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Manteca has 2 options for day camps
Club members find a spot to watch a cartoon in the game room at the Manteca Boys & Girls Club at 545 W. Alameda Ave.

School’s out in less than three weeks for Manteca Unified students.

That means working parents are scrambling to provide supervision for their children.

Manteca offers two options for supervised day camps with organized and unorganized activities through the Manteca Parks & Recreation Commission as well as the Manteca Boys & Girls.

Both programs start at 7 a.m. with the Manteca Parks & Recreation ending at  5:30 p.m. and the Boys & Girls program a half hour later at 6 p.m.

The Boys & Girls program is $75 a week — $75 less expensive than the $150 the Parks and Recreation Department charges. The Boys & Girls summer program starts a week earlier on June 3.  

Here is a rundown of the two programs:

Boys & Girls Sunrise Program

The Boys & Girls Club is nearing its 40th year of providing supervised programs for Manteca youth at its clubhouse at 545 W. Alameda St. employing professional staff.

The Sunrise Program operated in conjunction with the club’s regular programs runs Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting June 3 thru July 26. There is no program on July 4. It is open to 6 year olds in the first grade to 18 year olds in the 12th grade.

The cost is $75 a week per child or $25 a day. An annual membership of $60 must be purchased. That will allow the child to access club programs all year round after school until 7 p.m.

The program includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks every day as well as arts and crafts and physical activities.

The club offers a teen room, basketball gym, sports program, a games room with table games such as foosball, art and dance classes, a teen room, movies, STEM programs, martial arts, cooking classes, math club, reading club, ag in motion (garden club), and mentoring/tutoring among other offerings.

Special events are planned throughout the summer including a water day, board game contest, a trip to Lincoln Pool, hiking at Caswell State Park, a field trip to Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi, and sports week.

For more information call (209) 239-KIDS, drop by the club Monday through Friday at 545 W. Alameda St., or visit the website at

Limited space is available.

Manteca Parks & Recreation

 weekly summer camps

The Manteca Parks & Recreation weekly summer camps take place at Lincoln School  on Powers Avenue.

It begins June 10 and runs through July 26. The Monday through Friday program runs from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It  is open to ages 5 through 11 enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade.

The cost is $150 for a five day week and $125 for a four day week. There is a $10 discount off weekly rates for children in the same family.

Morning and afternoon snacks are provided but each child must bring their own sack lunch.

Weekly swimming lessons are offered at $28 a week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. at the Lincoln Pool. Open swim is available to all campers Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at no extra charge.

Each week has a theme and a field trip. The field trips or special events are AMC Showplace Theatres for the movie “Secret Lives of Pets  2” for the June 10-14 session; the Manteca Bowling Alley for the June 17-21  session; a dance and fitness instructor for the June 24-28 session; AMC Showplace Theatres to see “Toy Story 4” for the June July 1-5 session (no camp on July 4); Indoor Adventures in Stockton for the July 8-12 session; Manteca Bowling Alley for the July 15-19 session; and Aqua Adventure Water Park in Fremont for the July 22-26 session.

For more information call (209) 456-8600, drop by the Parks & Rec office at 252 Magnolia Ave. or visit

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email