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Ridgeline Academy (Elementary Campus)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale began partnering with Ridgeline Academy to provide summer camp and after-school programming to area kindergarten – 6th graders beginning on June 1, 2021.  Like all BGCS clubhouses, the Ridgeline Academy site will provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits, and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer caring relationships that reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility, and civic responsibility.

Location / Contact

Ridgeline Academy (Elementary Campus)
33625 N. Valley Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85085

Phone: (480) 344-5520

info@bgcs.org

Hours

Summer Camp
Mon – Fri 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Staff

Angelica Heras – Site Coordinator

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB




Summer Camp 2021


Week/DateWeekly ThemeSpecial Event
1: June 1 – 4Around the WorldJumping Castles
2: June 7 – 11Dino WeekDino Crew
3: June 14 – 18Summer SplashWater Jumping Castles
4: June 21 – 25Game ShowDJ/Dance Party
5: June 28 – July 2Fear FactorStar Wars
6: July 6 – 9All About KindnessTBD
7: July 12 – 16Ridgeline’s Got TalentMagician
8: July 19 – 23Ridgeline OlympicsJuggler
9: July 26 – 30End of Summer FunDeb’s Dragons

Surrounding Schools

The BGCS Ridgeline Academy site proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of our surrounding schools:

Elementary Schools (K-6th)

Anthem School
Diamond Canyon School
Gavilan Peak School
Caurus Academy
Anthem Preparatory Academy – Great Hearts

HARTLEY & RUTH BARKER BRANCH

The Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch offers a safe and affordable place for young people to spend time during critical non-school hours and school breaks. We provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits, and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer caring relationships and connections to new friends that reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.

Location / Contact

2311 N. Miller Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Phone: (480) 947-6331
Fax: (480) 248-7558
barker@bgcs.org

financialassistance@bgcs.org

Hours

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

After School Program

Monday – Friday
Youth: After School – 6:30 p.m.
Teens: After School – 7:00 p.m.

Summer/Breaks

Monday – Friday
Youth: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Teens: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Staff

David Debruin – Branch Director
Monica Rodriguez – Youth Development Supervisor
Beethoven Felix – Director of Teen Services
Tyren King – Sports & Fitness Coordinator

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB




SUMMER CAMP 2021


Week/DatesWeekly ThemeDress UpSpecial Event
1: June 1 – 4Animal PlanetFavorite AnimalDeb’s Dragons
2: June 7 – 11Carnival is in TownWacky WearJuggler
3: June 14 – 18The Land Before TimeDinosaurDino Crew
4: June 21 – 25S.T.E.A.M. WeekCareer DayMad Science
5: June 28 – July 2The Magic ShowWizardMagician
6: July 6 – 9Sports WeekSportsGames
7: July 12 – 16Color OlympcsTeam ColorsDance Party
8: July 19 – 25The SupersSuperhero or VillianInflatables
9: July 26 – 30Into the GalaxySpaceStar Wars

Surrounding Schools

The Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of our surrounding schools:

Elementary Schools

Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center (ANLC)
Hohokam
Hopi
Kiva
Navajo
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH)
Pima
Tavan
Tonalea
Yavapai

Middle Schools

Arcadia Neighborhood Learning Center (ANLC)
Ingleside
Supai

High Schools

Arcadia High School
Coronado High School

Branch History

Named after longtime supporters of the Boys & Girls Club, the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch opened its big blue doors in 1998. It officially replaced the Osborn Branch – the organization’s first location, which had been providing youth development services since 1958. The Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch provides national award-winning youth programming, year-round sports leagues, a technology lab, an art room, and a full-service teen center. It continues to be one of the most highly attended Branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

LEHI BRANCH

The Lehi Branch provides youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility, and civic responsibility.

LOCATION / CONTACT

1231 E. Oak,
Mesa, AZ 85203

Phone: (480) 850-4453
Fax: (480) 850-4448
Lehi@bgcs.org

HOURS

7th – 12th Grade Hours

Monday – Friday
3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

K-6th Grade Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Summer Camp:
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

STAFF

Melissa Bronston – Branch Director
Paul Cervantes – Youth Development Supervisor
Jaylin Gaston – Sports & Fitness Coordinator
Brianna Yates – Education Coordinator
Eric Sloan – Health & Life Skills Coordinator

 

What’s Happening at the Club?




Summer camp 2021


Week/DatesWeekly ThemeDress Up
1: June 1 – 4Club of ChampsAthlete
2: June 7 – 11Nasa WeekAstronaut / Outerspace
3: June 14 – 18Under the StarsOutdoors
4: June 21 – 25Land Before TImeDinosaurs
5: June 28 – July 2Heroes & SidekicksSuperheroes
6: July 6 – 9S.T.E.A.M. WeekScientists
7: July 12 – 16Carnival WeekCarnival Characters
8: July 19 – 22SummerweenHalloween Costumes
9: July 26 – 30Wolfpack WeekLehi Wolfpack Pride

SURROUNDING SCHOOLS

The Lehi Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of the surrounding schools:

Elementary Schools

Ishikawa
Kerr
Sequoia Lehi Charter School
Vista Grove Preparatory
Noah Webster Charter School
Lehi
Salt River

Middle Schools

Kino Jr.
Stapley Jr.

High Schools

Salt River
Westwood
Mountain View

TEENS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale offers teen services to members in grades 7-12. Programs are uniquely developed based on the needs and interests of the members that come through our doors. Field trips, events and programs are created to benefit teenage youth and help them grow socially and academically, while still keeping a focus on fun.

BRANCH HISTORY

Since opening its big blue doors in 2002, the Lehi Branch remains a collaborative effort between Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. The Branch was the organization’s second location to open on Indian Country and serves not only Native American youth on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community but all youth in the surrounding community.

Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch

The Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch s a safe, affordable place for young people during critical non-school hours and during school breaks. We provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends, and reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.

LOCATION / CONTACT

14605 N. Del Cambre
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Phone: (480) 344-5400
Fax: (480) 878-4540
McKee@bgcs.org

financialassistance@bgcs.org

HOURS

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Before School

Monday – Friday
Youth: 7 a.m.  –  Start of School

After School Program

Monday – Friday
Youth: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Monday-Thursday
Teens: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday
2:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 

Summer Camp Program

Monday-Friday
Youth 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Teen 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

STAFF

Lauren Stratton – Branch Director
Jarrin Rozenblad – Youth Development Supervisor
Yoshoub Timms – Sports & Fitness Coordinator
Trey Wilson – Teen Development Specialist

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB




SUMMER CAMP 2021


Week/DatesWeekly ThemeDress Up Day
(Friday)
Special Event/
Presentation
(Friday)
1: June 1 – 4Kick-Off to Summer!Party OutfitsDance
2: June 7 – 11Castle WeekDress to ImpressDeb’s Dragons
3: June 14 – 18Circus WeekCircusJuggler
4: June 21 – 25Under the SeaHawaiianWater Day
5: June 28 – July 2Prehistoric WeekJurrasicDino Crew
6: July 6 – 9Party in the USARed, White & BlueNone
7: July 12 – 16Space WeekOut of this WorldStar Wars
8: July 19 – 23Mad About ScienceMad ScientistMad Science
9: July 26 – 30Mystery WeekSpyMagician
10: August 2 – 6So Long to SummerOrange OutBounce Houses

SURROUNDING SCHOOLS

The McKee Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of the surrounding schools:

Elementary Schools

McDowell Mountain
Four Peaks (at Fountain Hills Middle School)
Fountain Hills Charter

Middle School

Fountain Hills Middle School
Fountain Hills Charter

High School

Fountain Hills High School

TEENS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale offers teen services to members in grades 7-12. Programs are uniquely developed based on the needs and interests of members. Field trips, events and programs are created to benefit teenage youth and help them grow socially and academically, while still keeping a focus on fun.

BRANCH HISTORY

Named after longtime supporters of the Boys & Girls Club and the Fountain Hills community, the Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch opened its big blue doors in 2004. The first dedicated facility to serve youth in Fountain Hills, the Branch location replaced Club services provided since 1996 in just a few classrooms at Four Peaks Elementary School. The Branch provides national award winning youth programming, year round sports leagues, technology lab, art room, a full service teen center and more.

Peach Springs Branch

The Peach Springs Branch is a safe, affordable place for young people during critical non-school hours and during school breaks. We provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.

LOCATION/
CONTACT

479 Diamond Creek Rd.
Peach Springs, AZ 86434
(928) 769-1801
FAX (928) 769-1803
PeachSprings@bgcs.org

HOURS

After School Program

Monday – Thursday
Youth: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Teens: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fridays
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer/Breaks

Monday – Friday
7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

STAFF

Amelia Sullivan – Branch Director
Cliffiny Mowa  – Youth Development Supervisor
Philana Gene – Teen Development Specialist
Deshay Benson – Front Desk Assistant

Emily Mapatis – Program Instructor

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB?




SUMMER CAMP 2021


Week/DateWeekly ThemeDress UpSpecial Event
1: June 1 – 4Carnival WeekCarnival CharactersPeach’s 15th Birthday
2: June 7 – 11NASA WeekAliensPolice Safety Presentation
3: June 14 – 18Around the WorldTouristNone
4: June 21 – 25Jurassic ParkDinosaursMovie & Snacks
5: June 28 – July 2Under the SeaBeach AttireWater Day
6: July 6 – 9Disney WeekFavorite Disney CharacterDrive in Movie: Cruella
7: July 12 – 16Sports WeekSports Jersey or ShirtBasketball Camp
8: July 19 – 23NiceklodeonNickelodeon CharacterBackpack Buddies
9: July 26 – 30Superheroes & VilliansSuperhero or VillianMovie & Snacks
10: August 2 – 6STEM/STEAM WeekScientistsScience Fair

SURROUNDING SCHOOLS

The Peach Springs Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of the surrounding schools:

School Districts

Peach Springs Elementary School

Valentine Elementary School

Seligman Unified School District #40

Kingman Unified School District #20

Boarding Schools

Chemawa Indian School (Salem, OR)

Sherman Indian High School (Riverside, CA)

Riverside Indian School (Anadarko, OK)

TEENS

The tribally funded Peach Springs Branch opened its big blue doors in 2006 in collaboration with the Hualapai Indian Community and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Located about 200 miles north of Scottsdale, the Peach Springs Branch sits along historic Route 66 and the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The Branch provides national award-winning youth programming, a technology lab, art room, teen programming and more. GO TO TEEN CENTER PAGE

BRANCH HISTORY

The tribally funded Peach Springs Branch opened its big blue doors in 2006 in collaboration with the Hualapai Indian Community and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. Located about 200 miles north of Scottsdale, the Peach Springs Branch sits along historic Route 66 and the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The Branch provides national award winning youth programming, technology lab, art room, teen programming and more.

Red Mountain Branch

In March 2018, the Red Mountain Branch moved from a one-room Club into the brand new SRPMIC Way of Life Facility (WoLF). Red Mountain Branch provides youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility. The Red Mountain Branch first opened its doors in 1998.

Location / Contact

in the Way of Life Facility (WoLF)
11725 E. Indian School Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

(480) 947-1798
RedMountain@bgcs.org

Hours

Summer/Breaks

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Staff

JP Saspe – Branch Director
Samantha Harris – Youth Development Supervisor
Brianna Yates – Education Coordinator
Angela DiCicco
 – Teen Development Specialist
Eric Sloan – Health & Life Skills Coordinator

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB?




SUMMER CAMP 2021


Week/DateWeekly ThemeMonday SwimmingWednesday SwimmingFriday Special Event
2: June 1 – 5Star Wars WeekClub Closed MondayGroups 4 – 6Star Wars Visit
3: June 7 – 11Harry Potter WeekGroups 1 – 3Groups 4 – 6Magician Visit
4: June 15 – 18Summer-WeenClub Closed MondayGroups 4 – 6Bounce House Visit
5: June 21 – 25Animal WeekGroups 1 – 3Groups 4 – 6Deb’s Dragons Visit
6: June 28 – July 2Carnival WeekGroups 1 – 3Groups 4 – 6Juggler Visit
7: July 6 – 9Christmas in JulyClub Closed MondayGroups 4 – 6None
8: July 12 – 16Jurrasic Park WeekGroups 1 – 3Groups 4 – 6Dino Crew Visit
9: July 19 – 23Music WeekGroups 1 – 3Groups 4 – 6DJ Visit
10: July 26 – 30Science WeekGroups 1 – 3Groups 4 – 6Mad Science Visit

SURROUNDING SCHOOLS

The Red Mountain Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of the surrounding schools:

Elementary Schools

Hermosa Vista Elementary
Ishikawa
Kerr
Whitman
Whittier
Salt River and Noah Webster

Middle School

Carson Jr.
Stapley Jr.
Salt River Jr.

High School

Westwood
Salt River
Mountain View

Teens

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale offers teen services to members in grades 7-12. Programs are uniquely developed based on the needs and interests of the members that come through our doors. Field trips, events and programs are created to benefit teenage youth and help them grow socially and academically, while still keeping a focus on fun.

The Thunderbirds Branch

The Thunderbirds Branch is a safe, affordable place for young people during critical non-school hours and during school breaks. We provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends, and reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility, and civic responsibility.

LOCATION / CONTACT

20199 N. 78th Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

(480) 538-9547
Fax: 480.247.7266
Thunderbirds@bgcs.org

HOURS

Office Hours:
(M-F) 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Before-School Program:
(M-F) 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

After-School Program:
(M-F) 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Summer/Breaks:
(M-F) 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

BRANCH STAFF

Liz Byrne – Branch Director
Allison Mertz – Youth Development Supervisor
Ariana Alvez – Teen Development Specialist
Joshua Honeycutt – Sports & Fitness Coordinator
Zandee Dickinson – Education Coordinator
Veronica Fasolino – Art Coordinator

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB




SUMMER CAMP 2021



Week/DateWeekly ThemeDress Up DaySpecial Event
1: May 24 – 28Welcome WeekColor OutCamp Thunderbird
2: June 1 – 4Cartoon WeekCartoon CharactersToon Town
3: June 7 – 11Superhero WeekHero/ VillianSuper Smashdown
4: June 14 – 18Decades WeekDecadesBack to the Future
5: June 21 – 25Video Game WeekVideo Game CharacterThunderbird Arcade
6: June 28 – July 2Food WeekFood/ SnacksFood Fest
7: July 6 – 9Holiday WeekHolidayHoliday Parade
8: July 12 – 16Animal KingdomAnimalsWild, Wild Safai
9: July 19 – 23Way Back WhenHistoricalRenaissance Fair
10: July 26 – 30Music WeekMusic StarsThunderPalooza
11: August 2- 6Red Carpet WeekDress to ImpressTalent Show

SURROUNDING SCHOOLS

The Thunderbirds Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Below please find a list of some surrounding schools. Ask about which schools provide transportation.

Elementary Schools

Grayhawk
Pinnacle Peak
Copper Ridge
Archway Scottsdale
Basis Scottsdale (Transportation NOT Provided)
Sandpiper Elementary

Middle School

Copper Ridge
Mountain Trails

High School

Pinnacle

BRANCH HISTORY

The Thunderbirds Branch opened its big blue doors in 2001 to meet the growing population demands in the Grayhawk and North Scottsdale communities. The Branch replaced a satellite site at Grayhawk Elementary which had been providing Boys & Girls Club programming since 1998. Proudly named after the Thunderbirds’ organization, a big supporter of the Club, the Branch provides national award winning youth programming, year round sports leagues, technology lab, art room, teen programming and more.

TEENS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale offers teen services to members in grades 7-12. Programs are uniquely developed based on the needs and interests of the members that come through our doors. Field trips, events and programs are created to benefit teenage youth and help them grow socially and academically, while still keeping a focus on fun.

Virginia G. Piper Branch

The Virginia G. Piper Branch is a safe, affordable place for young people during critical non-school hours and during school breaks. We provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.

LOCATION / CONTACT

10515 E Lakeview Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 860-1601
Fax: (480) 344-5533
piper@bgcs.org

financialassistance@bgcs.org

HOURS

Monday – Friday:
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

After-School Program

Monday – Friday
Youth 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Teens 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Summer/Breaks

Monday – Friday
Youth: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Teens: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

STAFF

Christian Sanft – Branch Director
Deidra Nietz – Youth Development Supervisor
Janine Doughty – Teen Development Supervisor
Joe Rodriguez – Sports & Fitness Coordinator
Ashley Yee – Program Coordinator

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB




SUMMER CAMP 2021


Week/DatesWeekly ThemeDress Up DaySpecial Event
1: June 1 – 4The Magic of Piper (30th Anniversary)90’s Dress-UpX
2: June 7-11Musical Adventure WeekSinger/MusicianDance Party
3: June 14 – 18Marvel WeekHeroes & VilliansSuperhero Training
4: June 21 – 25Around the World OlympicsSports/OlympicsThe Piper Games
5: June 28 – July 2Back to the BarnyardFarmers & AnimalsThe Club Fair
6: July 6 – 9Deborah’s RevengeRed, White, & BlueWater Day
7: July 12- 16Crazy Cartoon WeekCartoon CharactersSuper Silly Fun Land
8: July 19 – 23Space Week Star WarsJourney Around the Galaxy
9: July 26 – 30Pokemon WeekPokemonX

SURROUNDING SCHOOLS

The Piper Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of the surrounding schools:

Elementary Schools

Anasazi
Archway Cicero
Cheyenne

Cochise Elementary
Desert Canyon
Laguna
Pueblo
Redfield

Middle Schools

Desert Canyon
Mountainside
Mohave
Cicero Prep
Cocopah

High Schools

Desert Mountain
Chaparral
Cicero Prep
Saguaro

BRANCH HISTORY

Named after a longtime supporter of youth programming in Scottsdale, the Virginia G. Piper Branch opened in the Scottsdale Ranch community in 1991. Since opening its big blue doors, the Branch has added a full service Teen Center, year round sports leagues, national award winning programming and more. The Piper Branch was also the named an overall Best Club by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an honor given to one out of 4,000 Clubs worldwide, and continues to be one of the most highly attended Branches at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

TEENS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale offers teen services to members in grades 7-12. Programs are uniquely developed based on the needs and interests of the members that come through our doors. Field trips, events and programs are created to benefit teenage youth and help them grow socially and academically, while still keeping a focus on fun.

Vestar Branch

The Vestar Branch  is a safe, affordable place for young people during critical non-school hours and during school breaks. We provide youth development programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult. Professionally trained staff offer ongoing, caring relationships and connections to new friends reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.

Location / Contact

3975 E. Lockwood Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Phone: (480) 585-0170
Fax: (602) 466-2417
Vestar@bgcs.org

Hours

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Before-School Program
Monday – Friday
Youth: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

After-School Program
Monday – Friday
Youth: 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Teens: 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer / Breaks
Monday – Friday
Youth: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Teens: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Staff

Tyler Changet – Branch Director
Spencer Copen – Youth Development Supervisor
Bianca Murtic – Teen Development Specialist
Jared Walsh – Sports & Fitness Coordinator
Open Position – Art Coordinator
Open Position – Education Coordinator

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB




SUMMER CAMP 2021


Week/DateWeekly ThemeDress UpSpecial Events
1: May 24 – 28Pilot ShowTwinsFood Truck/ Spirit Day
2: Jne 1 – 4National GeographicPrehistoricBack in Time
3: June 7 – 11Wipeout WeekBeachWater Day
4: June 14 – 18MTV WeeekRockstarDance
5: June 21 – 25Vestar’s Got TalentFuture CareerClub Champions
6: June 28 – July 2SyFy ChannelAliensCosmic Vestar
7: July 6 – 9History ChannelOldVestar’s 14th Birthday
8: July 12 – 16Discovery ChannelScientistsSci-Friday
9: July 19 – 23Animal PlanetSafariWild Safari
10: July 26 – 30ESPNSports/ AthleteVestar Olympics
11: August 2 – 6Closing CreditsTalent Show, Dance, Carnival

Surrounding Schools

The Vestar Branch proudly accepts youth from all schools. Click to see some of the surrounding schools:

Elementary Schools

Wildfire
Desert Trails
Boulder Creek
Fireside
Copper Canyon

Middle Schools

Explorer
Mountain Trails

High Schools

Pinnacle
Horizon

History

In 2007 the Vestar Branch opened its big blue doors in the Desert Ridge community, being the organization’s first location to serve youth in the northeast Phoenix area. Since opening, the Branch provides national award winning youth programming, year round sports leagues, technology lab, art room, telepresence center and a full service teen center. The Vestar Branch was also the named an overall Best Club by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2012, an honor given to one out of 4,000 Clubs worldwide, and continues to be one of the most highly attended Branches at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

In 2018, a complete refresh was completed of the newly named Ellie & Michael Ziegler Teen Center, making the space state-of-art. In addition, a new half gym was added to the building.

Teens

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Ellie & Michael Ziegler Teen Center offers teen services to members in grades 7-12. Programs are uniquely developed based on the needs and interests of the members that come through our doors. Field trips, events and programs are created to benefit teenage youth and help them grow socially and academically, while still keeping a focus on fun.