January Newsletter
Happy New Year Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Family!

Reflecting on the past two years, I am filled with gratitude. You, our members, donors and community partners have allowed us to weather the storm and enabled us to see the horizon with new vision. The service and commitment our staff have shown and continue to show every day drives me to do everything I possibly can to ensure our doors stay open and our facilities remain full of happy and healthy kids, both physically and mentally. Read More

Marineke Vandervort
Chief Executive Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
RSD Earns 1st Place Team Title at the San Diego Winter Age Group Swimming Championship
Winning with a very comfortable 1,000 point margin, our Rancho San Dieguito (RSD) Swim Team took first place out of 36 local teams at the San Diego Winter Age Group Swimming Championship hosted in Oceanside this past December. Team participants ranged in age from 8 to 18 years old. The win was a true team effort, with 4 team records broken!
CHL Hosts Thanksgiving Jr. Chef Cooking Camp
Jr. Chef campers in our Center for a Healthy Lifestyle (CHL) winter break camp learned how to make arguably the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner....the sides and desserts! Campers learned the art of making healthy and delicious vegetables, spiced pumpkin seeds, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie tartlets. They even ate all their green beans!
CHL Brings Garden & Cooking Programming to our Clubs!
Our CHL staff and volunteers are working regularly with our After School Programs (ASP) members in our Griset (Encinitas) and Harper (Solana Beach) Clubhouses, teaching them skills in the garden and kitchen. Most recently, Gardener Paul had a sweet potato pulling adventure in the garden which thrilled the children. The following day, they used the harvest to make a delectable sweet potato pie!
Thank You For Donating To Our Sponsor a Child Program and Holiday Toy Drives!
More Holiday Fun!
Celebrating Our Staff
Our Staff: the heartbeat of our organization, the change-makers, the listening-ears, the ones paving the path and building GREAT FUTURES for the youth in our community. NONE of what we do is possible without them. They dedicate their time, energy, and hearts each and every day. On December 10, our Annual Staff Holiday Party took place at our Harper Clubhouse in Solana Beach. The outdoor celebration featured door prizes, a Hawaiian BBQ and a prize raffle that is second to none! Many, many thanks to our Board of Directors who once again provided gifts, prizes and funding to ensure that all in attendance felt appreciated and valued. Hip Hip Hooray!
Looking for an event space?
Try one of our kitchen and/or garden spaces! Our Centers for a Healthy Lifestyle boast two beautiful locations to host your next;

  • child/adult birthday party
  • bridal/baby shower
  • culinary class
  • pop-up restaurant
  • scout troop meeting
  • corporate retreat

Contact Sheryl Cohen at scohen@bgcsandieguito.org for rental details, pricing, or a tour of one of our spaces.

Supporting Sponsors
Who Support Us

Help us thank those who support our community and our Clubs by shopping locally.

*The following companies/organizations participated in our
Sponsor a Child Program this past holiday season.
Aviara Oaks Middle School ASB
Carmel Valley Middle School PTSA
Del Mar Rotary Club
Hay House
National Junior Basketball Encinitas (NJB)
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