News & Updates

Hear about the great things happening at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista!

Girls Basketball & Co-Ed Soccer

BBall finals 050Please visit the Boys & Girls Club of Vista Athletics Site for registration, schedules and team standings or call Athletic Director Damon Marrero 760-724-6606 ext. 25.

Stay tuned for speciality skills camps and clinics during the summer for athletes of all levels.

Spring & Summer Day Camps

We’re open for Spring Day Camp for ages 5-18 March 27-31st from 7am-6:30pm at our California Avenue and Raintree Park Learning Center.  The Boys & Girls Club of Vista offers affordable, flexible and exciting camp options.  We offer a myriad of programs focusing on sports, games, technology and arts & crafts. $25 a day or $100 a week. Free for Club members after 2pm.   Discounted rates for am/pm for our Madison, Vista Magnet and VIDA Club kids.  Field trips are available for an extra cost and are available on a first come first served basis. Field trips include

This summer promises to be a lot of fun as well with several great theme weeks.  Our sports programs are designed to focus on team work, basic fundamentals, self-esteem and physical activity.

We’re excited to start our STEAM Rocketeers Club. We’ll be concentrating on our Summer Brain Gain technology and literacy programs to help curb the summer learning slide.  We’ll also have many fun field trips and special activities throughout the summer such as Padres games, Boomers, Balboa Park, Birch aquarium, fishing, bowling, movies, beach & more.   Lunch is provided at no additional cost thanks to Vista Unified.


Youth of the Year Awards!

A packed crowd enthusiastically cheered on 23 Club members at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista’s Youth of the Year awards celebration January 27th, 2017.  Ben Cabrera, a senior at Mission Vista High, was named the 2016 Youth of the Year.   Cabrera, 18, is actively involved in volunteering with the Club’s tutoring programs, Key Club, and helping out at local soup kitchens and retirement homes.  Cabrera hopes to attend a Cal-State University campus or UC school and major in psychology.  The distinguished award was presented by City of Vista Mayor Judy Ritter. She was accompanied by Vista City Council members John Aguilera & Amanda Young Rigby.  Other special guests included Joe Green, recently elected Vista City Council member and Boys & Girls Club of Vista alumni.

The Club’s new Boy Scout Troop 760 led the pledge of allegiance to kick start the night and assisted with the festivities. The national anthem was sung by Aleena Decoud (Grapevine), Mireya Gonzalez (VAPA) and Mo Bailey (Belle Mente Academy). Special guests included Vista City Council members John Aguilera, Amanda Young Rigby and Joe Green.

The Youth of the Year Keynote speaker was Dr. Eric Chagala, founding principal of VIDA.  He passionately spoke about the importance of failing forward and how everyone has the power to make a positive change.

From over 1580 Club members, the select group of Youth of the Year award winners included:

Jessica Padilla, Madison Middle School Youth of the Year

Fane Gerst, VIDA Youth of the Year

Grace Koumaras, Vista Magnet Youth of the Year

Angel Manuel Vasquez, Raintree Youth of the Year (Vista High)


Other award honorees included:

Julie Martinez (Rancho Buena Vista High) Education

Tiger Green (VIDA) Male Middle School Athlete

Yvette Ramos (Madison) Female Middle School Athlete

Kyle Bouzida, Madison Scholar

Shane Hagerty, Madison Athlete

Joseph Large, VIDA Scholar

Keelan Kunz-Rosario, VIDA Athlete

Anna Covaliov, Vista Magnet Scholar

Cynthia Molina, Vista Magnet Athlete

Yaira Perez, Raintree Scholar

Jose Larios, Raintree (Beaumont) Athlete

Aarion Swift (Maryland) Social Recreation

Brianna Robles (VAPA) Athletics

Aleena Decoud (Grapevine) Arts & Crafts

Kevin Sanchez (Maryland) Technology

Sophia Alvarez (Foothill Oak) Performing Arts

Janett Hernandez (Breeze Hill) Torch Club

Ana Mota (Maryland) Poetry

Have a Heart for Kids Award Nominees Needed

JRP_0250We are Boys & Girls Club of Vista is seeking nominations for its Have a Heart for Kids Award.   This recognition is given to one special individual that exemplifies “Outstanding Service to the Youth of Vista.”  This award is open to any individual that has dedicated themselves to youth through inspiring example and superb leadership.  Recent winners include Sue McLeod, J.C. Wynne, Joe Green, Nicole Baraibar & Nancy B. Jones. The winner will be honored for his/her commitment to youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Vista’s Diamond Ball May 6th, 2017 at the Sheraton Carlsbad.


Please submit nominations by April 1st to

Boys & Girls Club of Vista,

c/o Matt Koumaras

410 W. California Ave., Vista, CA 92083

Fax to 760-724-1159 or email: