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Vista, CA – Summer registration is underway now and we’re filling up quickly. Our camps are designed to keep kids and teens learning, staying active and having fun by being engaged through impactful programs and field trip opportunities. With weekly themed activities and flexible hours to participate, no week is truly ever the same. Please save the date for our Career Day Thursday June 29 from

Please save the date for our Career Day Thursday June 29th from 3:30-5:30pm. We are looking for community leaders to speak to our Club members about their various paths to great futures. For more info on participating to help sponsor the workforce development event, please reach out to us.
The world is complicated- but helping kids is simple. Boys & Girls Clubs help kids by providing a safe place to learn, play and grow that’s just for kids. We appreciate everyone’s support of our programs this past 60 years and hope to keep inspiring more great futures along the way.Thank you,

.Matt Koumaras President & CEO

Welcome to the Team, Nicole Ketcher, Vice President of Development

Please join us in welcoming Nicole Ketcher as the new Vice President of Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Vista!
Nicole joins our team with over 16 years of nonprofit experience in North County. She was previously with Operation HOPE-North County where she spent 6 years in development helping grow programs, services and sustainability for families with children experiencing homelessness.
With strong family roots in the Vista community, she is excited and proud to continue serving in the City and now at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista in the very community she and her family grew up in.
Feel free to reach out to Nicole at nicole@bgcvista.com.

What’s happening at the Club

K-Kids Community Service Our Club kids led several fundraisers this school year to help support a cause they believe in-the San Diego Humane Society. They also were able to help feed the guinea pigs…San Diego adoption rates of guinea pigs are now at an all-time high

Puppet Shows We had a special guest visitor at the main clubhouse, Claude Jones, author of the Astro the Monster Series. The book series teaches kids about the importance of leadership through acceptance and empathy, communication, and anti-bullying skills, as well as teamwork, accountability, and responsibility.
Our club members enjoyed an interactive read-a-loud with the author along his puppet, Astro the Monster! Social-emotional learning is an important component of Boys and Girls Club programming, and this book series is a great fit for our after-school enrichment.

Spanish Programs
Club members at the main site are participating in an introductory Spanish language program.

Our Club kids had a great time at the April Egg-ROLL hosted by the Vista Skatepark Coalition; they got to practice skating around the gym, participate in a race and even took home goodie bags for participating.

Volunteer Spotlight

  North Coast Church Serve Your City 2023
152 volunteer served 636 hours over the course of 1 weekend, 2 days. A team led by volunteer Chris Findell from North Coast Church completed all projects on our wish list. The projects included: repainting our gym, repainting our boardroom, repainting our metal railing, touching up our snack area mural and creating two new murals by artists Courtney Ware and Kate Sherlock, deep cleaning carpets, removing and putting up new siding in program space, prepping summer crafts, lots of cleaning and organizing, the list goes on. To top of the weekend North Coast Church presented our organization with a check to share the generosity from their patrons and their appreciation for our longtime partnership and services to youth in the community.


Kids Night Out 2023A fun night for mentors to be paired with Club kids and highlight some of the wonderful programs we offer here at the Boys & Girl Club of Vista! Arts and crafts, music, STEM, interactive sports, games and more add to the fun and promote healthy lifestyles, academic success and character and leadership.

Space is Limited! Register Today!


Community Resources

RAFT will provide one-time cash distributions in the amount of $4,000 to families with children under 18 years of age and seniors, prioritizing those at risk of homelessness. This fund addresses the growing need for flexible funds, will connect recipients to resources that help them maximize the receipt of these funds and support them in planning for their future.


Boys & Girls Club of Vista | 410 W. California Ave, VIsta, CA 92083


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