After-school programs

Educational and fun activities are offered after the school day at several district schools. Parents and students can choose from a variety of options including year-round programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs or weekly enrichment sessions such as chess club or science camp.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington

Students playing basketballThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington gives children and teens a positive and structured place to spend their afternoons and summer. The clubs provide fun, exciting activities that meet the needs and interests of young people. Clubs offer youth a place to call their own where they can feel comfortable with their peers. At the same time, young people can develop the skills they need to succeed in today’s world through educational programs designed to improve performance at school and help them develop a love of learning. Boys & Girls Club staff members provide positive adult guidance, modeling respect and how to be responsible, contributing members of society.

Boys & Girls Clubs are located in five Vancouver neighborhoods: The Clinton & Gloria John Clubhouse in Hazel Dell, the O.K. Clubhouse & Teen Turf Club in the Bagley Downs neighborhood, the Fruit Valley Club in the Fruit Valley neighborhood, Washington Elementary in the Rose Village neighborhood and the Heights O.K 2 Clubhouse in the Heights neighborhood.

409 NE Anderson Rd.
Clinton and Gloria John Clubhouse
Visit The Clinton and Gloria John Clubhouse website

Elise Menashe Teen Center
Visit the Elise Menashe Teen Center website

4100 Plomondon Rd. (Jim Parsley Community Center)

O.K. Clubhouse
Visit O.K. Clubhouse website

Teen Turf Club
Visit Teen Turf Club website

Kindergarten through fifth grade
3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd.
Visit the Fruit Valley Elementary Club website

Kindergarten through fifth grade
2908 S St.
Visit the Washington Elementary Club website

First grade through fifth grade
500 Council Bluffs Way
Heights O.K. 2 Clubhouse
Visit the Heights O.K. 2 Clubhouse website

YMCA after-school enrichment

The YMCA partners with the Vancouver School District to offer after-school enrichment experiences right at your child’s school. Classes include fitness, art, cooking, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art) and more! 

After-school enrichment classes are offered on all regular school days and early release Mondays at the following schools. 

  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Felida Elementary School
  • Lake Shore Elementary School
  • Minnehaha Elementary School
  • Salmon Creek Elementary School

Registered participants will go to the designated YMCA space in their school at the end of the school day. (This is usually the school cafeteria or a designated classroom.) Parent pickup is at or before 5:30 p.m.

If you don’t see your school listed below, please have your school’s PTO/PTA contact the YMCA to express interest in bringing these programs to your school.

For schedules and more information visit the YMCA website

Marshall Community Center

Teen after-school and late night at the SPOT

The Safe, Positive Outlet for Teens (SPOT) is a supervised place for middle and high school aged youth to hang out and meet new people. Basketball, board games, video games, air hockey, pool tables and ping-pong are available for free.