A shelter-in-place order is in effect for all Alameda County residents. City facilities are closed and non-essential meetings and events are cancelled.  Find more information here.

Please join us for an all new approach to afterschool time for kids in 1st– 5th grade! Our program is an afternoon oasis where kids are nurtured, respected and responsible for helping create community within our walls and around town. Participants help plan snack, activities, and adventures (along with time for relaxation and homework). Our curriculum is inquiry-based and driven by the needs, interests and conundrums of the kids.

 New this year we will be offering care only at  the Ocean View Park site. Transportation is provided from Marin and Cornell schools; Ocean View students are escorted to our building.

 Enrollment is limited to 55 children per day with a staff to child ratio of no more than 1:12.

Enrollment is limited for children requiring transport from school to our site dependent on van capacity. Previously enrolled students and siblings receive priority enrollment.

 Registration begins May 7th and is available online only.

Please consult our online portal for a detailed calendar available in August.

Early Birds 1:55 pm – 6:00 pm

3-days  $315 | 4-days  $420 | 5-days  $525

 Late Birds 3:05 pm – 6:00 pm

3-days  $230 | 4-days  $285 | 5-days  $395

Play  and Relaxation

Daily Schedule:

 1:30-2:15 Transporting early bird children from school to the Friendship Club
 2:15-3:00  Supervised free play (indoor & outdoor)
 2:40-3:05  Transporting late bird children to the Friendship Club
 3:00-3:30  Meeting time and project planning
 3:30-4:00  Snack Committee
 4:00-4:30  Homework or Outdoor play 
 4:30-5:30  Outdoor play
 5:30-6:00  Quiet Indoor Games, free play, continued homework time
 6:00  Friendship Club Closes

Specialty Camps

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 camps feature our STEAM-based curriculum and take children around the city of Albany for adventures. Camps run all-day from 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (extended care available from 8:00 - 9:00, 5:00 - 6:00 for an additional fee), with no drop-in service available.

Registration opens on Monday, January 6 at 8am.

Mid-winter Break Camp
February 18-21, 2020

Spring Break Camp
April 7-10, 2020

Camp Fees: $210 for Albany residents; $220 for non-residents
Extended Care (8-9am and 5-6pm): $25 for each; $45 for both

Summer Camp
New this summer join us for new camp themes driven by children's interests and questions! Program hours are 9:00 am-5:00 pm (with extended care available 8:00 - 6:00), Monday through Friday (no drop-ins). You can register for one week at a time or you can register for multiple weeks. Check out the 2020 summer camp schedule!

Friendship Club Online Application:

Please submit your information at the link below; registration for new families begins June 3, 2019!