Superstition Mountain Branch
The Superstition Mountain Branch offers an after school program, teen leadership, youth sports leagues, homework, and tutoring assistance.
Nestled in the shadows of the Superstition Mountains and adjacent to the Tonto National Forest, Apache Junction is a wonderful location to commune with nature, enjoy the surroundings, and raise a family. The club here was founded in August 1994 by a group of citizens under the leadership of City Council Member Grace Hagner. In April 1998, the Boys & Girls Club of Apache Junction merged with Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley. Recently the name was changed in April 2016 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley - Superstition Mountain Branch to better reflect the areas that we serve. The town is east in the Phoenix-Mesa Metropolitan area just inside Pinal County and was incorporated in 1978.
Steeped in history, Apache Junction has been the focus of many people searching for gold and the "Lost Dutchman Gold Mine." It has been the supply center used for the creation of the Apache Trail and The Theodore Roosevelt Dam. The Salt River Canyon, Salt River, Roosevelt Lake, Canyon Lake, and Apache Lake are all close to this recreation area. Lost Dutchman State Park, established in 1977 and Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, established in 1976, are within 5 to 28 miles of town.
The Club is open 241 days a year and serves an average of 135 youth daily. The Club provides help to working families, single parents, and grandparents raising their grandchildren. Scholarships are provided to those in need. The staff members are involved with the community and want to help your children grow with an understanding of Character - Leadership, Education - Careers, Health - Life Skills, Sports, Fitness, Recreation, and the Arts.
Teen Center Hours
Monday – Friday
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
After School Program Youth Hours
Monday – Friday
2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
*We follow the hours of operation of the Local School District for school year: August 6, 2019 - May 22, 2020. Summer Program and Fall Break Hours: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (M-F)
Meet Your Club Leaders
RUSSELL ST. JOHN
Amenities and Programs
Our club offers a unique mix of after-school opportunities for kids and teenagers.
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high-yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.
Torch & Keystone Club
Our character and leadership development programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens. Acquiring skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. Youth will develop leadership skills and be provided opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to the Club community involvement, and celebrating our national heritage.
Good Character and Citizenship
Helping youth become responsible caring community members and acquiring skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. Youth also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community, and celebrating our national heritage.
These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment, and social and interpersonal skills.
Join Our Club
You can now register online or in the Club for school year and Summer Programs. If you are a new member, your registration will have to be approved by Club staff before you can complete your registration. This typically happens within 48 hours. If you have additional questions, please contact your Branch Assistant and they can help. You can also download this tutorial for any issues with registration. We give parents the option to pay monthly, by semester or for the whole school year.
|Youth Membership (6-12 years)*||Teen Membership (13–19 years)*|
|Annual Youth membership dues are $30||Annual Teen membership dues are $15|
|Monthly school-year youth program fees are just $45 per month. Fees are due on the first day of the month.||Monthly school-year teen program fees are just $45 per month. Fees are due on the first day of the month.|
|Summer Programs are $XX per week, per child. Program fees are charged per session.||Summer Programs are $XX per week, per child. Program fees are charged per session.|
Transportation Fee: $30 Monthly
Club picks up from:
Sousa Elementary, Leading Edge Academy,
Brinton, and Cambridge Academy
AJ & AJ Charter Schools bus to Club for ASP;
Parent needs to call AJUSD 480-982-1110 X2200 to arrange from Superstition Elementary, Desert Vista, Cactus Canyon, Peralta, Excalabor, Avalon, AJ Middle School, AJ High School.
Schools not listed, require parents to call that school's transportation department.
We are here to support you and your family!
At the Club, we keep our kids safe, provide them with resources and space to accomplish their homework, let them play, and instill values focused on leadership, character and friendship. Club kids enjoy nutritious, hot meals and healthy snacks. Nearly 95% of BGCMP juniors and seniors expect to graduate from high school, surpassing the State average.
Our proven programs are delivered by trained, caring Youth Development Professionals in a safe environment that encourages kids to explore their interests, conquer their fears, make new friends and follow their dreams!
Hours During Breaks: 7:00am - 6:00pm for 2019 - 2020
- Fall Break: September 30 - October 11
- Winter Break: December 23 - January 3
- Spring Break: March 9 - 13
- Thursday July 4, 2019 - Independence Day
- Monday September 2, 2019 - Labor Day
- Thursday November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day
- Friday November 29, 2019 - Day After Thanksgiving
- Wednesday December 25, 2019 - Christmas Day
- Wednesday January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day
- Monday January 20, 2020 - Martin Luther King
- Monday February 17, 2020 - Presidents Day
- Monday May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day
Our trained, caring staff keep our members safe after school, provide proven enrichment programs and help youth discover their potential.
Youth Development Professionals are trained to create the highest quality Club experience for our members and they get to enjoy many of the special programs our members participate in.
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