There are many extracurricular activities in the Bay Area and beyond to support a young person’s well-being, permanency, education, career, and independent living skills. Below are some general activity guides to spark inspiration as well as some highlighted activities that we recommend exploring with your youth. Know of some great activities not listed below? Contact your Case Supervisor to let them know!
GENERAL ACTIVITY GUIDES
Looking for some activity ideas and inspiration? Please check out the following resources from our community partners:
A detailed overview of activity ideas from our neighbor, CASA of Silicon Valley: CASA Activity Ideas
These city-specific resource lists created by our friends at the Youth Opportunity Scholarship Program: Resource Lists by City
This searchable database of affordable Bay Area activities from InPlay: Affordable Summer and After School Activities
HIGHLIGHTED EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Presidio YMCA Swimming
Rec Swim: Saturdays and Sundays from 1-6pm. Cost is free. Contact Amanda Ables at [email protected] to learn more.
Teen and Youth Swim Lessons: Times vary. Cost is $10/class (SFCASA can cover this). Contact Kate Eaneman at [email protected] to learn more.
TAY Swim Lessons: For transitional aged youth ages 18-21 to learn how to swim. This can lead to lifeguard training and employment in the future. Contact Kate Eaneman at [email protected] to learn more.
AcroSports - Special Needs Open Gym; AcroSports offers a fun filled week of jumping, bouncing, and clowning around while promoting physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Experienced in Circus Arts gives kids a chance to build strength, flexibility, and mind body awareness while also offering the understanding that skills are earned and success comes through an application effort. They will begin to host open sessions every Saturday for youth with special needs starting at $15 per session. Click here to visit their website.
Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors; Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors seeks to make all aspects of sailing accessible. Membership is open to people with disabilities and their families, friends, caregivers and assistants. Membership dues are $50/year for individuals or $100 for families, and cover all the sailing you can stand. Click here to view their website.
Mobile Rec Program; Brought to you by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, the primary goal is to introduce youth to recreational activities that are fun, challenging, and encourage them to "Get out and Play" now and during their entire lives. Activities include the mobile rock-climbing wall, skateboarding/BMX on Fresh Park equipment (ramps, rails and manual pads), disc golf, and sea kayaking. Click here for more information.
San Francisco Choral Society; The SF Choral Society offers complimentary tickets to their concerts to students in junior and senior high school so that they may see the Choral Arts in action and be introduced to a concert experience. Adults are welcome to accompany their CASA youth, but only the Tickets for Kids are free. Click here to choose a performance and then contact the City Box Office or call them at (415) 392-4400 to request tickets. CASA youth will be seated next to the "paying" adult, or if no adult is present, the tickets will be available at will call the night of the show.
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) San Francisco; Kids Enjoy Exercise Now San Francisco is a national nonprofit, volunteer-led organization that provides free one-to-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with developmental delays and physical disabilities. Click here for more information.