Celebrating 50 Years of Service!
Fifty years ago, Ruth and John Mallery understood the importance of ensuring that youth in our community have a safe, fun and positive place to go when out of school. They turned this conviction into action - funding and building the Boys Club of Santa Cruz. In 1990, our doors were opened to girls. To reflect this change, we became the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz.
Since 1969, over 30,000 youth have been active members of the Club and most of them for three years or more. This past year alone, our Clubs served an all-time high of 2,600 youth members with over 360 youth walking in our doors after school each day.
The past several years have seen significant growth in our organization. First, in 2016 we opened a new Clubhouse in Live Oak on the grounds of Shoreline Middle School. The partnership with Live Oak School District (LOSD) has been nothing short of phenomenal! Our Club staff participate as aides in classrooms throughout the district and support school staff at Shoreline every day. LOSD supplies snacks and meals for our members every day throughout the year and during the summer. We also provide adult supervision, escorting the kids from nearby schools to the Clubhouse via our "Walking Bus" program every day after school.
In 2018, we were at it again, as we partnered with Boys & Girls Club of the Valleys to open the Joe & Linda Aliberti Clubhouse in Scotts Valley. We thank Joe & Linda for their total commitment to making this Clubhouse a reality and are excited to make it our third facility serving youth in Santa Cruz County. In less than one year, over 300 youth became members and we are already busting at the seams in our daily attendance.
We are extremely proud of these accomplishments and thankful to all the past and current Board Members and volunteers and the thousands of community members who helped to make sure that youth in Santa Cruz County are provided the opportunity to realize their 'Great Future' possibilities!
For the kids,
Bob Langseth, Executive Director
PS. Are you a Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County Alumni? Join our Alumni Club here to receive special updates, reconnect with old friends, and share your Club experience!
See you this summer...
June 10th - August 16th
7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Daily Drop in Camp $15 day/child
or $65 week/child
Friends galore, activities abound, weekly Thursday field trips scheduled, and Friday Special activities keep the kids busy and laughing! Age-appropriate groups rotate through all the offerings at the Club, ensuring each receives a fulfilling, well-rounded day, with sports, arts, chill-out time, snacks, swimming (every day Downtown, Tuesdays at Live Oak), games, and friendships.
Similar to our after school program,
our summer day camp is drop-in
. Current members can come for any of the days and spend as much or as little time at the Club as they/their parents want and are not required to register for specific days in advance. However,early registration and pre-payment does speed up the front desk check-in time and some of the popular special programs have limited space.
More Details on Summer Day Camp Here.
Thank You to Our Business Partners!
Check Out Our Current Business Partners
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Bay Federal Credit Union
Santa Cruz Warriors
Santa Cruz County Bank
JMI Commercial Real Estate
Sutter Health (Palo Alto Medical Foundation)
We are California Grown
Elizabeth Quinn, MS DC
Don't see your name on this list and would like to?
Join our Business Partnership Program here.
These businesses have joined our 2010 Business Partnership Program, however there are many more who support the Club in various ways. To see a complete list of our Business and Community partners,
Sunday May 4, 2019 Teen Expo Resource Fair
We are so thrilled to be working with United Way of Santa Cruz County to present the Teen Expo at our Live Oak Clubhouse (925 17th Ave) on Saturday,May 4th from 11:30-3:30pm.
Fun Activities | Employment and Resume Help | Community Resources for Kids & Families
This wonderful event is going to feature youth development resources and organizations in Santa Cruz County. Come by the expo to visit them firsthand, see what they do, and also for some free, fun activities and treats!
Mark Interested on Facebook Here!
49th Annual Swing Into Great Futures Golf Tournament
Friday, July 12, 2019
Join us for a beautiful day of golf at DeLaveaga Golf Course in Santa Cruz, benefiting the youth programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County.
Schedule of Events
12:00pm Check-in; receive lunch
Lunch provided by
01:00pm Tee-off shotgun start, 4 Person Scramble, Best Ball
5:00pm Happy Hour & Appetizers
6:00pm BBQ Dinner by
Mickey's Cafe & Catering
, Raffle & Awards
Golf cart, Box lunch, BBQ dinner, and Awards
JMI Commercial Real Estate, ANB Insurance Services
2nd Annual Dodge for a Cause Dodgeball Tournament presented by Bay Federal Credit Union
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Save the date for our 2nd Annual Dodgeball Tournament held in Live Oak. Start gathering your team of 8-10 people to enjoy tournament play, activities for the entire family, and lunch! (Event also includes a team costume contest!) 100% of funds raised during the tournament go to improvement to our Live Oak Clubhouse's outdoor play area. Keep an eye out for more news by following us on Facebook!
Dia De Los Muertos Festival & 3k/5k Run
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Join Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz County Parks, and
El Rosal Bakery, for the 2019 Día de los Muertos 5k/3k Run and Festival. This
5k/3k run and festival, celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), will
highlight the best of the Live Oak community.
The 5k/3k course along the beautiful Santa Cruz coastline is open to walkers and
runners of all ages and fitness levels.
Registration and time information coming soon.
Following the 5k/3k, join us for the Día de los Muertos Festival, a wonderful
community celebration full of color, food, and tradition! Enjoy hours of
entertainment, activities, and music. Bring the whole family for free sugar skull
decorating, jump houses, pan de muerto, piñatas, face painting, and amazing
folklore dancers, mariachi, Aztec dancers, and more!
Fundraising will support youth and teen services, parks and recreation programs,
athletic programs, and facilities for kids, teens and families in Santa Cruz County.
More information coming soon. Follow us or Santa Cruz County Parks on Facebook to stay updated!