PROGRAMS
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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area implements programs for over 1,800 youth each day throughout the Capital Region. Our program locations include; 2 full service Clubhouses, 13 school-based afterschool and summer camp sites, 16 school-based prekindergarten classrooms and 2 free standing summer camp locations. 

Clubhouse Sites 

From the beginning, Boys & Girls Clubs typically held the form of stand-alone Clubhouse facilities, specifically for the purpose of serving young people and teens in the Club environment. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area operates 2 Clubhouses: Our Delaware Ave Branch located at 21 Delaware Ave in Albany and our Troy Clubhouse located at 1700 7th Ave in Troy.

 

School-Based Afterschool & Summer Camp Sites

Over the last five years we have built strong relationships with school districts throughout the region. Today, our school-based locations make up 13 of our program sites, serving 1,300 kids a day. 

School-Based Universal Prekindergarten Sites

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area currently operates 16 UPK classrooms in 6 school based locations. The program serves 288 children each school year.

Summer Camp Sites

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area currently operates our Lawson's Lake location.

Complete Program List

Albany

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2021 Summer Camp Program 

July 5th - August 27th
​Albany Clubhouse
21 Delaware Ave, Albany NY 12180
​For more information please call (518) 462-5528 ext. 1013

Link to Summer Camp Application

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Delaware Ave Afterschool Program 

Starting Sept 8th: Monday - Friday
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ages 5-12
Albany Clubhouse
21 Delaware Ave, Albany NY 12210
​For more information please call (518) 462-5528

Link to After School Program application

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Teen Program 

Albany Clubhouse
21 Delaware Ave, Albany NY 12210
- Lyricism 101 
- CareerLaunch 
​For more information please call (518) 462-5528 ext. 1013

Link to Teen Program application

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21st Century Afterschool Program

EZRA Prentice Housing Authority
625 South Pearl Street

Albany, NY 12202

Arbor Hill Elementary School

1 Arbor Drive
Albany, NY 12210

(518) 475-6625 ​

 

Giffen Elementary

274 S. Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202

(518) 462-7176

Sheridan Preparatory Academy

400 Sheridan Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

(518) 475-6850

 

Philip J Schuyler Achievement Academy

676 Clinton Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

(518) 475-6700

 

Thomas O'Brien Acedemy of Science & Technology

94 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY 12202

(518) 475-6875

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EZRA Prentice Program 

EZRA Prentice Housing Authority
625 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202

 

After School Program

Monday - Friday
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grades K-5
Includes: S.T.E.A.M Projects; Dance Programs; Homework Help; Free Meals and Snacks; Lyricism; and Cooking Classes/Healthy Habits

Teen Program
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Includes: Lyricism, Dance, Video Gaming, Cosmetology,  Cooking, Fashion, and Basketball

Virtual Learning

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am 
Grades K-12
Includes free breakfast

For more information please contact Breya Boddie at (518) 209-1049 or bboddie@bgccapitalarea.org

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Universal Prekindergarten Program 

Arbor Hill Elementary School

1 Arbor Drive
Albany, NY 12210

(518) 475-6625 ​

Albany School of Humanities

108 Whitehall Rd

Albany, NY 12209 

(518) 475-6575

 

Giffen Elementary

274 S. Pearl Street

Albany, NY 12202

(518) 462-7176

 

Sheridan Preparatory Academy

400 Sheridan Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 475-6850

 

Philip J Schuyler Achievement Academy

676 Clinton Avenue

Albany, NY 12206

(518) 475-6700

Pre-K Application Link

Cohoes

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Universal Prekindergarten Program 

Van Schaick Grade School

150 Continental Ave

Cohoes, NY 12047

 

Harmony Hill School

120 Madeline Hickey Way

Cohoes, NY 12047

 

Abram Lansing Elementary

26 James St

Cohoes, NY 12047

Troy

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Summer Camp 

July 6th-August 28th
Troy Clubhouse

1700 7th Ave, Troy NY 12180
​For more information please call (518) 274-3781 ext. 2003

Link for Summer Camp application

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Afterschool Program 

Starting Sept 9th: Monday - Friday
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ages 5-12

Troy Clubhouse

1700 7th Ave, Troy NY 12180
​For more information please call (518) 274-3781 ext. 2007

Link to ASP application

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Teen Program

Troy Clubhouse

1700 7th Avenue Troy, NY 12180

​For more information please call (518) 274-3781

Link to Teen Program application 

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Empire State Afterschool Program

School 2

470 10th St

Troy, NY 12180

(518) 328-5601

 

School 14

1700 Tibbits Ave

Troy, NY 12180

(518) 328-5801 ​

 

Carroll Hill

112 Delaware Ave

Troy, NY 12180

(518) 328-5701

Ezra Prentice Program

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Summer Camp

July 5th - August 27th
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ages 7-14
Breakfast and lunch provided.
Drop off:
625 S. Pearl St

Albany, NY 12202
 

Lurvin Calix
Ezra Clubhouses Program Manager
lcalix@bgccapitalarea.org
(518) 704-4233 ext. 1011

Link to Summer Camp registration

Griswold Heights Program

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Virtual Learning Hub for K-12

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

After School

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Boxing Program

Monday - Friday
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

For more information contact:
Tim Pratt at (518) 274-3781 ext. 2008 or
tprattbgccapitalarea.org

Career Launch Program

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Free and inclusive for young adults 16-24 looking to enter the workforce.
 

  • Get paid while learning

  • Get help obtaining your driver's license and/or ID

  • Get help obtaining transportation, supplies, tools, and attire to start employment/training

  • Scholarship, Job Placement and Internship opportunities 

Link to Career Launch application


Ishmael Morton
Workforce Development Program Director
(518) 462-5528 ext. 1015 or imorton@bgccapitalarea.org

Freight Farm

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The Freight Farm is a commercial grade, hydroponic farm with environmental controls and indoor growing technology. Our freight farm can generate the same amount of produce as a two-acre farm annually, producing 600 heads of lettuce each week.

 

  • 100% Herbicide and Pesticide free

  • Grown year-round and available fresh

  • Locally grown in Troy, NY

  • Uses 90% less water than traditional farming methods

  • Creates zero water run-off and doesn't contaminate local water sources

  • All proceeds supports programming at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area

Link for more Freight Farm information

Food Program

BGCCA's Kitchen serves 1,100 meals to feed youth throughout the Capital Area. Run by Elvira Ford, our Food Service Director, the kitchen runs year-round (for CACFP, the summer, and the school year) and also caters special events. We provide food to the following organizations:

  • YMCA

  • PAL

  • HOPE 7

  • CEO-Youthbuild

 
For more information contact:
Chris Sky at csky@bgccapitalarea.org

Troy Drug Free Community Coalition

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The Troy Drug Free Community Coalition (Troy DFCC) is a partnership of concerned community members organized for the purpose of reducing substance abuse among young people and to build a safer, more prosperous community for all.

Link for more DFCC information

 

For more information contact:
Davia Collington, Program Coordinator at (518) 272-8289 ext. 216 or davia@triponline.org.