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Proudly serving the Capital Area since 1892! 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) provides safe havens for young people by offering quality programs and critical relationships with nurturing and reliable adults. Boys & Girls Clubs give their members access to dedicated, trained professionals who can provide guidance in adopting healthy lifestyles and pursuing educational objectives.


Most importantly, Boys & Girls Clubs equip young people with the skills they need to resolve conflicts peacefully, improve relationships with every aspect of their day-to-day lives and function as responsible citizens. From education and career programs to health and life skills, our staff and volunteers help inspire youth by providing an opportunity to belong, succeed and serve their community. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area


Albany Clubhouse
21 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12210

O: (518) 462-5528
F: (518) 462-5540

Troy Clubhouse
1700 7th Ave, Troy, NY 12180
O: (518) 274-3781


Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes offered in nine area schools in Albany, Cohoes & Watervliet

After School Programs offered at nine locations in Albany & Troy

Summer Camp at three locations in Albany & Troy

Teen Programs at three locations in Albany & Troy

Career Launch programs in Albany & Troy 

Food Program and our Freight Farm


Our Mission

The BGCCA mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential to become productive, caring responsible citizens.


Board of Directors

The importance of BGCCA leadership, our the Board, cannot be overstated. Volunteer leaders represent the strength and diversity of the Club.

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BGCCA Staff Directory

View the complete list of executive and operations staff for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area in Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

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Contact Us

New to the area or the Club? Got a question and not sure where to start? Send us a message and we'll have a member of our team respond asap.



This interactive page provides answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Club and programming. 

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Recent Events


BGCCA History

From the first Club charted in 1892 to the merger of Albany and Troy Clubs in 2019, the COVID pandemic, and more! A look at the history of the BGCCA.

Our Impact

It's all about quality strategies and practices that the BGCCA and all Clubs use to promote the positive, healthy development of youth.

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In The News

See all of the BGCCA headlines in local publications and find the BGCCA Media Kit available for download.


Child Safety

At Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area, Child Safety is Job No. 1. Read how child safety is fundamental to the mission.



UPK, ASP, Summer Camp, Teen Programs, and more!

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Connect with the BGCCA and see what fits for you

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Invest in the future of Capital Area kids with a gift to the BGCCA