The Friendship Club is an after-school recreation program for children in grades 1-5 attending Albany elementary schools (Marin, Cornell, and Ocean View). The program provides a well-supervised environment for children to make friends, enhance self-esteem and develop social skills.
Friendship Club offers a variety of activities from indoor/outdoor games, afternoon snack as well as a supervised homework period daily from 4:00-5:00 pm. Our program fosters an atmosphere that allows children to be entertained in a safe after-school setting. We are located in Ocean View Park, 900 Buchanan St., and Memorial Park, 1331Portland Ave. in Albany.
Program hours are 1:55 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a full capacity of 55 students. A minimum attendance of three days per week is required, and morning care and drop-in services are not available. Services include daily transportation from Albany elementary schools to our facility. Visit the Flawless Guide to Friendship Club Registration page.
|1:30-2:15||Transporting early bird children from school to the Friendship Club|
|2:15-3:30|| Supervised free play (indoor & courtyard), arts and craft activities,
transport late bird and 4 & 5 grade children to Friendship Club
|3:30-3:45||Circle time, child info sharing time, staff announcements|
|4:00-5:30|| Homework time (children who arrive at 2:00 are welcomed to do homework
at that time too)
|5:30-6:00||Quiet Indoor Games, free play, continued homework time|
|6:00||Friendship Club Closes|
| Program Fees
# of Days
|1:55-6:00 pm||3:00-6:00 pm|
|$289 /month||$206 /month|
|4||$368 /month||$258 /month|
|5||$449 /month||$327 /month|
Participants who are interested in activities during the Mid-Winter and Spring Break weeks can register for our Specialty Camps offered in February and April. These are one week long camps feature off-site trips, visits from age appropriate child friendly agencies, arts, crafts and group game activities. Camps run all-day from 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with no drop-in service available.
During the summer break, Friendship club morphs into an all-day camp offering its participants two excursions to various fun locations each week, bowling at Albany Bowl on Mondays and an on-site movie every Friday. Program hours are 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday through Friday (no drop-ins). You can register for one week at a time or you can register for multiple weeks. Check out this Summer's Camp Schedule!