Through fun activities and essential skill building, summer memories are made at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Animated Checklist - Friends? Check. Conquering a new activity? Check. Lunch and snack break? Check. Water balloon fight? We’ll meet you there.Summertime is when kids and teens make lasting memories of new adventures, interests discovered and explored, and hours spent laughing with friends.

Staffed by trained and caring mentors, summer camps and programs at Boys & Girls Clubs provide affordable, safe, inclusive places where kids and teens build their confidence, explore their interests and build skills. Clubs do whatever it takes to ensure kids and teens have a memorable summer and feel prepared for the upcoming school year. 

Don’t have a Boys & Girls Club nearby? We also offer virtual learning experiences to reach young people where they are. 

The Importance of Summer Camp

“The Club was a safe, affordable aftercare option for my parents. And for me, it was a whirlwind of activities and new opportunities.”
— Asha H-R, Club kid

Child Food Insecurity: How Clubs Fill the Gap When School Is Out

Every young person should have access to healthy meals and snacks – but improving youth food security is a major challenge in the United States. Read more →

How Boys & Girls Clubs “STEM” the Tide of Summer Learning Loss

If time outside of school is the problem, out-of-school time programming is the solution. Read more →

Why Is Youth Empowerment Important?

When youth feel empowered, they become active contributors and collaborators at home, at school, at the Club and beyond. Read more →

Summer Brain Gain

School may be out, but learning is always in at Boys & Girls Clubs. It’s estimated that during the summer, most youth lose about two months’ worth of math skills, and youth living in low-income households also lose the same in reading skills – and these learning losses can stack up year-over-year.

Summer Brain Gain is our summer education program that connects fun and friendship with a project-based learning approach to keep kids on track for a successful transition back to school in the fall. Campers will learn through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final product or production.

Summer Stories

Growing Up Conquering the Outdoors

The outdoors can do so much for your mental health and wellbeing. You just have to remind yourself to get up and get out there. Read more →

Clubs Bring Summer Fun Home during COVID-19

As Boys & Girls Clubs continue their response to COVID-19, some find summer activity kits extend Club experience to kids at home. Read more →