotation device must have an adult in the water with them.

 

Hillhurst Park  

Campbell Ave, Schenectady 12306

 

Park Programming

Open: July 8th - August 23rd

Wrap-around Service Hours:

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

We will provide recreational/educational opportunities for youth to enjoy by involving them 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, field games, healthy habits nutrition education, character programs, education enrichment programs, science projects, yoga, nature walks, high yield learning games and themed weeks throughout the summer. Daily clean-ups will be scheduled to keep the parks clean and free of debris.

We will offer family activities such as an ice cream social, BBQ and final awards celebration to encourage family bonding.  Summer lunch program is provided by SICM at each site Monday - Friday. For more information call Caelynn Prylo or Breya Boddie at 518-374-4714.

 

Quackenbush Park  

Forest Rd, Schenectady 12303

 

Pool Information

Monday, June 24th- Friday, August 23rd 

(closed July 4th) 

Open Swim Hours:

Monday - Friday 12:30pm-6:30pm.

Saturdays 12:00pm-6:00pm.

 

CLOSED Sundays.    

 

All swimmers 18+ must have a photo ID. 

All swimmers ages 0-5  must have an adult swimmer in the water with them. All swimmers ages 6-10 must have an adult in the pool area, on deck with them. All swimmers ages 0-21 must fill out a registration form. Any swimmers requiring a flotation device must have an adult in the water with them.

Park Programming

Open: July 8th - August 23rd 

Wrap-around Service Hours:

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

 

We will provide recreational/educational opportunities for youth to enjoy by involving them 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, field games, healthy habits nutrition education, character programs, education enrichment programs, science projects, yoga, nature walks, high yield learning games and themed weeks throughout the summer. Daily clean-ups will be scheduled to keep the parks clean and free of debris.

We will offer family activities such as an ice cream social, BBQ and final awards celebration to encourage family bonding.  Summer lunch program is provided by SICM at each site Monday - Friday. For more information call Caelynn Prylo or Breya Boddie at 518-374-4714.

Front Street Pool

Front Street, Schenectady 12305

Pool Information

Monday, June 24th - Friday, August 23rd

Open Swim Hours:

Monday - Friday 12:30pm-6:30pm.

Saturdays 12:00pm-6:00pm.

 

CLOSED Sundays. 

All swimmers 18+ must have a photo ID. 

All swimmers ages 0-5  must have an adult swimmer in the water with them. All swimmers ages 6-10 must have an adult in the pool area, on deck with them. All swimmers ages 0-21 must fill out a registration form. Any swimmers requiring a flotation device must have an adult in the water with them.

Steinmetz Park

 

Park Programming 

Open: July 8th - August 23rd:

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

 

We will provide recreational/educational opportunities for youth to enjoy by involving them 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 including, field games, healthy habits nutrition education, character programs, education enrichment programs, science projects, yoga, nature walks, high yield learning games and themed weeks throughout the summer. Daily clean-ups will be scheduled to keep the parks clean and free of debris.

We will offer family activities such as an ice cream social, BBQ and final awards celebration to encourage family bonding.  Summer lunch program is provided by SICM at each site Monday - Friday. For more information call Caelynn Prylo or Breya Boddie at 518-374-4714.

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