Possible school pick-up locations.
(In order for BSAC to pick up at any school, a 5-student enrollment minimum is required from that school location.)
After-School students have the option to participate in a variety of clubs at no additional cost. All club curriculum is tied to Sunshine State Standards. These extracurricular clubs are intended to fill learning gaps and develop personal interests and hobbies. Registration for clubs is a first come first serve basis. Clubs cannot be filled past maximum capacity.
A sample of club options are listed below:
Join the BSAC Culinary Club! Students will learn how to safely prepare healthy meals and snacks while using basic cooking tools like measuring cups. The Culinary Club will provide well-rounded curriculum by covering meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Students will learn how to read nutrition labels, recipes, and budget meals accordingly. This club will explore foods from all around the world and teach corresponding history of regions. Students will also have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and community partners throughout the Culinary Club experience. Practice making your child’s favorite recipes at home as a family!
The Crafty Kids Club is for students who love to explore their imagination! Members will cut, paint, paste, and mold to create unique arts and crafts. Students will learn about corresponding holidays, artists, and impactful movements throughout history. The Crafty Kids club will cover various artistic techniques and methods while utilizing math and science skills to achieve desired results.
Students will have the opportunity to explore science and technology concepts at all stages of learning. They get to delve into the challenges facing today’s scientists, discover real-world math and science while building a challenge-related model using LEGO elements. Students learn to work together as a team and have the opportunity to compete against other sites.
An introductory to our Robotics club, the Lego club gives our younger students the opportunity to practice their math skills, team work and fine motor skills through counselor led projects using Lego’s.
Students will work with different members of the community and collaborate on student lead projects. They will learn about different community members through guest speakers, how to problem solve and work together to achieve a goal, how to raise money and budget for projects, and experience the gift of giving their time and energy to serve others.
BSAC has partnered with local community –based Gardeners to provide our students some insight on Farm to Table foods, the importance of knowing where your food comes from, and sustainability. Students can expect to get their hands dirty every week!
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. Odyssey of the mind proves that students can have fun while they learn.
Students will be using math and fine motor skills as they learn the fundamentals of building. We have partnered with local businesses to provide hands-on experience in construction and building, leadership, team-work and service.
After Care: Dismissal Until 6:00 p.m.
405 Beverly Blvd
Brandon, FL 33511-5507
Athena Howe: Ahowe@mybsac.org
813-689-0908 ext. 106
I can’t express how happy I am to have found BSAC’s after-school program. My son just started Kindergarten, a year of big changes in his young life. And, as a working mom, I had to find an afterschool program that picks up at his school. I selected one (not BSAC) and from the beginning it did not feel right, it was not a fit for us and Benjamin seemed unhappy. Since he told me he liked it, I chalked his reserve up to all the big changes… new school, new routine, new after-school program. But, I was always unsettled. My older son attended summer camp at BSAC several years ago and I decided to check into the after-school program.
Well, I can say it was the absolute best decision. The difference between BSAC and our other provider is night and day with the most noticeable difference being how happy Benji is now. He’s bouncy, chatty and eager to talk about his day, which was not something I got before. He loves going to BSAC. I see a big difference in his confidence and his exuberance. It’s obvious that BSAC is a nurturing environment and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. It might seem weird to hear, but I was thrilled when Benji looked disappointed that I was picking him up early one afternoon. He was having fun. Not wanting to leave is the ultimate kid test of any provider, and BSAC passed! He loves the counselors and he’s also taking swim classes twice a week, which he is enjoying. The outdoor physical activity at BSAC is perfect for kids in my opinion, especially in this age of electronics. The facility is clean, spacious and full of activities for kids of all ages.
Simply put, BSAC clearly makes kids the priority. The front desk staff is amazing, they are so helpful and responsive. The counselors clearly enjoy working with children and that makes all the difference in the world. I would recommend BSAC to anyone looking for an after-school program.
Thank you BSAC for all you and your team do!
Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center has exceeded my expectations. The program is absolutely amazing, and the staff is just terrific. Everyone is super friendly. Best of all – they are totally ENGAGED with the children. My son is in the 1st grade and is also hard of hearing. The entire staff has been so wonderful at understanding the small challenges he faces. After just a few days they fell into a routine that works for him. It is a perfect balance of an extension of his school day and playtime with his peers. It’s so great to get home after a long day and his homework is completed, allowing us quality family time. Thank you so much BSAC!