900 Buchanan Street
Brad Griffith, Childcare Supervisor
School Year Program
The Friendship Club After-School Program is a 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. Our program fosters an atmosphere that allows children to be entertained in a safe after-school setting.
Program hours are 1:55-6:00 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.
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. Click here to view the camp schedule.
During the summer break, Friendship club morphs into Camp Friendship, a nine-week 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.