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 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.

ATTENTION: The City of Albany continues to work closely with Alameda County Public Health to monitor and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Any iteration of the Friendship Club After School Program would follow the social and physical distancing guidance and healthy practices for child care facilities established by the California Department of Social Services in response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check back for updates.

 

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 has been postponed.

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

In-Person Summer Camps
Friendship Camp is back and we can't wait to see you! We are excited to announce that the City of Albany Recreation & Community Services is offering in-person camps starting on July 6.

To adhere to the current Alameda County Health Department, State and Federal health and safety guidelines, we are offering two outdoor sessions of Friendship Camp this summer. Each session will be three weeks and will focus on having fun in an interactive and engaging way. 

Check out the 2020 summer camp page! 

Specialty Camps 2020 (2021 camps have not been established yet.)

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