The 2021 Summer Program provides youth, ages 6 to 18, with access to positive adult mentors and opportunities that encourage academic excellence, leadership development, healthy habits and success after high school graduation. The Summer Program features a comprehensive slate of exciting activities including daily education, art demonstrations, physical fitness activities, technology instruction, career exploration and more. Meals are also provided. The program operates in accordance with the highest safety standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The 2021 Summer Program will run for six weeks at all Boys & Girls Clubs locations. The program will take place Monday through Friday from June 14 to July 30 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All Boys & Girls Clubs will be closed July 5 to 9.
The 2021 Summer Program serves youth between the ages of 6 and 18. Space is extremely limited. Youth between the ages of 6 and 12 must qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. All teenagers, ages 13 to 18, regardless of household income, can apply.
The 2021 Summer Program will serve youth, ages 6 to 18, at six Boys & Girls Club locations including:
The safety of our Club members’ and staff is our top priority. As the organization continues to monitor the evolving pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties has designed the 2021 Summer Program in accordance with the health and safety protocols set forth by federal and local officials including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health. As a result, the Clubs must:
Club membership fees for the 2021 Summer Program vary by Club location:
Scholarships are available for Club memberships and can be explored after program admittance with Club staff.
Please note, fees will not be due until Club membership is granted. Payments must be processed online at least one week in advance at bgcsdc.org under the “Our Clubs” tab.
Food is provided at all Club locations. More information can be found here in the chart.
Daily attendance is required only for children between the ages of 6 and 12, unless due to illness or other extenuating circumstances. Absences extended beyond 3 days will be reviewed by the Club Director and may result in termination of Club membership.
Applications for the 2021 Summer Program will open on Monday, March 1, at bgcsdc.org. Guardians of children between the ages of 6 and 12 must be prepared to upload proof of free or reduced-price status. The strict deadline to apply is Friday, April 30. All registration requests will be placed onto a wait list and reviewed in the order in which they are received. Parents and/or teens will be notified within 48-72 hours after receipt of your request to confirm whether Club membership has been granted or not. Please do not call the Club until this time has passed.
Yes!Boys & Girls Clubs will also provide exploratory summer programs to a limited number of teens including academic enrichment, entrepreneurial training, leadership development, financial literacy, civic engagement and workforce development. Middle and high school students are invited to secure their spot at theclubsdc.org. Applications for specialized programs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parents or guardians with questions related to membership for children between the ages of 6 and 12 can contact Brittany Richmond, Membership Coordinator, at or 941-366-7940. Inquiries regarding membership for teens can be directed to Suriya Khong, Director of Teen Initiatives, at or