Kinders and SHARK

The Blackfoot Community Center offers a program especially designed for Kinders. We provide before school childcare for kindergarten children that attend afternoon kindergarten at the Irving Kindergarten Center from 8:00 am to 11:45 am. We then take the children to school and pick them up for the afterschool SHARK program. We also provide childcare for those Kinders who attend morning kindergarten and need care from 11:15 am until normal SHARK hours begin. 
Kinder rate: $2.50 per hour 
(as invoiced, based on attendance before afterschool program hours)

Sample (for example purposes only, based on am kindergarten):
$2.50 per hour x 3 hours per day (10:30-1:30 M, 11:30-2:30 T-F)= $7.50
$7.50 per day x 5 days weekly = $37.50 per wk x 4.3 weeks per month= $161.00 monthly

plus $50.00 monthly SHARK fees (1/2 price for siblings) = $211.00 monthly

Kinder activities include snacks, transportation to and from the Irving Kindergarten Center, homework help and educationally-enriched activities, open arts and crafts, literacy building activities, music and movement games,  plenty of recess and playtime, and more!


S: snack
H: homework help
A: arts and crafts
R: recreation for
K: kids

S.H.A.R.K. is offered year round through our after-school program and our summer day-camp program!

The Blackfoot Community Center is thrilled to offer this fabulous service of safety, education, and fun to elementary children within the Blackfoot area!

SHARK After-School Club Hours:
Mondays 1:30–5:30 pm
Tuesdays – Fridays 2:30–5:30 pm

SHARK After-School Club Activities Include:

Daily Homework Help and Tutoring
Nutritious Snacks
Arts and Crafts
Tumbling and Gymnastics
Modern Woodmen Youth Service Club
Weekly Themed Electives and Workshops
Field Trips and Outings
Academic and Personal Enrichment

Membership is only $50.00* per month! 1/2 price for each additional child! (plus annual Registration Fee of $24.00)

Bus transportation to SHARK is available from all Blackfoot area elementary schools.

* Through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, we are able to offer after-school and summer tuition scholarships for families of financial need. For more information, and to apply for a 21st CCLC scholarship, please contact the Blackfoot Community Center at 785-8022. 

No one will be turned away for inability to pay.

SHARK SUMMER DAY CAMP (K-5th)  June 17th- August 23, 2013

Summer Day Camp hours: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Monday through Friday   

Day Camp Rates *:
$35.00 per week 

* Through a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant, we are able to offer after-school and summer tuition scholarships for families of financial need. For more information, and to apply for a 21st CCLC scholarship, please contact Sandra at the Blackfoot Community Center's Business Office  785-3121

For extended day camp hours, either before or after programming, the community center will be open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. For extended hours, add $40 per week.  An ADDITIONAL sibling discount is available. (NOTE: All non-subsidized rates include a $25 summer supply fee.)

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SHARK Camp Activities Include:
  • Weekly Themed Activities
  • Nutritious Snacks and Free Lunches
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Tumbling and Gymnastics
  • Modern Woodmen Youth Service Club Opportunities
  • Electives and Workshops
  • Local Field Trips and Outings to the Library, Community Garden, Swimming Pool, Bowling Alley and more!
  • Mentoring and Character Enrichment with Trained Professional Staff**
** The staff at the Blackfoot Community Center are amazing! They have been trained through monthly professional development courses, and are affiliated with the IDAHO Stars Quality Child Care program. They are also CPR/First Aid certified, and have passed a criminal background check through the Dept. of Health and Welfare.

Call Cassandra at 785-8022 to reserve a spot for your child(ren) today!

SHARK Summer Camp themes 
to be announced soon...

* The Blackfoot Community Center accepts ICCP and welcomes children at an hourly drop-in rate of $3.00 per hour or $15.00 per day 

SCUBA Youth Program  (6th-8th)
SCUBA Youth Summer Camp

SCUBA stands for Students Conquering Un-Believable Achievements

SCUBA Summer Camp is a leadership development program targeted for youth ages 12-14 that will be entering the 6th - 10th grade fall of 2013.

There is NO FEE for the program as it is fully funded through a Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.

For participants 13 years or older wanting to do the Ula ahi Youth Counselor elective (assisting with the younger kids program), a Background Check through Health and Welfare - $60.00 is required.

The program focuses are:
  •  character development
  •   service-learning and citizenship
  •  entrepreneurship and career exploration
  •  life skills, including fitness and health

Program Goal:  It is the mission of the Blackfoot Community Center to empower youth, families, and our community by providing opportunities for healthy emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth.  We seek to be a catalyst for positive youth development.  The SCUBA Youth Summer Program is one more way that we are working to fulfill this mission.   Our programs offer a positive approach to preventing at-risk behaviors and instill character and core values such as responsibility, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, teamwork, and build self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.
Participants will enjoy challenging activities while learning new skills and refining old ones.  They will also engage in meaningful service-learning activities that are developed and implemented by the youth themselves.

Call 785-8022 or 785-3121 Today to Enroll!